Develop guidance, policy, and regulations to further enhance the safety and security of our Nation's ports, vessels, facilities, and Outer Continental Shelf facilities from legislation implemented since the original Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002; incorporate major provisions from the Security and Accountability For Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006 and Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010; and develop regulatory efforts associated with the passage of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program and TWIC reader.
Some of the Division's current rulemaking initiatives (in various stages of the rulemaking process) include:
|Update to 33 Code of Federal Regulations Subchapter H (MTSA II)|
|TWIC Reader Requirements|
|Consolidated Cruise Ship Security|
FSO Public Meeting
To view recent FSO Model Course Public Meeting held on November 9, 2012, please visit the links below:
FSO Model Course Public Meeting Video
The following documents are provided in draft form for reference.
This draft version incorporates recommendations received following
the initial publication of the model course through the federal register
(FR Doc. 2012-0908). Although the
intent of the model course is to be inclusive and address requirements of
the 2010 CGAA Section 821, there is no guarantee this will serve as the
final basis for certification and training requirements.
CGAA FSO Model Course
CGAA FSO Model Course Refresher Training
TWIC Reader Requirements - Docket Number - USCG-2007-28915 - Proposed Rule
For more information,
visit the Homeport website at:
Homeport: Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA);
Homeport: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) ; and
Homeport: Shoreside Access.
Also, for more information on the TWIC program (enrollments, waivers, card activation, etc.), visit TSA’s website at: http://www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/layers/twic/index.shtm.