Communication with CBP (2019 - 2020-03)

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Port of Seattle of King County, WA.
Tracking #

20-116

Est. Completion May 22, 2020
Status
Partially Completed

Communications

From: Phil Mocek


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Communication between Port of Seattle Commission staff and United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) since January 1, 2019.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Phil Mocek

From: Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle

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Mr. Mocek:

We are in receipt of your public records requests (below) which you emailed to the public disclosure email inbox on March 6.

In order better streamline our responses to you and respond more efficiently to your requests, we consolidated all them into one request. This request number is 20-116.

We are currently reviewing your requested records, and pursuant to RCW 42.56, please expect an update on or before April 17, 2020.

Biometric Air Exit Business Requirements Document, v2.0 In addendum number one to Port of Seattle RFP 19-86, "SEA Airport Biometric Air Exit System," item two directs proposers to address the following question in their initial proposal submittal: "CBP APPROVAL: Has the solution you are proposing in this RFP been approved by the CBP per item #3 of the Biometric Air Exit Business Requirements Document, v2.0?"

Any privacy policy applicable to images captured by port-owned "biometric exit" cameras and/or applicable to data derived from such images (i.e., the computed mapping of "constellations" of facial features that are used by automated face recognition systems).

All contracts between Port of Seattle and one or more other parties (including but not limited to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or "CBP") related to ownership, operation of, or access to, Automated Passport Control kiosks.

Any of the following, provided to the Port of Seattle by U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") and applicable to facial images collected by biometric entry and/or exit systems (including, but not limited to, Automated Passport Control kiosks): U.S. Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") approvals, OMB approval numbers, and Paperwork Reduction Act ("PRA") notices. I also request any communications between the Port of Seattle and CBP pertaining to such OMB approvals, OMB control numbers, or PRA notices.

Any Privacy Act System Of Records Notices ("SORNs"), Privacy Act regulations, or Privacy Act exemption regulations, provided to Port of Seattle by U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") and applicable to a) facial images collected by biometric entry and/or exit systems (including but not limited to, Automated Passport Control kiosks) and/or b) data derived from those images, such as mappings of the "constellation" of facial features used by automated face recognition systems.

Any privacy policies provided to the Port of Seattle by any airline and applicable to facial images collected by facial recognition systems and/or to data derived from those images, such as mappings of the "constellation" of facial features used by automated face recognition systems.

Communication between Port of Seattle Commission staff and United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) since January 1, 2019.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Jerome Wilen, CPRO
Public Disclosure Manager, Port of Seattle
Phone: 206-787-4141| Cell: 206-605-6786
https://portofseattle.nextrequest.com/

From: Port of Seattle

(Request 20-116 - Part 1)

Biometric Air Exit Business Requirements Document, v2.0 In addendum number one to

Port of Seattle RFP 19-86, "SEA Airport Biometric Air Exit System," item two directs

proposers to address the following question in their initial proposal submittal: "CBP

APPROVAL: Has the solution you are proposing in this RFP been approved by the CBP

per item #3 of the Biometric Air Exit Business Requirements Document, v2.0?"

As per applicable staff there is no solution yet for version 2.0. The Port of Seattle is still in the RFP process for version 2.0.
There is no time frame yet as to when this process will be complete. You can keep track of the RFP process at the link below:

https://sops.portseattle.org/#/Solicitations/Edit/c1451f2a-7544-ea11-8141-005056bd5ab4

The Port of Seattle also has an external Biometrics External Advisory Group website. There are several links to documents pertaining Biometrics at this website.

A link to the as mentioned above has been provided below:
https://www.portseattle.org/page/biometrics-external-advisory-group

If we have misinterpreted what you are requesting, please further clarify so that we can work with applicable staff to ensure we provide you all requested records.

Thank you,

Jerome Wilen, CPRO
Public Disclosure Manager, Port of Seattle
Phone: 206-787-4141| Cell: 206-605-6786
https://portofseattle.nextrequest.com/

From: Port of Seattle

(Request 20-116 - Part 2)

Any privacy policy applicable to images captured by port-owned "biometric exit"

cameras and/or applicable to data derived from such images (i.e., the computed

mapping of "constellations" of facial features that are used by automated face

recognition systems).

We have attached a copy of the Biometric Exit Air Policy.

The Port of Seattle also has an external Biometrics External Advisory Group website. There are several links to documents pertaining Biometrics at this website.

A link to the as mentioned above has been provided below:
https://www.portseattle.org/page/biometrics-external-advisory-group

If we have misinterpreted what you are requesting, please further clarify so that we can work with applicable staff to ensure we provide you all requested records.

Thank you,

Jerome Wilen, CPRO
Public Disclosure Manager, Port of Seattle
Phone: 206-787-4141| Cell: 206-605-6786
https://portofseattle.nextrequest.com/

From: Port of Seattle

(Request 20-116 - Part 7)

Communication between Port of Seattle Commission staff and United States Customs

and Border Protection (CBP) since January 1, 2019.

Our search resulted in no emails. We conducted a search of to cbp.gov from the Commissioners and from cbp.gov to the Commissioners, with dates of January 1, 2019 to March 6, 2020 (date of your request).

We will attempt to conduct one more email search. Please expect an update on or before May 22, 2020.

However, if you have different search terms/criteria you would like us to use, please further clarify.

