Request for Applicants for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC), 26451-26452 [2014-10619]

Download as PDF 26451 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 89 / Thursday, May 8, 2014 / Notices Dated: April 30, 2014. Ira S. Reese, Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services. [FR Doc. 2014–10622 Filed 5–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of accreditation and approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a commercial gauger and laboratory. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, Inc., has been approved to SUMMARY: gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of September 11, 2013. DATES: The accreditation and approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as commercial gauger and laboratory became effective on September 11, 2013. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for September 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Approved Gauger and Accredited Laboratories Manager, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202– 344–1060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, that Intertek USA, Inc., 1941 Freeman Ave, Suite A, Signal Hill, CA 90755, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Intertek USA, Inc. is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from the American Petroleum Institute (API): API Chapters 3 .................. 7 .................. 8 .................. 12 ................ 17 ................ Title Tank gauging. Temperature determination. Sampling. Calculations. Maritime measurement. Intertek USA, Inc.is accredited for the following laboratory analysis procedures and methods for petroleum and certain petroleum products set forth by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Laboratory Methods (CBPL) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM): ASTM Title 27–48 .............................................. D4052 ............................................ 27–46 .............................................. D5002 ............................................ 27–11 .............................................. D445 .............................................. 27–06 .............................................. D473 .............................................. 27–03 .............................................. 27–05 .............................................. D4006 ............................................ D4928 ............................................ 27–08 .............................................. 27–13 .............................................. D86 ................................................ D4294 ............................................ 27–04 .............................................. D95 ................................................ 27–58 .............................................. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES CBPL No. D5191 ............................................ Standard test method for density and relative density of liquids by digital density meter. Standard test method for density and relative density of crude oils by digital density analyzer. Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids. Standard Test Method for Sediment in Crude Oils and Fuel Oils by the Extraction Method. Standard Test Method for Water in Crude Oil by Distillation. Standard Test Method for Water in Crude Oils by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration. Standard Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products. Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum and Petroleum Products by Energy-Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry. Standard Test Method for Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation. Standard Test Method For Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344–1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. https:// www.cbp.gov/about/labs-scientific/ commercial-gaugers-and-laboratories. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 May 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: April 30, 2014. Ira S. Reese, Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [FR Doc. 2014–10623 Filed 5–7–14; 8:45 am] [Docket No. USCBP–2014–0010] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P Request for Applicants for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC) PO 00000 U.S. Customs and Border Protection U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Committee Management; Request for Applicants for Appointment to COAC. AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is requesting individuals who are interested in SUMMARY: Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1 26452 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 89 / Thursday, May 8, 2014 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES serving on the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (COAC) to apply for appointment. COAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretaries of the Treasury and Homeland Security (DHS) on all matters involving the commercial operations of CBP and related functions. DATES: Applications for membership should reach CBP at the address below on or before June 23, 2014. ADDRESSES: If you wish to apply for membership, your application should be submitted by one of the following means: • Email: Traderelations@dhs.gov. • Fax: 202–325–4290. • Mail: Ms. Wanda Tate, Management & Program Analyst, Office of Trade Relations, Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Wanda Tate, Management & Program Analyst, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229. Email Wanda.J.Tate@ cbp.dhs.gov; telephone 202–344–1440; facsimile 202–325–4290. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: COAC is an advisory committee established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. COAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretaries of the Treasury and Homeland Security (DHS) on all matters involving the commercial operations of CBP and related functions. Balanced Membership Plans The COAC consists of 20 members who are selected from representatives of the trade or transportation community served by CBP or others who are directly affected by CBP commercial operations and related functions. The members shall represent the interests of individuals and firms affected by the commercial operations of CBP. The members will be appointed by the Secretaries of the Treasury and Homeland Security from candidates recommended by the Commissioner of CBP. In addition, members will represent major regions of the country, and, by statute, not more than ten (10) members may be affiliated with the same political party. It is expected that, during its upcoming fourteenth two-year term, COAC will consider issues relating to: Global supply chain security and facilitation; CBP modernization and automation; air cargo security; customs broker regulations; trade enforcement; VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 May 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 ‘‘One U.S. Government’’ approach to exports and to trade and safety of imports; agricultural inspection; revenue collection; and protection of intellectual property rights. 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. The members are not reimbursed for travel or per diem. Committee Membership Membership on the Committee is personal to the appointee and a member may not send an alternate to represent him or her at a Committee meeting. Appointees will serve a two-year term of office that will be concurrent with the duration of the charter. Regular attendance is essential; a member who is absent for two consecutive meetings, or does not participate in the committee’s work, may be recommended for replacement on the Committee. No person who is required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq. as an agent or representative of a foreign principal may serve on this advisory Committee. If you are federally-registered lobbyist you will not be eligible to apply for appointment. 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 the 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 will not be considered Special Government Employees and will not be paid compensation by the Federal Government for their representative services with respect to the COAC. Application for Advisory Committee Appointment Any interested person wishing to serve on the COAC must provide the following: • Statement of interest and reasons for application; • Complete professional resume; • Home address and telephone number; • Work address, telephone number, and email address; • Political affiliation in order to ensure balanced representation. (Required by COAC’s authorizing legislation; if no party registration or PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 allegiance exists, indicate ‘‘independent’’ or ‘‘unaffiliated’’); • Statement of the industry you represent; • Statement whether you are a federally-registered lobbyist; and • Statement agreeing to submit to preappointment background and tax checks (mandatory). However, a national security clearance is not required for the position. DHS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. DHS strives to achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all of its recruitment actions. Dated: May 5, 2014. R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2014–10619 Filed 5–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2014–N083; FXIA16710900000–145–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before June 9, 2014. ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, VA 22203; fax (703) 358–2280; or email DMAFR@ fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 89 (Thursday, May 8, 2014)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-10619]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[Docket No. USCBP-2014-0010]


