Federal Register: December 26, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 246)

DOCID: fr26de07-93 FR Doc E7-24913

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

Docket ID: [Docket Nos. TSA-2006-24191; Coast Guard-2006-24196]

NOTICE: NOTICES

DOCID: fr26de07-93

ACTION: Maritime and land transportation security:

DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.

SUBJECT CATEGORY:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); Enrollment Dates for the Ports of Hilo, HI; International Falls, MN; Ontonagon, MI; Morehead City, NC; Huntington, WV; and Port Canaveral, FL

DATES: TWIC enrollment in Hilo on January 3, 2008; International Falls, Ontonagon, Morehead City, and Huntington on January 16, 2008; and Port Canaveral on January 17, 2008.

DOCUMENT SUMMARY:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issues this notice of the dates for the beginning of the initial enrollment for the
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for the Ports of Hilo, HI; International Falls, MN; Ontonagon, MI; Morehead City, NC; Huntington, WV; and Port Canaveral, FL.

SUMMARY:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential; enrollment—; Various States,

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

James Orgill, TSA-19, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202 4220.
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Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing (TTAC), TWIC Program, (571) 2274545; email: credentialing@dhs.gov. Background

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), issued a joint final rule (72 FR 3492; January 25, 2007) pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), Public Law 107295, 116 Stat. 2064 (November 25, 2002), and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act), Public Law 109347 (October 13, 2006). This rule requires all credentialed merchant mariners and individuals with unescorted access to secure areas of a regulated facility or vessel to obtain a TWIC. In this final rule, on page 3510, TSA and Coast Guard stated that a phased enrollment approach based upon risk assessment and cost/benefit would be used to implement the program nationwide, and that TSA would publish a notice in the Federal Register indicating when enrollment at a specific location will begin and when it is expected to terminate.

This notice provides the start date for TWIC initial enrollment at the Ports of Hilo, HI; International Falls, MN; Ontonagon, MI; Morehead City, NC; Huntington, WV; and Port Canaveral, FL. Enrollment will begin in Hilo on January 3, 2008; International Falls, Ontonagon, Morehead City, and Huntington on January 16, 2008; and Port Canaveral on January 17, 2008. The Coast Guard will publish a separate notice in the Federal Register indicating when facilities within the Captain of the Port Zone Honolulu, including those in the Port of Hilo; Captain of the Port Zone Duluth, including those in the Ports of International Falls and Ontonagon; Captain of the Port Zone North Carolina, including those in the Port of Morehead City; Captain of the Port Zone Ohio Valley, including those in the Port of Huntington; and Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, including those in the Port of Port Canaveral must comply with the portions of the final rule requiring TWIC to be used as an access control measure. That notice will be published at least 90 days before compliance is required.

To obtain information on the preenrollment and enrollment process, and enrollment locations, visit TSA's TWIC Web site at http://www.tsa.gov/twic .

Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on December 18, 2007. Stephen Sadler,
Director, Maritime and Surface Credentialing, Office of Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing, Transportation Security Administration.
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