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Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0025 [Formerly 2115-0100], 1625-0030 [Formerly 2115-0120], 1625-0072 [Formerly 2115-0613], 1625-0078 [Formerly 2115-0623] and 1625-0082 [Formerly 2115-0628]

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

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 five Information Collection Reports (ICRs)—1625-0025, Carriage of Bulk Solids Start Printed Page 44671Requiring Special Handling—46 CFR part 148; 1625-0030, Oil and Hazardous Materials Transfer Procedures; 1625-0072, Waste Management Plans, Refuse Discharge Logs, and Letters of Instruction for Certain Persons-in-Charge (PIC); 1625-0078, Licensing and Manning Requirements for Officers on Towing Vessels; and 1625-0082, Navigation Safety Equipment and Emergency Instructions for Certain Towing Vessels—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 August 26, 2004.

ADDRESSES:

To make sure that your comments and related material do not enter the docket [USCG-2004-17511] 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 Docket Management Facility at 202-493-2251.

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

The Docket Management 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 completed ICRs are available through this docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov, and also from Commandant (CG-611), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, room 6106 (Attn: Mr. Arthur Requina), 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001. The telephone number is 202-267-2326.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Arthur Requina, Office of Information Management, 202-267-2326, for questions on these documents; or Ms. Andrea M. Jenkins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202-366-0271, for questions on the docket.

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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 the paragraph on DOT's “Privacy Act” below.

Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include your name and address, identify the docket number for this request for comment [USCG-2004-17511], 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 them 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 the documents supporting this collection of information or even the underlying requirements in view of them.

Viewing comments and documents: To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this notice 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 in 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.

Regulatory History: This request constitutes the 30-day notice required by OIRA. The Coast Guard has already published (69 FR 19446, April 13, 2004) 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 collections are 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 collections; (2) the accuracy of the Department's estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of the collections; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections 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 Information Collection Reports (ICR) addressed. Comments to DMS must contain the docket number of this request, USCG 2003-16251 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 Requests

1. Title: Carriage of Bulk Solids Requiring Special Handling—46 CFR part 148.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0025 [Formerly 2115-0100].

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Owners and operators of vessels that carry certain bulk solids.

Form: None.

Abstract: The Coast Guard administers and enforces statutes and rules for the safe transport and stowage of hazardous materials, including bulk solids. Under 46 CFR part 148, the Coast Guard may issue special permits for the carriage of bulk solids requiring special handling.

Burden Estimates: The estimated burden is 1,130 hours a year.

2. Title: Oil and Hazardous Materials Transfer Procedures.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0030 [Formerly 2115-0120].

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Owners and operators of vessels. Start Printed Page 44672

Form: None.

Abstract: Title 33 U.S.C. 1231 authorizes the Coast Guard to prescribe regulations related to the prevention of pollution. Title 33 CFR part 155 prescribe pollution prevention regulations including those related to transfer procedures.

Burden Estimate: The estimated burden is 89 hours a year.

3. Title: Waste Management Plans, Refuse Discharge Logs, and Letters of Instruction for Certain Persons-in-Charge (PIC).

OMB Control Number: 1625-0072 [Formerly 2115-0613].

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Owners, operators, masters, and persons-in-charge of vessels.

Form: None.

Abstract: This collection of information is needed as part of the Coast Guard's pollution prevention compliance program.

Burden Estimate: The estimated burden is 55,484 hours a year.

4. Title: Licensing and Manning Requirements for Officers of Towing Vessels.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0078 [Formerly 2115-0623].

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Owners and operators of towing vessels.

Form: None.

Abstract: Title 46 CFR part 10 prescribe regulations for the licensing of maritime personnel. This information collection is necessary to ensure that a mariner's training information is available to assist in determining his or her overall qualifications to hold certain licenses.

Burden Estimates: The estimated burden is 17,159 hours a year.

5. Title: Navigation Safety Equipment and Emergency Instructions for Certain Towing Vessels.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0082 [Formerly 2115-0628].

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Owners, operators, and masters of vessels.

Form: None.

Abstract: The purpose of the regulations is to improve the safety of towing vessels and the crews that operate them.

Burden Estimates: The estimated burden is 367,701 hours a year.

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Dated: July 15, 2004

Nathaniel S. Heiner,

Acting Assistant Commandant for C4 and Information Technology.

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[FR Doc. 04-17054 Filed 7-26-04; 8:45 am]

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