Agency Information Collection Request: 60-Day Public Comment Request, 25275-25276 [2019-11385]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 105 / Friday, May 31, 2019 / Notices OMB Approval Number: 3072–0018 (Expired March 31, 2019). Abstract: The Shipping Act of 1984 (the Act), 46 U.S.C. 40101–41309 (2006), as modified by Public Law 105–258 (The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998) and Section 424 of Public Law 105–383 (The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998), provides that no person in the United States may act as an ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) unless that person holds a license issued by the Commission. The Commission shall issue an OTI license to any person that the Commission determines to be qualified by experience and character to act as an OTI. Further, no person may act as an OTI unless that person furnishes a bond, proof of insurance, or other surety in a form and amount determined by the Commission to ensure financial responsibility. The Commission has implemented the Act’s OTI requirements in regulations contained in 46 CFR part 515, including financial responsibility Forms FMC–48, FMC–67, FMC–68, and FMC–69, Optional Rider Forms FMC–48A and FMC–69A, its related license application Form FMC–18, and the related foreign-based unlicensed NVOCC registration/renewal Form FMC–65. Type of Request: Reinstatement, with changes of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. Proposed Changes: The proposed changes to the collection reflect proposed changes to Part 515 in a recent rulemaking, which include: (a) Removing optional paper application process and related reference to fee amounts; (b) clarifying language specifying who can be the Qualifying Individual in a partnership between entities other than individuals; (c) updating description of processes regarding renewals, bonds, and terminations; (d) expanding the types of applications subject to direct Commission review to include applicants employing the same officers, managers, or members of an OTI whose license was revoked or denied within the previous three years; (e) clarifying that sureties provide the organization number of OTIs with claim details for registered NVOCCs; (f) adding the submission of Form FMC–1 prior to being licensed; and (g) deleting reference to availability of the Regulated Person’s Index (RPI) upon request. Most of the proposed changes seek to streamline licensing, registration, renewal, and termination processes so that the Commission and licensees and registrants can receive and transmit VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 May 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 documents electronically; remove references to paper application and registration forms on the basis that no requests for waivers were received; and assist carriers in verifying an NVOCC’s compliance with OTI licensing, tariff, and financial responsibility requirements by adding the requirement that Form FMC–1 be submitted prior to issuance of an OTI license. Electronic filing of applications, registrations, and financial responsibility documents reduces cost to OTIs and the Commission and facilitates Commission review and issuance of OTI licenses and registrations. The Commission currently issues OTI licenses upon receipt of evidence of financial responsibility. Licensees that are NVOCCs must publish a tariff and notify the Commission using Form FMC–1, prior to commencing NVOCC service. The proposed change to issue an NVOCC OTI license upon receipt of financial responsibility and Form FMC–1 will assist common carriers in determining an NVOCC’s compliance with the OTI licensing, tariff, and financial responsibility requirements. Foreignregistered NVOCCs submit a Form FMC–65, Form FMC–1, and evidence of financial responsibility to the Commission prior to commencing NVOCC service. The Commission is clarifying that sureties provide the organization number of OTIs with claim details for registered NVOCCs. The sureties currently provide similar identifying information for licensed OTIs. Data contained in the RPI can be downloaded at no cost from the Commission’s website, and therefore the Commission is proposing to delete reference of the availability of the RPI. Purpose: The Commission uses information obtained under this part and through Form FMC–18 to determine the qualifications of OTIs and their compliance with the Act and regulations and to enable the Commission to discharge its duties under the Act by ensuring that OTIs maintain acceptable evidence of financial responsibility. If the collection of information were not conducted, there would be no basis upon which the Commission could determine if applicants are qualified for licensing. The Commission would also not be able to effectively assess the compliance of foreign-based unlicensed NVOCCs without the required registration information. Frequency: This information is collected when applicants apply for a license or registration, complete the triennial renewal, or when existing licensees or registrants change certain information in their application forms. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25275 Type of Respondents: The types of respondents are persons desiring to obtain or maintain a license or registration to act as an OTI. Under the Act, OTIs may be either an ocean freight forwarder, a non-vessel-operating common carrier, or both. Number of Annual Respondents: The Commission estimates a potential annual respondent universe of 6,475 entities. Estimated Time per Response: The time per response to complete application Form FMC–18 averages 2 hours and to complete the triennial renewal is 10 minutes. The time to complete a financial responsibility form averages 20 minutes. The time to complete Form FMC–65 to submit or renew a registration as a foreign-based unlicensed NVOCC averages 10 minutes. Total Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the total annual burden at 3,941 hours. Rachel Dickon, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–11386 Filed 5–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6731–AA–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Request: 60-Day Public Comment Request Federal Maritime Commission. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Maritime Commission invites comments on the continuing information collection (reinstatement of the information collection with no changes) listed below in this notice. DATES: Comments must be submitted on July 30, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by the following methods. Please reference the information collection’s title and OMB number in your comments. • Email: omd@fmc.gov. Comments should be attached to the email as a Microsoft Word or text-searchable PDF document. Only non-confidential and public versions of confidential comments should be submitted by email. • Mail: Karen V. Gregory, Managing Director, Office of the Managing Director, Federal Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20573. