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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 approval. 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 October 31, 2002. No comments were received.


Comments must be submitted on or before March 3, 2003.

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Joe Strassburg, Maritime Administration (MAR-782), 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-4161; FAX: 202-366-7901 or e-mail: Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office.

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Maritime Administration (MARAD).

Title: Seamen's Claims' Administrative Action and Litigation.

OMB Control Number: 2133-0522.

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Officers or members of a crew who suffered death, injury, or illness while employed on vessels owned or operated by the United States. Also included are surviving dependents, beneficiaries, and legal representatives of officers or crew members.

Form(s): None.

Abstract: The collection consists of information obtained from claimants for death, injury, or illness suffered while serving as officers or members of a crew on board a vessel owned or operated by the United States. The Maritime Administration reviews the information and makes a determination regarding agency liability and payments.

Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 1,875 hours.


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.

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Issued in Washington, DC on January 24, 2003.

Joel C. Richard,

Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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[FR Doc. 03-2184 Filed 1-29-03; 8:45 am]