New Federal Requirements for Coal Barges and Other Vessels


Coal barges and other vessels must comply with new federal requirements. These requirements are: (1) coal barges and other vessels that are 79 feet or longer must obtain a Vessel General (NPDES) Permit ("VGP") to operate and (2) workers must present a Transportation Worker Identification Credential ("TWIC") that is a tamper-resistant biometric credentials for unescorted access to secure areas of ports, coal barges and other vessels.

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