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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 Federal Advisory Committee meeting.

SUMMARY:

The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (popularly known as “COAC”) will meet on February 13, 2008 in Tucson, AZ. The meeting will be open to the public.

DATES:

COAC will meet Wednesday, February 13th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 W. Starr Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85745. Written material and comments should reach the contact person listed below by February 7th. Requests to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee prior to the meeting should reach the contact person at the address below by February 7, 2008. Comments must be identified by USCBP-2008-0001 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 the docket number in the subject line of the message.
  • Fax: 202-344-2064.
  • Mail: Ms. Wanda Tate, Office of International Affairs and Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, Room 8.5C, Washington, DC 20229.

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 International Affairs and Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Room 8.5C, Washington, DC 20229; traderelations@dhs.gov; telephone 202-344-1440; facsimile 202-344-2064.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., app.), DHS hereby announces the meeting of the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC). COAC is tasked with providing advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Commissioner of U.S. 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 fifth meeting of the tenth term of COAC will be held at the date, time and location specified above. A tentative agenda for the meeting is set forth below.

Tentative Agenda

1. Secure Freight Initiative/Advance Trade Data (10+2).

2. International Container Security.

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

4. ITDS (International Trade Data System).

5. International Trade Issues/Updates.

6. Import Safety.

7. Intellectual Property Rights.

8 . World Customs Organization Updates.

Procedural

This meeting is open to the public. Please note that the meeting may close early if all business is finished.

Participation in COAC deliberations is limited to committee members, Department of Homeland Security officials, and persons invited to attend the meeting for special presentations.

All visitors to the hotel must check-in with CBP officials at registration held in the lobby at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa. Since seating is limited, all persons attending this meeting should provide notice, preferably by close of business Thursday, February 8, 2008, 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 202-344-2064.

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 Ms. Wanda Tate as soon as possible.

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Dated: January 18, 2008.

Michael C. Mullen,

Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Affairs and Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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[FR Doc. E8-1214 Filed 1-23-08; 8:45 am]

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