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A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number.  The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2133-0010.  Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately five hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing, and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are voluntary.  Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to:  Information Collection Clearance Officer, Maritime Administration, MAR-390, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590.


In accordance with 5 U.S.C. § 552a, as amended, the following information is provided when supplying personal information to MARAD:

Authority46 U.S. Code § 51302 - Nomination and competitive appointment of cadets; 46 U.S. Code § 51303 - Non-competitive appointments; 46 U.S. Code § 51306 - Cadet commitment agreements.

Purpose: The information is used to evaluate each applicant for an appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Routine Uses: Information will be used by the United States Merchant Marine Academy as applicant background information to determine eligibility for appointment during the selection process, and to contact the applicant. The social security number is a basic identifier. Information may be shared within the Department of Transportation and Department of Defense in conjunction with functions required for admission to the Academy.

Disclosure: Voluntary; however, failure to provide the requested information may result in a delay or inability to process the application to the Academy.


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