Commercial Vessel Compliance

11/19/2015: Collection of information under review by Office of Management and Budget – Claims under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990

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The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection the requirements 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 would like comments from claimants and responsible parties of oil spills.

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 21, 2015.

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

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