33 CFR 101.514 - TWIC Requirement.

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§ 101.514 TWIC Requirement.
(a) All persons requiring unescorted access to secure areas of vessels, facilities, and OCS facilities regulated by parts 104, 105 or 106 of this subchapter must possess a TWIC before such access is granted, except as otherwise noted in this section. A TWIC must be obtained via the procedures established by TSA in 49 CFR part 1572.
(b) Federal officials are not required to obtain or possess a TWIC. Except in cases of emergencies or other exigent circumstances, in order to gain unescorted access to a secure area of a vessel, facility, or OCS facility regulated by parts 104, 105 or 106 of this subchapter, a federal official must present his/her agency issued, HSPD 12 compliant credential. Until each agency issues its HSPD 12 compliant cards, Federal officials may gain unescorted access by using their agency's official credential. The COTP will advise facilities and vessels within his or her area of responsibility as agencies come into compliance with HSPD 12.
(c) Law enforcement officials at the State or local level are not required to obtain or possess a TWIC to gain unescorted access to secure areas. They may, however, voluntarily obtain a TWIC where their offices fall within or where they require frequent unescorted access to a secure area of a vessel, facility or OCS facility.
(d) Emergency responders at the State, or local level are not required to obtain or possess a TWIC to gain unescorted access to secure areas during an emergency situation. They may, however, voluntarily obtain a TWIC where their offices fall within or where they desire frequent unescorted access to a secure area of a vessel, facility or OCS facility in non-emergency situations.
(e) Before April 15, 2009, mariners do not need to obtain or possess a TWIC but may be provided unescorted access to secure areas of vessels, facilities, and OCS facilities regulated by parts 104, 105 or 106 of this subchapter if they are able to show one of the following:
(1) A valid Merchant Mariner Document (MMD);
(2) A valid Merchant Mariner License and a valid photo identification; or
(3) A valid Certificate of Registry and a valid photo identification.
[USCG-2006-24196, 72 FR 3578, Jan. 25, 2007, as amended at 73 FR 25565, May 7, 2008]

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  • 2015-01-30; vol. 80 # 20 - Friday, January 30, 2015
    1. 80 FR 5282 - Vessel Requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure, and Automatic Identification System
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective March 2, 2015, except for amendments to 33 CFR part 160 which become effective April 30, 2015, with the further exception of § 160.204(a)(6), which is effective April 30, 2015 through December 31, 2015; and except for §§ 160.204(a)(5)(vii), 160.205, 160.208(a) and (c), and 164.46(b) and (c), which contain collection of information requirements that have not yet been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Coast Guard will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of these four collection-of-information related sections. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the final rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register on March 2, 2015.
      33 CFR Parts 62, 66, 101, 110, 117, 118, 151, 160, 161, 164, and 165

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Title 33 published on 2014-07-01

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  • 2015-05-27; vol. 80 # 101 - Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    1. 80 FR 30189 - Seafarers' Access to Maritime Facilities
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Notice to reopen public comment period.
      Comments and related material must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before July 1, 2015 or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.
      33 CFR Parts 101 and 105