DHS adds TWIC program to Los Angeles/Long Beach ports
Dec 14, 2007 9:50 AM
On December 12, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began the initial enrollment for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach CA, according to information published December 13 in the Federal Register.
The TSA program requires a background check for anyone who has unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities and vessels. The TWIC credential is valid for five years. The TWIC fee will be $132.50. Workers with current, comparable background checks, including a hazardous materials endorsement on a commercial driver license, Merchant Mariners document or Free and Secure Trade (FAST) credential, will pay a discounted fee of $105.25.
Other ports conducting the program announced earlier include:•Mobile AL.
•Indiana Harbor IN.
•Long Beach CA.
•New York/New Jersey.
•Duluth-Superior MN. <
•New Orleans LA.
•Corpus Christi TX.
•Baton Rouge LA.
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