[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 115 (Thursday, June 14, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35701-35703]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14540]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2012-0082]


Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management 
and Budget

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Thirty-day notice requesting comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the 
U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding Information Collection Requests (ICRs), 
abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of a 
revision to the following collections of information: 1625-0012, 
Certificate of Discharge to Merchant Mariner and 1625-0040, Application 
for Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), Merchant Mariner Medical 
Certificate Evaluation Report, Small Vessel Sea Service Form, DOT/USCG 
Periodic Drug Testing Form, and Merchant Mariner Evaluation of Fitness 
for Entry Level Ratings, Merchant Mariner Credential, Merchant Mariner 
Medical Certificate, Recognition of Foreign Certificate.
    Our ICRs describe 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.

DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard and OIRA on or before July 
16, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket 
number [USCG-2012-0082] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the 
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and/or to OIRA. To avoid 
duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following means:
    (1) Online: (a) To Coast Guard docket at http://www.regulations.gov. (b) To OIRA by email via: OIRA-submission@omb.eop.gov.
    (2) Mail: (a) DMF (M-30), DOT, West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. (b) To 
OIRA, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, attention Desk Officer 
for the Coast Guard.
    (3) Hand Delivery: To DMF 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: (a) To DMF, 202-493-2251. (b) To OIRA at 202-395-6566. To 
ensure your comments are received in a timely manner, mark the fax, 
attention Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.
    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 the 
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 the docket on the Internet 
at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Copies of the ICRs are available through the docket on the Internet 
at http://www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available from: 
COMMANDANT (CG-611), ATTN: PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT MANAGER, U.S. COAST 
GUARD, 2100 2ND ST. SW., STOP 7101, WASHINGTON DC 20593-7101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Ms. Kenlinishia Tyler, Office 
of Information Management, telephone 202-475-3652 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

    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 Collections. There is 
one ICR for each Collection.
    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,

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including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology. These comments will help OIRA determine whether 
to approve the ICRs 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 2012-0082], and must be received by July 16, 
2012. 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-
2012-0082], indicate the specific section of the document to which each 
comment applies, providing a reason for each comment. You may submit 
your comments and material online (via http://www.regulations.gov), by 
fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If 
you submit a comment online via www.regulations.gov, it will be 
considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit 
the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be 
considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is 
received at the DMF. We recommend you include your name, mailing 
address, an email 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 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. To submit your comment online, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov, and type ``USCG-2012-0082'' in the 
``Keyword'' box. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, 
submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 8[frac12] by 11 
inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit 
comments 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

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this Notice as 
being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, click 
on the ``read comments'' box, which will then become highlighted in 
blue. In the ``Keyword'' box insert ``USCG-2012-0082'' and click 
``Search.'' Click the ``Open Docket Folder'' in the ``Actions'' column. 
You may also visit the DMF in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the 
DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
    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 Numbers: 1625-0012 and 1625-0040.

Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of 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 a Privacy Act statement 
regarding Coast Guard public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of 
the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Previous Request for Comments

    This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The 
Coast Guard published the 60-day notice (77 FR 17081, March 23, 2012) 
required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That Notice elicited no comments.

Information Collection Requests

    1. Title: Certificate of Discharge to Merchant Mariner.
    OMB Control Number: 1625-0012.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Shipping companies, masters or individuals in charge 
of a vessel.
    Abstract: Title 46, United States Code, 10311 requires each master 
or individual in charge of a vessel, for each merchant mariner being 
discharged from the vessel to prepare a Certificate of Discharge to 
Merchant Mariners and two copies. These documents are used to establish 
evidence of sea service aboard U.S. flagged merchant vessels for 
merchant mariners to upgrade their credentials, establish proof of 
eligibility for union and other benefits, and in litigation where 
vessel service is an issue.
    Forms: CG-718A.
    Burden Estimate The estimated burden has decreased from 2,443 hours 
to 1,478 hours.
    2. Title: Application for Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), 
Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate Evaluation Report, Small Vessel 
Sea Service Form, DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Form, Merchant Mariner 
Evaluation of Fitness for Entry Level Ratings, Merchant Mariner 
Credential, Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate, Recognition of 
Foreign Certificate.
    OMB Control Number: 1625-0040.
    Type of Request Revision of a currently approved collection
    Respondents: Applicants for Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC), 
whether original, renewal, duplicate, raise of grade, or a new 
endorsement on a previously issued MMC. Applicants for Medical 
Certificates to include Standards of Training, Certification and 
Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) endorsed credentialed mariners, and 
first-class pilots as defined in the proposed rules, Implementation of 
the Amendments to the International Convention on STCW for Seafarers, 
1978, and Changes to Domestic Endorsements (Docket No. USCG-2004-
17914).
    Abstract: The Application for Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), 
Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate Evaluation Report, Small Vessel 
Sea Service Form, DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Form, and Merchant 
Mariner Evaluation of Fitness for Entry Level Ratings, contains the 
following information: signature of applicant and supplementary 
material required to show that the mariner meets the mandatory 
requirements for the credential or medical certificate sought; proof of 
applicant passing all applicable vision, hearing, medical, and/or 
physical exams; negative chemical test for dangerous drugs; discharges 
or other documentary evidence of sea service indicating the name, 
tonnage, and propulsion power of the vessels, dates of service, 
capacity in which the applicant served, and on what waters.
    Forms: CG-719B, CG-719K, CG-719S, CG-719P, CG-719K/E, CG-4610, CG-
4610A, and CG-4610B.
    Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 54,416 
hours to 57,083 hours a year.

    Authority:  The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
chapter 35, as amended.


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    Dated: June 6, 2012.
R.E. Day,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, 
Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2012-14540 Filed 6-13-12; 8:45 am]
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