[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 2 (Tuesday, January 5, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 173]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-33137]



Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 151

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0924]
RIN 1625-AB68

Ballast Water Management Reporting and Recordkeeping

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule; information collection approval.


SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces that it has received approval from 
the Office of Management and Budget for an information collection 
request associated with ballast water management reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements in a final rule we published in the Federal 
Register on November 24, 2015. In that rule, we stated we would publish 
a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of the 
collection-of-information related sections. This rule establishes 
February 22, 2016, as the effective date for those sections.

DATES: The amendments to Sec. Sec.  151.2060(b) through (f) and 
151.2070, published November 24, 2015 (80 FR 73105), are effective 
February 22, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Ms. Regina Bergner, Environmental Standards Division (CG-
OES-3), U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 202-372-1431, email 
[email protected].


Viewing Documents Associated With This Rule

    To view the final rule published on November 24, 2015 (80 FR 
73105), or other documents in the docket for this rulemaking, go to 
www.regulations.gov, type the docket number, USCG-2012-0924, in the 
``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on ``Open Docket Folder'' in 
the first item listed. Use the following link to go directly to the 
docket: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=USCG-2012-0924.


    On November 24, 2015, the Coast Guard published a final rule that 
amends the ballast water management reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements. 80 FR 73105. The final rule delayed the effective date of 
33 CFR 151.2060(b) through (f) and Sec.  151.2070 because these 
sections contain collection-of-information provisions that require 
approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. On December 4, 
2015, the OMB approved the collection assigned OMB Control Number 1625-
0069, Ballast Water Management for Vessels with Ballast Tanks Entering 
U.S. Waters. Accordingly, we announce that 33 CFR 151.2060(b) through 
(f) and 151.2070 are effective February 22, 2016. The approval for this 
collection of information expires on December 31, 2018.
    This document is issued under the authority of 33 U.S.C. 1231.

    Dated: December 30, 2015.
J.G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2015-33137 Filed 1-4-16; 8:45 am]