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Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): Ship-Building Orderbook and Shipyard Employment

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Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation


Notice and request for comments.


The Maritime Administration (MARAD) 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 for MARAD to perform and carry out its duties required by Sections 210 and 211 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.


Written comments should be submitted by January 26, 2015.


You may submit comments identified by Docket No. DOT-MARAD-2014-0146 through one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: 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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Elizabeth Gearhardt, 202-366-1867, Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering, Maritime Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.

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OMB Control Number: 2133-0029.

Title: Shipbuilding Orderbook and Shipyard Employment.

Form Numbers: MA-832.

Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.Start Printed Page 70611

Background: In compliance with 46 U.S.C. 50102 (2007), the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, as amended, MARAD conducts this survey to obtain information from the shipbuilding and ship repair industry to be used primarily to determine, if an adequate mobilization base exists for national defense and for use in a national emergency.

Respondents: Owners of U.S. shipyards who agree to complete the requested information.

Number of Respondents: 200.

Number of Responses: 800.

Total Annual Burden: 400.

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.

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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 20, 2014.

Julie P. Agarwal,

Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2014-27990 Filed 11-25-14; 8:45 am]