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AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice requests individuals interested in serving on an Area Maritime Security Committee in any Captain of the Port Zone, nationwide, to submit their applications for membership to their local Captain of the Port. These committees advise the Secretary of DHS, through the Coast PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Guard, on matters relating to maritime security in their geographic area. DATES: Requests for membership should reach the applicable Captain of the Port by January 21, 2009. ADDRESSES: Applications for membership should be submitted to your local Captain of the Port at the following address(s): SECTOR ANCHORAGE, 510 L STREET-SUITE 100, ANCHORAGE, AK 99501–1946, POC: Jim Hubbard, Primary Phone: (907) 271–6700. SECTOR BALTIMORE, 2401 HAWKINS POINT RD, BALTIMORE, MD 21226, POC: Rick Sparacino, Primary Phone: (410) 576–2561. SECTOR BOSTON, 427 COMMERCIAL ST, BOSTON, MA 02109, POC: Phillip Smith, Primary Phone: (617) 223–3025. SECTOR BUFFALO, 1 FUHRMANN BLVD, BUFFALO, NY 14203, POC: Timothy Balunis, Primary Phone: (716) 843–9315. SECTOR CHARLESTON, 196 TRADD ST, CHARLESTON, SC 29401, POC: James Mahney, Primary Phone: (843) 724–7600. SECTOR CORPUS CHRISTI, 8930 OCEAN DR., CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78419, POC: John Zarbock, Primary Phone: (361) 939–6393. SECTOR DELAWARE BAY, 1 WASHINGTON AVE, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147, POC: Robert Ward, Primary Phone: (215) 271–4800. SECTOR DETROIT, 110 MOUNT ELLIOTT ST, DETROIT, MI 48207, POC: Matthew Hoppe, Primary Phone: (313) 568–9600. MARINE SAFETY UNIT DULUTH, 600 S LAKE AVE., DULUTH, MN 55802, POC: Jared Angelle, Primary Phone: (218) 720–5286. SECTOR GUAM, PSC 455 BOX 176, FPO, GU 96540, POC: LT Amy Wirts, Primary Phone: (671) 355–4900. CG SECTOR HAMPTON ROADS, 4000 COAST GUARD BOULEVARD, PORTSMOUTH, VA 23703, POC: Rodger Tomlinson, Primary Phone: (757) 668–5555 Ext. 2. SECTOR HONOLULU, 400 SAND ISLAND PARKWAY, HONOLULU, HI 96819, POC: William Deluca, Primary Phone: (808) 842–2640. SECTOR HOUSTON-GALVESTON, 9640 CLINTON DRIVE, HOUSTON, TX 77029, POC: John Walker, Primary Phone: (713) 671–5100. SECTOR JACKSONVILLE, 4200 OCEAN STREET, ALTANTIC BEACH, FL 32233, POC: Thomas Taylor, Primary Phone: (904) 564–7500. USCG SECTOR JUNEAU, 2760 SHERWOOD LANE, SUITE 2A, JUNEAU, AK 99801–8545, POC: Robert E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices Edwardson, Primary Phone: (907) 463– 2450. SECTOR KEY WEST, 100 TRUMBO POINT ANNEX, KEY WEST, FL 33040, POC: LTJG Anna Dixon, Primary Phone: (305) 292–8722. SECTOR LAKE MICHIGAN, 2420 S LINCOLN MEMORIAL DR, MILWAUKEE, WI 53207, POC: Thomas Lake, Primary Phone: (414) 747–7100. SECTOR LONG ISLAND SOUND, 120 WOODWARD AVE, NEW HAVEN, CT 06512, POC: Scot Graham, Primary Phone: (203) 468–4401. SECTOR LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH, 1001 S. SEASIDE AVE., BLDG 20, SAN PEDRO, CA 90731, POC: Chris Hogan, Primary Phone: (310) 521–3600. SECTOR LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER, #2 AUCTION AVE., MEMPHIS, TN 38105, POC: Keith Jones, Primary Phone: (901) 544–3912. SECTOR MIAMI, 100 MACARTHUR CAUSEWAY, MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139, POC: Frank Cesario, Primary Phone: (305) 535–8700. SECTOR MOBILE, BLDG 101, BROOKLEY COMPLEX, MOBILE, AL 36615, POC: Louie Atchison, Primary Phone: (251) 441–5720. MSU MORGAN CITY, 800 DAVID DR RM 232, MORGAN CITY, LA 70380, POC: Joseph Pasqua, Primary Phone: (985) 380–5320. SECTOR NEW ORLEANS, 1615 POYDRAS ST, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70112, POC: Roy Ford, Primary Phone: (504) 589–6196. SECTOR NEW YORK, 212 COAST GUARD DR, STATEN ISLAND, NY 10305, POC: Frank Fiumano, Primary Phone: (718) 354–4037. SECTOR NORTH CAROLINA/MSU WILMINGTON, 2301 E. FORT MACON RD, ATLANTIC BEACH, NC 28512– 5633, POC: David Morgan, Primary Phone: (252) 247–4519. SECTOR NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND, 259 HIGH STREET, SOUTH PORTLAND, ME 04106, POC: Arn Heggers, Primary Phone: (207) 767– 0320. SECTOR OHIO VALLEY, 600 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR PL RM 409– D, LOUISVILLE, KY 40202–2242, POC: David Wuest, Primary Phone: (502)779– 5400. MSU PITTSBURGH, 100 FORBES AVE, STE 1150, PITTSBURGH, PA 15222, POC: ENS Matthew DeFusco, Primary Phone: (412) 644–5808. MSU PORT ARTHUR /MSU LAKE CHARLES, 2901 TURTLE CREEK DRIVE, PORT ARTHUR, TX 77642, POC: Robert Stegall, Primary Phone: (409) 723–6500. SECTOR PORTLAND, 6767 N BASIN AVE, PORTLAND, OR 97217, POC: David Maresh, Primary Phone: (503) 240–9310. