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ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Maritime Administration's (MARAD's) intention to request extension of approval for three years of a currently approved information collection.

DATES:

Comments should be submitted on or before May 9, 2005.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Celia Luck, Maritime Administration, 400 Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-3581, Fax: 202-366-6988; or e-mail: celia.luck@marad.dot.gov. Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title of Collection: Intermodal Access to Shallow Draft Ports and Terminals Survey.

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information collection.

OMB Control Number: 2133-0534.

Form Numbers: MA-1024B.

Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from date of approval by the Office of Management and Budget.

Summary of Collection of Information: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has primary responsibility for ensuring the availability of efficient water transportation service to shippers. This information collection is designed to be a survey of critical infrastructure issues that impact the Nation's shallow draft marine ports and terminals. The survey will provide MARAD with key road, rail, and waterside access data as well as security information and highlight the issues that affect the flow of cargo through U.S. shallow draft marine ports and terminals.

Need and Use of the Information: This collection will allow MARAD to assess the magnitude and nature of impediments to efficient intermodal connections to shallow draft marine ports and terminals and provide information on correcting deficiencies.

Description of Respondents: Officials at the Nation's key shallow draft marine ports and terminals.

Annual Responses: 15.

Annual Burden: 7.5.

Comments: Comments should refer to the docket number that appears at the top of this document. Written comments may be submitted to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Comments also may be submitted by electronic means via the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov/​submit. Specifically address whether this information collection is necessary for proper performance of the functions of the agency and will have practical utility, accuracy of the burden estimates, ways to minimize this burden, and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. All comments received will be available for examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. e.d.t. (or e.s.t.), Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An electronic version of this document is available on the World Wide Web at http://dms.dot.gov.

Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our 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 DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov.

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(Authority: 49 CFR 1.66.)

Dated: March 3, 2005.

By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

Joel C. Richard,

Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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[FR Doc. 05-4643 Filed 3-9-05; 8:45 am]

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