Coast Guard, DHS.
Thirty-day notice requesting comments.
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the Start Printed Page 10374U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of a new collection of information: 1625—New, Maritime Transportation System Recovery Essential Elements of Information. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Comments must reach the Coast Guard and OIRA on or before March 13, 2017.
You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG-2016-0281] to the Coast Guard using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Alternatively, you may submit comments to OIRA using one of the following means:
(2) Mail: OIRA, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, attention Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.
(3) Fax: 202-395-6566. To ensure your comments are received in a timely manner, mark the fax, attention Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.
A copy of the ICR is 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, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE., Stop 7710, Washington, DC 20593-7710.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Anthony Smith, Office of Information Management, telephone 202-475-3532, or fax 202-372-8405, for questions on these documents.
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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 this ICR should be granted based on the Collection being necessary for the proper performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information subject to the Collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. These comments will help OIRA determine whether to approve the ICR referred to in this Notice.
We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. Comments to Coast Guard or OIRA must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR. They must also contain the docket number of this request, [USCG-2016-0281], and must be received by March 13, 2017.
We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. Documents mentioned in this notice, and all public comments, are in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that Web site's instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted.
We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, you may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal Register (70 FR 15086).
OIRA posts its decisions on ICRs online at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain after the comment period for each ICR. An OMB Notice of Action on each ICR will become available via a hyperlink in the OMB Control Number: 1625-new.
Previous Request for Comments
This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The Coast Guard published the 60-day notice (81 FR 28091, May 9, 2016) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That Notice elicited no comments. Accordingly, no changes have been made to the Collection.
Information Collection Request
Title: Maritime Transportation System Recovery Essential Elements of Information.
OMB Control Number: 1625—New.
Summary: This collection captures data on facilities, vessels, and shared transportation infrastructure prior to a port disruption to be able to characterize the port in its normal fully functioning condition.
Need: 33 U.S.C. 1225, 46 U.S.C. 70103, and 50 U.S.C. 191 require the U.S. Coast Guard to take action to prevent damage to, or the destruction of, bridges, other structures, on or in navigable waters or shore area adjacent; to minimize damage from and respond to a transportation security incident; and to safeguard against destruction of vessels, harbors, ports and waterfront facilities in the United States and all territorial waters during a national emergency. To be prepared to execute these responsibilities, the U.S. Coast Guard needs to establish the normal fully functioning condition of a port prior to a port disruption. Then, following a port disruption, the U.S. Coast Guard may be able to compare the normal port condition to the disrupted port condition, enabling the Marine Transportation System Recovery Unit (MTSRU) to assist in prioritizing recovery efforts, and gauge the effectiveness of the response.
Forms: CG-11410, Marine Transportation System Recovery Essential Elements of Information and CG-11410A, Marine Transportation System Recovery Facility Status.
Respondents: Owners or operators of United States waterfront facilities.
Frequency: On occasion.
Hour Burden Estimate: This is a new information collection. The estimated burden is 2,250 hours a year.
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Dated: February 6, 2017.
Thomas P. Michelli,
U.S. Coast Guard, Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-02798 Filed 2-9-17; 8:45 am]
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