The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it has determined that a biometric match using a TWIC reader from the TSA list of readers that have passed the Initial Capability Evaluation test to confirm that the biometric template stored on the TWIC matches the fingerprint of the individual presenting the TWIC meets or exceeds the effectiveness of a visual identity verification check. An owner or operator of a vessel or facility subject to the TWIC provisions of the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) may utilize an approved TWIC reader to check for: identity verification, card validity, and card authentication. Comments on Policy Advisory Council (PAC) Decision 01-11, “Voluntary Use of TWIC Readers”, should be submitted by May 16. 76 Fed. Reg. 14038 (March 15, 2011).