[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 95 (Thursday, May 16, 2019)]
[Pages 22122-22123]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-10145]



Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of Currently 
Approved Collection

AGENCY: Federal Maritime Commission.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (PRA), the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) invites 
comments on a revision to submit an Information Collection Request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect 
information for requests for dispute resolution services submitted to 
its Office of Consumer Affairs and Dispute Resolution Services (CADRS).

DATES: Comments must be received by July 15, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments by the following methods. Please 
reference the information collection's title and OMB number in your 
     Email: [email protected]. Comments should be attached to the 
email as a Microsoft Word or text-searchable PDF document. Only non-
confidential and public versions of confidential comments should be 
submitted by email.
     Mail: Karen V. Gregory, Managing Director, Office of the 
Managing Director, Federal Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20573.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information or to 
obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email 
[email protected] or call Donna Lee at (202) 523-5800. When submitting 
comments or requesting information, please include the title of the 
information collection for reference. Comments submitted in response to 
this Notice will be included or summarized in the ICR to OMB. All 
comments are part of the public record and subject to disclosure.

    Title: Request for Dispute Resolution Service--Cruise.
    OMB Control Number: 3072-0072.
    Type of Review: Information Collection Revision.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Companies or individuals seeking 
ombuds or mediation assistance from the Federal Maritime Commission's 
Office of Consumer Affairs and Dispute Resolution Services.
    Estimated Total Number of Potential Annual Responses: 500.
    Estimated Total Number of Responses From Each Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours per Response: 20 minutes.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 167.
    Abstract: This is a revision to the currently-approved FMC Form-32 
(Request for Dispute Resolution Service--Cruise). When requested by the 
public and the regulated industry, the FMC, through CADRS, provides 
ombuds and mediation services to assist parties in resolving passenger 
vessel (cruise) disputes without resorting to litigation or 
administrative adjudication. These functions focus on addressing issues 
that members of the regulated industry and the public may encounter

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at any stage of a commercial or customer dispute. In order to provide 
its ombuds and mediation services, CADRS needs certain identifying 
information about the involved parties and nature of the dispute. In 
response to requests for assistance from the public, CADRS requests 
this information from parties seeking its assistance. The collection 
and use of this information on a cruise dispute is integral to CADRS 
staff's ability to efficiently review the matter and provide 
assistance. Aggregated information may be used for statistical 
purposes. http://www.fmc.gov/resources/requesting_cadrs_assistance.aspx.
    The proposed revision to Form FMC-32 would add a request for 
booking or ticket contract number and would remove a request to 
indicate whether the cruise departed from a U.S. port.
    As required by the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act (ADRA), 5 
U.S.C. 571 et seq., the information contained in these forms is treated 
as confidential and subject to the same confidentiality provisions as 
administrative dispute resolutions pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 574. Except as 
specifically set forth in 5 U.S.C. 574, neither CADRS staff nor the 
parties to a dispute resolution shall disclose any informal dispute 
resolution communication.
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. The FMC may not 
conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is not 
required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved 
by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control 
Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no 
person shall be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a 
collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. 
See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6.
    Request for Comments: The FMC solicits written comments from all 
interested persons about the proposed collection of information. The 
Commission specifically solicits information relevant to the following 
topics: (1) Whether the collection of information described above is 
necessary for the proper performance of the Commission's functions, 
including whether the information would have practical utility; (2) 
whether the estimated burden of the proposed collection of information 
is accurate; (3) whether the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected could be enhanced; and (4) whether the 
burden imposed by the collection of information could be minimized by 
use of automated, electronic, or other forms of information technology.
    The FMC will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as 
appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for 
review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.10. FMC will issue another 
Federal Register announcement pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(a)(1)(iv) to 
announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit 
additional comments to OMB. If you have questions about this ICR or the 
approval process, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER 

    Authority:  46 U.S.C. 44101 et seq.

Rachel Dickon,
[FR Doc. 2019-10145 Filed 5-15-19; 8:45 am]