Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC), 17092-17093 [2020-06261]

Download as PDF 17092 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 59 / Thursday, March 26, 2020 / Notices regarding the licensing of, and granting of permits to, persons desiring to transact customs business as customs brokers. These regulations also include the qualifications required of applicants and the procedures for applying for licenses and permits. Section 111.11 of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations (19 CFR 111.11) sets forth the basic requirements for a broker’s license, and in paragraph (a)(4) of that section provides that an applicant for an individual broker’s license must attain a passing grade (75 percent or higher) on the examination. Section 111.13 of the CBP regulations (19 CFR 111.13) sets forth the requirements and procedures for the examination for an individual broker’s license and states that the customs broker’s license examinations will be given on the fourth Wednesday in April and October unless the regularly scheduled examination date conflicts with a national holiday, religious observance, or other foreseeable event. The unprecedented situation related to the coronavirus (COVID–19) has a nationwide impact on CBP’s ability to conduct the customs broker’s license examination. Testing facilities are being closed beyond CBP’s control, and best practices for social distancing and limiting the size of gatherings militate against CBP attempting to establish alternative testing formats and sites. Accordingly, this document announces that the April 1, 2020 exam is postponed, and that the October exam date is still scheduled for October 8, 2020, as previously announced in a Federal Register notice (84 FR 71440) published on December 27, 2019. If another test date is identified, CBP will publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing that new date. In addition, CBP will continue to provide information on www.CBP.gov. Dated: March 19, 2020. Brenda B. Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade. [FR Doc. 2020–06407 Filed 3–24–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES U.S. Customs and Border Protection [Docket No. USCBP–2020–0013] Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 Committee management; Notice of Federal advisory committee meeting. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public via webinar only. There is no on-site, in-person option for this quarterly meeting. DATES: The COAC will meet on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. Comments must be submitted in writing no later than April 14, 2020. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar link and conference number will be provided to all registrants by 10:00 a.m. EDT on April 15, 2020. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Ms. Florence Constant-Gibson, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), at (202) 344– 1440 as soon as possible. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Florence Constant-Gibson, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229; telephone (202) 344–1440; facsimile (202) 325–4290; or Ms. Valarie M. Neuhart, Acting Executive Director and Designated Federal Officer at (202) 344–1440. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) provides advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on matters pertaining to the commercial operations of CBP and related functions within the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of the Treasury. Pre-Registration: For members of the public who plan to participate via webinar, please register online at https://teregistration.cbp.gov/ index.asp?w=177 by 5:00 p.m. EDT on April 14, 2020. For members of the public who are pre-registered to attend and later need to cancel a webinar registration, please do so online at https://teregistration.cbp.gov/ cancel.asp?w=177 by April 14, 2020. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues the committee will consider prior PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to the formulation of recommendations as listed in the Agenda section below. Comments must be submitted in writing no later than April 14, 2020, and must be identified by Docket No. USCBP– 2020–0013, and may be submitted by one (1) of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: tradeevents@cbp.dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 325–4290, Attention Florence Constant-Gibson. • Mail: Ms. Florence ConstantGibson, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number (USCBP–2020–0013) for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http:// www.regulations.gov. Please do not submit personal information to this docket. Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and search for Docket Number USCBP–2020–0013. To submit a comment, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button located on the top righthand side of the docket page. There will be multiple public comment periods held during the meeting on April 15, 2020. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to two (2) minutes or less to facilitate greater participation. Contact the individual listed below to register as a speaker. Please note that the public comment period for speakers may end before the time indicated on the schedule that is posted on the CBP web page, http://www.cbp.gov/trade/ stakeholder-engagement/coac. Agenda The COAC will hear from the current subcommittees on the topics listed below and then will review, deliberate, provide observations, and formulate recommendations on how to proceed: 1. The Intelligent Enforcement Subcommittee will provide updates and recommendations from the working groups under their jurisdiction for COAC’s consideration. The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Working Group will provide information regarding improvements in the eRecordation process and data sharing. The IPR Working Group will also provide updates and recommendations regarding the Department of Homeland E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 59 / Thursday, March 26, 2020 / Notices Security Report on Combatting Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods and the Executive Order on Ensuring Safe and Lawful E-Commerce for United States Consumers, Businesses, Government Supply Chains, and Intellectual Property Rights. The Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) and Bond Working Groups will provide updates on risk-based bonding as well as bonds for Foreign Trade Zones and pipeline operators. The Forced Labor Working Group will provide updates and recommendations on the proof of admissibility for forced labor allegations, industry collaboration, and statutory guidance related to disclosure and mitigation. 