Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Maritime Administration Annual Service Obligation Compliance Report

CourtMaritime Administration
Citation86 FR 69361
Record Number2021-26506
Publication Date07 December 2021
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 232 (Tuesday, December 7, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 7, 2021)]
                [Notices]
                [Page 69361]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-26506]
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                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                Maritime Administration
                [Docket No. MARAD-2021-0262]
                Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information
                Collection: Maritime Administration Annual Service Obligation
                Compliance Report
                AGENCY: Maritime Administration, DOT.
                ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
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                SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this
                notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR)
                abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and
                Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a
                60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information
                collection was published on August 17, 2021.
                DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 6, 2022.
                ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed
                information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of
                this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular
                information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
                Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danielle Bennett, 202-366-7618, Office
                of Maritime Labor and Training, Maritime Administration, 1200 New
                Jersey Avenue SE, Room W23-458, Washington, DC 20590.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
                 Title: Maritime Administration Annual Service Obligation Compliance
                Report.
                 OMB Control Number: 2133-0509.
                 Type of Request: Renewal of a Previously Approved Information
                Collection.
                 Abstract: 46 U.S.C. 51306 and 46 U.S.C. 51509 imposes a service
                obligation on every graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and
                every State maritime academy Student Incentive Payment (SIP) program
                graduate. This mandatory service obligation is for the Federal
                financial assistance the graduate received as a student. The obligation
                consists of (1) maintaining a U.S. Coast Guard merchant mariner
                credentials with an officer endorsement; (2) serving as a commissioned
                officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve, the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve or any
                other reserve unit of an armed force of the United States following
                graduation from an academy (3) serving as a merchant marine officer on
                U.S.-flag vessels or as a commissioned officer on active duty in an
                armed or uniformed force of the United States, NOAA Corps, PHS Corps,
                or other MARAD approved service; and (4) report annually on their
                compliance with their service obligation after graduation.
                 Respondents: Graduates of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and
                State maritime academy Student Incentive Payment (SIP) program
                graduates.
                 Affected Public: Individuals and/or Households.
                 Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,100.
                 Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,100.
                 Frequency of Collection: Annually.
                 Estimated Time per Respondent: 20 minutes.
                 Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 700.
                 Public Comments Invited: Comments are invited on: Whether the
                proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper
                performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the
                information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the
                Department's estimate of the burden of the proposed information
                collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the
                information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the
                collection of information on respondents, including the use of
                automated collection techniques or other forms of information
                technology.
                (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. 2021-26506 Filed 12-6-21; 8:45 am]
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