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 August 20, 2001. No comments were received.
Comments must be submitted on or before December 14, 2001.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michael Ferris, Maritime Administration, MAR 560, 400 Seventh Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-2324. FAX: 202-366-7901.
Copies of this collection can also be obtained from that office.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Maritime Administration (MARAD).
Title: Subsidy Voucher-Operating Differential Subsidy (Bulk & Liner Cargo Vessels).
OMB Control Number: 2133-0024.
Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Operators of Bulk and Liner Vessels.
Form (s): MA 790, SF-1034 and Supporting Schedules.
Abstract: The Merchant Marine Act, 1936, authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to provide financial aid in the operation of contract vessels for bulk or liner cargo carrying services that help promote, develop, expand and maintain the foreign commerce of the United States. Vessel owners must submit documentation requesting the financial assistance to the Maritime Administration (MARAD).
Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 16 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: (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.Start Signature
Issued in Washington, DC on November 7, 2001.
Joel C. Richard,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 01-28515 Filed 11-13-01; 8:45 am]
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