Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests, 32561-32562 [E8-12822]

Download as PDF 32561 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 111 / Monday, June 9, 2008 / Notices fees for this collection will be $12,023,110. Responses (yr) Filing fees Total non-hour cost burden (yr) (a) Item (b) (a) × (b) Appeal Briefs ................................................................................................................... Appeal Briefs (small entity) .............................................................................................. Petitions for Extension of Time for Filing Paper After Brief ............................................ Petitions to Increase Page Limit ...................................................................................... Reply Briefs ..................................................................................................................... Requests for Rehearing Before the BPAI ....................................................................... 18,337 4,808 2,298 1,315 4,947 123 $510.00 255.00 400.00 400.00 0.00 0.00 $9,351,870.00 1,226,040.00 919,200.00 526,000.00 0.00 0.00 Totals ................................................................................................................. 31,828 ............................ 12,023,110.00 The USPTO estimates that the total non-hour respondent cost burden for this collection, in the form of postage costs and filing fees is $12,286,831 per year. The tables below show the estimated non-hour costs related to postage and filing fees that the USPTO expects will be added to this collection once the notices of appeal and requests for oral hearing before the BPAI are transferred out of 0651–0031 into this collection. These estimates are based on current projections and are an increase over the total non-hour cost estimates for postage and filing fees ($7,952,505) currently in 0651–0031 for these two items. The estimates shown below are not being reported in the burden for this proposed collection at this time. The USPTO has included the estimates to show the public what the minimum expected burden will be for this collection. The USPTO estimates that a minimum of $13,177,835 per year will be added to the total non-hour respondent cost burden. Responses (yr) Postage costs Total cost (yr) (a) Item (b) (a) × (b) Notices of Appeal ............................................................................................................ Requests for Oral Hearing Before the BPAI ................................................................... 27,630 925 $0.58 0.58 $16,025.00 560.00 Total ................................................................................................................... 28,595 ............................ 16,585.00 Responses (yr) Notices of Appeal Notices of Appeal Requests for Oral Requests for Oral Filing fees (yr) Total non-hour cost burden (yr) (a) Item (b) (a) × (b) ............................................................................................................ (small entity) ....................................................................................... Hearing Before the BPAI ................................................................... Hearing Before the BPAI (small entity) ............................................. 21,635 5,977 734 231 $500.00 250.00 1,000.00 500.00 $10,817,500.00 1,494,250.00 734,000.00 115,500.00 Total ................................................................................................................... 28,577 ............................ 13,161,250.00 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 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, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:05 Jun 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 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. Dated: June 3, 2008. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Customer Information Services Group, Public Information Services Division. [FR Doc. E8–12820 Filed 6–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 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 August 8, 2008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 32562 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 111 / Monday, June 9, 2008 / Notices 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 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. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Dated: June 3, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Office of Postsecondary Education Type of Review: Revision. Title: Talent Search (TS) and Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) Annual Performance Report. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 596. Burden Hours: 3,576. Abstract: Talent Search and Equal Opportunity Centers grantees must submit this annual performance report. The Department uses the reports to evaluate the performance of grantees prior to awarding continuation funding and to assess grantees’ prior experience VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:05 Jun 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 at the end of the budget period. The Department will also aggregate the data across grantees to provide descriptive information on the programs and to analyze its outcomes in response to the Government Performance and Results Act. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 3699. 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., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202–401–0920. 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. E8–12822 Filed 6–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [CFDA Nos. 84.007, 84.032, 84.033, 84.038, 84.063, 84.069, 84.268, 84.375, and 84.376] Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, Academic Competitiveness Grant, and National Science and Mathematics Access To Retain Talent Grant Programs Notice of deadline dates for receipt of applications, reports, and other records for the 2007–2008 award year. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Secretary announces deadline dates for the receipt of documents and other information from institutions and applicants for the Federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, for the 2007– 2008 award year. The Federal student aid programs include the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) programs. These programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education (Department), provide financial assistance to students attending eligible postsecondary educational institutions to help them pay their educational costs. Deadline and Submission Dates: See Tables A and B at the end of this notice. Table A—Deadline Dates for Application Processing and Receipt of Student Aid Reports (SARs) or Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) by Institutions Table A provides information and deadline dates for application processing, including receipt of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and corrections to and signatures for the FAFSA, submission and receipt of SARS and ISIRS, and submission and receipt of verification documents. The single date for the receipt of a FAFSA is June 30, 2008, regardless of the method that the applicant uses to submit the FAFSA. The deadline date for the submission and receipt of a signature page for the FAFSA (if required), corrections, changes of addresses or schools, or requests for a duplicate SAR is September 22, 2008. Verification documents must be submitted and received no later than the earlier of 120 days after the student’s last date of enrollment or September 29, 2008. SARS and ISIRS with an official expected family contribution for all Federal student aid programs except Parent PLUS must be submitted and received no later than the earlier of the student’s last date of enrollment or September 29, 2008. A valid SAR or valid ISIR for a student not meeting the conditions for a late disbursement for purposes only of the Federal Pell Grant, ACG, or National SMART Grant programs must be submitted and received no later than the earlier of the student’s last date of enrollment or September 29, 2008. A valid SAR or valid ISIR for a student meeting the conditions for a late disbursement under the Federal Pell Grant, ACG, or National SMART Grant programs must be submitted and received according to the deadline dates provided below. E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 111 (Monday, June 9, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32561-32562]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-12822]


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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 
August 8, 2008.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management 
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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 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: June 3, 2008.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Talent Search (TS) and Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) 
Annual Performance Report.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

 Responses: 596.
 Burden Hours: 3,576.

    Abstract: Talent Search and Equal Opportunity Centers grantees must 
submit this annual performance report. The Department uses the reports 
to evaluate the performance of grantees prior to awarding continuation 
funding and to assess grantees' prior experience at the end of the 
budget period. The Department will also aggregate the data across 
grantees to provide descriptive information on the programs and to 
analyze its outcomes in response to the Government Performance and 
Results Act.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse 
Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 3699. 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., 
LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-401-0920. 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. E8-12822 Filed 6-6-08; 8:45 am]
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