Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, 19182-19183 [E7-7213]

Download as PDF 19182 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 17, 2007 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). The applicant proposes to observe behavioral responses in several deepdiving cetacean species exposed to natural and artificial underwater sounds and quantify exposure conditions associated with various effects. These behavioral response studies (BRS) would focus on beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris and Mesoplodon spp.), but the responses of other odontocete species, including Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus), pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus), melonheaded whales (Peponocephala electra), and endangered sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus), may also be monitored. Please refer to Table IV.C.2–1 of the application for a complete list of cetacean species that may be indirectly harassed during the BRS. The BRS would be conducted in the Tongue of the Ocean (east of Andros Island, Bahamas). During the BRS, subject whales would have scientific instruments (digital archival recording tags) temporarily attached via suction cup, be photographed for identification, and be exposed to controlled levels of natural and anthropogenic underwater sounds, including signals simulating mid-frequency sonar. Whales would be monitored visually and through passive acoustic monitoring (via an underwater hydrophone array), as well as through data from the tags, for responses to the sounds. Sloughed skin samples collected from the detached suction cup would be imported into the U.S. for analysis. The permit would be valid for a maximum of 5 years from date of issuance. A draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to examine whether significant environmental impacts could result from issuance of the proposed scientific research permit. The draft EA is available for review and comment simultaneous with the scientific research permit application. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: April 11, 2007. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–7294 Filed 4–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:39 Apr 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 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: Deposit of Biological Materials. Form Number(s): N/A. Agency Approval Number: 0651– 0022. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Burden: 3,501 hours annually. Number of Respondents: 3,500 responses per year. The USPTO expects that 3,500 patent applications on inventions dealing with deposits of biological materials will be filed each year. It is estimated by the USPTO that one (1) depository will seek recognition every four years, or 0.25 depositories will seek recognition annually. Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take one (1) hour for the average patent applicant respondent to collect and submit the necessary deposit information, and an average of 5 hours for the average depository seeking approval to store biological material to gather and submit the necessary approval information. Needs and Uses: Information on the deposit of biological materials in depositories is required for (a) the USPTO determination of compliance with 35 U.S.C. 2(b)(2) and 112, and 37 CFR 1.801–1.809, where inventions sought to be patented rely on biological material subject to the deposit requirement, including notification to the interested public on where to obtain samples of deposits; and (b) in compliance with 37 CFR 1.803 to demonstrate that the depositories are qualified to store and test the biological material submitted to them under patent applications. This collection is used by the USPTO to determine whether or not the applicant has met the requirements of the patent regulations. In addition, the USPTO uses this information to determine the suitability of a respondent depository based upon administrative and technical competence, and the depository’s agreement to comply with the requirements set forth by the USPTO. There are no forms in this collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: • E-mail: Susan.Fawcet@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0022 copy request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 571–273–0112, marked to the attention of Susan K. Fawcett. • Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Customer Information Services Group, Public Information Services 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 May 17, 2007 to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. Dated: April 10, 2007. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Customer Information Services Group, Public Information Services Division. [FR Doc. E7–7250 Filed 4–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled AmeriCorps Enrollment Form, and AmeriCorps Exit Form, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Bruce Kellogg at 202–606–6954. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call (202) 565–2799 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, to the E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 17, 2007 / Notices Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service, by any of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in this Federal Register: (1) By fax to: (202) 395–6974, Attention: Ms. Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and (2) Electronically by e-mail to: Katherine_T._Astrich@omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • 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; • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Propose ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through 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. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Comments A 60-day public comment Notice was published in the Federal Register on January 30, 2007. This comment period ended March 30, 2007. One public comment was received from this notice. This questioned whether the VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:39 Apr 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 AmeriCorps member or the program’s Certifying Official should certify a member’s prior service. The Corporation determined that the member should self-certify this information as it may not be available to the certifying official. A further suggestion to delete names of inactive program types will be implemented as appropriate. Description: Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning the proposed renewal of its AmeriCorps Enrollment Form and its AmeriCorps Exit Form. The enrollment and exit forms are completed jointly by members interested in performing a period of national service and by programs providing that opportunity. Upon successfully completing a term of service an AmeriCorps participant my receive an education award that may be used to pay for certain educational expenses or for qualified student loans. Enrollment and exit processing is completed electronically. The paper forms are retained by the programs for audit purposes. Type of Review: Renewal Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: AmeriCorps Enrollment Form, and AmeriCorps Exit Form. OMB Number: 3045–0006 (Enrollment) & 3045–0015 (Exit). Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Individuals about to participate in an AmeriCorps program (Enrollment) and AmeriCorps members who have ended their term of service (Exit). Total Respondents: 73,000 annually for each form. Frequency: Annually. Average Time per Response: 7 minutes for each form (4 minutes for the AmeriCorps member to complete the PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19183 form, and 3 minutes for the program staff). Estimated Total Burden Hours: 17032 for both forms. (8516 each) Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Dated: April 7, 2007. Cynthia Wooten, Manager, National Service Trust. [FR Doc. E7–7213 Filed 4–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 07–14] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated 21 July 1996. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Brenda English, DSCA/DBO/CFM, (703) 601–3740. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 07–14 with attached transmittal, policy justification, and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: April 11, 2007. L.M. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 73 (Tuesday, April 17, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19182-19183]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-7213]


