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 August 11, 2003. No comments were received.
Comments must be submitted on or before December 1, 2003.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michael H. Franklin, Maritime Administration, 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-2628; Fax: 202-366-3954; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Maritime Administration (MARAD).
Title: Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER).
OMB Control Number: 2133-0025.
Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
Affected Public: U.S.-flag and U.S. citizen-owned vessels that are required to respond under current statute and regulation.
Abstract: This collection of information is used to gather information regarding the location of U.S.-flag vessels and certain other U.S. citizen-owned vessels for the purpose of search and rescue in the saving of lives at sea and for the marshalling of ships for national defense and safety purposes. This collection consists of vessels that transmit their positions through various electronic means.
Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 2,253 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: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.Start Signature
Date: October 24, 2003.
Joel C. Richard,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 03-27298 Filed 10-29-03; 8:45 am]
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