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40Elimination or Reduction of Baggage Recheck for Arriving International Passengers Figure 17. Arrival passenger and baggage flow for new risk mitigation by airline/airport. has been used at CBP clearance facilities since 2006 outside the United States. (e.g., Halifax, Shannon, Vancouver, Montral, Ottawa, and for some flights through Edmonton). Bag weight: Similar to the bag image concept, the ability for CBP Officers to monitor the weight of a bag can help in evaluating its contents. Other: Other risk management tools that the air carrier or airport operator can provide to augment information that CBP has to work with may be developed from site to site. Issues and Considerations There are commercial off-the-shelf systems that could provide CBP with the appropriate information. However, the costs borne by airports and airlines to provide additional informa- tion to CBP represent a potential obstacle to this alternative procedure. While cost may not be an issue at some facilities, the study team notes that the high variability of "risk" as defined by CBP, and discretion for a Port Director to implement local procedures, can impact the feasibility of this alternative. Alternative Procedure 3: Alternative Procedure 1 + New CBP Processes on Arrival Local cooperation with CBP management has resulted in a third type of alternative procedure: developing special processes for transfer bags on arrival (see Figure 18). Process The specific process will vary from site to site, but could include the following: CBP Officer Positioning at Transfer Bag Area: To ensure adequate checked bag inspection (i.e., for drugs, agricultural products, or other threats) is undertaken, an officer (and CBP dogs) could be stationed at the international transfer baggage induct point to monitor bags Figure 18. Passenger and baggage flow for new CBP process for transfer bags.