Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget, 32410-32411 [2013-12774]

Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 32410 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 104 / Thursday, May 30, 2013 / Notices government agency that has the day-to-day responsibility for its regulation. Well reasoned regulations, supported by timely, precise data, will engender greater support from the regulated community. That, in turn, should result in better compliance with regulations and an increased level of safety. The current budget constraints faced by various government agencies and non-profit groups with a direct interest in boating safety should also be considered. In reviewing the supporting documentation for this information request, it is apparent this is an ambitious undertaking that will require significant, on-going resources. As this information request is reviewed, we suggest consideration be given to the impact its funding might have on other boating safety programs, particularly those administered by the non-profit sector. We further believe that The U.S. Coast Guard should review the scope and methodology of the survey. In our view, gathering safety related information should be the priority. The breadth of this survey is too broad given current budget conditions. We also suggest greater use of the Internet, or other less costly methods to implement the survey. Given the continuing advances in access to the Internet by large sections of the United States populations (some 49 million U.S. households have such access) the Coast Guard should work to make greater use of this economical medium to gather data. The development of timely, accurate data should be integral to the Coast Guard’s recreational boating safety mission, and we support that goal. The cost of developing this data, which is funded by the recreational boating community itself through the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, must, however, be carefully managed. Other crucial boating safety programs should not be sacrificed in the process of gathering this information. Thoughtful deployment of these funds to maximize their safety benefit is crucial to the continued support of the recreational boating community. Thank you for the opportunity to provide our views on the proposed survey.’’ Answer: • Regarding the scope of the survey, the Coast Guard priority is to collect data that is pertinent to the safety program and will reduce redundancy and costs among federal and other partnering agencies. The Coast Guard will review its survey questionnaires before it is implemented, and strive to eliminate the collection of non-essential data. However, reducing the number of questions asked to survey participants will only have a marginal effect on the overall cost of the survey. This is due to the small number of questions that generally apply to the majority of survey respondents. Consequently, the Coast Guard will explore all cost-saving strategies to keep the survey costs reasonable. • Regarding the use of the Internet for collecting information from boaters, the Coast Guard is already using that data collection mode to a certain extent. In 2012, a substantial amount of boating trip information was collected with the Internet. However, the Internet was used primarily as an alternative data collection mode that was offered to survey participants recruited in a VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 May 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 panel from a previously selected random telephone sample. The Internet as the primary or sole data gathering tool is not yet widely used in government surveys, due to concerns that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has expressed about this approach. In a 2006 Memorandum for the President’s Management Council, entitled ‘‘Guidance on Agency Survey and Statistical Information Collections,’’ OMB indicated the following: ‘‘Recent estimates are that more than 50 percent of households have Internet access at home. Despite the increasing rate of Internet access in the U.S., there remain systematic differences in socio-demographic characteristics between those who have access to the Internet at home and those who do not. Thus, there are significant coverage errors in any sampling frame composed only of those who have access to the Internet, which could lead to biased estimates when generalizing to the national population.’’ Nevertheless, the Coast Guard will continue using the Internet as an alternative data collection mode for boaters who were previously selected using well-established sample selection methods. Information Collection Request Title: National Recreational Boating Survey. OMB Control Number: 1625–0089. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Recreational boating participants and owners of recreational vessels. Abstract: The Coast Guard National Recreational Boating Survey collects data on recreational boating participants and exposure to hazards. The goal is for the Boating Safety Division to draw a general statistical profile of the U.S. recreational boating population. Of particular importance will be statistics on the type of boats used, activities associated with them, boat operators’ knowledge of safety measures, and duration of a typical boating day (referred to as ‘‘exposure’’). Exposure data will be used to derive a reliable measure of the risk associated with recreational boating that can be used in all jurisdictions. Forms: None. Burden Estimate: This is a biennial requirement. The estimated burden has increased from 10,880 hours to 13,050 hours a year. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. Dated: May 20, 2013. R.E. Day, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2013–12775 Filed 5–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2013–0037] Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget Coast Guard, DHS. Thirty-day notice requesting comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an approval of revisions to the following collection of information: 1625–0086, Great Lakes Pilotage. 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 July 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket [USCG–2013– 0037], please use only one of the following means: (1) Online: http:// www.regulations.gov. (2) Mail: Docket Management Facility (DMF) (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. (3) Hand deliver: 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. 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. A copy of the ICR is available through the docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Additionally, a copy is available from: COMMANDANT (CG–612), ATTN PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT MANAGER, US COAST GUARD, 2100 2ND ST. SW., SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 104 / Thursday, May 30, 2013 / Notices STOP 7101, WASHINGTON DC 20593– 7101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Anthony Smith, Office of Information Management, telephone 202–475–3532, or fax 202–475–3929, for questions on these documents. Contact Ms. Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202–366–9826, for questions on the docket. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 this ICR should be granted based on the collection 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 collection; 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. These comments will help OIRA determine whether to approve the ICR referred to in this Notice. We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. Comments to Coast Guard or OIRA must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR. They must also contain the docket number of this request, [USCG 2013–0037], and must be received by July 1, 2013. 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–2013–0037], indicate the specific section of the document to which each comment applies, providing VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 May 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 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– 2013–0037’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box. 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 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–2013– 0037’’ and click ‘‘Search.’’ Click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ in the ‘‘Actions’’ column. You may also visit the DMF 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. OIRA posts its decisions on ICRs online at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain after the comment period for each ICR. An OMB Notice of Action on each ICR will become available via a hyperlink in the OMB Control Number: [1625–0086]. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 32411 association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the Privacy Act statement regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Previous Request for Comments This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The Coast Guard published the 60-day notice (78 FR 12083, February 21, 2013) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That Notice elicited no comments. Information Collection Request Title: Great Lakes Pilotage. OMB Control Number: 1625–0086. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: The three U.S. pilot associations regulated by the Office of Great Lakes Pilotage and members of the public applying to become Great Lakes Registered Pilots. Abstract: The Office of Great Lakes Pilotage is seeking a revision of OMB’s current approval for Great Lakes Pilotage data collection requirements for the three U.S. pilot associations it regulates. This revision would require continued submission of data to an electronic collection system. This system is identified as the Great Lakes Electronic Pilot Management System which will eventually replace the manual paper submissions currently used to collect data on bridge hours, vessel delay, vessel detention, vessel cancellation, vessel movage, pilot travel, revenues, pilot availability and related data. This revision ensures the required data is available in a timely manner and allows immediate accessibility to data crucial from both an operational and rate-making standpoint. Additionally, this revision adds inclusion of a registration form (CG–4509) required to be completed by all registered and applicant pilots. Forms: CG–4509. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden increases to 19 hours a year with the addition of CG–4509 to this collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: May 20, 2013. R.E. Day, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2013–12774 Filed 5–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 104 (Thursday, May 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[USCG-2013-0037]


Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management 
and Budget

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Thirty-day notice requesting comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), 
abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an approval of 
revisions to the following collection of information: 1625-0086, Great 
Lakes Pilotage. 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 July 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket [USCG-2013-
0037], please use only one of the following means:
    (1) Online: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Mail: Docket Management Facility (DMF) (M-30), U.S. Department 
of Transportation (DOT), West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    (3) Hand deliver: 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.
    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.
    A copy of the ICR is available through the docket on the Internet 
at http://www.regulations.gov. Additionally, a copy is available from: 
COMMANDANT (CG-612), ATTN PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT MANAGER, US COAST 
GUARD, 2100 2ND ST. SW.,

[[Page 32411]]

STOP 7101, WASHINGTON DC 20593-7101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Anthony Smith, Office of 
Information Management, telephone 202-475-3532, or fax 202-475-3929, 
for questions on these documents. Contact Ms. Barbara Hairston, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, 202-366-9826, for questions on the docket.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 this ICR should be 
granted based on the collection 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 collection; 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. These comments will help OIRA determine whether to approve 
the ICR referred to in this Notice.
    We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments 
and related materials. Comments to Coast Guard or OIRA must contain the 
OMB Control Number of the ICR. They must also contain the docket number 
of this request, [USCG 2013-0037], and must be received by July 1, 
2013. 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-2013-0037], 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-2013-0037'' in the 
``Keyword'' box. 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 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-2013-0037'' and click 
``Search.'' Click the ``Open Docket Folder'' in the ``Actions'' column. 
You may also visit the DMF 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.
    OIRA posts its decisions on ICRs online at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain after the comment period for each ICR. An OMB Notice 
of Action on each ICR will become available via a hyperlink in the OMB 
Control Number: [1625-0086].

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 
regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the 
Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Previous Request for Comments

    This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The 
Coast Guard published the 60-day notice (78 FR 12083, February 21, 
2013) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That Notice elicited no 
comments.

Information Collection Request

    Title: Great Lakes Pilotage.
    OMB Control Number: 1625-0086.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: The three U.S. pilot associations regulated by the 
Office of Great Lakes Pilotage and members of the public applying to 
become Great Lakes Registered Pilots.
    Abstract: The Office of Great Lakes Pilotage is seeking a revision 
of OMB's current approval for Great Lakes Pilotage data collection 
requirements for the three U.S. pilot associations it regulates. This 
revision would require continued submission of data to an electronic 
collection system. This system is identified as the Great Lakes 
Electronic Pilot Management System which will eventually replace the 
manual paper submissions currently used to collect data on bridge 
hours, vessel delay, vessel detention, vessel cancellation, vessel 
movage, pilot travel, revenues, pilot availability and related data. 
This revision ensures the required data is available in a timely manner 
and allows immediate accessibility to data crucial from both an 
operational and rate-making standpoint. Additionally, this revision 
adds inclusion of a registration form (CG-4509) required to be 
completed by all registered and applicant pilots.
    Forms: CG-4509.
    Burden Estimate: The estimated burden increases to 19 hours a year 
with the addition of CG-4509 to this collection.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: May 20, 2013.
R.E. Day,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, 
Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2013-12774 Filed 5-29-13; 8:45 am]
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