8/7/2017: Collection of Information under review by Office of Management and Budget – direct user fees

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The Coast Guard seeks comments on an extension of its approval for the collection of information for Direct User Fees for Inspection or Examination of U.S. and Foreign Commercial Vessels without change.

This collection requires the submission of identifying information such as a vessel’s name and identification number, and of the owner’s choice whether or not to pay fees for future years. A written request to the Coast Guard is necessary.

The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 [Pub. L. 101-508], which amended 46 U.S.C. 2110, 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 owners of vessels. Comments must be received by Sept. 6, 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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