The US Coast Guard has amended its policy regarding unescorted access to secure areas for persons who have reported their Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) lost, damaged, or stolen. Previously, unescorted access could only be allowed for seven days while awaiting issuance of a replacement TWIC. Because TWIC replacement is sometimes taking longer, an additional 30 calendar days of unescorted access may be allowed under certain conditions. Among other things, the individual must provide proof that a replacement TWIC has been ordered.