Voluntary Private Sector Accreditation and Certification Preparedness Program, 57186-57188 [E9-26599]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 57186 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 212 / Wednesday, November 4, 2009 / Notices a. Authorized users: Access is limited to authorized HRSA and contract personnel responsible for administering the program. Authorized personnel include the System Manager and Project Officer, and the HRSA Automated Information System (AIS) Systems Security Officer; and the program managers/program specialists who have responsibilities for implementing the program. Both HRSA and its contractor(s) shall maintain current lists of authorized users. b. Physical safeguards: Magnetic tapes, disc packs, computer equipment, and hard-copy files are stored in areas where fire and life safety codes are strictly enforced. All automated and nonautomated documents are protected on a 24-hour basis in locked storage areas. Security guards perform random checks on the physical security of the records storage area. The OPTN and SRTR contractors are required to maintain off site a complete copy of the system and all necessary files to run the computer organ donor-recipient match and update software. Procedural safeguards: A password is required to access the terminal and a data set name controls the release of data to only authorized users. All users of personal information in connection with the performance of their jobs protect information from public view and from unauthorized personnel entering an unsupervised office. All authorized users must sign a nondisclosure statement. Access to records is limited to those staff members trained in accordance with the Privacy Act and Automated Data Processing (ADP) security procedures. The contractor(s) is required to assure that the confidentiality safeguards of these records will be employed and that it complies with all provisions of the Privacy Act. All individuals who have access to these records must have the appropriate ADP security clearances. Privacy Act and ADP system security requirements are included in the contracts. The HRSA Project Officer(s) and the System Manager(s) oversee compliance with these requirements. The HRSA authorized users will make visits to the contractors’ facilities to assure security and Privacy Act compliance. The contractor(s) is/are required to adhere to a HRSA approved system security plan. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: Each donor, candidate, and recipient record stored within the OPTN/SRTR Data System shall be retained for no more than 25 years beyond the known death of the candidate or the organ recipient. Paper media is placed in VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:29 Nov 03, 2009 Jkt 220001 locked destruction bins and is shredded by a third-party vendor and electronic media is logged and degaussed before leaving the building. SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: OPTN Contractor: United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), P.O. Box 2484, 700 North Fourth Street, Richmond, Virginia 23218. SRTR Contractor: Greg Levine, Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, 315 West Huron, Suite 360, Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103. Division of Transplantation: Healthcare Systems Bureau, HRSA, Parklawn Building, Room 12C–06, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Requests by mail: To determine if a record about you exists, write to the OPTN contractor (see System Location). The request should contain the name and address of the individual; date of birth; the name of his/her transplant center, a notarized written request or a certification that the requester is the person he/she claims to be and that he/ she understands that the request or acquisition of records pertaining to another individual under false pretenses is a criminal offense subject to a $5,000 fine. These procedures are in accordance with the Department’s regulations (45 CFR part 5b). Requests in person: The individual must meet all the requirements stated above for a request by mail, providing the information in written form, or provide at least one piece of tangible identification. The individual should recognize that in order to maintain confidentiality, and thus the accuracy of data released through repeated internal verification, securing the information by request in person will be time consuming. These procedures are in accordance with the Department’s regulations (45 CFR part 5b). Requests by Telephone: Since positive identification of the caller cannot be established, telephone requests are not honored. RECORDS ACCESS PROCEDURES: These are the same as notification procedures. Requestors should also provide a reasonable description of the record being sought. Requestors also may request an accounting of disclosures that have been made of their records, if any. A parent or guardian who requests notification of, or access to, a minor’s/incompetent person’s medical record shall designate a family physician or other health professional (other than a family member) to whom PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the record, if any, will be sent. The parent or guardian must verify relationship to the minor/incompetent person as well as his/her own identity. These procedures are in accordance with the Department’s regulations (45 CFR part 5b). CONTESTING RECORDS PROCEDURES: To contest a record in the system, contact the official at the address specified under notification procedure above and reasonably identify the record, specify the information being contested, and the corrective action sought, and your reasons for requesting the correction, along with supporting information to show how the record is inaccurate, incomplete, untimely, or irrelevant. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Organ procurement organizations, histocompatibility laboratories, and organ transplant centers. SYSTEMS EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE PRIVACY ACT: None. [FR Doc. E9–26527 Filed 11–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2008–0017] Voluntary Private Sector Accreditation and Certification Preparedness Program AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice of public meetings; extension of comment period. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing the dates, times, locations, and discussion topics for a series of public meetings that will be held to discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program (PS-Prep). The purpose of these meetings is to provide the public with an opportunity to engage in dialogue with DHS leadership and program managers regarding PSPrep. Additionally, this notice extends the comment period that was originally established in FEMA’s October 16, 2009 Federal Register Notice announcing the intent to select standards for use in PSPrep. The comment period will now end on January 15, 2010. E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 212 / Wednesday, November 4, 2009 / Notices See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for public meeting dates and times. Comments submitted regarding the October 16, 2009 Federal Register Notice must be received by January 15, 2010. ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for public meeting addresses and for information on submitting meeting presentations. You may submit comments on the October 16, 2009 Federal Register Notice, identified by Docket ID FEMA– 2008–0017, by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. E-mail: FEMA-POLICY@dhs.gov. Include ‘‘Docket ID FEMA–2008–0017’’ in the subject line of the message. Fax: 703–483–2999. Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Regulation & Policy Team, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C St., SW., Washington, DC 20472–3100. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents, the October 16, 2009 Federal Register Notice, or comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov, and search for Docket ID ‘‘FEMA–2008–0017.’’ Submitted comments also may be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, Room 835, 500 C St., SW., Washington, DC 20472. Privacy Act: 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, both statements made at the public meetings as well as written comments submitted are public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act notice that is available on the Privacy and Use link on the Administration Navigation Bar of http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Donald Grant, Incident Management Systems Integration Division, National Preparedness Directorate, National Integration Center, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. Phone: 202– 646–3850. E-mail: FEMANIMS@dhs.gov. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Voluntary Private Sector Accreditation and Certification Preparedness Program (PS-Prep) is a DHS program, established under the authority of Title IX of the VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:29 Nov 03, 2009 Jkt 220001 Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110–53). FEMA published a Federal Register Notice on December 24, 2008, at 73 FR 79140, announcing the creation of the program. As discussed in that notice, the purpose of PS-Prep is to raise the level of private sector preparedness by establishing a system in which a private sector entity may voluntarily obtain a certification of conformity with a particular DHS-adopted preparedness standard. FEMA published a second Federal Register Notice on October 16, 2009, at 74 FR 53286, announcing DHS’ intent to select three standards for adoption in the PS-Prep program. The three identified standards selected for adoption in PS-Prep at this time are: 1. National Fire Protection Association 1600:2007—Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs. 2. British Standard 25999–2:2007— Business Continuity Management. 3. ASIS SPC. 1–2009—Organizational Resilience: Security Preparedness, and Continuity Management Systems— Requirements with Guidance for Use. II. Announcement of Public Meetings and Extension of Comment Period Through this notice, FEMA is announcing the dates, times, locations, and discussion topics for a series of ten public meetings that will be held to discuss PS-Prep. The purpose of these meetings is to provide the public with an open forum to engage in dialogue with PS-Prep leadership and program managers, in particular regarding the October 16, 2009 Federal Register Notice announcing the intent to select standards. Additionally, this notice extends the comment period that was originally established in that October 16 notice. The comment period will now be extended by an additional 60 days, and will close on January 15, 2010. A. Public Meetings The dates, times, and locations of the public meetings are set out below. Any stakeholder or member of the public is free to attend the meetings. Individuals will have the opportunity to make brief, formal or informal, presentations of not more than 10 minutes, and to engage in a question-and-answer session with DHS staff responsible for implementing PS-Prep. Presentation topics should be related to one of the seven specific issues to be discussed at this meeting, which are as follows: (1) The identified standards selected for adoption in PS-Prep; (2) any supporting guidance materials in addition to the three identified PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57187 standards that are needed to help the private sector attain certification to one of the three standards; (3) factors that a business would consider in determining which DHS-adopted standard(s) to pursue for certification under PS-Prep; (4) reasons for businesses to seek certification under the three identified standards; (5) how an organization’s certification under PS-Prep would affect or otherwise influence another organization’s decision to do business with them; (6) how a maturity model approach could be applied to certification to any of these standards; and (7) what the potential impact (e.g., cost, return on investment, other considerations, etc.) on small businesses might be when attempting to implement any of the three identified standards. Members of the public who wish to make a presentation are requested to provide their name, presentation description, city in which they plan to present, and contact details (include email address and telephone number), no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), one week prior to the stakeholder meeting they plan to attend, via e-mail to the PS-Prep program at privatesectorpreparedness@hsi.dhs.gov. Everyone who plans to attend a public meeting is respectfully requested to be present and seated by 12:50 p.m. local time (for that meeting). Although every effort will be made to accommodate all members of the public, seating is limited and will be allocated on a firstcome, first-served basis. Please note that all meetings may close early if all business is finished. Public Meeting Dates, Times, and Locations 1. November 17, 2009; Chicago, Illinois, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST), Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare: 5615 North Cumberland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631; 773–693–5800. 2. November 18, 2009; Kansas City, Missouri, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Holiday Inn Kansas City Airport: 11728 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153; 816–801–8400. 