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:45 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 SECTOR SAN DIEGO, 2710 NORTH HARBOR DRIVE, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101, POC: Rick Sorrell, Primary Phone: (619) 278–7033. SECTOR SAN FRANCISCO, 1 YERBA BUENA ISLAND, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94130, POC: Paul Martin, Primary Phone: (415) 399–3547. SECTOR SAN JUAN, #5 CALLE LA PUNTILLA, SAN JUAN, PR 00901– 1800, POC: Victor Gonzalez, Primary Phone: (787) 289–2041. SECTOR SAULT STE. MARIE, C/O COAST GUARD SECTOR, SAULT STE MARIE, MI 49783, POC: Lane Putala, Primary Phone: (906) 635–3340. MSU SAVANNAH, 100 W. OGLETHORPE AVE STE 1017, SAVANNAH, GA 31401, POC: LT Greg Reilly, Primary Phone: (912) 652–4353. SECTOR SEATTLE, 1519 ALASKAN WAY S, SEATTLE, WA 98134, POC: Joseph Dady, Primary Phone: (206) 217– 6200. SECTOR SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND, 1 LITTLE HARBOR ROAD, WOODS HOLE, MA 02543–1099, POC: Peter Popko, Primary Phone: (866) 819– 9128. SECTOR ST PETERSBURG, 155 COLUMBIA DR, TAMPA, FL 33606, POC: Edmond Morris, Primary Phone: (813) 228–2191 Ext. 8108. SECTOR UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER, 1222 SPRUCE ST, SUITE 7.103, ST LOUIS, MO 63103, POC: Todd Epperson, Primary Phone: (314) 269– 2500. MSU VALDEZ, PO BOX 486/105 CLIFTON DRIVE, VALDEZ, AK 99686, POC: Jamie Schnider, Primary Phone: (907) 835–7200. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about submitting an application or about a specific Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC), contact the point of contact listed above with that AMSC in the ADDRESSES section. For general questions on AMSCs or this notice, contact LT Brian Zekus, Coast Guard, telephone 202– 372–1116. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority Section 102 of the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–295) added section 70112 to Title 46 of the U.S.Code, and authorized the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating to establish Area Maritime Security Advisory Committees for any port area of the United States. (See 33 U.S.C. 1226; 46 U.S.C.; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.01; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1). The MTSA includes a provision exempting these PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79137 AMSCs from the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–436, 86 Stat. 470 (5 U.S.C. App.). The AMSCs shall assist the Captain of the Port in the development, review, update, and exercising of the Area Maritime Security (AMS) Plan for their area of responsibility. Such matters may include, but are not limited to: Identifying critical port infrastructure and operations; identifying risks (threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences); determining mitigation strategies and implementation methods; developing strategies to facilitate the recovery of the marine transportation system after a transportation security incident; developing and describing the process to continually evaluate overall port security by considering consequences and vulnerabilities, how they may change over time, and what additional mitigation strategies can be applied; and providing advice to, and assisting the COTP in developing and maintaining the AMS Plan. AMSC Membership Members of the AMSC should have at least 5 years of experience related to maritime or port security operations. The local AMSCs have a variance in members due to geographical and local factors. We are seeking to fill vacancies with this solicitation. Applicants will be required to pass an appropriate security background check prior to appointment to the committee. Members’ terms of office will be for 5 years; however, a member is eligible to serve additional terms of office. Members will not receive any salary or other compensation for their service on an AMSC. In support of the USCG policy on gender and ethnic diversity, we encourage qualified women and members of minority groups to apply. Request for Applications Those seeking membership are not required to submit formal applications to the local Captain of the Port, however, because we do have an obligation to ensure that a specific number of members have the prerequisite maritime security experience, we encourage the submission of resumes highlighting experience in the maritime and security industries. Dated: December 18, 2008. M. P. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2008-1217]


