Information Collection Available for Public Comments and Recommendations

Summary:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Maritime Administration's (MARAD's) intention to request extension of approval for three years of a currently approved information collection.

Dates:

Comments should be submitted on or before May 16, 2011.

For further information contact:

Cmdr Michael DeRosa, Maritime Administration, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 300 Steamboat Road, New York, NY 11024. Telephone:516-726-5642; or e-mail: DeRosaM@USMMA.EDU. Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office.

Supplementary information:

Title of Collection: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Candidate Application for Admission.

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information collection.

OMB Control Number:2133-0010.

Form Numbers: KP 2-65.

Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from date of approval by the Office of Management and Budget.

Summary of Collection of Information: The collection consists of Parts I, II, and III of Form KP 2-65 (U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Application for Admission). Part I of the form is completed by individuals wishing to be admitted as students to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Need and Use of the Information: The information is necessary to select the best qualified candidates for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Description of Respondents: Individuals desiring to become students at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Annual Responses:2,500.

Annual Burden:12,500 hours.

Comments: Comments should refer to the docket number that appears at the top of this document. Written comments may be submitted to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Comments also may be submitted by electronic means via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Specifically address whether this information collection is necessary for proper performance of the functions of the agency and will have practical utility, accuracy of the burden estimates, ways to minimize this burden, and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. All comments received will be available for examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT(or EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An electronic version of this document is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.regulations.dot.gov.

Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all commentsreceived into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78) or you may visit http://www.regulations.dot.gov.

Authority:

49 CFR 1.66.

By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

Dated: March 10, 2011. Christine Gurland,

Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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