DHS Issues Notice Requesting Comments on US/Canada Beyond the Border Action Plan

Today, the Department of Homeland Security issued a Federal Register Notice requesting public comments on the joint Action Plan for the United States-Canada Beyond the Border: Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness.  Comments are due Monday, January 9.

The Action Plan was announced by President Obama and Prime Minister Harper on December 7 in Washington, DC.  Please see the ACI-NA summary on the main aspects of the Action Plan related to aviation in our December 7 email.

ACI-NA will file comments in response to the DHS Notice generally supporting the Action Plan (e.g. changes on rescreening of baggage) and make suggestions where appropriate. 

DHS Federal Register Notice on Beyond the Border Action Plan
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-09/pdf/2011-31598.pdf

Beyond the Border Joint Action Plan
http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/wh/us-canada-btb-action-plan.pdf