- Domestic Vessels

7/3/2014: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget- Streamlined inspection program

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The Coast Guard posted a notice inviting comments from owners and operators of vessels on the streamlined inspection program.

The Coast Guard established an optional Streamlined Inspection Program to provide owners and operators of U.S. vessels an alternative method of complying with inspection requirements of the Coast Guard. The Streamlined Inspection Program regulations under 46 CFR part 8, subpart E, offer owners and operators of inspected vessels an alternative to traditional Coast Guard inspection procedures.

Owners and operators of vessels opting to participate in the program will maintain a vessel in compliance with a Company Action Plan and Vessel Action Plan and have their own personnel periodically perform many of the tests and examinations conducted by marine inspectors of the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard expects participating vessels will continuously meet a higher level of safety and readiness throughout the inspection cycle.

View the Federal Register notice for further details and information on how to comment.

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;
(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 September 2, 2014.

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