Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 12682-12683 [E6-3503]

Download as PDF 12682 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 48 / Monday, March 13, 2006 / Notices Tim Sampson, Upstream Department, e-mail: sampson@api.org. For additional information on the overall API standards program, contact: David Miller, Standards Department, e-mail: miller@api.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: March 3, 2006. William Jeffrey, Director. [FR Doc. E6–3519 Filed 3–10–06; 8:45 am] Administrator for Fisheries. The group will be briefed on the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act reauthorization, offshore aquaculture, and the NOAA budget. March 29, 2006 In the morning, the group will be given a briefing on the National Research Council’s independent review of NOAA’s recreational fishing data collection program. In the afternoon, the group will be updated on a proposal to create a saltwater angler registry. BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE March 30, 2006 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D.030706B] Joint State Fish and Game Department Directors and Saltwater Sportfishing Community Public Meeting The group will reconvene to receive an update on progress made on the implementation of NOAA’s recreational fisheries strategic plan. Special Accommodations National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open public meeting. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of NMFS with the state fish and game department directors and saltwater sportfishing community. This 3-day meeting is held to solicit stakeholder and constituent input on NOAA’s recreational fishing data collection program. Agenda topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. All sessions will be open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held March 28, 2006, from 12 noon to 5 p.m., March 29, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and March 30, 2006, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Double Tree Hotel, 300 Army-Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202; Phone: (703) 416–4100. Requests for special accommodations may be directed to Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Meyers, State/Federal Liaison; telephone: (301) 713–2334. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given of meetings between NOAA and members of the public. Matters to be Considered March 28, 2006 The meeting will begin with remarks from Dr. William T. Hogarth, Assistant VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:58 Mar 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Steve Meyers, State/Federal Liaison; telephone: (301) 713–2334. Dated: March 7, 2006. Alan Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–3527 Filed 3–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S 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: Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees. Form Number(s): PTO/SB/45/47/65/ 66. Agency Approval Number: 0651– 0016. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Burden: 30,362 hours annually. Number of Respondents: 374,706 responses per year. Avg. Hours Per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 20 seconds (0.006 hours) PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to eight hours to complete this information, depending on the form or petition. This includes time to gather the necessary information, prepare the form or petition, and submit the completed request. Needs and Uses: Under 35 U.S.C. 41 and 37 CFR 1.20(e)–(i) and 1.362–1.378, the USPTO charges maintenance fees for keeping utility patents in force. Maintenance fee payments are due at 31⁄2, 71⁄2, and 111⁄2 years after the date the patent was granted. If the payment of the appropriate maintenance fee is not received within a grace period of six months following each of the above intervals, the patent will expire and no longer be enforceable. The public uses this collection to submit patent maintenance fee payments, to file petitions regarding delayed or refused payments, and to designate an address to be used for fee-related correspondence. The USPTO uses this information to process and record maintenance fee payments, to consider related petitions, and to send fee correspondence to the correct address. This information collection includes forms for submitting a maintenance fee payment, filing a petition to accept an unavoidably or unintentionally delayed maintenance fee payment, and designating a separate address for fee correspondence with the USPTO. The USPTO does not provide an official form for petitions to review refusals to accept payments of maintenance fees prior to patent expiration or for petitions to review refusals to accept delayed payments of maintenance fees in expired patents. 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 and three times at four-year intervals following the grant of the patent. 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 ‘‘0651–0016 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, Architecture, Engineering and Technical Services, Data Architecture and Services Division, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 48 / Monday, March 13, 2006 / Notices Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent on or before April 12, 2006, to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Dated: March 3, 2006. Susan K. Brown, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Architecture, Engineering and Technical Services, Data Architecture and Services Division. [FR Doc. E6–3503 Filed 3–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [No. DoD–2006–OS–0043] Dated: March 6, 2006. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 06–2368 Filed 3–10–06; 8:45 am] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 12, 2006. Title and OMB Number: TRIWEST/ TRICARE Provider Satisfaction Survey; OMB Number Control 0720–TBD. Type of Request: New. Number of Respondents: 850. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 850. Average Burden Per Response: 6 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 85. Needs and Uses: This survey data will be used to improve services and relationship between providers and TriWest to ensure that TriWest is delivering upon the commitment to provide beneficiary satisfaction at the highest possible level. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: Quarterly. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Hillary Jaffe. