[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 65 (Wednesday, April 7, 2021)]
[Pages 18116-18117]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07140]



Maritime Administration

[Docket No. DOT-MARAD-2021-0018]

Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved 
Information Collection: Application and Reporting Requirements for 
Participation in the Maritime Security Program

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments on 
our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval to renew an information collection. The information to be 
collected will be used to determine if selected vessels are qualified 
to participate in the Maritime Security Program. We are required to 
publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 7, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. DOT-MARAD-
2021-0018] through one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Search using the above DOT docket number and 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.
    Comments are invited on: (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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rhonda Davis, 202-366-6379, Office of 
Sealift Support, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W23-343, Washington, DC 

    Title: Application and Reporting Requirements for Participation in 
the Maritime Security Program.
    OMB Control Number: 2133-0525.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a Previously Approved Information 
    Abstract: The Maritime Security Act of 2003 extended under Section 
3508 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, 
Public Law 112-239 provides for the enrollment of qualified vessels in 
the Maritime Security Program Fleet. Applications and amendments are 
used to select vessels for the fleet. Periodic reporting is used to 
monitor adherence of contractors to program parameters.
    Respondents: Vessel operators.
    Affected Public: Business or other for Profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 15.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 195.
    Annual Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 210.
    Frequency of Response: Monthly/Annually.

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    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.93.

    By Order of the Acting Maritime Administrator.
T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2021-07140 Filed 4-6-21; 8:45 am]