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Coast Guard Issues TWIC Reader Final Rule

On August 23, 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard issued the TWIC Reader Final Rule. The Final Rule requires certain Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA)-regulated facilities, which have been determined to present a heightened risk of a Transportation Security Incident (TSI), to conduct electronic TWIC inspections. The effective date of the Final Rule is August 23, 2018, providing facilities two (2) years to comply with the electronic TWIC inspection requirements.