Commercial Vessel Compliance

10/23/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Marine casualty information and periodic chemical and alcohol testing

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The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection for marine casualty information and periodic chemical drug and alcohol testing of commercial vessel personnel.

Marine casualty information is needed for Coast Guard investigations of commercial vessel casualties involving death, vessel damage, etc., as mandated by Congress. Chemical testing information is needed to improve CG detection and reduction of drug use by mariners.

The Coast Guard identified the need to revise the form used by the public to submit written reports of marine casualties, the form CG-2692 (currently titled Report of Marine Accident, Injury or Death) and its Addendum forms.

The Coast Guard requests comments from vessel owners and operators.

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 22, 2015.

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

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