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Mariner Survey Privacy Impact Assessment

The Mariner Survey (Survey) will be used by the Maritime Administration (MARAD) to collect voluntary information from mariners to develop a statistically valid estimate of the number of qualified merchant mariners who would be willing to serve on short notice during a period of National Need (i.e., war, armed conflict, national emergency, or maritime mobilization). MARAD has the authority, delegated from the Secretary of Transportation, to survey mariners. Title 46, United States Code (USC), Section 50102(a) states: “(a)In General ‐The Secretary of Transportation shall survey the merchant marine of the United States to determine whether replacements and additions are required to carry out the objectives and policy of section 50101 of this title.” 46 USC sections 50104, 51103, and 51104 are also applicable.

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Last updated: Friday, July 19, 2019