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August 15, 2006
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Proposed Rule Outlines New Document Requirements for Air and Sea Travel
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of State (State) announced the proposed requirements for the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI).
WHTI is the government’s plan to implement a provision of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act signed into law in 2004.
DHS and State are providing the public with an opportunity to comment on the proposed rules and enable them to meet the proposed requirements. The proposed timeline and requirements would be as follows:
Together, these two proposed rules set forth the requirements of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI).
The Department of Homeland Security is issuing an economic assessment of the proposed rule for air and sea. The public may provide input and/or comment on both the proposed rule and the economic assessment on or before September 24, 2006.
Those wishing to comment on the proposed rule may access the Federal Rule Making Portal at: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-6854.htm and follow the instructions for submitting comments. Submissions must include the agency name and docket number CBP 2006-0097.
U.S. Department of Commerce
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