MTSA Security Regulation Amendments and
Requirements Regarding TWIC Implementation

15. Revise 104.200(b) to read as follows:
104.200 Owner or operator.
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(b) For each vessel, the vessel owner or operator must:
(1) Define the security organizational structure for each vessel and provide all personnel exercising security duties or responsibilities within that structure with the support needed to fulfill security obligations;
(2) Designate, in writing, by name or title, a Company Security Officer (CSO), a Vessel Security Officer (VSO) for each vessel, and identify how those officers can be contacted at any time;
(3) Ensure personnel receive training, drills, and exercises enabling them to perform their assigned security duties;
(4) Inform vessel personnel of their responsibility to apply for and maintain a TWIC, including the deadlines and methods for such applications, and of their obligation to inform TSA of any event that would render them ineligible for a TWIC, or which would invalidate their existing TWIC;

(5) Ensure vessel security records are kept;

104.215 Vessel Security Officer (VSO).
(a) * * *
(6) The VSO must maintain a valid TWIC.
(b) * * *
(7) TWIC.
(c) * * *
(12) Ensure TWIC programs are in place and implemented appropriately.

18. Amend 104.220 by revising the introductory paragraph and adding paragraph (n) to read as follows:
104.220 Company or vessel personnel with security duties.
Company and vessel personnel responsible for security duties must maintain a valid TWIC, and must have knowledge, through training or equivalent job experience, in the following, as appropriate:
* * * * *
(n) Relevant aspects of the TWIC program and how to carry them out.

19. Amend 104.225 by adding paragraph (f) to read as follows:
104.225 Security training for all other vessel personnel.
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(f) Relevant aspects of the TWIC program and how to carry them out.

105.205 Facility Security Officer (FSO).
(a) * * *
(4) The FSO must maintain a valid TWIC.
(b) * * *
(2) * * *
(xv) Knowledge of TWIC.
(c) * * *
(19) Ensure the TWIC program is being properly implemented.

31. Amend 105.210 by revising the introductory paragraph and adding paragraph (n) to read as follows:
105.210 Facility personnel with security duties.
Facility personnel responsible for security duties must maintain a valid TWIC, and must have knowledge, through training or equivalent job experience, in the following, as appropriate:
* * * * *
(n) Familiar with all relevant aspects of the TWIC program and how to carry them out.

32. Amend 105.215 by adding paragraph (f) to read as follows:
105.215 Security training for all other facility personnel.
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(f) Familiar with all relevant aspects of the TWIC program and how to carry them out.

106.210 OCS Facility Security Officer (FSO).
(a) * * *
(4) The FSO must maintain a valid TWIC.
* * * * *
(c) * * *
(15) Ensure the TWIC programs is properly implemented

48. Amend 106.215 by revising the introductory paragraph and redesignating paragraphs (k) and (l) as (l) and (m), respectively, and adding new paragraph (k) to read as follows:
106.215 Company of OCS facility personnel with security duties.
Company and OCS facility personnel responsible for security duties must maintain a valid TWIC, and must have knowledge, through training or equivalent job experience, in the following, as appropriate:
* * * * *
(k) Familiarity with all relevant aspects of the TWIC program and how to carry them out;
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49. Amend 106.220 by adding paragraph (f) to read as follows:
106.220 Security training for all other OCS personnel.
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(f) Familiarity with all relevant aspects of the TWIC program and how to carry them out.