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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service 
(hereinafter the ``Corporation''), has submitted a public information 
collection request (ICR) entitled AmeriCorps Enrollment Form, and 
AmeriCorps Exit Form, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, Pub. L. 104-13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with 
applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the 
Corporation for National and Community Service, Bruce Kellogg at 202-
606-6954. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TTY-TDD) may call (202) 565-2799 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern 
time, Monday through Friday.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the 
information collection activity, to the

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Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Katherine 
Astrich, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and 
Community Service, by any of the following two methods within 30 days 
from the date of publication in this Federal Register:
    (1) By fax to: (202) 395-6974, Attention: Ms. Katherine Astrich, 
OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community 
Service; and
    (2) Electronically by e-mail to: Katherine--T.--
Astrich@omb.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB is particularly interested in 
comments which:
     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;
     Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information to be collected; and
     Propose ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are to respond, including through 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.

Comments

    A 60-day public comment Notice was published in the Federal 
Register on January 30, 2007. This comment period ended March 30, 2007. 
One public comment was received from this notice. This questioned 
whether the AmeriCorps member or the program's Certifying Official 
should certify a member's prior service. The Corporation determined 
that the member should self-certify this information as it may not be 
available to the certifying official. A further suggestion to delete 
names of inactive program types will be implemented as appropriate.
    Description: Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments 
concerning the proposed renewal of its AmeriCorps Enrollment Form and 
its AmeriCorps Exit Form. The enrollment and exit forms are completed 
jointly by members interested in performing a period of national 
service and by programs providing that opportunity. Upon successfully 
completing a term of service an AmeriCorps participant my receive an 
education award that may be used to pay for certain educational 
expenses or for qualified student loans. Enrollment and exit processing 
is completed electronically. The paper forms are retained by the 
programs for audit purposes.
    Type of Review: Renewal
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: AmeriCorps Enrollment Form, and AmeriCorps Exit Form.
    OMB Number: 3045-0006 (Enrollment) & 3045-0015 (Exit).
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Individuals about to participate in an AmeriCorps 
program (Enrollment) and AmeriCorps members who have ended their term 
of service (Exit).
    Total Respondents: 73,000 annually for each form.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Average Time per Response: 7 minutes for each form (4 minutes for 
the AmeriCorps member to complete the form, and 3 minutes for the 
program staff).
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 17032 for both forms. (8516 each)
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.

    Dated: April 7, 2007.
Cynthia Wooten,
Manager, National Service Trust.
[FR Doc. E7-7213 Filed 4-16-07; 8:45 am]
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