Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License, 50721-50722 [E8-19990]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 168 / Thursday, August 28, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part, A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it amends Class E Airspace at Factoryville, PA. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: I PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9R, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 15, 2007, and effective September 15, 2007, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES AEA PA E5 Factoryville, PA [AMENDED] Seamans Field, PA (Lat. 41°35′22″ N., long. 75°45′22″ W.) Lake Henry VORTAC (Lat. 41°28′33″ N., long. 75°28′57″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8.2-mile radius of Seamans Field and including the airspace within 5.3 miles each side of the Lake Henry VORTAC 299° radial extending from the 8.2-mile radius of Seamans Field to the VORTAC. * * * VerDate Aug<31>2005 * BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2008–0170; Airspace Docket No. 08-AEA–16] Modification of Class E Airspace; Staunton, VA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule, confirmation of effective date. AGENCY: This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule published in the Federal Register (73 FR 16751) that modifies the effective time of the Class E Airspace at Staunton, VA. The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Commission has requested to change their current Class E2 Airspace from part time (currently 1200 to 0400 Zulu) to full time. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations in the area by providing the required controlled airspace to support terminal operations continuously at Staunton, VA. SUMMARY: 0901 UTC, Effective June 5, 2008. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. DATES: I * Issued in College Park, Georgia, on August 4, 2008. Mark D. Ward, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. E8–19569 Filed 8–27–08; 8:45 am] * 16:19 Aug 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melinda Giddens, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; Telephone (404) 305–5610, Fax 404–305–5572. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Confirmation of Effective Date The FAA published this direct final rule with a request for comments in the Federal Register on March 31, 2008 (73 FR 16751), Docket No. FAA 2008–0170; Airspace Docket No. 08–AEA–16. The FAA uses the direct final rulemaking procedure for a non-controversial rule where the FAA believes that there will be no adverse public comment. This direct final rule advised the public that PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 50721 no adverse comments were anticipated, and that unless a written adverse comment, or a written notice of intent to submit such an adverse comment, were received within the comment period, the regulation would become effective on June 5, 2008. No adverse comments were received, and thus this notice confirms that effective date. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on July 16, 2008. Mark D. Ward, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. E8–19277 Filed 8–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 105 [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. Notice of compliance date, Captain of the Port Zones Baltimore, Delaware Bay, Mobile, Lower Mississippi River, Ohio Valley, Pittsburgh, and San Diego. ACTION: SUMMARY: This document informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zones Baltimore, Delaware Bay, Mobile, Lower Mississippi River, Ohio Valley, Pittsburgh, and San Diego that they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC no later than December 30, 2008. DATES: The compliance date for the TWIC regulations found in 33 CFR part 105 for Captain of the Port Zones Baltimore, Delaware Bay, Mobile, Lower Mississippi River, Ohio Valley, Pittsburgh, and San Diego is December 30, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this document 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, E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 50722 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 168 / Thursday, August 28, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 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. If you have questions on this document, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES 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. On May 7, 2008, the Coast Guard and TSA issued a final rule to realign the compliance date for implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential. 73 FR 25562. The date by which mariners need to obtain a TWIC, and by which owners and operators of vessels and outer continental shelf facilities must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC, is now April 15, 2009 instead of September 25, 2008. Owners and operators of facilities that must comply with 33 CFR part 105 will still be subject to earlier, rolling compliance dates, as set forth in 33 CFR 105.115(e). The Coast Guard will continue to announce rolling compliance dates, as provided in 33 CFR 105.115(e), at least 90 days in advance via notices published in the Federal Register. The final compliance date for all COTP Zones will not be later than April 15, 2009. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:19 Aug 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 II. Notice of Facility Compliance Date— COTP Zones Baltimore, Delaware Bay, Mobile, Lower Mississippi River, Ohio Valley, Pittsburgh, and San Diego DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 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 COTP Zones Baltimore, Delaware Bay, Mobile, Lower Mississippi River, Ohio Valley, Pittsburgh, and San Diego that the deadline for their compliance with Coast Guard and TSA TWIC requirements is December 30, 2008. The TSA and Coast Guard have determined that this date provides sufficient time for the estimated population required to obtain TWICs for these COTP Zones 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. Additionally, we note that the TWIC Final Rule advises owners and operators of MTSA regulated facilities of their responsibility to notify employees of the TWIC requirements. Specifically, 33 CFR 105.200(b)(14) requires owners or operators of MTSA regulated facilities to ‘‘[i]nform facility personnel of their responsibility to apply for and maintain a TWIC, including the deadlines and methods for such applications.’’ 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/ TWICWebApp/. You may also visit our Web site at homeport.uscg.mil/twic for a framework showing expected future compliance dates by COTP Zone. This list is subject to change; changes in expected future compliance dates will appear on that website. The exact compliance date for COTP Zones will also be announced in the Federal Register at least 90 days in advance. 33 CFR Part 117 Dated: August 22, 2008. Mark P. O’Malley, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Ports and Facilities Activities. [FR Doc. E8–19990 Filed 8–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2008–0810] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Petaluma River, Petaluma, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the ‘‘D’’ Street Drawbridge across the Petaluma River, mile 13.7, at Petaluma, CA. The deviation is necessary to conduct maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position during the deviation period. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on September 3, 2008 through 7 p.m. on November 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0810 and are available online at www.regulations.gov. They are also available for inspection or copying at two locations: 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, and Commander (dpw), Eleventh Coast Guard District, Building 50–2, Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA 94501– 5100, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District, telephone (510) 437–3516. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of Petaluma requested a temporary change to the operation of the ‘‘D’’ Street Drawbridge. The ‘‘D’’ Street Drawbridge’s navigation span provides 7 feet of vertical clearance, at Mean High Water, in the closed-to-navigation position. The drawspan opens on signal if at least 4 hours notice is given for openings from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and if at least 24-hours notice is given for openings from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 168 (Thursday, August 28, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 105

