Commercial Vessel Compliance

10/23/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Welding and hot works Permits and posting of warning signs

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The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection for welding and hot works Permits and posting of warning signs.

This information collection helps to ensure that waterfront facilities and vessels are in compliance with safety standards. A permit must be issued prior to welding or hot work at certain waterfront facilities; and, the posting of warning signs is required on certain facilities.

The Coast Guard requests comments from owners and operators of certain waterfront facilities and vessels..

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.

The Coast Guard collects, stores and analyzes data transmitted by Long Range Identification and Tracking and Automatic Identification System to enhance maritime domain awareness. Awareness and threat knowledge are critical for securing the maritime domain and the key to preventing adverse events. Data is also used for marine safety and environmental protection purposes.

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

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