Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License, 60951-60952 [E8-24525]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 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 Portland (OR), Puget Sound, and San Francisco Bay. ACTION: SUMMARY: This document informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zones Portland (OR), Puget Sound, and San Francisco Bay that they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC no later than February 28, 2009. DATES: The compliance date for the TWIC regulations found in 33 CFR part 105 for Captain of the Port Zones Portland (OR), Puget Sound, and San Francisco Bay is February 28, 2009. 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, 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 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: erowe on PROD1PC64 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 Portland (OR), Puget Sound, and San Francisco Bay 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 Portland (OR), Puget Sound, and San Francisco Bay that the deadline for their compliance with Coast Guard and TSA TWIC requirements is February 28, 2009. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 60951 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 Web site. The exact compliance date for COTP Zones will also be announced in the Federal Register at least 90 days in advance. Dated: October 7, 2008. David W. Murk, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Chief, Ports and Facilities Activities. [FR Doc. E8–24526 Filed 10–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P 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 Zone New York. ACTION: SUMMARY: This document informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zone New York that they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC no later than March 23, 2009. DATES: The compliance date for the TWIC regulations found in 33 CFR part 105 for Captain of the Port Zone New York is March 23, 2009. E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1 60952 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 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, 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. ADDRESSES: 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: erowe on PROD1PC64 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). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 Zone New York 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 Zone New York that the deadline for their compliance with Coast Guard and TSA TWIC requirements is March 23, 2009. The TSA and Coast Guard have determined that this date provides sufficient time for the estimated population required to obtain TWICs for this COTP Zone 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 this COTP Zone 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 Web site. The exact compliance date for COTP Zones will also be announced in the Federal Register at least 90 days in advance. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Dated: October 7, 2008. David W. Murk, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Chief, Ports and Facilities Activities. [FR Doc. E8–24525 Filed 10–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2008–0927] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, NH, and Kittery, ME, Maintenance Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Sara M. Long (Route 1 Bypass) Bridge across the Piscataqua River at mile 4.0, between Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on November 10, 2008 through 5 p.m. on November 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0927 and are available online at http://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 the First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch Office, 408 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on the rule, call John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at 617–223–8364. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202–366– 9826. The Sara M. Long (Route 1 Bypass) Bridge, across the Piscataqua River at mile 4.0, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 15, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 60951-60952]
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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 Zone New York.

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SUMMARY: This document informs owners and operators of facilities 
located within Captain of the Port Zone New York that they must 
implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC no later than March 
23, 2009.

DATES: The compliance date for the TWIC regulations found in 33 CFR 
part 105 for Captain of the Port Zone New York is March 23, 2009.

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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, 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 Zone New York

    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 Zone New York that the deadline for 
their compliance with Coast Guard and TSA TWIC requirements is March 
23, 2009.
    The TSA and Coast Guard have determined that this date provides 
sufficient time for the estimated population required to obtain TWICs 
for this COTP Zone 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 this COTP Zone 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 Web site. The exact compliance date for COTP Zones 
will also be announced in the Federal Register at least 90 days in 
advance.

    Dated: October 7, 2008.
David W. Murk,
Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Chief, Ports and Facilities 
Activities.
[FR Doc. E8-24525 Filed 10-14-08; 8:45 am]
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