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6/19/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – claims under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990

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The Coast Guard seeks comment on an approval of a reinstatement, with change, to a previously approved collection for claims under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

This information collection provides the means to develop and submit a claim to the National Pollution Funds Center to seek compensation for removal costs and damages incurred resulting from an oil discharge or substantial threat of discharge.

This collection also provides the requirements for a responsible party to advertise where claims may be sent after an incident occurs.

The Coast Guard needs comments from claimants and responsible parties of oil spills.

In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing:

(1) The practical utility of the Collection;
(2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection;
(3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information subject to the Collection; and
(4) ways to minimize the burden of the Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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