[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 123 (Monday, June 28, 1999)]
[Page 34696]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-16288]



Maritime Administration
[Docket No. MARAD-1999-5857]

Information Collection Available for Public Comments and 
Recommendations; Notice and request for Comments

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Maritime Administration's (MARAD) intentions to 
request approval for three years of an existing information collection 
entitled ``Application for Construction Reserve Fund and Annual 

DATES: Comments should be submitted on or before August 27, 1999.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Ladd, Financial Analyst, Office 
of Ship Financing, Maritime Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW, 
Room 8122, Washington, D.C. 20590, telephone number--202-366-5744. 
Copies of this collection can also be obtained from that office.

    Title of Collection: Application for Construction Reserve Fund and 
Annual Statements.
    Type of Request: Approval of an existing information collection.
    OMB Control Number: 2133-0032.
    Form Number: NA.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the date of approval.
    Summary of Collection of Information: The collection consists of an 
application required for 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 statement sets 
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.
    Need and Use of the Information: The application is required in 
order for MARAD to determine whether the applicant is qualified 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.
    Description of Respondents: Citizens who own or operate vessels in 
the U.S., foreign, or domestic commerce.
    Annual Responses: 17 responses.
    Annual Burden: 153 hours.
    Comments: Comments should refer to the docket number that appears 
at the top of this document. Written comments maybe submitted to the 
Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW, 
Washington, D.C. 20590. Comments may also be submitted by electronic 
means via the Internet at http://dmses.dot.gov/submit. Specifically, 
address whether this information collection is necessary for proper 
performance of the function of the agency and will have practical 
utility, accuracy of the burden estimates, ways to minimize this 
burden, and ways to enhance quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected. All comments received will be available 
for examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., et. 
Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An electronic version 
of this document is available on the World Wide Web at http://

    Dated: June 22, 1999.

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.
Joel C. Richard,
[FR Doc. 99-16288 Filed 6-25-99; 8:45 am]