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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AB21 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); Card Reader Requirements 

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.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 33 CFR, subchapter H     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 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   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  SAFE 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 

Overall Description of Deadline: The final rule is required two years after the commencement of the pilot program.

Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  03/27/2009  74 FR 13360   
Notice of Public Meeting  04/15/2009  74 FR 17444   
ANPRM Comment Period End  05/26/2009    
Notice of Public Meeting Comment Period End  05/26/2009    
NPRM  03/22/2013  78 FR 20558   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  05/10/2013  78 FR 27335   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  06/20/2013 
Final Rule  08/00/2016 
Additional Information: Docket ID USCG-2007-28915.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Related to 1625-AB02  Related Agencies: Common: DHS/TSA; 
Agency Contact:
LT Mason Wilcox
Project Manager
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Commandant (CG-FAC-2), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue, SE., STOP 7501,
Washington, DC 20593-7501
Phone:202 372-1123