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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. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 19, 2000, at 65 FR 56609. No comments were received.


Comments must be submitted on or before January 8, 2001.

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Thomas M.P. Christensen, Office of National Security Plans, Maritime Administration, MAR-620, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202-366-5990 or FAX 202-488-0941. Copies of this collection can be obtained from that office.

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Maritime Administration (MARAD).

Title: Voluntary Tanker Agreement.

OMB Control Number: OMB 2133-0505.

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.

Affected Public: The respondents are tanker companies that operate in international trade and who have agreed to participate in this agreement.

Form (S): None.

Abstract: The collection consists of a request from MARAD that each participant in the Voluntary Tanker Agreement submit a list of the names of ships owned, chartered, or contracted for by the participant, and their size and flags of registry. There is no prescribed format for this information.

Annual Estimated Burden Hours: One hour per respondent.


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

Comments Are Invited On

(a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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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Issued in Washington, D.C. on December 4, 2000.

Joel C. Richard,

Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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[FR Doc. 00-31221 Filed 12-6-00; 8:45 am]