The Office of Management and Budget posted a notice yesterday on their web site that it had received a draft NPRM from the Coast Guard for the TWIC Reader Rule (RIN: 1625-AB21) for review. Typically this would mean (unless OMB finds major issues with the NPRM as submitted) that the NPRM could be expected to appear in the Federal Register in a matter of months.
Readers of this blog might remember that I briefly mentioned that this was listed in the Fall 2010 Unified Agenda. There OMB predicted that the NPRM would be published in November of this year. To me this looks like a potential acceleration of that publishing date. We’ll just have to wait and see.