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E8–9401 Filed 4–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2008–0041] National Protection and Programs Directorate; the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) Quarterly Update National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS. ACTION: Update of CIPAC council membership. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the establishment of the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) by notice published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2006. See 71 FR 14930. That notice identified the purpose of CIPAC as well as its membership. This notice provides (i) a brief description of the CIPAC purpose, composition, and structure; (ii) notice of the Secretary’s renewal of the CIPAC Charter; and (iii) instructions for obtaining the CIPAC membership roster and other information on the Council and its activities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlos Kizzee, Deputy Director, E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 23476 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 84 / Wednesday, April 30, 2008 / Notices Partnership Programs and Information Sharing Office, Partnership and Outreach Division, Office of Infrastructure Protection, National Protection and Programs Directorate, United States Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528, telephone (703) 235–3635 or via e-mail at carlos.kizzee@dhs.gov. Responsible DHS Official: Nancy J. Wong, Director Partnership Programs and Information Sharing Office, Partnership and Outreach Division, Office of Infrastructure Protection, National Protection and Programs Directorate, United States Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528, telephone (703) 235–3667 or via e-mail at nancy.wong@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose and Activities: CIPAC facilitates interaction between government officials and representatives of the community of owners and/or operators for each of the critical infrastructure or key resource (CIKR) sectors defined by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 (HSPD–7) and identified in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP). The scope of activities covered by CIPAC includes planning; coordinating among government and CIKR owner/operator security partners; implementing security program initiatives; conducting operational activities related to critical infrastructure protection security measures, incident response, recovery, infrastructure resilience, reconstituting CIKR assets and systems for both manmade as well as naturally occurring events; and sharing threat, vulnerability, risk mitigation, and infrastructure continuity information and best practices. Organizational Structure: CIPAC members are organized into the seventeen HSPD–7 critical infrastructure and/or key resource sectors. Additionally, on March 3, 2008, pursuant to authority defined by HSPD– 7 which directs DHS to ‘‘evaluate the need for and coordinate the coverage of additional critical infrastructure and key resources categories over time, as appropriate,’’ and, section 201(d)(5) of the Homeland Security Act [6 U.S.C 121(d)(5)], which directs the Secretary of Homeland Security ‘‘to develop a comprehensive national plan for securing the key resources and critical infrastructure of the United States,’’ the Secretary of Homeland Security recognized an additional sector; the Critical Manufacturing sector. Within all of the sectors containing private sector CIKR owners/operators there generally exists a Sector VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:09 Apr 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 Coordinating Council (SCC) that includes CIKR owners and/or operators or their representative trade associations. 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Membership: CIPAC Membership includes (i) CIKR owner and/or operator members of an SCC; (ii) trade association members representing the interests of CIKR owners and/or operators that own and invest in infrastructure assets or in the systems and processes to secure them, or representing CIKR owners and/or operators whom are held responsible by the public for CIKR operations and the response and recovery when their CIKR assets and systems are disrupted who are members of an SCC; (iii) each sector’s Government Coordinating Council (GCC); and, based upon DHS’ recent establishment of this council; (iv) State, local, Tribal, and Territorial governmental officials comprising the DHS State, Local, Tribal, Territorial GCC. Notice of CIPAC Renewal: On March 20, 2008 the Secretary of Homeland Security extended CIPAC for a period of two years. The current CIPAC Charter reflecting the Secretary’s action is available on the CIPAC Web site. The CIPAC Charter also reflects the Secretary’s designation of the Critical Manufacturing Sector as the newest addition to the CIKR Sector Partnership in the NIPP partnership framework. CIPAC Membership Roster and Council Information: The current roster of CIPAC membership is published on the CIPAC Web site (http:// www.dhs.gov/cipac). That Web site is updated as the CIPAC membership changes. Members of the public may visit the CIPAC Web site at any time to obtain information on CIPAC membership as well as a record of CIPAC meetings and events. Dated: April 11, 2008. Nancy Wong, Designated Federal Officer for the CIPAC. [FR Doc. E8–9420 Filed 4–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2008–0038] Designation of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan Critical Manufacturing Sector National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice informs the public that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated Critical Manufacturing as an additional critical infrastructure sector under the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) and, as part of a comprehensive national review process, solicits public comment on the actions necessary to incorporate this sector into the NIPP framework. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 10, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments must be identified by docket number DHS– 2008–0038 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: Nipp@dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Facsimile: 703–235–3057. • Mail: R. James Caverly, NPPD/IP/ POD; Mail Stop 8530, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, SW., Washington, DC 20528–8530. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket No. DHS-2008-0041]


National Protection and Programs Directorate; the Critical 
Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) Quarterly Update

AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS.

