Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 68567-68568 [E9-30626]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 247 / Monday, December 28, 2009 / Notices Other Information: Additional information about APHIS and its programs is available on the Internet at (https://www.aphis.usda.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Lee Ann Thomas, Director, Ruminant Health Programs, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 43, Riverdale, MD 207371231; (301) 734–6954. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 5, 2009, we published in the Federal Register (74 FR 51115-51116, Docket No. APHIS-2009-0006) a notice that made a concept paper describing a new direction for the bovine brucellosis program available for public review and comment. Comments on the notice were required to be received on or before December 4, 2009. We are reopening the comment period on Docket No. APHIS2009-0006 for an additional 30 days ending January 4, 2010. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. 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Patent and Trademark Office Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 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: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Title: Patent Reexaminations. Form Number(s): PTO/SB/57 and PTO/SB/58. Agency Approval Number: 0651– 00XX. Type of Request: New collection. Burden: 161,128 hours annually. Number of Respondents: 5,124 responses per year. Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 18 minutes (0.30 hours) to 148 hours to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate form or other documents, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68567 and submit the information to the USPTO. Needs and Uses: The USPTO is required by 35 U.S.C. 131 and 151 to examine applications and, when appropriate, allow applications and issue them as patents. Chapter 30 of Title 35 U.S.C. provides that any person at any time may file a request for reexamination by the USPTO of any claim of a patent on the basis of prior art patents or printed publications. Once initiated, the reexamination proceedings under Chapter 30 are substantially ex parte and do not permit input from third parties. Chapter 31 of Title 35 U.S.C. provides for inter partes reexamination allowing third parties to participate throughout the reexamination proceeding. The rules outlining ex parte and inter partes reexaminations are found at 37 CFR 1.510–1.570 and 1.902–1.997. Information requirements related to patent reexaminations are currently covered under OMB Control Number 0651–0033, along with other requirements related to patent issue fees and reissue applications. The USPTO is proposing to move the following items that are under 0651–0033 into a new information collection for Patent Reexaminations: Request for Ex Parte Reexamination Transmittal Form; Request for Inter Partes Reexamination Transmittal Form; Petition to Review the Refusal to Grant Ex Parte Reexamination; Petition to Review the Refusal to Grant Inter Partes Reexamination; and Petition to Request Extension of Time in Ex Parte or Inter Partes Reexamination. The USPTO is also proposing to include additional items related to patent reexaminations in this new information collection: Request for Ex Parte Reexamination; Request for Inter Partes Reexamination; Patent Owner’s 37 CFR 1.530 Statement; Third Party Requester’s 37 CFR 1.535 Reply; Amendment in Ex Parte or Inter Partes Reexamination; Third Party Requester’s 37 CFR 1.947 Comments in Inter Partes Reexamination; Response to Final Rejection in Ex Parte Reexamination; Patent Owner’s 37 CFR 1.951 Response in Inter Partes Reexamination; and Third Party Requester’s 37 CFR 1.951 Comments in Inter Partes Reexamination. These additional items are existing information requirements that previously were not fully covered by an information collection and are now being included in order to more accurately reflect the burden on the public for submitting requests related to patent reexaminations. The public uses this information collection to request reexamination E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 68568 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 247 / Monday, December 28, 2009 / Notices proceedings and to ensure that the associated fees and documentation are submitted to the USPTO. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofits; and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, e-mail: Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov. Once submitted, the request will be publicly 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 ‘‘0651–00XX Patent Reexaminations 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, United States 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 January 27, 2010 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: December 17, 2009. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–30626 Filed 12–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–868] erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published its preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on folding metal tables and chairs (‘‘FMTCs’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) on July 7, 2009.1 The 1 See Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 32118 (July 7, 2009) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). VerDate Nov<24>2008 11:00 Dec 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 period of review (‘‘POR’’) is June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2008. