Maritime Administration, DOT.Start Printed Page 58189
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 24, 2001. One comment was received. The writer indicated enforcement of U.S. citizenship requirements is necessary in order to protect current and future investment in U.S.-flag tonnage by U.S. citizens.
Comments must be submitted on or before December 20, 2001.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Philip Budwick, Maritime Administration, MAR-222, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-5167 or FAX: 202-366-7485. Copies of this collection can also be obtained from that office.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Maritime Administration (MARAD).
Title: Requirements for Establishing U.S. Citizenship (46 CFR part 355).
OMB Control Number: 2133-0012.
Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Shipowners, Charterers, Equity Owners, Ship Managers.
Form(s): Special Format.
Abstract: In accordance with 46 CFR part 355, shipowners, charterers, equity owners, ship managers, etc., seeking benefits provided by statute are required to provide on an annual basis, an Affidavit of U.S. Citizenship to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for analysis. The Affidavits of U.S. Citizenship filed with MARAD will be reviewed to determine if the applicants are eligible to participate in the programs offered by the agency.
Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 1500 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 14, 2001.
Joel C. Richard,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 01-28903 Filed 11-19-01; 8:45 am]
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