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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 September 9, 2005, and comments were due by November 8, 2005. No comments were received.


Comments must be submitted on or before January 30, 2006.

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Brenda Reed-Perry, Maritime Administration, 400 Seventh Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-0845; FAX: 202-366-3746; or E-mail: Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office.

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Maritime Administration (MARAD).

Title: Maritime Administration Service Obligation Compliance Report and Merchant Marine Reserve/U.S. Naval Reserve Annual Report.

OMB Control Number: 2133-0509.

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Every student and graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and every subsidized State maritime academy student.

Forms: MA-930.

Abstract: The Maritime Education and Training Act of 1980 imposes a service obligation on every graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and every subsidized State maritime academy graduate who received a student incentive payment. This mandatory service obligation is for the Federal financial assistance the graduate received as a student and requires the graduate to maintain a license as an officer in the merchant marine and to report on reserve status, training, and employment for applicable periods.

Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 872 hours.

Addressee: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street Northwest, 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 December 23, 2005.

Joel C. Richard,

Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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[FR Doc. E5-8076 Filed 12-28-05; 8:45 am]