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Collection of Information under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): OMB Control Numbers 1625-0046 and 1625-0071

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Request for comments.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of two Information Collection Requests (ICRs). The ICRs comprise (1) Financial Responsibility for Water Pollution (Vessels), and (2) Boat Owner's Report, Possible Safety Defect. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on them as described below.

DATES:

Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before July 14, 2003.

ADDRESSES:

To make sure that your comments and related material do not enter the docket [USCG 2003-15096] more than once, please submit them by only one of the following means:

(1) By mail to the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. 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) By delivery to room PL-401 on the Plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.

(3) By fax to the Facility at 202-493-2251.

(4) Electronically through the Web Site for the Docket Management System at http://dms.dot.gov.

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 on the Plaza level of the Nassif Building, 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 through this docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov, and also from Commandant (G-CIM-2), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, room 6106 (Attn: Barbara Davis), 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001. The telephone number is 202-267-2326.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

Request for Comments

The Coast Guard encourages interested persons to submit comments. Persons submitting comments should include their names and addresses, identify this document [USCG 2003-15096], and give the reasons for the comments. Please submit all comments and attachments in an unbound format no larger than 81/2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. Persons wanting acknowledgment of receipt of comments should enclose stamped self-addressed postcards or envelopes.

Information Collection Requests

1. Title: Financial Responsibility for Water Pollution (Vessels).

OMB Control Number: 1625-0046.

Summary: The collection of information requires operators of vessels over 300 gross tons to submit to the U.S. Coast Guard evidence of their financial responsibility to meet the maximum amount of liability in case of a spill of either oil or hazardous substances.

Need: Under 33 U.S.C. 2716 and 42 U.S.C. 9608, the Coast Guard has the authority to ensure that those persons directly subject to these rules are in compliance with the provisions.

Respondents: Operators or owners of vessels over 300 gross tons.

Frequency: On occasion.

Burden: The estimated burden is 2,162 hours a year.

2. Title: Boat Owner's Report, Possible Safety Defect.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0071.

Summary: The collection of information provides a form for consumers who believe their recreational boats or designated associated equipment either contains substantial-risk defects or fails to comply with Federal safety standards to report the deficiencies to the Coast Guard for investigation and possible remedy.

Need: 46 U.S.C. 4310 gives the Coast Guard the authority to require manufacturers of recreational boats and certain items of designated associated equipment to notify owners and remedy (1) defects that create a substantial risk of personal injury to the public and (2) failures to comply with applicable Federal safety standards.

Respondents: Owners and users of recreational boats and of items of designated associated equipment.

Frequency: One time.

Burden: The estimated burden is 10 hours a year.

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Dated: May 5 2003.

Nathaniel S. Heiner,

Acting Director of Information & Technology.

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[FR Doc. 03-11985 Filed 5-13-03; 8:45 am]

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