Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625-0108, 51826-51827 [E7-17815]

Download as PDF 51826 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 11, 2007 / Notices Dated: September 4, 2007. D. T. Glenn, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. E7–17814 Filed 9–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2007–29070] Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625– 0108 Coast Guard, DHS. Request for comments. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625–0108, Standard Numbering System for Undocumented Vessels. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below. DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before November 13, 2007. ADDRESSES: To make sure your comments and related material do not enter the docket [USCG–2007–29070] more than once, please submit them by only one of the following means: (1) By mail to the Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT),West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. (2) By delivery to room W12–140 at the address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (202) 366–9329. (3) By fax to the Facility at (202) 493– 2298. (4) Electronically through the Web site for the Docket Management System (DMS) at http://dms.dot.gov. The Docket Management Facility 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 this docket and will be available for inspection or copying at room W12–140 on the West Building Ground Floor, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Sep 10, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 this docket on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov. Copies of the complete ICRs are available through this docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Additionally, copies are available from Commandant (CG–611), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, (Attn: Mr. Arthur Requina), 2100 2nd Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593–0001. The telephone number is 202–475–3523. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Arthur Requina, Office of Information Management, telephone 202–475–3523, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public participation and request for comments We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. We will post all comments received, without change, to http://dms.dot.gov. They will include any personal information you provide. We have an agreement with DOT to use their Docket Management Facility. Please see the paragraph on DOT’s ‘‘Privacy Act Policy’’ below. Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include your name and address, identify the docket number [USCG–2007–29070], 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 by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the Docket Management Facility at the address under ADDRESSES; but please submit them by only one means. If you submit them by mail or delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them 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. We may change the documents supporting this collection of information or even the underlying requirements in view of them. Viewing comments and documents: Go to http://dms.dot.gov to view comments and documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket. Conduct a simple search using PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the docket number. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in 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. Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of all 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 the Privacy Act Statement of DOT in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. Information Collection Request Title: Standard Numbering System for Undocumented Vessels. OMB Control Number: 1625–0108. Summary: The Standard Numbering System (SNS) collects information on undocumented vessels/owners operating on waters subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. A vessel is considered undocumented if it has not been issued a certificate under 46 U.S.C chapter 121. Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies use information from the system for enforcement of boating laws and theft/ fraud investigations. Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., the need has increased for identification of undocumented vessels meeting port security and other missions to safeguard the homeland. Need: Paragraph (a) of 46 U.S.C. 12301 requires undocumented vessels equipped with propulsion machinery of any kind to be numbered in the State where they are principally operated. In 46 U.S.C. 12302(a), Congress authorized the Secretary to prescribe, by regulation, a SNS, directing approval of a State numbering system if it is consistent therewith. Per DHS Delegation No. 0170.1 section 2 (92)(h), the Secretary has delegated his authority under 46 U.S.C. 12301 and 12302 to the Commandant of the Coast Guard. Regulations requiring the numbering of undocumented vessels are in 33 CFR part 173; those applicable to the States for approval of their systems are contained in 33 CFR part 174. For States not having an approved system, the Federal Government (Coast Guard) must administer the vessel numbering. Currently, all 50 States and 5 Territories have approved numbering systems. In 2006, there were nearly 13 million undocumented vessels registered by the States. The SNS collects information on undocumented vessels/owners. States submit reports E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 11, 2007 / Notices annually to the Coast Guard on the number, size, construction, etc., of vessels they have numbered. This information is used by the Coast Guard in (1) publication of ‘‘Boating Statistics’’ reports required by 46 U.S.C. 6102(b), and (2) for allocation of Federal funds to assist States in carrying out the Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Program established by 46 U.S.C. chapter 131. On a daily basis, or as warranted, Federal, State, and local law enforcement personnel use SNS