[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 134 (Friday, July 12, 2019)]
[Pages 33275-33276]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-14844]



Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2019-0259]

Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management 
and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0046

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Thirty-day notice requesting comments.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the 
U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), 
abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval for 
reinstatement, without cange, of the following collection of 
information: 1625-0046, Cerificates of Financial Responsibility under 
the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. Our ICR describes the information we 
seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we 
only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of 

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DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard and OIRA on or before August 
12, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket 
number [USCG-2019-0259] to the Coast Guard using the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. Alternatively, you 
may submit comments to OIRA using one of the following means:
    (1) Email: [email protected].
    (2) Mail: OIRA, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, attention 
Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.
    (3) Fax: 202-395-6566. To ensure your comments are received in a 
timely manner, mark the fax, attention Desk Officer for the Coast 
    A copy of the ICR is available through the docket on the internet 
at https://www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available 
from: Commandant (CG-612), Attn: Paperwork Reduction Act Manager, U.S. 
Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, Stop 7710, 
Washington, DC 20593-7710.

Information Management, telephone 202-475-3532, or fax 202-372-8405, 
for questions on these documents.


Public Participation and Request for Comments

    This notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to 
OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard 
collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information 
describing the Collection's purpose, the Collection's likely burden on 
the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection, 
and other important information describing the Collection. There is one 
ICR for each Collection.
    The Coast Guard invites comments on whether this ICR should be 
granted based on the Collection being necessary for the proper 
performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard 
would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the 
Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection; 
(3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information 
subject to the Collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the 
Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Consistent with 
the requirements of Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and 
Controlling Regulatory Costs, and Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the 
Regulatory Reform Agenda, the Coast Guard is also requesting comments 
on the extent to which this request for information could be modified 
to reduce the burden on respondents. These comments will help OIRA 
determine whether to approve the ICR referred to in this notice.
    We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments 
and related materials. Comments to Coast Guard or OIRA must contain the 
OMB Control Number of the ICR. They must also contain the docket number 
of this request, [USCG-2019-0259], and must be received by August 12, 

Submitting Comments

    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using https://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate 
instructions. Documents mentioned in this notice, and all public 
comments, are in our online docket at https://www.regulations.gov and 
can be viewed by following that website's instructions. Additionally, 
if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will 
be notified when comments are posted.
    We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted 
without change to https://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the 
docket, you may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal 
Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal 
Register (70 FR 15086).
    OIRA posts its decisions on ICRs online at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain after the comment period for each ICR. An OMB notice 
of Action on each ICR will become available via a hyperlink in the OMB 
Control Number: 1625-0046.

Previous Request for Comments

    This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The 
Coast Guard has published the 60-day notice (84 FR 19093, May 3, 2019) 
required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That notice elicited no comments. 
Accordingly, no changes have been made to the Collections.

Information Collection Request

    Title: Certificcates of Financial Responsibility under the Oil 
Pollution Act of 1990.
    OMB Control Number: 1625-0046.
    Summary: The information collection requirements described in this 
supporting statement are necessary to provide evidence of a 
respondent's ability to pay for removal costs and damages associated 
with discharges or substantial threats of discharges of hazardous 
material or oil into the navigable waters, adjoining shorelines or the 
exclusive economic zone of the United States. The requirements are 
imposed generally on operators and financial guarantors of vessel over 
300 gross tons.
    Need: If the requested information is not collected, the Coast 
Guard will be unable to comply with the provisions of OPA and CERCLA to 
ensure that responsible parties have the ability to pay for cleanup 
costs and damages when there is an oil or hazardous material spill or 
threat of a spill.
    Legal authority: Section 1002 of OPA 90, as limited by section 
1004(a), or section 107(a)(1) of CERCLA.
    Forms: CG-5585, Application for Vessel Certificate of Financial 
Responsibility (Water Pollution); CG-5586, Insurance Guaranty; CG-5586-
1, Master Insurance Guaranty; CG-5586-2, Surety Bond Guaranty; CG-5586-
3, Financial Guaranty, and CG-5586-4, Master Financial Guaranty.
    Respondents: Vessel operators and approved insurers.
    Frequency: Annually, to include collection of information on a 
three year cycle.
    Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated annual burden remains 3,400 
hours a year.
    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 
35, as amended.

    Dated: July 9, 2019.
James D. Roppel,
Chief, Office of Information Management, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2019-14844 Filed 7-11-19; 8:45 am]