Request for Applicants for Appointment to the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC), 40528-40530 [E6-11285]

Download as PDF 40528 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 136 / Monday, July 17, 2006 / Notices Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before September 15, 2006. ADDRESSES: To make sure that your comments and related material do not enter the docket [USCG–2006–25282] more than once, please submit them by only one of the following means: (1) By mail to the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. (2) By delivery to room PL–401 on the Plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366– 9329. (3) By fax to the Docket Management Facility at 202–493–2251. (4) Electronically through the Web Site for the Docket Management System at http://dms.dot.gov. The Docket Management Facility maintains the public docket for this notice. 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You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in room PL–401 on the Plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments received in dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the Privacy Act Statement of DOT in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. Information Collection Request 1. Title: Barges Carrying Bulk Hazardous Materials. OMB Control Number: 1625–0104. Summary: This information is needed to ensure the safe shipment of bulk hazardous liquids in barges. The requirements are necessary to ensure that barges meet safety standards and to ensure that barge crewmembers have the information necessary to operate barges safely. Need: 46 U.S.C. 3703 authorizes the Coast Guard to prescribe rules related to the carriage of liquid bulk dangerous cargoes. 46 CFR part 151 prescribes rules for barges carrying bulk liquid hazardous materials. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Respondents: Owners and operators of tank barges. Frequency: On occasion. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden remains 13,255 hours a year. 2. Title: Maritime Identification Credentials—Title 33 CFR Part 125. OMB Control Number: 1625–0110. Summary: This information is needed to control access to certain waterfront facilities and ensure that an individual, before entry to one of these facilities— (1) possesses an identification credential listed or approved pursuant to Title 33 CFR part 125, and (2) that the identity information is vetted by the Transportation Security Administration. Need: 50 U.S.C. 191 authorizes the Coast Guard to prescribe rules to safeguard vessels, ports and waterfront facilities during national emergencies. Respondents: Operators of port facilities. Frequency: On occasion. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 43,796 hours to 14,476 hours a year. Dated: July 6, 2006. R.T. Hewitt, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. E6–11206 Filed 7–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Customs and Border Protection Bureau Request for Applicants for Appointment to the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC) Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Committee Management; request for applicants for appointment to the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC). AGENCY: SUMMARY: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (formerly known as the ‘‘Commercial E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 136 / Monday, July 17, 2006 / Notices Operations Advisory Committee’’ or ‘‘COAC’’) to apply for appointment. CBP will continue to use ‘‘COAC’’ as the acronym for this Advisory Committee. COAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Commissioner of CBP, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Secretary of the Treasury on all matters involving the commercial operations of CBP and related DHS functions. DATES: Applications for membership should reach CBP on or before September 15, 2006. ADDRESSES: If you wish to apply for membership, your application should be sent to CBP by one of the following methods: • E-mail: Traderelations@dhs.gov. • Facsimile: (202) 344–1969. • Mail: Ms. Wanda J. Tate, Program Management Specialist, Office of Trade Relations, Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 4.2A, Washington, DC 20229. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Wanda J. Tate, Program Management Specialist, Office of Trade Relations, Customs and Border Protection, (202) 344–1440, FAX (202) 344–1969. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC) is an advisory committee established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. ‘‘COAC’’ was the acronym for the former ‘‘Commercial Operations Advisory Committee’’ which existed prior to the merger of the former U.S. Customs Service into DHS. CBP will continue to use ‘‘COAC’’ as the acronym for the Departmental Advisory Committee. Purpose and Objective: The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Commissioner of CBP, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Secretary of the Treasury on all matters involving the commercial operations of CBP and related functions within DHS or Treasury. The committee is required to submit an annual report to Congress describing its operations and setting forth any recommendations. The Committee provides a critical and unique forum for distinguished representatives of diverse industry sectors to present their views and advice directly to senior Treasury, DHS, and CBP officials. This is done on a regular basis in an open and candid atmosphere. Balanced Membership Plans: The members will be selected by the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:41 Jul 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 Commissioner of CBP (subject to approval by the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of the Treasury) from representatives of the trade and transportation community that does business with CBP, or others who are directly affected by CBP commercial operations and related functions. In addition, members will represent major regions of the country, and, by statute, not more than ten of the committee’s 20 members may be affiliated with the same political party. Background In the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100–203), Congress directed the Secretary of the Treasury to create an Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the Customs Service (now CBP). The Committee is to consist of 20 members drawn from industry sectors affected by Customs commercial operations with balanced political