|To:||All West Coast Registered and Casual Longshoremen|
This provides an update on the ongoing implementation of the TWIC program.
The Coast Guard will enforce the federal mandate for all longshoremen clerks, foremen/walking bosses and casuals working on marine terminals to be in possession of their Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) on the following ‘GO LIVE’ dates in each port.
|San Diego:||December 30th 2008|
|Oakland/San Francisco/Stockton:||February 28th 2009|
|Seattle/Tacoma/PNW:||February 28th 2009|
|Portland/Longview/Vancouver:||February 28th 2009|
|Los Angles/Long Beach/Port Hueneme:||April 14th 2009|
The Coast Guard will instruct terminal operators and owners to deny access to workers who do not have a TWIC after the ‘GO LIVE’ date. Those workers that do not have a TWIC after the ‘GO LIVE’ date in each port will be denied access to the terminal for work.
All are urged to enroll for their TWIC at least 8 weeks in advance of the ‘GO LIVE’ date. Processing once enrolled may take 6 to 8 weeks or more.
For more information, visit the TWIC Website at www.tsa.gov/twic or call 1-866-347-TWIC (8942).