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1 Beyond the Border Action Plan Border Infrastructure Investment Plan (BIIP) 1

2 Introduction In February 2011, the Prime Minister and President issued “Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness” Beyond the Border (BTB) Action Plan, released in December 2011, sets out specific initiatives based on the Vision Four areas of cooperation: Addressing Threats Early; Trade Facilitation, Economic Growth and Jobs; Cross-Border Law Enforcement; and Critical Infrastructure and Cyber Security Numerous departments and agencies from Canada and U.S. involved, with implementation overseen by Privy Council Office and White House BTB Action Plan has 34 initiatives, including 1 on border infrastructure

3 Major Border Crossing Infrastructure Two-fold BTB initiative with TC, FHWA, CBSA and CBP as partners Canada and the U.S. to make “significant investments” at key border crossings, with each identifying initial priorities: Canada - Lacolle, QC; Lansdowne, ON; Fort Erie, ON; Emerson, MB; & North Portal, SK U.S. - Alexandria Bay, NY; Lewiston, NY; Buffalo, NY; & Port Huron, MI Agreement to establish five-year binational Border Infrastructure Investment Plan (BIIP) to be renewed annually

4 Progress on Infrastructure Investments 4 In spring 2013, Government of Canada announced funding of up to $127M for infrastructure upgrades at four of its five Initial Priority Crossings: Lacolle, QC - $47M; Lansdowne, ON - $60M; Emerson, MB - $10M; North Portal, SK - $10M Truck cargo pre-inspection pilot launched at Fort Erie, ON Progress has been made with respect to investments for two of the four U.S. Initial Priority crossings: At the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, NY, bridge operator is widening approach to bridge and is working with CBP to renovate/expand commercial warehouse; State of New York (NY DOT) announced complementary investment for improved highway connection at Peace Bridge. At the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, MI, State of Michigan (MDOT) reconstructed, widened and improved highway access to bridge and leveraged funding from bridge operator for improvements to customs plaza. President’s FY2015 Budget request included funding for the reconstruction of Alexandria Bay

5 Progress on BIIP First-ever BIIP 1.0 released in May 2013 Phased approach - detailed profiles on seven binational Initial Priority POEs Outlined coordinated upgrades such as customs plaza replacement and redevelopment, additional primary and secondary lanes and booths, and expanded or new connecting roads and highway interchanges Included Approach for Developing Small and Remote POE Strategy, and List of 62 Small and Remote POEs Developed in consultation with states, provinces, border operators and the TBWG.

6 BIIP 2.0 Draft BIIP currently in approvals amongst partner agencies Developed in consultation with states, provinces, border operators and the TBWG. Expanded to include detailed profiles of 25 major POEs, highlight federal investments at 34 medium POEs and provide an update on the 62 small/remote POEs. DRIC/NITC added as new greenfield project Clarification of Funded/Approved project category Trade and traffic data tables for major POEs added CBP/CBSA annex on small/remote POEs being approved separately

7 Outline of BIIP INTRODUCTION 2.MAJOR BORDER CROSSINGS (25) 3.NITC / DRIC 4.MEDIUM SIZE BORDER CROSSINGS (34) 5.SMALL AND REMOTE BORDER CROSSINGS (62) 6.NEXT STEPS

8 Outline of BIIP 2.0 (Cont’d) 7.ANNEX A – SMALL AND REMOTE PORTS OF ENTRY 8.ANNEX B – LIST OF BORDER CROSSINGS (121) 9.ANNEX C – EXCERPT OF BEYOND THE BORDER ACTION 10.ANNEX D – WEBSITES AND CONTACTS 11.ANNEX E – DATA TABLES AND SOURCES 12.ANNEX F – ACRONYMS

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13 Next Steps Publicly Release BIIP 2.0 Consult with provinces, states and border operators on BIIP 3.0 Consider improvements to content, format and consultation process as BIIP matures. Continue to seek funding for infrastructure upgrades at Initial Priority POEs identified in BTB Action Plan and other important locations Add performance measures to BIIP as projects are completed and facilities occupied 13

14 Discussion How can content / format be improved? How can we account for technology/program innovations that reduce need for traditional infrastructure? How should the BIIP be used? What can we learn from U.S. – Mexico experience? How can consultation process be improved? 14

15 THANK YOU 15


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