party affiliations. The Committee’s first two-year charter was filed on October 17, 1988, and the committee has been renewed for subsequent two-year terms eight times since then. With the creation of DHS, the Secretary of the Treasury delegated a joint chair and Committee management role to the Secretary of Homeland Security (see Treasury Department Order No. 100–16, 19 CFR part 0 Appx.). In Delegation Number 7010.3 (May, 2006), the Secretary of Homeland Security delegated to the Commissioner of CBP the authority to preside jointly with Treasury over the meetings of the Committee, to make appointments (subject to approval of the Secretary of Homeland Security) to COAC jointly with Treasury, and to receive COAC advice. It is expected that, during its tenth two-year term, the Committee will consider issues relating to enhanced border and cargo supply chain security. COAC will continue to provide advice and report such matters as on CBP modernization and automation, informed compliance and compliance assessment, account-based processing, commercial enforcement and uniformity, international efforts to harmonize customs practices and procedures, strategic planning, northern border and southern border issues, and relationships with foreign customs authorities. Committee Meetings The Committee meets at least once each quarter, although additional meetings may be scheduled. Generally, every other meeting of the Committee PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40529 may be held outside of Washington, DC, usually at a CBP port of entry. Committee Membership Membership on the Committee is personal to the appointee and is concurrent with the two-year duration of the charter for the tenth term. Under the Charter, a member may not send an alternate to represent him or her at a Committee meeting. However, since Committee meetings are open to the public, another person from a member’s organization may attend and observe the proceedings in a nonparticipating capacity. Regular attendance is essential; the Charter provides that a member who is absent for two consecutive meetings or two meetings in a calendar year shall be recommended for replacement on the Committee. No person who is required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act as an agent or representative of a foreign principal may serve on this advisory committee. Members who are currently serving on the Committee are eligible to reapply for membership provided that they are not in their second consecutive term and that they have met attendance requirements. A new application letter (see ADDRESSES above) is required, but it may incorporate by reference materials previously filed (please attach courtesy copies). Members of COAC will be appointed and serve as Special Government Employees (SGE) as defined in section 202(a) of title 18, United States Code. As a candidate for appointment as a SGE, applicants are required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). CBP, DHS, and Treasury may not release the report or the information in it to the public except under an order issued by a Federal court or as otherwise provided under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). Members will not be paid compensation by the Federal Government for their services with respect to the COAC. Application for Advisory Committee Appointment There is no prescribed format for the application. Applicants may send a letter describing their interest and qualifications and enclose a resume. Applicants may state the basis on which they believe they qualify for membership, such as their status as stakeholders. Any interested person wishing to serve on the (COAC) must provide the following: • Statement of interest and reasons for application; E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 40530 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 136 / Monday, July 17, 2006 / Notices • Complete professional biography or resume; • Political affiliation, in order to ensure balanced representation. (If no party registration or allegiance exists, indicate ‘‘independent’’ or ‘‘unaffiliated’’). In addition, all applicants must state in their applications that they agree to submit to pre-appointment background and tax checks. However, a national security clearance is not required for the position. In support of the policy of the Department of Homeland Security on gender and ethnic diversity, qualified women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply for membership. Dated: July 12, 2006. W. Ralph Basham, Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. E6–11285 Filed 7–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2006–25335] RIN 1652–AZ08 Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records; National Finance Center (NFC) Payroll Personnel System Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: Notice to establish a new system of records; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is establishing a new system of records under the Privacy Act of 1974. The new system is known as the National Finance Center Payroll Personnel System (DHS/TSA 022) and is to be used to reflect the agency’s migration from its legacy payroll system (the Department of Transportation’s Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPS), Consolidated Uniform Payroll System (CUPS), and Consolidated Personnel Management Information System (CPMIS)) to the Department of Agriculture’s National Finance Center (NFC). DATES: Submit comments by August 16, rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 2006. You may submit comments, identified by the TSA docket number to this rulemaking, using any one of the following methods: Comments Filed Electronically: You may submit comments through the ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:41 Jul 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 docket Web site at http://dms.dot.gov. You also may submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Comments Submitted by Mail, Fax, or In Person: Address or deliver your written, signed comments to the Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001; Fax: 202–493–2251. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for format and other information about comment submissions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa S. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 136 (Monday, July 17, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40528-40530]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Customs and Border Protection Bureau


