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Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Background and Purpose Since 1998, Congress has passed a series of laws providing funding for projects, programs, and activities funded under the national recreational boating safety program, which is administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. For a detailed description of the legislative history, please see the Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act; Fiscal Year 2016 Notice published in the Federal Register on April 12, 2017 (82 FR 17671). These funds are available to the Secretary from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (Trust Fund) established under 26 U.S.C. 9504(a) for payment of Coast Guard expenses for personnel and activities directly related to coordinating and carrying out the national recreational boating safety program. Amounts made available under this subsection remain available during the two succeeding fiscal years. Any amount that is unexpended or unobligated at the end of the 3-year period during which it is available, shall be withdrawn by the Secretary and allocated to the States in addition to any other amounts available for allocation in the fiscal year in which they are withdrawn or the following fiscal year. Use of these funds requires compliance with standard Federal contracting rules with associated lead and processing times resulting in a lag time between available funds and spending. The total amount of funding transferred to the Coast Guard from the Trust Fund, and committed, obligated, and/or expended during fiscal year 2017 for each project is shown below. Specific Accounting of Funds The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to satisfy a requirement of the Fixing America’s Surface SUMMARY: PO 00000 Transportation Act that a detailed accounting of the projects, programs, and activities funded under the national recreational boating safety program provision of the Act be published annually in the Federal Register. This notice specifies the funding amounts the Coast Guard has committed, obligated, or expended during fiscal year 2017, as of September 30, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on this notice please contact Mr. Jeff Ludwig, U.S. Coast Guard, Regulations Development Manager, (202) 372–1061. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sfmt 4703 The total amount of funding transferred to the Coast Guard from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices Trust Fund and committed, obligated, and/or expended during fiscal year 2017 for each project is shown in the chart below. Project Description 46 USC 43 Compliance: Inspection Program/Boat Testing Program. 46 USC 43 Compliance: Staff Salaries and Travel. Provided for continuance of the national recreational boat compliance inspection program, which began in January 2001. Provided for personnel to oversee manufacturer compliance with 46 U.S.C. 43 requirements and staff travel to verify manufacturer compliance with 46 U.S.C. 43 requirements. Office supplies .............................................................................................................. Provided for maintaining the BARD Web System, which enables reporting authorities in the 50 States, five U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia to submit their accident reports electronically over a secure Internet connection. Provided contract personnel to conduct boating safety-related research and analysis. Provided for the collection of news stories of recreational boating accidents for more real time accident information and to identify accidents that may involve regulatory non-compliances or safety defects. Provided for member travel and meeting costs for the 96th & 97th National Boating Safety Advisory Council meetings. Provided to facilitate staff training on new grant management requirements ............. Provided for travel by employees of the Boating Safety Division to gather background and planning information for new recreational boating safety initiatives. Provided for 18 personnel directly related to coordinating and carrying out the national recreational boating safety program. Provided for printing of boating safety-related brochures ........................................... Provided for development and implementation of the 2018 National Recreational Boating Safety Survey. Administrative Overhead .......................... Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) Web System. Contract Personnel Support ..................... Boating Accident News Clipping Services National Boating Safety Advisory Council Grant Management Training ..................... Recreational Boating Safety Program Travel. Reimbursable Salaries .............................. Printing ...................................................... National Recreational Boating Safety Survey. Of the $7.8 million made available to the Coast Guard in fiscal year 2017, $6,439,358 has been committed, obligated, or expended and an additional $4,003,091 of prior fiscal year funds have been committed, obligated, or expended, as of September 30, 2017. The remainder of the FY16 and FY17 funds made available to the Coast Guard (approximately $3,367,929) may be retained for the allowable period for the National Recreational Boating Survey, other projects, or transferred into the pool of money available for allocation through the state grant program. Authority: This notice is issued pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552 and 46 U.S.C. 13107(c)(4). Dated: November 17, 2017. J.F. Williams, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections & Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–25393 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0055] Agency Information Collection Activities: Harbor Maintenance Fee U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 55849 60-day notice and request for comments; extension of an existing collection of information. ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than January 23, 2018 to be assured of consideration. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2010-1066]


Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and Activities 
Funded Under Provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation 
Act; Fiscal Year 2017

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to satisfy a 
requirement of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act that a 
detailed accounting of the projects, programs, and activities funded 
under the national recreational boating safety program provision of the 
Act be published annually in the Federal Register. This notice 
specifies the funding amounts the Coast Guard has committed, obligated, 
or expended during fiscal year 2017, as of September 30, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on this notice please 
contact Mr. Jeff Ludwig, U.S. Coast Guard, Regulations Development 
Manager, (202) 372-1061.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background and Purpose

