States unable to demonstrate this progress will not be able to receive an additional extension.
See, The 9/11 Commission Report, Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (July 2004) (9/11 Commission Report), p. The 9/11 Commission recommended implementing more secure sources of identification for use in, among other activities, boarding aircraft and accessing vulnerable facilities.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darrell Williams, REAL ID Program Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528 (202) 282-9829. Requests for extension must be submitted from the highest level executive official in the State overseeing the DMV to the REAL ID Program Office.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Abbreviations and Terms Used in This Document AAMVA--American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators ACLU--American Civil Liberties Union CAC--U. Department of Defense Common Access Card CDLIS--Commercial Drivers License Information System CHRC--Criminal History Records Check CRBA--Consular Report of Birth Abroad DHS--U. Department of Homeland Security DMV--Department of Motor Vehicles DOS--U. DHS received numerous comments from States arguing that the lack of a centralized verification system would make it impossible for most, if not all, States to comply with the minimum statutory requirements by December 31, 2009.
This rule establishes standards to meet the minimum requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005. Citizens in this category will likely encounter significant travel delays. The Act also permits a State otherwise in compliance with the Act to issue driver's licenses and identification cards that do not conform to the Act's Page 5274 requirements. DHS received over 21,000 comments on the NPRM and supporting regulatory evaluation during the sixty-day public comment period for this rulemaking action.These standards involve a number of aspects of the process used to issue identification documents, including: Information and security features that must be incorporated into each card; application information to establish the identity and immigration status of an applicant before a card can be issued; and physical security standards for facilities where driver's licenses and applicable identification cards are produced. Document Standards for Issuing REAL ID Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards G. The Act authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the States and the Secretary of Transportation, to promulgate regulations to implement the requirements under this Act. Physical security features on the driver's licenses and identification cards designed to prevent tampering, counterfeiting, and duplication of the documents for a fraudulent purpose. Responses to those comments are set forth in Section IV of this final rule.]]