Coast Guard holds public meeting on identification credential Readers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a public meeting scheduled for Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va., 22202, to receive comments on the advance notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Transportation Worker Identification Credential TWIC — Reader Requirements.”

The advance notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register March 27, 74 FR 13360 discusses the Coast Guard’s preliminary proposals on potential requirements for owners and operators of certain Coast Guard-regulated vessels and facilities to use electronic readers designed to work with Transportation Worker Identification Credentials as an access control measure.

The public is encouraged to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments at the meeting. Comments may be presented in writing or expressed verbally. Written comments and related material may be submitted to Coast Guard personnel at that meeting. The comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking closes May 26, 2009. All comments and related material submitted after the meeting must be submitted to the online docket via on or before May 26, 2009, or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.

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