News Archives from 4-14-2011 to 4-21-2011

National Terrorism Advisory System Replaces Color Coded Terror Alerts . . . 4-21- 2011

The Department of Homeland Security announced that the color coded terror alert system that has been in use for several years has been replaced by the format of the National Terrorism Advisory System described in the graphic below.

National Terrorism Advisory System Public Guide

 

USCG Issues Guidance for Alternative Compliance Program Verification . . . 4-14-2011

On April 12, 2011, the Coast Guard issued a policy letter which provided guidance for Compliance Verification of Alternative Security Programs for Marine Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Vessels and Facilities. This guidance is mostly concerning Coast Guard procedures and is mostly directed at Coast Guard marine inspectors and facility inspectors. It may be of interest to vessel operators and facility operaqtors who are operating under an Alternate Security Program in lieu of a Vessel Security Plan or Facility Security Plan as required under 33 CFR Parts 104 and 105. See details in the Coast Guard Policy Letter linked below.

Policy Letter Alternative Compliance Program Verifications

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