The Transportation Security Administration is preparing a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program to create a universal credential to be used as a means to enhance access control for individuals requiring unescorted access to secure areas of the national transportation system. This program is intended to apply to pipelines. Comments are due by June 4, 2004. TSA specifies that the participation in the program is voluntary, although it appears to be voluntary by facility participant, not by employee. Volunteers will provide TSA with employee information such as (a) Individual’s name, (b) other identifying data to include address, phone number, social security number, date of birth, and place of birth, (c) company, organization, or affiliation, (d) biometric data and digital photograph, and (e) access level information. In a second phase, random surveys will be distributed to employees at participating facilities to judge employee satisfaction and credential effectiveness. The information collected under this proposal will be used to operate and evaluate the TWIC system during the Prototype Phase. For the complete stakeholder briefing on TWIC go to www.tsa.gov/interweb/assetlibrary/TWICwebsplash.pdf. 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