[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 3 (Tuesday, January 6, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 451-452]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-31417]



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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2008-1176]


Information Collection Requests to Office of Management and 
Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0022, 1625-0093, 1625-0094, and 1625-
0095

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Sixty-day notice requesting comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests 
(ICRs) and Analyses to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
requesting an extension of its approval for the following collections 
of information: (1) 1625-0022, Application for Tonnage Measurement of 
Vessels; (2) 1625-0093, Facilities Transferring Oil or Hazardous 
Materials in Bulk--Letter of Intent and Operations Manual; (3) 1625-
0094, Ships Carrying Bulk Hazardous Liquids; and (4) 1625-0095, Oil and 
Hazardous Material Pollution Prevention and Safety Records, 
Equivalents/Alternatives and Exemptions. Before submitting these ICRs 
to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.

DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before March 9, 2009.

ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket [USCG-2008-
1176], please use only one of the following means:
    (1) Online: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Mail: Docket Management Facility (DMF) (M-30), U.S. Department 
of Transportation (DOT), West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    (3) Hand deliver: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.
    (4) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    The DMF 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 W12-140 
on the West Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
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://www.regulations.gov.
    Copies of the ICRs are available through this docket on the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are 
available from Commandant (CG-611), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 
(Attn: Mr. Arthur Requina), 2100 2nd Street SW., Washington, DC 20593-
0001. The telephone number is 202-475-3523.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Arthur Requina, Office of 
Information Management, telephone 202-475-3523, or fax 202-475-3929, 
for questions on these documents. Contact Ms. Renee V. Wright, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, 202-366-9826, for questions on the docket.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Participation and Request for Comments

    The Coast Guard invites comments on whether these ICRs should be 
granted based on the collections being necessary for the proper 
performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard 
would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the 
collections; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the 
collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
information subject to the collections; and (4) ways to minimize the 
burden of the collections on respondents, including the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments 
and related materials. We will post all comments received, without 
change, to http://www.regulations.gov. They will include any personal 
information you provide. We have an agreement with DOT to use their 
DMF. Please see the ``Privacy Act'' paragraph below.
    Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include the 
docket number [USCG-2008-1176], indicate the specific section of the 
document to which each comment applies, providing a reason for each 
comment. We recommend you include your name, mailing address, an e-mail 
address, or other contact information in the body of your document so 
that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. 
You may submit your comments and material by electronic means, mail, 
fax, or delivery to the DMF at the address under ADDRESSES; but please 
submit them by only one means. If you submit them by mail or delivery, 
submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, 
suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail 
and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a 
stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all 
comments and material received during the comment period and will 
address them accordingly.
    Viewing comments and documents: Go to http://www.regulations.gov to 
view documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the 
docket. Enter the docket number for this notice [USCG-2008-1176] in the 
Search box, and click ``Go >>.'' You may also visit the DMF in room 
W12-140 on the West Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.
    Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments 
received in dockets by the name of the individual submitting the 
comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an 
association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the Privacy 
Act Notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue 
of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Information Collection Requests

    1. Title: Application for Tonnage Measurement of Vessels.
    OMB Control Number: 1625-0022.
    Summary: The information from this collection helps the Coast Guard 
determine a vessel's tonnage which in turn assists in determination of 
licensing, inspection, safety requirements, and operating fees.
    Need: Under 46 U.S.C. 14104 certain vessels must be measured for 
tonnage. Coast Guard regulations for this measurement are contained in 
46 CFR part 69.
    Forms: CG-5397.
    Respondents: Owners of vessels.
    Frequency: One-time.
    Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 38,000 
hours to 33,499 hours a year.
    2. Title: Facilities Transferring Oil or Hazardous Materials in 
Bulk--Letter of Intent and Operations Manual.
    OMB Control Number: 1625-0093.
    Summary: A Letter of Intent is a notice to the Coast Guard Captain 
of the Port indicating the determination to operate a facility that 
will transfer bulk oil or hazardous materials to or from vessels. An 
Operations Manual (OM) is also required for this type of facility. The 
OM establishes procedures for conducting transfers and in the event of 
a spill.
    Need: Under 33 U.S.C. 1321 and Executive Order 12777 the Coast 
Guard is authorized to prescribe regulations for

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prevention of the discharge of oil and hazardous substances from 
facilities and for containment of such discharges. The Letter of Intent 
regulation is contained in 33 CFR 154.110; the OM regulations are 
contained in 33 CFR part 154 subpart B.
    Forms: N/A.
    Respondents: Operators of facilities that transfer oil or hazardous 
materials in bulk.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 47,200 
hours to 53,960 hours a year.
    3. Title: Ships Carrying Bulk Hazardous Liquids.
    OMB Control Number: 1625-0094.
    Summary: This information is needed to ensure the safe transport of 
bulk hazardous liquids on chemical tank vessels and to protect the 
environment from pollution.
    Need: Under 46 U.S.C. 3703, the Coast Guard is authorized to 
prescribe regulations for protection against hazards to life, property, 
navigation/vessel safety, and protection of the marine environment. The 
regulations for the safe transport by vessel of certain bulk dangerous 
cargoes are contained in 46 CFR part 153.
    Forms: CG-4602B, CG-5148, CG-5148A, CG-5148B and CG-5461.
    Respondents: Owners and operators of chemical tank vessels.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 1,959 
hours to 3,410 hours a year.
    4. Title: Oil and Hazardous Material Pollution Prevention and 
Safety Records, Equivalents/Alternatives and Exemptions.
    OMB Control Number: 1625-0095.
    Summary: This information is needed to minimize the number and 
impact of pollution discharges, and accidents occurring during transfer 
of oil or hazardous materials. This information will also be used to 
evaluate proposed alternatives and requests for exemptions.
    Need: Under 33 U.S.C. 1321 and Executive Order 12777 the Coast 
Guard is authorized to prescribe regulations to prevent the discharge 
of oil and hazardous substances from vessels and facilities and to 
ensure containment thereof. Coast Guard regulations in 46 CFR part 154 
are intended to: (1) Prevent or mitigate results of an accidental 
release of bulk liquid hazardous materials being transferred at 
waterfront facilities; (2) ensure that facilities and vessels that use 
vapor control systems are in compliance with the safety standards 
developed by the Coast Guard; (3) provide equipment and operational 
requirements for facilities and vessels that transfer oil or hazardous 
materials in bulk to or from vessels with a 250 or more barrel 
capacity; and (4) provide procedures for vessel or facility operators 
who request exemption or partial exemption from the requirements of the 
pollution prevention regulations.
    Forms: N/A.
    Respondents: Owners and operators of bulk oil and hazardous 
materials facilities and vessels.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Burden Estimate: The estimated burden remains 1,440 hours a year.

    Dated: December 29, 2008.
D.T. Glenn,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, 
Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology.
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