Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection, 5515 [2016-01863]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 21 (Tuesday, February 2, 2016)]
[Page 5515]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-01863]



Maritime Administration

[Docket No. DOT-MARAD-2016-0005]

Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information 

AGENCY: Maritime Administration (MARAD), Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A 
Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting 
comments on the following information collection was published on 
October 15, 2015 (80 FR 62167, No.199).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 3, 2016.

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.

    Title: Jones Act Vessel Availability Determinations.
    OMB Control Number: 2133-0545.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a Previously Approved Information 
    Abstract: The information is needed in order for the Maritime 
Administrator to make a timely and informed decision on the 
availability of coastwise qualified vessels in support of a request 
from the Department of Homeland Security prior to the final decision on 
granting a waiver request under 46 U.S.C. 501(b). The information will 
be specifically used to determine if there are coastwise qualified 
vessels available for a certain requirement.
    Affected Public: Coastwise qualified vessel owners, operators, 
charterers, brokers and representatives.
    Form(s): MA-1075, 1075A.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 85.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 255.
    Annual Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 383 hours.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and 
Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of 
Transportation, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.
    Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.93.

    Dated: January 12, 2016.
T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-01863 Filed 2-1-16; 8:45 am]