Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the committee as listed in the
A public comment period will be held during the meeting on September 28, 2011, from 2:30 p.m. EDT to 3:15 p.m. EDT, and speakers are requested to register in advance, be present and seated by 1:30 p.m. EDT, and limit their comments to 3 minutes. With 3 minutes per speaker, the public commented is limited to no more than 10 speakers. Please note that the public comment period may start and end before the time indicated, if the committee has finished its business. Contact Patricia A. Kalla, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), to register as a speaker.
Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). The National Advisory Council (NAC) advises the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on all aspects of emergency management. The NAC incorporates State, local, and Tribal governments, and private sector partners' input in the development and revision of FEMA policies and strategies. FEMA's Office of the NAC serves as the focal point for all NAC coordination.
The NAC will meet for the purpose of reviewing the progress and/or potential recommendations of the following NAC subcommittees: Preparedness and Protection, Response and Recovery, Public Engagement and Mission Support, and Federal Insurance and Mitigation. The NAC will discuss “Whole Community” concept and how to effectively engage all members of the community. In the area of flood risk mapping, discussions will focus on messaging and risk perception. The
PPD-8, signed on March 30, 2011, directs the development of a national preparedness goal that identifies the core capabilities necessary for preparedness and a national preparedness system to guide activities that will enable the Nation to achieve the goal. PPD-8 replaces Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 (HSPD-8) and Annex 1.
FEMA launched the SFI to promote broader and longer term thinking on world changes that can have major effects on the emergency management community. More information on SFI can be found online at
FEMA established the REP Program to (1) Ensure the health and safety of citizens living around commercial nuclear power plants would be adequately protected in the event of a nuclear power plant accident; and (2) inform and educate the public about radiological emergency preparedness. More information on the REP Program can be found online at