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The TWIC dept send you a letter saying what are the disqualifying offenses. The TWIC site says the following
Parts A and B provide a comprehensive list of disqualifying offenses and the waiver policies for each.
Part A – Permanent Disqualifying Offenses
Conviction for one of the following felonies is disqualifying regardless of when it occurred, and the applicant is not eligible for a waiver.
Espionage or conspiracy to commit espionage.
Sedition, or conspiracy to commit sedition.
Treason, or conspiracy to commit treason.
A federal crime of terrorism as defined in 18 U.S.C. 2332b(g), or comparable State law, or conspiracy to commit such crime.
Conviction for one of the following felonies is disqualifying regardless of when it occurred, and the applicant may apply for a waiver.
A crime involving a transportation security incident. A transportation security incident is a security incident resulting in a significant loss of
life, environmental damage, transportation system disruption, or economic disruption in a particular area, as defined in 46 U.S.C. 70101. The term
"economic disruption" does not include a work stoppage or other employee-related action not related to terrorism and resulting from an
Improper transportation of a hazardous material under 49 U.S.C. 5124, or a State law that is comparable.
Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution, manufacture, purchase, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, import, export, storage of, or dealing
in an explosive or explosive device. An explosive or explosive device includes an explosive or explosive material as defined in 18 U.S.C. 232(5),
841(c) through 841(f), and 844(j); and a destructive device, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(4) and 26 U.S.C. 5845(f).
Making any threat, or maliciously conveying false information knowing the same to be false, concerning the deliverance, placement, or detonation of an
explosive or other lethal device in or against a place of public use, a state or government facility, a public transportations system, or an
Violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. 1961, et seq., or a comparable State law, where one of the predicate
acts found by a jury or admitted by the defendant, consists of one of the crimes listed in Column A.
Attempt to commit the crimes in Part A, items 1 - 4.
Conspiracy or attempt to commit the crimes in Part A, items 5 – 10.
Part B – Interim Disqualifying Offenses
Conviction for one of the following felonies is disqualifying if the applicant was convicted, pled guilty (including 'no contest'), or found not
guilty by reason of insanity within 7 years of the date of the TWIC application; OR if the applicant was released from prison after conviction within
5 years of the date of the application. The applicant may apply for a waiver.
Unlawful possession, use, sale, manufacture, purchase, distribution, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, delivery, import, export of, or
dealing in a firearm or other weapon. A firearm or other weapon includes, but is not limited to, firearms as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(3) or 26
U.S.C. 5 845(a), or items contained on the U.S. Munitions Import List at 27 CFR 447.21.
Dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation, including identity fraud and money laundering where the money laundering is related to a crime described in
Columns A or B. Welfare fraud and passing bad checks do not constitute dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation for purposes of this paragraph.
Distribution of, possession with intent to distribute, or
importation of a controlled substance.
Kidnapping or hostage taking.
Rape or aggravated sexual abuse.
Assault with intent to kill.
Fraudulent entry into a seaport as described in 18 U.S.C.
1036, or a comparable State law.
Violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt
Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. 1961, et seq. , or a comparable State law, other than the violations listed in Part A, item 10
Conspiracy or attempt to commit felonies listed in Part B.