[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Page 18417]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06668]



Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD 2013 0029]

Information Collection Available for Public Comments and 

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Maritime Administration's (MARAD's) intention to 
request extension of approval for three years of a currently approved 
information collection.

DATES: Comments should be submitted on or before May 28, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bill Kurfehs, Maritime Administration, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-
2318; or email: bill.kurfehs@dot.gov. Copies of this collection also 
can be obtained from that office.

    Title of Collection: Application and Reporting Requirements for 
Participation in the Maritime Security Program.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information 
    OMB Control Number: 2133-0525.
    Form Numbers: MA-172.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from date of approval by 
the Office of Management and Budget.
    Summary of Collection of Information: The Maritime Security Act of 
2003 provides for the enrollment of qualified vessels in the Maritime 
Security Program Fleet. Applications and amendments are used to select 
vessels for the fleet. Periodic reporting is used to monitor adherence 
of contractors to program parameters.
    Need and Use of the Information: The collected information is 
necessary for MARAD to determine if selected vessels are qualified to 
participate in the Maritime Security Program.
    Description of Respondents: Respondents are vessel operators.
    Annual Responses: 195.
    Annual Burden: 210 hours.
    Comments: Comments should refer to the docket number that appears 
at the top of this document. Written comments may be submitted to the 
Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE., Washington, DC 20590. Comments also may be submitted by electronic 
means via the Internet at http://regulations.gov. Specifically address 
whether this information collection is necessary for proper performance 
of the functions of the agency and will have practical utility, 
accuracy of the burden estimates, ways to minimize this burden, and 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected. All comments received will be available for examination 
at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT (or EST), Monday 
through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An electronic version of this 
document is available on the World Wide Web at http://regulations.gov.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our 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 DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78) or you may visit 

    Authority: 49 CFR 1.93.

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: March 19, 2013.
Christine Gurland,
Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-06668 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]