Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements, 20289-20290 [2013-07733]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 65 / Thursday, April 4, 2013 / Proposed Rules Dated: March 15, 2013. J.M. Vojvodich, Captain, U. S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound. [FR Doc. 2013–07747 Filed 4–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR 101,104,105,106 [Docket No. USCG–2007–28915] Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)—Reader Requirements Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of public meeting on proposed rulemaking; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to take place on April 25, 2013, in Houston, Texas to receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2013, under the title ‘‘Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)— Reader Requirements.’’ The Coast Guard encourages members of the public to attend this meeting and provide oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking on TWIC reader requirements. SUMMARY: A public meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to provide an opportunity for oral comments. Coast Guard personnel will accept written comments and related materials at the public meeting as well. Written comments may also be submitted in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking referenced in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking will close on May 21, 2013. All written comments and related materials submitted before or after the meeting must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before May 21, 2013, or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Houston Marriott North, 255 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston, Texas 77060. The building is accessible by taxi, public transit, and privatelyowned conveyance. This meeting is open to the public. Please note that the session may adjourn early if all business, concerns, and wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:46 Apr 03, 2013 Jkt 229001 questions are addressed. You may submit written comments identified by docket number USCG–2007–28915 before or after the meeting using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3)Mail: 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– 0001. (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. Our online docket for this notice is available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov under docket number USCG–2007– 28915. If you have questions concerning the meeting, please call or email LCDR Gregory Callaghan, Commandant (CG– FAC–2), Coast Guard; telephone 202– 372–1168, email Gregory.A.Callaghan@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Ms. Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Purpose On March 22, 2013, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register (78 FR 17781), in which we proposed to require owners and operators of certain vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to use electronic readers designed to work with the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) as an access control measure. The NPRM also proposed additional requirements associated with electronic TWIC readers, including recordkeeping requirements for those owners and operators required to use an electronic TWIC reader, and security plan amendments to incorporate TWIC reader requirements. The TWIC program, including the TWIC reader requirements proposed in the NPRM, is an important component of the Coast Guard’s multi-layered system of access control requirements and other measures designed to enhance maritime security. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 20289 As authorized by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 1 (MTSA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) established the TWIC program to address identity management shortcomings and vulnerabilities identified in the nation’s transportation system and to comply with the MTSA statutory requirements. On January 25, 2007, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the Coast Guard and TSA, promulgated regulations that require mariners and other individuals granted unescorted access to secure areas of MTSAregulated vessels or facilities to undergo a security threat assessment by TSA and obtain a TWIC.2 This NPRM that is the subject of this public meeting, which would require owners and operators of certain types of vessels and facilities to use electronic TWIC readers, would advance the goals of the TWIC program. In crafting the proposals in the NPRM, the Coast Guard conducted a risk-based analysis of MTSA-regulated vessels and facilities to categorize them into one of three risk groups, labeled A, B, and C. Risk Group A is comprised of vessels and facilities that present the highest risk of being involved in a transportation security incident (TSI).3 The NPRM proposes TWIC reader requirements for vessels and facilities in Risk Group A. Under the NPRM, vessels and facilities in Risk Groups B and C present progressively lower risks, and would continue to follow existing regulatory requirements for visual TWIC inspection. The Coast Guard believes that in addition to receiving written comments on the NPRM, a public meeting would benefit the impacted community by providing another forum to raise relevant issues. Also, the Security and Accountability For Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006 4 requires the Coast Guard to hold at least one public hearing before promulgating final TWIC reader regulations (see 46 U.S.C. 70105(k)(3)). This public meeting will further enable the Coast Guard to craft policy informed by the public. We may hold one or more additional public meetings regarding the proposals 1 Public Law 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064 (Nov. 2, 2002). 2 Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver’s License, 72 FR 3492 (Jan. 25, 2007). 3 A transportation security incident is a security incident resulting in a significant loss of life, environmental damage, transportation system disruption, or economic disruption in a particular area, as defined in 46 U.S.C. 70101 (49 CFR 1572.103). 4 Public Law 109–347, 120 Stat. 1884 (Oct. 13, 2006). E:\FR\FM\04APP1.SGM 04APP1 20290 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 65 / Thursday, April 4, 2013 / Proposed Rules wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS in the NPRM on TWIC reader requirements. We will notify the public of the date(s), time(s), location(s), and other details of any such meeting(s) by publishing a separate notice in the Federal Register as soon as we have information available. You may view the NPRM, written comments, and supporting documents in the online docket by going to http://www.regulations.gov and using ‘‘USCG–2007–28915’’ as your search term. Locate the NPRM among the search results and use the filters on the left side of the page to search for specific types of documents. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Coast Guard has an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use its Docket Management Facility. We encourage you to participate by submitting comments either orally at the meeting or in writing. If you bring written comments to the meeting, you may submit them to Coast Guard personnel specified at the meeting to receive written comments. These comments will be submitted to our online public docket. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, or other entity). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the public meeting, contact LCDR Gregory Callaghan at the telephone number or email address indicated under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Public Meeting The Coast Guard will hold a public meeting regarding the ‘‘Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)—Reader Requirements’’ NPRM VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:46 Apr 03, 2013 Jkt 229001 (78 FR 17781) on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Houston Marriott North, 255 N Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston, Texas 77060. The building is accessible by taxi, public transit, and privately-owned conveyance. Please note that the session may adjourn early if all business, concerns, and questions are addressed. We will post a written summary of the meeting and oral comments in the docket. Authority This notice is issued under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 70105(k)(3) and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: March 29, 2013. J.R. Morgan, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Cargo and Facility Division (CG–FAC–2). 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EPA is extending the comment period to May 30, 2013 to allow for a full 30-day period for the submission of additional public comment following the public hearing. DATES: The public hearing will be held on April 29, 2013. Comments must be postmarked no later than May 30, 2013. ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held at the Big Auditorium in the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Moapa Band of Paiute Indians Administration Building on 1 Lincoln Street (cross-street is Reservation Road) in Moapa, Nevada. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anita Lee, EPA Region 9, (415) 972– 3958, r9_airplanning@epa.gov. If you require reasonable accommodation at the public hearing, please contact Terisa Williams, EPA Region 9 Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator, at (415) 972–3829, or Williams.Terisa@epa.gov, by April 15, 2013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public hearing will provide interested parties the opportunity to present views or arguments concerning the proposed rule to extend the compliance date, from January 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016, for Units 1, 2, and 3 at RGGS to meet emission limits for NOX required under the BART provision of the Regional Haze Rule. Written statements and supporting information submitted during the comment period will be considered with the same weight as any oral comments and supporting information presented at the public hearing. Written comments must be postmarked on or before the last day of the comment period, May 30, 2013. The public hearing will be held at the Big Auditorium in the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians Administration Building on 1 Lincoln Street (cross-street is Reservation Road) in Moapa, Nevada. The hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m. (local time) and end at 8:00 p.m. (local time). Oral testimony may be limited to five minutes for each commenter to address the proposed rule. We will not be providing equipment to commenters to show overhead slides or make computerized slide presentations. Any person may provide written or oral comments and submit data pertaining to our proposed rule at this hearing. Verbatim transcripts of the hearing and copies of written statements or comments will be included in the docket for this proposed rulemaking. EPA will not respond to comments during the public hearing. When we publish our final action, we will provide written responses to all comments received on our proposal. EPA staff will be available during the hearing to informally answer questions on our proposed action. Any comments made to EPA staff must still be provided in writing or orally during the public hearing in order to be considered in the record. If you are unable to attend the hearing but wish to submit comments on the proposed rule, you may submit comments, identified by docket number E:\FR\FM\04APP1.SGM 04APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 65 (Thursday, April 4, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 20289-20290]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07733]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR 101,104,105,106

