Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests, 2871-2872 [E7-917]

Download as PDF 2871 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 23, 2007 / Notices Item Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue Fee Fee Fee Fee Fee Form No. (design patent, no publication fee, small entity) .............. (plant patent, no publication fee) ..................................... (plant patent, no publication fee, small entity) ................. (plant patent, with publication fee) ................................... (plant patent, with publication fee, small entity) ............... Totals .......................................................................................... Customers may incur postage costs when submitting the information in this collection to the USPTO by mail. The USPTO estimates that the average firstclass postage cost for a mailed submission will be 52 cents and that up to 186,326 submissions will be mailed to the USPTO per year. The total estimated postage cost for this collection is $96,890 per year. When submitting the electronic version of the Issue Fee Transmittal, the applicant is strongly urged to retain a copy of the acknowledgment receipt as evidence that the form was received by the USPTO on the date noted. The USPTO estimates that it will take 5 seconds (0.001 hours) to print and retain a copy of the acknowledgment receipt and that 38,600 submissions per year will submit the issue fee electronically, for a total of approximately 39 hours per year for printing this receipt. Using the paraprofessional rate of $90 per hour, the USPTO estimates that the recordkeeping cost associated with this requirement will be $3,510 per year. The total non-hour respondent cost burden for this collection in the form of filing fees, postage costs, and recordkeeping costs is $273,113,430 per year. mstockstill on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 also will become a matter of public record. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:33 Jan 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 PTOL–85B PTOL–85B PTOL–85B PTOL–85B PTOL–85B Estimated annual responses 8,500 120 80 480 320 400.00 1,100.00 550.00 1,400.00 850.00 3,400,000.00 132,000.00 44,000.00 672,000.00 272,000.00 ................................ 224,926 ........................ 273,013,030.00 BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Establishment and Operation of an Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Strike Capability, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam ACTION: Department of the Air Force. Record of Decision (ROD). SUMMARY: On January 12, 2007, the United States Air Force signed the ROD for the Establishment and Operation of an Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Strike Capability, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The decision was based on matters discussed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), inputs from the public and regulatory agencies, and other relevant factors. The Final EIS was made available on November 24, 2006 in the Federal Register (Volume 71, Number 226, Page 67864) with a wait period ending December 26, 2006. The Air Force was the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) lead agency with the Department of the Navy acting as a Cooperating Agency under NEPA. The ROD documents only the decision of the Air Force with respect to the proposed Air Force actions analyzed in the Final EIS. Jonathan Wald, 36 Civil Engineer Squadron, 671– 366–2549. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Bao-Anh Trinh, DAF, Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E7–893 Filed 1–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Estimated annual filing costs ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. Dated: January 16, 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. E7–908 Filed 1–22–07; 8:45 am] AGENCY: Fee amount Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 26, 2007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 2872 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 23, 2007 / Notices Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Dated: January 17, 2007. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. mstockstill on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Institute of Education Sciences Type of Review: New. Title: Conversion Magnet Schools Evaluation. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 71. Burden Hours: 1,131. Abstract: The Conversion Magnet Schools Evaluation studies the impact of federally funded elementary magnet schools on the academic achievement of students who attend them, and on minority group isolation in the schools. The first phase of the study investigates the feasibility of conducting rigorous research using experimental or quasiexperimental designs to explore the impact of the magnet programs on students who attend them as their neighborhood schools and on students from other neighborhoods who compete in lotteries for admission. Collection and analysis of student data will proceed if rigorous studies are found to be feasible. The evaluation will inform policymakers and researchers on the effectiveness of magnet schools as an educational approach and a type of school choice. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from https://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 3262. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to: ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202– 245–6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:33 Jan 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. [FR Doc. E7–917 Filed 1–22–07; 8:45 am] Office of Vocational and Adult Education BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Department of Education. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 22, 2007. DATES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Rachel Potter, Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395–6974. ADDRESSES: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Dated: January 17, 2007. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Sfmt 4703 Type of Review: Reinstatement. Title: Native American Career and Technical Education Program. Frequency: Semi-Annually; Annually. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 80. Burden Hours: 9,600. Abstract: The Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP) is authorized under Section 116 of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006. The purpose of the Native American Career and Technical Education Program is to provide grants to improve career and technical education programs that are consistent with the purposes of the Act and that benefit American Indians and Alaska Natives. This information collection is being submitted under the Streamlined Clearance Process for Discretionary Grant Information Collections (1890– 0001). Therefore, the 30-day public comment period notice will be the only public comment notice published for this information collection. Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from https:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 3255. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202– 245–6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. [FR Doc. E7–918 Filed 1–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 14 (Tuesday, January 23, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2871-2872]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-917]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management 
Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed 
information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
March 26, 2007.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an 
early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB 
may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the 
extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat 
the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal 
law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform 
its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that 
notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to 
submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information 
collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of 
review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or 
reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) 
Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) 
Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or 
Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment.
    The Department of Education is especially interested in public 
comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection 
necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this 
information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the 
estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the

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Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden 
of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of 
information technology.

    Dated: January 17, 2007.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Conversion Magnet Schools Evaluation.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 71.
     Burden Hours: 1,131.
    Abstract: The Conversion Magnet Schools Evaluation studies the 
impact of federally funded elementary magnet schools on the academic 
achievement of students who attend them, and on minority group 
isolation in the schools. The first phase of the study investigates the 
feasibility of conducting rigorous research using experimental or 
quasi-experimental designs to explore the impact of the magnet programs 
on students who attend them as their neighborhood schools and on 
students from other neighborhoods who compete in lotteries for 
admission. Collection and analysis of student data will proceed if 
rigorous studies are found to be feasible. The evaluation will inform 
policymakers and researchers on the effectiveness of magnet schools as 
an educational approach and a type of school choice.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from https://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 3262. When 
you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to: ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-245-
6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection 
when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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