National Incident Management System Intelligence/Investigations Function Guidance Document, 78378-78379 [E8-30332]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 78378 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 246 / Monday, December 22, 2008 / Notices without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act notice that is available on the Privacy and Use Notice link on the Administration Navigation Bar of http://www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. Submitted comments may also be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Schweitzer, Executive Director, National Preparedness Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, 202–646–3234. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 28, 2003, the President issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive—5 (HSPD–5), Management of Domestic Incidents, which directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS). This system provides a consistent nationwide template to enable Federal, State, tribal, and local governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity. This consistency provides the foundation for utilization of NIMS for all incidents, ranging from daily occurrences to incidents requiring a coordinated Federal response. NIMS represents a core set of doctrines, concepts, principles, terminology, and organizational processes that enables effective, efficient, and collaborative incident management. One of the elements of NIMS is the credentialing of personnel that may respond to disasters. The Guideline provides guidance on how to best credential the personnel who respond to incidents, including large-scale terrorist attacks and catastrophic natural disasters that require inter-State deployable mutual aid. The Guideline will encourage interoperability among Federal, State, and local officials and will facilitate deployment for response and/or restoration. The Guideline will allow incident commanders to exercise enhanced access control in times of crisis. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Dec 19, 2008 Jkt 217001 For non-Federal stakeholders, the Guideline will help ensure that when called upon for mutual aid, emergency response officials from multiple jurisdictions and sectors will have interoperable processes. This will enable emergency response officials to spend less time processing and being processed and more time responding to the incident. The Guideline is built upon scalable, flexible, and adaptable coordinating structures to align key roles and responsibilities across the Nation. It describes specific authority and best practices for managing interstate disasters and integrates credentialing within the Incident Command System. FEMA solicits comments on the draft Guideline, which is available in Docket ID FEMA–2008–0015 at http:// www.regulations.gov. Authority: Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107–296, as amended; Homeland Security Presidential Directive—5, Management of Domestic Incidents, and Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, Public Law 110–53, Section 408 and 409. Dated: December 8, 2008. R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–30333 Filed 12–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–21–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2008–0016] National Incident Management System Intelligence/Investigations Function Guidance Document AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting comments on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Intelligence/Investigations Function Guidance Document (NIMS I&I). This document provides guidance on utilizing and integrating the Intelligence/Investigations Function while adhering to the concepts and principles of the NIMS. NIMS I&I presents information intended for the ICS practitioner that will assist in the decision-making process regarding the placement of the Function within the command structure, and provides tools PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that may be used while implementing the Function. The Function has aspects that cross disciplines, including traditional law enforcement, epidemiological investigations, regulatory investigations, and medical examiner/coroner investigations, as well as those conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board or other investigatory agencies. This Function can be utilized for planned events, as well as incidents. DATES: Comments must be received by January 21, 2009. ADDRESSES: The NIMS I&I is available online at http://www.regulations.gov. You may also view a hard copy of the NIMS I&I at the Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. You may submit comments on the NIMS I&I, identified by Docket ID FEMA–2008–0016, using one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments, to the proper Docket ID. E-mail: FEMA-POLICY@dhs.gov. Include Docket ID in the subject line of the message. Fax: 866–466–5370. Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Regulation & Policy Team, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. Instructions: All Submissions received must include the agency name and Docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act notice that is available on the Privacy and Use Notice link on the Administration Navigation Bar of http://www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. Submitted comments may also be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Schweitzer, Executive Director, National Preparedness Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, 202–646–3234. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 246 / Monday, December 22, 2008 / Notices On February 28, 2003, the President issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive–5 (HSPD–5), Management of Domestic Incidents, which directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS). This system provides a consistent nationwide template to enable Federal, State, tribal, and local governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity. This consistency provides the foundation for utilization of NIMS for all incidents, ranging from daily occurrences to incidents requiring a coordinated Federal response. NIMS represents a core set of doctrines, concepts, principles, terminology, and organizational processes that enables effective, efficient, and collaborative incident management. One of the elements of NIMS is the Intelligence/ Investigations Function within the Incident Command System (ICS). This document provides guidance on utilizing and integrating the Intelligence/Investigations Function while adhering to the concepts and principles of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The Intelligence/Investigations Function within the Incident Command System (ICS) provides a flexible and scalable framework that will allow for the integration of intelligence and investigations activities and information. This guidance and the accompanying Intelligence/ Investigations Field Operations Guide (IIFOG) are applicable in all situations involving intelligence/investigations information, ranging from everyday operations that utilize conventional unclassified information, to terrorist incidents where the information is classified at the highest levels and requires the incorporation of national intelligence capabilities provided by U.S. Intelligence Community assets. The document presents information intended for the ICS practitioner (including the Incident Commander/ Unified Command) that will assist in the decision-making process regarding the placement of the Function within the command structure, and provides tools that may be used while implementing the Function. The activities and information that are at the core of this Function are often viewed as primary responsibilities of ‘‘traditional’’ law enforcement. In many cases, intelligence/investigations duties mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Dec 19, 2008 Jkt 217001 are fulfilled by law enforcement department/agencies, but this Function has aspects that cross disciplines. ‘‘Nontraditional,’’ non-law enforcement forms of investigation might include epidemiological investigations, regulatory investigations, and medical examiner/coroner (ME/C) investigations, as well as those conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board or other investigatory agencies. Moreover, this Function can be utilized for planned events, as well as incidents. FEMA solicits comments on the draft NIMS I&I, which is available in Docket ID FEMA–2008–0016 at http:// www.regulations.gov. Authority: Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended, 6 U.S.C. 101 et seq.; Homeland Security Presidential Directive—5, Management of Domestic Incidents; and Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, Public Law 110–53, Section 408 and 409. Dated: December 12, 2008. R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–30332 Filed 12–19–08; 8:45 am] 78379 or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344–1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://cbp.gov/ xp/cgov/import/operations_support/ labs_scientific_svcs/ commercial_gaugers/. DATES: The accreditation and approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as commercial gauger and laboratory, became effective on May 21, 2008. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for May 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randall Breaux, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, 202–344–1060. Dated: December 12, 2008. Ira S. Reese, Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services. [FR Doc. E8–30338 Filed 12–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P BILLING CODE 9110–21–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of accreditation and approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a commercial gauger and laboratory. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek USA, Inc., 1848 Suntide Road, Corpus Christi, TX 78409, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of accreditation and approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a commercial gauger and laboratory. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek USA, Inc., 5401 Evergreen Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32208, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 246 (Monday, December 22, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2008-0016]