information from their system for enforcement of boating laws and for theft/fraud investigations. Additionally, when encountering a vessel suspected of illegal activity, information from the SNS increases officer safety by assisting boarding officers in determining how best to approach a vessel. Respondents: Owners of all undocumented vessels propelled by machinery are required by Federal law to apply for a number from the issuing authority of the State in which they are to be principally operated. In addition, States may require other vessels, such as sailboats or even canoes and kayaks, to be numbered. Owners may include individuals or households, non-profit organizations, and small businesses (e.g., liveries offering recreational vessels for rental by the public) or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 15,507 hours to 286,458 hours a year. Dated: September 4, 2007. D. T. Glenn, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. E7–17815 Filed 9–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Proposed Action Coast Guard [Docket No. CGD08–07–021] Proposed Bridge Over the Amite River Diversion Canal, Mile 3.37, Near Head of Island, Livingston Parish, LA Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of public hearing. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed bridge across the Amite River Diversion Canal, mile 3.37, located in Sections 32 and 33, Township 9 South, Range 4 West, near VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Sep 10, 2007 Jkt 211001 Head of Island, Livingston Parish, Louisiana. The hearing will focus on the issue concerning the vertical clearance of the proposed bridge, which will measure 22.4 feet at Mean High Water, elevation 3.0 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD). Comments regarding impacts that the proposed bridge project may have on navigation of the Amite River Diversion Canal and the environment will be of particular relevance to the Coast Guard’s bridge permitting responsibilities. DATES: This hearing will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2007, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The meeting will close early if all business is finished. Attendees at the hearing who wish to present testimony and have not previously made a request to do so, will follow those having submitted a request, as time permits. Written material and requests to make oral comment must be received by the Bridge Administrator at the address given under ADDRESSES on or before October 10, 2007. ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held at the St. Amant Primary School at 44365 Highway 429, St. Amant, LA. Send written material and requests to make oral comment to Mr. David Frank, Bridge Administrator, Commander (dpb), Eighth Coast Guard District, Hale Boggs Federal Building, 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Commander (dpb) maintains the public docket and comments and material received from the public will become part of docket [CGD08–07–021] and will be available for inspection or copying at the above address between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions regarding this notice or the proposed project, call Mr. David Frank, Eighth Coast Guard District, Bridge Administrator, telephone (504) 671–2128. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Amite River Diversion Canal bridge will provide access to the properties of Blind River Properties, Inc. (BRP) for development of additional residential lots. The proposed alternative will use an existing access road, Home Port Drive, to reach the selected site of the proposed bridge, which is located on BRP property including the water bottom of the Amite River Diversion Canal. The proposed bridge location and approaches were selected from other alternatives to minimize damages to the environment, residences, and commercial businesses. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51827 The proposed bridge has a vertical clearance of 22.4 feet at Mean High Water, elevation 3.0 feet NGVD to ensure adequate clearance for all but one vessel currently using this portion of the Amite River Diversion Canal. All other boats moored between the Highway 22 Bridge and the proposed bridge can navigate through the proposed clearance. Any addition to the vertical clearance would require significant wetland impacts from the bridge approaches based on their design criteria. BRP offered a mitigation package to the single vessel owner but this package was refused. The largest commercial tow company using the Amite River Diversion Canal on a routine basis does not object to the proposed bridge. Larger commercial tows have not existed on the Amite River Diversion Canal in almost two decades. Procedural All interested parties will have an opportunity to be heard and to present evidence regarding the impacts of the proposed bridge project. Written statements and other exhibits in lieu of, or in addition to, oral statements at the hearing must be submitted to the Bridge Administrator at the address listed under ADDRESSES on or before October 10, 2007, to be included in the Public Hearing transcript. Comments, including names, may be published as part of the Final Environmental Assessment. All submissions will be available for public inspection in their entirety. Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information about facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the Commander (dpb), Eighth Coast Guard District. Please request these services by contacting the Bridge Administrator at the phone number under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT or in writing at the address listed under ADDRESSES. Any requests for an oral or sign language interpreter must be received as soon as possible. Dated: September 4, 2007. Hala Elgaaly, Chief, Office of Bridge Administration, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. E7–17801 Filed 9–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 175 (Tuesday, September 11, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2007-29070]


Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management 
and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625-0108

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an 
extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 
1625-0108, Standard Numbering System for Undocumented Vessels. Before 
submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as 
described below.

DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before November 13, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: To make sure your comments and related material do not enter 
the docket [USCG-2007-29070] more than once, please submit them by only 
one of the following means:
    (1) By mail to the Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT),West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.
    (2) By delivery to room W12-140 at the address given in paragraph 
(1) above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays. The telephone number is (202) 366-9329.
    (3) By fax to the Facility at (202) 493-2298.
    (4) Electronically through the Web site for the Docket Management 
System (DMS) at http://dms.dot.gov.
    The Docket Management Facility 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 this 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 this docket 
on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov.
    Copies of the complete ICRs are available through this docket on 
the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Additionally, copies are available 
from Commandant (CG-611), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, (Attn: Mr. 
Arthur Requina), 2100 2nd Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001. The 
telephone number is 202-475-3523.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Arthur Requina, Office of 
Information Management, telephone 202-475-3523, 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public participation and request for comments

    We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments 
and related materials. We will post all comments received, without 
change, to http://dms.dot.gov. They will include any personal 
information you provide. We have an agreement with DOT to use their 
Docket Management Facility. Please see the paragraph on DOT's ``Privacy 
Act Policy'' below.
    Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include your 
name and address, identify the docket number [USCG-2007-29070], 
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 by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to 
the Docket Management Facility at the address under ADDRESSES; but 
please submit them by only one means. If you submit them by mail or 
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 them 
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. 
We may change the documents supporting this collection of information 
or even the underlying requirements in view of them.
    Viewing comments and documents: Go to http://dms.dot.gov to view 
comments and documents mentioned in this notice as being available in 
the docket. Conduct a simple search using the docket number. You may 
also visit the Docket Management Facility in 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.
    Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of all 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 the Privacy 
Act Statement of DOT in the Federal Register published on April 11, 
2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov.

Information Collection Request

    Title: Standard Numbering System for Undocumented Vessels.
    OMB Control Number: 1625-0108.
    Summary: The Standard Numbering System (SNS) collects information 
on undocumented vessels/owners operating on waters subject to the 
jurisdiction of the U.S. A vessel is considered undocumented if it has 
not been issued a certificate under 46 U.S.C chapter 121. Federal, 
State, and local law enforcement agencies use information from the 
system for enforcement of boating laws and theft/fraud investigations. 
Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., the need 
has increased for identification of undocumented vessels meeting port 
security and other missions to safeguard the homeland.
    Need: Paragraph (a) of 46 U.S.C. 12301 requires undocumented 
vessels equipped with propulsion machinery of any kind to be numbered 
in the State where they are principally operated. In 46 U.S.C. 
12302(a), Congress authorized the Secretary to prescribe, by 
regulation, a SNS, directing approval of a State numbering system if it 
is consistent therewith. Per DHS Delegation No. 0170.1 section 2 
(92)(h), the Secretary has delegated his authority under 46 U.S.C. 
12301 and 12302 to the Commandant of the Coast Guard. Regulations 
requiring the numbering of undocumented vessels are in 33 CFR part 173; 
those applicable to the States for approval of their systems are 
contained in 33 CFR part 174.
    For States not having an approved system, the Federal Government 
(Coast Guard) must administer the vessel numbering. Currently, all 50 
States and 5 Territories have approved numbering systems. In 2006, 
there were nearly 13 million undocumented vessels registered by the 
States. The SNS collects information on undocumented vessels/owners. 
States submit reports

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annually to the Coast Guard on the number, size, construction, etc., of 
vessels they have numbered. This information is used by the Coast Guard 
in (1) publication of ``Boating Statistics'' reports required by 46 
U.S.C. 6102(b), and (2) for allocation of Federal funds to assist 
States in carrying out the Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Program 
established by 46 U.S.C. chapter 131.
    On a daily basis, or as warranted, Federal, State, and local law 
enforcement personnel use SNS information from their system for 
enforcement of boating laws and for theft/fraud investigations. 
Additionally, when encountering a vessel suspected of illegal activity, 
information from the SNS increases officer safety by assisting boarding 
officers in determining how best to approach a vessel.
    Respondents: Owners of all undocumented vessels propelled by 
machinery are required by Federal law to apply for a number from the 
issuing authority of the State in which they are to be principally 
operated. In addition, States may require other vessels, such as 
sailboats or even canoes and kayaks, to be numbered. Owners may include 
individuals or households, non-profit organizations, and small 
businesses (e.g., liveries offering recreational vessels for rental by 
the public) or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 15,507 
hours to 286,458 hours a year.

    Dated: September 4, 2007.
D. T. Glenn,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, 
Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology.
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