[Federal Register: November 3, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 212)]
[Page 66840-66841]



Office of the Secretary

National Infrastructure Protection Plan

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure 
Protection, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to inform the public and 
interested security partners that the draft National Infrastructure 
Protection Plan (NIPP) Base Plan is available for review and comment. 
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for developing 
this comprehensive, integrated national plan for the protection of the 
Nation's critical infrastructure and key resources under the authority 
of Homeland Security Presidential Directive-7 (HSPD-7), Critical 
Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection.

ADDRESSES: If you would like to review the draft NIPP Base Plan and 
provide comments, please submit a request to DHS via one of the 
following methods:
     E-mail to: [email protected]
     Mail: NIPP Program Management Office, Department of 
Homeland Security, Preparedness Directorate/IP/IPD, Mail Stop 8560, 
Washington, DC 20528-8560.
    Please include your name, organization, mailing address, and e-mail 
address when submitting your request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Infrastructure Protection 
Plan: Charles Davis, NIPP Program Management Office, Preparedness 
Directorate/IP/IPD, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 
20528, 703-235-5338 or [email protected]

DATES: The draft National Infrastructure Protection Plan will become 
available on November 2, 2005. All requests for copies must be made 
within 15 days of this notice. Comments on the document should be 
submitted to DHS by December 5, 2005.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Protecting critical infrastructures and key 
resources from attack is vital to the Nation. Through HSPD-7, the 
President directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to produce a 
comprehensive, integrated national plan for the protection of critical 
infrastructures and key resources. On February 9, 2005, DHS released an 
interim version of the NIPP Base Plan. Since that time, DHS has been 
working to revise the NIPP

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Base Plan to provide further detail regarding the framework for 
protecting the Nation's infrastructure and setting the direction for 
implementing a coordinated, national effort. At this time, DHS is 
seeking comments from the public on the draft NIPP Base Plan. Anyone 
interested in reviewing the draft NIPP Base Plan can obtain a copy by 
forwarding a request to DHS following the steps described under 
Addresses above. All such requests must be received within 15 days of 
the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. 
Following receipt of your request for review, DHS will forward a copy 
of the draft NIPP Base Plan along with instructions on how to submit 

Bob Stephan,
Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection.
[FR Doc. 05-21984 Filed 11-2-05; 8:45 am]