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AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is seeking applications for appointment to membership on the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC). CTAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters relating to the safe and secure transportation and handling of hazardous materials in bulk on U.S.-flag vessels in U.S. ports and waterways. DATES: Application forms should reach the Coast Guard on or before September 29, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may request an application form by writing to E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 28874 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 96 / Thursday, May 18, 2006 / Notices Commandant (G-PSO-3), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001; by calling (202) 372-1425/1422; or by faxing (202) 372-1926. Submit application forms to the same address. This notice and the application form are available on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. The application form is also available at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/advisory/ ctac/ctac.htm. Dated: May 4, 2006. Howard L. Hime, Acting Director of Standards, Assistant Commandant for Prevention. [FR Doc. E6–7518 Filed 5–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Robert J. Hennessy, Executive Director of CTAC, or Ms. Sara S. Ju, Assistant to the Executive Director, telephone (202) 372-1425/ 1422, fax (202) 372-1926. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Lien Notice The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) is an advisory committee constituted under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. It provides advice and makes recommendations to the Commandant through the Assistant Commandant for Prevention on matters relating to the safe and secure transportation and handling of hazardous materials in bulk on U.S.-flag vessels in U.S. ports and waterways. The advice and recommendations of CTAC also assist the U.S. Coast Guard in formulating the position of the United States on hazardous material transportation issues prior to meetings of the International Maritime Organization. CTAC meets at least once a year, usually twice a year, at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC, or in another location. CTAC’s subcommittees and working groups may meet to perform specific assignments as required. The Coast Guard will consider applications for seven positions that expire on December 31, 2006. To be eligible, applicants should have the following experience associated with marine chemical transportation: Chemical manufacturing, vessel design and construction, safety and security, marine environmental protection, or marine handling or transportation of chemicals. Each member serves for a term of 3 years. Some members may serve consecutive terms. 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Abstract: The Lien Notice, CBP Form– 3485, enable the carriers, cartmen, and similar businesses to notify CBP that a lien exists against an individual/ business for non-payment of freight charges, etc., so that CBP will not permit delivery of the merchandise from public stores or a bonded warehouse until the lien is satisfied or discharged. Current Actions: This submission is being submitted to extend the expiration date. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses, Institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 112,000. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,296. Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public: N/A. If additional information is required contact: Tracey Denning, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 3.2.C, Washington, DC 20229, at 202– 344–1429. Dated: May 11, 2006. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, Information Services Branch. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 96 (Thursday, May 18, 2006)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2006-24700]


Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee; Vacancies

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Request for applications.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is seeking applications for appointment to 
membership on the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC). 
CTAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on 
matters relating to the safe and secure transportation and handling of 
hazardous materials in bulk on U.S.-flag vessels in U.S. ports and 
waterways.

DATES: Application forms should reach the Coast Guard on or before 
September 29, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may request an application form by writing to

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Commandant (G-PSO-3), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20593-0001; by calling (202) 372-1425/1422; or by faxing 
(202) 372-1926. Submit application forms to the same address. This 
notice and the application form are available on the Internet at http:/
/dms.dot.gov. The application form is also available at http://
www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/advisory/ctac/ctac.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Commander Robert J. Hennessy, 
Executive Director of CTAC, or Ms. Sara S. Ju, Assistant to the 
Executive Director, telephone (202) 372-1425/1422, fax (202) 372-1926.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The Chemical Transportation Advisory 
Committee (CTAC) is an advisory committee constituted under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. It provides advice and makes 
recommendations to the Commandant through the Assistant Commandant for 
Prevention on matters relating to the safe and secure transportation 
and handling of hazardous materials in bulk on U.S.-flag vessels in 
U.S. ports and waterways. The advice and recommendations of CTAC also 
assist the U.S. Coast Guard in formulating the position of the United 
States on hazardous material transportation issues prior to meetings of 
the International Maritime Organization.
    CTAC meets at least once a year, usually twice a year, at Coast 
Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC, or in another location. CTAC's 
subcommittees and working groups may meet to perform specific 
assignments as required.
    The Coast Guard will consider applications for seven positions that 
expire on December 31, 2006. To be eligible, applicants should have the 
following experience associated with marine chemical transportation: 
Chemical manufacturing, vessel design and construction, safety and 
security, marine environmental protection, or marine handling or 
transportation of chemicals. Each member serves for a term of 3 years. 
Some members may serve consecutive terms. All members serve at their 
own expense, and receive no salary, reimbursement of travel expenses, 
or other compensation from the Federal Government.
    In support of the policy of the Department of Homeland Security on 
gender and ethnic diversity, the Coast Guard encourages applications 
from qualified women and members of minority groups.

    Dated: May 4, 2006.
Howard L. Hime,
Acting Director of Standards, Assistant Commandant for 
Prevention.*COM007*
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