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12/27/2016: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – Advance notice of vessel arrival without change

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The Coast Guard seeks comments on an extension of its approval for the collection of information regarding advanced notice of vessel arrival without change.

The Ports and Waterways Safety Act authorizes the Coast Guard to require pre-arrival messages from any vessel entering a port or place in the United States. This information is required to control vessel traffic, develop contingency plans, and enforce regulations.

In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments from vessel owners and operators. 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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