74 Fed.Reg. 26721 (June 3, 2009)

Starting May 28, 2009, DHS began a pilot program to test collection of fingerprints and biographic information by CBP at the departure gate, and by TSA at the security checkpoint. The pilot, planned to last 30-45 days, is being conducted at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW) and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) airports.

This latest pilot is in response to the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2009 [Public Law 110–329, 122 Stat. 3574, 3669–70 (September 30, 2008), which provided that no funding would be obligated for implementation of a final air exit solution proposed in an April 24, 2008 proposed rule, until Congress and GAO receive reports on exit systems that test at least two scenarios: (a) Where the airlines collect and transmit biometric exit data and (b) where CBP collects such information at the departure gates.