    Since 1998, Congress has passed a series of laws providing funding 
for projects, programs, and activities funded under the national 
recreational boating safety program, which is administered by the U.S. 
Coast Guard. For a detailed description of the legislative history, 
please see the Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and 
Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Fixing America's Surface 
Transportation Act; Fiscal Year 2016 Notice published in the Federal 
Register on April 12, 2017 (82 FR 17671).
    These funds are available to the Secretary from the Sport Fish 
Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (Trust Fund) established under 26 
U.S.C. 9504(a) for payment of Coast Guard expenses for personnel and 
activities directly related to coordinating and carrying out the 
national recreational boating safety program. Amounts made available 
under this subsection remain available during the two succeeding fiscal 
years. Any amount that is unexpended or unobligated at the end of the 
3-year period during which it is available, shall be withdrawn by the 
Secretary and allocated to the States in addition to any other amounts 
available for allocation in the fiscal year in which they are withdrawn 
or the following fiscal year.
    Use of these funds requires compliance with standard Federal 
contracting rules with associated lead and processing times resulting 
in a lag time between available funds and spending. The total amount of 
funding transferred to the Coast Guard from the Trust Fund, and 
committed, obligated, and/or expended during fiscal year 2017 for each 
project is shown below.

Specific Accounting of Funds

    The total amount of funding transferred to the Coast Guard from the 
Sport Fish Restoration and Boating

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Trust Fund and committed, obligated, and/or expended during fiscal year 
2017 for each project is shown in the chart below.

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            Project                    Description             Cost
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46 USC 43 Compliance:            Provided for                 $1,837,556
 Inspection Program/Boat          continuance of the
 Testing Program.                 national recreational
                                  boat compliance
                                  inspection program,
                                  which began in January
                                  2001.
46 USC 43 Compliance: Staff      Provided for personnel          528,210
 Salaries and Travel.             to oversee
                                  manufacturer
                                  compliance with 46
                                  U.S.C. 43 requirements
                                  and staff travel to
                                  verify manufacturer
                                  compliance with 46
                                  U.S.C. 43 requirements.
Administrative Overhead........  Office supplies........          12,117
Boating Accident Report          Provided for                    290,343
 Database (BARD) Web System.      maintaining the BARD
                                  Web System, which
                                  enables reporting
                                  authorities in the 50
                                  States, five U.S.
                                  Territories, and the
                                  District of Columbia
                                  to submit their
                                  accident reports
                                  electronically over a
                                  secure Internet
                                  connection.
Contract Personnel Support.....  Provided contract               634,390
                                  personnel to conduct
                                  boating safety-related
                                  research and analysis.
Boating Accident News Clipping   Provided for the                 25,000
 Services.                        collection of news
                                  stories of
                                  recreational boating
                                  accidents for more
                                  real time accident
                                  information and to
                                  identify accidents
                                  that may involve
                                  regulatory non-
                                  compliances or safety
                                  defects.
National Boating Safety          Provided for member              56,230
 Advisory Council.                travel and meeting
                                  costs for the 96th &
                                  97th National Boating
                                  Safety Advisory
                                  Council meetings.
Grant Management Training......  Provided to facilitate          130,883
                                  staff training on new
                                  grant management
                                  requirements.
Recreational Boating Safety      Provided for travel by          113,780
 Program Travel.                  employees of the
                                  Boating Safety
                                  Division to gather
                                  background and
                                  planning information
                                  for new recreational
                                  boating safety
                                  initiatives.
Reimbursable Salaries..........  Provided for 18               2,438,844
                                  personnel directly
                                  related to
                                  coordinating and
                                  carrying out the
                                  national recreational
                                  boating safety program.
Printing.......................  Provided for printing           350,000
                                  of boating safety-
                                  related brochures.
National Recreational Boating    Provided for                  4,025,096
 Safety Survey.                   development and
                                  implementation of the
                                  2018 National
                                  Recreational Boating
                                  Safety Survey.
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    Of the $7.8 million made available to the Coast Guard in fiscal 
year 2017, $6,439,358 has been committed, obligated, or expended and an 
additional $4,003,091 of prior fiscal year funds have been committed, 
obligated, or expended, as of September 30, 2017. The remainder of the 
FY16 and FY17 funds made available to the Coast Guard (approximately 
$3,367,929) may be retained for the allowable period for the National 
Recreational Boating Survey, other projects, or transferred into the 
pool of money available for allocation through the state grant program.

    Authority: This notice is issued pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552 and 46 
U.S.C. 13107(c)(4).

    Dated: November 17, 2017.
J.F. Williams,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections & Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-25393 Filed 11-22-17; 8:45 am]
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