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Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): Application for Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for Small Passenger Vessels

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AGENCY:

Maritime Administration, DOT.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments

SUMMARY:

The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information to be collected is necessary in order to process applications for waivers of the coastwise trade laws and to determine the effect of waivers of the coastwise trade laws on United States vessel builders and United States-built vessel coastwise trade businesses. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.

DATES:

Written comments should be submitted by October 27, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. MARAD-2014-0120] through one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
  • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Michael Hokana, 202-366-0760, Office of Cargo and Commercial Sealift, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, Email: Michael.Hokana@dot.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 2133-0529

Title: Application for Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for Small Passenger Vessels

Form Numbers: MA-1023

Type of Review: Renewal of previously approved information collection

Background: Owners of small passenger vessels desiring waiver of the coastwise trade laws affecting small passenger vessels will be required to file Start Printed Page 50981a written application and justification for waiver to the Maritime Administration (MARAD). The agency will review the application and make a determination whether to grant the requested waiver.

Number of Respondents: 95

Frequency: Annually

Estimated Average Burden per Response: 1 hour

Total Annual Burden: 95 hours

Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the Department's performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information collection.

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.

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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: August 21, 2014.

Julie P. Agarwal,

Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2014-20323 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]

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