U.S. Coast Guard ISPS Code Implementation. Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA). Signed into law on November 25, 2002 Six Temporary Interim Rules on July 1, 2003 Final Rules published October 22, 2003
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Requirements include port security committees, port–wide security plans, vulnerability assessments and security plans for port facilities and vessels.
Impact 10K domestic vessels, 4K facilities, 8K foreign vessels.MTSA-ISPS Implementation
- Facilities that handle cargo subject to the regulations in 33 CFR Part 126, 127, or 154;
- Facilities that service vessels that carry more than 150 passengers;
- Facilities that receive vessels on international voyages, including vessels solely navigating the Great Lakes.
- Additional requirements for facilities handling CDCs
Industry helped define the response
Key is consistency—among companies, among states, and among countriesMTSA-ISPS Implementation
Industry trade associations encouraged to customize security standards to their industry segment through Alternative Security Programs
Allows for "equivalent levels of security" to recognize more cost-effective ways of attaining the same security level.MTSA-ISPS Implementation (cont’d)
33 CFR 101.120 (b) provides the means for an industry group or organization to address these common vulnerabilities through targeted programs for their segment rather than having individual members submit Vessel or Facility Security Plans (VSP or FSP).Alternative Security Programs (ASP)Philosophy
a list of the vessel & facility types that the ASP is designed to cover
a security assessment for the vessel or facility type
an explanation of how the owner/operator is to implement the program
a cross-reference of the ASP’s sections with the regulationASP Review Process (cont.)
Saved 1,000s of man hours and several million dollars over individual plan review costsThe Contribution of the ASP Concept to the Security Plan Review Mission
Member fails to implement ASP in its entirety
Member fails to complete vulnerability assessment
Coast Guard inspector attempts to enact changes to the ASP through individual owners/operators
Coast Guard inspector uses a criteria other than the ASP document in performing a compliance inspectionCommon Problems
The IPS Program’s focus is to: