Physical Access Control System - PACS can satisfy the requirement for electronic TWIC inspection on Risk Group A facilities in one of two ways: 

     -     PACS (with facility access card) registered to an individual whose TWIC and biometric data is stored in the facility's access control system. The facility access card holder presents access card, submits biometric at entry point and the system validates the TWIC card has not been canceled or expired against the TSA Canceled Card List (CCL).

     -     PACS (with biometric only) registered individual whose TWIC and biometric data is stored in the facility's access control system. The indiviual submits biometric at entry point and the PACS validates the TWIC card has not been canceled or expired against the CCL. 

Remember - Everyone in a PACS authorized to access the secure or secure-restricted portion of a maritime facility is also subject to random screening.