Request for Applicants for Appointment to the Advisory Committee 
on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC)

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

ACTION: Committee Management; Request for Applicants for Appointment to 
COAC.

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SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is requesting 
individuals who are interested in

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serving on the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (COAC) to apply for appointment. COAC 
provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretaries of the 
Treasury and Homeland Security (DHS) on all matters involving the 
commercial operations of CBP and related functions.

DATES: Applications for membership should reach CBP at the address 
below on or before June 23, 2014.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to apply for membership, your application should 
be submitted by one of the following means:
     Email: Traderelations@dhs.gov.
     Fax: 202-325-4290.
     Mail: Ms. Wanda Tate, Management & Program Analyst, Office 
of Trade Relations, Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW., Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Wanda Tate, Management & Program 
Analyst, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229. 
Email Wanda.J.Tate@cbp.dhs.gov; telephone 202-344-1440; facsimile 202-
325-4290.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: COAC is an advisory committee established in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 
U.S.C. App. COAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the 
Secretaries of the Treasury and Homeland Security (DHS) on all matters 
involving the commercial operations of CBP and related functions.

Balanced Membership Plans

    The COAC consists of 20 members who are selected from 
representatives of the trade or transportation community served by CBP 
or others who are directly affected by CBP commercial operations and 
related functions. The members shall represent the interests of 
individuals and firms affected by the commercial operations of CBP. The 
members will be appointed by the Secretaries of the Treasury and 
Homeland Security from candidates recommended by the Commissioner of 
CBP. In addition, members will represent major regions of the country, 
and, by statute, not more than ten (10) members may be affiliated with 
the same political party.
    It is expected that, during its upcoming fourteenth two-year term, 
COAC will consider issues relating to: Global supply chain security and 
facilitation; CBP modernization and automation; air cargo security; 
customs broker regulations; trade enforcement; ``One U.S. Government'' 
approach to exports and to trade and safety of imports; agricultural 
inspection; revenue collection; and protection of intellectual property 
rights.

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. The members are not reimbursed for travel or per diem.

Committee Membership

    Membership on the Committee is personal to the appointee and a 
member may not send an alternate to represent him or her at a Committee 
meeting. Appointees will serve a two-year term of office that will be 
concurrent with the duration of the charter. Regular attendance is 
essential; a member who is absent for two consecutive meetings, or does 
not participate in the committee's work, may be recommended for 
replacement on the Committee.
    No person who is required to register under the Foreign Agents 
Registration Act, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq. as an agent or representative 
of a foreign principal may serve on this advisory Committee. If you are 
federally-registered lobbyist you will not be eligible to apply for 
appointment.
    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 the 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 will not be considered Special Government 
Employees and will not be paid compensation by the Federal Government 
for their representative services with respect to the COAC.

Application for Advisory Committee Appointment

    Any interested person wishing to serve on the COAC must provide the 
following:
     Statement of interest and reasons for application;
     Complete professional resume;
     Home address and telephone number;
     Work address, telephone number, and email address;
     Political affiliation in order to ensure balanced 
representation. (Required by COAC's authorizing legislation; if no 
party registration or allegiance exists, indicate ``independent'' or 
``unaffiliated'');
     Statement of the industry you represent;
     Statement whether you are a federally-registered lobbyist; 
and
     Statement agreeing to submit to pre-appointment background 
and tax checks (mandatory). However, a national security clearance is 
not required for the position.
    DHS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, 
sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital 
status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an 
employee organization, or other non-merit factor. DHS strives to 
achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all of its recruitment 
actions.

    Dated: May 5, 2014.
R. Gil Kerlikowske,
Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2014-10619 Filed 5-7-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-14-P