Information Collection: 10 CFR Part 81, “Standard Specifications for Granting of Patent Licenses”, 27879-27880 [2017-12725]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 116 / Monday, June 19, 2017 / Notices information to help improve agency operations and services. Estimate of Burden: The burden on the public will change according to the needs of each individual customer satisfaction survey; however, each survey is estimated to take approximately 30 minutes per response. Respondents: Will vary among individuals or households; business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; farms; federal government; state, local or tribal governments. Estimated number of responses per survey: This will vary by survey. Dated: June 13, 2017. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2017–12577 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Permits Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 National Science Foundation. Notice of permit issued. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nature McGinn, ACA Permit Officer, Office of Polar Programs, Rm. 755, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. Or by email: ACApermits@nsf.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 25, 2017 the National Science Foundation published a notice in the Federal Register of a permit application received. The permit was issued on June 14, 2017 to: John H. Postlethwait, Permit No. 2018–001. SUMMARY: Nadene G. Kennedy, Polar Coordination Specialist, Office of Polar Programs. [FR Doc. 2017–12690 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES [NRC–2017–0086] Information Collection: 10 CFR Part 81, ‘‘Standard Specifications for Granting of Patent Licenses’’ Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Renewal of existing information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ‘‘Standard Specifications for the Granting of Patent Licenses.’’ DATES: Submit comments by August 18, 2017. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2017–0086. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Mail Stop: T–2 F43, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@ NRC.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2017– 0086 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publiclyavailable information related to this action by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2017–0086. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27879 Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The supporting statement is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML17088A276. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. • NRC’s Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by contacting NRC’s Clearance Officer, David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@ NRC.GOV. B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2017– 0086 in the subject line of your comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make your comment submission available to the public in this docket. The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. II. Background In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the NRC is requesting public comment on its intention to request the OMB’s approval for the information collection summarized below. 1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 81, ‘‘Standard Specifications for Granting of Patent Licenses.’’ E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 27880 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 116 / Monday, June 19, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 2. OMB approval number: 3150–0121. 3. Type of submission: Extension. 4. The form number, if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required or requested: Applications for licenses are submitted once. Other reports are submitted annually or as other events require. 6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Applicants for and holders of NRC licenses to NRC inventions. 7. The estimated number of annual responses: 1. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 1. 9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: 37; however, no applications are anticipated during the next three years. 10. Abstract: As specified in part 81 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), the NRC may grant nonexclusive licenses or limited exclusive licenses to its patented inventions to responsible applicants. Applicants for licenses to NRC inventions are required to provide information which may provide the basis for granting the requested license. In addition, all license holders must submit periodic reports on efforts to bring the invention to a point of practical application and the extent to which they are making the benefits of the invention reasonably accessible to the public. Exclusive license holders must submit additional information if they seek to extend their licenses, issue sublicenses, or transfer the licenses. In addition, if requested, exclusive license holders must promptly supply to the United States Government copies of all pleadings and other papers filed in any patent infringement lawsuit, as well as evidence from proceedings relating to the licensed patent. III. Specific Requests for Comments The NRC is seeking comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the estimate of the burden of the information collection accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection on respondents be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 14th day of June, 2017. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–12725 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 40–3392; NRC–2017–0143] Honeywell International, Inc.; Metropolis Works Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: License renewal application; opportunity to request a hearing and to petition for leave to intervene. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering an application for the renewal of source materials license, SUB–526, from Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell), for its Metropolis Works (MTW) facility, located in Metropolis, Illinois. Honeywell submitted its license renewal application (LRA) by letter dated February 8, 2017. Originally issued on December 17, 1958, the license has been renewed many times, most recently on May 11, 2007. License SUB–526 authorizes Honeywell’s MTW facility to convert uranium ore into pure uranium hexafluoride, via the dry conversion process, for use in enrichment operations. In its February 8, 2017, LRA, Honeywell requests a renewed license term of 40 years. DATES: A request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene must be filed by August 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2017–0143 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2017–0143. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, select SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. Honeywell’s February 8, 2017, LRA is available in ADAMS under Package Accession No. ML17048A263; and the NRC staff’s May 2, 2017, acceptance of Honeywell’s LRA and notice of timely renewal status is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML17111A740. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tilda Liu, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 404–997– 4730; email: Tilda.Liu@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The NRC has received, by letter dated February 8, 2017, a license renewal application (LRA) from Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell or the applicant) for its Metropolis Works (MTW) facility, located in Metropolis, Illinois. Honeywell is the holder of a source materials license (Number SUB– 526), issued by the NRC pursuant to part 40 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). Originally issued on December 17, 1958, the license has been renewed many times, most recently on May 11, 2007. License SUB– 526 authorizes Honeywell’s MTW facility to convert uranium ore into pure uranium hexafluoride, via the dry conversion process, for use in enrichment operations. In its LRA, Honeywell requests a renewed license term of 40 years. An administrative review, documented in a letter to Honeywell dated May 2, 2017, found the LRA acceptable to begin a formal technical review. If the LRA is approved, the NRC will need to make the findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the NRC’s regulations. These findings will be documented in a safety evaluation report and an environmental assessment. II. Opportunity To Request a Hearing and Petition for Leave To Intervene Within 60 days after the date of publication of this notice, any persons (petitioner) whose interest may be affected by this action may file a request E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27879-27880]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12725]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2017-0086]


