Commercial Vessel Compliance

2/17/2016: Collection of information under review by the Office of Management and Budget – Merchant mariner credential, medical certificates and other mariner documents

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The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection for the following:

  • Application for Merchant Mariner Credential
  • Application for Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate
  • Application for Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate for Entry Level Ratings
  • Small Vessel Sea Service Form
  • DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Form
  • Disclosure Statement for Narcotics
  • DWI/DUI and/or other convictions
  • Recognition of Foreign Certificate

The Coast Guard seeks comment from applicants for MMC, whether original, renewal, duplicate, raise of grade or a new endorsement on a previously issued MMC. The Coast Guard also seeks comment from applicants for medical certificates to include national and STCW credentialed mariners as well as first-class pilots.

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 18, 2016.

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

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