Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); Enrollment Dates for the Ports of Dundalk, MD; Minneapolis, MN; and St. Paul, MN, 64662-64663 [E7-22422]

Download as PDF 64662 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices Committee will meet December 04–06, 2007, at 1120 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. DATES: The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee will meet December 04, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; on December 05, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and on December 06, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will be open to the public on December 4th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The meetings on December 4th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., December 5th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and December 6th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be closed to the public. The meeting will be held at 1120 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Requests to have written material distributed to each member of the committee prior to the meeting should reach the contact person at the address below by November 23, 2007. 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Persons with disabilities requiring assistance to attend this meeting should contact Doug Sharp. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); Enrollment Dates for the Ports of Dundalk, MD; Minneapolis, MN; and St. Paul, MN Transportation Security Administration; United States Coast Guard; DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issues this notice of the dates for the beginning of the initial enrollment for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for the Ports of Dundalk, MD; Minneapolis, MN; and St. Paul, MN. DATES: TWIC enrollment in Dundalk, Minneapolis, and St. Paul will begin on November 21, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may view published documents and comments concerning the TWIC Final Rule, identified by the docket numbers of this notice, using any one of the following methods. (1) Searching the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web page at http://www.regulations.gov; (2) Accessing the Government Printing Office’s Web page at http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html; or E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 221 / Friday, November 16, 2007 / Notices (3) Visiting TSA’s Security Regulations Web page at http:// www.tsa.gov and accessing the link for ‘‘Research Center’’ at the top of the page. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Orgill, TSA–19, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–4220. Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing (TTAC), TWIC Program, (571) 227–4545; e-mail: credentialing@dhs.gov. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Background The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), issued a joint final rule (72 FR 3492; January 25, 2007) pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064 (November 25, 2002), and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act), Pub. L. 109–347 (October 13, 2006). This rule requires all credentialed merchant mariners and individuals with unescorted access to secure areas of a regulated facility or vessel to obtain a TWIC. In this final rule, on page 3510, TSA and Coast Guard stated that a phased enrollment approach based upon risk assessment and cost/benefit would be used to implement the program nationwide, and that TSA would publish a notice in the Federal Register indicating when enrollment at a specific location will begin and when it is expected to terminate. This notice provides the start date for TWIC initial enrollment at the Ports of Dundalk, MD; Minneapolis, MN; and St. Paul, MN only. Enrollment in these ports begin on November 21, 2007. The Coast Guard will publish a separate notice in the Federal Register indicating when facilities within the Captain of the Port Zone Baltimore, including those in the Port of Dundalk, MD; and Captain of the Port Zone Duluth, including those in the Ports of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN must comply with the portions of the final rule requiring TWIC to be used as an access control measure. That notice will be published at least 90 days before compliance is required. To obtain information on the preenrollment and enrollment process, and enrollment locations, visit TSA’s TWIC Web site at http://www.tsa.gov/twic. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:48 Nov 15, 2007 Jkt 214001 Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on November 9, 2007. Stephen Sadler, Director, Maritime and Surface Credentialing, Office of Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing, Transportation Security Administration. [FR Doc. E7–22422 Filed 11–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Bureau of Customs and Border Protection Notice of Availability and Public Open House Announcement for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Construction, Maintenance, and Operation of Tactical Infrastructure, U.S. Border Patrol, Rio Grande Valley Sector, Texas Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is available for public review and comment. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (NEPA), CBP has prepared a Draft EIS to identify and assess the potential impacts associated with the proposed construction, maintenance, and operation of tactical infrastructure, to include pedestrian fence, access roads, and patrol roads along approximately 70 miles of the U.S./Mexico international border within the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Rio Grande Valley Sector, Texas (the Proposed Action). DATES: The Draft EIS will be available for public review and comment on November 16, 2007 and all comments must be received by December 31, 2007. A public open house will be held on December 11, 2007, at the McAllen Convention Center in McAllen, TX. A second public open house will be held on December 12, 2007, at the Brownsville Events Center in Brownsville, TX. Each public open house will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for more information. Copies of the Draft EIS can be downloaded by visiting www.BorderFenceNEPA.com, or https:// ecso.swf.usace.army.mil/Pages/ Publicreview.cfm, or requested by emailing: information@BorderFenceNEPA.com. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64663 To request a hard copy of the Draft EIS, you may call toll-free 1–877–752–0420. Alternatively, written requests for information may be submitted to: Charles McGregor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Construction Support Office, 819 Taylor St., Room 3B10, Fort Worth, Texas 76102; phone: (817) 886–1585; and fax: (757) 282–7697. Hard copies of the Draft EIS can be reviewed at the McAllen Memorial Library (601 N. Main St., McAllen, TX 78501, (956) 688–3300); Speer Memorial Library (801 E. 12th St., Mission, TX 78572, (956) 580–8750); Brownsville Public Library (2600 Central Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78520, (956) 548–1055); Rio Grande City Public Library (591 E. Canales St., Rio Grande City, TX 78582, (956) 487–4389); Weslaco Public Library (525 S. Kansas Ave., Weslaco, TX 78596, (956) 968– 4533); Mercedes Memorial Library (434 S. Ohio Ave., Mercedes, TX 78570, (956) 565–2371); Harlingen Public Library (410 76 Dr., Harlingen, TX 78550, (956) 216–5802); and San Benito Public Library (101 W. Rose St., San Benito, TX 78586, (956) 361–3860). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles McGregor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Construction Support Office, 819 Taylor St., Room 3B10, Fort Worth, Texas 76102; phone: (817) 886–1585; and fax: (757) 282–7697. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 24, 2007, CBP published a Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS in the Federal Register (72 FR 54276) for the Proposed Action. This EIS is being prepared to comply with NEPA; the Council on Environmental Quality regulations in 40 CFR Parts 1500–1508; and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Management Directive 5100.1, Environmental Planning Program. The mission of CBP is to prevent terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the U.S., while also facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. In supporting CBP’s mission, USBP is charged with establishing and maintaining effective control of the border of the U.S. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to provide USBP agents with the tools necessary to strengthen their control of the U.S. border between Ports of Entry in the Rio Grande Valley Sector. The Proposed Action also provides a safer work environment and enables USBP agents to enhance response time. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 221 (Friday, November 16, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64662-64663]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-22422]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

