Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC), 37537 [E7-13368]

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ADDRESSES: Information referenced in this notice, including NVIC 03–07 may be found in Coast Guard docket number USCG–2006–24196 and is available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, the NVIC, or the TWIC final regulations, call LCDR Jonathan Maiorine, Commandant (CG–3PCP–2), United States Coast Guard, telephone 1–877–687–2243. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–493– 0402. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 03–07 On January 25, 2007, the Coast Guard and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a joint final rule ‘‘Transportation Worker Identification Credential Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Material Endorsement for a Commercial Driver’s License,’’ referred to as the TWIC final rule. See 72 FR 3492. That rule, which became effective in major part on March 26, 2007, made significant changes to 33 CFR Chapter I Subchapter H, 46 CFR Chapter I Subchapter B, and 49 CFR Chapter XII Subchapter D. The final rule implements requirements under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, as amended by the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act), which requires, among other things, credentialed merchant mariners and workers with unescorted access to secure areas of vessels and facilities to undergo a security threat assessment and receive a biometric credential, known as a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). The Coast Guard has prepared NVIC 03–07, ‘‘Guidance for the Implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential Program in the Maritime Sector,’’ to provide guidance to transportation workers, owners and operators, and merchant mariners on implementation PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37537 of the new requirements. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 131 (Tuesday, July 10, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2006-24196]


Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) 
Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Navigation and Vessel Inspection 
Circular (NVIC)

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the availability of a Navigation and 
Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 03-07 ``Guidance for the 
Implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential 
Program in the Maritime Sector''.

DATES: NVIC 03-07 is available at the locations noted in this notice 
beginning on July 6, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Information referenced in this notice, including NVIC 03-07 
may be found in Coast Guard docket number USCG-2006-24196 and is 
available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility 
(M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet at http://
dms.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
the NVIC, or the TWIC final regulations, call LCDR Jonathan Maiorine, 
Commandant (CG-3PCP-2), United States Coast Guard, telephone 1-877-687-
2243. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the 
docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-493-0402.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 03-07

    On January 25, 2007, the Coast Guard and Transportation Security 
Administration (TSA) issued a joint final rule ``Transportation Worker 
Identification Credential Implementation in the Maritime Sector; 
Hazardous Material Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License,'' 
referred to as the TWIC final rule. See 72 FR 3492. That rule, which 
became effective in major part on March 26, 2007, made significant 
changes to 33 CFR Chapter I Subchapter H, 46 CFR Chapter I Subchapter 
B, and 49 CFR Chapter XII Subchapter D. The final rule implements 
requirements under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, as 
amended by the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 
(SAFE Port Act), which requires, among other things, credentialed 
merchant mariners and workers with unescorted access to secure areas of 
vessels and facilities to undergo a security threat assessment and 
receive a biometric credential, known as a Transportation Worker 
Identification Credential (TWIC).
    The Coast Guard has prepared NVIC 03-07, ``Guidance for the 
Implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential 
Program in the Maritime Sector,'' to provide guidance to transportation 
workers, owners and operators, and merchant mariners on implementation 
of the new requirements. The information in this NVIC details the 
enrollment and issuance process, provides guidance for successful 
execution of compliance requirements, provides clarification of the 
regulations found in 33 CFR Parts 101 to 106 and 49 CFR Parts 1515, 
1540, 1570 and 1572, and includes a more detailed discussion of the 
actions required by those regulations, with examples, to increase 
understanding and promote nationwide consistency. These guidelines are 
intended to help industry comply with the new regulations and the Coast 
Guard Captains of the Port (COTP) implement the TWIC Program.

Availability

    NVIC 03-07 is available in the docket for this notice at those 
places indicated under ADDRESSES above. It is also available at the 
following Web sites: Homeport (http://homeport.uscg.mil) and the U.S. 
Coast Guard NVIC index (http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/nvic/index00.htm).

    Dated: July 3, 2007.
J.G. Lantz,
Acting Assistant Commandant for Prevention.
[FR Doc. E7-13368 Filed 7-9-07; 8:45 am]
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