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Vessel Documentation: Lease Financing for Vessels Engaged in the Coastwise Trade

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Final rule; announcement of effective date.


In the final rule with this same title published February 4, 2004, we noted that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had not approved a collection-of-information associated with the amendments by §§ 67.147 and 67.179 to the collection-of-information requirements for vessel owners and charterers applying to engage in the coastwise trade under the lease financing provisions of 46 U.S.C. 12106(e). OMB has since approved that collection-of-information and the portions of the rule with these requirements will become effective September 3, 2004.


46 CFR 67.147 and 46 CFR 67.179, as published February 4, 2004 (69 FR 5390), are effective September 3, 2004.

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If you have questions on this document, call Patricia Williams, Deputy Director, National Vessel Documentation Center, Coast Guard, telephone 304-271-2506. If you have questions on viewing the docket (USCG-2001-8825), call Andrea M. Jenkins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-0271.

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Section 67.147 of title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requires a vessel owner who seeks a coastwise endorsement to submit a certified application and in some cases supporting documentation. Section 67.179 of title 46 of the CFR requires a barge owner qualified to engage in coastwise trade under the lease-financing provisions of 46 U.S.C. 12106(e) to submit a certified application for the coastwise operation of a barge under a demise charter. Submitting applications is a collection-of-information under OMB control no. 1625-0016 (Formerly 2115-0054). The final rule that contained the provisions for applications was published in the Federal Register on February 4, 2004 (69 FR 5398), and is available electronically through the docket (USCG-2001-8825) Web site at became effective on February 4, 2004, with the exception of § 67.147 and 67.179.

As required by 44 U.S.C. 3507(d), we submitted a copy of the final rule to OMB for its review. On July 30, 2004, after reviewing the rule, OMB approved the collection-of-information required by this final rule under OMB control no. 1625-0027.

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Dated: August 27, 2004.

Joseph J. Angelo,

Director of Standards, Marine Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection, U.S. Coast Guard.

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[FR Doc. 04-20117 Filed 9-2-04; 8:45 am]