- Fishing Vessels

8/24/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Commercial fishing industry vessel safety regulations

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The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection for commercial fishing industry vessel safety regulations.

This information collection is intended to improve safety on board vessels in the commercial fishing industry. The requirements apply to those vessels and to seamen on them. The rules allowing the collection also provide a means of verifying compliance and enhancing safe operation of fishing vessels.

The Coast Guard requests comments from owners, agents, individuals-in-charge of commercial fishing vessels and insurance underwriters. 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 Oct. 23, 2015.

For more information, please view the entire Federal Register notice.

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