Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Requirements

Docket ID: USCG-2007-28915
Agency: Coast Guard (USCG)
Parent Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

The Coast Guard is establishing electronic card reader requirements for maritime facilities and vessels to be used in combination with TSA's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). Congress enacted several statutory requirements within the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006 to guide regulations pertaining to TWIC readers, including the need to evaluate TSA's final pilot program report as part of the TWIC reader rulemaking. During the rulemaking process, we will take into account the final pilot data and the various conditions in which TWIC readers may be employed. For example, we will consider the types of vessels and facilities that will use TWIC readers, locations of secure and restricted areas, operational constraints, and need for accessibility. Recordkeeping requirements, amendments to security plans, and the requirement for data exchanges (i.e., Canceled Card List) between TSA and vessel or facility owners/operators will also be addressed in this rulemaking.

RIN: 1625-AB21
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 33 CFR, subchapter H
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 33 U.S.C. 1231, 46 U.S.C. 701, 50 U.S.C. 191, 50 U.S.C. 192, E.O. 12656
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business, Governmental Jurisdictions
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
StatutoryOtherSAFE Port Act, codified at 46 U.S.C. 70105(k). The final rule is required two years after the commencement of the pilot program.08/20/2010
ActionDateFR Citation
ANPRM03/27/200974 FR 13360
Notice of Public Meeting04/15/200974 FR 17444
ANPRM Comment Period End05/26/2009
Notice of Public Meeting Comment Period End05/26/2009
NPRM03/22/201378 FR 20558
NPRM Comment Period Extended05/10/201378 FR 27335
NPRM Comment Period Extended End06/20/2013
Final Rule08/00/2016
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: CG-0943
Subtype: Facilities
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due Jun 20, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/10/2013
ID: USCG-2007-28915-0144
Comment Period Closed
Jun 20, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/22/2013
ID: USCG-2007-28915-0116
Comment Now!
Due May 21, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/15/2013
ID: USCG-2007-28915-0131
Comment Now!
Due May 21, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/05/2013
ID: USCG-2007-28915-0127
Comment Now!
Due May 21, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/04/2013
ID: USCG-2007-28915-0126

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/14/2016
ID: USCG-2007-28915-0234
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/23/2016
ID: USCG-2007-28915-0232
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/23/2016
ID: USCG-2007-28915-0231


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
LT Mason Wilcox
Project Manager
Commandant (CG-FAC-2), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue, SE., STOP 7501
Washington, DC 20593-7501
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