Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 52077-52078 [05-17391]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 169 / Thursday, September 1, 2005 / Notices has renewed the charter for the Science Advisory Board (SAB) for a 2-year period, through August 9, 2007. The SAB is a federal advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463). DATES: Renewed through August 9, 2007. The charter has evolved since the SAB’s inception in 1997 so as to accurately describe the SAB’s purpose, membership, and administrative provisions. To more fully align the charter with the current state of the SAB and NOAA, the renewal charter has been modified as follows: (1) The first Objective has been changed to: ‘‘The SAB will advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services, so as to better understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet the Nation’s economic, social, and environmental needs.’’ This change aligns the charter with NOAA’s mission statement. (2) The SAB’s Objectives and Duties now authorize the SAB to conduct NOAA Cooperative Institute reviews, in addition to those of NOAA laboratories and programs. (3) The Administrative Provisions have been modified to clarify that the SAB reports only to the Under Secretary, and so strengthens its senior advisory role within NOAA. (4) The Administrative Provisions have also been modified to clarify that, when deemed appropriate, the SAB can choose to appoint NOAA employees to task forces and working groups. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dr. Michael Uhart, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11152, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301– 713–9121, Fax: 301–713–3515, E-mail: Michael.uhart@noaa.gov); or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http:// www.sab.noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: August 26, 2005. Louisa Koch, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 05–17443 Filed 8–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:30 Aug 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Title: Representative and Address Provisions. Form Number(s): PTO/SB/80/81/82/ 83/84/122/123/124A/124B/125A/125B. Agency Approval Number: 0651– 0035. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Burden: 23,668 hours annually. Number of Respondents: 370,766 responses per year. Avg. Hours Per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 3 to 12 minutes (0.05 to 0.2 hours) to gather the necessary information, prepare the form, and submit a completed request involving a power of attorney, correspondence address, or Customer Number. The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 1 hour to prepare and submit a petition related to power of attorney and 1 hour and 30 minutes (1.5 hours) to submit a Customer Number Upload Spreadsheet, including the time to prepare the spreadsheet file on diskette or CD and to produce a signed cover letter. Needs and Uses: Under 35 U.S.C. 2 and 37 CFR 1.31–1.36 and 1.363, this information collection is used by the public to grant or revoke power of attorney in a patent application, to withdraw as attorney or agent of record, to authorize a practitioner to act in a representative capacity, to designate or change the correspondence address or fee address for one or more applications or patents, to request a Customer Number, and to designate or change the correspondence address, fee address, or list of practitioners associated with a Customer Number. The Customer Number practice permits authorized individuals to change the correspondence address, fee address, or representatives of record for a number of patents or applications with one change request instead of filing separate requests for each patent or application. The USPTO uses the information in this collection to determine who is PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52077 authorized to take action in an application or patent on behalf of the applicant or assignee and where to send correspondence regarding an application or patent. This information collection currently contains eight paper forms, and customers may also submit information using the Customer Number Upload Spreadsheet format. The USPTO is adding the Authorization to Act in a Representative Capacity (PTO/SB/84), two petitions, and electronic power of attorney submissions to this collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other forprofits, not-for-profit institutions, farms, the Federal Government, and state, local or tribal governments. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by any of the following methods: • E-mail: Susan.Brown@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0035 copy request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 571–273–0112, marked to the attention of Susan Brown. • Mail: Susan K. Brown, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Data Architecture and Services, Data Administration Division, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent on or before October 3, 2005 to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Dated: August 26, 2005. Susan K. Brown, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Data Architecture and Services, Data Administration Division. [FR Doc. 05–17408 Filed 8–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 52078 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 169 / Thursday, September 1, 2005 / Notices respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95)(44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of the collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Since 2003, the Spirit of Service awards has enabled the Corporation to recognize exceptional organizations and program participants from each of the Corporation’s three programs: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve. Prior to 2003, AmeriCorps recognized its outstanding members annually through the All-AmeriCorps Awards, which were initiated in 1999 and presented by President Clinton as part of the 5th anniversary celebration of the program. Senior Corps had recognized its outstanding projects and volunteers at its own national conference, and Learn and Serve America recognized exemplary programs and participants through its Leaders School selection and the President’s Student Service Awards. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning the Spirit of Service Award nomination guidelines for the Corporate Award. This award is for people, companies, or organizations, who have a relationship with a grantee funded by the Corporation through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and/or Learn and Serve America and are nominated by a Corporation-sponsored grantee program. Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the address section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by October 31, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Office of Public Affairs; Attention David Premo, Public Affairs Associate, Room 10302E; 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom at the 8th VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:30 Aug 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 Floor at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. (3) By fax to: (202) 606–3460, Attention David Premo, Public Affairs Associate. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: dpremo@cns.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Premo, (202) 606–6717, or by e-mail at dpremo@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Corporation is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Corporation, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are expected to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses). Background The Corporate Spirit of Service Award nomination is completed by a Corporation grantee program representative (Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and/or Learn and Serve America) to recognize people, companies or organizations that have made an exceptional contribution to their program. The application can be submitted electronically at http:// www.NationalService.gov/ SpiritofService or by my mail or overnight delivery or by hand delivery or by courier. Current Action The Corporation seeks to establish specific nomination guidelines for the Spirit of Service Corporate Award. This award will recognize people, companies, or organizations, that have made an exceptional contribution to a grantee program funded by the Corporation (Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and/or Learn and Serve America). Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: Spirit of Service Awards Nomination Guidelines and Application—Corporate. OMB Number: None. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Not-for-profit organizations, State, local and Tribal government, and other institutions supported by Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service. Total Respondents: 200. Frequency: Annual. Average Time Per Response: 3 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 600 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: August 26, 2005. Sandy Scott, Acting Director, Office of Public Affairs. [FR Doc. 05–17391 Filed 8–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Finance and Accounting Service; Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DoD. ACTION: Notice to Amend a System of Records; T7330 DFAS Payroll Locator File System (PLFS). AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is amending a system of records notice to its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. DATES: This action will be effective without further notice on October 3, 2005 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination. Send comments to Ms. Linda Krabbenhoft, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Program Manager, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Denver, 6760 E. Irvington Place, Denver, CO 80279– 8000, telephone (303) 676–6045. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Linda Krabbenhoft at (303) 676–6045. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Defense Finance and Accounting ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 169 (Thursday, September 1, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52077-52078]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17391]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service 
(hereinafter the ``Corporation''), as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and

