The Coast Guard has proposed to delay the effective date for implementation of TWIC Readers for certain facilities. The proposed delay is for two categories of facilities:
- Facilities that handle certain dangerous cargoes in bulk, but do not transfer these cargoes to or from a vessel, and;
- Facilities that receive vessels carrying certain dangerous cargoes in bulk, but do not, during that vessel-to-facility interface, transfer these bulk cargoes to or from those vessels.
The Coast Guard proposes delaying the effective date for these two categories of facilities by 3 years, until August 23, 2021.
Other vessels and facilities, including facilities that receive large passenger vessels and facilities regulated under 33 CFR 105.295 that handle certain dangerous cargoes in bulk and transfer it to or from a vessel, would be required to comply with the final rule by August 23, 2018.
Click here for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.