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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket No. MARAD 2011 0072]

Information Collection Available for Public Comments and Recommendations

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Maritime Administration's (MARAD's) intention to request extension of approval for three years of a currently approved information collection.
DATES: Comments should be submitted on or before August 8, 2011.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joann Spittle, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202-366-5979; or e-mailjoann.spittle@dot.gov.Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Maritime Administration (MARAD)

Title of Collection:Application for Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for Small Passenger Vessels.

Type of Request:Extension of currently approved information collection.

OMB Control Number:2133-0529.

Form Numbers:MA-1023, Request for Administrative Waiver of the Jones Act 46 U.S.C. 12121, 46 CFR 388.

Expiration Date of Approval:Three years from date of approval by the Office of Management and Budget.

Summary of Collection of Information:Owners of small passenger vessels desiring waiver of the coastwise trade laws affecting small passenger vessels will be required to file a written application and justification for waiver to the Maritime Administration (MARAD). The agency will review the application and make a determination whether to grant the requested waiver.

Need and Use of the Information:MARAD requires the information in order to process applications for waivers of the coastwise trade laws and to determine the effect of waivers of the coastwise trade laws on United States vessel builders and United States-built vessel coastwise trade businesses.

Description of Respondents:Small passenger vessel owners who desire to operate in the coastwise trade.

Annual Responses:75 responses.

Annual Burden:75 hours.

Comments:Comments should refer to the docket number that appears at the top of this document. Written comments may be submitted to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Comments also may be submitted by electronic means via the Internet athttp://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp.Specifically address whether this information collection is necessary for proper performance of the functions of the agency and will have practical utility, accuracy of the burden estimates, ways to minimize this burden, and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. All comments received will be available for examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT (or EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An electronic version of this document is available on the World Wide Web athttp://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp.

Privacy Act:Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union,etc.). You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in theFederal Registerpublished on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78) or you may visithttp://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp.

Authority:

49 CFR 1.66.

Dated: May 31, 2011.

By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

Christine Gurland, Secretary, Maritime Administration.