[[Page 52078]]

respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to 
provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to 
comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95)(44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be 
provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial 
resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, 
and the impact of the collection requirement on respondents can be 
properly assessed.
    Since 2003, the Spirit of Service awards has enabled the 
Corporation to recognize exceptional organizations and program 
participants from each of the Corporation's three programs: Senior 
Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve. Prior to 2003, AmeriCorps 
recognized its outstanding members annually through the All-AmeriCorps 
Awards, which were initiated in 1999 and presented by President Clinton 
as part of the 5th anniversary celebration of the program. Senior Corps 
had recognized its outstanding projects and volunteers at its own 
national conference, and Learn and Serve America recognized exemplary 
programs and participants through its Leaders School selection and the 
President's Student Service Awards.
    Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning the 
Spirit of Service Award nomination guidelines for the Corporate Award. 
This award is for people, companies, or organizations, who have a 
relationship with a grantee funded by the Corporation through Senior 
Corps, AmeriCorps, and/or Learn and Serve America and are nominated by 
a Corporation-sponsored grantee program.
    Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed in the address section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office 
listed in the ADDRESSES section by October 31, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the 
information collection activity, by any of the following methods:
    (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community 
Service, Office of Public Affairs; Attention David Premo, Public 
Affairs Associate, Room 10302E; 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, 
DC, 20525.
    (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation's mailroom at 
the 8th Floor at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 
9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    (3) By fax to: (202) 606-3460, Attention David Premo, Public 
Affairs Associate.
    (4) Electronically through the Corporation's e-mail address system: 
dpremo@cns.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Premo, (202) 606-6717, or by e-
mail at dpremo@cns.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Corporation is particularly interested 
in comments that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the 
Corporation, including whether the information will have practical 
utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are expected to respond, including the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses).

Background

    The Corporate Spirit of Service Award nomination is completed by a 
Corporation grantee program representative (Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, 
and/or Learn and Serve America) to recognize people, companies or 
organizations that have made an exceptional contribution to their 
program. The application can be submitted electronically at http://
www.NationalService.gov/SpiritofService or by my mail or overnight 
delivery or by hand delivery or by courier.

Current Action

    The Corporation seeks to establish specific nomination guidelines 
for the Spirit of Service Corporate Award. This award will recognize 
people, companies, or organizations, that have made an exceptional 
contribution to a grantee program funded by the Corporation (Senior 
Corps, AmeriCorps, and/or Learn and Serve America).
    Type of Review: New.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Spirit of Service Awards Nomination Guidelines and 
Application--Corporate.
    OMB Number: None.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit organizations, State, local and 
Tribal government, and other institutions supported by Senior Corps, 
AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America grants from the Corporation for 
National and Community Service.
    Total Respondents: 200.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Average Time Per Response: 3 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 600 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: August 26, 2005.
Sandy Scott,
Acting Director, Office of Public Affairs.
[FR Doc. 05-17391 Filed 8-31-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6050-$$-P