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Notice of Meeting of The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC)

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AGENCY:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Start Printed Page 40525and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC) (formerly known as the “Commercial Operations Advisory Committee” or “COAC”) will meet in open session.

DATES:

Thursday, August 3, 2006, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held in the Horizon Ballroom of the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. If you desire to submit comments, they must be submitted by July 27, 2006.

Comments must be identified by USCBP-2006-0086 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: traderelations@dhs.gov. Include docket number in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail: Ms. Wanda Tate, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20229.
  • Facsimile: 202-344-1969.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the words “Department of Homeland Security” and 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 COAC, go to http://www.regulations.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Wanda Tate, Office of Trade Relations, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20229, telephone 202-344-1440; facsimile 202-344-1969.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (formerly known as the “Commercial Operations Advisory Committee” or “COAC”) [1] is tasked with providing advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of the Treasury and the Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on matters pertaining to the commercial operations of CBP and related functions within DHS or the Department of the Treasury.

The seventh meeting of the ninth term of COAC will be held at the date, time and location specified above. A tentative agenda for the meeting is set forth below.

The meeting is open to the public.[2] However, participation in COAC deliberations is limited to COAC members, Homeland Security and Treasury Department officials, and persons invited to attend the meeting for special presentations. Since seating is limited, all persons attending this meeting should provide notice, preferably by close of business Thursday, July 27, 2006, to Ms. Wanda Tate, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20229, telephone 202-344-1440; facsimile 202-344-1969.

For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Ms. Wanda Tate as soon as possible.

Tentative Agenda

1. Introductory Remarks.

2. Transportation Security Administration—(User's Guide on Security Seals for Domestic Cargo).

3. Advance Data Requirements.

4. CBP Strategic Plan.

5. Update on (HSPD-13/NMSAC) Homeland Security Presidential Directive-13 & National Maritime Security Advisory Committee.

6. Trade Enforcement Initiatives.

7. WCO (World Customs Organization) Framework.

8. C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism).

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Dated: July 11, 2006.

W. Ralph Basham,

Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, United States Department of Homeland Security.

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Footnotes

1.  Please note that CBP will continue to use “COAC” as the acronym for this Advisory Committee.

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2.  Upon entry into the Ronald Reagan Building, a photo identification must be presented to the security guards.

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[FR Doc. E6-11328 Filed 7-14-06; 8:45 am]

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