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Information Collection Under Review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): OMB Control Numbers 2115-0142, 2115-0089, 2115-0137, 2115-0143, and 2115-0541

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DOT.

ACTION:

Request for comments.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the Coast Guard has forwarded the five Information Collection Reports (ICRs) abstracted below to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. Our ICRs describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comment by OIRA ensures that we impose only paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.

DATES:

Please submit comments on or before March 17, 2003.

ADDRESSES:

To make sure that your comments and related material do not enter the docket (USCG 2002-13766) more than once, please submit them by only one of the following means:

(1)(a) By mail to the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

(b) By mail to OIRA, 725 17th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20503, to the attention of the Desk Officer for the Coast Guard. Caution: Because of recent delays in the delivery of mail, your comments may reach the Facility more quickly if you choose one of the other means described below.

(2)(a) By delivery to room PL-401 at the address given in paragraph (1)(a) above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.The telephone number is 202-366-9329. (b) By delivery to OIRA, at the address given in paragraph (1)(b) above, to the attention of the Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.

(3) By fax to (a) the Facility at 202-493-2251 and (b) OIRA at 202-395-5806, or e-mail to OIRA at oira_docket@omb.eop.gov attention: Desk Officer for the Coast Guard. (4)(a) Electronically through the Web Site for the Docket Management System at http://dms.dot.gov. (b) OIRA does not have a website on which you can post your comments.

The Facility maintains the public docket for this notice. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection or copying at room PL-401 (Plaza level), 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov.

Copies of the complete ICRs are available for inspection and copying in public dockets. They are available in docket USCG 2002-13766 of the Docket Management Facility between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays; for inspection and printing on the internet at http://dms.dot.gov; and for inspection from the Commandant (G-CIM-2), U.S. Coast Guard, room 6106, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Barbara Davis, Office of Information Management, 202-267-2326, for questions on this document; Dorothy Beard, Chief, Documentary Services Division, U.S. Department of Transportation, 202-366-5149, for questions on the docket.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory History

This request constitutes the 30-day notice required by OIRA. The Coast Guard has already published [67 FR 69808 (November 19, 2002)] the 60-day notice required by OIRA. That notice elicited no comments.

Request for Comments

The Coast Guard invites comments on the proposed collection of information to determine whether the collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department. In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the collection; (2) the accuracy of the Department's estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of the collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Comments, to DMS or OIRA, must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR addressed. Comments to DMS must contain the docket number of this request, USCG 2002-13766. Comments to OIRA are best assured of having their full effect if OIRA receives them 30 or fewer days after the publication of this request.

Information Collection Request

1. Title: Approval of Plans and Records for Marine Engineering Systems—46 CFR Subchapter F.

OMB Control Number: 2115-0142.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Owners and builders of commercial vessels.

Form: This collection of information does not require the public to fill out forms, but does require the information to be in written format to the Coast Guard.

Abstract: This collection of information requires an owner or builder of a commercial vessel to submit to the U.S. Coast Guard, for review and approval, plans pertaining to marine-engineering systems to ensure that the vessel will meet regulatory standards.

Annual Estimated Burden Hours: The estimated burden is 3,090 hours a year.

2. Title: Ships Carrying Bulk Hazardous Liquids.

OMB Control Number: 2115-0089.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Owners and operators of chemical tank vessels.

Forms: CG-4602B, CG-5148, CG-4148A, CG-5148B and CG-5461.

Abstract: This information is needed to ensure the safe transport of bulk hazardous liquids on chemical tank vessels and to protect the environment from pollution. Start Printed Page 7644

Annual Estimated Burden Hours: The estimated burden is 738 hours a year.

3. Title: Report of Discharge of Oil or Hazardous Substance.

OMB Control Number: 2115-0137.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Persons in charge of vessels or onshore or offshore facilities.

Form: This collection of information does not require the public to fill out forms, but does require them to report, by phone using a toll-free number, any pollution discharge to the National Response Center (NRC).

Abstract: The collection of information requires any person in charge of a vessel or an onshore or offshore facility to report to the NRC, as soon as he or she knows of any discharge of oil or a hazardous substance.

Annual Estimated Burden Hours: The estimated burden is 8,667 hours a year.

4. Title: Records Relating to Citizenship of Personnel on Units Engaged in Activities on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

OMB Control Number: 2115-0143.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Operators of vessels and units engaged in activities on the OCS.

Form: This collection of information does not require the public to fill out forms, but does require employers to ascertain citizenship of their employees on the OCS.

Abstract: Vessels and units engaged in activities on the OCS (exploration and exploitation of offshore resources such as gas and oil) must be manned and crewed by U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens (43 U.S.C. 1356). Employers must, by 33 CFR 141.35, maintain records demonstrating compliance.

Annual Estimated Burden Hours: The estimated burden is 442 hours a year.

5. Title: Barges Carrying Bulk Hazardous Materials.

OMB Control Number: 2115-0541.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Owners and operators of tank barges.

Form: This collection of information does not require the public to fill out forms, but does require the information to be in written format to the Coast Guard.

Abstract: This information is needed to ensure the safe shipment of bulk hazardous liquids in barges. In particular, it is needed to ensure that barges meet safety standards and to ensure that barges' crewmembers have the information necessary to operate barges safely.

Annual Estimated Burden Hours: The estimated burden is 10,903 hours a year.

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Dated: February 4, 2003.

Clifford I. Pearson,

Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Information and Technology.

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[FR Doc. 03-3603 Filed 2-13-03; 8:45 am]

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