On 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, discussions between Coast Guard representatives and NASBLA's Vessel Identification, Registration and Titling Committee (VIRT) resulted in further revisions to Form CGHQ-3923, and to drafting instructions that eventually will be released to ensure consistency in completing and submitting the information. The updated form is now available under docket USCG-2014-0713 at regulations.gov as part of the supporting documents, and is also available for download and review from NASBLA's Federal Register page. A draft of NASBLA's organizational comments in support of the collection and form is currently in the works and will be posted upon completion.Got a question about the discussions and work that transpired between the Coast Guard and VIRT on this matter or on the Federal Register Notice and process? Post questions here. Or if you prefer, contact Rick Barrera, VIRT Committee Staff directly at email@example.com re the former, and me (firstname.lastname@example.org) on the latter.
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