[Federal Register Volume 68, Number 34 (Thursday, February 20, 2003)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8324-8325]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 03-4147]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Coast Guard

[USCG 2003-14496]


Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB): OMB Control Numbers 2115-0586, 2115-0053, 2115-0025, 
and 2115-0007

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DOT.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of four 
Information Collection Requests (ICRs). The ICRs comprise (1) Marine 
Occupational Health and Safety Standards for Benzene--46 CFR part 197, 
subpart C, (2) Request for Designation and Exemption of Oceanographic 
Research Vessels, (3) Oil Record Book for Ships, and (4) Application 
for Vessel Inspection and Waiver. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB, 
the Coast Guard is inviting comments on them as described below.

DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before April 21, 2003.

ADDRESSES: To make sure that your comments and related material do not 
enter the docket [USCG 2003-14496] more than once, please submit them 
by only one of the following means:
    (1) By mail to the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT), room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20590-0001. Caution: Because of recent delays in the delivery of 
mail, your comments may reach the Facility more quickly if you choose 
one of the other means described below.
    (2) By delivery to room PL-401 on the Plaza level of the Nassif 
Building, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.
    (3) By fax to the Facility at 202-493-2251.
    (4) Electronically through the Web Site for the Docket Management 
System at http://dms.dot.gov.
    The Facility maintains the public docket for this notice. Comments 
and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned 
in this notice as being available in the docket, will become part of 
this docket and will be available for inspection or copying at room PL-
401 on the Plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet 
at http://dms.dot.gov.
    Copies of the complete ICRs are available through this docket on 
the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov, and also from Commandant (G-CIM-2), 
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, room 6106 (Attn: Barbara Davis), 2100 
Second Street SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001. The telephone number is 
202-267-2326.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Davis, Office of Information 
Management, 202-267-2326, for questions on this document; or Dorothy 
Beard, Chief, Documentary Services

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Division, U.S. Department of Transportation, 202-366-5149, for 
questions on the docket.

Request for Comments

    The Coast Guard encourages interested persons to submit comments. 
Persons submitting comments should include their names and addresses, 
identify this document [USCG 2003-14496], and give the reasons for the 
comments. Please submit all comments and attachments in an unbound 
format no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for copying and 
electronic filing. Persons wanting acknowledgment of receipt of 
comments should enclose stamped self-addressed postcards or envelopes.

Information Collection Requests

    1. Title: Marine Occupational Health and Safety Standards for 
Benzene--46 CFR part 197, subpart C.
    OMB Control Number: 2115-0586.
    Summary: To protect marine workers from exposure to toxic benzene 
vapor, the Coast Guard implemented 46 CFR part 197, subpart C.
    Need: This information collection is vital to verifying compliance.
    Respondents: Owners and operators of vessels.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Burden: The estimated burden is 59,766 hours a year.
    2. Title: Request for Designation and Exemption of Oceanographic 
Research Vessels.
    OMB Control Number: 2115-0053.
    Summary: 46 U.S.C. 2113 authorizes the Secretary of Transportation 
to exempt Oceanographic Research Vessels, by rule, from certain parts 
of Subtitle II of Title 46, Shipping, of the United States Code, 
concerning vessels and seamen.
    Need: This information is necessary to ensure that a vessel 
qualifies for exemption.
    Respondents: Owners or operators of vessels.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Burden: The estimated burden is 21 hours a year.
    3. Title: Oil Record Book for Ships.
    OMB Control Number: 2115-0025.
    Summary: The Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and the 
International Convention for Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, 
as modified by the 1978 Protocol relating thereto (MARPOL 73/78), 
require the entry into an Oil Record Book (CG-4602A) of information 
about oil carried as cargo or fuel. The maintenance of the Book 
constitutes the collection of information. The requirement for it 
appears at 33 CFR 151.25.
    Need: This information helps to verify sightings of actual 
violations of the APPS, to determine the level of compliance with 
MARPOL 73/78, and to reinforce the provisions against discharge.
    Respondents: Operators of vessels.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Burden: The estimated burden is 29,048 hours a year.
    4. Title: Application for Vessel Inspection and Waiver.
    OMB Control Number: 2115-0007.
    Summary: The collection of information requires the owner, 
operator, agent, or master of a vessel to apply in writing to the Coast 
Guard before the commencement of the inspection for certification, or 
when, in the interest of national defense, a waiver from the 
requirements of navigation and vessel inspection seems desirable.
    Need: 46 U.S.C. 3306 and 3309 authorize the Coast Guard to 
establish rules to protect life, property, and the environment by 
inspecting vessels. The reporting requirements of the Application for 
Inspection of U.S. Vessels and the Application for Waiver and Waiver 
Order are part of the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Program.
    Respondents: Owners, operators, agents, or masters of vessels, or 
interested Federal agencies.
    Frequency: On occasion, yearly, or on a 5-year cycle.
    Burden: The estimated burden is 677 hours a year.

    Dated: February 12, 2003.
Clifford I. Pearson,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Information and Technology.
[FR Doc. 03-4147 Filed 2-19-03; 8:45 am]
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