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Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0032, 1625-0037, 1625-0041, and 1625-0042.

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Sixty-day notice requesting comments.

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SUMMARY:

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Requests (ICRs) and Analyses to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0032, Vessel Inspection Related Forms and Reporting Requirements Under Title 46 U.S. Code; (2) 1625-0037, Certificates of Compliance, Boiler/Pressure Vessel Repairs, Cargo Gear Records, and Shipping Papers; (3) 1625-0041, Various International Agreement Pollution Prevention Certificates and Documents, and Equivalency Certificates; and (4) 1625-0042, Requirements for Lightering of Oil and Hazardous Material Cargoes. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.

DATES:

Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before June 9, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket [USCG-2008-0178], please submit them by only one of the following means:

(1) Online: http://www.regulations.gov.

(2) Mail: Docket Management Facility (DMF) (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

(3) Hand delivery: DMF between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.

(4) Fax: 202-493-2251.

The DMF 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 W12-140 on the West Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 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://www.regulations.gov.

A copy of the complete ICR is available through this docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available from Commandant (CG-611), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, (Attn: Mr. Arthur Requina), 2100 2nd Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001. The telephone number is 202-475-3523.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Arthur Requina, Office of Information Management, telephone 202-475-3523, or fax 202-475-3929, for questions on these documents. Contact Ms. Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202-366-9826, for questions on the docket.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Participation and Request for Comments

The Coast Guard invites comments on whether this information collection request should be granted based on it being necessary for the proper performance of Departmental functions. 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 information subject to 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.

We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. We will post all comments received, without change to http://www.regulations.gov. They will include any personal information you provide. We have an agreement with DOT to use their DMF. Please see the paragraph on DOT's “Privacy Act Policy” below.

Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include the docket number [USCG-2008-0178], indicate the specific section of the document to which each comment applies, providing a reason for each comment. We recommend you include your name, mailing address, an e-mail address, or other contact information in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. You may submit your comments and material by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the DMF 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. We 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: Go to http://www.regulations.gov to view documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket. Enter the docket number [USCG-2008-0178] in the Search box, and click, “Go>>.” You may also visit the DMF in room W12-140 on the West Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Privacy Act: 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 by visiting http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.

Information Collection Request

1. Title: Vessel Inspection Related Forms and Reporting Requirements Under Title 46 U.S. Code.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0032.

Summary: This collection of information requires owners, operators, agents or masters of certain inspected vessels to obtain and/or post various forms as part of the Coast Guard's Commercial Vessel Safety Program.

Need: The Coast Guard's Commercial Vessel Safety Program regulations are found in 46 CFR, including parts 2, 26, 31, 71, 91, 107, 115, 126, 169, 176, and 189; as authorized in Title 46 U.S.C. A number of reporting and recordkeeping requirements are contained therein.

Forms: CG-841, CG-854, CG-948, CG-949, CG-950, CG-950A, CG-2832.

Respondents: Owners, operators, agents, and masters of vessels.

Frequency: On occasion.

Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 1,471 hours to 1,686 hours a year.

2. Title: Certificates of Compliance, Boiler/Pressure Vessel Repairs, Cargo Gear Records, and Shipping Papers.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0037.

Summary: This information is solely needed to enable the Coast Guard to fulfill its responsibilities for maritime safety under Title 46, U.S. Code. The affected public includes some owners or operators of large merchant vessels and all foreign-flag tankers calling at U.S. ports.

Need: Title 46 U.S.C. 3301, 3305, 3306, 3702, 3703, 3711, and 3714 authorize the Coast Guard to establish marine safety regulations to protect life, property, and the environment. These regulations are prescribed in Title 46 CFR. Start Printed Page 19084

The requirements for reporting Boiler/Pressure Valve Repairs, maintaining Cargo Gear Records, Shipping Papers, and issuance of Certificates of Compliance (CG-3585) provide the marine inspector with available information as to the condition of a vessel and its equipment. It also contains information on the vessel owner and lists the type and amount of cargo that has been or is being transported. These requirements promote the safety of life at sea and protection of the marine environment.

Forms: CG-3585.

Respondents: Owners and operators of vessels.

Frequency: On occasion.

Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 13,577 hours to 17,294 hours a year.

3. Title: Various International Agreement Pollution Prevention Certificates and Documents, and Equivalency Certificates.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0041.

Summary: Required by the adoption of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78), these certificates and documents are evidence of compliance with this convention for U.S. vessels on international voyages. Without the proper certificates or documents, a U.S. vessel could be detained in a foreign port.

Need: Compliance with MARPOL 73/78 aids in the prevention of pollution from ships.

Forms: CG-5352, CG-5352A, CG-5352B, CG-6047, CG-6056, CG-6056A, CG-6057.

Respondents: Owners and operators of vessels.

Frequency: On occasion.

Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 6,874 hours to 2,067 hours a year.

4. Title: Requirements for Lightering of Oil and Hazardous Material Cargoes.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0042.

Summary: The information for this report allows the U.S. Coast Guard to provide timely response to an emergency and minimize the environmental damage from an oil or hazardous material spill. Further, it also allows the Coast Guard to control the location and procedures for lightering activities.

Need: Section 3703 of Title 46 U.S.C. authorizes the Coast Guard to establish lightering regulations. Title 33 CFR 156.200 to 156.330 prescribes the regulations, including pre-arrival notice, reporting of incidents, and operating conditions.

Forms: None.

Respondents: Owners and operators of vessels.

Frequency: On occasion.

Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 324 hours to 215 hours a year.

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Dated: March 28, 2008.

D.T. Glenn,

Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology.

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[FR Doc. E8-7264 Filed 4-7-08; 8:45 am]

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