Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 47778-47779 [E9-22376]

Download as PDF 47778 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 179 / Thursday, September 17, 2009 / Notices households to improve their diet by increasing their food purchasing power. As the nation’s primary public program for ensuring food security and alleviating hunger, the SNAP needs to regularly monitor food security conditions among its target population. This monitoring need requires that USDA continue basic data collection, analysis, and evaluation. Need and Use of the Information: The data collected by the food security supplement will be used to monitor the prevalence of food security and the prevalence and severity of food insecurity among the Nation’s households. The prevalence of these conditions as well as year-to-year trends in their prevalence will be estimated at the national level and for population subgroups. The data also will be used to monitor the amounts that households spend for food and their use of community food pantries and emergency kitchens. Description of Respondents: Individuals or Households. Number of Respondents: 54,400. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 6,916. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–22421 Filed 9–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit 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: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Northwest Region Federal Fisheries Permits. OMB Control Number: 0648–0203. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission. Number of Respondents: 341. Average Hours per Response: Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) proposal, 8 hours; EFP application, 20 minutes; EFP pre-season plan, 16 hours; EFP trip/delivery notifications, 2 minutes; EFP data reports, 43 minutes; EFP summary reports, 24 hours; Limited Entry Permit (LEP) renewal, 20 minutes; LEP transfer, 30 minutes; ownership interest forms for sablefish-endorsed LEP, 10 minutes. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:35 Sep 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 Burden Hours: 1,996. Needs and Uses: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) collects certain information to determine whether a respondent complies with regulations that pertain to the issuance, transfer, ownership interest or renewal of a Pacific Coast Groundfish limited entry permit or exempted fishing permit. Also, NMFS collects information from permit owners and vessel owners to assist NMFS with its enforcement responsibilities. Exempted fishing permit holders may be required to provide descriptions of planned fishing activities, periodic data reports, preseason plans, and summary reports. The respondents are mainly groundfish fishermen or fishing companies or partnerships. Other respondents include State fishery agencies, non-profit groups, or fishing associations who sponsor research carried out under exempted fishing permits. These requirements were developed by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, U.S.C. 1801 et seq. (MagnusonStevens Act). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually and 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 calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. Dated: September 11, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–22353 Filed 9–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in order to extend the public comment period due to a delay in submission, is republishing the Comment Request originally published on August 11, 2009 (74 FR 40165). This notice announces the intent to submit 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: Customer Panel Quality Survey. Form Number(s): None. Agency Approval Number: 0651– 0057. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Burden: 406 hours. Number of Respondents: 2,386 responses. Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the public approximately 10 minutes (0.17 hours) to complete either the paper or the online survey. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, respond to the survey, and submit it to the USPTO. Needs and Uses: Individuals who work at firms that file more than six patent applications a year use the Customer Panel Quality Survey to provide the USPTO with their perceptions of examination quality. The USPTO uses the feedback gathered from the survey to assist them in targeting key areas for examination quality improvement and to identify important areas for examiner training. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for profit; and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: Semi-annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, e-mail: Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov. Once submitted, the request will be publically available in electronic format through the Information Collection Review page at https://www.reginfo.gov. Paper copies can be obtained by: * E-mail: Susan.Fawcett@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0057 Customer Panel Quality Survey copy request’’ in the subject line of the message. * Fax: 571–273–0112, marked to the attention of Susan K. Fawcett. E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 179 / Thursday, September 17, 2009 / Notices * Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Administrative Management Group, 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 October 19, 2009 to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. Fraser. Dated: September 10, 2009. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Administrative Management Group. [FR Doc. E9–22376 Filed 9–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XL85 Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report for Replacement of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center Located in La Jolla, California cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Record of Decision. SUMMARY: NOAA issues this notice to inform the public that an ROD has been approved for replacement of the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) within the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla, California. NOAA signed the ROD on August 20, 2009. ADDRESSES: Request for copies of the ROD may be directed to Mr. Mark Eberling, NOAA Project Planning and Management Decision, Western Region, 7600 Sand Point Way, N.E., WC41, Bin 15700, Seattle, WA 98115–0070. Copies of the Final EIS/EIR are available for review at the UCSD library, at the existing SWFSC, and at La Jolla Public Library. Additionally, an electronic copy is available at https:// www.seco.noaa.gov/ENV/NEPA/Sites/ LaJollalNEPA.