Area Maritime Security Committees (AMSCs); Nationwide

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Solicitation for membership.

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SUMMARY: This notice requests individuals interested in serving on an 
Area Maritime Security Committee in any Captain of the Port Zone, 
nationwide, to submit their applications for membership to their local 
Captain of the Port. These committees advise the Secretary of DHS, 
through the Coast Guard, on matters relating to maritime security in 
their geographic area.

DATES: Requests for membership should reach the applicable Captain of 
the Port by January 21, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Applications for membership should be submitted to your 
local Captain of the Port at the following address(s):

    SECTOR ANCHORAGE, 510 L STREET-SUITE 100, ANCHORAGE, AK 99501-1946, 
POC: Jim Hubbard, Primary Phone: (907) 271-6700.
    SECTOR BALTIMORE, 2401 HAWKINS POINT RD, BALTIMORE, MD 21226, POC: 
Rick Sparacino, Primary Phone: (410) 576-2561.
    SECTOR BOSTON, 427 COMMERCIAL ST, BOSTON, MA 02109, POC: Phillip 
Smith, Primary Phone: (617) 223-3025.
    SECTOR BUFFALO, 1 FUHRMANN BLVD, BUFFALO, NY 14203, POC: Timothy 
Balunis, Primary Phone: (716) 843-9315.
    SECTOR CHARLESTON, 196 TRADD ST, CHARLESTON, SC 29401, POC: James 
Mahney, Primary Phone: (843) 724-7600.
    SECTOR CORPUS CHRISTI, 8930 OCEAN DR., CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78419, 
POC: John Zarbock, Primary Phone: (361) 939-6393.
    SECTOR DELAWARE BAY, 1 WASHINGTON AVE, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147, POC: 
Robert Ward, Primary Phone: (215) 271-4800.
    SECTOR DETROIT, 110 MOUNT ELLIOTT ST, DETROIT, MI 48207, POC: 
Matthew Hoppe, Primary Phone: (313) 568-9600.
    MARINE SAFETY UNIT DULUTH, 600 S LAKE AVE., DULUTH, MN 55802, POC: 
Jared Angelle, Primary Phone: (218) 720-5286.
    SECTOR GUAM, PSC 455 BOX 176, FPO, GU 96540, POC: LT Amy Wirts, 
Primary Phone: (671) 355-4900.
    CG SECTOR HAMPTON ROADS, 4000 COAST GUARD BOULEVARD, PORTSMOUTH, VA 
23703, POC: Rodger Tomlinson, Primary Phone: (757) 668-5555 Ext. 2.
    SECTOR HONOLULU, 400 SAND ISLAND PARKWAY, HONOLULU, HI 96819, POC: 
William Deluca, Primary Phone: (808) 842-2640.
    SECTOR HOUSTON-GALVESTON, 9640 CLINTON DRIVE, HOUSTON, TX 77029, 
POC: John Walker, Primary Phone: (713) 671-5100.
    SECTOR JACKSONVILLE, 4200 OCEAN STREET, ALTANTIC BEACH, FL 32233, 
POC: Thomas Taylor, Primary Phone: (904) 564-7500.
    USCG SECTOR JUNEAU, 2760 SHERWOOD LANE, SUITE 2A, JUNEAU, AK 99801-
8545, POC: Robert

