In a related development, the Transportation Security Administration issued request for comments this week on a new effort aimed at gathering facility access information on pipelines, as well as other transportation modes. Comments are due by June 4, 2004. TSA is in the process of testing the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program concept, which, if approved, will provide for a single, uniform credential nationwide for transportation workers who require access to secure transportation areas. In the Technology Evaluation phase of the TWIC Program, TSA evaluated five card technologies in many types of physical and logical access transactions, and in the Prototype phase, it intends to evaluate a broad range of business processes as they relate to credentialing, identity, and identity management. The information collected for the TWIC National Survey differs from these pilot programs in that it will be used as a means to develop a predictive model of the current access control technology infrastructure at transportation sites across the nation, should the TWIC be approved for implementation. The bulk of the information to be collected in the National Survey pertains to the facility (i.e., number of access points, badged population, etc.), not to individuals. This information will be used to help determine implementation approaches for the TWIC Program at transportation facilities and modes across the country that differ by type and size (e.g., aviation, rail, maritime, and pipeline). The complete proposal is available on RCP’s website here
In This Issue
- Notice of Workshop on Gas Pipeline Integrity Management
- Integrity Management Plan Up-to-Date?
- Proposed Rule Re: Movement of Oil and Gas as Required by the OCS Lands Act
- Need to update your Public Awareness Program?
- Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Conducting the Precision Strike Weapon (PSW) Testing and Training by Eglin Air Force Base in the Gulf of Mexico
- Need A Security Plan or Audit?
- DOT Makes Off-Shore Pipeline Report Available
- RCP’s Fantastic 1-Page Version of New SPCC Regulation
- MMS Announces Availability of Revised Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Map
- Pending Audits?
- OQ Audit Results
- O&M Manual Up-To-Date?
- Renewal of Existing Information Collection by OPS; Request for Comments
- TSA Working on Transportation Worker Credential
- TSA Plans Facility Access Survey
- Failures of Excess Flow Valves (EFV’s) in Hazardous Materials Service
- RCP Services Spotlight – Pipeline Integrity Management