[Federal Register: June 13, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 115)]
[Page 33871-33872]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[Public Notice 6254]

 Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Meetings June 19, 2008

SUMMARY: On June 4, 2008, a Federal Register Notice (73 FR 31908) was 
published announcing the Defense Trade Advisory Group's (DTAG's) open 
meeting on June 19, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the East Auditorium 
at the U.S. Department of State, Harry S. Truman Building, Washington, 
DC. This notice serves to announce the closed meeting being held from 8 
a.m. to 9 a.m. as well as the purpose and topics for discussion of the 
June 19th meetings.

DATES: There will be two meetings held the morning of June 19. The 
first meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and is for DTAG-
members only. A second meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 
is open to the public.

ADDRESSES: Both meetings on June 19th will be held in the East 
Auditorium at the U.S. Department of State, Harry S. Truman Building, 
Washington DC. DTAG members and non-member observers are required to 
pre-register due to security reasons; for further information regarding 
pre-registration requirements please see the notice published on June 
4, 2008 (73 FR 31908).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who need 
additional information regarding these meetings or the DTAG should 
contact the DTAG Executive Secretariat contact person, Allie Frantz, 
PM/DDTC, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, 
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, 
Washington, DC 20522-0112; telephone (202) 736-9220; FAX (202) 261-
8199; or e-mail FrantzA@state.gov.


(a) Background

    The membership of this advisory committee consists of private 
sector defense trade representatives, appointed by the Assistant 
Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, who advise the 
Department on policies, regulations, and technical issues affecting 
defense trade. Individuals interested in defense trade issues are 
invited to attend the open session and will be able to participate in 
the discussion in accordance with the Chair's instructions. Members of 
the public may, if they wish, submit a brief statement to the committee 
in writing.
    June 19, 2008, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Meeting--The purpose of this DTAG-
members only meeting is to provide the new DTAG membership for the 
2008-2010 term an overview of administrative procedures, and to 
conclude other preparatory work. The meeting will be closed in 
accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.160. Individuals who have been appointed 
to the DTAG for the 2008-2010 term have already been notified.
    June 19, 2008, 9 a.m. to 12 noon Meeting--Topics for discussion and 
assigned time frames are as follows: Self-Financing Options available 
for the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls 0900-1000; UK-US Defense 
Trade Cooperation Treaty Implementing Regulations--1000-1100; and the 
new USML Category VIII regulations implementing Section 17(c) of the 
Export Administration Act (EAA)--1100-1230.

(b) Availability of Materials for the Meetings

    Please visit the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls' Web site at 
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://pmddtc.state.gov/index.htm for any available materials 
pertaining to the topics for discussion. Draft Federal Register Notices 
on the DTAG topics of discussion will be posted on the PM/DDTC Web site 
under the DTAG tab no later than June 12, 2008.

(c) Procedures for Providing Public Comments

    The DTAG will accept written public comments as well as oral public 
comments. Comments should be relevant to the topics for discussion. 
Public participation at the open meeting will be based on recognition 
by the chair and may not exceed 5 minutes per speaker. Written comments 
should be sent to the DTAG Executive Secretariat contact person not 
later than June 17, 2008 so that the comments may be made available to 
the DTAG members for consideration. Written comments should be supplied 
to the DTAG

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Executive Secretariat contact person at the mailing address or e-mail 
provided above, in Adobe Acrobat or Word format. Note: The DTAG 
operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
amended; all public comments will be treated as public documents and 
will be made available for public inspection, and might be posted on 
DDTC's Web site.

(d) Meeting Accommodations

    Individuals requiring special accommodation to access the open 
meeting referenced above should contact Ms. Frantz at least five 
business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made.

    Dated: June 9, 2008.
Robert S. Kovac,
Designated Federal Official, Defense Trade Advisory Group, Department 
of State.
[FR Doc. E8-13374 Filed 6-12-08; 8:45 am]