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Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking; Notice of Public Meeting

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Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Department of Transportation.


Notice of public meeting.


This notice announces a meeting of the Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking.


The meeting will be held on May 16, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EDT.


The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Individuals wishing for audio participation and any person requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the Official listed in the next section.

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Nicole L. Bambas, Senior Advisor, Office of International Transportation and Trade, U.S. Department of Transportation, at or (202) 366-5058. Also visit the ACHT internet website at​stophumantrafficking/​acht.

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I. Background

The Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking (ACHT) was created in accordance with Section 5 of the Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act (Pub. L. 115-99) to make recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation on actions the Department can take to help combat human trafficking, and to develop recommended best practices for States and State and local transportation stakeholders in combatting human trafficking.

II. Agenda

At the May 16, 2019, meeting, the agenda will cover the following topics:

  • Welcome
  • Final Report Draft Review
  • Public Participation
  • Next Steps and Closing

A final agenda will be posted on the ACHT internet website at​stophumantrafficking/​acht at least one week in advance of the meeting.

III. Public Participation

The meeting will be open to the public on a first-come, first served basis, as space is limited. Members of the public who wish to attend in-person are asked to register via email by submitting their name and affiliation to by May 2, 2019. Individuals requesting accessibility accommodations, such as sign language, interpretation, or other ancillary aids, may do so via email at: by May 2, 2019.

There will be 30 minutes allotted for oral comments from members of the public joining the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for each commenter may be limited. Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must submit a request at the time of registration, as well as the name, address, and organizational affiliation of the proposed speaker. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, the Office of the Secretary may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their prepared remarks by 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 2, 2019, for inclusion in the meeting records and for circulation to ACHT members. All prepared remarks submitted on time will be accepted and considered as part of the record.

Persons who wish to submit written comments for consideration by ACHT during the meeting must submit them no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 2, 2019, to ensure transmission to ACHT members prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date and time will be distributed to the members but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting.

Copies of the meeting minutes will be available on the ACHT internet website at​stophumantrafficking/​acht.

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Dated: March 19, 2019.

Joel Szabat,

Assistant Secretary, Aviation and International Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2019-06242 Filed 3-29-19; 8:45 am]