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Coast Guard TWIC Reader Final Rule Blog


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. Unfortunately, the blog post likely enhanced uncertainty around the TWIC Reader Final Rule’s application by indicating that facilities which historically were not considered “CDC facilities” but are now based on the Final Rule “…should note the [USCG] is considering the development of implementation guidance, policy determinations, and/or regulatory updates at this time.”