JAMIESON, N.Y. — Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces that the Jamieson Line will permanently close on August 21, 2014. The announcement, which was published in the Federal Register Notice on July 22, is part of CBP’s continuing program to more efficiently utilize its personnel, facilities and resources, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public. Canada Border Services Agency also closed the port of Chemin Jamieson, Quebec on April 1, 2011, to all northbound traffic.
The Department of Homeland Security and CBP decided to close the port after analyzing comments made by the public on the Federal Register Notice, 77 FR 58782, published September 24, 2012, proposing the permanent closure of Jamieson Line.
CBP received nine comments in response to the Federal Register Notice, three supporting the proposed closure and six opposed. In making the decision, CBP evaluated the port’s total annual operating costs, annual crossing average for commercial and passenger vehicles, proximity to alternate ports of entry, and the public comments.
After the closure of Jamieson Line, vehicles will be able to enter the U.S. from Quebec through the ports of Chateaugay, N.Y. and Trout River, N.Y.
The port of Chateaugay is approximately 6 miles east of Jamieson Line and is available to all passenger vehicles and pedestrians. Trout River is available to all passenger vehicles and commercial trucks and is approximately 8 miles west of Jamieson Line.
For more information on the Jamieson Line closure notice, please visit the Federal Register website.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.