The Port of Seattle also has an external Biometrics External Advisory Group website. There are several links to documents pertaining Biometrics at this website.

A link to the as mentioned above has been provided below:
https://www.portseattle.org/page/biometrics-external-advisory-group

Thank you,

Jerome Wilen, CPRO
Public Disclosure Manager, Port of Seattle
Phone: 206-787-4141| Cell: 206-605-6786
https://portofseattle.nextrequest.com/

From: Port of Seattle

(Request 20-116 - Part 3)

All contracts between Port of Seattle and one or more other parties (including but not

limited to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or "CBP") related to ownership,
operation of, or access to, Automated Passport Control kiosks.

We are still working with applicable staff as to whether records exist within the Port of Seattle. Due to significant impacts related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to slow the spread of the virus, we please expect a further response on or before May 22, 2020.

The Port of Seattle also has an external Biometrics External Advisory Group website. There are several links to documents pertaining Biometrics at this website.

A link to the as mentioned above has been provided below:
https://www.portseattle.org/page/biometrics-external-advisory-group

Thank you,

Jerome Wilen, CPRO
Public Disclosure Manager, Port of Seattle
Phone: 206-787-4141| Cell: 206-605-6786
https://portofseattle.nextrequest.com/

From: Port of Seattle

(Request 20-116 - Part 5)

Any of the following, provided to the Port of Seattle by U.S. Customs and Border

Protection ("CBP") and applicable to facial images collected by biometric entry and/or

exit systems (including, but not limited to, Automated Passport Control kiosks): U.S.

Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") approvals, OMB approval numbers, and

Paperwork Reduction Act ("PRA") notices. I also request any communications between

the Port of Seattle and CBP pertaining to such OMB approvals, OMB control numbers,

or PRA notices.

Our search resulted in no emails with the subject matter in this request.

We searched for emails sent to or from cbp.gov with dates of January 1, 2019 to March 6, 2020 (date of your request) using the terms OMB approvals, OMB approval numbers, OMB control numbers, Paperwork Reduction Act and PRA notices.

We will attempt to conduct one more email search. Please expect an update on or before May 22, 2020.

However, if you have different search terms/criteria you would like us to use, please further clarify.

We are still working with applicable staff as to whether records exist within the Port of Seattle. Due to significant impacts related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to slow the spread of the virus, we please expect a further response on or before May 22, 2020.

The Port of Seattle also has an external Biometrics External Advisory Group website. There are several links to documents pertaining Biometrics at this website.

A link to the as mentioned above has been provided below:
https://www.portseattle.org/page/biometrics-external-advisory-group

Thank you,

Jerome Wilen, CPRO
Public Disclosure Manager, Port of Seattle
Phone: 206-787-4141| Cell: 206-605-6786
https://portofseattle.nextrequest.com/

From: Port of Seattle

(Request 20-116 - Part 4)

Any Privacy Act System Of Records Notices ("SORNs"), Privacy Act regulations, or

Privacy Act exemption regulations, provided to Port of Seattle by U.S. Customs and

Border Protection ("CBP") and applicable to a) facial images collected by biometric entry

and/or exit systems (including but not limited to, Automated Passport Control kiosks)

and/or b) data derived from those images, such as mappings of the "constellation" of
facial features used by automated face recognition systems.

We are still working with applicable staff as to whether records exist within the Port of Seattle. Due to significant impacts related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to slow the spread of the virus, we please expect a further response on or before May 22, 2020.

The Port of Seattle also has an external Biometrics External Advisory Group website. The Port of Seattle also has an external Biometrics External Advisory Group website.

A link to the as mentioned above has been provided below:
https://www.portseattle.org/page/biometrics-external-advisory-group

Thank you,

Jerome Wilen, CPRO
Public Disclosure Manager, Port of Seattle
Phone: 206-787-4141| Cell: 206-605-6786
https://portofseattle.nextrequest.com/

From: Port of Seattle

(Request 20-116 - Part 6)

Any privacy policies provided to the Port of Seattle by any airline and applicable to facial

images collected by facial recognition systems and/or to data derived from those

images, such as mappings of the "constellation" of facial features used by automated

face recognition systems.

Attached is a copy of the Port's Biometric Exit Air Policy.

If we have misinterpreted what you are requesting, please further clarify so that we can work with applicable staff to ensure we provide you all requested records.

We are still working with applicable staff as to whether records exist within the Port of Seattle. Due to significant impacts related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to slow the spread of the virus, we please expect a further response on or before May 22, 2020.

The Port of Seattle also has an external Biometrics External Advisory Group website. There are several links to documents pertaining Biometrics at this website.

A link to the as mentioned above has been provided below:
https://www.portseattle.org/page/biometrics-external-advisory-group

Jerome Wilen, CPRO
Public Disclosure Manager, Port of Seattle
Phone: 206-787-4141| Cell: 206-605-6786
https://portofseattle.nextrequest.com/

From: Port of Seattle

Request 20-116 (Part 7)

Communication between Port of Seattle Commission staff and United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) since January 1, 2019.

No responsive emails could be located for the above.

We searched to cbp.gov from all Port of Seattle Commissioners and from cbp.gov to all Port of Seattle Commissioners. If you would like us to use different search criteria, please clarify.
You may also visit the Port's Biometrics External Advisory Group as documents are posted to that page - https://www.portseattle.org/page/biometrics-external-advisory-group

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