Thursday, December 21, 2023

Short Takes – 12-21-23 – Federal Register Edition

Some items of interest from yesterday’s Federal Register.

Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee (AMSC), Eastern Great Lakes, Western New York Sub-Committee Vacancy. Federal Register CG AMSC notice. Summary: “The Coast Guard requests individuals interested in serving on the Area Maritime Security Committee, Eastern Great Lakes, Western New York Region sub-committee submit their applications for membership to the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Buffalo. The Committee assists the Captain of the Port as the Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, Buffalo, in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan for their area of responsibility.” Filing deadline: January 15th, 2024.

Request for Information on “Shifting the Balance of Cybersecurity Risk: Principles and Approaches for Secure by Design Software”. Federal Register CISA RFI notice. Summary: “CISA requests input from all interested parties on the white paper “Shifting the Balance of Cybersecurity Risk: Principles and Approaches for Secure by Design Software.”” Comment deadline: February 20th, 2024.

Impact of the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) on Legitimate Commercial Chemical, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical Activities Involving “Schedule 1” Chemicals (Including “Schedule 1” Chemicals Produced as Intermediates) During Calendar Year 2023. Federal Register BIS RFI notice. Annual notice. Summary: “The Bureau of Industry and Security is seeking public comments on the impact that the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, through the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1998 and the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations, has had on commercial activities involving “Schedule 1” chemicals during calendar year 2023. The purpose of this notice of inquiry is to collect information to assist BIS in its preparation of the annual certification to the Congress on whether the legitimate commercial activities and interests of chemical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical firms are harmed by such implementation. This certification is required under Condition 9 of Senate Resolution 75 (April 24, 1997), in which the Senate gave its advice and consent to the ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention.” Comment due date: January 19th, 2024. 

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