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Download as PDF 1492 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 8 / Friday, January 12, 2007 / Notices Deletions On October 27, 2006 & November 3, 2006 the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice (71 FR 62992, 64682 ) of proposed deletions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the relevant matter presented, the Committee has determined that the products listed below are no longer suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46–48c and 41 CFR 51– 2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action may result in additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities. 2. The action may result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the products deleted from the Procurement List. COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Correction of Notice of Proposed Additions & Deletions; Correction of Notice of Proposed Additions In the document appearing on page 75496, FR Doc E6–21358, Procurement List Proposed Additions and Deletions, in the issue of December 15, 2006, the Committee published additions and deletions with a comment period to end date of January 21, 2007. The Committee is making a correction to the comment date. The new deadline for the submission of comments is January 14, 2007. In the document appearing on page 76966, FR Doc E6–21940, Procurement List Proposed Additions, in the issue of December 22, 2006, Committee published additions and deletions with a comment period to end date of January 28, 2007. The Committee is making a correction to the comment date. The new deadline for the submission of comments is January 21, 2007. Sheryl D. Kennerly, Director, Information Management. [FR Doc. E7–326 Filed 1–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P End of Certification COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Accordingly, the following products are deleted from the Procurement List: Correction of Notice of Additions & Deletions Products NSN: 7930–01–513–8005—Maximum HeavyDuty Cleaner & Wax Stripper NPA: Lighthouse for the Blind, St. Louis, MO Contracting Activity: Office Supplies & Paper Products Acquisition Ctr, New York, NY In the document appearing on page 75497, FR Doc E6–21360, Procurement List Additions and Deletions, in the issue of December 15, 2006 the Committee published additions and deletions with a comment period to end date of January 21, 2007. The Committee is making a correction to the comment date. The new deadline for the submission of comments is January 14, 2007. In the document appearing on page 76967, FR Doc E6–21976, Procurement List Additions & Deletions, in the issue of December 22, 2006, Committee published additions and deletions with a comment period to end date of January 28, 2007. The Committee is making a correction to the comment date. The new deadline for the submission of comments is January 21, 2007. Sheryl D. Kennerly, Director, Information Management. [FR Doc. E7–329 Filed 1–11–07; 8:45 am] Sheryl D. Kennerly, Director, Information Management. [FR Doc. E7–327 Filed 1–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P BILLING CODE 6353–01–P Envelope, Crystal Clear Vinyl NSN: 7510–00–NIB–0004—Envelope, Crystal Clear Vinyl NSN: 7510–00–NIB–0006—Envelope, Crystal Clear Vinyl NPA: The Oklahoma League for the Blind, Oklahoma City, OK NPA: Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Winston-Salem, NC Contracting Activity: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Dept of Justice, Washington, DC rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Clean-N-Disinfect Maximum Heavy-Duty Cleaner & Wax Stripper VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:41 Jan 11, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Secrecy and License To Export ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Written comments must be submitted on or before March 13, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: Susan.Brown@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0034 comment’’ 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. • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http// www.regulations.gov FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to the attention of Robert A. Clarke, Deputy Director, Office of Patent Legal Administration, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone 571–272– 7735; or by e-mail at robert.clarke@uspto.gov. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract In the interest of national security, patent laws and rules place certain limitations on the disclosure of information contained in patents and patent applications and on the filing of applications for patents in foreign countries. When an invention is determined to be detrimental to national security, the Commissioner for Patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) must issue a secrecy order and withhold the grant of a patent for such period as the national interest requires. It a secrecy order is applied to an international application, the application will not be forwarded to E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 1493 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 8 / Friday, January 12, 2007 / Notices USPTO, submits subsequent papers during the prosecution of the application to the USPTO, or submits a request for a foreign filing license for a patent application to be filed abroad before the filing of a United States patent application. the International Bureau as long as the secrecy order is in effect. The USPTO collects information to determine whether the patent laws and rules have been complied with, and to grant or revoke licenses to file abroad when appropriate. This collection of information is required by 35 U.S.C. 181–188 and administered through 37 CFR Ch. 1, Part 5, 5.1–5.33. There are no forms associated with this collection of information. II. Method of Collection By mail, facsimile, or hand delivery to the USPTO when the applicant or agent files a patent application with the III. Data OMB Number: 0651–0034. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other for profit; not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,669 responses per year. Estimated time for response Item Petition Petition Petition Petition Petition Petition Petition Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take between 30 minutes to 4 hours to gather, prepare and submit this information, depending upon the complexity of the situation. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 1,310 hours per year. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $398,240. Using the professional hourly rate of $304 for associate attorneys in private firms, the USPTO estimates $398,240 per year for salary costs associated with respondents. Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours for rescission of secrecy order ......................................................................................... to disclose or modification of secrecy order ..................................................................... for general and group permits .......................................................................................... for expedited handling of license (no corresponding appliction) ...................................... for expedited handling of license (corresponding U.S. application) ................................. for changing the scope of a license ................................................................................. for retroactive license ........................................................................................................ 3 hours ........ 2 hours ........ 1 hour .......... 30 minutes .. 30 minutes .. 30 minutes .. 4 hours ........ 6 3 1 1,402 126 1 130 18 6 1 701 63 1 520 Totals ...................................................................................................................................... ..................... 1,669 1,310 Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Respondent Cost Burden: $331,865. There are no capital start-up or maintenance costs associated with this information collection. There are, however, filing fees and postage costs. Responses (a) Item Filing fee ($) (b) Total filing fee cost burden (c) (a × b) for rescission of secrecy order ....................................................................................... to disclose or modification of secrecyorder .................................................................... for general and group permits ........................................................................................ for expedited handling of license (no corresponding application) ................................. for expedited handling of license (corresponding U.S. application) .............................. for changing the scope of a license ............................................................................... for retroactive license ..................................................................................................... 6 3 1 1,402 126 1 130 $0 0 0 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 $0.00 0.00 0.00 280,400.00 25,200.00 200.00 26,000.00 Totals .................................................................................................................................... rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Petition Petition Petition Petition Petition Petition Petition This collection has a total of $331,800 in associated filing fees, as shown in the accompanying table: 1,669 ........................ 331,800.00 The USPTO estimates that 90 percent (90%) of the petitions in this collection are submitted to the USPTO by facsimile or hand carried because of the quick turnaround required. For the 10 percent (10%) of the public that chooses to submit the petitions in this collection to the USPTO by mail through the United States Postal Service, the USPTO estimates that the average first class postage cost for a mailed submission will be 39 cents. Therefore, the USPTO estimates that up to 167 submissions per year may be mailed to the USPTO at an average first class postage cost of 39 cents, for a total postage cost of $65. The USPTO estimates that the total non-hour respondent cost burden for VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:41 Jan 11, 2007 Jkt 211001 this collection in the form of postage costs and filing fees amounts to $331,865. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: January 4, 2007. Susan K. Brown, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Architecture, Engineering and Technical Services, Data Architecture and Services Division. [FR Doc. 07–91 Filed 1–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–M E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 8 (Friday, January 12, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1492-1493]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-91]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Secrecy and License To Export

