Request for Comments on the Approval of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Application for Construction Reserve Fund and Annual Statements (CRF), 37150 [2020-13219]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 37150 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 119 / Friday, June 19, 2020 / Notices performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Albert Bratton, Telephone Number: (202) 366–5769, Office of Business Finance, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Determination of Fair and Reasonable Rates for Carriage of Agriculture Cargoes on U.S.-Commercial Vessels. OMB Control Number: 2133–0514. Type of Request: Renewal of a previously approved collection. Abstract: 46 U.S.C. 55305 and the Food Security Act of 1985 require that at least 50% of U.S. government sponsored agriculture bulk and packaged cargoes be shipped on U.S.flag vessels to the extent that such vessels are available at fair and reasonable rates. Pursuant to 46 CFR part 381, Government agencies must comply with the cargo preference laws and must submit data to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) on U.S. and foreign-flag carriage of preference cargoes under their control. Part 382 requires U.S. operators to submit specific data to MARAD regarding fair and reasonable guideline rates for the carriage of preference cargoes on U.S.flag vessels. The collection of vessel data contributes toward the U.S. Department of Transportation’s strategic goal of National Security. In addition, this data collection requires U.S.-flag operators to submit vessel-operating costs and capital costs data to MARAD officials on an annual basis. This information is needed by MARAD to establish fair and reasonable guideline rates for carriage of specific cargoes on U.S. vessels. Respondents: U.S. citizens who own and operate U.S.-flag vessels. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 41. Estimated Number of Responses: 68. Estimated Hours per Response: 1–4 hours. Annual Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 176. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jun 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 Frequency of Response: Annually. (Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.93.) * * * * * Dated: June 15, 2020. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–13220 Filed 6–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No. MARAD–2020–0084] Request for Comments on the Approval of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Application for Construction Reserve Fund and Annual Statements (CRF) Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments on our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information to be collected is required in order for MARAD to determine whether the applicant is qualified for the benefits of the CRF program. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 18, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. MARAD– 2020–0084] through one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Search using the above DOT docket number and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the Department’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to enhance the quality, PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Ladd, 202–366–1859, Office of Financial Approvals, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Maritime Administration SUMMARY: utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Title: Application for Construction Reserve Fund (CRF) and Annual Statements. OMB Control Number: 2133–0032. Type of Request: Renewal of a previously approved collection. Abstract: The Construction Reserve Fund (CRF), authorized by 46 U.S.C. Chapter 533, is a financial assistance program which provides tax deferral benefits to U.S.-flag operators. Eligible parties can defer the gain attributable to the sale or loss of a vessel, provided the proceeds are used to expand or modernize the U.S. merchant fleet. The primary purpose of the CRF is to promote the construction, reconstruction, reconditioning, or acquisition of merchant vessels which are necessary for national defense and to the development of U.S. commerce. Respondents: Citizens who own or operate vessels in the U.S. foreign or domestic commerce who desire tax benefits under the CRF program must respond. Affected Public: Owners or operators of vessels in the domestic or foreign commerce. Estimated Number of Respondents: 17. Estimated Number of Responses: 17. Estimated Hours per Response: 9 Hours. Annual Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 153. Frequency of Response: Annually. (Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.93.) * * * * * Dated: June 15, 2020. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–13219 Filed 6–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 119 (Friday, June 19, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13219]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD-2020-0084]


Request for Comments on the Approval of a Previously Approved 
Information Collection: Application for Construction Reserve Fund and 
Annual Statements (CRF)

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments on 
our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval to renew an information collection. The information to be 
collected is required in order for MARAD to determine whether the 
applicant is qualified for the benefits of the CRF program. We are 
required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 18, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. MARAD-
2020-0084] through one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Search using the above DOT docket number and follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except on Federal holidays.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the Department's performance; (b) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to 
enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; 
and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the 
quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or 
include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this 
information collection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Ladd, 202-366-1859, Office of 
Financial Approvals, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Application for Construction Reserve Fund (CRF) and Annual 
Statements.
    OMB Control Number: 2133-0032.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a previously approved collection.
    Abstract: The Construction Reserve Fund (CRF), authorized by 46 
U.S.C. Chapter 533, is a financial assistance program which provides 
tax deferral benefits to U.S.-flag operators. Eligible parties can 
defer the gain attributable to the sale or loss of a vessel, provided 
the proceeds are used to expand or modernize the U.S. merchant fleet. 
The primary purpose of the CRF is to promote the construction, 
reconstruction, reconditioning, or acquisition of merchant vessels 
which are necessary for national defense and to the development of U.S. 
commerce.
    Respondents: Citizens who own or operate vessels in the U.S. 
foreign or domestic commerce who desire tax benefits under the CRF 
program must respond.
    Affected Public: Owners or operators of vessels in the domestic or 
foreign commerce.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 17.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 17.
    Estimated Hours per Response: 9 Hours.
    Annual Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 153.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.

(Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 
35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.93.)
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    Dated: June 15, 2020.

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.
T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-13219 Filed 6-18-20; 8:45 am]
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