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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.


Comments should be submitted on or before August 26, 2002.

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Kathleen Dunn, Maritime Administration, Office of Ports and Domestic Shipping, 400 Seventh Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-2307, FAX: 202-366-6988; or E-mail: Copies of this collection can also be obtained from that office.

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Title of Collection: Application for Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for Small Passenger Vessels.

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information collection.

OMB Control Number: 2133-0529.

Form Numbers: None.

Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2002.

Summary of Collection of Information: Owners of ship vessels desiring waiver of the coastwise trade laws affecting small passenger vessels will be required to file a written application and justification for waiver to the Maritime Administration (MARAD). The agency will review the application and make a determination whether to grant the requested waiver.

Need and Use of the Information: MARAD requires the information in order to process applications for waivers of the coastwise laws and to determine the effect of waivers of the coastwise trade laws on United States vessel builders and United States-built vessel coastwise trade businesses.

Description of Respondents: Small passenger vessel owners desirous of operating in the coastwise trade.

Annual Responses: one.

Annual Burden: one hour.

Comments: 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 Start Printed Page 43384comments received will be available for examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT (or EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An electronic version of this document is available on the World Wide Web at

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Dated: June 21, 2002.

By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

Joel C. Richard,

Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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[FR Doc. 02-16204 Filed 6-27-02; 8:45 am]