Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) hereby gives notice that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for a revision of an approved information collection regarding the licensing of ocean transportation intermediaries, as listed below.
Optional Method of Filing Form FMC-18, Application for a License as an Ocean Transportation Intermediary
The Federal Maritime Commission (``FMC'' or ``Commission'') amends its regulations relating to the method of filing Form FMC-18, Application for a License as an Ocean Transportation Intermediary (``OTI''), to provide for optional filing of OTI applications through a new electronic filing system. This optional filing system is intended to facilitate more efficient processing and review of applications for licensing. A filing fee of $250 will apply to new applicants for OTI licensing, and $125 for existing licensees who might want to use the optional electronic filing system to update their licensing records or to submit changes in the licensee's organization for which prior Commission approval is required.