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For those who guide on federal waterways, here's another hoop to jump thru: "TWIC; Transportation Worker Identification Credential"

How was TWIC created?

Congress, through the Maritime Transportation Security Act, or MTSA, directed the federal government to issue a biometric transportation security credential to any individual with unescorted access to secure areas of facilities and vessels and all mariners holding Coast Guard issued credentials or qualification documents.

What are the compliance dates for the TWIC program?

Owners and operators of vessels and all U.S. credentialed mariners will be required to comply with the provisions of the final TWIC rule by September 25, 2008.

How much will port workers be charged for a TWIC?

The fee for TWIC will be $132.50 and it is valid for five years. Workers with current, comparable background checks will pay a reduced fee of $105.25. If workers are eligible to pay the lower price, their TWIC will expire 5 years from the date of the comparable credential (additional information is provided in the next question). The cost of a replacement TWIC, if the original is lost, stolen or damaged is $60

For more go to http://www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/layers/twic/index.shtm

So you wanna be a guide??? :mrgreen: LOL
 

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My employee that accesses the piers in Seattle had to get one. Pretty simple process now, but as the dealine approaches and all the truck drivers, longshoremen, ad infinitem start applying I'm sure there will be a backlog similar to what happened with the passports. I hadn't even thought about it in relation to guiding. Good that you brought it up.
 

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I'll be doing this in the next few weeks.

When I 1st started in Ak.(1990) it cost me $35 for an annual non-res. fishing license,that was it, no charge for Coast Guard license, no T.W.I.C., no king salmon stamp needed or hatchery fee.
Now it costs me
$100 for a non res. license,
plus $45 for hatcheries
$100 for a king salmon stamp Tdown:
$132 for a T.W.I.C. every 5 years Tdown:
$200 to renew my CG license every 5 years Tdown:

What will they come up with next? :roll:
 

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AK Kings,

Bring in your valid MML and it will 'only' cost you $105. Also i hear currently it's a 6-8 week turn around time. The other thing to keep in mind is you have to pick it up in person so that necessitates two trips to their office. (Lots of people in Sitka, where I sometimes work, that means two flights to Juneau). i want to get mine taken care of while i'm down here.

In the next year, the MML and TWIC are supposed to be incorporated into one document (wouldn't that be nice it there is finally a wallet size MML instead of lugging around that pretty certificate?) Of course i'm sure the price will go up for that 'improvement'.

What will they come up with next? I'm sure they're working hard on it. :roll:
 
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