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Jaffe at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer, for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:58 Mar 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Patricia Toppings. Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Toppings at WHS/EDS/ Information Management Division, 1777 North Kent Street, RPN, Suite 11000, Arlington, VA 22209–2133. BILLING CODE 5001–06–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Renewal of 16 Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix), the Department of Defense gives notice that the following Federal Advisory Committees, which are determined to be in the public interest, are hereby renewed on the dates indicated: February 28, 2006— Board of Visitors National Defense University Defense Science Board March 2, 2006— Armed Forces Epidemiological Board Department of Defense Wage Committee Naval Research Advisory Committee U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group March 3, 2006— Army Educational Advisory Committee Board of Advisors to the President, Naval Postgraduate School Board of Advisors to the President, Naval War College Scientific Advisory Board of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12683 Board March 6, 2006— Air University Board of Visitors Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing U.S. Army Science Board These committees provide necessary and valuable independent advice to the Secretary of Defense and other senior Defense officials in their respective areas of expertise. They make important contributions to DoD efforts in research and development, education, and training, and various technical program areas. Some of them are authorized by statue. It is a continuing DoD policy to make every effort to achieve a balanced membership on all DoD advisory committees. Each committee is evaluated in terms of the functional disciplines, levels of experience, professional diversity, public and private association, and similar characteristics required to ensure a high degree of balance is obtained. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Wilson, DoD Committee Management Officer, 703–601–2554. Dated: March 7, 2006. L.M. Bynum, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 06–2373 Filed 3–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Missile Defense Advisory Committee (MDAC) Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Department of Defense DoD. ACTION: Notice of closed meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Missile Defense Advisory Committee will meet in closed session on April 4–5, 2006, in Washington, DC. The mission of the Missile Defense Advisory Committee is to provide the Department of Defense advice on all matters relating to missile defense, including system development, technology, program maturity and readiness of configurations of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) to enter the acquisition process. At this meeting, the Committee will receive classified status reports on capability-based acquisition and international cooperation strategy. E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 48 (Monday, March 13, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12682-12683]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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: Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees.
    Form Number(s): PTO/SB/45/47/65/66.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0016.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 30,362 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 374,706 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours Per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public approximately 20 seconds (0.006 hours) to eight hours to 
complete this information, depending on the form or petition. This 
includes time to gather the necessary information, prepare the form or 
petition, and submit the completed request.
    Needs and Uses: Under 35 U.S.C. 41 and 37 CFR 1.20(e)-(i) and 
1.362-1.378, the USPTO charges maintenance fees for keeping utility 
patents in force. Maintenance fee payments are due at 3\1/2\, 7\1/2\, 
and 11\1/2\ years after the date the patent was granted. If the payment 
of the appropriate maintenance fee is not received within a grace 
period of six months following each of the above intervals, the patent 
will expire and no longer be enforceable. The public uses this 
collection to submit patent maintenance fee payments, to file petitions 
regarding delayed or refused payments, and to designate an address to 
be used for fee-related correspondence. The USPTO uses this information 
to process and record maintenance fee payments, to consider related 
petitions, and to send fee correspondence to the correct address. This 
information collection includes forms for submitting a maintenance fee 
payment, filing a petition to accept an unavoidably or unintentionally 
delayed maintenance fee payment, and designating a separate address for 
fee correspondence with the USPTO. The USPTO does not provide an 
official form for petitions to review refusals to accept payments of 
maintenance fees prior to patent expiration or for petitions to review 
refusals to accept delayed payments of maintenance fees in expired 
patents.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other 
for-profits, not-for-profit institutions, farms, the Federal 
Government, and state, local or tribal governments.
    Frequency: On occasion and three times at four-year intervals 
following the grant of the patent.
    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 ``0651-0016 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, Architecture, Engineering and Technical Services, 
Data Architecture and Services Division, U.S. Patent and Trademark 
Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.

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    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before April 12, 2006, to David 
Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, 
725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.

    Dated: March 3, 2006.
Susan K. Brown,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Architecture, Engineering and Technical Services, Data Architecture and 
Services Division.
 [FR Doc. E6-3503 Filed 3-10-06; 8:45 am]
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