6 CFR Part 37: Minimum Standards for Drivers' Licenses and Identification Cards Acceptable by Federal Agencies for Official Purposes, final rule [open pdf - 10MB]
"This rule establishes standards to meet the minimum requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005. These standards involve a number of aspects of the process used to issue identification documents, including: information and security features that must be incorporated into each card; application information to establish the identity and immigration status of an applicant before a card can be issued; and physical security standards for facilities where drivers' licenses and applicable identification cards are produced. This final rule also provides a process for States to seek an additional extension of the compliance deadline to May 11, 2011, by demonstrating material compliance with the core requirements of the Act and this rule. Finally, taking into consideration the operational burdens on State Departments of Motor Vehicles, this rule extends the enrollment time period to allow States determined by DHS to be in compliance with the Act to replace all licenses intended for official purpose with REAL ID-compliant cards by December l, 2014 for people born after December 1, 1964, and by December 1, 2017 for those born on or before December 1, 1964."
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/