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Coast Guard


Information Collection Requests to Office of Management and Budget

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.
ACTION: Sixty-day notice requesting comments.
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of revisions to the following collections of information: 1625-0027,Vessel Documentation and 1625-0104, Barges Carrying Bulk Hazardous Materials. Additionally, the U.S. Coast Guard requests an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0052, Nondestructive Testing of Certain Cargo Tanks on Unmanned Barges. Our ICRs describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting these ICRs to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before September 10, 2012.
ADDRESSES: (1)Online:

(2)Mail:DMF (M-30), DOT, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

(3)Hand delivery:Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.

(4)Fax:202-493-2251. To ensure your comments are received in a timely manner, mark the fax, to attention Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.

The DMF maintains the public docket for this Notice. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this Notice as being available in the docket, will become part of the docket and will be available for inspection or copying at room W12-140 on the West Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find the docket on the Internet at

Copies of the ICRs are available through the docket on the Internet at, copies are available from: Commandant (CG-611), Attn Paperwork Reduction Act Manager, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 2nd St SW. Stop 7101, Washington DC 20593-7101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Ms. Kenlinishia Tyler, Office of Information Management, telephone 202-475-3652, or fax 202-475-3929, for questions on these documents. Contact Ms. Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202-366-9826, for questions on the docket.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation and Request for Comments

This Notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information describing the Collection's purpose, the Collection's likely burden on the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection, and other important information describing the Collections. There is one ICR for each Collection.

The Coast Guard invites comments on whether these ICRs should be granted based on the Collections being necessary for the proper performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the Collections; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information subject to the Collections; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the Collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. In response to your comments, we may revise these ICRs or decide not to seek approval for the Collections. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period.

We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR and the docket number of this request, [USCG-2012-0598], and must be received by September 10, 2012. We will post all comments received, without change, to will include any personal information you provide. We have an agreement with DOT to use their DMF. Please see the “Privacy Act” paragraph below.

Submitting Comments

If you submit a comment, please include the docket number [USCG-2012-0598], indicate the specific section of the document to which each comment applies, providing a reason for each comment. You may submit your comments and material online (via, by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online,it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the DMF. We recommend you include your name, mailing address, an email address, or other contact information in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission.

You may submit your comments and material by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the DMF at the address underADDRESSES; but please submit them by only one means. To submit your comment online, go to,and type “USCG-2012-0598” in the “Keyword” box. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81/2by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and will address them accordingly.

Viewing comments and documents:To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this Notice as being available in the docket, go to,click on the “read comments” box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the “Keyword” box insert “USCG-2012-0598” and click “Search.” Click the “Open Docket Folder” in the “Actions” column. You may also visit the DMF in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Privacy Act

Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received in 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 a Privacy Act statement regarding Coast Guard public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of theFederal Register(73 FR 3316).

Information Collection Requests

1.Title:Vessel Documentation.

OMB Control Number:1625-0027.

Summary:The information collected will be used to establish the eligibility of a vessel to: (a) Be documented as a “vessel of the United States,” (b) engage in a particular trade, and/or (c) become the object of a preferred ship's mortgage.The information collected concerns citizenship of owner/applicant and build, tonnage and markings of a vessel.

Need:Title 46 U.S.C. Chapters 121, 123, 125 and 313 requires the documentation of vessels. A Certificate of Documentation is required for the operation of a vessel in certain trades, serves as evidence of vessel nationality and permits a vessel to be subject to preferred mortgages.

Forms:CG-1258, CG-1261, CG-1270, CG-1280, CG-1340, CG-1356, CG-4593, CG-5542, CG-7042, and CG-7043.

Respondents:Owners/builders of yachts and commercial vessels of at least 5 net tons.


Burden Estimate:The estimated burden has increased from 54,466 hours to 67,882 hours a year.

2.Title:Nondestructive Testing of Certain Cargo Tanks on Unmanned Barges.

OMB Control Number:1625-0052.

Summary:The Coast Guard uses the results of nondestructive testing to evaluate the suitability of older pressure-vessel-type cargo tanks of unmanned barges to remain in service. Such a tank, on an unmanned barge, 30 years old or older is subjected to nondestructive testing once every ten years.

Need:Under Title 46 U.S.C. 3703, the Coast Guard is responsible for ensuring safe shipment of liquid dangerous cargoes and has promulgated regulations for certain barges to ensure the meeting of safety standards.


Respondents:Owners of tank barges.

Frequency:Every 10 years.

Burden Estimate:The estimated burden remains 130 hours a year.

3.Title:Barges Carrying Bulk Hazardous Materials.

OMB Control Number:1625-0104.

Summary:This information is needed to ensure the safe shipment of bulk hazardous liquids in barges. The requirements are necessary to ensure that barges meet safety standards and to ensure that barges' crewmembers have the information necessary to operate barges safely.

Need:Title 46 U.S.C. 3703 authorizes the Coast Guard to prescribe rules related to the carriage of liquid bulk dangerous cargoes. Title 46 CFR part 151 prescribes rules for barges carrying bulk liquid hazardous materials.


Respondents:Owners and operators of tank barges.

Frequency:On occasion.

Burden Estimate:The estimated burden has decreased from 29,281 hours a year to 28,958 hours.

Dated: June 29, 2012. R.E. Day, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology.