Bill Introduced to Improve Transport Security

Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Senator Stevens (R-AK) introduced the Transportation Security Improvement Act of 2005 (S. 1052). The bill, if enacted into law, would make changes to all transportation modes. In the maritime sector, it would require Area Maritime Transportation Security plans to include a salvage response plan. It would require importers shipping goods to the United States via cargo containers to supply entry data under advance notification requirements. It would also require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a study of the feasibility and desirability of establishing a system of waterborne and port-related intermodal transportation user fees to provide funding for enhanced port security. (HK Law)

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