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News from 2022

The Coast Guard previously published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-20: Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at MTSA Regulated Facilities as guidance for complying with Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) cybersecurity requirements. As part of that initiative, the Coast Guard has published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document supporting NVIC 01-20 and cyber inclusion in Facility Security Plans (FSPs).
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 02-22: Cybersecurity Awareness and Action.
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet on May 3rd and 4th 2022 to review and discuss matters relating to national maritime security, including enhancing the sharing of information related to cybersecurity.
In response to industry and other concerns regarding the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Rule, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) contracted with the RAND Corporation to conduct a second TWIC Reader Rule assessment.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently updated internal guidance regarding additional areas of focus that its Chemical Security Inspectors may address during Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Compliance Inspections.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda on January 31, 2022, and updates to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program was listed as long term action.
The Department of Homeland Security has adjusted the maximum civil penalty for a violation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).