[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 236 (Monday, December 10, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 69698]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-23903]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

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


Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); 
Enrollment Dates for the Ports of Seattle, WA; New York/New Jersey; 
Wilmington, NC; Jacksonville, FL; Duluth-Superior, MN; and New Orleans, 
LA

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration; United States Coast 
Guard; DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 
Seattle, WA; New York/New Jersey; Wilmington, NC; Jacksonville, FL; 
Duluth-Superior, MN; and New Orleans, LA.

DATES: TWIC enrollment in Seattle will begin on December 13, 2007; New 
York/New Jersey on December 20, 2007; Wilmington, NC on December 27, 
2007; Jacksonville, FL on December 28, 2007; Duluth-Superior, MN on 
December 28, 2007; and New Orleans, LA on December 28, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may view published documents and comments concerning the 
TWIC Final Rule, identified by the docket numbers of this notice, using 
any one of the following methods.
    (1) Searching the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web page 
at http://www.regulations.gov;
    (2) Accessing the Government Printing Office's Web page at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html; or
    (3) Visiting TSA's Security Regulations Web page at http://www.tsa.gov and accessing the link for ``Research Center'' at the top 
of the page.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Orgill, TSA-19, Transportation 
Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202-
4220. Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing (TTAC), TWIC 
Program, (571) 227-4545; e-mail: 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 
107-295, 116 Stat. 2064 (November 25, 2002), and the Security and 
Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act), Public Law 
109-347 (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 Seattle, New York/New Jersey, Wilmington, Jacksonville, 
Duluth-Superior, and New Orleans. Enrollment in Seattle will begin on 
December 13, 2007; New York/New Jersey on December 20, 2007; 
Wilmington, NC on December 27, 2007; Jacksonville, FL on December 28, 
2007; Duluth-Superior, MN on December 28, 2007; and New Orleans, LA on 
December 28, 2007. The Coast Guard will publish a separate notice in 
the Federal Register indicating when facilities within the Captain of 
the Port Zone Puget Sound, including those in the Port of Seattle; 
Captain of the Port Zone New York, including those in the Port of New 
York/New Jersey; Captain of the Port Zone Cape Fear River, including 
those in the Port of Wilmington; Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, 
including those in the Port of Jacksonville; Captain of the Port Zone 
Duluth, including those in the Port of Duluth-Superior; and Captain of 
the Port Zone New Orleans, including those in the Port of New Orleans 
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 pre-enrollment and enrollment process, 
and enrollment locations, visit TSA's TWIC Web site at http://www.tsa.gov/twic.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on December 4, 2007.
Stephen Sadler,
Director, Maritime and Surface Credentialing, Office of Transportation 
Threat Assessment and Credentialing, Transportation Security 
Administration.
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