Coast Guard announces TWIC reader final rule

Coast Guard Headquarters NewsWASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Tuesday the publication of the final rule concerning Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) reader requirements.

The rule requires owners and operators of certain vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to conduct electronic inspections of TWICs as an access control measure. The final rule also implements recordkeeping requirements and security plan amendments that will incorporate these requirements.

The TWIC program is an important component of the Coast Guard’s multi-layered system of access control requirements designed to enhance maritime security.

For more information about the regulation, please visit the Coast Guard’s Maritime Commons blog.

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