Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
This document informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zones Buffalo, Duluth, Detroit, Lake Michigan, and Sault Ste. Marie that the date by which they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC has been extended to no later than December 1, 2008. This extension is due to a building- wide loss of power that occurred on October 21, 2008, at the government facility that houses the TWIC system, which affected the system's ability to activate TWICs.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
On October 1, 2008, The United States Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 57126) announcing a meeting of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) and its subcommittees to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. A scheduling conflict has required changes to the subcommittees' meeting times as follows: The Boats and Associated Equipment Subcommittee will meet on Saturday afternoon, November 1, 2008; the Prevention through People Subcommittee will meet on Sunday morning, November 2, 2008; and the Recreational Boating Safety Strategic Planning Subcommittee will meet on Sunday afternoon, November 2, 2008.