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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 et 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 burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on November 16, 2004, and comments were due by January 18, 2005. No comments were received.


Comments must be submitted on or before March 24, 2005.

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Murray Bloom, Maritime Administration, 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-5320; FAX: 202-366-7485; or e-mail: Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office.

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Maritime Administration (MARAD).

Title: Application for Designation of Vessels as American Great Lakes Vessels.

OMB Control Number: 2133-0521.

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Ship owners of merchant vessels.

Forms: None.

Abstract: In accordance with Public Law 101-624, the Secretary of Transportation issued requirements for the submission of applications for designation of vessels as American Great Lakes Vessels. Vessel owners who wish to have this designation must certify that their vessel(s) meets certain criteria established in 46 CFR part 380. This collection of information is mandated by statute to establish that a vessel meets statutory criteria for obtaining the benefit of eligibility to carry preference cargoes.

Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 1.25 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 February 8, 2005.

Joel C. Richard,

Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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[FR Doc. 05-3249 Filed 2-18-05; 8:45 am]