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12/27/2016: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – Characteristics of liquid chemicals proposed for bulk water movement

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The Coast Guard seeks comments on an extension of its approval for the collection of information regarding characteristics of liquid chemicals proposed for bulk water movement.

Chemical manufacturers submit chemical data to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard evaluates the information for hazardous properties of the chemical to be shipped via tank vessel. A determination is made as to the kind and degree of precaution which must be taken to protect the vessel and its contents. 46 CFR parts 30 to 40, 151, 153, and 154 govern the transportation of hazardous materials. The chemical industry constantly produces new materials that must be moved by water. Each of these new materials has unique characteristics that require special attention to their mode of shipment.

In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments from manufacturers of chemicals. Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before February 27, 2017.

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.

View the Federal Register notice for additional details.

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