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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC80 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: TWIC--Reader Requirements; Second Delay of Effective Date  

On August 23, 2016, the Coast Guard issued a final rule, requiring owners and operators of certain vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to conduct electronic inspections of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) as an access control measure (81 FR 57651).  On March 9, 2020, Coast Guard published a final rule, delaying the effective date of the 2016 TWIC reader rule for three categories of facilities (85 FR 13493).  This rulemaking would further delay portions of the August 2016 final rule.  The Coast Guard would delay the effective date for the three categories of facilities by at least an additional 3 years (until May 8, 2026) or later depending on the outcome of the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) study and consideration of public comments.  A pre-publication version of the study was transmitted to Coast Guard at the end of July 2022. The Coast Guard needs time to evaluate the study results, make the requisite determinations on what modifications are needed to the 2016 TWIC rule, and pursue notice and comment rulemaking  to promulgate new TWIC reader regulations. 

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 105   
Legal Authority: Pub. L.107-295   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/06/2022  87 FR 74563   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/05/2023 
Final Action  05/00/2023 
Additional Information: Docket Number USCG-2022-0052
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1625-AC47 
Agency Contact:
LCDR Jeffrey Bender
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Office of Port & Facility Compliance (CG-FAC-2), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Stop 0007,
Washington, DC 20593-0007
Phone:202 372-1114