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.