Commercial Vessel Compliance

10/15/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – mariner certificates and forms

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The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection for the following forms or applications:

  • Application for Merchant Mariner Credential
  • Application for Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate
  • Application for Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate for Entry Level Ratings
  • Small Vessel Sea Service Form
  • Department of Transportation and U.S. Coast Guard Periodic Drug Testing Form
  • Disclosure Statement for Narcotics
  • Driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence and/or other convictions
  • Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate
  • Recognition of Foreign Certificate

The Coast Guard requests comments from applications for merchant mariner credentials and medical certificates.

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 December 14, 2015.

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

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