Oil, Gas, and Sulphur Operations and Leasing in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)-Cost Recovery, 56119 [05-19223]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 185 / Monday, September 26, 2005 / Rules and Regulations instrumentalities of the U.S. Government. (d) Assignments. Any producer entitled to any payment under this part may assign any payments in accordance with the provisions of 7 CFR part 1404. § 1430.315 Termination of program. This program ends after payment has been made to those applicants certified as eligible pursuant to the application period established in § 1430.304. All eligibility determinations shall be final except as otherwise determined by the Deputy Administrator. Signed at Washington, DC, on September 13, 2005. James R. Little, Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 05–19127 Filed 9–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P New Orleans, Louisiana, has been closed since Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed that disaster. Moreover, many of the lessees and operators subject to the rule are similarly engaged in the restoration of normal operations following Hurricane Katrina. Lessees and operators will be making changes in their own procedures to comply with the rule. Lessees and operators whose operations have been interrupted as a result of the hurricane may not be able to make these changes until normal operations resume. Accordingly, the Department of the Interior is postponing the effective date of the final rule until January 1, 2006. Dated: September 20, 2005. Rebecca W. Watson, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 05–19223 Filed 9–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 30 CFR Parts 250 and 256 Patent and Trademark Office RIN 1010–AD16 37 CFR Parts 1, 2, 3, 5, and 10 Oil, Gas, and Sulphur Operations and Leasing in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)—Cost Recovery [Docket No.: 2005–P–053] Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date. Provisions for Claiming the Benefit of a Provisional Application With a NonEnglish Specification and Other Miscellaneous Matters AGENCY: MMS is delaying until January 1, 2006, the effective date of a rule that will implement fees to offset MMS’s costs of providing certain services related to its mineral programs. This delay is necessary because of damage caused in the New Orleans area by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding. The delay will provide relief to the government and the oil and gas industry as they recover from this disaster. DATES: The effective date of the rule amending 30 CFR Parts 250 and 256 published at 70 FR 49871, August 25, 2005 is delayed until January 1, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Mazzullo, Offshore Minerals Management (OMM) Budget Office at (703) 787–1691. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The rule published August 25, 2005, requires MMS to develop additional procedures that MMS will provide to the oil and gas industry in the form of a Notice to Lessees. The primary office responsible for developing those procedures, the MMS Gulf of Mexico Regional Office in SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:11 Sep 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 RIN 0651–AB85 United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is amending the rules of practice to require that: A copy of the English translation of a foreign-language provisional application be filed in the provisional application if a nonprovisional application claims the benefit of the provisional application; a copy of documentary evidence supporting a claim of ownership be recorded in the Office’s assignment records when an assignee takes action in a patent matter; and separate copies of a document be submitted to the Office for recording in the Office’s assignment records, each accompanied by a cover sheet, if the document to be recorded includes an interest in, or a transaction involving, both patents and trademarks. DATES: Effective November 25, 2005. Applicability Date: The changes apply to any paper, application or reexamination proceeding filed in the Office on or after November 25, 2005. Further, if a nonprovisional patent PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 56119 application claims the benefit of the filing date of a non-English provisional application, a translation of the provisional application and a statement that the translation was accurate required by 37 CFR 1.78(a)(5)(iv) will not be required to be filed in the provisional application, if the translation and statement were filed in the nonprovisional application before November 25, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karin Ferriter (571–272–7744), Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, or Robert J. Spar (571–272– 7700), Director of the Office of Patent Legal Administration, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, directly by phone, or by facsimile to 571–273–7744, or by mail addressed to: Mail Stop Comments—Patents, Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This final rule revises the rules of practice in title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) pertaining to records related to signature, availability of patent application files, power of attorney, provisional applications, and assignments. Discussion of Specific Rules Section 1.4: Section 1.4(d)(2) is amended to delete ‘‘with a signature in permanent dark ink or its equivalent,’’ because dark ink applies to handwritten signatures, not S-signatures. Section 1.4(d)(2)(ii) is amended to move the word ‘‘only’’ in the second sentence thereof from immediately preceding the word ‘‘be’’ to immediately following the word ‘‘used’’ and to change ‘‘registered practitioner’’ to ‘‘patent practitioner (§ 1.32(a)(1)).’’ The term ‘‘patent practitioner’’ is defined in § 1.32(a). Section 1.11: Section 1.11(a) is amended for clarity and to reflect the policy regarding availability to the public of papers in the files of applications that have been published. For example, § 1.11(a) is amended to remove ‘‘abandoned’’ before ‘‘published application.’’ Published applications are not physically available to the public to copy and inspect if the file is maintained in a paper file wrapper. If a published application is not maintained in paper, but is instead maintained in the image file wrapper (IFW) system, the application is made available for public inspection through the Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system pursuant to § 1.14(a)(1)(iii) and 1.14(b). Since most E:\FR\FM\26SER1.SGM 26SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 185 (Monday, September 26, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 56119]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-19223]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service

30 CFR Parts 250 and 256

RIN 1010-AD16


Oil, Gas, and Sulphur Operations and Leasing in the Outer 
Continental Shelf (OCS)--Cost Recovery

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior.

ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date.

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SUMMARY: MMS is delaying until January 1, 2006, the effective date of a 
rule that will implement fees to offset MMS's costs of providing 
certain services related to its mineral programs. This delay is 
necessary because of damage caused in the New Orleans area by Hurricane 
Katrina and subsequent flooding. The delay will provide relief to the 
government and the oil and gas industry as they recover from this 
disaster.

DATES: The effective date of the rule amending 30 CFR Parts 250 and 256 
published at 70 FR 49871, August 25, 2005 is delayed until January 1, 
2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Mazzullo, Offshore Minerals 
Management (OMM) Budget Office at (703) 787-1691.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The rule published August 25, 2005, requires 
MMS to develop additional procedures that MMS will provide to the oil 
and gas industry in the form of a Notice to Lessees. The primary office 
responsible for developing those procedures, the MMS Gulf of Mexico 
Regional Office in New Orleans, Louisiana, has been closed since 
Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed that disaster. 
Moreover, many of the lessees and operators subject to the rule are 
similarly engaged in the restoration of normal operations following 
Hurricane Katrina. Lessees and operators will be making changes in 
their own procedures to comply with the rule. Lessees and operators 
whose operations have been interrupted as a result of the hurricane may 
not be able to make these changes until normal operations resume. 
Accordingly, the Department of the Interior is postponing the effective 
date of the final rule until January 1, 2006.

    Dated: September 20, 2005.
Rebecca W. Watson,
Assistant Secretary--Land and Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. 05-19223 Filed 9-23-05; 8:45 am]
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