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 Ponce, PR and Laporte, TX.
TWIC enrollment begins in Ponce, PR on April 17, 2008, and in Laporte, TX on April 23, 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 http://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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration Start Printed Page 18551(TSA), issued a joint final rule (72 FR 3492; January 25, 2007) pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), Public Law 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064 (November 25, 2002), and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act), Public Law 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 dates for TWIC initial enrollment at the Ports of Ponce, PR on April 17, 2008 and Laporte, TX on April 23, 2008. The Coast Guard will publish a separate notice in the Federal Register indicating when facilities within the Captain of the Port Zone San Juan, including those in the Port of Ponce, and Captain of the Port Zone Ohio Valley, including those in the Port of Laporte 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 April 1, 2008.
Program Manager, TWIC, Office of Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing, Transportation Security Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-7101 Filed 4-3-08; 8:45 am]
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