Commercial Vessel Compliance

2/3/2015: Collection of information under review by the Office of Management and Budget – Certificate of discharge to merchant mariner

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The Coast Guard seeks comments on a request for revision of a currently approved collection for the Certificate of Discharge to Merchant Mariner.

The Coast Guard seeks comment from shipping companies and masters or individuals in charge of a vessel.

The collection of information is needed for establishing evidence of sea service aboard U.S. flagged merchant vessels for merchant mariners to upgrade their credentials, establish proof of eligibility for union and other benefits and in litigation where vessel service is an issue.

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;
(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 March 5, 2015.

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