Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of a revision to the following collections of information: 1625-0016, Welding and Hot Work Permits; Posting of Warning Signs; 1625-0023, Barge Fleeting Facility Records; 1625-0038, Plan Approval and Records for Tank, Passenger, Cargo, and Miscellaneous Vessels, Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, Nautical School Vessels and Oceanographic Research Vessels46 CFR subchapters D, H, I, I-A, R and U; and 1625-0039, Declaration of Inspection Before Transfer of Liquid Cargo in Bulk. Our ICRs describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
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: 1625-0071, Boat Owner's Report, Possible Safety Defect. 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.
Safety Zone; Liberty to Freedom Swims, Liberty Island, Upper Bay and Hudson River, NY
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Upper New York Bay, NY and the Lower Hudson River for the September 5, 2012 and September 15, 2012 Liberty to Freedom swim events. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with swim events. This rule is intended to restrict all vessels and persons from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) New York or a designated representative.
Notification of the Imposition of Conditions of Entry for Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States From the Republic of Yemen
The United States Coast Guard announces that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the country of the Republic of Yemen, with the exception of vessels arriving from the Ash Shihr Terminal, the Balhalf LNG Terminal, and the Port of Hodeidah.