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The Coast Guard posted a notice inviting comments from owners and operators of SOLAS vessels on the collection of information for various international agreement safety certificates and documents. These Coast Guard issued forms are used as evidence of compliance with the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, by certain U.S. vessels on international voyages. Without the proper certificates or documents, a U.S. vessel could be detained in foreign ports. View the Federal Register notice for further information.
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.
All comments and related material must be submitted on or before June 16, 2014.
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