[Docket No. USCG-2007-28915]


Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader 
Requirements

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting on proposed rulemaking; request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to take place on 
April 25, 2013, in Houston, Texas to receive comments on a notice of 
proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on March 22, 
2013, under the title ``Transportation Worker Identification Credential 
(TWIC)--Reader Requirements.'' The Coast Guard encourages members of 
the public to attend this meeting and provide oral comments on the 
notice of proposed rulemaking on TWIC reader requirements.

DATES: A public meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to provide an opportunity for oral comments. 
Coast Guard personnel will accept written comments and related 
materials at the public meeting as well. Written comments may also be 
submitted in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking referenced 
in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. The comment period for the 
notice of proposed rulemaking will close on May 21, 2013. All written 
comments and related materials submitted before or after the meeting 
must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before May 21, 2013, or reach the Docket 
Management Facility by that date.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Houston Marriott 
North, 255 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston, Texas 77060. The 
building is accessible by taxi, public transit, and privately-owned 
conveyance.
    This meeting is open to the public. Please note that the session 
may adjourn early if all business, concerns, and questions are 
addressed. You may submit written comments identified by docket number 
USCG-2007-28915 before or after the meeting using any one of the 
following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3)Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
Our online docket for this notice is available on the Internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov under docket number USCG-2007-28915.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions concerning the 
meeting, please call or email LCDR Gregory Callaghan, Commandant (CG-
FAC-2), Coast Guard; telephone 202-372-1168, email 
Gregory.A.Callaghan@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or 
submitting material to the docket, call Ms. Barbara Hairston, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background and Purpose

