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Marine Transportation Security Regulations

Version of section 324 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-06-18:

  •  (1) The marine facility security plan shall contain security procedures for ensuring that, when the operator of the marine facility is notified of an increase in the MARSEC level,

    • (a) the marine facility complies with the required additional security procedures within 12 hours after the notification;

    • (b) a report indicating compliance or noncompliance with the MARSEC level is made to the Minister; and

    • (c) the vessels interfacing with the marine facility and the vessels scheduled to arrive at the marine facility within 96 hours after the MARSEC level is increased are notified of the new MARSEC level and the declaration of security is revised accordingly.

  • (2) The marine facility security plan shall contain security procedures to ensure that, when notified of an increase in the MARSEC level, the marine facility security officer informs all marine facility personnel of identified security threats, emphasizes reporting procedures and stresses the need for increased vigilance.

  • (3) For MARSEC level 3, the marine facility security plan shall contain procedures for ensuring that the operator of the marine facility evaluates the need for additional security procedures, including

    • (a) the use of waterborne security patrols;

    • (b) the use of local law enforcement agencies to control access to the marine facility and to deter, to the extent practicable, a security incident; and

    • (c) the examination of piers, wharves and similar structures at the marine facility for the presence of underwater weapons, explosives and incendiaries and other dangerous substances or devices or other threats.

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