Coast Guard, DHS.
Request for comments.
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the Coast Guard has forwarded one Information Collection Request (ICR)—(1) 1625-0089, The National Recreational Boating Survey—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.
Please submit comments on or before November 25, 2005.
To make sure that your comments and related material do not reach the docket [USCG-2005-21722] or OIRA 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) Start Printed Page 61627above, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Barbara Davis, Office of Information Management, telephone (202) 267-2326 or fax (202) 267-4814, for questions on these documents; or Ms. Andrea M. Jenkins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, (202) 366-0271, for questions on the docket.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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 Requests (ICRs) addressed. Comments to DMS must contain the docket number of this request, [USCG 2005-21722]. For your comments to OIRA to be considered, it is best if OIRA receives them on or before the November 25, 2005.
Public participation and request for comments: We encourage you to respond to 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-2005-21722], 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.
The Coast Guard and OIRA 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 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
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.
Previous Request for Comments
This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The Coast Guard has already published the 60-day notice (70 FR 39777, July 11, 2005) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That notice elicited one comment. The comment did not support conducting a national recreational boating survey in these times of Federal deficits. The comment further stated the Coast Guard should allocate resources toward patrolling our seas as well as keeping out illegal aliens.
The U.S. Coast Guard is the designated coordinator of the National Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Program. The mission of the RBS Program is to minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats. We estimate that over 70 million adults age 16 and over participate in recreational boating activities annually on our nation's waterways. Thus, a national survey serves as a prudent allocation of resources that enables the Coast Guard to better understand the boating population which it serves, as well as identify safety priorities so programs can be developed and implemented that lower the number of boating deaths and injuries.
Information Collection Request
Title: The National Recreational Boating Survey.
OMB Control Number: 1625-0089.
Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Recreational boaters.
Abstract: The mission of the U.S. Coast Guard's National Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Program is to minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats. The National Recreational Boating Survey information collection enables the Coast Guard to better identify safety priorities, coordinate and focus research efforts, and encourage consistency in the information that is collected, as well as methods of analysis that are employed. Working with our State partners, collecting this type of information from boaters across the nation is essential in our efforts to implement effective accident prevention strategies.
Burden Estimate: The estimated burden remains the same, 11,458 hours a year.Start Signature
Dated: October 11, 2005.
Rear Admiral, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 05-21235 Filed 10-24-05; 8:45 am]
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