Agency Request for Approval of a New Information Collection: Mariner Survey Pre-Test, 51224-51225 [2021-19808]

Download as PDF 51224 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / Notices 2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements a. Pre-Award Authority FTA will issue specific guidance to recipients regarding pre-award authority at the time of selection. FTA does not provide pre-award authority for competitive funds until projects are selected and even then, there are Federal requirements that must be met before costs are incurred. Funds under this NOFO cannot be used to reimburse applicants for otherwise eligible expenses incurred prior to FTA award of a Grant Agreement until FTA has issued pre-award authority for selected projects, or unless FTA has issued a ‘‘Letter of No Prejudice’’ for the project before the expenses are incurred. For more information about FTA’s policy on pre-award authority, please see the most recent Apportionment Notice at: https:// www.transit.dot.gov. b. 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[FR Doc. 2021–19735 Filed 9–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket Number MARAD–2021–0209] Agency Request for Approval of a New Information Collection: Mariner Survey Pre-Test Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. This Mariner Survey Pre-Test collection provides for cognitive interviews and a pilot survey of a sample of appropriately credentialed U.S. merchant mariners to validate and improve the study design for a subsequent Mariner Survey. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by November 15, 2021. MARAD will consider comments filed after this date to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. MARAD– 2021–0209 through one of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Search by using the docket number (provided above). Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the electronic docket site. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / Notices New Jersey Avenue SE, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 of the Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number. tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with NOTICES Note: All comments received, including any personal information, will be posted without change to the docket and is accessible via http://www.regulations.gov . Input submitted online via www.regulations.gov is not immediately posted to the site. It may take several business days before your submission is posted. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room PL–401 of the Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. The Federal Docket Management Facility’s telephone number is 202–366–9826 or 202–366–9317, the fax number is 202– 493–2251. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Nuns Jain, Maritime Administration, at 757–322–5801 or by electronic mail at Nuns.Jain@dot.gov. You may send mail to Nuns Jain at Maritime Administration, Building 19, Suite 300, 7737 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia 23505. If you have questions on viewing the Docket, call Docket Operations, telephone: 202–366– 9826 or 202–366–9317. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Mariner Survey Pre-Test. OMB Control Number: 2133–NEW. Form Number: Not Applicable. Type of Review: New information collection. Background: This voluntary Mariner Survey Pre-Test information collection is limited to cognitive interviews and a pilot survey of a sample of appropriately credentialed U.S. merchant mariners to validate and improve the design of the questionnaire and other survey components for a subsequent full Mariner Survey. The cognitive interviews will be conducted online or via telephone. The pilot survey responses will be primarily collected via an online survey, with a mail survey option. Upon completion of this Pre-Test collection and analysis, MARAD intends to request separate approval for VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:55 Sep 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 the full biennial Mariner Survey of all appropriately credentialed U.S. merchant mariners to determine the number of qualified mariners who are available and willing to serve on short notice on U.S. government-owned sealift ships or commercial ships during a period of national need. The most recent survey of this scope was completed in 2002. The availability of a reliable, current estimate on the number of mariners willing to serve in times of war, armed conflict, or national emergency is critical to the U.S. national security. Respondents: Appropriately credentialed U.S. merchant mariners. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 690 (40 for cognitive interviews; 650 for pilot survey). Frequency: One-time. Estimated Time per Respondent: 45 minutes for cognitive interviews; 20 minutes for pilot survey. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 247. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (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. (Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.93.) By Order of the Acting Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–19808 Filed 9–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Comment Request on Burden Related to Interest Rates and Appropriate Foreign Loss Payment Patterns of Certain Controlled Corporations Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51225 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the burden related to the interest rates and appropriate foreign loss payment patterns for determining the qualified insurance income of certain controlled corporations under section 954(f). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 15, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Kinna Brewington, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20224, or through the internet, at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Interest Rates and Appropriate Foreign Loss Payment Patterns for Determining the Qualified Insurance Income of Certain Controlled Corporations under Section 954(f). OMB Number: 1545–1799. Regulation/Project Number: Notice 2002–69. Abstract: Notice 2002–69 (2002–43 I.R.B. 730) published October 28, 2002, provides interim guidance for determining the interest rates and appropriate foreign loss payment patterns to be used by controlled foreign corporations in calculating their qualified insurance income under section 954(i) of the Internal Revenue Code. Taxpayers may rely on the guidance in this notice until regulations or other guidance are published. Current Actions: There is no change to the burden previously approved. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business, or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Responses: 300. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 300. The following paragraph applies to all the collections of information covered by this notice: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 175 (Tuesday, September 14, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51224-51225]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket Number MARAD-2021-0209]


Agency Request for Approval of a New Information Collection: 
Mariner Survey Pre-Test

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments 
about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approval for a new information collection. This Mariner Survey 
Pre-Test collection provides for cognitive interviews and a pilot 
survey of a sample of appropriately credentialed U.S. merchant mariners 
to validate and improve the study design for a subsequent Mariner 
Survey.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by November 15, 2021. MARAD 
will consider comments filed after this date to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. MARAD-2021-
0209 through one of the following methods:
     Electronic Submission: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Search by using the docket number (provided above). Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments on the electronic docket site.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200

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New Jersey Avenue SE, Room PL-401, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 of the Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number.

    Note: All comments received, including any personal information, 
will be posted without change to the docket and is accessible via 
http://www.regulations.gov . Input submitted online via 
www.regulations.gov is not immediately posted to the site. It may 
take several business days before your submission is posted.

    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to 
Room PL-401 of the Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal Holidays. The Federal Docket Management Facility's 
telephone number is 202-366-9826 or 202-366-9317, the fax number is 
202-493-2251.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Nuns Jain, Maritime 
Administration, at 757-322-5801 or by electronic mail at 
[email protected]. You may send mail to Nuns Jain at Maritime 
Administration, Building 19, Suite 300, 7737 Hampton Boulevard, 
Norfolk, Virginia 23505. If you have questions on viewing the Docket, 
call Docket Operations, telephone: 202-366-9826 or 202-366-9317.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title of Collection: Mariner Survey Pre-Test.
    OMB Control Number: 2133-NEW.
    Form Number: Not Applicable.
    Type of Review: New information collection.
    Background: This voluntary Mariner Survey Pre-Test information 
collection is limited to cognitive interviews and a pilot survey of a 
sample of appropriately credentialed U.S. merchant mariners to validate 
and improve the design of the questionnaire and other survey components 
for a subsequent full Mariner Survey. The cognitive interviews will be 
conducted online or via telephone. The pilot survey responses will be 
primarily collected via an online survey, with a mail survey option.
    Upon completion of this Pre-Test collection and analysis, MARAD 
intends to request separate approval for the full biennial Mariner 
Survey of all appropriately credentialed U.S. merchant mariners to 
determine the number of qualified mariners who are available and 
willing to serve on short notice on U.S. government-owned sealift ships 
or commercial ships during a period of national need. The most recent 
survey of this scope was completed in 2002. The availability of a 
reliable, current estimate on the number of mariners willing to serve 
in times of war, armed conflict, or national emergency is critical to 
the U.S. national security.
    Respondents: Appropriately credentialed U.S. merchant mariners.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 690 (40 for cognitive 
interviews; 650 for pilot survey).
    Frequency: One-time.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 45 minutes for cognitive interviews; 
20 minutes for pilot survey.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 247.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including (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.

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

    By Order of the Acting Maritime Administrator.
T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
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