3. November 19, 2009; Dallas, Texas, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Dallas/Fort Worth Marriot Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle: 3300 Championship Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; 817–961–0800. 4. December 1, 2009; Oakland, California, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST), Oakland Marriot City Center: 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607; 510–451–4000. 5. December 2, 2009; Seattle, Washington, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Holiday Inn SEATAC International E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 57188 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 212 / Wednesday, November 4, 2009 / Notices Airport: 17338 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98188; 206–248–1000. 6. December 3, 2009; Denver, Colorado, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST), Marriott Denver City Center: 1701 California Street, Denver, CO 80202; 303–297–1300. 7. December 8, 2009; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Marriott Philadelphia Airport: One Arrivals Road, Philadelphia, PA 19153; 215–492–9000. 8. December 9, 2009; Boston, Massachusetts, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Sheraton Boston Hotel: 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199; 617–236–2000. 9. December 10, 2009; New York City, New York, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott: 102–05 Ditmars Boulevard, East Elmhurst, NY 11369; 718–565–8900. 10. December 14, 2009; Atlanta, Georgia, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Sheraton Gateway Hotel: 1900 Sullivan Road, Atlanta, GA 30337; 770–997–1100. Information on Service for Individuals With Disabilities DHS provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. Persons with disabilities who require special assistance should call the contact person listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section as early as possible. Please indicate which public meeting you plan to attend, and identify your anticipated special needs. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES B. Extension of Comment Period DHS is extending the comment period initially established in the October 16, 2009 Federal Register Notice announcing the intent to select standards, in order for comments from each public meeting to be taken into account by DHS prior to any formal adoption of those standards. The new comment period will provide an additional 60 days, and will close on January 15, 2010. DHS requests comments on issues presented in the October 16, 2009 notice, as well as comments on additional standards that satisfy the Target Criteria presented in the December 24, 2008 notice. DHS will accept comments on PS-Prep at any time, and comments will be considered as they are received, but they may not inform DHS’ decision on the formal adoption of standards if they are received after the end of the comment period. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:29 Nov 03, 2009 Jkt 220001 Dated: October 28, 2009. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E9–26599 Filed 11–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–46–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5341–C–02] HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 NOFA for the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program; Technical Correction AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice; correction. SUMMARY: On September 25, 2009, HUD posted on its Web site the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Program for Fiscal Year 2009. The technical corrections to the NOFA are available on the HUD Web site at http://www.hud.gov, on HUD’s Homelessness Resource Exchange http://www.hudhre.info, and on the Grants.gov Web site at http:// www.grants.gov. The CFDA numbers for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Program are 14.235, 14.238, and 14.249. The deadline for the submission of applications has been moved to November 25, 2009 at 2 p.m. ET. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions concerning these technical corrections, please contact the e-snaps Virtual Help Desk at http:// www.hudhre.info/helpdesk. Dated: October 26, 2009. ´ Mercedes Marquez, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. E9–26533 Filed 11–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment AGENCY: Department of Interior, National Park Service. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites public comments on an extension of a currently approved collection of information (OMB #1024–0026). DATES: Public comments on this Information Collection Request (ICR) will be accepted on or before January 4, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: Lee Dickinson, Special Park Uses Program Manager, 1849 C St., NW. (2465), Washington, DC 20240; or via fax at 202/371–1710; or via e-mail at lee_dickinson@nps.gov, please put ‘‘ICR #1024–0026’’ in the subject line. All responses to the Notice will be summarized and included in the request for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. To Request a Draft of Proposed Collection of Information Contact: Lee Dickinson, Special Park Uses Program Manager, 1849 C St., NW. (2465), Washington, DC 20240; or via telephone at 202/513–7092; or via fax at 202/371– 1710; or via e-mail at lee_dickinson@nps.gov. You are entitled to a copy of the entire ICR package free of charge. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Special Park Use Applications (Portions of 36 CFR 1–7, 13, 20, 34). Form(s): 10–930 (Application for Special Use Permit); 10–931 (Application for Commercial Filming/ Still Photography Permit, short form); 10–932 (Application for Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit, long form). OMB Control Number: 1024–0026. Expiration Date: 3/31/2010. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Description of Need: Under NPS regulations, the information gathered is used to determine the likelihood that the proposed activity would cause unacceptable impacts to park resources, values or purposes and allows the park manager to make a valued judgment as to whether or not to permit the requested activity. The special park uses considered under these permit applications include, but are not limited to, special events, commercial filming, certain still photography activities, and grazing where such activity is authorized by law or regulation. Description of respondents: Individuals or households, not-for-profit entities, businesses or other for-profit entities. Estimated average number of respondents: 18,600 per year. E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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[Notices]
[Pages 57186-57188]
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[FR Doc No: E9-26599]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2008-0017]


