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DHS - 627 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameU.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number627
Original Establishment Date10/30/1986Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.cbp.gov/trade/stakeholder-engagement...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date6/21/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Deputy Director, Office of Trade Relations
Date Of Renewal Charter6/21/2021Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Valarie
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Neuhart
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*8 U.S.C. 1356(k)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 344-1440
Effective Date Of Authority*10/30/1986Designated Federal Officer Fax*202 325-4290
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*valarie.m.neuhart@cbp.dhs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Advisory Committee focuses its attention on those areas of most concern and benefit to the travel industry, the traveling public, and the Federal Government. Advice from the Committee can influence staffing decisions at field locations, help to shorten inspection time-frames, and improve the flow of legitimate trade and people through more than 300 ports of entry.
How is membership balanced?*Committee membership is composed of agencies and businesses from the travel industry. Represented are national and international travel industry organizations, large airport facilities, and businesses representing the largest airlines and cruise companies.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*There were no public meetings during FY 20. The Committee generally meets twice annually. The meetings provide a forum for the industry to voice concerns and give recommendations to CBP and gives the agency an opportunity to report on progress achieved since the last meeting.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee serves to focus attention on those areas of most concern and benefit to both the travel industry and the federal government. It provides the travel industry and other interested parties a forum to discuss current inspection programs and fees. In addition, it provides the agency with the opportunity to elicit feedback and discuss proposed program and fee changes.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksNA
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentBecause of the sensitive law enforcement/intelligence nature of CBP operations we cannot speak in specifics, but committee recommendations are considered in workforce planning activities.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*60Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentA total of 60 formal recommendations have been issued over the life of the committee. There were no recommendations during FY20 since the Committee was inactive and did not hold any meetings.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*38.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentCBP has implemented a number of the recommendations that have been made by the committee. These include, but are not limited to, seeking increased appropriations to address airport staffing needs, creation of federal inspection service facilities standards in the airport environment, and providing more transparency in the allocation of funds for inspectional personnel.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*18.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThere are several recommendations that CBP is in the process of implementing. These include, but are not limited to, the consolidation of the three current industry fees into one fee, the improvement of performance measures to assess our efficiency and timeliness in performing inspections, and ensuring more consistency in procedures from port to port.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentTranscripts of each meeting are made available online approximately two weeks following each meeting. There is an advisory committee website that can be accessed by members and the public that will have information about meetings and presentations. There is a committee email address that the public and industry can send questions or comments to be answered. The email address is located on the committee website.
Agency Feedback Comment*This committee usually meets twice per year. It is during the meetings that CBP provides feedback regarding actions taken to implement recommendations and address any other advice offered by the committee.Narrative Description*This Advisory Committee provides a forum for representatives of the travel and trade community to be actively involved with CBP concerning operational and financial issues that can affect them. The feedback provided by the Advisory Committee helps CBP to align resources and respond to the needs of the travel and trade communities. CBP benefits from receiving feedback about proper personnel levels and projected work volume increases. By virtue of the discussions and planning associated with this Advisory Committee, CBP is also better able to ensure the seamless flow of legitimate trade and travel into and out of the United States. Given the size, complexity and scope of the CBP mission, and the large size of the private sector staff and facilities, the professional advice, experience, expertise, and technical assistance that the Advisory Committee and its advisory organization provide are critical to the overall mission of CBP.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Federal Employment
Public Services
Health
Safety
Justice
Drug Abuse Policy and Enforcement
Law Enforcement
Legislation
Legislation
Regulations
Rulemaking
National Defense
National Security and Defense
Transportation
Boating and Navigation
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-030880Financial Assessment and Options Subcommittee2020
 COM-031488Process Improvements Subcommittee2020
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036213U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee2019
 COM-032830U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001275U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003021U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003414U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005124U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005495U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007282U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007607U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009437U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009644U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011355U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011575U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee2007
 COM-013213U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013377U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee2005
 COM-015096Immigration and Naturalization Service Airport and Seaport User Fee Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015301Immigration and Naturalization Service Airport and Seaport User Fee Advisory Committee2003
 COM-016706Immigration and Naturalization Service Airport and Seaport User Fee Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017652Immigration and Naturalization Service Airport and Seaport User Fee Advisory Committee2001
 COM-018675Immigration and Naturalization Service Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019433Immigration and Naturalization Service User Fee Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020577Immigration and Naturalization Service User Fee Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021544Immigration and Naturalization Service User Fee Advisory Committee1997