[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 26, 2014)]
[Pages 50980-50981]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20323]



[ Docket No. DOT-MARAD 2014-0120]

Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information 
Collection(s): Application for Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for 
Small Passenger Vessels

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments


SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments 
about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information to 
be collected is necessary in order to process applications for waivers 
of the coastwise trade laws and to determine the effect of waivers of 
the coastwise trade laws on United States vessel builders and United 
States-built vessel coastwise trade businesses. We are required to 
publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by October 27, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. MARAD-
2014-0120] through one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West 
Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Hokana, 202-366-0760, Office 
of Cargo and Commercial Sealift, Maritime Administration, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, 
DC 20590, Email: Michael.Hokana@dot.gov.

    Title: Application for Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for Small 
Passenger Vessels
    Form Numbers: MA-1023
    Type of Review: Renewal of previously approved information 
    Background: Owners of small passenger vessels desiring waiver of 
the coastwise trade laws affecting small passenger vessels will be 
required to file

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a written application and justification for waiver to the Maritime 
Administration (MARAD). The agency will review the application and make 
a determination whether to grant the requested waiver.
    Number of Respondents: 95
    Frequency: Annually
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 1 hour
    Total Annual Burden: 95 hours
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the Department's 
performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the 
Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the 
information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized 
without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency 
will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.
    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:  The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.93.

    Dated: August 21, 2014.
Julie P. Agarwal,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-20323 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]