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12/27/2016: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – Direct user fees for inspection or examination of US, foreign commercial vessels

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The Coast Guard seeks comments on an extension of its approval for the collection of information regarding direct user fees for inspection or examination of U.S. and foreign commercial vessels.

The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 requires the Coast Guard to collect user fees from inspected vessels. To properly collect and manage these fees, the Coast Guard must have current information on identification. This collection helps to ensure that we get that information and manage it efficiently.

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