Commercial Vessel Compliance

4/11/2016: Collection of information under review by the Office of Management and Budget – Various international agreement certificates and documents

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The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection for various international agreement certificates and documents.

This information collection is associated with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006. The Coast Guard established a voluntary inspection program for vessels who wish to document compliance with the requirements of the MLC. U.S. commercial vessels that operate on international routes are eligible to participate. The Coast Guard issues voluntary compliance certificates as proof of compliance with the MLC. This collection of information is needed to determine if a vessel is in compliance MLC, 2006.

The Coast Guard seeks comment from vessel owners and operators.

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 June 10, 2016.

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

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