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Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0057, 1625-0065, 1625-0104, and 1625-0105

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Sixty-day notice requesting comments.

SUMMARY:

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) 1625-0057, Small Passenger Vessels—Title 46 CFR Subchapters K and T; (2) 1625-0065, Offshore Supply Vessels—Title 46 CFR Subchapter L; (3) 1625-0104, Barges Carrying Bulk Hazardous Materials; and (4) 1625-0105, Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded with Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Eighth Coast Guard District and the Illinois Waterway, Ninth Coast Guard District. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.

DATES:

Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before August 24, 2009.

ADDRESSES:

To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket [USCG-2009-0457], 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), Attn Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Manager, US Coast Guard, 2100 2ND ST SW. STOP 7101, Washington DC 20593-7101. The telephone number is 202-475-3523.

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.

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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-2009-0457], 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 30105submission. 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 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-2009-0457] 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 public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Information Collection Request.

1. Title: Small Passenger Vessels—Title 46 CFR Subchapters K and T.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0057.

Summary: The information requirements are necessary for the proper administration and enforcement of the program on safety of commercial vessels as it affects small passenger vessels (under 100 gross tons) that carry more than 6 passengers.

Need: Under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 3305 and 3306, the Coast Guard prescribed regulations for the design, construction, alteration, repair and operation of small passenger vessels to secure the safety of individuals and property on board. The Coast Guard uses the information in this collection to ensure compliance with the requirements.

Forms: CG-841, CG-854, CG-948, CG-949, CG-3752, CG-5256.

Respondents: Owners and operators of small passenger vessels.

Frequency: On occasion.

Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 353,263 hours to 380,185 hours a year.

2. Title: Offshore Supply Vessels—Title 46 CFR Subchapter L.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0065.

Summary: Title 46 U.S.C. 3305 and 3306 authorizes the Coast Guard to prescribe safety regulations. Title 46 CFR Subchapter L promulgates marine safety regulations for offshore supply vessels (OSV).

Need: The OSV posting/marking requirements are needed to provide instructions to those onboard of actions to be taken in the event of an emergency. The reporting/recordkeeping requirements verify compliance with regulations without Coast Guard presence to witness routine matters, including OSVs based overseas as an alternative to Coast Guard re-inspection.

Forms: None.

Respondents: Owners and operators of vessels.

Frequency: On occasion.

Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 6,169 hours to 2,068 hours a year.

3. Title: Barges Carrying Bulk Hazardous Materials.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0104.

Summary: This information is needed to ensure the safe shipment of bulk hazardous liquids in barges. The requirements are necessary to ensure barges meet safety standards and crewmembers have the information necessary to operate barges safely.

Need: Title 46 U.S.C. .3703 authorizes the Coast Guard to prescribe rules related to the carriage of liquid bulk dangerous cargoes. Title 46 CFR part 151 prescribes rules for barges carrying bulk liquid hazardous materials.

Forms: None.

Respondents: Owners and operators of tank barges.

Frequency: On occasion.

Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 13,255 hours to 29,281 hours a year.

4. Title: Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded with Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Eighth Coast Guard District and the Illinois Waterway, Ninth Coast Guard District.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0105.

Summary: The Coast Guard requires position, intended movement, and fleeting operations reporting from barges carrying certain dangerous cargoes (CDCs) in the inland rivers within the Eighth and Ninth Coast Guard Districts.

Need: This information is used to ensure port safety and security, as well as, the uninterrupted flow of commerce.

Forms: None.

Respondents: Owners, agents, masters, towing vessel operators, persons in charge of barges loaded with CDCs, or having CDC residue operating on the inland rivers within the Eighth and Ninth Coast Guard Districts.

Frequency: On occasion.

Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 1,179 hours to 2,196 hours a year.

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Dated: June 16, 2009.

M. B. Lytle,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology.

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[FR Doc. E9-14753 Filed 6-23-09; 8:45 am]

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