7/19/2017: Information collection request to Office of Management and Budget – Audit reports under the International Safety Management Code

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The Coast Guard seeks comments on an extension of its approval for the collection of information regarding audit reports under the International Safety Management Code without change.

This information helps to determine whether U.S. vessels, subject to SOLAS 74, engaged in international trade, are in compliance with that treaty. Organizations recognized by the Coast Guard conduct ongoing audits of vessels’ and companies’ safety management systems.

In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments from owners and operators of vessels, and organizations authorized to issue ISM Code certificates for the United States. Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before August 18, 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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