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part 
of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this 
opportunity to comment on the extension of a currently approved 
collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public 
Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 13, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: Susan.Brown@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-0034 
comment'' 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.
     Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http//www.regulations.gov

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to the attention of Robert A. Clarke, Deputy 
Director, Office of Patent Legal Administration, U.S. Patent and 
Trademark Office (USPTO), P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by 
telephone 571-272-7735; or by e-mail at robert.clarke@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    In the interest of national security, patent laws and rules place 
certain limitations on the disclosure of information contained in 
patents and patent applications and on the filing of applications for 
patents in foreign countries. When an invention is determined to be 
detrimental to national security, the Commissioner for Patents at the 
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) must issue a secrecy 
order and withhold the grant of a patent for such period as the 
national interest requires. It a secrecy order is applied to an 
international application, the application will not be forwarded to

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the International Bureau as long as the secrecy order is in effect. The 
USPTO collects information to determine whether the patent laws and 
rules have been complied with, and to grant or revoke licenses to file 
abroad when appropriate. This collection of information is required by 
35 U.S.C. 181-188 and administered through 37 CFR Ch. 1, Part 5, 5.1-
5.33.
    There are no forms associated with this collection of information.

II. Method of Collection

    By mail, facsimile, or hand delivery to the USPTO when the 
applicant or agent files a patent application with the USPTO, submits 
subsequent papers during the prosecution of the application to the 
USPTO, or submits a request for a foreign filing license for a patent 
application to be filed abroad before the filing of a United States 
patent application.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0651-0034.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit; not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,669 responses per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
between 30 minutes to 4 hours to gather, prepare and submit this 
information, depending upon the complexity of the situation.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 1,310 hours per 
year.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $398,240. Using the 
professional hourly rate of $304 for associate attorneys in private 
firms, the USPTO estimates $398,240 per year for salary costs 
associated with respondents.

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                                                                                     Estimated       Estimated
                     Item                         Estimated time for  response        annual       annual burden
                                                                                     responses         hours
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Petition for rescission of secrecy order.....  3 hours..........................               6              18
Petition to disclose or modification of        2 hours..........................               3               6
 secrecy order.
Petition for general and group permits.......  1 hour...........................               1               1
Petition for expedited handling of license     30 minutes.......................           1,402             701
 (no corresponding appliction).
Petition for expedited handling of license     30 minutes.......................             126              63
 (corresponding U.S. application).
Petition for changing the scope of a license.  30 minutes.......................               1               1
Petition for retroactive license.............  4 hours..........................             130             520
                                                                                 -------------------------------
    Totals...................................  .................................           1,669           1,310
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    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Respondent Cost Burden: $331,865. 
There are no capital start-up or maintenance costs associated with this 
information collection. There are, however, filing fees and postage 
costs.
    This collection has a total of $331,800 in associated filing fees, 
as shown in the accompanying table:

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                                                                                                   Total filing
                                                                                    Filing fee       fee cost
                              Item                                Responses  (a)     ($)  (b)       burden  (c)
                                                                                                      (a x b)
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Petition for rescission of secrecy order........................               6              $0           $0.00
Petition to disclose or modification of secrecyorder............               3               0            0.00
Petition for general and group permits..........................               1               0            0.00
Petition for expedited handling of license (no corresponding               1,402          200.00      280,400.00
 application)...................................................
Petition for expedited handling of license (corresponding U.S.               126          200.00       25,200.00
 application)...................................................
Petition for changing the scope of a license....................               1          200.00          200.00
Petition for retroactive license................................             130          200.00       26,000.00
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................................           1,669  ..............      331,800.00
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    The USPTO estimates that 90 percent (90%) of the petitions in this 
collection are submitted to the USPTO by facsimile or hand carried 
because of the quick turnaround required. For the 10 percent (10%) of 
the public that chooses to submit the petitions in this collection to 
the USPTO by mail through the United States Postal Service, the USPTO 
estimates that the average first class postage cost for a mailed 
submission will be 39 cents. Therefore, the USPTO estimates that up to 
167 submissions per year may be mailed to the USPTO at an average first 
class postage cost of 39 cents, for a total postage cost of $65.
    The USPTO estimates that the total non-hour respondent cost burden 
for this collection in the form of postage costs and filing fees 
amounts to $331,865.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or 
included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated: January 4, 2007.
Susan K. Brown,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Architecture, Engineering and Technical Services, Data Architecture and 
Services Division.
[FR Doc. 07-91 Filed 1-11-07; 8:45 am]
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