[Federal Register: August 10, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 152)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
[Docket No. USCBP-2006-0037]
Expansion of Global Entry Pilot Program
AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection; DHS.
ACTION: General notice.
SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is currently
conducting an international trusted traveler pilot program, referred to
as Global Entry, at seven airports. This document announces the
expansion of the pilot to include thirteen additional airports.
DATES: The exact starting date for each airport location will be
announced on the Web site at http://www.globalentry.gov.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``USCBP-2006-0037,''
by one of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
Mail: Border Security Regulations Branch, Regulations and
Rulings, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border
Protection, Mint Annex, 799 9th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20229.
Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency
name, document title, and docket number (USCBP-2006-0037) for this
notice. All comments received will be posted without change to http://
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or
comments received go to http://www.regulations.gov. Submitted comments
may also be inspected during regular business days between the hours of
9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Office of Regulations and Rulings, Office
of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 799 9th
Street, NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC. Arrangements to inspect
submitted comments should be made in advance by calling Mr. Joseph
Clark at (202) 325-0118.
Applications for the Global Entry pilot are available through the
Global On-Line Enrollment System (GOES) at http://www.globalentry.gov.
Applications must be completed and submitted electronically.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fiorella Michelucci, Office of Field
Operations, (202) 344-2564, or Daniel Tanciar, Office of Field
Operations, (202) 344-2818 (not toll-free numbers).
CBP is currently conducting a pilot program called Global Entry,
which began on June 6, 2008. This pilot was announced in a notice
published in the Federal Register (73 FR 19861) on April 11, 2008.
The Global Entry pilot program allows for the expedited clearance
of pre-approved, low-risk travelers into the United States. The initial
Federal Register notice published on April 11, 2008 contained a
detailed description of the program, the eligibility criteria and the
application and selection process, and the initial airport locations:
John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica, New York, Terminal 4
(JFK); the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas (IAH);
and the Washington Dulles International Airport, Sterling, Virginia
(IAD). CBP chose these initial airports due to the large numbers of
travelers that arrive at those locations from outside the United
On August 13, 2008, in a notice published in the Federal Register
(73 FR 47204), CBP announced that the pilot was being expanded to
include all terminals at JFK and four additional airports: Los Angeles
International Airport, Los Angeles, California (LAX); Hartsfield-
Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia (ATL); Chicago
O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois (ORD); and Miami
International Airport, Miami, Florida (MIA).
Initially, only U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. Lawful
Permanent Residents (LPRs) were eligible to participate in the Global
Entry pilot. However, as explained in the April 11, 2008 Federal
Register notice, CBP has been working with other countries to recognize
comparable programs operated by these countries and, as these
arrangements are finalized, CBP will expand its eligibility criteria.
The April 11 notice stated that such expansions of the pilot would be
announced by publication in the Federal Register. On April 23, 2009,
CBP published a notice in the Federal Register (74 FR 18586) that
expanded eligibility for participation in the Global Entry pilot to
include citizens of the Netherlands who participate in Privium, an
expedited travel program in the Netherlands, provided they otherwise
satisfy the requirements for participation in the Global Entry pilot
program. Pursuant to the reciprocal arrangement with the Government of
the Netherlands, these applicants are eligible for participation in the
Global Entry pilot upon successful completion of a thorough risk
assessment by both CBP and the Government of the Netherlands. Pursuant
to the reciprocal arrangement, U.S. citizens who participate in the
Global Entry pilot will have the option to apply for participation in
Privium. For a more detailed discussion about the expansion of
applicant eligibility to include citizens of the Netherlands, please
refer to the April 23, 2009 Federal Register notice.
The Global Entry pilot project offers pilot participants expedited
entry into the United States at any of the designated airport locations
by using automated kiosks located in the Federal Inspection Services
(FIS) area of each airport. Global Entry uses fingerprint biometrics
technology to verify a participant's identity and confirm his or her
status as a participant.
After arriving at the FIS area, participants proceed directly to
the Global Entry kiosk. A sticker affixed to the participant's passport
at the time of acceptance in Global Entry will provide visual
identification that the individual can be referred to the kiosk. Global
Entry participants need not wait in the regular passport control
primary inspection lines.
After arriving at the kiosk, participants activate the system by
inserting into the document reader either a machine-readable passport
or a machine-readable U.S. permanent resident card. On-screen
instructions guide participants to provide fingerprints electronically.
These fingerprints are compared with the fingerprint biometrics on file
to validate identity and confirm that the individual is a member of the
program. Participants are also prompted to look at the camera for a
When the procedures at the kiosk have been successfully completed,
which also involves responding to several customs declaration questions
by use of a touch-screen, participants are issued a transaction
receipt. This receipt must be provided along with the passport or LPR
card to the CBP Officer at the exit control area who will examine and
inspect these documents. CBP Officers stationed in booths next to the
kiosk lanes also oversee activities at the kiosk.
When using the Global Entry kiosks, Global Entry participants are
required to use the kiosk to declare all articles being brought into
the U.S. pursuant to 19 CFR 148.11.
If a Global Entry participant declares any of the following, the
kiosk redirects that user to the head of the line at the nearest, open
passport control, primary inspection station:
(a) Commercial merchandise or commercial samples, or items that
exceed the applicable personal exemption amount;
(b) More than $10,000 in currency or other monetary instruments
(checks, money orders, etc.), or foreign equivalent in any form; or
(c) Restricted/prohibited goods, such as agricultural products,
firearms, mace, pepper spray, endangered animals, birds, narcotics,
fireworks, Cuban goods, and plants.
Global Entry participants may also be subject to further
examination and inspection as determined by CBP Officers at any time
during the arrival process.
For a more detailed description of the Global Entry pilot program,
please refer to the April 11, 2008 Federal Register notice, 73 FR
Expansion to Additional Airports
This notice announces that the pilot will be expanded to include
thirteen additional airports. As with the choice of initial airports,
CBP is expanding the Global Entry pilot to include those airports that
service the largest numbers of travelers arriving from outside the
New Airports and Dates of Operation
CBP will expand the Global Entry pilot to the following airports:
Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, New Jersey (EWR); San
Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California (SFO);
Orlando International Airport, Orlando, Florida (ORD); Detroit
Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Romulus, Michigan (DET); Dallas Fort
Worth International Airport, Dallas, Texas (DFW); Honolulu
International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii (HNL); Boston--Logan
International Airport, Boston, Massachusetts (BOS); Las Vegas--McCarran
International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS); Sanford--Orlando
International Airport, Sanford, Florida (SSB); Seattle--Tacoma
International Airport-SEATAC, Seattle, Washington (STT); Philadelphia
International Airport, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PHL); San Juan--Luis
Munos Marin International Airport, San Juan, Puerto Rico (SAJ) and Ft.
Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
(FLL). The exact dates of the expansion of the Global Entry pilot to
the individual airports will be announced at http://
All other aspects of the program as described in the previous
notices are still in effect.
Dated: August 4, 2009.
Thomas S. Winkowski,
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations.
[FR Doc. E9-19038 Filed 8-7-09; 8:45 am]
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