11.05.07.03

.03 Security.

A. Security-Based Entry and Exclusion.

(1) The MPA may enter a user's premises on a port facility at any time to address any matter that, in the MPA's sole discretion, warrants such entry in the interest of the safety or security of a port facility, person, or property thereon, or any vessel secured thereto.

(2) The MPA may bar any user from entering any premises on a port facility, including that leased to the user, if, in the MPA's sole discretion, the bar is warranted in the interest of the safety or security of a port facility, person, or property thereon, or any vessel secured thereto.

(3) The MPA may revoke the authorization of any user to enter any premises on a port facility, including that leased to the user, if the person is charged with:

(a) A criminal violation involving the use or possession of a weapon;

(b) A criminal violation involving theft;

(c) Falsification of any information on the application for an identification badge or vehicle permit, or both; or

(d) Misuse of another personís identification card or vehicle permit, including but not limited to attempting to gain access to MPA property by using an identification card or vehicle permit issued to another person.

(4) The revocation will remain in effect:

(a) From the date charges are filed until the charges are adjudicated;

(b) For a period of 1 year from the date of a guilty plea, judgment of guilt, or acceptance of probation before judgment; or

(c) Permanently from the date of a guilty plea, judgment of guilt, or acceptance of probation before judgment for a second or subsequent offense under these regulations.

B. Access.

(1) Entry onto MPA property is not allowed without prior MPA approved access, MPA approved identification, and a valid business purpose.

(2) Anyone who enters MPA terminals shall have and display either a TWIC card or an MPA approved visitor credential.

(3) All persons shall comply with Navigation and Inspection Circular 03-07, regarding escorts of visitors while entering or while on any MPA facility.

(4) A vessel not authorized in advance by the MPA may not approach or dock at a port facility at any time.

(5) Authorized vessels wishing to approach or dock at a port facility shall give 24 hours advance notice by calling Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) Police at (410) 633-1119.

C. Exceptions. Bona fide law enforcement, fire, or emergency medical service personnel are exempt from these entry regulations when performing their official duties and in possession of an approved identification.