[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 21 (Thursday, January 31, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 6732]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02081]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Parts 173, 174, 181, and 187

[Docket No. USCG-2003-14963]
RIN 1625-AB45


Changes to Standard Numbering System, Vessel Identification 
System, and Boating Accident Report Database

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Rule; information collection approval.

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SUMMARY: On March 28, 2012, the Coast Guard amended its regulations 
related to numbering undocumented vessels and reporting boating 
accidents. The amendment affects three collections of information and 
adds to the recordkeeping and reporting requirements of vessel owners 
and agencies involved in issuing vessel registration and reporting 
boating accidents. This notice announces that the Office of Management 
and Budget approved changes to the collections of information with 
control numbers 1625-0003, 1625-0070, and 1625-0108, which will now be 
enforced.

DATES: The collection of information requirements under 33 CFR 
173.57(c), 174.16(b), 174.17(c), and 174.19(c) will be enforced 
beginning January 31, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
document, contact Mr. Jeff Ludwig, Office of Auxiliary and Boating 
Safety; telephone 202-372-1061, or email Jeffrey.A.Ludwig@uscg.mil. If 
you have questions about viewing the docket (USCG-2003-14963), call Ms. 
Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-
9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: With the exception of the revised collection 
of information provisions, the Changes to Standard Numbering System, 
Vessel Identification System, and Boating Accident Report Database rule 
became effective on April 27, 2012. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), an agency may not conduct or sponsor a 
collection of information until the collection is approved by the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Accordingly, the preamble to the 
final rule stated that the Coast Guard would not enforce the collection 
of information requirements in 33 CFR 173.57(c), 174.16(b), 174.17(c), 
and 174.19(c) until the collection of information requests were 
approved by OMB. The preamble also stated that the Coast Guard would 
publish a notice in the Federal Register informing the public of OMB's 
decision to approve, modify, or disapprove the collections.
    The Coast Guard submitted the information collection requests to 
OMB for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. OMB approved the collections of information on December 2, 2012, 
for 1625-0003, on December 16, 2012, for 1625-0108, and on December 27, 
2012, for 1625-0070. The approvals for these collections of information 
expire on December 31, 2015. Copies of the OMB notices of action are 
available in our online docket (USCG-2003-14963) at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Dated: January 16, 2013.
Paul F. Thomas,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections & Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2013-02081 Filed 1-30-13; 8:45 am]
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