TWIC Update

There are less than 12 days until the compliance deadline for TWIC. Starting April 14, 2009, transportation workers must have the Transportation Worker Identification Credential to access certain port facilities and vessels within the ports of <st1:city w:st=“on”>Los Angeles</st1:city>, <st1:city w:st=“on”><st1>Long Beach</st1></st1:city> and Hueneme.

Yesterday, the TWIC Policy Advisory Council, headquartered in <st1:city w:st=“on”>Washington</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st=“on”>D.C.</st1:state> updated certain TWIC policies that will be affecting the Ports of Los Angeles, <st1:city w:st=“on”>Long Beach</st1:city> and <st1>Port Hueneme</st1>.

This change is as follows: At the owner/operators discretion, an individual can obtain unescorted access to secure areas of Maritime Transportation Security Act facilities and vessels required to be in compliance with TWIC provisions by providing to security personnel:
1- A photo I.D. that meets the requirements of 33 CFR 101.515, and
2- Proof that their TWIC has been printed and is ready for activation.

The new changes will only be in effect until May 13, 2009. After this date only, individuals with a valid TWIC will be eligible for unescorted access to Maritime Transportation Security Act regulated facilities. For the full report of the Policy Advisory Council, 07-08 Change 8, please visit the Coast Guard homeport website.

Press Release HERE