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8/3/2017: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – Oil and hazardous materials transfers

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The Coast Guard seeks comments on an extension of its approval for the collection of information for Oil and Hazardous Materials Transfer Procedures without change.

Vessels with a cargo capacity of 250 barrels or more of oil or hazardous materials must develop and maintain transfer procedures. Transfer procedures provide basic safety information for operating transfer systems with the goal of pollution prevention. Title 33 U.S.C. 1231 authorizes the Coast Guard to prescribe regulations related to the prevention of pollution. Title 33 CFR part 155 prescribes pollution prevention regulations including those related to transfer procedures.

In particular, the Coast Guard requests comments from operators of vessels. Comments must be received by Oct. 2, 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 full details.

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