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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee (UFAC)

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Public Committee Meeting.

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee (UFAC) will meet on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public.

DATES:

The UFAC will meet on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. Please note that the meeting is scheduled for two hours and that the meeting may close early if the committee completes its business.

Pre-Registration: Meeting participants may attend either in person or via webinar after pre-registering using a method indicated below:

—For members of the public who plan to attend the meeting in person, please register either online at https://apps.cbp.gov/​te_​reg/​index.asp?​w=​30, by email to tradeevents@dhs.gov; or by fax to 202-325-4290 by 5:00 p.m. EST on October 20, 2014.

—For members of the public who plan to participate via webinar, please register online at https://apps.cbp.gov/​te_​reg/​index.asp?​w=​31 by 5:00 p.m. EST on October 20, 2014. Feel free to share this information with other interested members of your organization or association.

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Members of the public who are pre-registered and later require cancellation, please do so in advance of the meeting by accessing one (1) of the following links:

https://apps.cbp.gov/​te_​reg/​cancel.asp?​w=​30 to cancel an in person registration, or

https://apps.cbp.gov/​te_​reg/​cancel.asp?​w=​31 to cancel a webinar registration.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Courtroom B, Washington, DC 20436. All visitors to the International Trade Commission should proceed through the main lobby to Courtroom B.

For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Ms. Wanda Tate, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection at 202-344-1661 as soon as possible.

To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the committee prior to the formulation of recommendations as listed in the “Agenda” section below.

Comments must be submitted in writing no later than October 15, 2014, and must be identified by Docket No. USCBP-2014-0026, and may be submitted by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Email: Tradeevents@dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message.
  • Fax: 202-325-4290.
  • Mail: Ms. Wanda Tate, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 3.5A, 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. Do not submit personal information to this docket.

Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket Number USCBP-2014-0026. To submit a comment, see the link on the Regulations.gov Web site for “How do I submit a comment?” located on the right hand side of the main site page.

There will be two (2) public comment periods held during the meeting on October 22, 2014. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to two (2) minutes or less to facilitate greater participation. Contact the individual listed below to register as a speaker. Please note that the public comment periods for speakers may end before the times indicated on the schedule that is posted on the CBP Web page, http://www.cbp.gov/​trade/​stakeholder-engagement/​user-fee-advisory-committee.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Wanda Tate, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229; telephone 202-344-1440; facsimile 202-325-4290.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix), DHS hereby announces the meeting of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee (UFAC). The UFAC is tasked with providing advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on matters related to the performance of airport and seaport inspections coinciding with the assessment of an agriculture, customs, or immigration user fee. The UFAC meeting will be held on the date and time specified above.

Agenda

The UFAC will meet to discuss and report the work completed by the Financial Assessment and Options Subcommittee and the Processes Subcommittee:

1. The Financial Assessment and Options Subcommittee will be responsible for providing Customs and Border Protection an overview of current worldwide user fees being paid by industry, mapping how industry collects and transmits user fees to Customs and Border Protection, and discussing the option of having a third party study that would improve the committee and Customs and Border Protection's understanding of the universe of Customs and Border Protection's budget, costs, and funding sources.

2. The Processes Subcommittee will be responsible for developing advice that would enhance CBP operational efficiencies.

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Dated: October 1, 2014.

Maria Luisa Boyce,

Senior Advisor for Private Sector Engagement, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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[FR Doc. 2014-23744 Filed 10-3-14; 8:45 am]

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