Voluntary Private Sector Accreditation and Certification 
Preparedness Program

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing 
the dates, times, locations, and discussion topics for a series of 
public meetings that will be held to discuss the Department of Homeland 
Security's (DHS's) Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation 
and Certification Program (PS-Prep). The purpose of these meetings is 
to provide the public with an opportunity to engage in dialogue with 
DHS leadership and program managers regarding PS-Prep. Additionally, 
this notice extends the comment period that was originally established 
in FEMA's October 16, 2009 Federal Register Notice announcing the 
intent to select standards for use in PS-Prep. The comment period will 
now end on January 15, 2010.

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DATES: See Supplementary Information section for public meeting dates 
and times. Comments submitted regarding the October 16, 2009 Federal 
Register Notice must be received by January 15, 2010.

ADDRESSES: See Supplementary Information section for public meeting 
addresses and for information on submitting meeting presentations.
    You may submit comments on the October 16, 2009 Federal Register 
Notice, identified by Docket ID FEMA-2008-0017, by one of the following 
methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    E-mail: FEMA-POLICY@dhs.gov. Include ``Docket ID FEMA-2008-0017'' 
in the subject line of the message.
    Fax: 703-483-2999.
    Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Regulation & Policy Team, Office of 
Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C 
St., SW., Washington, DC 20472-3100.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents, the 
October 16, 2009 Federal Register Notice, or comments received, go to 
the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and 
search for Docket ID ``FEMA-2008-0017.'' Submitted comments also may be 
inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, Room 835, 500 C St., SW., 
Washington, DC 20472.
    Privacy Act: 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, both 
statements made at the public meetings as well as written comments 
submitted are public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act notice that 
is available on the Privacy and Use link on the Administration 
Navigation Bar of http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Donald Grant, Incident Management 
Systems Integration Division, National Preparedness Directorate, 
National Integration Center, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. 
Phone: 202-646-3850. E-mail: FEMA-NIMS@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Voluntary Private Sector Accreditation and Certification 
Preparedness Program (PS-Prep) is a DHS program, established under the 
authority of Title IX of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 
Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-53). FEMA published a Federal 
Register Notice on December 24, 2008, at 73 FR 79140, announcing the 
creation of the program. As discussed in that notice, the purpose of 
PS-Prep is to raise the level of private sector preparedness by 
establishing a system in which a private sector entity may voluntarily 
obtain a certification of conformity with a particular DHS-adopted 
preparedness standard.
    FEMA published a second Federal Register Notice on October 16, 
2009, at 74 FR 53286, announcing DHS' intent to select three standards 
for adoption in the PS-Prep program. The three identified standards 
selected for adoption in PS-Prep at this time are:
    1. National Fire Protection Association 1600:2007--Standard on 
Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs.
    2. British Standard 25999-2:2007--Business Continuity Management.
    3. ASIS SPC. 1-2009--Organizational Resilience: Security 
Preparedness, and Continuity Management Systems--Requirements with 
Guidance for Use.

II. Announcement of Public Meetings and Extension of Comment Period

    Through this notice, FEMA is announcing the dates, times, 
locations, and discussion topics for a series of ten public meetings 
that will be held to discuss PS-Prep. The purpose of these meetings is 
to provide the public with an open forum to engage in dialogue with PS-
Prep leadership and program managers, in particular regarding the 
October 16, 2009 Federal Register Notice announcing the intent to 
select standards. Additionally, this notice extends the comment period 
that was originally established in that October 16 notice. The comment 
period will now be extended by an additional 60 days, and will close on 
January 15, 2010.

