Transportation Security Administration; United States Coast Guard; DHS.
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 Bourne, MA; Green Bay, WI; Pittsburgh, PA; Texas City, TX; Salisbury, MD; and Toledo, OH.
TWIC enrollment will begin in Bourne and Green Bay on January 23, 2008; Pittsburgh and Texas City on January 24, 2008; and Salisbury and Toledo on January 30, 2008.
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.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
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: email@example.com.
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. Start Printed Page 2059
This notice provides the start date for TWIC initial enrollment at the Ports of Bourne, MA; Green Bay, WI; Pittsburgh, PA; Texas City, TX; Salisbury, MD; and Toledo, OH. Enrollment will begin in Bourne and Green Bay on January 23; Pittsburgh and Texas City on January 24; and Salisbury and Toledo on January 30, 2008. The Coast Guard will publish a separate notice in the Federal Register indicating when facilities within the Captain of the Port Zone Southeastern New England, including those in the Port of Bourne; Captain of the Port Zone Lake Michigan, including those in the Port of Green Bay; Captain of the Port Zone Pittsburgh, including those in the Port of Pittsburgh; Captain of the Port Zone Houston-Galveston, including those in the Port of Texas City; Captain of the Port Zone Baltimore, including those in the Port of Salisbury; and Captain of the Port Zone Detroit, including those in the Port of Toledo 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.Start Signature
Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on January 7, 2008.
Program Manager, TWIC, Office of Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing, Transportation Security Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-360 Filed 1-10-08; 8:45 am]
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