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 its approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0101, Periodic Gauging and Engineering Analyses for Certain Tank Vessels Over 30 Years Old; (2) 1625-0102, National Response Resource Inventory; and (3) 1625-0103, Mandatory Ship Reporting System for the Northeast and Southeast Coasts of the United States. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before April 6, 2009.
To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket [USCG-2008-1240], 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 the 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 the docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Copies of the ICRs are available through the 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 these ICRs should be granted based on the collections 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 the 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 “Privacy Act” paragraph below.
Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include the docket number [USCG-2008-1240], 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 8-1/2 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 will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and will address them accordingly.
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 for this Notice [USCG-2008-1240] 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 regarding our Start Printed Page 6045public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).
Information Collection Request
1. Title: Periodic Gauging and Engineering Analyses for Certain Tank Vessels Over 30 Years Old.
OMB Control Number: 1625-0101.
Summary: The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 required the issuance of regulations related to the structural integrity of tank vessels, including periodic gauging of the plating thickness of tank vessels over 30 years old. This collection of information is used to verify the structural integrity of older tank vessels.
Need: Title 46 U.S.C. section 3703 authorizes the Coast Guard to prescribe regulations related to tank vessels, including design, construction, alteration, repair, and maintenance. Title 46 CFR section 31.10-21a prescribes the regulations related to periodic gauging and engineering analyses for certain tank vessels over 30 years old.
Respondents: Owners and operators of certain tank vessels.
Frequency: Every 5 years.
Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 13,688 hours to 9,918 hours a year.
2. Title: National Response Resource Inventory.
OMB Control Number: 1625-0102.
Summary: The information is needed to improve the effectiveness of deploying response equipment in the event of an oil spill. It may also be used in the development of contingency plans.
Need: Section 4202 of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-380) requires the Coast Guard to compile and maintain a comprehensive list of spill removal equipment. This collection helps fulfill that requirement.
Respondents: Oil spill removal organizations.
Frequency: On occasion.
Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 1,236 hours to 1,296 hours a year.
3. Title: Mandatory Ship Reporting System for the Northeast and Southeast Coasts of the United States.
OMB Control Number: 1625-0103.
Summary: The information is needed to reduce the number of ship collisions with endangered northern right whales. Coast Guard rules at 33 CFR part 169 establish two mandatory ship-reporting systems off the northeast and southeast coasts of the United States.
Need: The collection involves ships' reporting by radio to a shore-based authority when entering the area covered by the reporting system. The ship will receive, in return, information to reduce the likelihood of collisions between themselves and northern right whales—an endangered species—in the areas established with critical-habitat designation.
Respondents: Operators of certain vessels.
Frequency: On occasion.
Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 226 hours to 211 hours a year.Start Signature
Dated: January 21, 2009.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. E9-2313 Filed 2-3-09; 8:45 am]
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