Request for Applicants for Appointment to the Departmental 
Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border 
Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC)

AGENCY: Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS).

ACTION: Committee Management; request for applicants for appointment to 
the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs 
and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC).

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SUMMARY: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is requesting individuals 
who are interested in serving on the Departmental Advisory Committee on 
Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related 
Homeland Security Functions (formerly known as the ``Commercial

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Operations Advisory Committee'' or ``COAC'') to apply for appointment. 
CBP will continue to use ``COAC'' as the acronym for this Advisory 
Committee. COAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the 
Commissioner of CBP, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Secretary of 
the Treasury on all matters involving the commercial operations of CBP 
and related DHS functions.

DATES: Applications for membership should reach CBP on or before 
September 15, 2006.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to apply for membership, your application should 
be sent to CBP by one of the following methods:
     E-mail: Traderelations@dhs.gov.
     Facsimile: (202) 344-1969.
     Mail: Ms. Wanda J. Tate, Program Management Specialist, 
Office of Trade Relations, Customs and Border Protection, 1300 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 4.2A, Washington, DC 20229.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Wanda J. Tate, Program Management 
Specialist, Office of Trade Relations, Customs and Border Protection, 
(202) 344-1440, FAX (202) 344-1969.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Departmental Advisory Committee on 
Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related 
Homeland Security Functions (COAC) is an advisory committee established 
in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. ``COAC'' was the acronym for the former 
``Commercial Operations Advisory Committee'' which existed prior to the 
merger of the former U.S. Customs Service into DHS. CBP will continue 
to use ``COAC'' as the acronym for the Departmental Advisory Committee.
    Purpose and Objective: The purpose of the Committee is to provide 
advice to the Commissioner of CBP, the Secretary of Homeland Security, 
and the Secretary of the Treasury on all matters involving the 
commercial operations of CBP and related functions within DHS or 
Treasury. The committee is required to submit an annual report to 
Congress describing its operations and setting forth any 
recommendations. The Committee provides a critical and unique forum for 
distinguished representatives of diverse industry sectors to present 
their views and advice directly to senior Treasury, DHS, and CBP 
officials. This is done on a regular basis in an open and candid 
atmosphere.
    Balanced Membership Plans: The members will be selected by the 
Commissioner of CBP (subject to approval by the Secretary of Homeland 
Security and the Secretary of the Treasury) from representatives of the 
trade and transportation community that does business with CBP, or 
others who are directly affected by CBP commercial operations and 
related functions. In addition, members will represent major regions of 
the country, and, by statute, not more than ten of the committee's 20 
members may be affiliated with the same political party.

Background

    In the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100-203), 
Congress directed the Secretary of the Treasury to create an Advisory 
Committee on Commercial Operations of the Customs Service (now CBP). 
The Committee is to consist of 20 members drawn from industry sectors 
affected by Customs commercial operations with balanced political party 
affiliations. The Committee's first two-year charter was filed on 
October 17, 1988, and the committee has been renewed for subsequent 
two-year terms eight times since then.
    With the creation of DHS, the Secretary of the Treasury delegated a 
joint chair and Committee management role to the Secretary of Homeland 
Security (see Treasury Department Order No. 100-16, 19 CFR part 0 
Appx.). In Delegation Number 7010.3 (May, 2006), the Secretary of 
Homeland Security delegated to the Commissioner of CBP the authority to 
preside jointly with Treasury over the meetings of the Committee, to 
make appointments (subject to approval of the Secretary of Homeland 
Security) to COAC jointly with Treasury, and to receive COAC advice.
    It is expected that, during its tenth two-year term, the Committee 
will consider issues relating to enhanced border and cargo supply chain 
security. COAC will continue to provide advice and report such matters 
as on CBP modernization and automation, informed compliance and 
compliance assessment, account-based processing, commercial enforcement 
and uniformity, international efforts to harmonize customs practices 
and procedures, strategic planning, northern border and southern border 
issues, and relationships with foreign customs authorities.

Committee Meetings

    The Committee meets at least once each quarter, although additional 
meetings may be scheduled. Generally, every other meeting of the 
Committee may be held outside of Washington, DC, usually at a CBP port 
of entry.

Committee Membership

    Membership on the Committee is personal to the appointee and is 
concurrent with the two-year duration of the charter for the tenth 
term. Under the Charter, a member may not send an alternate to 
represent him or her at a Committee meeting. However, since Committee 
meetings are open to the public, another person from a member's 
organization may attend and observe the proceedings in a 
nonparticipating capacity. Regular attendance is essential; the Charter 
provides that a member who is absent for two consecutive meetings or 
two meetings in a calendar year shall be recommended for replacement on 
the Committee.
    No person who is required to register under the Foreign Agents 
Registration Act as an agent or representative of a foreign principal 
may serve on this advisory committee.
    Members who are currently serving on the Committee are eligible to 
re-apply for membership provided that they are not in their second 
consecutive term and that they have met attendance requirements. A new 
application letter (see ADDRESSES above) is required, but it may 
incorporate by reference materials previously filed (please attach 
courtesy copies).
    Members of COAC will be appointed and serve as Special Government 
Employees (SGE) as defined in section 202(a) of title 18, United States 
Code. As a candidate for appointment as a SGE, applicants are required 
to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). 
CBP, DHS, and Treasury may not release the report or the information in 
it to the public except under an order issued by a Federal court or as 
otherwise provided under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a).
    Members will not be paid compensation by the Federal Government for 
their services with respect to the COAC.

Application for Advisory Committee Appointment

    There is no prescribed format for the application. Applicants may 
send a letter describing their interest and qualifications and enclose 
a resume. Applicants may state the basis on which they believe they 
qualify for membership, such as their status as stakeholders.
    Any interested person wishing to serve on the (COAC) must provide 
the following:
     Statement of interest and reasons for application;

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     Complete professional biography or resume;
     Political affiliation, in order to ensure balanced 
representation. (If no party registration or allegiance exists, 
indicate ``independent'' or ``unaffiliated'').
    In addition, all applicants must state in their applications that 
they agree to submit to pre-appointment background and tax checks. 
However, a national security clearance is not required for the 
position.
    In support of the policy of the Department of Homeland Security on 
gender and ethnic diversity, qualified women and members of minority 
groups are encouraged to apply for membership.

    Dated: July 12, 2006.
W. Ralph Basham,
Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. E6-11285 Filed 7-14-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-14-P