[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 113 (Wednesday, June 12, 2019)]
[Pages 27391-27392]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-12330]



Maritime Administration

[Docket No. DOT-MARAD-2019-0087]

Agency Requests for Approval of a New Information Collection(s): 
Report of Ocean Shipments Moving Under the Cargo Preference Act of 
1954--Bill of Lading

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments 
about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approval for a new information collection. The collection 
involves ocean carrier bill of lading information that will be used to 
ensure proper and timely shipment of government impelled cargoes, and 
to ensure compliance with cargo preference statutes. Aggregate data 
will be used for statistical purposes. We are required to publish this 
notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

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DATES: Written comments should be submitted by August 12, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. DOT-OST-
2019-0087] through one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1 (202) 493-2251.
     Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except on Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Lalit Raina, (202) 366-2314, 
[email protected], Office of Cargo and Commercial Sealift, Maritime 
Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.

    OMB Control Number: 2133-NEW.
    Title: Report of Ocean Shipments Moving Under the Cargo Preference 
Act of 1954--Bill of Lading--46 CFR part 381.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Type of Review: New Information Collection.
    Background: FAR clause 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned 
U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels, as prescribed at 47.507(a), is used in 
solicitations and contracts that may involve ocean transportation of 
supplies subject to the Cargo Preference Act of 1954. The contractor 
must submit one legible copy of a rated on-board bill of lading for 
each shipment to both the contracting officer and the Maritime 
Administration (MARAD). The contractor must flow this requirement down 
to all subcontracts and purchase orders under the contract.
    The information collection procedure requires that the designated 
reporting party send already prepared bills of lading as presented by 
the U.S.-flag and foreign-flag carriers. The bills of lading should be 
sent to MARAD within 20 days of loading in the United States or 30 days 
if originating outside the United States.
    Respondents: Shippers of ocean borne equipment, materials, or 
commodities financed in any way by federal funds (government impelled 
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 120.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 8,040.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 402.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the Department's 
performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the 
Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the 
information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized 
without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency 
will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.

(Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 
35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.93.)
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    Dated: June 6, 2019.

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.
T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-12330 Filed 6-11-19; 8:45 am]