Coast Guard, DHS.
Thirty-day notice requesting comments.
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding three Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0001, Marine Casualty Information & Periodic Chemical Drug and Alcohol Testing of Commercial Vessel Personnel; (2) 1625-0013, Plan Approval and Records for Load Lines, and (3) 1625-0096, Report of Oil or Hazardous Substance Discharge; and Report of Suspicious Maritime Activity. Our ICRs describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Please submit comments on or before June 20, 2008.
You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG-2007-0180] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) or to OIRA. To avoid duplication, please submit your comments by only one of the following means:
(2) Mail or hand delivery. (a) DMF (M-30), DOT, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Hand deliver between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329. (b) To OIRA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, to the attention of the Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.
(3) Fax. (a) To DMF, 202-493-2251. (b) To OIRA at 202-395-6566. To ensure your comments are received in time, mark the fax to the attention of Mr. Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.
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 complete 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
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.
Comments to Coast Guard or OIRA must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR addressed. Comments to Coast Guard must contain the docket number of this request, [USCG 2007-0180]. For your comments to OIRA to be considered, it is best if they are received on or before June 20, 2008.
Public participation and request for comments: 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-2007-0180], 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 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. The Coast Guard and OIRA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period.
Viewing comments and documents: Go to http://www.regulations.gov to Start Printed Page 29527view documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket. Enter the docket number [USCG-2007-0180] in the Search box, E464 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.
Previous Request for Comments
This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The Coast Guard has published the 60-day notice (73 FR 201, January 2, 2008) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That notice elicited no comments.
Information Collection Request
1. Title: Marine Casualty Information & Periodic Chemical Drug and Alcohol Testing of Commercial Vessel Personnel.
OMB Control Number: 1625-0001.
Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Vessel owners and operators.
Abstract: 46 U.S.C. 6101, as delegated by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to the Commandant, authorizes the Coast Guard to prescribe regulations for the reporting of marine casualties involving death, serious injury, material loss of property, material damage affecting the seaworthiness of a vessel, or significant harm to the environment. It also requires information on the use of alcohol be included in a marine casualty report. 46 U.S.C. 7503 authorizes the Coast Guard to deny the issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners' documents (seamen's papers) to users of dangerous drugs. Similarly, 46 U.S.C. 7704 requires the Coast Guard to revoke such papers when a holder of the same has been shown to be a drug user, unless the holder provides satisfactory proof stating the holder is cured.
Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 18,876 hours to 15,753 hours a year.
2. Title: Plan Approval and Records for Load Lines.
OMB Control Number: 1625-0013.
Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Owners and operators of vessels.
Abstract: 46 U.S.C. 5101 to 5116 provides the Coast Guard with the authority to enforce provisions of the International Load Line Convention, 1966. Subchapter E of 46 CFR chapter I, contains the relevant load line regulations.
Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 1,681 hours to 1,699 hours a year.
3. Title: Report of Oil or Hazardous Substance Discharge; and Report of Suspicious Maritime Activity.
OMB Control Number: 1625-0096.
Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Persons-in-charge of a vessel or onshore/offshore facility, owners or operators of vessels, or facilities required to have security plans; and the public.
Abstract: 33 CFR 153.203, 40 CFR 263.30/264.56, and 49 CFR 171.15 mandate the National Response Center (NRC) to be the central place for the public to report all pollution spills. 33 of CFR 101.305 mandates owners/operators of vessels or facilities to have security plans and report activities or breaches that may result in a Transportation Security Incident (TSI) to the NRC. Voluntary reports are also accepted.
Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 9,105 hours to 13,017 hours a year.Start Signature
Dated: May 2, 2008.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. E8-11361 Filed 5-20-08; 8:45 am]
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