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 25276 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 105 / Friday, May 31, 2019 / Notices To obtain additional information, copies of the information collection and instructions, or copies of any comments received, contact Donna Lee, Management Analyst, Office of the Managing Director, Federal Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20573, (Telephone: (202) 523–5800), dlee@ fmc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments The Federal Maritime Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the continuing information collection listed in this notice, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Comments submitted in response to this notice will be included or summarized in our request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the relevant information collection. All comments are part of the public record and subject to disclosure. Please do not include any confidential or inappropriate material in your comments. We invite comments on: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Information Collection Open for Comment Title: 46 CFR part 535—Ocean Common Carrier and Marine Terminal Operator Agreements Subject to the Shipping Act of 1984. OMB Approval Number: 3072–0045. Abstract: Section 4 of the Shipping Act of 1984, 46 U.S.C. 40301(a)–(c), identifies certain agreements by or among ocean common carriers (carriers) and marine terminal operators (MTOs) that fall within the jurisdiction of that Act. Section 5 of the Act, 46 U.S.C. 40302, requires that carriers and MTOs file those agreements with the Federal Maritime Commission. Section 6 of the Act, 46 U.S.C. 40304, 40306, and 41307(b)–(d), specifies the Commission actions that may be taken with respect to filed agreements, including requiring the submission of additional information. Section 15 of the Act, 46 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 May 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 U.S.C. 40104, authorizes the Commission to require that carriers and MTOs, among other persons, file periodic or special reports. Requests for additional information and the filing of periodic or special reports are meant to assist the Commission in fulfilling its statutory mandate of overseeing the activities of the ocean transportation industry. These reports are necessary so that the Commission can monitor agreement parties’ activities to determine how or if their activities will have an impact on competition. Current Actions: There are no changes to this information collection, and it is being submitted for reinstatement purposes only. Type of Review: Reinstatement. Needs and Uses: The Commission staff uses the information filed by agreement parties to monitor their activities as required by the Shipping Act of 1984. Under the general standard set forth in section 6(g) of the Act, 46 U.S.C. 41307(b)(1), the Commission must determine whether filed agreements are likely, by a reduction in competition, to produce an unreasonable reduction in transportation service or an unreasonable increase in transportation cost or to substantially lessen competition in the purchasing of certain covered services. If it is shown, based on information collected under this rule, that an agreement is likely to have the foregoing adverse effects, the Commission may bring suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to enjoin the operation of that agreement. Other than an agreement filed under section 5 of the Act, the information collected may not be disclosed to the public except as may be relevant to an administrative or judicial proceeding, and disclosure to Congress. Frequency: This information is collected generally on a quarterly basis or as required under the rules. Type of Respondents: The types of respondents are ocean common carriers and MTOs subject to the Shipping Act of 1984. Number of Annual Respondents: The Commission estimates a potential annual respondent universe of 334 entities. Estimated Time per Response: The approximate range of person hours per response, including preparation and filing, depends on its complexity, presented by category below: Agreements and amendments not requiring form FMC–150: 6–25 hours. Agreements and amendments requiring form FMC–150: 17–137 hours. Terminations of Agreements: .25–.5 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Filing of Agreement meeting minutes: 2–5 hours. Filing of Monitoring Reports: VOCC Rate Discussion Agreements: 71–120 hours. Alliance Agreements: 60–155 hours. Other reporting agreements: 5–75 hours. Total Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the total annual burden at 15,972 hours. Rachel Dickon, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–11385 Filed 5–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6731–AA–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Notice of Agreements Filed The Commission hereby gives notice of the filing of the following agreement under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to the Secretary by email at Secretary@fmc.gov, or by mail, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573, within twelve days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. Copies of agreements are available through the Commission’s website (www.fmc.gov) or by contacting the Office of Agreements at (202) 523–5793 or tradeanalysis@ fmc.gov. Agreement No.: 201288–001. Agreement Name: Digital Container Shipping Association Agreement. Parties: Maersk Line A/S; HapagLloyd AG; CMA CGM S.A.; MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.; Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd.; Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.; ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.; Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.; Evergreen Marine Corp. (Taiwan) Ltd. Filing Party: Wayne Rohde; Cozen O’Connnor. Synopsis: The amendment adds Evergreen Marine Corp. (Taiwan) Ltd., Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd; Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp., and Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. as parties to the Agreement. It also clarifies the authority contained in Article 5.2(c) of the Agreement. Proposed Effective Date: 7/4/2019. Location: https://www2.fmc.gov/ FMC.Agreements.Web/Public/ AgreementHistory/21328. Agreement No.: 010071–047. Agreement Name: Cruise Lines International Association. Parties: Acromas Shipping Ltd./SAGA Shipping; AIDA Cruises; Aurora Expeditions; Azamara Cruises; Carnival Cruise Lines; Celebrity Cruises; E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 105 (Friday, May 31, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25275-25276]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-11385]