ACTION: Update of CIPAC council membership.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the 
establishment of the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory 
Council (CIPAC) by notice published in the Federal Register on March 
24, 2006. See 71 FR 14930. That notice identified the purpose of CIPAC 
as well as its membership. This notice provides (i) a brief description 
of the CIPAC purpose, composition, and structure; (ii) notice of the 
Secretary's renewal of the CIPAC Charter; and (iii) instructions for 
obtaining the CIPAC membership roster and other information on the 
Council and its activities.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlos Kizzee, Deputy Director,

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Partnership Programs and Information Sharing Office, Partnership and 
Outreach Division, Office of Infrastructure Protection, National 
Protection and Programs Directorate, United States Department of 
Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528, telephone (703) 235-3635 or 
via e-mail at carlos.kizzee@dhs.gov.
    Responsible DHS Official: Nancy J. Wong, Director Partnership 
Programs and Information Sharing Office, Partnership and Outreach 
Division, Office of Infrastructure Protection, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate, United States Department of Homeland Security, 
Washington, DC 20528, telephone (703) 235-3667 or via e-mail at 
nancy.wong@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Purpose and Activities: CIPAC facilitates interaction between 
government officials and representatives of the community of owners 
and/or operators for each of the critical infrastructure or key 
resource (CIKR) sectors defined by Homeland Security Presidential 
Directive 7 (HSPD-7) and identified in the National Infrastructure 
Protection Plan (NIPP). The scope of activities covered by CIPAC 
includes planning; coordinating among government and CIKR owner/
operator security partners; implementing security program initiatives; 
conducting operational activities related to critical infrastructure 
protection security measures, incident response, recovery, 
infrastructure resilience, reconstituting CIKR assets and systems for 
both man-made as well as naturally occurring events; and sharing 
threat, vulnerability, risk mitigation, and infrastructure continuity 
information and best practices.
    Organizational Structure: CIPAC members are organized into the 
seventeen HSPD-7 critical infrastructure and/or key resource sectors. 
Additionally, on March 3, 2008, pursuant to authority defined by HSPD-7 
which directs DHS to ``evaluate the need for and coordinate the 
coverage of additional critical infrastructure and key resources 
categories over time, as appropriate,'' and, section 201(d)(5) of the 
Homeland Security Act [6 U.S.C 121(d)(5)], which directs the Secretary 
of Homeland Security ``to develop a comprehensive national plan for 
securing the key resources and critical infrastructure of the United 
States,'' the Secretary of Homeland Security recognized an additional 
sector; the Critical Manufacturing sector.
    Within all of the sectors containing private sector CIKR owners/
operators there generally exists a Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) 
that includes CIKR owners and/or operators or their representative 
trade associations. Each of the sectors also has a Government 
Coordinating Council (GCC) whose membership includes a lead Federal 
agency that is defined as the Sector Specific Agency (SSA), and all of 
the relevant Federal, State, local, Tribal, and/or Territorial 
government agencies (or their representative bodies) whose mission 
interests also involve the scope of the CIPAC activities for that 
particular sector.
    Membership: CIPAC Membership includes (i) CIKR owner and/or 
operator members of an SCC; (ii) trade association members representing 
the interests of CIKR owners and/or operators that own and invest in 
infrastructure assets or in the systems and processes to secure them, 
or representing CIKR owners and/or operators whom are held responsible 
by the public for CIKR operations and the response and recovery when 
their CIKR assets and systems are disrupted who are members of an SCC; 
(iii) each sector's Government Coordinating Council (GCC); and, based 
upon DHS' recent establishment of this council; (iv) State, local, 
Tribal, and Territorial governmental officials comprising the DHS 
State, Local, Tribal, Territorial GCC.
    Notice of CIPAC Renewal: On March 20, 2008 the Secretary of 
Homeland Security extended CIPAC for a period of two years. The current 
CIPAC Charter reflecting the Secretary's action is available on the 
CIPAC Web site. The CIPAC Charter also reflects the Secretary's 
designation of the Critical Manufacturing Sector as the newest addition 
to the CIKR Sector Partnership in the NIPP partnership framework.
    CIPAC Membership Roster and Council Information: The current roster 
of CIPAC membership is published on the CIPAC Web site (http://
www.dhs.gov/cipac). That Web site is updated as the CIPAC membership 
changes. Members of the public may visit the CIPAC Web site at any time 
to obtain information on CIPAC membership as well as a record of CIPAC 
meetings and events.

    Dated: April 11, 2008.
Nancy Wong,
Designated Federal Officer for the CIPAC.
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