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The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).


Consideration will be given to all comments received by January 13, 2005.Start Printed Page 74504

Title, Form, and OMB Number: Description of Vessel; Eng Form 3931; Description of Operation; Eng Form 3932; OMB Control Number 0710-0009.

Type of Request: Revision.

Number of Respondents: 3,058.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Annual Responses: 3,058.

Average Burden per Response: 40 minutes.

Annual Burden Hours: 2,048.

Needs and Uses: The Corps of Engineers used ENG Forms 3931 and 3932 as the basic instruments to collect vessel and operating descriptions for use in waterborne commerce statistics. These data constitute the sole source for domestic vessel characteristics and operating descriptions for domestic vessels operating on U.S. navigable waterways. These data are collected from vessel operating companies. These data are essential to plans for maintaining U.S. navigable waterways. These data are also critical to the enforcement of the “Harbor Maintenance Tax” authorized under section 1402 of Public Law 99-662.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Frequency: Annually.

Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.

OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jacqueline Zeiher.

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Zeiher at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

DOD Clearance Officer: Ms. Patricia Toppings.

Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Toppings, WHS/ESCD/Information Management Division, 1225 South Clark Street, Suite 504, Arlington, VA 22202-4326.

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Dated: December 6, 2004.

Patricia L. Toppings,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 04-27308 Filed 12-13-04; 8:45 am]