Coast Guard November 19, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

TWIC Not Evidence of Resident Alien Status
Document Number: 2013-27569
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard issues this final rule to remove from its regulations on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activities a reference to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and a related TWIC definition and recordkeeping reference because they are inconsistent with a requirement in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. These regulations deal with the employment of personnel on the OCS to U.S. citizens or resident aliens. The TWIC reference incorrectly provides that a TWIC alone may be accepted by an employer as sufficient evidence of the TWIC holder's status as a U.S. resident alien, as that term is defined. This rule clarifies the regulations.