Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements, 22218-22219 [2013-08735]

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(2) This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraph (h) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing Service Bulletin 757–54–0035, Revision 4, dated June 18, 2009; or Revision 5, dated June 9, 2011; which are not incorporated by reference in this AD. (3) This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraph (j) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing Service Bulletin 757–54–0003, dated December 14, 1984; or Boeing Service Bulletin 757–54– 0028, dated March 31, 1994; which are not incorporated by reference in this AD. (m) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in the Related Information section of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANMSeattle-ACO-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (4) AMOCs approved for AD 2004–12–07, Amendment 39–13666 (69 FR 33561, June 16, 2004), are approved as AMOCs for paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD, except for VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Apr 12, 2013 Jkt 229001 AMOCs that approved a revised compliance time. (n) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Nancy Marsh, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057– 3356; phone: 425–917–6440; fax: 425–917– 6590; email: Nancy.Marsh@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; phone: 206–544– 5000, extension 1; fax: 206–766–5680; Internet: https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. Issued in Renton, Washington, on April 4, 2013. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–08768 Filed 4–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–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 May 9, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois 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. 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 Chicago Marriott O’Hare, 8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago, Illinois 60631. 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. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A public meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9, 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 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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: E:\FR\FM\15APP1.SGM 15APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 72 / Monday, April 15, 2013 / Proposed Rules mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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 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 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). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Apr 12, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. 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 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 4 Public Law 109–347, 120 Stat. 1884 (Oct. 13, 2006). PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 22219 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, May 9, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, 8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago, Illinois 60631. 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: April 8, 2013. A.E. Tucci, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Office of Port and Facility Compliance (CG–FAC). [FR Doc. 2013–08735 Filed 4–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Part 17 RIN 2900–AO51 Removal of Penalty for Breaking Appointments Department of Veterans Affairs. Proposed rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to remove a regulation that states that a veteran who misses two medical appointments without providing 24 hours’ notice and a reasonable excuse is deemed to have refused VA medical care. The current regulation states that no further treatment will be furnished to a veteran deemed to have refused care except in emergency situations, unless the veteran agrees to cooperate by keeping future appointments. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 72 (Monday, April 15, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 22218-22219]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08735]


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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 
May 9, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois 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, May 9, 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 Chicago Marriott 
O'Hare, 8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago, Illinois 60631. 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

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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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    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 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, May 9, 2013 from 1:00 
p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare, 8535 West Higgins 
Road, Chicago, Illinois 60631. 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: April 8, 2013.
A.E. Tucci,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Office of Port and Facility 
Compliance (CG-FAC).
[FR Doc. 2013-08735 Filed 4-12-13; 8:45 am]
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