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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Request: 60-Day Public Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Maritime Commission.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, the Federal Maritime Commission invites comments on the 
continuing information collection (reinstatement of the information 
collection with no changes) listed below in this notice.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on July 30, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments by the following methods. Please 
reference the information collection's title and OMB number in your 
comments.
     Email: [email protected]. Comments should be attached to the 
email as a Microsoft Word or text-searchable PDF document. Only non-
confidential and public versions of confidential comments should be 
submitted by email.
     Mail: Karen V. Gregory, Managing Director, Office of the 
Managing Director, Federal Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20573.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain additional information, 
copies of the information collection and instructions, or copies of any 
comments received, contact Donna Lee, Management Analyst, Office of the 
Managing Director, Federal Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20573, (Telephone: (202) 523-5800), 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Request for Comments

    The Federal Maritime Commission, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to comment on the continuing information 
collection listed in this notice, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be included or 
summarized in our request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval of the relevant information collection. All comments are part 
of the public record and subject to disclosure. Please do not include 
any confidential or inappropriate material in your comments. We invite 
comments on: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information 
collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) 
the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the 
use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology to minimize the information collection burden.

Information Collection Open for Comment

    Title: 46 CFR part 535--Ocean Common Carrier and Marine Terminal 
Operator Agreements Subject to the Shipping Act of 1984.
    OMB Approval Number: 3072-0045.
    Abstract: Section 4 of the Shipping Act of 1984, 46 U.S.C. 
40301(a)-(c), identifies certain agreements by or among ocean common 
carriers (carriers) and marine terminal operators (MTOs) that fall 
within the jurisdiction of that Act. Section 5 of the Act, 46 U.S.C. 
40302, requires that carriers and MTOs file those agreements with the 
Federal Maritime Commission. Section 6 of the Act, 46 U.S.C. 40304, 
40306, and 41307(b)-(d), specifies the Commission actions that may be 
taken with respect to filed agreements, including requiring the 
submission of additional information. Section 15 of the Act, 46 U.S.C. 
40104, authorizes the Commission to require that carriers and MTOs, 
among other persons, file periodic or special reports. Requests for 
additional information and the filing of periodic or special reports 
are meant to assist the Commission in fulfilling its statutory mandate 
of overseeing the activities of the ocean transportation industry. 
These reports are necessary so that the Commission can monitor 
agreement parties' activities to determine how or if their activities 
will have an impact on competition.
    Current Actions: There are no changes to this information 
collection, and it is being submitted for reinstatement purposes only.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Needs and Uses: The Commission staff uses the information filed by 
agreement parties to monitor their activities as required by the 
Shipping Act of 1984. Under the general standard set forth in section 
6(g) of the Act, 46 U.S.C. 41307(b)(1), the Commission must determine 
whether filed agreements are likely, by a reduction in competition, to 
produce an unreasonable reduction in transportation service or an 
unreasonable increase in transportation cost or to substantially lessen 
competition in the purchasing of certain covered services. If it is 
shown, based on information collected under this rule, that an 
agreement is likely to have the foregoing adverse effects, the 
Commission may bring suit in the U.S. District Court for the District 
of Columbia to enjoin the operation of that agreement. Other than an 
agreement filed under section 5 of the Act, the information collected 
may not be disclosed to the public except as may be relevant to an 
administrative or judicial proceeding, and disclosure to Congress.
    Frequency: This information is collected generally on a quarterly 
basis or as required under the rules.
    Type of Respondents: The types of respondents are ocean common 
carriers and MTOs subject to the Shipping Act of 1984.
    Number of Annual Respondents: The Commission estimates a potential 
annual respondent universe of 334 entities.
    Estimated Time per Response: The approximate range of person hours 
per response, including preparation and filing, depends on its 
complexity, presented by category below:
    Agreements and amendments not requiring form FMC-150: 6-25 hours.
    Agreements and amendments requiring form FMC-150: 17-137 hours.
    Terminations of Agreements: .25-.5 hours.
    Filing of Agreement meeting minutes: 2-5 hours.
    Filing of Monitoring Reports:

    VOCC Rate Discussion Agreements: 71-120 hours.
    Alliance Agreements: 60-155 hours.
    Other reporting agreements: 5-75 hours.

    Total Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the total annual 
burden at 15,972 hours.

 Rachel Dickon,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-11385 Filed 5-30-19; 8:45 am]
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