Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0031, 81939-81940 [2020-27758]


[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 243 (Thursday, December 17, 2020)]
[Pages 81939-81940]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2020-27758]



Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2020-0671]

Information Collection Request to Office of Management and 
Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0031

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Sixty-day notice requesting comments.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of 
its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0031, 
Plan Approval and Records for Electrical Engineering Regulations; 
without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect 
from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is 
inviting comments as described below.

DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before February 16, 

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket 
number [USCG-2020-0671] to the Coast Guard using the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at See the ``Public 
participation and request for comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments.
    A copy of the ICR is available through the docket on the internet 
at Additionally, copies are available 
from: Commandant (CG-6P), Attn: Paperwork Reduction Act Manager, U.S. 
Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, Stop 7710, 
Washington, DC 20593-7710.

Management, telephone 202-475-3528, or fax 202-372-8405, for questions 
on these documents.


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 Collection. 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 
Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection; 
(3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information 
subject to the Collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the 
Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Consistent with 
the requirements of Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and 
Controlling Regulatory Costs, and Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the 
Regulatory Reform Agenda, the Coast Guard is also requesting comments 
on the extent to which this request for information could be modified 
to reduce the burden on respondents.
    In response to your comments, we may revise this ICR or decide not 
to seek an extension of approval for the Collection. We will consider 
all comments and material received during the comment period.
    We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments 
and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of 
the ICR and the docket number of this request, [USCG-2020-0671], and 
must be received by February 16, 2021.

Submitting Comments

    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at If your material cannot be 
submitted using, contact the person in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate 
instructions. Documents mentioned in this notice, and all public 
comments, are in our online docket at and 
can be viewed by following that website's instructions. Additionally, 
if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will 
be notified when comments are posted.
    We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted 
without change to and will include any 
personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and

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submissions in response to this document, see DHS's eRulemaking System 
of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020).

Information Collection Request

    Title: Plan Approval and Records for Electrical Engineering 
Regulations--Title 46 CFR Subchapter J.
    OMB Control Number: 1625-0031.
    Summary: The information is needed to ensure compliance with our 
rules on electrical engineering for the design and construction of 
U.S.-flag commercial vessels.
    Need: Title 46 U.S.C. 3306 and 3703 authorize the Coast Guard to 
establish rules to promote the safety of life and property in 
commercial vessels. The electrical engineering rules appear at 46 CFR 
subchapter J (parts 110 through 113).
    Forms: None.
    Respondents: Owners, operators, shipyards, designers, and 
manufacturers of vessels.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 6,524 
hours to 6,536 hours a year due to an estimated increase in the annual 
number of responses.
    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 
35, as amended.

    Dated: December 11, 2020.
Kathleen Claffie,
Chief, Office of Privacy Management, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2020-27758 Filed 12-16-20; 8:45 am]
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