Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee, 69585-69586 [05-22678]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 220 / Wednesday, November 16, 2005 / Notices 7. World Customs Organization Framework/Implementation 8. Centralization of Bond Processing 9. Update from CBP A. Textiles & Apparel Entry Processing A. International Trade Data Systems B. Update on ACE (Automated Commercial Environment) D. FDA/USDA Update 10. Broker Confidentiality 11. New Action Items 12. Adjourn Dated: November 10, 2005. Stewart A. Baker, Assistant Secretary for Policy, United States Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 05–22679 Filed 11–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Bureau of Customs and Border Protection [Docket No. USCBP–2005–0036] Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on November 30, 2005. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: Wednesday, November 30, 2005. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Customs International Briefing Conference Room (B 1.5–10), Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20229 from 12:30 p.m.—4 p.m. Members of the public may submit written comments at any time before or after the meeting to the contact person for consideration by this Advisory Committee. Written comments received by the contact person prior to the meeting will be considered for discussion at the meeting. A transcript of the meeting will be made available online for public viewing about two weeks following the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Roberto Williams, Office of Finance, Room 4.5A, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20229; telephone: (202) 344–1101; e-mail: Roberto.M.Williams@dhs.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:56 Nov 15, 2005 Jkt 208001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda of Meeting The agenda of the November 30 meeting is expected to include: 1. Introduction of the Committee members; 2. Discussion of activities since last meeting; 3. Discussion of workload and financial issues; 4. Discussion of future traffic trends; 5. Discussion of specific concerns and questions of Committee members; 6. Discussion of relevant written statements submitted in advance by members of the public; 7. Discussion of Committee administrative issues and scheduling of next meeting Background on the CBP Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee The CBP Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee (hereinafter the ‘‘Advisory Committee’’) was created under the authority of Section 286(k) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, as amended by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act of 1986 [Pub. L. 99–59; enacted October 30, 1986] (8 U.S.C. 1356(k)). Formerly known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee, the original Advisory Committee was responsible only for immigration airport and seaport inspectional services and associated user fees. The Executive Associate Commissioner, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) chaired that advisory committee. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 merged portions of the U.S. Customs Service and the INS to create Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Section 1512(d) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 transferred the responsibilities of the Advisory Committee to CBP. Under CBP, the executive Directors of Budget, Office of Finance; and Travel Security and Facilitation, Office of Field Operations, chair the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee held its first meeting under the direction of CBP in October 2003. A subsequent meeting was held in April 2004. It is noted that before the creation of DHS, there was an advisory committee called the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) Fees Advisory Committee, which met to discuss user fee issues related to customs inspectional services. All advisory responsibilities previously PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69585 handled by the COBRA Fees Advisory Committee have been vested within this Advisory Committee. In June 2005, the Advisory Committee’s charter was renewed and amended in consultation with the DHS Committee Management Officer. The charter reflects the broader responsibilities of CBP, providing that the Advisory Committee will give advice and recommendations on policy and program issues relating to CBP inspectional services at airports and seaports, whether the inspectional services relate to agriculture, customs, or immigration functions. Purpose of Committee The purpose of this Advisory Committee is the performance of advisory responsibilities pursuant to section 286(k) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended, 8 U.S.C. 1356(k) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 1 et seq. This Advisory Committee will advise on issues related to the performance of Airport and Seaport agriculture, customs, and immigration inspection services. This advice should include, but need not be limited to, the time period in which such services should be performed, the proper number and deployment of inspection officers, the level of fees, and the appropriateness of any proposed fee. These responsibilities are related to the assessment of an immigration user fee pursuant to 8 U.S.C. 1356(d), the assessment of a customs inspection user fee pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 58c(a)(5), and the assessment of an agriculture inspection user fee pursuant to 21 U.S.C 136a. The Advisory Committee focuses its attention on those areas of most concern and benefit to the travel industry, the traveling public, and the Federal Government. Public Attendance A limited number of members of the public may register to attend the public session on a first-come, first-served basis per the procedures that follow. Security requires that any member of the public who wishes to attend the public session provide his or her name and date of birth no later than 5 p.m. e.s.t., November 25, 2005, to Mr. Roberto Williams via e-mail at Roberto.M.Williams@dhs.gov or via phone at (202) 344–1101. Persons with disabilities who require special assistance should indicate so in their admittance request and are encouraged to indicate their desires to attend and anticipated special