Commercial Vessel Compliance

1/20/2016: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Vessel documentation

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The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection for vessel documentation.

The information collected will be used to establish the eligibility of a vessel to:

(a) Be documented as a “vessel of the United States,”
(b) Engage in a particular trade, and/or
(c) Become the object of a preferred ship’s mortgage.

The information collected concerns citizenship of owner/applicant and build, tonnage and markings of a vessel.

The Coast Guard seeks comment from owners and builders of yachts and commercial vessels of at least 5 net tons.

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 March 21, 2016.

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

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