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Coast Guard Reviewing Information Collection Used to Ensure Port Safety

Wednesday, February 03, 2016
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The Coast Guard is inviting comments through March 4 on the proposed reinstatement, with change, of an information collection entitled “Enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness via Electronic Transmission of Vessel Transit Data.” The Coast Guard collects, stores and analyzes data transmitted by long range identification and tracking and the Automatic Identification System to enhance maritime domain awareness, which is critical for ensuring port safety and security and ensuring the uninterrupted flow of commerce. Data is also used for marine safety and environmental protection purposes. The Coast Guard notes that the estimated burden of this collection, which falls on owners or operators of certain vessels, has increased from 204 hours to 47,245 hours a year due to an increase in the estimated annual number of responses.

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