The Department of Homeland Security is now considering the promulgation of regulations implementing the Real ID Act of 2005. These regulations offer an opportunity to address some of the open issues posed by the wording of the statute. Depending upon how the final regulations are settled, there is also a potential to compound some of the issues posed by the current statute. This topic thread is for participants in this Online Forum on the Real ID Act to share ideas you may have on problems and prospects associated with potential regulations under this federal law. Some questions to stir dialog include:
1. What do you think Homeland Security should consider as it drafts the regulations?
2. Is there anything you believe Homeland Security should avoid in their regulations?
3. Are there issues arising out of this statute that can be resolved by regulations?
All comments posted to this thread will be presented, as part of our conference proceedings, and published as part of our in-person conference to happen on December 5, 2005. The conference proceedings will also be presented to the Department of Homeland Security, as a record of the remarks made by participants, for their considerations as they determine how to implement the Real ID Act. I look forward to reading your comments.