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[FR Doc No: 2021-07440]
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
[Docket No. USCG-2021-0190]
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and
Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0018
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.
ACTION: Sixty-day notice requesting comments.
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the
U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of
Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of
its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0018,
Official Logbook; without change. Our ICR describes the information we
seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA,
the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before June 11, 2021.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket
number [USCG-2021-0190] to the Coast Guard using the Federal
eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See the ``Public
participation and request for comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY
INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments.
A copy of the ICR is available through the docket on the internet
at https://www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available
from: COMMANDANT (CG-6P), ATTN: PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT MANAGER, U.S.
COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVE SE, STOP 7710, WASHINGTON,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A.L. Craig, Office of Privacy
Management, telephone 202-475-3528, or fax 202-372-8405, for questions
on these documents.
Public Participation and Request for Comments
This notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act
of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to
OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard
collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information
describing the Collection's purpose, the Collection's likely burden on
the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection,
and other important information describing the Collection. There is one
ICR for each Collection.
The Coast Guard invites comments on whether this ICR should be
granted based on the Collection being necessary for the proper
performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard
would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the
Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection;
(3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information
subject to the Collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the
Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection
techniques or other forms of information technology.
In response to your comments, we may revise this ICR or decide not
to seek an extension of approval for the Collection. We will consider
all comments and material received during the comment period.
We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments
and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of
the ICR and the docket number of this request, [USCG-2021-0190], and
must be received by June 11, 2021.
We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking
Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be
submitted using https://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate
instructions. Documents mentioned in this notice, and all public
comments, are in our online docket at https://www.regulations.gov and
can be viewed by following that website's instructions. Additionally,
if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will
be notified when comments are posted.
We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted
without change to https://www.regulations.gov and will include any
personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and
submissions in response to this document, see DHS's eRulemaking System
of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020).
Information Collection Request
Title: Official Logbook.
OMB Control Number: 1625-0018.
Summary: The Official Logbook contains information about the
voyage, the vessel's crew, drills, watches, and operations conducted
during the voyage. Official Logbook entries identify particulars of the
voyage, including the name of the ship, official number, port of
registry, tonnage, names and merchant mariner credential numbers of the
master and crew, the nature of the voyage, and class of ship. In
addition, it also contains entries for the vessel's drafts, maintenance
of watertight integrity of the ship, drills and inspections, crew list
and report of character, a summary of laws applicable to Official
Logbooks, and miscellaneous entries.
Need: Title 46, United States Code (U.S.C.) sections 11301, 11302,
11303, and 11304 require applicable merchant vessels to maintain an
Official Logbook. The Official Logbook contains information about the
vessel, voyage, crew, and watch. Lack of these particulars would make
it difficult for a seaman to verify vessel employment and wages, and
for the Coast Guard to verify compliance with laws and regulations
concerning vessel operations and safety procedures. The Official
Logbook serves as an official record of recordable events transpiring
at sea such as births, deaths, marriages, disciplinary actions, etc.
Absent the Official Logbook, there would be no official civil record of
these events. The courts accept log entries as proof that the logged
event occurred. If this information was not collected, the Coast
Guard's commercial vessel safety program would be negatively impacted,
as there would be no official record of U.S. merchant vessel voyages.
Similarly, those seeking to prove that an event required to be logged
occurred would not have an official record available.
CG-706B, Official Logbook.
Respondents: Shipping companies.
Frequency: On occasion.
Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden remains at 1,750 hours a
Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter
35, as amended.
Dated: April 6, 2021.
Chief, Office of Privacy Management, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2021-07440 Filed 4-9-21; 8:45 am]
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