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Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

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Maritime Administration, DOT


Notice and request for comments.


In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the information collection abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. Described below is the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection was published on March 10, 2000 [65 FR 13075].


Comments must be submitted on or before June 26, 2000.

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Otto A. Strassburg, Chief, Division of Marine Insurance, Office of Insurance and Shipping Analysis, MAR-570, Room 8117, Maritime Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20590, telephone number 202-366-4161. Copies of this collection can also be obtained from that office.

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Maritime Administration.

Title of Collection: “Approval of Underwriters for Marine Hull Insurance.”

OMB Control Number: 2133-0517.

Type of Request: Approval of an existing information collection.

Affected Public: Foreign underwriters of marine insurance and insurance brokers.

Form(s): None.

Abstract: This collection of information involves the approval of marine hull underwriters to insure MARAD program vessels. Foreign applicants will be requested to submit financial data upon which MARAD approval would be based. In certain cases, brokers would be required to certify that American underwriters were offered opportunity to compete for the business.

Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 46 hours.

Addressee: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention MARAD Desk Officer.

Comments are Invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

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Dated: May 23, 2000.

Joel C. Richard,

Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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[FR Doc. 00-13328 Filed 5-25-00; 8:45 am]