Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License, 25757-25758 [E8-10244]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 7, 2008 / Notices Day Two—June 4, 2008 (4) Pressure vessels for human occupancy, including submersibles, diving bells, and acrylic windows; (5) Pressure vessel and piping codes, including rewrite of ASME Section VIII– Division 2, API 570/ASME FFS–1 Fitness for Service, ASME B31.12— Code for Hydrogen Piping and Pipelines, and use of ASME Section VIII–Division 3; and (6) Risk-based approaches and inservice examination of marine systems. Procedural This workshop is open to the public. Please note that the workshop may close early if all business is finished. Material presented at the workshop will be made available to the public on the USCG Web site at http://www.uscg.mil/ marine_even for 30 days starting June 3. For additional information on material presented at this event, you may contact Mr. Wayne Lundy by telephone at (202) 372–1379 or by e-mail at Wayne.M.Lundy@uscg.mil. Summaries of comments made, materials presented, and lists of attendees will be available on the docket at the conclusion of the 2 day meeting. To view comments and materials, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time, enter the docket number ‘‘USCG 2008–0331’’ in the Search box, and click on ‘‘Go>>.’’ Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals With disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Mr. Wayne Lundy at (202) 372–1379 or by e-mail at Wayne.M.Lundy@uscg.mil as soon as possible. Dated: April 25, 2008. J. G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. E8–10239 Filed 5–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES [Docket Nos. TSA–2006–24191; USCG– 2006–24196] Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver’s License AGENCY: United States Coast Guard; DHS. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:00 May 06, 2008 Notice of compliance date, Captain of the Port Zones Boston, Northern New England, and Southeastern New England. ACTION: Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: This Notice informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zones Boston, Northern New England, and Southeastern New England that they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC no later than October 15, 2008. DATES: This Notice is effective May 7, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, are part of dockets TSA–2006–24191 and USCG– 2006–24196, and are available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility, 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:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this Notice, call LCDR Jonathan Maiorine, telephone 1– 877–687–2243. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–493–0402. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Regulatory History On May 22, 2006, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the United States Coast Guard (Coast Guard) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published a joint notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ‘‘Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver’s License’’ in the Federal Register (71 FR 29396). This was followed by a 45-day comment period and four public meetings. The Coast Guard and TSA issued a joint final rule, under the same title, on January 25, 2007 (72 FR 3492) (hereinafter referred to as the original TWIC final rule). The preamble to that final rule contains a discussion of all the comments received on the NPRM, as well as a discussion of the provisions found in the original TWIC final rule, which became effective on March 26, 2007. In a separate section of today’s Federal Register, the Coast Guard and PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25757 TSA issued a final rule to realign the compliance date for implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential. The date by which mariners need to obtain a TWIC, and by which owners and operators of vessels, facilities, and outer continental shelf facilities, who have not otherwise been required to implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC, must implement those procedures, is now April 15, 2009 instead of September 25, 2008. This realignment provides 18 months from the date the initial enrollment centers became operational for regulated entities to come into compliances with the requirements of the TWIC final rule. Owners and operators of facilities that must comply with 33 CFR part 105 will still be subject to earlier, rolling compliance dates, as laid out in 33 CFR 105.115(e). As provided in that regulation, the Coast Guard will announce those dates at least 90 days in advance via notices published in the Federal Register. The final compliance date will not be later than April 15, 2009. II. Notice of Facility Compliance Date— COTP Zones Boston, Northern New England, and Southeastern New England Title 33 CFR 105.115(e) currently states that ‘‘[f]acility owners and operators must be operating in accordance with the TWIC provisions in this part by the date set by the Coast Guard in a Notice to be published in the Federal Register.’’ Through this Notice, the Coast Guard informs the owners and operators of facilities subject to 33 CFR 105.115(e) located within the following Captain of the Port Zones: Boston, Northern New England, and Southeastern New England that the deadline for their compliance with Coast Guard and TSA TWIC requirements is October 15, 2008. We have determined that this date provides sufficient time for the estimated population required to obtain TWICs for these COTPs to enroll and for TSA to complete the necessary security threat assessments for those enrollment applications. We strongly encourage persons requiring unescorted access to facilities regulated by 33 CFR part 105 and located in one of these COTP Zones to enroll for their TWIC as soon as possible, if they haven’t already. Information on enrollment procedures, as well as a link to the pre-enrollment web site (which will also enable an applicant to make an appointment for enrollment), may be found at https:// twicprogram.tsa.dhs.gov. E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 25758 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 7, 2008 / Notices BILLING CODE 4910–15–P Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant.) Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant.) R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–10144 Filed 5–6–08; 8:45 am] R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–10145 Filed 5–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P Dated: May 2, 2008. Brian M. Salerno, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship. [FR Doc. E8–10244 Filed 5–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [FEMA–1740–DR] [FEMA–1749–DR] Indiana; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Missouri; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. Notice. ACTION: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Indiana (FEMA–1740–DR), dated January 30, 2008, and related determinations. SUMMARY: DATES: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I–865, Sponsor’s Notice of Change of Address; OMB Control Number 1615–0076. ACTION: AGENCY: ACTION: Effective Date: April 25, 2008. Notice. This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Missouri (FEMA–1749–DR), dated March 19, 2008, and related determinations. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective Date: April 28, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Indiana is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the catastrophe declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of January 30, 2008. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Benton, Carroll, Cass, DeKalb, Elkhart, Jasper, Kosciusko, Marshall, Newton, Noble, Pulaski, Starke, and White Counties for Public Assistance (already designated for Individual Assistance). (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households in Presidential Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance—Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050 Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs, 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Dade and Vernon Counties for Public Assistance (already designated for emergency protective measures [Category B], limited to direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program.) (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidential Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance—Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050 Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs, 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:00 May 06, 2008 Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I–865, Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request Jkt 214001 The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Missouri is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the catastrophe declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of March 19, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on February 28, 2008, at 73 FR 10080, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comments for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until June 6, 2008. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) USCIS Desk Officer. Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Management Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202– 272–8352 or via e-mail at rfs.regs@dhs.gov, and to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 202–395– 6974 or via e-mail at kastrich@omb.eop.gov. When submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add OMB Control Number 1615–0076. Written comments and suggestions from the public and E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 89 (Wednesday, May 7, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25757-25758]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-10244]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket Nos. TSA-2006-24191; USCG-2006-24196]


Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) 
Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement 
for a Commercial Driver's License

AGENCY: United States Coast Guard; DHS.

ACTION: Notice of compliance date, Captain of the Port Zones Boston, 
Northern New England, and Southeastern New England.

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SUMMARY: This Notice informs owners and operators of facilities located 
within Captain of the Port Zones Boston, Northern New England, and 
Southeastern New England that they must implement access control 
procedures utilizing TWIC no later than October 15, 2008.

DATES: This Notice is effective May 7, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as 
documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, 
are part of dockets TSA-2006-24191 and USCG-2006-24196, and are 
available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility, 
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://
www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this Notice, 
call LCDR Jonathan Maiorine, telephone 1-877-687-2243. If you have 
questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, 
Docket Operations, telephone 202-493-0402.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Regulatory History

    On May 22, 2006, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through 
the United States Coast Guard (Coast Guard) and the Transportation 
Security Administration (TSA) published a joint notice of proposed 
rulemaking entitled ``Transportation Worker Identification Credential 
(TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials 
Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License'' in the Federal Register 
(71 FR 29396). This was followed by a 45-day comment period and four 
public meetings. The Coast Guard and TSA issued a joint final rule, 
under the same title, on January 25, 2007 (72 FR 3492) (hereinafter 
referred to as the original TWIC final rule). The preamble to that 
final rule contains a discussion of all the comments received on the 
NPRM, as well as a discussion of the provisions found in the original 
TWIC final rule, which became effective on March 26, 2007.
    In a separate section of today's Federal Register, the Coast Guard 
and TSA issued a final rule to realign the compliance date for 
implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential. 
The date by which mariners need to obtain a TWIC, and by which owners 
and operators of vessels, facilities, and outer continental shelf 
facilities, who have not otherwise been required to implement access 
control procedures utilizing TWIC, must implement those procedures, is 
now April 15, 2009 instead of September 25, 2008. This realignment 
provides 18 months from the date the initial enrollment centers became 
operational for regulated entities to come into compliances with the 
requirements of the TWIC final rule. Owners and operators of facilities 
that must comply with 33 CFR part 105 will still be subject to earlier, 
rolling compliance dates, as laid out in 33 CFR 105.115(e). As provided 
in that regulation, the Coast Guard will announce those dates at least 
90 days in advance via notices published in the Federal Register. The 
final compliance date will not be later than April 15, 2009.

II. Notice of Facility Compliance Date--COTP Zones Boston, Northern New 
England, and Southeastern New England

    Title 33 CFR 105.115(e) currently states that ``[f]acility owners 
and operators must be operating in accordance with the TWIC provisions 
in this part by the date set by the Coast Guard in a Notice to be 
published in the Federal Register.'' Through this Notice, the Coast 
Guard informs the owners and operators of facilities subject to 33 CFR 
105.115(e) located within the following Captain of the Port Zones: 
Boston, Northern New England, and Southeastern New England that the 
deadline for their compliance with Coast Guard and TSA TWIC 
requirements is October 15, 2008.
    We have determined that this date provides sufficient time for the 
estimated population required to obtain TWICs for these COTPs to enroll 
and for TSA to complete the necessary security threat assessments for 
those enrollment applications. We strongly encourage persons requiring 
unescorted access to facilities regulated by 33 CFR part 105 and 
located in one of these COTP Zones to enroll for their TWIC as soon as 
possible, if they haven't already. Information on enrollment 
procedures, as well as a link to the pre-enrollment web site (which 
will also enable an applicant to make an appointment for enrollment), 
may be found at https://twicprogram.tsa.dhs.gov.


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    Dated: May 2, 2008.
Brian M. Salerno,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, 
Security and Stewardship.
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