Information Collection: 10 CFR Part 81, ``Standard Specifications 
for Granting of Patent Licenses''

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Renewal of existing information collection; request for 
comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public 
comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval for an existing collection of information. The information 
collection is entitled, ``Standard Specifications for the Granting of 
Patent Licenses.''

DATES: Submit comments by August 18, 2017. Comments received after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission 
is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before 
this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2017-0086. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-
3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     Mail comments to: David Cullison, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, Mail Stop: T-2 F43, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting 
comments, see ``Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2084; email: 
INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2017-0086 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain 
publicly-available information related to this action by any of the 
following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2017-0086.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and 
then select ``Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, 
please contact the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 
1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The 
supporting statement is available in ADAMS under Accession No. 
ML17088A276.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
     NRC's Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of 
information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by 
contacting NRC's Clearance Officer, David Cullison, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2084; email: 
INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2017-0086 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your 
comment submission. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as entering the comment submissions into 
ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove 
identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove such information before making the comment submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Background

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35), the NRC is requesting public comment on its intention to 
request the OMB's approval for the information collection summarized 
below.
    1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 81, 
``Standard Specifications for Granting of Patent Licenses.''

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    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0121.
    3. Type of submission: Extension.
    4. The form number, if applicable: N/A.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: Applications 
for licenses are submitted once. Other reports are submitted annually 
or as other events require.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Applicants for and 
holders of NRC licenses to NRC inventions.
    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 1.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 1.
    9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the 
information collection requirement or request: 37; however, no 
applications are anticipated during the next three years.
    10. Abstract: As specified in part 81 of title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR), the NRC may grant nonexclusive licenses 
or limited exclusive licenses to its patented inventions to responsible 
applicants. Applicants for licenses to NRC inventions are required to 
provide information which may provide the basis for granting the 
requested license. In addition, all license holders must submit 
periodic reports on efforts to bring the invention to a point of 
practical application and the extent to which they are making the 
benefits of the invention reasonably accessible to the public. 
Exclusive license holders must submit additional information if they 
seek to extend their licenses, issue sublicenses, or transfer the 
licenses. In addition, if requested, exclusive license holders must 
promptly supply to the United States Government copies of all pleadings 
and other papers filed in any patent infringement lawsuit, as well as 
evidence from proceedings relating to the licensed patent.

III. Specific Requests for Comments

    The NRC is seeking comments that address the following questions:
    1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC 
to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical 
utility?
    2. Is the estimate of the burden of the information collection 
accurate?
    3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected?
    4. How can the burden of the information collection on respondents 
be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology?

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 14th day of June, 2017.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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