On August 31, 2004, The Department of Homeland Security published an interim rule in the Federal Register to inform the public of the expansion of US-VISIT programs to the 50 most highly trafficked land border ports of entry. All fifty ports will be identified no later than December 31, 2004. Additionally, DHS will collect biometric data from Mexican nationals traveling with a Border Crossing Card (BCC) and possibly alien crewmembers, but Taipei Economic and Cultural Representatives Office (TECRO) representatives and their dependents will be exempt from the requirement. Finally, the interim rule discusses comments it received and changes it made to the January 5, 2004 interim rule [69 Fed. Reg. 468 and 69 Fed. Reg. 482 (AMDOC# 200401001]. AMDOC#: 200408019