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Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); Enrollment Dates for the Ports of Paulsboro, NJ; Paducah, KY; Marquette, MI; Valdez, AK; St. Croix, VI; and Coos Bay, OR

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Summary

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issues this notice of the dates for the beginning of the initial enrollment for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for the Ports of Paulsboro, NJ; Paducah, KY; Marquette, MI; Valdez, AK; St. Croix, VI; and Coos Bay, OR.

 

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TWIC enrollment begins in Paulsboro, Paducah, and Marquette on May 29, 2008; Valdez on June 4, 2008; St. Croix on June 5, 2008; and Coos Bay on June 11, 2008.

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You may view published documents and comments concerning the TWIC Final Rule, identified by the docket numbers of this notice, using any one of the following methods.

(1) Searching the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web page at www.regulations.gov;

(2) Accessing the Government Printing Office's Web page at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html; or

(3) Visiting TSA's Security Regulations Web page at http://www.tsa.gov and accessing the link for “Research Center” at the top of the page.

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James Orgill, TSA-19, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202-4220. Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing (TTAC), TWIC Program, (571) 227-4545; e-mail: credentialing@dhs.gov.

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), issued a joint final rule (72 FR 3492; January 25, 2007) pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), Pub. L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064 (November 25, 2002), and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act), Pub. L. 109-347 (October 13, 2006). This rule requires all credentialed merchant mariners and individuals with unescorted access to secure areas of a regulated facility or vessel to obtain a TWIC. In this final rule, on page 3510, TSA and Coast Guard stated that a phased enrollment approach based upon risk assessment and cost/benefit would be used to implement the program nationwide, and that TSA would publish a notice in the Federal Register indicating when enrollment at a specific location will begin and when it is expected to terminate.

This notice provides the start date for TWIC initial enrollment at the Ports of Paulsboro, NJ, Paducah, KY, and Marquette, MI on May 29, 2008; Valdez, AK on June 4, 2008; St. Croix, VI on June 5, 2008; and Coos Bay, OR on June 11, 2008. The Coast Guard will publish a separate notice in the Federal Register indicating when facilities within the Captain of the Port Zone Delaware Bay, including those in the Port of Paulsboro; Captain of the Port Zone Ohio Valley, including those in the Port of Paducah; Captain of the Port Zone Sault Ste. Marie, including those in the Port of Marquette; Captain of the Port Zone Prince William Sound, including those in the Port of Valdez; Captain of the Port Zone San Juan, including those in the Port of St. Croix; and Captain of the Port Zone Portland, including those in the Port of Coos Bay must comply with the portions of the final rule requiring TWIC to be used as an access control measure. That notice will be published at least 90 days before compliance is required.

To obtain information on the pre-enrollment and enrollment process, and enrollment locations, visit TSA's TWIC Web site at http://www.tsa.gov/twic.

Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on May 21, 2008.

Rex Lovelady,

Program Manager, TWIC, Office of Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing,Transportation Security Administration.

[FR Doc. E8-11807 Filed 5-23-08; 8:45 am]

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