Not later than January 31 of every other year, the Commissioner, in consultation with the Administrator of General Services shall—
(A)the Port of Entry Infrastructure Assessment Study prepared by the United States Customs Service, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the General Services Administration in accordance with the matter relating to the ports of entry infrastructure assessment set forth in the joint explanatory statement on page 67 of conference report 106–319, accompanying Public Law 106–58; and
(B)the nationwide strategy to prioritize and address the infrastructure needs at the land ports of entry prepared by the Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration in accordance with the committee recommendations on page 22 of Senate report 108–86, accompanying Public Law 108–90;
(2)update the assessment of the infrastructure needs of all United States land ports of entry; and
(3)submit an updated assessment of land port of entry infrastructure needs to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the House Committee on Homeland Security.
In preparing the updated studies required under subsection (a), the Commissioner and the Administrator of General Services shall consult with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Secretary, and affected State and local agencies on the northern and southern borders of the United States.
Each updated study required in subsection (a) shall—
(1)identify port of entry infrastructure and technology improvement projects that would enhance border security and facilitate the flow of legitimate commerce if implemented;
(2)include the projects identified in the National Land Border Security Plan required by section
1403 of this title; and
(3)prioritize the projects described in paragraphs (1) and (2) based on the ability of a project—
(A)to enhance the ability of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to achieve its mission and to support operations;
(B)to fulfill security requirements; and
(C)facilitate trade across the borders of the United States.
(d) Project implementation
The Commissioner, as appropriate, shall—
(1)implement the infrastructure and technology improvement projects described in subsection (c) in the order of priority assigned to each project under subsection (c)(3); or
(2)forward the prioritized list of infrastructure and technology improvement projects to the Administrator of General Services for implementation in the order of priority assigned to each project under subsection (c)(3).
(e) Divergence from priorities
The Commissioner may diverge from the priority order if the Commissioner determines that significantly changed circumstances, including immediate security needs, changes in infrastructure in Mexico or Canada, or similar concerns, compellingly alter the need for a project in the United States.
Public Law 106–58, referred to in subsec. (a)(1)(A), is Pub. L. 106–58, Sept. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 430, known as the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2000. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
Public Law 108–90, referred to in subsec. (a)(1)(B), is Pub. L. 108–90, Oct. 1, 2003, 117 Stat. 1137, known as the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2004. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
The table below lists the classification updates, since Jan. 3, 2012, for this section. Updates to a broader range of sections may be found at the update page for containing chapter, title, etc.
The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013
An empty table indicates that we see no relevant changes listed in the classification tables. If you suspect that our system may be missing something, please double-check with the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.
Description of Change
Statutes at Large
LII has no control over and does not endorse any external Internet site that contains links to or references LII.