needs as early as possible. Photo identification will be required for entry into the public E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 69586 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 220 / Wednesday, November 16, 2005 / Notices session, and everyone in attendance must be present and seated by 12:30 p.m. Dated: November 10, 2005. Elaine P. Killoran, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of Finance, Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 05–22678 Filed 11–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Settlement Agreement Under the Oil Pollution Act (‘‘OPA’’) Notice is hereby given that on November 4, 2005, a proposed Settlement Agreement in In re Equinox Oil Co., Inc., et al., Civil Action Nos. 99–12688 and 99–13071 was lodged with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The United States and the State of Louisiana (‘‘State’’) each filed a Proof of Claim in this jointly administered bankruptcy action, seeking natural resource damages, and the United States also sought removal costs paid by the Coast Guard to clean up oil that was discharged into the waters of Lake Grande Ecaille in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana during a well blowout. The State and federal claims were authorized by the Oil Pollution Act (‘‘OPA’’). The well was owned by Alma Energy Corporation and operated by Equinox Oil Company, Inc. These companies filed for bankruptcy and subsequently were purchased by Elysium Energy, L.L.C. (‘‘Elysium’’), which assumed liability for these claims. Under the Settlement Agreement, Elysium agreed to pay $1.2 million to resolve the United States’ and the State’s natural resource damage claims, including costs to implement restoration projects on property near the location of the oil spill, past assessment costs, and estimated future restoration costs. The Coast Guard’s removal costs were paid earlier. The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the proposed Settlement Agreement. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, PO Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to In re Equinox Oil Co., Inc., et al., D.J. Ref. No. 90–11–3–07003. The Settlement Agreement may be examined during the public comment VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:56 Nov 15, 2005 Jkt 208001 period on the following Department of Justice Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/ enrd/open.html. A copy of the Settlement Agreement may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, PO Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–1547. In requesting a copy of the Settlement Agreement from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $6.75 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury. Thomas A. Mariani, Jr., Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 05–22739 Filed 11–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States of America v. Lone Moose Meadows, LLC, No. CV 05–76–BU–SEH, (D. Mt.) was lodged with the United States District Court for the District of Montana on November 3, 2005. This proposed Consent Decree concerns a complaint filed by the United States against Lone Moose Meadows, LLC pursuant to section 309(b) and (d) of the Clean Water Act (‘‘CWA’’), 33 U.S.C. 1319(b) and (d), to obtain injunctive relief from and impose civil penalties against the Defendant for violating the Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants without a permit into waters of the United States. The proposed Consent Decree resolves these allegations by requiring the Defendants to restore impacted areas, perform mitigation and to pay a civil penalty. The Department of Justice will accept written comments relating to this proposed Consent Decree for thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this Notice. Please address comments to Leif Johnson, Assistant United States Attorney, PO Box 1478, Billings, Montana 59103 and refer to United States of America v. Lone Moose Meadows, LLC, et al. and DJ #90–5–1– 1–17261. The proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Clerk’s Office, United States District Court for the District of Montana, Butte Division, 303 Federal Building, 400 North Main St., Butte, PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Montana 59701. In addition, the proposed Consent Decree may be viewed at http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ open.html. Dated: November 8, 2005. Scott Schachter, Assistant Chief, Environmental Defense Section, Environment & Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 05–22737 Filed 11–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 U.S.C. 50.7, notice is hereby given that on November 2, 2005, a proposed Consent Decree in United States, et al. v. City of Nashua, New Hampshire, Civil Action No. 1:05–cv– 00376–PB, was lodged with the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. In this action the United States, on behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘EPA’’), filed a Complaint against the City of Nashua alleging violations of the Clean Water Act concerning the City’s current and former combined sewer outfall (‘‘CSO’’) facilities. Under the terms of the Consent Decree, the City undertakes the implementation of a CSO abatement plan with a completion date of August, 2012. The mitigation measures are extensive, requiring completion of the separation of combined sanitary and storm water systems over a large section of the City; the design and construction of wetweather by-pass systems; the design and construction of new outfalls with screening and detention ponds in multiple locations; the design and construction of disinfection facilities; and substantial system-wide infrastructure improvements. For a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication, the Department of Justice will receive comments relating to the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States, et al. v. City of Nashua, New Hampshire, DOJ No. 90–5–1–1–08193. The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, District of New Hampshire, 53 Pleasant Street, Concord, New Hampshire, and at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 220 (Wednesday, November 16, 2005)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 05-22678]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

