FACA Committee Purpose & Justification The information in this plan was imported from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) database and transformed into StratML Part 1, Strategic Plan, format. Fiscal Year:2011 Committee Type: National Policy Issue Advisory Board U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee DHS 447457dd-a978-4cda-baef-cc448f22ca85 [627]: Department of Homeland Security [654]: http://www.dhs.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary 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. 98705cbc-8c54-4a45-84fb-bd0859f0a657 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. 2b86bad1-7ce7-4411-9a47-877566b10860 Recommandations 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. dd435324-6ca2-446a-8e15-cf071d2c984d Make, Accept, Implement e90d84d8-bf18-41b6-9ffc-e84a68fcbf2a 7866ac1d-6e28-4d0f-80ad-efc6a7ad7c2d Recommendations Made Number U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee Department of Homeland Security Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 The committee has been administratively inactive for several years. We expect the charter will be filed and members appointed in early 2012.The committee has made approximately 19 formal recommendations. There have also been around a dozen topics for discussion submitted over the life of the committee under the direction of CBP. 19 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 33123214-abc5-4361-a792-521acaa427b3 Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee Department of Homeland Security For a variety of its own reasons not applicable to the Committee, the agency may implement all/most of the recommendations, but few times recommendations are not implemented. n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 CBP 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 services facilitites standards in the airport environment, and providing more transparency in the allocation of funds for inspectional personnel. 55 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 e97dd98c-3a64-42e1-b362-c99d1df7c6fe Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee Department of Homeland Security There are sometimes a few proposals which were not funded in their entirety, those few being scaled back from their original level of requested funding (allowable under the program). n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 There 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. 45 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2013-07-09 http://explore.data.gov/resource/datasets/c5i3-bb9j Gannon (J.) Dick gannon_dick@yahoo.com Submit error.