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11/19/2015: Collection of information under review by Office of Management and Budget – Defect and noncompliance report and campaign update report

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The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection the requirements for the defect/noncompliance report (CG-4917) and the campaign update report (CG-4918).

Manufacturers whose products contain defects that create a substantial risk of personal injury to the public or fail to comply with an applicable Coast Guard safety standard are required to conduct defect notification and recall campaigns. Regulations require manufacturers to submit certain reports to the Coast Guard concerning progress made in notifying owners and making repairs.

The Coast Guard requests comments from manufacturers of boats and certain items of “designated” associated equipment (inboard engines, outboard motors, sterndrive engines or an inflatable personal flotation device approved under 46 CFR 160.076).

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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