Commercial Vessel Compliance

11/19/2015: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – Requirements for lightering of oil and hazardous material cargoes

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The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection the requirements for lightering of oil and hazardous material cargoes.

The information for this report allows the U.S. Coast Guard to provide timely response to an emergency and minimize the environmental damage from an oil or hazardous material spill. The information also allows the Coast Guard to control the location and procedures for lightering activities.

The Coast Guard requests comments from owners, masters and agents of lightering 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 January 19, 2016.

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

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