[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 10 (Friday, January 14, 2022)]
[Pages 2445-2446]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-00693]



Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2021-0826]

Information Collection Request to Office of Management and 
Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0068

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Sixty-Day notice requesting comments.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of 
its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0068, 
State Access to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for Removal Costs 
under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990; without change. Our ICR describes 
the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting 
this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described 

DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before March 15, 2022.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket 
number [USCG-2021-0826] to the Coast Guard using the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See the ``Public 
participation and request for comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments.
    A copy of the ICR is available through the docket on the internet 
at https://www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available 
WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7710.

Management, telephone 202-475-3528, 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. 3501 et seq., 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.
    In response to your comments, we may revise this ICR or decide not 
to seek an extension of approval for the Collection. We will consider 
all comments and material received during the comment period.
    We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments 
and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of 
the ICR and the docket number of this request, [USCG-2021-0826], and 
must be received by March 15, 2022.

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

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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 
submissions in response to this document, see DHS's eRulemaking System 
of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020).

Information Collection Request

    Title: State Access to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for 
Removal Costs under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
    OMB Control Number: 1625-0068.
    Summary: This information collection is the mechanism for a 
Governor, or their designated representative, of a state to make a 
request for payment from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSLTF) in 
an amount not to exceed $250,000 for removal cost consistent with the 
National Contingency Plan required for the immediate removal of a 
discharge, or the mitigation or prevention of a substantial threat of 
discharge, of oil.
    Need: This information collection is required by, 33 CFR part 133, 
for implementing 33 U.S.C. 2712(d)(1) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 
(OPA 90). The information provided by the State to the National 
Pollution Fund Center (NPFC)is used to determine whether expenditures 
submitted by the state to the OSLTF are compensable, and, where 
compensable, to ensure the correct amount of reimbursement is made by 
the OSLTF to the state. If the information is not collected, the Coast 
Guard and the National Pollution Funds Center will be unable to justify 
the resulting expenditures, and thus be unable to recover costs from 
the parties responsible for the spill when they can be identified.
    Forms: None.
    Respondents: Governor of a state or their designated 
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden of 3 hours a year 
remains unchanged.
    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 
35, as amended.

    Dated: January 11, 2022.
Kathleen Claffie,
Chief, Office of Privacy Management, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2022-00693 Filed 1-13-22; 8:45 am]