Commercial Vessel Compliance

3/25/2015: Collection of information under review by the Office of Management and Budget – Ships’ stores certification for hazardous materials aboard ships

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The Coast Guard seeks comment on the request for approval of a currently approved collection for ships’ stores certification for hazardous materials aboard ships.

The Coast Guard seeks comment from owners and operators of ships, suppliers and manufacturers of hazardous materials used on ships.

The information is needed to ensure that personnel aboard ships are made aware of the proper usage and stowage instructions for certain hazardous materials. Provisions are made for waivers of products in special Department of Transportation hazard classes.

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 April 24, 2015.

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