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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda to provide the public with information about DHS regulatory activity and invite comments on any aspect of the Agenda.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) informally announced that it intended to delay implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Final Rule until 2021 and re-issue a request for comment or other notice in the Federal Register. As of the date of this post, the USCG has not yet issued a request for comment or notice
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 National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference on December 14, 2017, to review and discuss Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 05-17 – Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act Regulated Facilities. The teleconference will be open to the public.
The comment period for the draft Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 05-17, Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities closed on October 11, 2017.
The U.S. Coast Guard has published the Area Maritime Security Committees 2016 Annual Report which consolidated information collected from the 2016 annual reports of local Area Maritime Security Committees across the country.
The Coast Guard has extended the comment period for the draft Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 05-17 entitled Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities.
For the past year, the U.S. Coast Guard has been developing the next generation of Homeport to provide a better user experience and improve the security of user information.
In August 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, which stated that it intends to publish the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Seafarers’ Access Final Rule in October 2017.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has published a draft of NVIC 05-17, Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities. While NVICs do not require public comment, the USCG is requesting comment on NVIC 05-17 through a Federal Register notice, which was published on July 12, 2017.
In June 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) published the “Evaluation of Existing Coast Guard Regulations, Guidance Documents, Interpretative Documents, and Collections of Information” in the Federal Register that requested comments on USCG regulations, guidance documents, and interpretative documents that industry believes should be repealed, replaced, or modified.
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.
On May 31, 2017, the TWIC Stakeholder Communication Committee quarterly meeting was held at TSA Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
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.
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.
On August 23, 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard issued the TWIC Reader Final Rule.
On July 1st, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Federal Register notice adjusting various civil monetary penalties for inflation
On February 26, 2016, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published its 2015 Summary of Enforcement Actions.
On November 20th, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fall 2015 Unified Agenda.