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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 has been forwarded 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 September 23, 2008. No comments were received.


Comments must be submitted on or before January 29, 2009.

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Rita Jackson on (202) 366-0284 or Anne Dougherty on (202) 366-5469, Maritime Administration, Office of Maritime Workforce Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. E-Mail Addresses: or

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Maritime Administration.

Title: Service Obligation Compliance Report and Merchant Marine Reserve U.S. Naval Reserve Annual Report.

OMB Control No.: 2133-0509.

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.

Affective Public: Graduates of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and every subsidized State Maritime Academy graduate who receive a student incentive payment.

Forms: MA-930.

Abstract: Chapters 513 and 515 of the United States Code imposes a service obligation on every graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and every subsidized State Maritime Academy graduate who received a student incentive payment. This mandatory service obligation is for the Federal financial assistance provided the graduate. This information is required to ensure the graduate is fulfilling his mandatory service obligation.

Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 718 hours.


Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Start Printed Page 79973Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Maritime Administration 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: December 19, 2008.

Leonard Sutter,

Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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[FR Doc. E8-30991 Filed 12-29-08; 8:45 am]