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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 (“COAC”) will meet on November 20, 2008 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public.

DATES:

COAC will meet Thursday, November 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. If you plan to attend, please contact Ms. Wanda Tate on or before Monday, November 17, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building in the Rotunda Ballroom, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Written material and comments should reach the contact person listed below by November 17, 2008. 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 November 17, 2008. Comments must be identified by USCBP-2008-0101 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, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 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 www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by 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 Avenue, 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 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 and the Department of the Treasury.

The eighth 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. Advance Trade Data (“10+2”).

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

3. Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement.

4. Customs Bonds.

5. Import Safety Initiatives.

6. World Customs Organization Updates.

7. CBP Trade Strategy.

8. Agriculture Programs Update.

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 Ronald Reagan Building will have to go through a security checkpoint to be admitted to the building. Since seating is limited, all persons attending this meeting should provide notice, preferably by close-of-business Monday, November 17, 2008, to Ms. Wanda Tate, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 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: November 3, 2008.

Kimberly A. Marsho,

Director, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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[FR Doc. E8-26521 Filed 11-4-08; 8:45 am]

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