[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 143 (Thursday, July 24, 2008)]
[Pages 43209-43210]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-16960]



Bureau of Industry and Security

Technical Advisory Committees; Notice of Recruitment of Private-
Sector Members

    Summary: Six Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) advise the 
Department of Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls 
applicable to dual-use commodities and technology and on the 
administration of those controls. The TACs are composed

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of representatives from industry and Government representing diverse 
points of view on the concerns of the exporting community. Industry 
representatives are selected from firms producing a broad range of 
goods, technologies, and software presently controlled for national 
security, non-proliferation, foreign policy, and short supply reasons 
or that are proposed for such controls, balanced to the extent possible 
among large and small firms.
    TAC members are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and serve 
terms of not more than four consecutive years. The membership reflects 
the Department's commitment to attaining balance and diversity. TAC 
members must obtain secret-level clearances prior to appointment. These 
clearances are necessary so that members may be permitted access to the 
classified information needed to formulate recommendations to the 
Department of Commerce. Each TAC meets approximately four times per 
year. Members of the Committees will not be compensated for their 
    The six TACs are responsible for advising the Department of 
Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls and the 
administration of those controls within the following areas: 
Information Systems TAC: Control List Categories 3 (electronics), 4 
(computers), and 5 (telecommunications and information security); 
Materials TAC: Control List Category 1 (materials, chemicals, 
microorganisms, and toxins); Materials Processing Equipment TAC: 
Control List Category 2 (materials processing); Regulations and 
Procedures TAC: The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and 
Procedures for implementing the EAR; Sensors and Instrumentation TAC: 
Control List Category 6 (sensors and lasers); and Transportation and 
Related Equipment TAC: Control List Categories 7 (navigation and 
avionics), 8 (marine), and 9 (propulsion systems, space vehicles, and 
related equipment). To respond to this recruitment notice, please send 
a copy of your resume to Ms. Yvette Springer at [email protected].
    Deadline: This Notice of Recruitment will be open for one year from 
its date of publication in the Federal Register.
    For Further Information Contact: Ms. Yvette Springer on (202) 482-

    Dated: July 21, 2008.
Yvette Springer,
Committee Liaison Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-16960 Filed 7-23-08; 8:45 am]