The manual is a collection of facility compliance information from other sources, such as Marine Safety Manual Vol. II, directives, and policy letters. The manual formalizes existing best practices and provides amplifying information to Coast Guard personnel on oversight and management of facility compliance programs and activities conducted as part of those programs.
Posted by LT Amy Midgett
Capt. Sean Brady, Chief of the Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards, led the U.S. delegation, comprised of members from the Coast Guard, Department of State, Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Transportation, and technical advisors from State and private sectors.
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it has issued its final rule, “TWIC – Reader Requirements; Delay of Effective Date.” This final rule delays implementation of TWIC readers for three years at facilities that handle certain dangerous cargoes (CDC) while allowing reader requirements for large passenger vessel facilities and one specific large passenger vessel to move forward.
The Office of Port and Facility Compliance has compiled the most frequently asked questions received from both facility owners/operators and Coast Guard facility inspectors, in order to assist facilities compliance with the TWIC – Reader Requirements; Delay of Effective Date Final Rule. Those FAQs are provided here for the convenience of our readers.
The Coast Guard Director of Emergency Management published an update March 9, 2020 to Marine Safety Information Bulletin 02-20, “Novel Coronavirus.”