Coast Guard, DHS.
Sixty-day notice requesting comments.
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit 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) 1625-0081, Alternate Compliance Program and; (2) 1625-0083, Operational Measures for Existing Tank Vessels without Double Hulls. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before July 7, 2008.
To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket [2008-0244], please use 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 (DOT), West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
(3) Hand deliver between 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.
Copies of the completed ICRs are 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.Start Further Info
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental 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-2008-0244], 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-2008-0244] 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 Requests
1. Title: Alternate Compliance Program.
OMB Control Number: 1625-0081.
Summary: This information is used by the Coast Guard to assess vessels participating in the voluntary Alternate Compliance Program (ACP) before issuance of a Certificate of Inspection.
Need: U.S.C. 46 3306 and 3316 authorize the Coast Guard to establish vessel inspection regulations and inspection alternatives. 46 CFR part 8 prescribes the Coast Guard regulations for recognizing classification societies and enrollment of U.S.-flag vessels in ACP.
Respondents: Recognized classification societies.
Frequency: On occasion. Start Printed Page 26127
Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 164 hours to 212 hours a year.
2. Title: Operational Measures for Existing Tank Vessels without Double Hulls.
OMB Control Number: 1625-0083.
Summary: The information is needed to ensure compliance with U.S. regulations regarding operational measures for certain tank vessels while operating in the U.S. waters.
Need: 46 U.S.C. 3703 and 3703a authorize the Coast Guard to establish regulations for tank vessels to promote the safety of life for increased protection against hazards to life and property, for navigation and vessel safety, and for enhanced protection of the marine environment. 33 CFR part 157 and subparts G, H and I contain Coast Guard regulations regarding operational measures for certain tank vessels without double hulls.
Respondents: Owners, operators and masters of certain tank vessels.
Frequency: On occasion.
Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 6,807 hours to 3,474 hours a year.Start Signature
Dated: April 28, 2008.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. E8-10267 Filed 5-7-08; 8:45 am]
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