[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 Baltimore, 
Delaware Bay, Mobile, Lower Mississippi River, Ohio Valley, Pittsburgh, 
and San Diego.

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SUMMARY: This document informs owners and operators of facilities 
located within Captain of the Port Zones Baltimore, Delaware Bay, 
Mobile, Lower Mississippi River, Ohio Valley, Pittsburgh, and San Diego 
that they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC no 
later than December 30, 2008.

DATES: The compliance date for the TWIC regulations found in 33 CFR 
part 105 for Captain of the Port Zones Baltimore, Delaware Bay, Mobile, 
Lower Mississippi River, Ohio Valley, Pittsburgh, and San Diego is 
December 30, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as 
documents mentioned in this document 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,

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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 
document, 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.
    On May 7, 2008, the Coast Guard and TSA issued a final rule to 
realign the compliance date for implementation of the Transportation 
Worker Identification Credential. 73 FR 25562. The date by which 
mariners need to obtain a TWIC, and by which owners and operators of 
vessels and outer continental shelf facilities must implement access 
control procedures utilizing TWIC, is now April 15, 2009 instead of 
September 25, 2008. Owners and operators of facilities that must comply 
with 33 CFR part 105 will still be subject to earlier, rolling 
compliance dates, as set forth in 33 CFR 105.115(e). The Coast Guard 
will continue to announce rolling compliance dates, as provided in 33 
CFR 105.115(e), at least 90 days in advance via notices published in 
the Federal Register. The final compliance date for all COTP Zones will 
not be later than April 15, 2009.

II. Notice of Facility Compliance Date--COTP Zones Baltimore, Delaware 
Bay, Mobile, Lower Mississippi River, Ohio Valley, Pittsburgh, and San 
Diego

    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 COTP Zones Baltimore, Delaware Bay, Mobile, 
Lower Mississippi River, Ohio Valley, Pittsburgh, and San Diego that 
the deadline for their compliance with Coast Guard and TSA TWIC 
requirements is December 30, 2008.
    The TSA and Coast Guard have determined that this date provides 
sufficient time for the estimated population required to obtain TWICs 
for these COTP Zones 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. 
Additionally, we note that the TWIC Final Rule advises owners and 
operators of MTSA regulated facilities of their responsibility to 
notify employees of the TWIC requirements. Specifically, 33 CFR 
105.200(b)(14) requires owners or operators of MTSA regulated 
facilities to ``[i]nform facility personnel of their responsibility to 
apply for and maintain a TWIC, including the deadlines and methods for 
such applications.'' 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/ TWICWebApp/.
    You may also visit our Web site at homeport.uscg.mil/twic for a 
framework showing expected future compliance dates by COTP Zone. This 
list is subject to change; changes in expected future compliance dates 
will appear on that website. The exact compliance date for COTP Zones 
will also be announced in the Federal Register at least 90 days in 
advance.

    Dated: August 22, 2008.
Mark P. O'Malley,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Ports and Facilities Activities.
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