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3/30/2016: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Oil record book for ships

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The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval for reinstatement, with change, of the currently approved collection regarding oil record book for ships.

The Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and the International Convention for Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the 1978 Protocol relating thereto (MARPOL 73/78), requires that information about oil cargo or fuel operations be entered into an Oil Record Book (CG-4602A). The requirement is contained in 33 CFR 151.25.

This information is used to verify sightings of actual violations of the APPS to determine the level of compliance with MARPOL 73/78 and as a means of reinforcing the discharge provisions.

The Coast Guard seeks comment from operators of 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.

Comments must reach the Coast Guard by April 28, 2016. Contact Mr. Anthony Smith, Office of Information Management at 202-475-3532 for questions on these documents.

View the Federal Register notice for full details.

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