The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a notice stating that, beginning in August, it will offer eligible holders of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) the opportunity to replace their expiring TWICs will three-year extended expiration date (EED) TWICs for a reduced fee of $60. The US Coast Guard considers the EED TWIC to be equivalent to the standard TWIC and will allow port facility and vessel operators to accept the EED TWICs as they accept TWICs issued through the standard enrollment process. This is further explained in a Policy Bulletin. (6/15/12).
Source: Bryant's Maritime Consulting Newsletter (http://brymar-consulting.com)