CG Sends 2nd TWIC-Reader Delay NPRM to OMB

Yesterday the OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory
Affairs announced that it had received a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM)
from the Coast Guard on ” TWIC–Reader Requirements; Second Delay of
Effective Date”. According to the Spring 2022 Unified Agenda entry for this
rulemaking
:

“On August 23, 2016, the Coast
Guard issued a final rule, requiring owners and operators of certain vessels
and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to conduct electronic inspections
of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) as an access
control measure (81 FR 57651).  On March
9, 2020, Coast Guard published
a final rule
[link added], delaying the effective date of the 2016 TWIC
reader rule for three
categories of facilities
[link added] (85 FR 13493).  This rulemaking would further delay portions
of the August 2016 final rule.  The Coast
Guard would delay the effective date for the three categories of facilities [that
handle Certain Dangerous Cargo in bulk] by at least an additional 3 years
(until May 8, 2026) or later depending on the outcome of the Homeland Security
Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) study and consideration of public
comments.  The study is estimated to be
completed no earlier than June 2022.”