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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, this notice announces that the Information Collection abstracted below will be submitted 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 29, 2007. No comments were received.


Comments must be submitted on or before March 24, 2008.

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Rita Jackson, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-0284; or E-mail: Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office.

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Maritime Administration (MARAD).

Title of Collection: Request for Waiver of Service Obligation, Request for Deferment of Service Obligation and Application for Review.

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information collection.

OMB Control Number: 2133-0510.

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

Affected Public: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy students and graduates, and subsidized students and graduates.

Form Numbers: MA-935, MA-936 and MA-937.

Abstract: This information collection is essential for determining if a student or graduate of the United States Start Printed Page 9853Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) or subsidized student or graduate of a State maritime academy has a waive able situation preventing them from fulfilling the requirements of a service obligation contract signed at the time of their enrollment in a Federal maritime training program. It also permits the Maritime Administration (MARAD) to determine if a graduate, who wishes to defer the service obligation to attend graduate school, is eligible to receive a deferment. Their service obligation is required by law.

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

Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 4.2 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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Dated: February 15, 2008.

Christine S. Gurland,

Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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[FR Doc. E8-3316 Filed 2-21-08; 8:45 am]