Coast Guard, DHS.
Request for comments.
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of four Information Collection Requests (ICRs). The ICRs comprise Barge Fleeting Facility Records, Various International Agreement Safety Certificates and Documents, and Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Activities—Title 33 CFR Subchapter N and Regattas and Marine Parades. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on them as described below.
Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before October 3, 2003.
To make sure that your comments and related material do not enter the docket [USCG 2003-15778] 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.
(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.
(5) Electronically through Federal eRule Portal: http://www.regulations.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.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Barbara Davis, Office of Information Management, 202-267-2326, for questions on this document; or Dorothy Beard, Chief, Documentary Services Start Printed Page 45834Division, DOT, 202-366-5149, for questions on the docket.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Public Participation and Request for Comments
We encourage you to participate in this request for comment by submitting comments and related materials. We will post all comments received, without change, to http://dms.dot.gov, and they will include any personal information you have provided. We have an agreement with DOT to use the Docket Management Facility. Please see DOT's “Privacy Act” paragraph below.
Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include your name and address, identify the docket number for this request for comment [USCG-2003-15778], indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and give the reason for each comment. You may submit your comments and material by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the Docket Management Facility at the address under ADDRESSES; but please submit your comments and material by only one means. If you submit them by mail or delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81/2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. We may change this proposed rule in view of them.
Viewing comments and documents: To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://dms.dot.gov at any time and conduct a simple search using the docket number. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in 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.
Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the Privacy Act Statement of DOT in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 [65 FR 19477], or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov.
Information Collection Requests
1. Title: Barge Fleeting Facility Records.
OMB Control Number: 1625-0023.
Summary: This collection of information requires the person-in-charge of a barge fleeting facility to keep records of twice daily inspections of barge moorings and movements of barges and hazardous cargo in and out of the facility.
Need: 33 CFR 165.803 requirements are intended to prevent barges from breaking away from a fleeting facility and drifting downstream out of control in the congested Lower Mississippi River waterway system.
Respondents: Operators of barge fleeting facilities.
Burden: The estimated burden is 32,092 hours a year.
2. Title: Various International Agreement Safety Certificates and Documents.
OMB Control Number: 1625-0017.
Summary: Eleven forms were created due to the adoption of the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS). The 11 forms are evidence of compliance with this convention for U.S. vessels on international voyages. Without the proper certificates or documents, a U.S. vessel could be detained in foreign ports.
Need: SOLAS applies to all mechanically propelled cargo vessels of 500 or more gross tons (GT), and to all mechanically propelled passenger vessels carrying more than 12 passengers that engage in international voyages. SOLAS and title 46 CFR 2.01-25 list certificates and documents that may be issued to vessels.
Respondents: Owners and operators of vessels.
Frequency: On occasion.
Burden: The estimated burden is 16 hours a year.
3. Title: Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Activities—Title 33 CFR Subchapter N.
OMB Control Number: 1625-0044.
Summary: The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, as amended, authorizes the Coast Guard to promulgate and enforce regulations promoting the safety of life and property on OCS facilities. Title 33 Subchapter N promulgate the regulations.
Need: The information is needed to ensure compliance with the safety regulations related to OCS activities. The regulations include reporting and recordkeeping requirements for annual inspections of fixed OCS facilities, employee citizenship records, station bills, and emergency evacuation plans.
Respondents: Operators of facilities and vessels engaged in activities on the OCS.
Frequency: On occasion.
Burden: The estimated burden is 5,767 hours a year.
4. Title: Regattas and Marine Parades.
OMB Control Number: 1625-0008.
Summary: Title 46 U.S.C. 1233 authorizes the Coast Guard to issue regulations to promote the safety of life on navigable waters during regattas or marine parades. Title 33 CFR 100.15 promulgate the regulations for providing needed information for permitting regattas and marine parades to the Coast Guard.
Need: The Coast Guard needs to determine whether a marine event may present a substantial threat to the safety of human life on navigable waters and which measures are needed to ensure the safety of life during the events. The requirement for sponsors of these events to provide specific information on their events is an efficient means for the Coast Guard to learn of the events and to address environmental impacts of events requiring permits.
Respondents: Sponsors of marine events.
Frequency: On occasion.
Burden: The estimated burden is 3,000 hours a year.Start Signature
Dated: July 29, 2003.
Clifford I. Pearson,
Director of Information and Technology.
[FR Doc. 03-19749 Filed 8-1-03; 8:45 am]
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