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[Federal Register: May 27, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 102)]
[Notices]               
[Page 30416]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr27my08-84]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

[Docket No. USCBP-2006-0037]

 
International Registered Traveler Pilot Program Name Changed to 
Global Entry; Program Starting Date Accelerated; Changes to Enrollment 
Center Information

AGENCY: Customs and Border Protection; Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: General notice.

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SUMMARY: On April 11, 2008, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
published in the Federal Register a notice announcing a pilot 
international registered traveler program, then referred to as 
International Registered Traveler (IRT), to be operated by CBP to allow 
for the expedited clearance of pre-approved low-risk air travelers into 
the United States. This notice announces that the program is now known 
as Global Entry and that the starting date of the pilot program has 
been moved up to June 6, 2008. This notice also updates the contact 
information for the Enrollment Center at Washington Dulles 
International Airport, Sterling, Virginia.

DATES: The pilot will commence June 6, 2008. Applications currently are 
being accepted. Comments will be accepted throughout the duration of 
the pilot.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fiorella Michelucci, Office of Field 
Operations, (202) 344-2564 (not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On April 11, 2008, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in 
the Federal Register (73 FR 19861) a notice announcing a pilot 
international registered traveler program, then referred to as 
International Registered Traveler (IRT), to be operated by CBP to allow 
for the expedited clearance of pre-approved low-risk air travelers into 
the United States. It was further announced that the pilot will begin 
on June 10, 2008, and will initially be conducted at the John F. 
Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica, New York; the George Bush 
Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas; and the Washington Dulles 
International Airport, Sterling, Virginia, and may expand to other 
locations as announced.
    All aspects of the program as described in the April 11 notice are 
still in effect except for the changes set forth in this notice. 
Applications started being accepted for the pilot on May 12, 2008, and 
are still being accepted. Comments will be accepted throughout the 
duration of the pilot to the addresses provided in the April 11, 2008 
notice.

Revisions to Previous Notice

    This notice is to inform the public of three changes relating to 
the April 11, 2008 announcement: The name of the program has been 
changed to ``Global Entry'', and the operation of the pilot will 
commence on June 6, 2008, four days earlier than the date announced in 
the April 11, 2008 notice. This notice also updates the contact 
information for the Enrollment Center at Washington Dulles 
International Airport, Sterling, Virginia. The new telephone number for 
that location is 703-661-2854; the new fax number is 703-661-0013.

    Dated: May 20, 2008.
W. Ralph Basham,
Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
 [FR Doc. E8-11629 Filed 5-23-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-14-P



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