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 an Information Collection Request (ICR) and Analysis to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0035, Title 46 CFR Subchapter Q: Lifesaving, Electrical, and Engineering Equipment, Construction and Materials & Marine Sanitation Devices (33 CFR part 159). Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before December 15, 2008.
To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket [USCG-2008-1009], 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: Same as mail address above, 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.
A copy of the completed 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.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-2008-1009], 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 Start Printed Page 60709submission. 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-2008-1009] 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 a Privacy Act Notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).
Information Collection Request
Title: Title 46 CFR Subchapter Q: Lifesaving, Electrical, and Engineering Equipment, Construction and Materials & Marine Sanitation Devices (33 CFR part 159).
OMB Control Number: 1625-0035.
Summary: This information is used by the Coast Guard to ensure regulations governing specific types of safety equipment, material, and Marine Sanitation Devices (MSDs) installed on commercial vessels and pleasure craft are met. Manufacturers are required to submit drawings, specifications, and laboratory test reports to the Coast Guard before any approval is given.
Need: Sections 2103, 3306, 3703, and 4302 of 46 U.S.C. authorize the Coast Guard to establish safety equipment and material regulations. These regulations are contained in 46 CFR parts 159 to 164. Section 1322 of 33 U.S.C. authorizes the Coast Guard to establish MSD regulations that are contained in 33 CFR part 159. This information will be used to determine whether manufacturers are in compliance with Coast Guard regulations. When the Coast Guard approves any safety equipment, material, or MSD for use on a commercial vessel or pleasure craft, the manufacturer is issued a Certificate of Approval.
Forms: CGHQ-10030, USCG Certificate of Approval.
Respondents: Manufacturers of safety equipment, materials, and marine sanitation devices.
Frequency: On occasion.
Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 20,529 hours to 103,121 per year.Start Signature
Dated: October 7, 2008.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. E8-24329 Filed 10-10-08; 8:45 am]
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