9 June 2006


[Federal Register: June 9, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 111)]
[Page 33477-33478]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[Docket No. DHS-2006-0023]

Policy Directorate; Homeland Security Advisory Council

AGENCY: Policy Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.

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ACTION: Notice of Partially Closed Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.


SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will hold a 
meeting for purposes of receiving new taskings and briefings and 
holding member deliberations. This meeting will be partially closed.

DATES: Monday, June 26, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The open portions of the meeting for the purpose of 
receiving future taskings and discussion listed above will be held at 
the St. Regis Hotel, at 923 16th and K Streets, NW., Washington, DC, in 
the Potomac Room, lower lobby level from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The closed 
portions of the meeting will be held in the Mt. Vernon Room, lower 
lobby level, and the United States Secret Service Headquarters from 
8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m, and then again from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    If you desire to submit written comments, they must be submitted by 
June 19, 2006. Comments must be identified by DHS-2006-0023 and may be 
submitted by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 

Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: HSAC@dhs.gov. Include docket number in the subject 
line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 772-9718.
     Mail: Kezia Williams, Homeland Security Advisory Council, 
Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and DHS-2006-0023, the docket 
number for this action. Comments received will be posted without 
alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 

information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received by the DHS Homeland Security Advisory Council, go to 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kezia Williams, Homeland Security 
Advisory Council, Washington, DC 20528, (202) 205-1433, HSAC@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At the upcoming meeting, the HSAC will focus 
on the future of terrorism; threat assessment for the next five years, 
and creating a common culture within the Department of Homeland 
Security. The HSAC will also hold deliberations and discussions among 
HSAC members, including discussions regarding administrative matters.
    The closed portion of the meeting will include discussions on 
building a common culture at the Department as well as on the future of 
terrorism and how the department should respond and prepare the public. 
In those discussions various speakers from the Department and outside 
will discuss the current trends in terrorism as well as how various 
companies and organizations have created a common culture. Therefore 
certain trade secrets are likely to be discussed as well as how the 
Federal government investigates and tracks the patterns of terrorism.
    Public Attendance: A limited number of members of the public may 
register to attend the public session on a first-come, first-served 
basis per the procedures that follow. Security requires that any member 
of the public who wishes to attend the public session provide his or 
her name and date of birth no later than 5 p.m. E.S.T., Monday, June 
19, 2006, to Kezia Williams or an Executive Staff Member of the HSAC 
via e-mail at HSAC@dhs.gov or via phone at (202) 205-1433. Photo 
identification will be required for entry into the public session, and 
everyone in attendance must be present and seated by 10:50 a.m.
    Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For 
information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities, or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
Kezia Williams as soon as possible.
    Basis for Closure: In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 1 
et seq.), I have determined that portions of this HSAC meeting will be 
closed. At the closed portions of the meeting the committee will be 
addressing specific security and infrastructure vulnerabilities, and 
these discussions are likely to include: trade secrets and commercial 
or financial information that is privileged or confidential; 
investigative techniques and procedures; and matters that for which 
disclosure would likely frustrate significantly the implementation of 
proposed agency actions. Accordingly, I have determined that these 
portions of the meeting must be closed as consistent with the 
provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), (7)(E), and (9)(B).

    Dated: June 5, 2006.
Michael Chertoff,
[FR Doc. 06-5253 Filed 6-6-06; 2:14 pm]