2. The Secure Trade Lanes Subcommittee will provide updates on the Trusted Trader Working Group’s activities specific to Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Trade Compliance implementation and new forced labor program requirements. The subcommittee will also provide an analysis of the In-Bond processes with a focus on specific ‘‘Pain Point’’ areas by mode, that are being developed for potential solutions and to create greater efficiency and present some recommendations for deliberation. Additionally, the Export Modernization Working Group will provide updates of export data elements and opportunities for export process efficiencies. The subcommittee will also report on the activities of the Remote and Autonomous Cargo Processing Working Group. 3. The Next Generation Facilitation Subcommittee will provide an update on the progress on the Emerging Technologies Working Group’s various initiatives, including the recent completion of the IPR Blockchain Proof of Concept assessment. The One U.S. Government Working Group will discuss progress on the Global Business Identifier and working group priorities. There will be a subcommittee update on the progress of the Unified Entry Processes Working Group’s work towards an operational framework and the results of mapping out perceived deficiencies in the current entry process. 4. The Rapid Response Subcommittee will provide updates on the newly formed U.S.–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) Working Group, the work that has been completed by the Broker Continuing Education Taskforce, and discuss its opinion as to why continuing education is important and should be mandated. Meeting materials will be available by April 13, 2020, at: http://www.cbp.gov/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 trade/stakeholder-engagement/coac/ coac-public-meetings. Dated: March 20, 2020. Valarie M. Neuhart, Acting Executive Director, Office of Trade Relations. [FR Doc. 2020–06261 Filed 3–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2020–N054; FRES48010811290 XXX] Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Application and Habitat Conservation Plan; Availability of Environmental Assessment; Extension of Public Comment Period Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; extension of public comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is extending the public comment period for the draft environmental assessment (DEA) and habitat conservation plan (HCP) in support of an incidental take permit (ITP) application received from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (applicant). The comment period for the DEA and HCP addressing the ITP application for incidental take, which published on March 2, 2020 (85 FR 12319), is extended by 15 days. Please submit your written comments by 11:59 p.m. PST on April 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: Document availability: To view the DEA and HCP, go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Sacramento Field Office website at http:// www.fws.gov/sacramento. Submitting comments: You may submit comments by one of the following methods. If you have already submitted a comment, you need not resubmit it. • Fax: (916) 414–6713. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Eric Tattersall, Assistant Field Supervisor; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office; 2800 Cottage Way, W–2605; Sacramento, CA 95825. We request that you submit comments by only the methods described above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Emery, Senior Biologist, Conservation Planning Division; or Eric Tattersall, Assistant Field Supervisor, at DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17093 the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office address above or by telephone at (916) 414–6600. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech disabled, please call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) received an incidental take permit (ITP) application on December 2, 2019, from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in accordance with the requirements of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). For more information, see the March 2, 2020 (85 FR 12319), notice. We are extending the public comment period on the DEA and HCP documents (see DATES and ADDRESSES). Authority We issue this notice pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22 and 17.32), and the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6 and 43 CFR 46.305). Jennifer Norris, Field Supervisor, Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2020–06269 Filed 3–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [201D0102DR/DS5A300000/ DR.5A311.IA000118] Land Acquisitions; Catawba Indian Nation, Kings Mountain Parcel, North Carolina Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 16.57 acres, more or less, of land in trust for the Catawba Indian Nation for gaming and other purposes on March 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Mailstop 3543, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, telephone (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 12, 2020, the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs made a final agency determination to accept land into trust for the Catawba Indian Nation under the authority of the Indian Reorganization E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 59 (Thursday, March 26, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17092-17093]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-06261]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[Docket No. USCBP-2020-0013]


Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC)

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

ACTION: Committee management; Notice of Federal advisory committee 
meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) 
will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in 
Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public via webinar 
only. There is no on-site, in-person option for this quarterly meeting.

DATES: The COAC will meet on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. 
to 5:00 p.m. EDT. Please note that the meeting may close early if the 
committee has completed its business. Comments must be submitted in 
writing no later than April 14, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar link and 
conference number will be provided to all registrants by 10:00 a.m. EDT 
on April 15, 2020. For information on facilities or services for 
individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the 
meeting, contact Ms. Florence Constant-Gibson, Office of Trade 
Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), at (202) 344-1440 
as soon as possible.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Florence Constant-Gibson, Office 
of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229; telephone 
(202) 344-1440; facsimile (202) 325-4290; or Ms. Valarie M. Neuhart, 
Acting Executive Director and Designated Federal Officer at (202) 344-
1440.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. The Commercial 
Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) provides advice to the 
Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the 
Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on matters 
pertaining to the commercial operations of CBP and related functions 
within the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of the 
Treasury.
    Pre-Registration: For members of the public who plan to participate 
via webinar, please register online at https://teregistration.cbp.gov/index.asp?w=177 by 5:00 p.m. EDT on April 14, 2020. For members of the 
public who are pre-registered to attend and later need to cancel a 
webinar registration, please do so online at https://teregistration.cbp.gov/cancel.asp?w=177 by April 14, 2020.
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues the committee will consider prior to the formulation of 
recommendations as listed in the Agenda section below. Comments must be 
submitted in writing no later than April 14, 2020, and must be 
identified by Docket No. USCBP-2020-0013, and may be submitted by one 
(1) of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected]. Include the docket number 
in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 325-4290, Attention Florence Constant-Gibson.
     Mail: Ms. Florence Constant-Gibson, Office of Trade 
Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW, Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number (USCBP-2020-
0013) for this action. Comments received will be posted without 
alteration at http://www.regulations.gov. Please do not submit personal 
information to this docket.
    Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket Number 
USCBP-2020-0013. To submit a comment, click the ``Comment Now!'' button 
located on the top right-hand side of the docket page.
    There will be multiple public comment periods held during the 
meeting on April 15, 2020. Speakers are requested to limit their 
comments to two (2) minutes or less to facilitate greater 
participation. Contact the individual listed below to register as a 
speaker. Please note that the public comment period for speakers may 
end before the time indicated on the schedule that is posted on the CBP 
web page, http://www.cbp.gov/trade/stakeholder-engagement/coac.

Agenda

    The COAC will hear from the current subcommittees on the topics 
listed below and then will review, deliberate, provide observations, 
and formulate recommendations on how to proceed:
    1. The Intelligent Enforcement Subcommittee will provide updates 
and recommendations from the working groups under their jurisdiction 
for COAC's consideration. The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) 
Working Group will provide information regarding improvements in the 
eRecordation process and data sharing. The IPR Working Group will also 
provide updates and recommendations regarding the Department of 
Homeland

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Security Report on Combatting Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated 
Goods and the Executive Order on Ensuring Safe and Lawful E-Commerce 
for United States Consumers, Businesses, Government Supply Chains, and 
Intellectual Property Rights. The Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty 
(AD/CVD) and Bond Working Groups will provide updates on risk-based 
bonding as well as bonds for Foreign Trade Zones and pipeline 
operators. The Forced Labor Working Group will provide updates and 
recommendations on the proof of admissibility for forced labor 
allegations, industry collaboration, and statutory guidance related to 
disclosure and mitigation.
    2. The Secure Trade Lanes Subcommittee will provide updates on the 
Trusted Trader Working Group's activities specific to Customs Trade 
Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Trade Compliance implementation 
and new forced labor program requirements. The subcommittee will also 
provide an analysis of the In-Bond processes with a focus on specific 
``Pain Point'' areas by mode, that are being developed for potential 
solutions and to create greater efficiency and present some 
recommendations for deliberation. Additionally, the Export 
Modernization Working Group will provide updates of export data 
elements and opportunities for export process efficiencies. The 
subcommittee will also report on the activities of the Remote and 
Autonomous Cargo Processing Working Group.
    3. The Next Generation Facilitation Subcommittee will provide an 
update on the progress on the Emerging Technologies Working Group's 
various initiatives, including the recent completion of the IPR 
Blockchain Proof of Concept assessment. The One U.S. Government Working 
Group will discuss progress on the Global Business Identifier and 
working group priorities. There will be a subcommittee update on the 
progress of the Unified Entry Processes Working Group's work towards an 
operational framework and the results of mapping out perceived 
deficiencies in the current entry process.
    4. The Rapid Response Subcommittee will provide updates on the 
newly formed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Working Group, the 
work that has been completed by the Broker Continuing Education 
Taskforce, and discuss its opinion as to why continuing education is 
important and should be mandated.
    Meeting materials will be available by April 13, 2020, at: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/stakeholder-engagement/coac/coac-public-meetings.

    Dated: March 20, 2020.
Valarie M. Neuhart,
Acting Executive Director, Office of Trade Relations.
[FR Doc. 2020-06261 Filed 3-25-20; 8:45 am]
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