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Download as PDF 30529 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 122 / Friday, June 26, 2009 / Notices Complaints submitted to the USPTO must identify the name and address of the complainant and the invention promoter or promotion firm, explain the basis for the complaint, and include the signature of the complainant. The identifying information is necessary so that the USPTO can forward the complaint to the invention promoter or promotion firm and also notify the complainant that the complaint has been forwarded. Complainants should understand that the complaints will be forwarded to the invention promoter for response and that the complaint and response will be made available to the public as required by the Inventors’ Rights Act. If the USPTO does not receive a response from the invention promoter, the complaint will still be published without the response. The USPTO does not accept complaints under this program if the complainant requests confidentiality. This information collection includes one form, Complaint Regarding Invention Promoter (PTO/SB/2048), which is used by the public to submit a complaint under this program. This form is available for download from the USPTO Web site. Use of this form is not mandatory as long as the complaint includes the necessary information and is clearly marked as a complaint filed under the Inventors’ Rights Act. There is no associated form for submitting responses to the complaints. II. Method of Collection By mail, facsimile, or hand delivery to the USPTO. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–0044. Form Number(s): PTO/SB/2048. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofits; and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100 responses per year. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 15 minutes (0.25 hours) to gather the necessary information, prepare the form, and submit a complaint to the USPTO and approximately 30 minutes (0.5 hours) for an invention promoter or promotion firm to prepare and submit a response to a complaint. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 38 hours per year. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $5,970 per year. The USPTO expects that complaints will be prepared by paraprofessionals or independent inventors. Using the average of the paraprofessional rate of $100 per hour and the estimated rate of $30 per hour for independent inventors, the USPTO estimates that the average rate for preparing the complaints will be approximately $65 per hour. The USPTO expects that the responses to the complaints will be prepared by attorneys or invention promoters. Using the average of the professional rate of $310 per hour for attorneys in private firms and the estimated rate of $100 per hour for invention promoters, the USPTO estimates that the average rate for preparing the responses to the complaints will be approximately $205 per hour. Therefore, the respondent cost burden for this collection is estimated to be $5,970 per year. Estimated time for response (minutes) Item Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours Complaint Regarding Invention Promoter (PTO/SB/2048) ......................................................... Responses to the Complaints ..................................................................................................... 15 30 50 50 13 25 Totals ........................................................................................................................................... ........................ 100 38 Estimated Total Annual Non-hour Respondent Cost Burden: $897. There are no capital start-up costs, maintenance costs, recordkeeping costs, or filing fees associated with this information collection. However, the public may incur postage costs when submitting a complaint or a response to a complaint by mail to the USPTO. The USPTO estimates that the first-class postage cost for a mailed complaint will be 44 cents. Promotion firms may choose to send responses to complaints using overnight mail service at an estimated cost of $17.50 per response. Therefore, the total annual (non-hour) respondent cost burden for this collection in the form of postage costs is estimated to be $897 per year. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Jun 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 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. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Administrative Management Group. [FR Doc. E9–15170 Filed 6–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of extension of membership solicitation for Hydrographic Services Review Panel. SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is soliciting nominations for membership on the Hydrographic Services Review Panel (the Panel), a Federal advisory committee. NOAA is extending the time period for submission of membership applications from Friday, June 26, 2009 to Friday, July 24, 2009. This notice responds to the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2002, E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 30530 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 122 / Friday, June 26, 2009 / Notices Public Law 107–372, which requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to solicit nominations for Panel membership. The Panel will advise the Under Secretary on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, and such other appropriate matters as the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for review and advice. To apply for membership on the Panel, applicants should submit a resume as indicated in the ADDRESSES section. DATES: Resumes should be sent to the address, e-mail, or fax specified and must be received by July 24, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit applications for membership on the Panel to Rebecca Arenson via mail, fax, or e-mail at: Mail: Rebecca Arenson, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, NOAA (N/CS), 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Fax: 301–713–4019, E-mail: Hydroservices.panel@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Arenson, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service (NOS), NOAA (N/CS), 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; Telephone: 301–713–2780 x158, Fax: 301–713–4019; E-mail: Rebecca.Arenson@noaa.gov. Under 33 U.S.C. 883a, et seq., NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS) is responsible for providing nautical charts and related information for safe navigation. NOS collects and compiles hydrographic, tidal and current, geodetic, and a variety of other data in order to fulfill this responsibility. The Hydrographic Services Review Panel provides advice on topics such as ‘‘NOAA’s Hydrographic Survey Priorities,’’ technologies relating to operations, research and development of data pertaining to: (a) Hydrographic surveying; (b) Nautical charting; (c) Water level measurements; (d) Current measurements; (e) Geodetic measurements; and (f) Geospatial measurements. The Panel has fifteen voting members appointed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere in accordance with section 105 of Public Law 107–372. Members are selected on a standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. The Co-Directors of the Joint Hydrographic Center and two other employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration serve as nonvoting members of the Panel. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Jun 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 Director, Office of Coast Survey, serves as the Designated Federal Official (DFO). This solicitation is to obtain candidate applications for one current voting vacancy on the Panel, and for five voting members whose terms expire January 1, 2010, and candidates for voting members who might resign at any time during 2009. Be advised that some voting members whose terms expire January 1, 2010, may be reappointed for another full term if eligible. Voting members are individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are especially qualified in one or more disciplines relating to hydrographic surveying, tides, currents, geodetic and geospatial measurements, marine transportation, port administration, vessel pilotage, and coastal or fishery management. An individual may not be appointed as a voting member of the Panel if the individual is a full-time officer or employee of the United States. Any voting member of the Panel who is an applicant for, or beneficiary of (as determined by the Under Secretary) any assistance under the Act shall disclose to the Panel that relationship, and may not vote on any other matter pertaining to that assistance. Voting members of the Panel serve a four-year term, except that vacancy appointments shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term of the vacancy. Members serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary and are subject to government ethics standards. Any individual appointed to a partial or full term may be reappointed for one additional full term. A voting member may serve until his or her successor has taken office. The Panel selects one voting member to serve as the Chair and another to serve as the Vice Chair. The Vice Chair acts as Chair in the absence or incapacity of the Chair but will not automatically become the Chair if the Chair resigns. Meetings occur at least twice a year, and at the call of the Chair or upon the request of a majority of the voting members or of the Under Secretary. Voting members receive compensation at a rate established by the Under Secretary, not to exceed the maximum daily rate payable under section 5376 of title 5, United States Code, when engaged in performing duties for the Panel. Members are reimbursed for actual and reasonable expenses incurred in performing such duties. Panel members selected to serve on the HSRP FACA committee must complete the following actions (please note this is not part of the application process, and is only relevant to the appointment process): PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (a) Security Clearance (on-line Background Security Check process and fingerprinting conducted through NOAA Workforce Management); (b) Confidential Financial Disclosure Report—As a special government employee (SGE) you are required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report to avoid involvement in a real or apparent conflict of interest. You may find the Confidential Financial Disclosure Report at the following Web site: http://www.usoge.gov/forms/ form_450.aspx. (c) Certification of Status Statement (certifying statement that as an SGE you are not an agent of a foreign principal or a lobbyist—document provided by NOAA). Dated: June 19, 2009. Steven Barnum, Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E9–15078 Filed 6–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List Additions AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to the Procurement List. SUMMARY: This action adds to the Procurement List product and services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Effective Date: 7/27/2009. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3259. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email: CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions On 4/24/2009 and 5/1/2009, the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice (74 FR 78, page 18694 and 74 FR 83, pages 20289–20290) of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting

AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of extension of membership solicitation for Hydrographic 
Services Review Panel.

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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is 
soliciting nominations for membership on the Hydrographic Services 
Review Panel (the Panel), a Federal advisory committee. NOAA is 
extending the time period for submission of membership applications 
from Friday, June 26, 2009 to Friday, July 24, 2009. This notice 
responds to the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 
2002,

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Public Law 107-372, which requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for 
Oceans and Atmosphere to solicit nominations for Panel membership. The 
Panel will advise the Under Secretary on matters related to the 
responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the 
Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, and such other 
appropriate matters as the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for 
review and advice. To apply for membership on the Panel, applicants 
should submit a resume as indicated in the ADDRESSES section.

DATES: Resumes should be sent to the address, e-mail, or fax specified 
and must be received by July 24, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit applications for membership on the Panel to Rebecca 
Arenson via mail, fax, or e-mail at: Mail: Rebecca Arenson, Office of 
Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, NOAA (N/CS), 1315 East West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Fax: 301-713-4019, E-mail: 
Hydroservices.panel@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Arenson, Office of Coast 
Survey, National Ocean Service (NOS), NOAA (N/CS), 1315 East West 
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; Telephone: 301-713-2780 x158, 
Fax: 301-713-4019; E-mail: Rebecca.Arenson@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under 33 U.S.C. 883a, et seq., NOAA's 
National Ocean Service (NOS) is responsible for providing nautical 
charts and related information for safe navigation. NOS collects and 
compiles hydrographic, tidal and current, geodetic, and a variety of 
other data in order to fulfill this responsibility. The Hydrographic 
Services Review Panel provides advice on topics such as ``NOAA's 
Hydrographic Survey Priorities,'' technologies relating to operations, 
research and development of data pertaining to:
    (a) Hydrographic surveying;
    (b) Nautical charting;
    (c) Water level measurements;
    (d) Current measurements;
    (e) Geodetic measurements; and
    (f) Geospatial measurements.
    The Panel has fifteen voting members appointed by the Under 
Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere in accordance with 
section 105 of Public Law 107-372. Members are selected on a 
standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of 
Commerce guidance. The Co-Directors of the Joint Hydrographic Center 
and two other employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration serve as nonvoting members of the Panel. The Director, 
Office of Coast Survey, serves as the Designated Federal Official 
(DFO). This solicitation is to obtain candidate applications for one 
current voting vacancy on the Panel, and for five voting members whose 
terms expire January 1, 2010, and candidates for voting members who 
might resign at any time during 2009. Be advised that some voting 
members whose terms expire January 1, 2010, may be reappointed for 
another full term if eligible.
    Voting members are individuals who, by reason of knowledge, 
experience, or training, are especially qualified in one or more 
disciplines relating to hydrographic surveying, tides, currents, 
geodetic and geospatial measurements, marine transportation, port 
administration, vessel pilotage, and coastal or fishery management. An 
individual may not be appointed as a voting member of the Panel if the 
individual is a full-time officer or employee of the United States. Any 
voting member of the Panel who is an applicant for, or beneficiary of 
(as determined by the Under Secretary) any assistance under the Act 
shall disclose to the Panel that relationship, and may not vote on any 
other matter pertaining to that assistance.
    Voting members of the Panel serve a four-year term, except that 
vacancy appointments shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term 
of the vacancy. Members serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary 
and are subject to government ethics standards. Any individual 
appointed to a partial or full term may be reappointed for one 
additional full term. A voting member may serve until his or her 
successor has taken office. The Panel selects one voting member to 
serve as the Chair and another to serve as the Vice Chair. The Vice 
Chair acts as Chair in the absence or incapacity of the Chair but will 
not automatically become the Chair if the Chair resigns. Meetings occur 
at least twice a year, and at the call of the Chair or upon the request 
of a majority of the voting members or of the Under Secretary. Voting 
members receive compensation at a rate established by the Under 
Secretary, not to exceed the maximum daily rate payable under section 
5376 of title 5, United States Code, when engaged in performing duties 
for the Panel. Members are reimbursed for actual and reasonable 
expenses incurred in performing such duties.
    Panel members selected to serve on the HSRP FACA committee must 
complete the following actions (please note this is not part of the 
application process, and is only relevant to the appointment process):
    (a) Security Clearance (on-line Background Security Check process 
and fingerprinting conducted through NOAA Workforce Management);
    (b) Confidential Financial Disclosure Report--As a special 
government employee (SGE) you are required to file a Confidential 
Financial Disclosure Report to avoid involvement in a real or apparent 
conflict of interest. You may find the Confidential Financial 
Disclosure Report at the following Web site: http://www.usoge.gov/forms/form_450.aspx.
    (c) Certification of Status Statement (certifying statement that as 
an SGE you are not an agent of a foreign principal or a lobbyist--
document provided by NOAA).

    Dated: June 19, 2009.
Steven Barnum,
Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-15078 Filed 6-25-09; 8:45 am]
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