Friday, August 5, 2022

CG Sends 2nd TWIC-Reader Delay NPRM to OMB

Yesterday the OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs announced that it had received a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) from the Coast Guard on " TWIC--Reader Requirements; Second Delay of Effective Date”. According to the Spring 2022 Unified Agenda entry for this rulemaking:

“On August 23, 2016, the Coast Guard issued a final rule, requiring owners and operators of certain vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to conduct electronic inspections of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) as an access control measure (81 FR 57651).  On March 9, 2020, Coast Guard published a final rule [link added], delaying the effective date of the 2016 TWIC reader rule for three categories of facilities [link added] (85 FR 13493).  This rulemaking would further delay portions of the August 2016 final rule.  The Coast Guard would delay the effective date for the three categories of facilities [that handle Certain Dangerous Cargo in bulk] by at least an additional 3 years (until May 8, 2026) or later depending on the outcome of the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) study and consideration of public comments.  The study is estimated to be completed no earlier than June 2022.”

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