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Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, DoD.




In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary 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 collection techniques or other forms of information technology.


Consideration will be given to all comments received by July 28, 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.

Any associated form(s) for this collection may be located within this same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow the instructions at for submitting comments. Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, form number, and title.

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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 Department of the Army, Institute for Water Resources, Corps of Engineers Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, (CEIWR-NDC-C), PO Box 61280, Attn: Christopher Dale Brown, New Orleans, LA 70161-1280, or call Department of the Army Reports Clearance Officer at (703) 428-6440.

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Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Vessel Operation Report; ENG Forms 3925, 3925B, 3925C, 3925P; OMB Control Number 0710-0006.

Needs and Uses: The Corps of Engineers uses ENG Forms 3925, 3925B, 3925C, and 3925P as the basic instruments to collect waterborne commerce statistics. These data, collected from vessel operating companies, constitute the sole source for domestic vessel movements of freight and passengers on U.S. navigable waterways and harbors; are essential to plans for maintaining U.S. navigable waterways; and are critical to enforcing the “Harbor Maintenance Tax” authorized under Sec. 1402 of Public Law 99-662.

Affected Public: Business or other for profit.

Annual Burden Hours: 13,560.

Number of Respondents: 824.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden per Response: 20 minutes.

Frequency: Monthly.

The information collected is the basic data from which the Corps of Engineers compiles and publish waterborne commerce statistics. The data is used not only to report to Congress, but also to perform cost benefit studies for new projects, and rehabilitation projects. It is also used by other Federal agencies involved in transportation and security. This data collection program is the sole source for domestic navigation statistics.

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Dated: May 21, 2014.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2014-12208 Filed 5-27-14; 8:45 am]