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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC47 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: TWIC Reader Requirements; Delay of Effective Date 

This proposed rule would partially delay the effective date for the final rule entitled "Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Requirements," published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2016. Currently, the final rule is scheduled to be implemented after the Department of Homeland Security submits the report to Congress on the effectiveness of the TWIC program, required by the Transportation Worker Identification Credential Security Card Program Improvements and Assessment Act (Pub. L. 114-278). This proposed rule would further delay the effective date for certain facilities that handle certain dangerous cargoes (CDCs) in bulk or receive vessels carrying CDC in bulk.

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 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 105   
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 70105   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

After the publication of the Final Rule, the Coast Guard received inquiries from owners of facilities and vessels concerning the rule's requirements regarding the facilities affected by the final rule and several questions related to how the final rule addressed Certain Dangerous Cargoes. This proposed rule would provide the Coast Guard time to update its security-related databases and consider policy options relating to implementation of TWIC readers while addressing the inquiries.

Summary of the Legal Basis:


Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

The NPRM estimated annualized cost savings to both industry and government as $1.15 million, using a seven percent discount rate and a 10-year period of analysis. Using a perpetual period of analysis, we estimated total annualized discounted cost savings of the rule would be approximately $0.552 million in 2016 dollars, discounted at 7 percent. The benefits for partially delaying the effective date of the final rule for an additional 3 years are that it would allow the Coast Guard time to conduct additional analysis of the potential effects of the rule.



Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/22/2018  83 FR 29067   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/23/2018 
Final Rule  10/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
LCDR Yamaris Barril
Program Manager
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE,
Washington DC, DC 20593
Phone:202 372-1151