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TWIC Reader Rule – Proposed Delay of Effective Date for Certain Facilities

 

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has proposed delaying the effective date for two categories of facilities affected by the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Rule:
  • Facilities that handle Certain Dangerous Cargoe (CDC) in bulk, but do not transfer the bulk CDC to or from a vessel; and
  • Facilities that receive vessels carrying CDC in bulk, but do not, during that vessel-to-facility interface, transfer the bulk CDC to or from those vessels.
The USCG has proposed delaying the effective date for these two categories of facilities by 3 years, until August 23, 2021. Other facilities affected by the TWIC Reader Rule, including facilities that are regulated under 33 CFR § 105.295 that handle CDC in bulk and transfer the bulk CDC to or from a vessel, will be required to comply with the TWIC Reader Rule by August 23, 2018.
 

Public comments and related material are due to the USCG no later than July 23, 2018.