    On March 22, 2013, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register (78 FR 17781), in which we 
proposed to require owners and operators of certain vessels and 
facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to use electronic readers 
designed to work with the Transportation Worker Identification 
Credential (TWIC) as an access control measure. The NPRM also proposed 
additional requirements associated with electronic TWIC readers, 
including recordkeeping requirements for those owners and operators 
required to use an electronic TWIC reader, and security plan amendments 
to incorporate TWIC reader requirements. The TWIC program, including 
the TWIC reader requirements proposed in the NPRM, is an important 
component of the Coast Guard's multi-layered system of access control 
requirements and other measures designed to enhance maritime security.
    As authorized by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 
\1\ (MTSA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) 
established the TWIC program to address identity management 
shortcomings and vulnerabilities identified in the nation's 
transportation system and to comply with the MTSA statutory 
requirements. On January 25, 2007, the Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS), through the Coast Guard and TSA, promulgated regulations that 
require mariners and other individuals granted unescorted access to 
secure areas of MTSA-regulated vessels or facilities to undergo a 
security threat assessment by TSA and obtain a TWIC.\2\
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    \1\ Public Law 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064 (Nov. 2, 2002).
    \2\ Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) 
Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials 
Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License, 72 FR 3492 (Jan. 25, 
2007).
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    This NPRM that is the subject of this public meeting, which would 
require owners and operators of certain types of vessels and facilities 
to use electronic TWIC readers, would advance the goals of the TWIC 
program. In crafting the proposals in the NPRM, the Coast Guard 
conducted a risk-based analysis of MTSA-regulated vessels and 
facilities to categorize them into one of three risk groups, labeled A, 
B, and C. Risk Group A is comprised of vessels and facilities that 
present the highest risk of being involved in a transportation security 
incident (TSI).\3\ The NPRM proposes TWIC reader requirements for 
vessels and facilities in Risk Group A. Under the NPRM, vessels and 
facilities in Risk Groups B and C present progressively lower risks, 
and would continue to follow existing regulatory requirements for 
visual TWIC inspection.
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    \3\ A transportation security incident is a security incident 
resulting in a significant loss of life, environmental damage, 
transportation system disruption, or economic disruption in a 
particular area, as defined in 46 U.S.C. 70101 (49 CFR 1572.103).
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    The Coast Guard believes that in addition to receiving written 
comments on the NPRM, a public meeting would benefit the impacted 
community by providing another forum to raise relevant issues. Also, 
the Security and Accountability For Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006 \4\ 
requires the Coast Guard to hold at least one public hearing before 
promulgating final TWIC reader regulations (see 46 U.S.C. 70105(k)(3)). 
This public meeting will further enable the Coast Guard to craft policy 
informed by the public.
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    \4\ Public Law 109-347, 120 Stat. 1884 (Oct. 13, 2006).
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    We may hold one or more additional public meetings regarding the 
proposals

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in the NPRM on TWIC reader requirements. We will notify the public of 
the date(s), time(s), location(s), and other details of any such 
meeting(s) by publishing a separate notice in the Federal Register as 
soon as we have information available.
    You may view the NPRM, written comments, and supporting documents 
in the online docket by going to http://www.regulations.gov and using 
``USCG-2007-28915'' as your search term. Locate the NPRM among the 
search results and use the filters on the left side of the page to 
search for specific types of documents. If you do not have access to 
the Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket 
Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the 
Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays. The Coast Guard has an agreement with 
the Department of Transportation to use its Docket Management Facility.
    We encourage you to participate by submitting comments either 
orally at the meeting or in writing. If you bring written comments to 
the meeting, you may submit them to Coast Guard personnel specified at 
the meeting to receive written comments. These comments will be 
submitted to our online public docket. All comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include 
any personal information you have provided.
    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any 
of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or 
signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, 
business, labor union, or other entity). You may review a Privacy Act 
notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of 
the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the public meeting, 
contact LCDR Gregory Callaghan at the telephone number or email address 
indicated under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this 
notice.

Public Meeting

    The Coast Guard will hold a public meeting regarding the 
``Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)--Reader 
Requirements'' NPRM (78 FR 17781) on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 1:00 
p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Houston Marriott North, 255 N Sam Houston 
Parkway East, Houston, Texas 77060. The building is accessible by taxi, 
public transit, and privately-owned conveyance. Please note that the 
session may adjourn early if all business, concerns, and questions are 
addressed. We will post a written summary of the meeting and oral 
comments in the docket.

Authority

    This notice is issued under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 70105(k)(3) 
and 5 U.S.C. 552(a).

    Dated: March 29, 2013.
J.R. Morgan,
Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Cargo and Facility Division (CG-
FAC-2).
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