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Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget

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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 an Information Collection Request (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of a revision to the following collections of information: 1625-0020, Security Zones, Regulated Navigation Areas, and Safety Zones; 1625-0024, Safety Approval of Cargo Containers; 1625-0029, Self-propelled Liquefied Gas Vessels; 1625-0031, Plan Approval and Records for Electrical Engineering Regulations—Title 46 CFR Subchapter J; and 1625-0085, Streamlined Inspection Program. Our ICRs describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting these ICRs to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.

DATES:

Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before September 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG-2014-0330] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following means:

(1) Online: http://www.regulations.gov.

(2) Mail: DMF (M-30), DOT, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

(3) Hand delivery: 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. To ensure your comments are received in a timely manner, mark the fax, to attention Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.

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-612), ATTN: PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT MANAGER, US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE. SE., STOP 7710, WASHINGTON DC 20593-7710.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Contact Mr. Anthony Smith, Office of Information Management, telephone 202-475-3532, or fax 202-372-8405, for questions on these documents. Contact Ms. Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202-366-9826, for questions on the docket.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Participation and Request for Comments

This Notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information describing the Collection's purpose, the Collection's likely burden on the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection, and other important information describing the Collection. There is one ICR for each Collection.

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. In response to your comments, we may revise these ICRs or decide not to seek approval of revisions of the Collections. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period.

We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of the Start Printed Page 38052ICR and the docket number of this request, [USCG-2014-0330], and must be received by September 2, 2014. 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-2014-0330], indicate the specific section of the document to which each comment applies, providing a reason for each comment. You may submit your comments and material online (via http://www.regulations.gov), by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online via www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the DMF. We recommend you include your name, mailing address, an email address, or other contact information in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission.

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. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and type “USCG-2014-0330” in the “Search” box. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81/2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments 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: To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this Notice as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, click on the “read comments” box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the “Search” box insert “USCG-2014-0330” and click “Search.” Click the “Open Docket Folder” in the “Actions” column. You may also visit the DMF in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Privacy Act

Anyone can search the electronic form of 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 a Privacy Act statement regarding Coast Guard public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Information Collection Request

1. Title: Security Zones, Regulated Navigation Areas, and Safety Zones.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0020.

Summary: The Coast Guard collects this information only when someone seeks a security zone, regulated navigation area, or safety area. It uses the information to assess the need to establish one of these areas.

Need: Section 1226 and 1231 of 33 U.S.C. and 50 U.S.C. 191 and 195, and parts 6 and 165 of 33 CFR give the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) the authority to designate security zones in the U.S. for as long as the COTP deems necessary to prevent damage or injury. Section 1223 of 33 U.S.C. authorizes the Coast Guard to prescribe rules to control vessel traffic in areas he or she deems hazardous because of reduced visibility, adverse weather, or vessel congestion. Section 1225 of 33 U.S.C. authorizes the Coast Guard to establish rules to allow the designation of safety zones where access is limited to authorized persons, vehicles, or vessels to protect the public from hazardous situations.

Forms: Not applicable.

Respondents: Federal, State, and local government agencies, owners and operators of vessels and facilities.

Frequency: On occasion.

Burden Estimate: The estimated burden increased from 272 hours to 413 hours a year due to an increase in the estimated number of responses.

2. Title: Safety Approval of Cargo Containers.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0024.

Summary: This information collection is associated with requirements for owners and manufacturers of cargo containers to submit information and keep records associated with the approval and inspection of those containers. This information is required to ensure compliance with the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 29 U.S.T. 3707; T.I.A.S. 9037.

Need: This collection of information addresses the reporting and recordkeeping requirements for containers in 49 CFR parts 450 through 453. These rules are necessary since the U.S. is signatory to the CSC. The CSC requires all containers to be safety approved prior to being used in trade. These rules prescribe only the minimum requirements of the CSC.

Forms: Not Applicable.

Respondents: Owners and manufacturers of containers and organizations that the Coast Guard delegates to act as an approval authority.

Frequency: On occasion.

Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 104,095 hours to 98,452 hours a year due to a decrease in the estimated number of responses.

3. Title: Self-propelled Liquefied Gas Vessels.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0029.

Summary: The information is needed to ensure compliance with our rules for the design and operation of liquefied gas carriers.

Need: Title 46 U.S.C. sections 3703 and 9101 authorizes the Coast Guard to establish regulations to protect life, property, and the environment from the hazards associated with the carriage of dangerous liquid cargo in bulk. Title 46 C.F.R. part 154 prescribes the rules for the carriage of liquefied gases in bulk on self-propelled vessels by governing the design, construction, equipment, and operation of these vessels and the safety of personnel aboard them.

Forms: Not applicable.

Respondents: Owners and operators of self-propelled vessels carrying liquefied gas.

Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 6,754 hours to 7,890 hours a year due to an increase in the estimated number of respondents.

4. Title: Plan Approval and Records for Electrical Engineering Regulations—Title 46 CFR Subchapter J.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0031.

Summary: The information is needed to ensure compliance with our rules on electrical engineering for the design and construction of U.S. Flag commercial vessels.

Need: Title 46 U.S.C. 3306 and 3703 authorize the Coast Guard to establish rules to promote the safety of life and property in commercial vessels. The electrical engineering rules appear at 46 CFR chapter I, subchapter J (parts 110 through 113).

Forms: Not applicable.

Respondents: Owners, operators, shipyards, designers, and manufacturers of vessels.

Frequency: On occasion.

Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 4,754 hours Start Printed Page 38053to 6,843 hours a year due to an estimated increase in the annual number of responses.

5. Title: Streamlined Inspection Program.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0085.

Summary: The Coast Guard established an optional Streamlined Inspection Program (SIP) to provide owners and operators of U.S. vessels an alternative method of complying with inspection requirements of the Coast Guard.

Need: Section 3306 of 46 U.S.C. authorizes the Coast Guard to prescribe regulations necessary to carry out the inspections of vessels required to be inspected under 46 U.S.C. 3301, and 46 U.S.C. 3103 allows the Coast Guard to rely on reports, documents, and records of other persons who have been determined to be reliable to ensure compliance with vessels and seamen requirements under 46 U.S.C. subtitle II. The Streamlined Inspection Program regulations under 46 CFR part 8, subpart E, offer owners and operators of inspected vessels an alternative to traditional Coast Guard inspection procedures. Owners and operators of vessels opting to participate in the program will maintain a vessel in compliance with a Company Action Plan (CAP) and Vessel Action Plan (VAP) and have their own personnel periodically perform many of the tests and examinations conducted by marine inspectors of the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard expects participating vessels will continuously meet a higher level of safety and readiness throughout the inspection cycle.

Forms: Not applicable.

Respondents: Owners and operators of vessels.

Frequency: On occasion. Application and plan development occur only once at enrollment. Updates and revisions are required to be made every two years and the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) and the company will review the plans every five years.

Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 2,774 hours to 2,334 hours a year due to a decrease in the number of SIP participants (i.e., companies and vessels).

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Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

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Dated: June 26, 2014.

Marshall B. Lytle,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-15671 Filed 7-2-14; 8:45 am]

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