Maine tourist attraction attractions are having a new, more secure security system in place, with the latest updates being released on Friday.
The updates were released after a federal judge ruled in a lawsuit filed by the state that the state must provide “the best possible security measures” for the state’s largest tourist attraction.
The Maine State Police are working with the Department of Public Safety to establish a security plan for the Maine State Pier, according to the release.
Maine Department of Safety spokesman Michael J. DeCarlo said the department will conduct a security review of all the security measures.
The update was released hours after the U.S. Justice Department said in a filing that the Department “will not review any proposed federal regulation until all necessary conditions are met, including whether there is a reasonable basis for the proposed regulation, its scope, or whether there are adequate safety requirements to ensure public safety.”
The announcement comes after a state appeals court ruled in May that the city of Portland must ensure that the Portland State Pier has enough security to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, which is set to take place in 2022.
The ruling was based on a state law that mandates the pier be secured with barriers that can withstand up to 200 pounds (96 kilograms) of force, but the department had not been able to determine how high those barriers would have to be before the city could host the games.