S. 2459 (109th): GreenLane Maritime Cargo Security Act

Mar 27, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Susan Collins
Senator from Maine
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Last Updated
May 05, 2006
136 pages
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GreenLane Maritime Cargo Security Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Nov 16, 2005

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Signed by the President
Oct 13, 2006


This bill was introduced on May 2, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 27, 2006
Referred to Committee Mar 27, 2006
Reported by Committee May 02, 2006
Full Title

A bill to improve cargo security, and for other purposes.


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10 cosponsors (6D, 4R) (show)

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GreenLane Maritime Cargo Security Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit to Congress a comprehensive strategic plan to enhance international supply chain security for all modes of transportation by which containers arrive in, depart from, or move through U.S. seaports.
Directs the Secretary to develop and implement a plan for improving the Automated Targeting System for identifying high-risk containers moving through the international supply chain.
Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish: (1) an Under Secretary for Policy in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to serve as the principal policy advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security; and (2) an Office of Cargo Security Policy to coordinate all Department policies and programs relating to cargo security.
Establishes minimum standards for securing containers in transit to an importer in the United States, including international standards for the security of containers moving through the international supply chain.
Requires all containers entering the United States to be examined for radiation.
Establishes the Container Security Initiative (CSI) to identify and examine maritime containers that pose a risk for terrorism at foreign ports before they are shipped to the United States.
Establishes: (1) the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) to strengthen and improve the overall security of the international supply chain and U.S. border security; and (2) a third tier of C-TPAT (Greenlane) that offers additional benefits to validated C-TPAT participants that demonstrate a sustained commitment beyond the minimum requirements for participation in C-TPAT.
Establishes a port security grant program to correct port security vulnerabilities.

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