Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0010


Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 240 (Friday, December 14, 2018)

Federal Register Volume 83, Number 240 (Friday, December 14, 2018)


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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office

FR Doc No: 2018-27105



Coast Guard

Docket No. USCG-2018-0490

Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0010

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 an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0010, Defect/

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Noncompliance Report and Campaign update Report; without change. 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 duties.

DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard and OIRA on or before January 14, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number USCG-2018-0490 to the Coast Guard using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 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.

A copy of the ICR is available through the docket on the internet at 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Anthony Smith, Office of 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. 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-2018-0490, and must be received by January 14, 2019.

Submitting Comments

We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at If your material cannot be submitted using, 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 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 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 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: 1625-0010.

Previous Request for Comments

This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The Coast Guard published the 60-day notice (83 FR 29130, June 22, 2018) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That Notice elicited two comments. One comment was unrelated to this information collection request. The other comment was written by an employee of a recreational boat manufacturer, who provided the Coast Guard with some information on how the reports assist manufacturers in compliance. The commenter said that the two forms, Defect/Noncompliance Report (CG-4917) and the Campaign Update Report (CG-4918), provide the manufacturer with the tools necessary to report and track defect notifications, as well as recalls. Additionally, the commenter opinioned that the burden time estimate on this ICR are reasonable and that the forms are helpful. The comment suggested that we can improve the process by allowing online submissions and an email notification system that notifies manufacturers when the forms are coming due. The Coast Guard accepts these forms electronically through email, but does not currently have the capacity to create an monitor an online portal or email notification for these forms. We may reconsider this possibility in the future. Accordingly, no changes have been made to the Collection.

Information Collection Request

Title: Defect/Noncompliance Report and Campaign Update Report.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0010.

Summary: Manufacturers whose products contain defects that create a substantial risk of personal injury to the public or fail to comply with an applicable Coast Guard safety standard are required to conduct defect notification and recall campaigns in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 4310. Regulations in 33 CFR 179 require manufacturers to submit certain reports to the Coast Guard concerning progress made in notifying owners and making repairs.

Need: Under 46 U.S.C. 4310(d) and (e); and 33 CFR 179.13 and 179.15, the manufacturer shall provide the Commandant of the Coast Guard with an initial report consisting of certain information about the defect notification and recall campaign being conducted and follow up reports describing progress. Upon receipt of information from a manufacturer indicating the initiation of a recall, the Recreational Boating Product Assurance Branch assigns a recall campaign number, and sends the manufacturer CG Forms CG-4917 and CG-4918 for supplying the information.

Forms: CG-4917, Defect/Noncompliance Report and CG-4918, Campaign Update Report.

Respondents: Manufacturers of boats and certain items of ``designated'' associated equipment (inboard engines, outboard motors, sterndrive engines or an inflatable personal flotation device approved under 46 CFR 160.076).

Frequency: Quarterly.

Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 207 hours to 166.5 hours a year due to the change in the average number of recall campaigns conducted during the last 21 years.

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Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

Dated: December 11, 2018.

James D. Roppel,

U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Chief, Office of Information Management.

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