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark Eberling, NOAA Project Planning VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:35 Sep 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 and Management Decision, Western Region, 7600 Sand Point Way, N.E., WC41, Bin 15700, Seattle, WA 98115– 0070. Tel. (206)526–6477, email: mark.a.eberling@noaa.gov The National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) is responsible for the management, conservation, and protection of living marine resources within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. The SWFSC in La Jolla, CA manages and conducts research involving Pacific fisheries and marine mammal research for the protection and management of these resources throughout Western Pacific and Antarctica. The existing SWFSC facility, built in 1964, is currently adjacent to a coastal bluff that is undergoing severe erosion and retreat. NOAA will implement the proposed action analyzed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report. NOAA will construct and operate a new SWFSC building at a 3.3 acre undeveloped property located across La Jolla Shores Drive from the existing facility. A minimum of two existing atrisk SWFSC structures will be removed and the property currently used by NOAA will be returned to UCSD. The new building will be constructed in conformance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design principles to minimize impacts to the environment. The ROD contains a number of measures to mitigate environmental effect of the planned action. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 11, 2009. William F. Broglie, Chief Administrative Officer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. E9–22416 Filed 9–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–AV15 Public Meetings on Protective Regulations for Killer Whales in the Northwest Region Under the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; notification of additional public meeting. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47779 SUMMARY: We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) are issuing this notice to advise the public that NMFS is adding an additional public meeting regarding proposed regulations under the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act to prohibit vessels from approaching killer whales within 200 yards and from parking in the path of whales for vessels in inland waters of Washington State. The proposed regulations would also prohibit vessels from entering a conservation area during a defined season. The proposed rule was published July 29, 2009, and includes information on two public meetings. We are issuing this notice to announce a third public meeting in Anacortes, WA that has been added in response to requests for additional public meetings to allow for greater public participation. DATES: Three public meetings will be held as follows: (1) September 24, 2009, 7–9 p.m., Pier One Main Warehouse, 100 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA; (2) September 30, 2009, 7–9 p.m., Seattle Aquarium, Pier 59, Seattle, WA; and (3) October 5, 2009, 7–9 p.m., The Grange Hall, First Street, Friday Harbor, WA. Written or electronic comments on the proposed rule and draft Environmental Assessment (EA) from all interested parties are encouraged and must be received no later than October 27, 2009. All comments and material received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and may be released to the public. ADDRESSES: Comments on the proposed rule, draft EA and any of the supporting documents can be submitted by any of the following methods: • Email: orca.plan@noaa.gov. • Federal e-rulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: Assistant Regional Administrator, Protected Resources Division, Northwest Regional Office, National Marine Fisheries Service, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. The draft EA and other supporting documents are available on Regulations.gov and the NMFS Northwest Region Web site at https:// www.nwr.noaa.gov/. You may submit information and comments concerning this Proposed Rule, the draft EA, or any of the supporting documents by any one of several methods identified above. We will consider all comments and information received during the comment period in preparing a final E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 179 (Thursday, September 17, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47778-47779]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in order to 
extend the public comment period due to a delay in submission, is 
republishing the Comment Request originally published on August 11, 
2009 (74 FR 40165). This notice announces the intent to submit 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: Customer Panel Quality Survey.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0057.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 406 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 2,386 responses.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the 
public approximately 10 minutes (0.17 hours) to complete either the 
paper or the online survey. This includes the time to gather the 
necessary information, respond to the survey, and submit it to the 
USPTO.
    Needs and Uses: Individuals who work at firms that file more than 
six patent applications a year use the Customer Panel Quality Survey to 
provide the USPTO with their perceptions of examination quality. The 
USPTO uses the feedback gathered from the survey to assist them in 
targeting key areas for examination quality improvement and to identify 
important areas for examiner training.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for 
profit; and not-for-profit institutions.
    Frequency: Semi-annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, e-mail: Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov.
    Once submitted, the request will be publically available in 
electronic format through the Information Collection Review page at 
https://www.reginfo.gov.
    Paper copies can be obtained by:
    * E-mail: Susan.Fawcett@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-0057 Customer 
Panel Quality Survey copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
    *  Fax: 571-273-0112, marked to the attention of Susan K. Fawcett.

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    * Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, Administrative Management Group, 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 October 19, 2009 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention 
of Nicholas A. Fraser.

    Dated: September 10, 2009.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Administrative Management Group.
[FR Doc. E9-22376 Filed 9-16-09; 8:45 am]
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