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Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

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Maritime Administration, DOT.


Notice and request for comments.


In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 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 Start Printed Page 61071burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on July 19, 2004. No comments were received.


Comments must be submitted on or before November 15, 2004.

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Michael Ferris, Maritime Administration, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-2324; FAX: 202-366-9580; or e-mail: Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office.

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Maritime Administration (MARAD).

Title: Subsidy Voucher—Operating Differential Subsidy (Bulk and Line Cargo Vessels).

OMB Control Number: 2133-0024.

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Operators of bulk and liner vessels.

Forms: MA-790 and supporting schedules.

Abstract: The Merchant Marine Act 1936, authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to provide financial aid in the operation of contract vessels for bulk or liner cargo carrying services that help promote, develop, expand and maintain the foreign commerce of the United States. Vessel owners must submit documentation requesting the financial assistance to the Maritime Administration (MARAD).

Annual Estimated Burden Hours: Two 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.

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Authority: 49 CFR 1.66.

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Issued in Washington, DC on October 8, 2004.

Joel C. Richard,

Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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[FR Doc. 04-23043 Filed 10-13-04; 8:45 am]