A Notice and Request for Comments was published in the Federal Register, requesting comment on the information collections related to the recently-adopted Submarine Outage Reporting requirements, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (“PRA”).  The Commission currently estimates that the time per response is two hours, and the estimated frequency of responses for each respondent is .79 reports per year.   The Commission also estimates that there is no cost associated with this information collection and there is no impact on the Privacy Act.

The Commission is seeking comment on the accuracy of these burden estimates, as well as, whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, whether the information will have practical utility; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.

Comments are due January 17, 2017 and must be submitted via email to [email protected] and to [email protected].

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