Notice of the Meeting of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee, 23896 [E7-8245]

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 83 (Tuesday, May 1, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 23896]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-8245]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[Docket No. USCBP-2007-0044]


Notice of the Meeting of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') Airport and 
Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee (``Advisory 
Committee'') will meet in open session. The meeting will be open to the 
public.

DATES: Wednesday, June 6, 2007, 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Conference Room B 1.5-10, Ronald 
Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. If you 
desire to submit comments, requests for time to make oral presentations 
must be submitted by May 23, 2007. Comments must be identified by 
USCBP-2007-0044 and may be submitted by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: Roberto.M.Williams@dhs.gov. Include the docket 
number in the subject line of the message.
     Facsimile: (202) 344-1818.
     Mail: Mr. Roberto Williams, Cost Management Division, 1300 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 4.5A, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Department of Homeland Security, 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.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received by the Advisory Committee go to http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Roberto Williams, Cost Management 
Division, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 4.5A, U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 
20229; telephone number 202-344-1101; facsimile: 202-344-1818; e-mail: 
Roberto.M.Williams@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (5 U.S.C., app. 1), DHS hereby announces the meeting of the U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee 
Advisory Committee (hereinafter, ``Advisory Committee''). This Advisory 
Committee was established pursuant to section 286(k) of the Immigration 
and Nationality Act (INA), codified at title 8 U.S.C. 1356(k), which 
references the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 1 et 
seq.). With the merger of the Immigration and Naturalization Service 
into the Department of Homeland Security, the Advisory Committee's 
responsibilities were transferred from the Attorney General to the 
Commissioner of CBP pursuant to section 1512(d) of the Homeland 
Security Act of 2002. The Advisory Committee held its first meeting 
under the direction of CBP on October 22, 2003 (see 68 FR 56301, 
September 30, 2003). Among other things, this Advisory Committee 
advises the Department of Homeland Security via the Commissioner of CBP 
on issues related to the performance of airport and seaport inspections 
involving agriculture, Customs, or immigration based concerns. This 
advice includes, but is not limited to issues such as the time period 
during which such services should be performed and the proper number 
and deployment of inspection officers. Additionally, this advice 
includes the level and the appropriateness of the following fees 
assessed for CBP services: the immigration user fee pursuant to 8 
U.S.C. 1356(d), the Customs inspection user fee pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 
58(a)(5), and the agriculture inspection user fee pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 
136a.
    The fifth meeting of the CBP Advisory Committee will be held at the 
date, time and location specified above. A tentative agenda for the 
meeting is set forth below.
    This meeting is open to the public. Public participation in the 
deliberations is welcome; however, please note that matters outside of 
the scope of this committee will not be discussed.
    All visitors to the Ronald Reagan Building will have to show a 
picture ID in order to be admitted into the building. Since seating is 
limited, all persons attending this event must provide notice, 
preferably by close of business Wednesday, May 23, 2007, to Mr. Roberto 
Williams, Cost Management Division, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Suite 4.5A, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
Security, Washington, DC 20229; telephone number 202-344-1101; e-mail 
address: Roberto.M.Williams@dhs.gov; facsimile: 202-344-1818. Please 
include your name, telephone number, organization you represent, and e-
mail address (if applicable).
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
Mr. Roberto Williams as soon as possible.

Tentative Agenda

    1. Introduction of Committee members and CBP Personnel.
    2. Report of activities since last meeting of August 22, 2006.
    3. Operational initiatives and programs.
    4. Workload issues and traffic trends.
    5. Funding levels.
    6. User fee initiatives.
    7. Specific concerns and questions of Committee members addressed.
    8. Discussion of relevant written statements submitted in advance 
by members of the public.
    9. Committee's administrative housekeeping issues and scheduling of 
next meeting.
    10. Adjourn.

    Dated: April 26, 2007.
Eugene H. Schied,
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Finance, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection.
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