The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) manages the PSGP through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support maritime security activities. In 2017, DHS made $100 million available to state, local, and private sector owners and operators.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for review and approval, that will allow an individual to provide a TSA Pre-Check Know Traveler Number (KTN) to TSA in order to access SSI.
The Roberts Law Group and Chemical Security Group will host a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Update and Compliance Workshop on September 12 and 13, 2017.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council announced that the 2017 DHS Chemical Sector Security Summit would be held July 19, 2017 through July 21, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
On May 17, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) updated its guidance for National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) implications on Risk Based Performance Standard (RBPS) 13 – Elevated Threats – to account for NTAS Bulletins.
In April 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Office of Port and Facility Compliance (CG-FAC) issued its 2016 Annual Report which contained 2016 Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) facility inspection figures.
In April 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a 2016 Annual Civil Penalty Report which showed that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS), and PHMSA’s Office of Chief Counsel processed 42 cases and 256 tickets in calendar year 2016 for violations of Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Parts 171-180).
On April 4, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began issuing facility tiering notifications based on the results of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) enhanced risk-tiering methodology.
On March 31, 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) posted a blog on the USCG-administered Coast Guard Maritime Commons blog site in an attempt to clarify application of the TWIC Reader Final Rule for those facilities that are considered Certain Dangerous Cargo (CDC) facilities under the Final Rule.
The U.S. Coast Guard recently issued Policy Letter CG-5P (No. 08-16) (Policy Letter) to provide guidance on the scope of reportable breaches of security and suspicious activities under the MTSA regulation.