The Coast Guard published a 60-day information collection request (ICR) notice in today’s Federal Register (79 FR 33572-33573) for their “Application and Permit to Handle Hazardous Materials” under 33 CFR 126.17 (facilities) and 49 CFR 176.415 (vessels).
The notice provides little information on proposed changes in the ICR beyond noting that the burden estimate is being reduced “from 205 hours to 182 hours a year due to a decrease in the estimated number of responses”. Based upon the detailed explanation [Word® Download Link] provided in the last submission of this ICR; I would assume that this means that only 58 entities were expected to file an average of 2.5 permit requests each year.
Public comment on this ICR is being solicited by the Coast Guard. Comments may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (www.Regulations.gov; Docket # USCG-2014-0154). Such comments should be submitted by August 11th, 2014.