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Download as PDF 28473 Notices Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 114 Tuesday, June 16, 2009 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of New Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108–447) mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Kaibab National Forest, USDA Forest Service, Arizona. ACTION: Notice of new fee site. SUMMARY: The Kaibab National Forest proposes to begin charging a new fee for the daily rental of Hull Cabin, located one mile south of the Grand Canyon on the Tusayan Ranger District. The new fee will consist of a summer rate of $110.00 per day without water/$140.00 per day with water, and a winter rate of $75.00 per day without water. Hull Cabin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest surviving historic cabin near the Grand Canyon’s south rim. Initially the cabin will be available for overnight use with a maximum capacity of six people. Management of the cabin may expand to include use as a group site and/or development of equestrian facilities. Other cabin rentals within the Arizona National Forests have shown that the public appreciates and enjoys the availability of historic rental facilities. Funds from the rental will be used for the continued operation and maintenance of Hull Cabin and other properties in the Arizona Cabin Rental Program. DATES: Hull Cabin will become available for rent in spring of 2010. ADDRESSES: Forest Supervisor, Kaibab National Forest, 800 6di St., Williams, Arizona 86046–2899. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Lyndon, Archaeologist, Kaibab National Forest, 928–635–8272. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108–447) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to publish a six month advance notice in VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:50 Jun 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 the Federal Register whenever new recreation fee areas are established. The Kaibab National Forest currently has one other cabin rental available (Spring Valley Cabin) that rents for $100 to $150.00 per day with a maximum capacity of 14 people. People wanting to rent Hull Cabin will need to do so through the National Recreation Reservation Service, at http:// www.recreation.gov or by calling 1–877– 444–6777. The National Recreation Reservation Service charges a $9 fee per reservation. Dated: May 19, 2009. Michael R. Williams, Forest Supervisor, Kaibab National Forest. [FR Doc. E9–13987 Filed 6–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–P–2008–0063] Additional Period for Comments on Deferred Examination for Patent Applications AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Request for comments; additional comment period. SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) conducted a roundtable to obtain public input on deferral of examination for patent applications, and invited the public to submit written comments on issues raised at the roundtable or on any issue pertaining to deferral of examination. The USPTO is providing an additional comment period so that members of the public may submit additional comments on any issue pertaining to deferral of examination, and may also submit comments in reply to the comments on deferred examination that the USPTO has already received. DATES: Comment Deadline Date: The deadline for receipt of written comments is August 31, 2009. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent by electronic mail message over the Internet addressed to AC6comments@uspto.gov. Comments may also be submitted by mail addressed to: Mail Stop Comments— PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Patents, Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450, marked to the attention of Robert W. Bahr. Although comments may be submitted by mail, the USPTO prefers to receive comments via the Internet. The written comments will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Commissioner for Patents, located in Madison East, Tenth Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia, and will be available via the USPTO Internet Web site (address: http:// www.uspto.gov). Because comments will be made available for public inspection, information that is not desired to be made public, such as an address or phone number, should not be included in the comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert W. Bahr, Senior Patent Counsel, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, by telephone at (571) 272–8800, by electronic mail message at robert.bahr@uspto.gov, or by mail addressed to: Mail Stop Comments—Patents, Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450, marked to the attention of Robert W. Bahr. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USPTO conducted a roundtable to determine whether or not there is support in the patent community and/ or the public sector for the adoption of some type of deferral of examination. See Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable on Deferred Examination for Patent Applications, 74 FR 4946 (Jan. 28, 2009), 1339 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 153 (Feb. 24, 2009) (notice). The USPTO webcast the roundtable, and a video recording of the roundtable as well as the list of participants and their associations are available on the USPTO’s Internet Web site at https:// uspto.connectsolutions.com/p91717658 (video recording of the roundtable) and http://www.uspto.gov/main/ homepagenews/2009feb09.htm (list of participants). The USPTO also invited written comments by any member of the public on the issues raised at the roundtable, or on any issue pertaining to deferral of examination. See Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable on Deferred Examination for Patent Applications, 74 FR at 4947, 1339 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office at 154. This comment period was extended until May 29, 2009, to provide interested members of the public with E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 28474 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 114 / Tuesday, June 16, 2009 / Notices an additional opportunity to view the webcast before submitting comments to the USPTO. See Extension of Time for Comments on Deferred Examination for Patent Applications. 74 FR 10036 (Mar. 9, 2009), 1340 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 262 (Mar. 31, 2009) (notice). The USPTO has posted the comments received prior to May 29, 2009, on the USPTO’s Internet Web site at http://www.uspto.gov/web/ offices/pac/dapp/opla/comments/ index.html. The USPTO is providing an additional comment period so that members of the public may submit additional comments on any issue pertaining to deferral of examination, and may also submit comments in reply to the comments on deferred examination that the USPTO has already received. Persons submitting written comments should note that the USPTO does not plan to provide a ‘‘comment and response’’ analysis of such comments as this notice is not a notice of proposed rule making. Dated: June 9, 2009. John J. Doll, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. E9–14154 Filed 6–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Announcement of a Workshop on Privilege (Access) Management mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology. ACTION: Notice of public workshop. SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in conjunction with the National Security Agency, will hold a public workshop on September 1–3, 2009, at the NIST Gaithersburg campus. The workshop is open to the public but requires registration and an attendance fee. The goal of this workshop is to have the workshop serve as the first step towards the development of a Special Publication on Privilege (Access) Management. A four-pronged approach will be taken to create a suite of definitions for Privilege (Access) Management, create standard models and frameworks for the U.S. Government, based on ITU–T X.812, create a statement on technology and needed research, and to document scenarios and policy considerations. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:50 Jun 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 There will be subsequent workshops to further develop and refine the content of this draft Special Publication. The workshop will be held on September 1–2, 2009, 9 a.m. till 5 p.m.; and September 3, 2009, 9 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. DATES: The workshop will be held in the Green Auditorium of the Administration Building on the NIST Gaithersburg campus, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. Please note registration and admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tanya Brewer, T: (301) 975–4534, E: tbrewer@nist.gov. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in conjunction with the National Security Agency, will hold a public workshop on September 1–3, 2009, at the NIST Gaithersburg campus. The workshop is open to the public but requires registration and an attendance fee. The goal of this workshop is to have the workshop serve as the first step towards the development of a Special Publication on Privilege (Access) Management. A four-pronged approach will be taken to create a suite of definitions for Privilege (Access) Management, create standard models and frameworks for the U.S. Government, based on ITU–T X.812, create a statement on technology and needed research, and to document scenarios and policy considerations. There will be subsequent workshops to further develop and refine the content of this draft Special Publication. This workshop is open to the public, but requires registration in advance. Registration fee is $160, and includes lunch for the first two days. Please register online at http://www.nist.gov/ public_affairs/confpage/conflist.htm. The registration deadline is August 25, 2009. A forthcoming URL with agenda and materials will be linked from the registration site. All visitors to the NIST campus are required to register in advance. No late or same-day registrations will be accepted for this reason. All attendees must present a government-issued ID when gaining access to the campus. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 9, 2009. Patrick Gallagher, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E9–14141 Filed 6–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice; information collection 3038–0043, Rules Relating to Review of National Futures Association Decisions in Disciplinary, Membership Denial, Registration, and Member Responsibility Actions. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 114 (Tuesday, June 16, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28473-28474]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-P-2008-0063]