[Docket Nos. TSA-2006-24191; Coast Guard-2006-24196]


Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); 
Enrollment Dates for the Ports of Dundalk, MD; Minneapolis, MN; and St. 
Paul, MN

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration; United States Coast 
Guard; DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the 
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issues this notice of the 
dates for the beginning of the initial enrollment for the 
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for the Ports of 
Dundalk, MD; Minneapolis, MN; and St. Paul, MN.

DATES: TWIC enrollment in Dundalk, Minneapolis, and St. Paul will begin 
on November 21, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may view published documents and comments concerning the 
TWIC Final Rule, identified by the docket numbers of this notice, using 
any one of the following methods.
    (1) Searching the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web page 
at http://www.regulations.gov;
    (2) Accessing the Government Printing Office's Web page at http://
www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html; or

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    (3) Visiting TSA's Security Regulations Web page at http://
www.tsa.gov and accessing the link for ``Research Center'' at the top 
of the page.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Orgill, TSA-19, Transportation 
Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202-
4220. Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing (TTAC), TWIC 
Program, (571) 227-4545; e-mail: credentialing@dhs.gov.

Background

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the United 
States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration 
(TSA), issued a joint final rule (72 FR 3492; January 25, 2007) 
pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), Pub. L. 
107-295, 116 Stat. 2064 (November 25, 2002), and the Security and 
Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act), Pub. L. 109-
347 (October 13, 2006). This rule requires all credentialed merchant 
mariners and individuals with unescorted access to secure areas of a 
regulated facility or vessel to obtain a TWIC. In this final rule, on 
page 3510, TSA and Coast Guard stated that a phased enrollment approach 
based upon risk assessment and cost/benefit would be used to implement 
the program nationwide, and that TSA would publish a notice in the 
Federal Register indicating when enrollment at a specific location will 
begin and when it is expected to terminate.
    This notice provides the start date for TWIC initial enrollment at 
the Ports of Dundalk, MD; Minneapolis, MN; and St. Paul, MN only. 
Enrollment in these ports begin on November 21, 2007. The Coast Guard 
will publish a separate notice in the Federal Register indicating when 
facilities within the Captain of the Port Zone Baltimore, including 
those in the Port of Dundalk, MD; and Captain of the Port Zone Duluth, 
including those in the Ports of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN must 
comply with the portions of the final rule requiring TWIC to be used as 
an access control measure. That notice will be published at least 90 
days before compliance is required.
    To obtain information on the pre-enrollment and enrollment process, 
and enrollment locations, visit TSA's TWIC Web site at http://
www.tsa.gov/twic.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on November 9, 2007.
Stephen Sadler,
Director, Maritime and Surface Credentialing, Office of Transportation 
Threat Assessment and Credentialing, Transportation Security 
Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-22422 Filed 11-15-07; 8:45 am]
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