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Application and Certification Requirements for Distributors of NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts
Type of Information Collection:
Extension without change of a currently approved collection
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Type of Review Request:
OIRA Conclusion Action:
Approved without change
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Inventory as of this Action
36 Months From Approved
Time Burden (Hours)
Cost Burden (Dollars)
Electronic navigational charts (ENCs) are one of NOAA’s products under its Nautical Charting Program. Official NOAA ENCs which conform to International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) standards may be used in a type approved display system, such as an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), to comply with Federal nautical chart carriage requirements administered by the Coast Guard. In 2005, NOAA established a certification program for the re-distribution of official NOAA ENCs, codified in 15 CFR part 995, in order to ensure the quality and content of official NOAA ENCs remains intact throughout the redistribution process. The information collected allows NOAA to administer the regulation, and to better understand which ENC's are being distributed more often, resulting in products that meet the needs of the customer in a timely and efficient manner.
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Federal Register Citation:
Not associated with rulemaking
Federal Register Notices & Comments
Federal Register Citation:
73 FR 26082
Federal Register Citation:
73 FR 43684
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Number of Information Collection (IC) in this ICR:
Distributors of NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts - Semiannual Reports
Distributors of NOAA ENCs - Error reports
ICR Summary of Burden
Change Due to New Statute
Change Due to Agency Discretion
Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate
Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses
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Total annual responses expected: 16 semi-annual reports plus 208 error reports = 224 (276 down to 224 = -52). The reporting burden decreased by 208 hours. Adjustments are based on the following factors: Negative adjustments: • The previous estimates were based on 9, rather than 8, respondents. Since the burden per respondent was estimated at 60 hours per year, this removes 60 hours. • No certification applications are expected in the next three years, removing another 16 hours/5 years for each of 8 respondents = 26 hours. • Set-up and maintenance of data registries is no longer counted as burden, as it is a normal business practice, already in use by the respondents before certification (this burden was counted in error in the original submission), removing 198 hours. • Routine checking for and reporting of corruption of data when downloading is also considered a normal business practice, removing 8 hours. • No NOAA testing of respondents’ compression/decompression and encryption/decryption software and documentation is needed, removing 2 hours. • Reports which were formerly required quarterly are now required twice per year, and their hourly estimate has decreased from 1.5 hours to 1 hour, removing a total of 32 hours. • Labeling of software to distinguish for customers what is and is not official NOAA ENC data has already been accomplished, removing 192 hours. Subtotal of decreases due to adjustment: 518 hours. Error reports were previously estimated at a total of 2 hours annually, while currently they are estimated at 312 hours, resulting in a positive adjustment of 310 hours. The net decrease is thus 208 hours. Cost adjustment: All costs estimated in the previous request are no longer included, either because: 1) they were incorrectly counted as costs for this particular information collection, rather than as normal business costs, e.g. computer and software upgrades, or 2) they have been determined not to be applicable, e.g. cost of mailing labels for reports which are actually submitted electronically. Cost estimate for the next three years: $0.
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Common Form ICR:
On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
(a) It is necessary for the proper performance of agency functions;
(b) It avoids unnecessary duplication;
(c) It reduces burden on small entities;
(d) It uses plain, coherent, and unambiguous language that is understandable to respondents;
(e) Its implementation will be consistent and compatible with current reporting and recordkeeping practices;
(f) It indicates the retention periods for recordkeeping requirements;
(g) It informs respondents of the information called for under 5 CFR 1320.8 (b)(3) about:
(i) Why the information is being collected;
(ii) Use of information;
(iii) Burden estimate;
(iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
(v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
(vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
(h) It was developed by an office that has planned and allocated resources for the efficient and effective management and use of the information to be collected.
(i) It uses effective and efficient statistical survey methodology (if applicable); and
(j) It makes appropriate use of information technology.
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.