[Docket No. USCBP-2005-0036]


Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections 
User Fee Advisory Committee

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
Security.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport 
Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on November 
30, 2005. This meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: Wednesday, November 30, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Customs International Briefing 
Conference Room (B 1.5-10), Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20229 from 12:30 p.m.--4 p.m. Members of 
the public may submit written comments at any time before or after the 
meeting to the contact person for consideration by this Advisory 
Committee. Written comments received by the contact person prior to the 
meeting will be considered for discussion at the meeting. A transcript 
of the meeting will be made available online for public viewing about 
two weeks following the meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Roberto Williams, Office of 
Finance, Room 4.5A, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20229; telephone: (202) 344-1101; e-mail: Roberto.M.Williams@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda of Meeting

    The agenda of the November 30 meeting is expected to include:
    1. Introduction of the Committee members;
    2. Discussion of activities since last meeting;
    3. Discussion of workload and financial issues;
    4. Discussion of future traffic trends;
    5. Discussion of specific concerns and questions of Committee 
members;
    6. Discussion of relevant written statements submitted in advance 
by members of the public;
    7. Discussion of Committee administrative issues and scheduling of 
next meeting

Background on the CBP Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory 
Committee

    The CBP Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee 
(hereinafter the ``Advisory Committee'') was created under the 
authority of Section 286(k) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 
1952, as amended by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act of 
1986 [Pub. L. 99-59; enacted October 30, 1986] (8 U.S.C. 1356(k)). 
Formerly known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) 
Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee, the 
original Advisory Committee was responsible only for immigration 
airport and seaport inspectional services and associated user fees. The 
Executive Associate Commissioner, Immigration and Naturalization 
Service (INS) chaired that advisory committee.
    The Homeland Security Act of 2002 merged portions of the U.S. 
Customs Service and the INS to create Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP), as part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Section 
1512(d) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 transferred the 
responsibilities of the Advisory Committee to CBP. Under CBP, the 
executive Directors of Budget, Office of Finance; and Travel Security 
and Facilitation, Office of Field Operations, chair the Advisory 
Committee.
    The Advisory Committee held its first meeting under the direction 
of CBP in October 2003. A subsequent meeting was held in April 2004. It 
is noted that before the creation of DHS, there was an advisory 
committee called the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act 
(COBRA) Fees Advisory Committee, which met to discuss user fee issues 
related to customs inspectional services. All advisory responsibilities 
previously handled by the COBRA Fees Advisory Committee have been 
vested within this Advisory Committee.
    In June 2005, the Advisory Committee's charter was renewed and 
amended in consultation with the DHS Committee Management Officer. The 
charter reflects the broader responsibilities of CBP, providing that 
the Advisory Committee will give advice and recommendations on policy 
and program issues relating to CBP inspectional services at airports 
and seaports, whether the inspectional services relate to agriculture, 
customs, or immigration functions.

Purpose of Committee

    The purpose of this Advisory Committee is the performance of 
advisory responsibilities pursuant to section 286(k) of the Immigration 
and Nationality Act (INA), as amended, 8 U.S.C. 1356(k) and the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 1 et seq. This Advisory Committee 
will advise on issues related to the performance of Airport and Seaport 
agriculture, customs, and immigration inspection services. This advice 
should include, but need not be limited to, the time period in which 
such services should be performed, the proper number and deployment of 
inspection officers, the level of fees, and the appropriateness of any 
proposed fee. These responsibilities are related to the assessment of 
an immigration user fee pursuant to 8 U.S.C. 1356(d), the assessment of 
a customs inspection user fee pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 58c(a)(5), and the 
assessment of an agriculture inspection user fee pursuant to 21 U.S.C 
136a. The Advisory Committee focuses its attention on those areas of 
most concern and benefit to the travel industry, the traveling public, 
and the Federal Government.

Public Attendance

    A limited number of members of the public may register to attend 
the public session on a first-come, first-served basis per the 
procedures that follow. Security requires that any member of the public 
who wishes to attend the public session provide his or her name and 
date of birth no later than 5 p.m. e.s.t., November 25, 2005, to Mr. 
Roberto Williams via e-mail at Roberto.M.Williams@dhs.gov or via phone 
at (202) 344-1101. Persons with disabilities who require special 
assistance should indicate so in their admittance request and are 
encouraged to indicate their desires to attend and anticipated special 
needs as early as possible. Photo identification will be required for 
entry into the public

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session, and everyone in attendance must be present and seated by 12:30 
p.m.

    Dated: November 10, 2005.
Elaine P. Killoran,
Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of Finance, Customs and Border 
Protection.
[FR Doc. 05-22678 Filed 11-15-05; 8:45 am]
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