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CPB calls for more meetings on port hours, Malta May 4

 


The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced they will be holding more town hall meetings to receive additional feedback from the community, stakeholders and government representatives on the adjustment of hours of operation at the Raymond, Opheim, Scobey and Morgan ports of entry in Montana, according to a press release sent last Friday.

The Port of Morgan town hall will be held on Saturday, May 4, starting at 2 p.m. at the Great Northern Lodge Room in Malta.

CBP conducted town hall meetings on April 8, 9 and 10, according to the press release. Hours at Raymond were adjusted for a brief period and restored so the community can be afforded an additional opportunity to provide input. At these meetings, the community is being asked to provide a plan to increase usage at these ports during the hours that have historically had very low traffic.

The current hours of operation for the Port of Raymond are 24 hours which coincide with the hours of operation at the adjacent Canadian Port of Regway, Minton, Saskatchewan. CBP has proposed new hours of operation at Raymond to be 6 a.m. to Midnight. The nearest 24-hour port of entry is Portal, North Dakota (108 miles).

The current hours of operation for the Port of Opheim are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. September 15 – May 31 and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 1 – September 14. These hours coincide with the hours of operation at the adjacent Canadian Port of West Poplar River, Rockglen, Saskatchewan. CBP is proposing new hours of operation at Opheim to be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. all year.

The current hours of operation for the Port of Scobey are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. September 15 – May 31 and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 1 – September 14. These hours coincide with the hours of operation at the adjacent Canadian Port of Coronach, Saskatchewan. CBP is proposing new hours of operation at Scobey to be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. all year.

The current hours of operation for the Port of Morgan are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. September 15 – May 31 and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 1 – September 14. These hours coincide with the hours of operation at the adjacent Canadian Port of Monchy, Val Marie, Saskatchewan. CBP is proposing new hours of operation at Morgan to be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. all year.

CBP Town Hall Meeting Schedule

Opheim

May 3, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (MDT)

Glasgow Sr. Citizens Center, 328 4th Street South Glasgow, MT.

Morgan

May 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (MDT),

Great Northern Hotel Conference Room

2 S 1st St E, Malta, MT.

Scobey

May 6, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (MDT)

Richardson Theater

105 First Avenue North Scobey, MT.

Raymond

May 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (MDT)

Sheridan County Civic Center

¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬4262 Hwy 16 S Plentywood, MT.

The community is asked to direct any questions and feedback to the following address: OFOFEEDBACKMT@cbp.dhs.gov.

 

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