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Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection

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Maritime Administration, DOT.


Notice and request for comments.


In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on August 27, 2019.


Comments must be submitted on or before December 26, 2019.


Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503.

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Daniel Ladd, 202-366-1859, Office of Financial Approvals, Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W26-494, Washington, DC 20590, 202-366-2321.

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Title: Capital Construction Fund and Exhibits.

OMB Control Number: 2133-0027.

Type of Request: Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection.

Background: This information collection consists of an application for a Capital Construction Fund (CCF) agreement under 46 U.S.C. Chapter 535 and annual submissions of appropriate schedules and exhibits. The Capital Construction Fund is a tax-deferred ship construction fund that was created to assist owners and operators of U.S.-flag vessels in accumulating the large amount of capital necessary for the modernization and expansion of the U.S. merchant marine. The program encourages construction, reconstruction, or acquisition of vessels through the deferment of Federal income taxes on certain deposits of money or other property placed into a CCF.

Respondents: Owners and Operators of U.S.-flag Vessels.

Affected Public: Business or other for profit.

Total Estimated Number of Responses: 143.

Frequency of Collection: Annually.

Estimated time per Respondent: 13.5.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1931.

Public Comments Invited: Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of Start Printed Page 64958the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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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 19, 2019.

By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,

Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2019-25417 Filed 11-22-19; 8:45 am]