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Maritime Administration, DOT.


Notice and request for comments.


In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 (FR 47826, Vol. 78, No. 151). No comments were received.


Comments must be submitted on or before December 18, 2013.

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Rodney McFadden, Office of Workforce Development, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W23-457, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-2647; or EMAIL:

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Title: Information to Determine Seamen's Reemployment Rights—National Emergency.

OMB Control Number: 2133-0526.

Type of Request: Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection.

Abstract: This collection is needed in order to implement provisions of the Maritime Security Act of 1996. These provisions grant re-employment rights and other benefits to certain merchant seamen serving aboard vessels used by the United States during times of national emergencies. The Maritime Security Act of 1996 establishes the procedures for obtaining the necessary Maritime Administration certification for re-employment rights and other benefits.

Affected Public: U.S. merchant seamen who have completed designated national service during a time of maritime mobilization need and are seeking re-employment with a prior employer.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 10.

Estimated Number of Responses: 10.

Annual Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10.

Frequency of Collection: Annually.


Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.

Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department'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.

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Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:93.

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Dated: November 12, 2013.

Julie P. Agarwal,

Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2013-27528 Filed 11-15-13; 8:45 am]