[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 7 (Friday, January 10, 1997)]
[Page 1484]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-607]



Office of the Secretary

Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information 
Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request 
(ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature 
of the information collection and its expected cost and burden. The 
Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting 
comments on the following collection of information was published on 
August 27, 1996 [FR 61, page 44118].

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 10, 1997.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Weaver, 400 Seventh Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202-366-2811.


Maritime Administration

    Title: Application for Construction Reserve Fund and Annual 
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information 
    OMB Control Number: 2133-0032.
    Affected Public: U.S. citizens who own or operate one or more 
vessels in the foreign or domestic commerce of the United States and 
wish to receive benefits under the CRF program.
    Abstract: The collection consists of an application required from 
all citizens who own or operate vessels in the U.S. foreign or domestic 
commerce and desire ``tax'' benefits under the Construction Reserve 
Fund (CRF) program. The annual statements set forth a detailed analysis 
of the status of the CRF when each income tax return is filed. Checks 
for withdrawals from the CRF must be sent to MARAD for countersignature 
and return for effecting the withdrawal.
    Need and Use of the Information: The application is required in 
order for MARAD to determine whether the applicant qualifies for the 
benefits and for the applicant to obtain benefits under the CRF 
program. The annual statements are required from each respondent in 
order for MARAD to assure that the requirements of the program are 
being satisfied.
    Annual Burden: 54 hours.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer.
    Comments are Invited on: whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 6, 1997.
Phillip A. Leach,
Clearance Officer, United States Department of Transportation.
[FR Doc. 97-607 Filed 1-9-97; 8:45 am]