Critical Information and Resources for TVIB TPO Customers, Auditors and Surveyors

Updated 05/14/2021


Due to notable improvements in the COVID-19 situation and the reduction in requests, we are winding down the program to request extensions and virtual activities due to COVID-19, effective June 1, 2021. Any requests already submitted and under review will continue to be processed.

Beginning June 1, 2021, we will only process new requests when an immediate threat or concern for personal safety has been identified and the situation has been clearly articulated.  


TVIB Guidelines and Forms

  • TVIB COVID-19 Contingency Plan for Subchapter M Compliance, revised 04/01/2020 (currently effective thru 06/30/2020, subject to extension or modification) – Click here
  • TVIB Virtual Activity Request, revised 04/01/2020Click here
  • **UPDATE** TVIB Request for Extension, revised 07/17/2020Click here
  • TVIB COVID-19 Planning Webinar 04/02 Recording – Watch On-Demand, published 04/02/2020Click Here
  • TVIB Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce COVID-19 (contains letter for auditors/surveyors that may need to transit to/from affected areas), published 03/22/2020 – Click here
  • Health Alert – COVID-19 Strategies , published 03/09/2020 – Click here

United States Coast Guard Resources

  • MSIB 13-20: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations, published 04/03/2020Click here
  • MSIB 12-20: Vessel and Facility Response Plans, published 04/02/2020Click here
  • MSIB 11-20: Maintaining Maritime Commerce and Identification of Essential Maritime Critical Infrastructure Workers, published 03/27/2020 – Click here
  • MSIB 10-20: COVID-19 – Guidance for Maritime Operators on Compliance with Federal Drug Testing Requirements, published 03/27/2020Click here
  • MSIB 09-20: Vessel Inspections, Exams, and Documentation, published 03/26/2020Click here
  • MSIB 06-20 Reporting Requirements, published 03/13/2020 – Click here
  • *REVISED* MSIB 02-20 (Change 5) Novel Coronavirus – Update, published 05/27/2020Click here

American Waterways Operators Resources

  • AWO Contingency Planning Guide for Towing Vessel and Barge Operators, Version 2Click here
  • AWO COVID-19 Resource Page – Click here

03/30/2020- We are postponing all scheduled training through May 31, 2020, and will reevaluate the schedule as additional information and guidance on COVID-19 is released. You can email for more information or stay tuned to the TVIB blog and education web pages on the TVIB website.

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