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ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Maritime Administration's (MARAD's) intention to request extension of approval for three years of a currently approved information collection.

DATES:

Comments should be submitted on or before June 24, 2011.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sheila Brown, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-5178 or e-mail: sheila.brown@dot.gov. Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Maritime Administration (MARAD)

Title of Collection: Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER).

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information collection.

OMB Control Number: 2133-0025.

Form Numbers: None.

Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from date of approval by the Office of Management and Budget.

Summary of Collection of Information: This collection of information is used to gather information regarding the location of U.S.-flag vessels and certain other U.S. citizen-owned vessels for the purpose of search and rescue in the saving of lives at sea and for the marshalling of ships for national defense and safety purposes.

Need and Use of the Information: The collection of information is necessary for maintaining a current plot of U.S.-flag and U.S.-owned vessels.

Description of Respondents: U.S.-flag and U.S. citizen-owned vessels.

Annual Responses: 729,280 responses.

Annual Burden: 51,050 hours.

Comments: Comments should refer to the docket number that appears at the top of this document. Written comments may be submitted to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Comments also may be submitted by electronic means via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/​search/​index.jsp. Specifically address whether this information collection is necessary for proper performance of the functions of the agency and will have practical utility, accuracy of the burden estimates, ways to minimize this burden, and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. All comments received will be available for examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT (or EST ), Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An electronic version of this document is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.regulations.gov/​search/​index.jsp.

Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our 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 DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78) or you may visit http://www.regulations.gov/​search/​index.jsp.

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Authority: 49 CFR 1.66.

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Dated: April 13, 2011.

By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

Christine Gurland,

Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2011-9905 Filed 4-22-11; 8:45 am]

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