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Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0106

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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 one Information Collection Report (ICR)—1625-0106, Unauthorized entry into Cuban territorial waters formerly, “Unauthorized departure of U.S. vessels and entry into Cuban territorial waters”), 33 CFR part 107—abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. Our ICR describes 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:

Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before January 20, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

To make sure that your comments and related material do not enter the docket [USCG-2004-19421] more than once, please submit them by only one of the following means:

(1)(a) By mail to the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. (b) By mail to OIRA, 725 17th St, NW., Washington, DC 20503, to the attention of the Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.

(2)(a) By delivery to room PL-401 at the address given in paragraph (1)(a) above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (202) 366-9329. (b) By delivery to OIRA, at the address given in paragraph (1)(b) above, to the attention of the Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.

(3) By fax to (a) the Facility at (202) 493-2298 and (b) OIRA at (202) 395-6566, or e-mail to OIRA at oira-docket@omb.eop.gov attention: Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.

(4)(a) Electronically through the Web Site for the Docket Management System at http://dms.dot.gov. (b) OIRA does not have a Web site on which you can post your comments.

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 complete ICR 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: Ms. Barbara Davis), 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001. The telephone number is (202) 267-2326.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Barbara Davis, 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 comments 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 their Docket Management Facility. Please see the paragraph on DOT's “Privacy Act Policy” below.

Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include your name and address, identify the docket number for this request for comment [USCG-2004-19421], indicate the specific section of this document or the ICR 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 Start Printed Page 76475p.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 the 60-day notice required by OIRA (69 FR 62449, October 26, 2004). 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 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 2004-19421]. Comments to OIRA are best assured of having their full effect if OIRA receives them on or before the 30th day after the publication of this request.

Information Collection Requests

1. Title: Unauthorized entry into Cuban territorial waters (Formerly, “Unauthorized departure of U.S. vessels and entry into Cuban territorial waters”).

OMB Control Number: 1625-0106.

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Certain individuals.

Form: None.

Abstract: The President by proclamation and the Secretary of Homeland Security by order have directed and authorized the U.S. Coast Guard to regulate the anchorage and movement of certain U.S. vessels, and vessels without nationality, located within the territorial waters of the United States, that thereafter enter Cuban territorial waters. The Coast Guard has issued a final rule (69 FR 41367, July 8, 2004) that requires all such U.S. registered vessels, and vessels without nationality, less than 100 meters in length, to apply for and receive a permit to enter Cuban territorial waters. This requirement is necessary to preclude such vessels from departing U.S. waters and thereafter entering Cuban waters, unless such vessels hold licenses from other government agencies that allow them to engage in exports to, and transactions with Cuba. The information is collected to regulate departure of U.S. vessels from U.S. territorial waters and entry thereafter into Cuban territorial waters. The need to regulate this vessel traffic supports ongoing efforts to enforce the Cuban embargo, which is designed to bring about an end to the current government and a peaceful transition to democracy. Accordingly, only applicants that demonstrate prior U.S. government approval for exports to and transactions with Cuba may be issued a Coast Guard permit.

Burden Estimates: The estimated burden is 43.0 hours a year.

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Dated: December 15, 2004.

Ronald T. Hewitt,

Assistant Commandant for C4 and Information Technology.

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[FR Doc. 04-27898 Filed 12-20-04; 8:45 am]

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