A. Public Meetings

    The dates, times, and locations of the public meetings are set out 
below. Any stakeholder or member of the public is free to attend the 
meetings. Individuals will have the opportunity to make brief, formal 
or informal, presentations of not more than 10 minutes, and to engage 
in a question-and-answer session with DHS staff responsible for 
implementing PS-Prep.
    Presentation topics should be related to one of the seven specific 
issues to be discussed at this meeting, which are as follows: (1) The 
identified standards selected for adoption in PS-Prep; (2) any 
supporting guidance materials in addition to the three identified 
standards that are needed to help the private sector attain 
certification to one of the three standards; (3) factors that a 
business would consider in determining which DHS-adopted standard(s) to 
pursue for certification under PS-Prep; (4) reasons for businesses to 
seek certification under the three identified standards; (5) how an 
organization's certification under PS-Prep would affect or otherwise 
influence another organization's decision to do business with them; (6) 
how a maturity model approach could be applied to certification to any 
of these standards; and (7) what the potential impact (e.g., cost, 
return on investment, other considerations, etc.) on small businesses 
might be when attempting to implement any of the three identified 
standards.
    Members of the public who wish to make a presentation are requested 
to provide their name, presentation description, city in which they 
plan to present, and contact details (include e-mail address and 
telephone number), no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), 
one week prior to the stakeholder meeting they plan to attend, via e-
mail to the PS-Prep program at privatesectorpreparedness@hsi.dhs.gov.
    Everyone who plans to attend a public meeting is respectfully 
requested to be present and seated by 12:50 p.m. local time (for that 
meeting). Although every effort will be made to accommodate all members 
of the public, seating is limited and will be allocated on a first-
come, first-served basis. Please note that all meetings may close early 
if all business is finished.
Public Meeting Dates, Times, and Locations
    1. November 17, 2009; Chicago, Illinois, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Central 
Standard Time (CST), Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare: 5615 North Cumberland 
Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631; 773-693-5800.
    2. November 18, 2009; Kansas City, Missouri, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CST, 
Holiday Inn Kansas City Airport: 11728 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas 
City, MO 64153; 816-801-8400.
    3. November 19, 2009; Dallas, Texas, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Dallas/
Fort Worth Marriot Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle: 3300 
Championship Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; 817-961-0800.
    4. December 1, 2009; Oakland, California, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific 
Standard Time (PST), Oakland Marriot City Center: 1001 Broadway, 
Oakland, CA 94607; 510-451-4000.
    5. December 2, 2009; Seattle, Washington, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PST, 
Holiday Inn SEATAC International

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Airport: 17338 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98188; 206-248-
1000.
    6. December 3, 2009; Denver, Colorado, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain 
Standard Time (MST), Marriott Denver City Center: 1701 California 
Street, Denver, CO 80202; 303-297-1300.
    7. December 8, 2009; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
EST, Marriott Philadelphia Airport: One Arrivals Road, Philadelphia, PA 
19153; 215-492-9000.
    8. December 9, 2009; Boston, Massachusetts, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 
Sheraton Boston Hotel: 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199; 617-236-
2000.
    9. December 10, 2009; New York City, New York, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
EST, New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott: 102-05 Ditmars Boulevard, 
East Elmhurst, NY 11369; 718-565-8900.
    10. December 14, 2009; Atlanta, Georgia, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 
Sheraton Gateway Hotel: 1900 Sullivan Road, Atlanta, GA 30337; 770-997-
1100.
Information on Service for Individuals With Disabilities
    DHS provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with 
disabilities where appropriate. Persons with disabilities who require 
special assistance should call the contact person listed below in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section as early as possible. Please 
indicate which public meeting you plan to attend, and identify your 
anticipated special needs.

B. Extension of Comment Period

    DHS is extending the comment period initially established in the 
October 16, 2009 Federal Register Notice announcing the intent to 
select standards, in order for comments from each public meeting to be 
taken into account by DHS prior to any formal adoption of those 
standards. The new comment period will provide an additional 60 days, 
and will close on January 15, 2010.
    DHS requests comments on issues presented in the October 16, 2009 
notice, as well as comments on additional standards that satisfy the 
Target Criteria presented in the December 24, 2008 notice. DHS will 
accept comments on PS-Prep at any time, and comments will be considered 
as they are received, but they may not inform DHS' decision on the 
formal adoption of standards if they are received after the end of the 
comment period.

    Dated: October 28, 2009.
W. Craig Fugate,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. E9-26599 Filed 11-3-09; 8:45 am]
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