National Incident Management System Intelligence/Investigations 
Function Guidance Document

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting 
comments on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) 
Intelligence/Investigations Function Guidance Document (NIMS I&I). This 
document provides guidance on utilizing and integrating the 
Intelligence/Investigations Function while adhering to the concepts and 
principles of the NIMS. NIMS I&I presents information intended for the 
ICS practitioner that will assist in the decision-making process 
regarding the placement of the Function within the command structure, 
and provides tools that may be used while implementing the Function. 
The Function has aspects that cross disciplines, including traditional 
law enforcement, epidemiological investigations, regulatory 
investigations, and medical examiner/coroner investigations, as well as 
those conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board or other 
investigatory agencies. This Function can be utilized for planned 
events, as well as incidents.

DATES: Comments must be received by January 21, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The NIMS I&I is available online at http://
www.regulations.gov. You may also view a hard copy of the NIMS I&I at 
the Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 
835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. You may submit comments 
on the NIMS I&I, identified by Docket ID FEMA-2008-0016, using one of 
the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments, to the proper Docket ID.
    E-mail: FEMA-POLICY@dhs.gov. Include Docket ID in the subject line 
of the message.
    Fax: 866-466-5370.
    Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Regulation & Policy Team, Office of 
Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.
    Instructions: All Submissions received must include the agency name 
and Docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or 
material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will 
include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting 
this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act 
notice that is available on the Privacy and Use Notice link on the 
Administration Navigation Bar of http://www.regulations.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://
www.regulations.gov. Submitted comments may also be inspected at FEMA, 
Office of Chief Counsel, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20472.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Schweitzer, Executive Director, 
National Preparedness Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 
500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, 202-646-3234.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 28, 2003, the President issued 
Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5 (HSPD-5), Management of 
Domestic Incidents, which directed the Secretary of Homeland Security 
to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS). 
This system provides a consistent nationwide template to enable 
Federal, State, tribal, and local governments, the private sector, and 
nongovernmental organizations to work together to prevent, protect 
against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of 
incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity. This 
consistency provides the foundation for utilization of NIMS for all 
incidents, ranging from daily occurrences to incidents requiring a 
coordinated Federal response. NIMS represents a core set of doctrines, 
concepts, principles, terminology, and organizational processes that 
enables effective, efficient, and collaborative incident management. 
One of the elements of NIMS is the Intelligence/Investigations Function 
within the Incident Command System (ICS).
    This document provides guidance on utilizing and integrating the 
Intelligence/Investigations Function while adhering to the concepts and 
principles of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The 
Intelligence/Investigations Function within the Incident Command System 
(ICS) provides a flexible and scalable framework that will allow for 
the integration of intelligence and investigations activities and 
information. This guidance and the accompanying Intelligence/
Investigations Field Operations Guide (IIFOG) are applicable in all 
situations involving intelligence/investigations information, ranging 
from everyday operations that utilize conventional unclassified 
information, to terrorist incidents where the information is classified 
at the highest levels and requires the incorporation of national 
intelligence capabilities provided by U.S. Intelligence Community 
assets. The document presents information intended for the ICS 
practitioner (including the Incident Commander/Unified Command) that 
will assist in the decision-making process regarding the placement of 
the Function within the command structure, and provides tools that may 
be used while implementing the Function.
    The activities and information that are at the core of this 
Function are often viewed as primary responsibilities of 
``traditional'' law enforcement. In many cases, intelligence/
investigations duties are fulfilled by law enforcement department/
agencies, but this Function has aspects that cross disciplines. 
``Nontraditional,'' non-law enforcement forms of investigation might 
include epidemiological investigations, regulatory investigations, and 
medical examiner/coroner (ME/C) investigations, as well as those 
conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board or other 
investigatory agencies. Moreover, this Function can be utilized for 
planned events, as well as incidents.
    FEMA solicits comments on the draft NIMS I&I, which is available in 
Docket ID FEMA-2008-0016 at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Authority: Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended, 6 U.S.C. 
101 et seq.; Homeland Security Presidential Directive--5, Management 
of Domestic Incidents; and Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 
Commission Act of 2007, Public Law 110-53, Section 408 and 409.

    Dated: December 12, 2008.
R. David Paulison,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
 [FR Doc. E8-30332 Filed 12-19-08; 8:45 am]
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