Coast Guard, DHS.
Thirty-day notice requesting comments.
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.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 an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0027, Vessel Documentation; without change. 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 July 24, 2019.
You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG-2019-0248] to the Coast Guard using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. Alternatively, you may submit comments to OIRA using one of the following means:
(1) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2) Mail: OIRA, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, attention Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.
A copy of the ICR is available through the docket on the internet at https://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. Consistent with the requirements of Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, and Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, the Coast Guard is also requesting comments on the extent to which this request for information could be modified to reduce the burden on respondents. 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-2019-0248], and must be received by July 24, 2019.
We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using https://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 https://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website'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 https://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 https://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: 1625-0027.
Previous Request for Comments
This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The Coast Guard published the 60-day notice (84 FR 13940, April 8, 2019) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That notice elicited no comments. Accordingly, no changes have been made to the Collections.
Information Collection Request
Title: Vessel Documentation.
OMB Control Number: 1625-0027.
Summary: The information collected will be used to establish the eligibility of a vessel to: (a) Be documented as a “vessel of the United States,” (b) engage in a particular trade, and/or (c) become the object of a preferred ship's mortgage. The information collected concerns citizenship of owner/applicant and build, tonnage and markings of a vessel.
Need: Title 46 U.S.C. chapters 121, 123, 125 and 313 requires the documentation of vessels. A Certificate of Documentation is required for the operation of a vessel in certain trades, serves as evidence of vessel nationality and permits a vessel to be subject to preferred mortgages.
- CG-1258, Application for Initial, Exchange, or Replacement of Certificate of Documentation; Redocumentation with optional attachmentsStart Printed Page 29532
- CG-1261, Builder's Certification and First Transfer of Title
- CG-1270, Certificate of Documentation
- CG-1280, Vessel Renewal Notification Application for Renewal
- CG-1340, Bill of Sale
- CG-1356, Bill of Sale by Government Entity Pursuant to Court Order of Administrative Degree of Forfeiture
- CG-4593, Application, Consent, and Approval for Withdrawal of Application for Documentation or Exchange of Certificate of Documentation
- CG-5542, Optional Application for Filing
- CG-7042, Authorization for Credit Card Transaction
- CG-7043, Abstract of Title/Certified COD Request
Respondents: Owners/builders of yachts and commercial vessels of at least 5 net tons.
Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 77,619 hours to 50,844 hours a year, due to a decrease in the estimated annual number of responses.
Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended.
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Dated: June 18, 2019.
James D. Roppel,
Chief, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Information Management.
[FR Doc. 2019-13303 Filed 6-21-19; 8:45 am]
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