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Edwardson, Primary Phone: (907) 463-2450.
    SECTOR KEY WEST, 100 TRUMBO POINT ANNEX, KEY WEST, FL 33040, POC: 
LTJG Anna Dixon, Primary Phone: (305) 292-8722.
    SECTOR LAKE MICHIGAN, 2420 S LINCOLN MEMORIAL DR, MILWAUKEE, WI 
53207, POC: Thomas Lake, Primary Phone: (414) 747-7100.
    SECTOR LONG ISLAND SOUND, 120 WOODWARD AVE, NEW HAVEN, CT 06512, 
POC: Scot Graham, Primary Phone: (203) 468-4401.
    SECTOR LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH, 1001 S. SEASIDE AVE., BLDG 20, SAN 
PEDRO, CA 90731, POC: Chris Hogan, Primary Phone: (310) 521-3600.
    SECTOR LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER, 2 AUCTION AVE., MEMPHIS, 
TN 38105, POC: Keith Jones, Primary Phone: (901) 544-3912.
    SECTOR MIAMI, 100 MACARTHUR CAUSEWAY, MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139, POC: 
Frank Cesario, Primary Phone: (305) 535-8700.
    SECTOR MOBILE, BLDG 101, BROOKLEY COMPLEX, MOBILE, AL 36615, POC: 
Louie Atchison, Primary Phone: (251) 441-5720.
    MSU MORGAN CITY, 800 DAVID DR RM 232, MORGAN CITY, LA 70380, POC: 
Joseph Pasqua, Primary Phone: (985) 380-5320.
    SECTOR NEW ORLEANS, 1615 POYDRAS ST, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70112, POC: 
Roy Ford, Primary Phone: (504) 589-6196.
    SECTOR NEW YORK, 212 COAST GUARD DR, STATEN ISLAND, NY 10305, POC: 
Frank Fiumano, Primary Phone: (718) 354-4037.
    SECTOR NORTH CAROLINA/MSU WILMINGTON, 2301 E. FORT MACON RD, 
ATLANTIC BEACH, NC 28512-5633, POC: David Morgan, Primary Phone: (252) 
247-4519.
    SECTOR NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND, 259 HIGH STREET, SOUTH PORTLAND, ME 
04106, POC: Arn Heggers, Primary Phone: (207) 767-0320.
    SECTOR OHIO VALLEY, 600 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR PL RM 409-D, 
LOUISVILLE, KY 40202-2242, POC: David Wuest, Primary Phone: (502)779-
5400.
    MSU PITTSBURGH, 100 FORBES AVE, STE 1150, PITTSBURGH, PA 15222, 
POC: ENS Matthew DeFusco, Primary Phone: (412) 644-5808.
    MSU PORT ARTHUR /MSU LAKE CHARLES, 2901 TURTLE CREEK DRIVE, PORT 
ARTHUR, TX 77642, POC: Robert Stegall, Primary Phone: (409) 723-6500.
    SECTOR PORTLAND, 6767 N BASIN AVE, PORTLAND, OR 97217, POC: David 
Maresh, Primary Phone: (503) 240-9310.
    SECTOR SAN DIEGO, 2710 NORTH HARBOR DRIVE, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101, 
POC: Rick Sorrell, Primary Phone: (619) 278-7033.
    SECTOR SAN FRANCISCO, 1 YERBA BUENA ISLAND, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 
94130, POC: Paul Martin, Primary Phone: (415) 399-3547.
    SECTOR SAN JUAN, 5 CALLE LA PUNTILLA, SAN JUAN, PR 00901-
1800, POC: Victor Gonzalez, Primary Phone: (787) 289-2041.
    SECTOR SAULT STE. MARIE, C/O COAST GUARD SECTOR, SAULT STE MARIE, 
MI 49783, POC: Lane Putala, Primary Phone: (906) 635-3340.
    MSU SAVANNAH, 100 W. OGLETHORPE AVE STE 1017, SAVANNAH, GA 31401, 
POC: LT Greg Reilly, Primary Phone: (912) 652-4353.
    SECTOR SEATTLE, 1519 ALASKAN WAY S, SEATTLE, WA 98134, POC: Joseph 
Dady, Primary Phone: (206) 217-6200.
    SECTOR SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND, 1 LITTLE HARBOR ROAD, WOODS HOLE, 
MA 02543-1099, POC: Peter Popko, Primary Phone: (866) 819-9128.
    SECTOR ST PETERSBURG, 155 COLUMBIA DR, TAMPA, FL 33606, POC: Edmond 
Morris, Primary Phone: (813) 228-2191 Ext. 8108.
    SECTOR UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER, 1222 SPRUCE ST, SUITE 7.103, ST 
LOUIS, MO 63103, POC: Todd Epperson, Primary Phone: (314) 269-2500.
    MSU VALDEZ, PO BOX 486/105 CLIFTON DRIVE, VALDEZ, AK 99686, POC: 
Jamie Schnider, Primary Phone: (907) 835-7200.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about submitting an 
application or about a specific Area Maritime Security Committee 
(AMSC), contact the point of contact listed above with that AMSC in the 
ADDRESSES section. For general questions on AMSCs or this notice, 
contact LT Brian Zekus, Coast Guard, telephone 202-372-1116.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority

    Section 102 of the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 
2002 (Pub. L. 107-295) added section 70112 to Title 46 of the U.S.Code, 
and authorized the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard 
is operating to establish Area Maritime Security Advisory Committees 
for any port area of the United States. (See 33 U.S.C. 1226; 46 U.S.C.; 
33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.01; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.1). The MTSA includes a provision exempting these AMSCs from the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-436, 86 Stat. 470 (5 
U.S.C. App.).
    The AMSCs shall assist the Captain of the Port in the development, 
review, update, and exercising of the Area Maritime Security (AMS) Plan 
for their area of responsibility. Such matters may include, but are not 
limited to: Identifying critical port infrastructure and operations; 
identifying risks (threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences); 
determining mitigation strategies and implementation methods; 
developing strategies to facilitate the recovery of the marine 
transportation system after a transportation security incident; 
developing and describing the process to continually evaluate overall 
port security by considering consequences and vulnerabilities, how they 
may change over time, and what additional mitigation strategies can be 
applied; and providing advice to, and assisting the COTP in developing 
and maintaining the AMS Plan.

AMSC Membership

    Members of the AMSC should have at least 5 years of experience 
related to maritime or port security operations. The local AMSCs have a 
variance in members due to geographical and local factors. We are 
seeking to fill vacancies with this solicitation. Applicants will be 
required to pass an appropriate security background check prior to 
appointment to the committee. Members' terms of office will be for 5 
years; however, a member is eligible to serve additional terms of 
office. Members will not receive any salary or other compensation for 
their service on an AMSC. In support of the USCG policy on gender and 
ethnic diversity, we encourage qualified women and members of minority 
groups to apply.

Request for Applications

    Those seeking membership are not required to submit formal 
applications to the local Captain of the Port, however, because we do 
have an obligation to ensure that a specific number of members have the 
prerequisite maritime security experience, we encourage the submission 
of resumes highlighting experience in the maritime and security 
industries.

    Dated: December 18, 2008.
M. P. O'Malley,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Ports & Facility Activities.
[FR Doc. E8-30612 Filed 12-23-08; 8:45 am]
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