[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 153 (Thursday, August 8, 2013)]
[Pages 48418-48419]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-19206]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Nautical 
Discrepancy Reporting System

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 7, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Dawn Forsythe, 301-713-2780 ext. 144, or 
[email protected].


I. Abstract

    This request is for a revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of 
Coast Survey is the nation's nautical chartmaker, maintaining and 
updating over a thousand charts covering the 3.5 million square 
nautical miles of coastal waters in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone 
and the Great Lakes. Coast Survey also writes and publishes the United 
States Coast Pilot[supreg], a series of nine nautical books that 
supplement nautical charts with essential marine information that 
cannot be shown graphically on the charts and are not readily available 
    Revision: Until recently, Coast Survey asked readers of the Coast 
Pilot to submit corrections or reports of inaccuracies by mailing or 
faxing a printed form found in the book. That form was discontinued. 
Now Coast Survey solicits information through the online Nautical 
Discrepancy Reporting

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System (http://ocsdata.ncd.noaa.gov/idrs/discrepancy.aspx).
    The data obtained through this system is used to update U.S. 
nautical charts and the United States Coast Pilot.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents can submit discrepancy reports electronically or by 
telephone (888-990-6622).

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0007.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a 
current information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions; federal 
government; state, local or tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 300.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: August 5, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-19206 Filed 8-7-13; 8:45 am]