Hazmat drivers to receive TWIC fee discount
Mar 23, 2007 1:49 PM
Truck drivers with hazardous materials endorsements on their commercial drivers licenses will be eligible for a $32 fee reduction when they obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), according to information published March 20 in the Federal Register.
Hazmat endorsed drivers, and other workers who have completed a prior comparable threat assessment, will pay a $105.25 fee for the credential while other applicants must pay $137.25. The fee rule (49 CFR Part 1572) became effective March 20, 2007.
The Department of Homeland Security, through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Coast Guard, published a final rule January 25, 2007, that establishes requirements for merchant mariners and workers who need unescorted access to secure areas of maritime facilities and vessels. These individuals must successfully complete a security threat assessment conducted by TSA and hold a TWIC in order to enter secure areas without escort. User fees are for the costs to enroll applicants, complete security threat assessments, and issue biometric credentials.
To see the rule in the Federal Register, click here.
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