2018-12573. Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Candidate Application for Admission  

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    AGENCY:

    Maritime Administration.

    ACTION:

    Notice and request for comments.

    SUMMARY:

    The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments on Start Printed Page 27369our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information to be collected will be used to apply for admission to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Collection of information is completed digitally through an online candidate portal. Part I of the Candidate Application is used to establish initial eligibility. The Academic Information Request, Candidate Activities Record, School Official Evaluations and Biographical Essay are used by the USMMA admissions staff and its Candidate Evaluation Board to select the best qualified candidates for the Academy. Result from the administration of the Candidate Fitness Assessment are used to determine physical qualification. Candidates may also submit an optional resume and additional recommendation letters with their application. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

    DATES:

    Comments must be submitted on or before August 13, 2018.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may submit comments identified by Docket No. MARAD-2018-0094 through one of the following methods:

    • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Search using the above DOT docket number and follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
    • Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays.

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the Department's performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information collection.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    CDR Mike Bedryk, CDR USMS, Director of Admissions, 516.726.5641, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 300 Steamboat Road, New York, NY 11024, www.usmma.edu/​admissions.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

    OMB Control Number: 2133-0010.

    Type of Request: Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection.

    Abstract: Regulations pertaining to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) appeared in the Federal Register (Vol. 47, No. 98, p. 21811, dated May 20, 1982) as a final rule. Part 310.57(a) of 46 CFR provides for the collection of information from anyone who is a prospect for admission. It states that “all candidates shall submit an application for admission to the Academy's Admissions Office.” Thus, the collection of information through the use of a digital application is the primary means by which selections for admission are made. The information collection consists of Part I, the Academic Information Request, Candidate Activities Record, three School Official Evaluation and Biographical Essay and Candidate Fitness Assessment. Part I of the form is completed by individuals wishing to be admitted as students to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The information from the Academic Information Request, Candidate Activities Record, School Official Evaluations and Biographical Essay is used by the USMMA admissions staff and its Candidate Evaluation Board to select the best qualified candidates for the Academy.

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

    Affected Public: Individuals or households.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2000.

    Estimated Number of Responses: 2000.

    Estimated Hours per Response: 5.

    Annual Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,000.

    Frequency of Response: Annually.

    (Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.93.)

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    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: June 7, 2018.

    T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr.,

    Secretary, Maritime Administration.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-12573 Filed 6-11-18; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
06/12/2018
Department:
Transportation Department
Agency:
Maritime Administration
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice and request for comments.
Document Number:
2018-12573
Dates:
Comments must be submitted on or before August 13, 2018.
Pages:
27368-27369 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
Docket No. MARAD-2018-0094
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-12573.pdf