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Notice and request for comments.


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Maritime Administration's (MARAD's) intentions to request extension of approval for three years of a currently approved information collection.

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Comments should be submitted on or before June 10, 2002.


Comments should refer to the docket number that appears at the top of this document. Written comments may be submitted to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Comments may also be submitted by electronic means via the Internet at​submit. Specifically address whether this information collection is necessary for proper performance of the functions of the agency and will have practical utility, accuracy of the burden estimates, ways to minimize this burden, and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. All comments received will be available for examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An electronic version of this document is available on the World Wide Web at

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Kenneth Kline, Maritime Administration, MAR-770, 400 7th Street, S.W., Washington, DC., TELEPHONE: 202-366-5744; FAX: 202-366-7901; or E-MAIL:

Copies of this collection can also be obtained from that office.

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Title of Collection: Application for Construction Reserve Fund and Annual Statements.

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information collection.

OMB Control Number: 2133-0032.

Form Numbers: None.

Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2002.

Summary of Collection of Information: The collection consists of an application required for all citizens who own or operate vessels in the U.S. foreign or domestic commerce and desire tax benefits under the Construction Reserve Fund (CRF) program. The annual statement sets forth a detailed analysis of the status of the CRF when each income tax return is filed.

Need and Use of the Information: This information is required in order for MARAD to determine whether the applicant is qualified for the benefits of the CRF program.

Description of Respondents: Owners or operators of vessels in the domestic or foreign commerce.

Annual Responses: 21

Annual Burden: 189 hours

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By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

Dated: April 4, 2002.

Joel C. Richard,

Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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[FR Doc. 02-8605 Filed 4-9-02; 8:45 am]