In the Federal Register—Calling All Commenters
Federal Register Notice: State (Vessel) Registration Data – Deadline Nov. 26, 2018
Oct. 26, 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard published a 30-day Federal Register Notice seeking final public comment on its upcoming request to OMB for approval of the annual collection of vessel registration information from the states and authorization of a revised Form CGHQ-3923 State Registration Data. This marks the culmination of a multi-year process to bring the collection and form into alignment with changes in CFR vessel type terms resulting from the 2012 issuance of the Final Rule on Changes to SNS, VIS and BARD. Delays in the formal approval process had led to multiple forms with varying levels of detail in use by states to submit the registration data to the Coast Guard.
However, since the 60-day Federal Register Notice on the collection was published, lengthy discussions between the Coast Guard and NASBLA’s Vessel Identification, Registration and Titling Committee (VIRT) resulted in further revisions to Form CGHQ-3923, and to drafts of instructions that will eventually be released to ensure consistency in recording the information. The updated form is available under docket USCG-2014-0713 at regulations.gov as part of the supplemental documents. The form also is available for download from NASBLA’s Federal Register page.
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