Additional Period for Comments on Deferred Examination for Patent 
Applications

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Request for comments; additional comment period.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
conducted a roundtable to obtain public input on deferral of 
examination for patent applications, and invited the public to submit 
written comments on issues raised at the roundtable or on any issue 
pertaining to deferral of examination. The USPTO is providing an 
additional comment period so that members of the public may submit 
additional comments on any issue pertaining to deferral of examination, 
and may also submit comments in reply to the comments on deferred 
examination that the USPTO has already received.

DATES: Comment Deadline Date: The deadline for receipt of written 
comments is August 31, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent by electronic mail message 
over the Internet addressed to AC6comments@uspto.gov. Comments may also 
be submitted by mail addressed to: Mail Stop Comments--Patents, 
Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450, 
marked to the attention of Robert W. Bahr. Although comments may be 
submitted by mail, the USPTO prefers to receive comments via the 
Internet.
    The written comments will be available for public inspection at the 
Office of the Commissioner for Patents, located in Madison East, Tenth 
Floor, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia, and will be available 
via the USPTO Internet Web site (address: http://www.uspto.gov). 
Because comments will be made available for public inspection, 
information that is not desired to be made public, such as an address 
or phone number, should not be included in the comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert W. Bahr, Senior Patent Counsel, 
Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, by 
telephone at (571) 272-8800, by electronic mail message at 
robert.bahr@uspto.gov, or by mail addressed to: Mail Stop Comments--
Patents, Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-
1450, marked to the attention of Robert W. Bahr.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USPTO conducted a roundtable to 
determine whether or not there is support in the patent community and/
or the public sector for the adoption of some type of deferral of 
examination. See Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable on 
Deferred Examination for Patent Applications, 74 FR 4946 (Jan. 28, 
2009), 1339 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 153 (Feb. 24, 2009) (notice). The 
USPTO webcast the roundtable, and a video recording of the roundtable 
as well as the list of participants and their associations are 
available on the USPTO's Internet Web site at https://uspto.connectsolutions.com/p91717658 (video recording of the 
roundtable) and http://www.uspto.gov/main/homepagenews/2009feb09.htm 
(list of participants).
    The USPTO also invited written comments by any member of the public 
on the issues raised at the roundtable, or on any issue pertaining to 
deferral of examination. See Request for Comments and Notice of 
Roundtable on Deferred Examination for Patent Applications, 74 FR at 
4947, 1339 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office at 154. This comment period was 
extended until May 29, 2009, to provide interested members of the 
public with

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an additional opportunity to view the webcast before submitting 
comments to the USPTO. See Extension of Time for Comments on Deferred 
Examination for Patent Applications. 74 FR 10036 (Mar. 9, 2009), 1340 
Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 262 (Mar. 31, 2009) (notice). The USPTO has 
posted the comments received prior to May 29, 2009, on the USPTO's 
Internet Web site at http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/dapp/opla/comments/index.html.
    The USPTO is providing an additional comment period so that members 
of the public may submit additional comments on any issue pertaining to 
deferral of examination, and may also submit comments in reply to the 
comments on deferred examination that the USPTO has already received. 
Persons submitting written comments should note that the USPTO does not 
plan to provide a ``comment and response'' analysis of such comments as 
this notice is not a notice of proposed rule making.

    Dated: June 9, 2009.
John J. Doll,
Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting 
Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. E9-14154 Filed 6-15-09; 8:45 am]
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