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The official Federal Register Notice from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) allowing the extended expiration date (EED) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) has been published. Notes summarizing a special conference call during which TSA rolled out the EED TWIC policy are now available online. Some Congressmen have commented on the policy.



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On June 15th, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) TWIC website announced a forthcoming option for many holders of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to extend the expiration date of their TWICs pending implementation of the US Coast Guard’s long-awaited Final Rule on TWIC reader requirements. The website announcement includes links to an EED TWIC Overview and Frequently Asked Questions, a Policy Bulletin (which is also posted on the USCG National Maritime Center website), and an Exemption Notice scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on June 19th.



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The May 1st issue of the Federal Register has scheduled a USCG Notice of the next meeting of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC). The meeting will be held May 15-16, 2012 at two locations in the Washington, DC area.



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Two recent developments affect everyone’s favorite (if only to hate) US maritime transportation security feature, the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program. Of particular interest to those who will need to renew their TWICs later this year and beyond, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has selected



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The maritime industry’s implementation of TWIC readers will be a lot more complicated than simply hanging some machines at the entry points of vessels and facilities regulated under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002. That’s one thing that’s very clear from the lengthy and sometimes murky Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Final Report on the TWIC Reader Pilot Program that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had run in response to section 104 of the SAFE Port Act of 2006. The Report was forwarded to Congress by the DHS Secretary on February 27th.



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Finally, here’s the post covering the third session of the January 2012 meeting of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC). Three topics–Underwater Terrorism Preparedness, the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program, and the Global Supply Chain Security Initiative–were covered at this session, on the morning of January 19th.



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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has, without fanfare, updated its website with the “Latest News” that the cost to get a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) will drop slightly, as of March 19, 2012. At that time, the price of TWIC will drop from $132.50 to $129.75.



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A meeting of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) will be held in Arlington, VA, on January 18th and 19th, according to a US Coast Guard Notice published in the Federal Register on January 9th.



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The USCG Coast Guard’s proposed rulemaking on revisions to Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Requirements for Mariners has cleared the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) regulatory review process. The Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) and should be published in the Federal Register shortly.



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Some 26,000 Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) may be rejected by TWIC reader machines because of defective encoding. At some point recently, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) posted on the “Latest News” portion of its TWIC website that some previously issued TWICs had been improperly coded.



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