7/28/2017: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – Carriage of bulk solids

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The Coast Guard seeks comments on an extension of its approval for the collection of information for Carriage of Bulk Solids Requiring Special Handling without change.

The petition for a special permit allows the Coast Guard to determine the manner of safe carriage for unlisted materials. The information required by Dangerous Cargo Manifests and Shipping Papers permit vessel crews and emergency personnel to properly and safely respond to accidents involving hazardous substances. The Coast Guard administers and enforces statutes and rules for the safe transport and stowage of hazardous materials, including solids.

In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments from owners and operators of vessels that carry certain bulk solids. Comments must be received by Aug. 28, 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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