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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, DOT.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on December 2, 2002. No comments were received.
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 3, 2003.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Otto A. Strassburg, Maritime Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-4161; Fax: 202-366-7901, or e-mail:joe.strassburg@marad.dot.gov.Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Maritime Administration (MARAD).

Title:Approval of Underwriters for Marine Hull Insurance.

OMB Control Number:2133-0517.

Type of Request:Extension of currently approved collection.

Affected Public:Underwriters of marine insurance and marine insurance brokers.

Form(s):None.

Abstract:This collection of information involves the approval of marine hull underwriters to insure MARAD program vessels. Applicants will be required to submit financial data upon which MARAD approval would be based. This information is needed in order that MARAD officials can evaluate the underwriters and determine their suitability for providing marine hull insurance on MARAD vessels.

Annual Estimated Burden Hours:46 hours.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention MARAD Desk Officer.

Comments are Invited on:(a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

Issued in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2003. Christine Gurland, Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration.