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Department of the Army, DoD.




In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated Start Printed Page 69837collection techniques or other forms of information technology.


Consideration will be given to all comments received by January 21, 2014.


You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

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To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Institute for Water Resources, Navigation and Civil Works Decision Support Center, 7701 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315-3868 ATTN: Virginia R. Pankow or call 703-428-9047.

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Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Lock Performance Monitoring System (LPMS) Waterway Traffic Report; ENG FORM 3102C and 3102D; OMB Control, Number 0710-0008.

Needs and Uses: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers utilizes the data collected to monitor and analyze the use and operation of federally owned and operated locks. General data of vessel identification, tonnage and commodities are supplied by the master of vessels at all locks owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The information is used for sizing and scheduling replacements, the timing of rehabilitation or maintenance actions, and the setting of operation procedures and closures for locks and canals.

Affected Public: Business or other for profit.

Annual Burden Hours: 26,312.

Number of Respondents: 6,529.

Responses per Respondent: 93.

Average Burden per Response: 2.6 Minutes.

Frequency: On occasion.

Respondents are vessel operators who provide the vessel identification, tonnage and community information as stipulated on ENG Form 3102C, Waterway Traffic Report—Vessel Log or ENG form 3102D, Waterway Traffic Report—Detail Vessel Log. The information is applied to navigation system management to identify and prioritize lock maintenance, rehabilitation, or replacement. It is also used to measure waterway performance and the level of service of the national waterway systems.

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Dated: November 15, 2013.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2013-27876 Filed 11-20-13; 8:45 am]