[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 132 (Tuesday, July 10, 2012)]
[Pages 40624-40626]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16787]



Coast Guard


Information Collection Requests to Office of Management and 

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Sixty-day notice requesting comments.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests 
(ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of 
revisions to the following collections of information: 1625-0027,

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Vessel Documentation and 1625-0104, Barges Carrying Bulk Hazardous 
Materials. Additionally, the U.S. Coast Guard requests an extension of 
its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0052, 
Nondestructive Testing of Certain Cargo Tanks on Unmanned Barges. Our 
ICRs describe the information we seek to collect from the public. 
Before submitting these ICRs to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting 
comments as described below.

DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before September 10, 

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket 
number [USCG-2012-0598] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the 
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). To avoid duplicate 
submissions, please use only one of the following means:
    (1) Online: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Mail: DMF (M-30), DOT, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-
140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    (3) Hand delivery: 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. To ensure your comments are received in a 
timely manner, mark the fax, to attention Desk Officer for the Coast 
    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.


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, including the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. In response to your comments, we may revise these ICRs or 
decide not to seek approval for the Collections. We will consider all 
comments and material received during the comment period.
    We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments 
and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of 
the ICR and the docket number of this request, [USCG-2012-0598], and 
must be received by September 10, 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-
2012-0598], 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 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. To submit your comment online, go 
to http://www.regulations.gov, and type ``USCG-2012-0598'' in the 
``Keyword'' box. If you submit your comments by mail or hand 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 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-2012-0598'' 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.

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).

Information Collection Requests

    1. Title: Vessel Documentation.
    OMB Control Number: 1625-0027.
    Summary: The information collected will be used to establish the 
eligibility of a vessel to: (a) Be documented as a ``vessel of the 
United States,'' (b) engage in a particular trade, and/or (c) become 
the object of a preferred ship's mortgage.

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The information collected concerns citizenship of owner/applicant and 
build, tonnage and markings of a vessel.
    Need: Title 46 U.S.C. Chapters 121, 123, 125 and 313 requires the 
documentation of vessels. A Certificate of Documentation is required 
for the operation of a vessel in certain trades, serves as evidence of 
vessel nationality and permits a vessel to be subject to preferred 
    Forms: CG-1258, CG-1261, CG-1270, CG-1280, CG-1340, CG-1356, CG-
4593, CG-5542, CG-7042, and CG-7043.
    Respondents: Owners/builders of yachts and commercial vessels of at 
least 5 net tons.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 54,466 
hours to 67,882 hours a year.
    2. Title: Nondestructive Testing of Certain Cargo Tanks on Unmanned 
    OMB Control Number: 1625-0052.
    Summary: The Coast Guard uses the results of nondestructive testing 
to evaluate the suitability of older pressure-vessel-type cargo tanks 
of unmanned barges to remain in service. Such a tank, on an unmanned 
barge, 30 years old or older is subjected to nondestructive testing 
once every ten years.
    Need: Under Title 46 U.S.C. 3703, the Coast Guard is responsible 
for ensuring safe shipment of liquid dangerous cargoes and has 
promulgated regulations for certain barges to ensure the meeting of 
safety standards.
    Forms: N/A.
    Respondents: Owners of tank barges.
    Frequency: Every 10 years.
    Burden Estimate: The estimated burden remains 130 hours a year.
    3. Title: Barges Carrying Bulk Hazardous Materials.
    OMB Control Number: 1625-0104.
    Summary: This information is needed to ensure the safe shipment of 
bulk hazardous liquids in barges. The requirements are necessary to 
ensure that barges meet safety standards and to ensure that barges' 
crewmembers have the information necessary to operate barges safely.
    Need: Title 46 U.S.C. 3703 authorizes the Coast Guard to prescribe 
rules related to the carriage of liquid bulk dangerous cargoes. Title 
46 CFR part 151 prescribes rules for barges carrying bulk liquid 
hazardous materials.
    Forms: N/A.
    Respondents: Owners and operators of tank barges.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 29,281 
hours a year to 28,958 hours.

    Dated: June 29, 2012.
R.E. Day,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, 
Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2012-16787 Filed 7-9-12; 8:45 am]