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to our margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final dumping margins for this review are listed in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section below. DATES: Effective Date: December 28, 2009 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Giselle Cubillos or Charles Riggle, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1778 or (202) 482– 0650, respectively. Background On July 7, 2009, the Department published its preliminary results. On July 27, 2009, Meco Corporation (‘‘Meco’’), the petitioner in the underlying investigation, and New-Tec Integration (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. (‘‘NewTec’’), a respondent, provided additional comments on the appropriate surrogate values to use as a means of valuing the factors of production, including financial statements from Maximaa Systems Limited (2007–2008) (‘‘Maximaa’’). Meco submitted on August 6, 2009, publicly available information to ‘‘rebut, clarify, or correct’’ the information submitted by New-Tec. On August 6 and 7, 2009, the Department received case briefs from Meco, New-Tec and Cosco Home and Office Products (‘‘Cosco’’), a U.S. importer of subject merchandise, respectively. Meco included a request for a public hearing in its case brief submission. On August 11, 2009, NewTec, Cosco, and Meco submitted rebuttal briefs. On September 9, 2009, the Department held a public hearing. We have conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.213. Scope of Order The products covered by this order consist of assembled and unassembled folding tables and folding chairs made primarily or exclusively from steel or other metal, as described below: (1) Assembled and unassembled folding tables made primarily or exclusively from steel or other metal (folding metal tables). Folding metal tables include square, round, PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rectangular, and any other shapes with legs affixed with rivets, welds, or any other type of fastener, and which are made most commonly, but not exclusively, with a hardboard top covered with vinyl or fabric. Folding metal tables have legs that mechanically fold independently of one another, and not as a set. The subject merchandise is commonly, but not exclusively, packed singly, in multiple packs of the same item, or in five piece sets consisting of four chairs and one table. Specifically excluded from the scope of the order regarding folding metal tables are the following: Lawn furniture; Trays commonly referred to as ‘‘TV trays;’’ Side tables; Child-sized tables; Portable counter sets consisting of rectangular tables 36″ high and matching stools; and, Banquet tables. A banquet table is a rectangular table with a plastic or laminated wood table top approximately 28″ to 36″ wide by 48″ to 96″ long and with a set of folding legs at each end of the table. One set of legs is composed of two individual legs that are affixed together by one or more cross-braces using welds or fastening hardware. In contrast, folding metal tables have legs that mechanically fold independently of one another, and not as a set. (2) Assembled and unassembled folding chairs made primarily or exclusively from steel or other metal (folding metal chairs). Folding metal chairs include chairs with one or more cross-braces, regardless of shape or size, affixed to the front and/or rear legs with rivets, welds or any other type of fastener. Folding metal chairs include: those that are made solely of steel or other metal; those that have a back pad, a seat pad, or both a back pad and a seat pad; and those that have seats or backs made of plastic or other materials. The subject merchandise is commonly, but not exclusively, packed singly, in multiple packs of the same item, or in five piece sets consisting of four chairs and one table. Specifically excluded from the scope of the order regarding folding metal chairs are the following: Folding metal chairs with a wooden back or seat, or both; Lawn furniture; Stools; Chairs with arms; and Child-sized chairs. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under subheadings 9401.71.0010, 9401.71.0030, 9401.79.0045, 9401.79.0050, 9403.20.015, 9403.20.0030, 9403.70.8010, 9403.70.8020, and E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 247 (Monday, December 28, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68567-68568]
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) 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: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    Title: Patent Reexaminations.
    Form Number(s): PTO/SB/57 and PTO/SB/58.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-00XX.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    Burden: 161,128 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 5,124 responses per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately 18 minutes (0.30 hours) to 148 hours to gather 
the necessary information, prepare the appropriate form or other 
documents, and submit the information to the USPTO.
    Needs and Uses: The USPTO is required by 35 U.S.C. 131 and 151 to 
examine applications and, when appropriate, allow applications and 
issue them as patents. Chapter 30 of Title 35 U.S.C. provides that any 
person at any time may file a request for reexamination by the USPTO of 
any claim of a patent on the basis of prior art patents or printed 
publications. Once initiated, the reexamination proceedings under 
Chapter 30 are substantially ex parte and do not permit input from 
third parties. Chapter 31 of Title 35 U.S.C. provides for inter partes 
reexamination allowing third parties to participate throughout the 
reexamination proceeding. The rules outlining ex parte and inter partes 
reexaminations are found at 37 CFR 1.510-1.570 and 1.902-1.997.
    Information requirements related to patent reexaminations are 
currently covered under OMB Control Number 0651-0033, along with other 
requirements related to patent issue fees and reissue applications. The 
USPTO is proposing to move the following items that are under 0651-0033 
into a new information collection for Patent Reexaminations: Request 
for Ex Parte Reexamination Transmittal Form; Request for Inter Partes 
Reexamination Transmittal Form; Petition to Review the Refusal to Grant 
Ex Parte Reexamination; Petition to Review the Refusal to Grant Inter 
Partes Reexamination; and Petition to Request Extension of Time in Ex 
Parte or Inter Partes Reexamination.
    The USPTO is also proposing to include additional items related to 
patent reexaminations in this new information collection: Request for 
Ex Parte Reexamination; Request for Inter Partes Reexamination; Patent 
Owner's 37 CFR 1.530 Statement; Third Party Requester's 37 CFR 1.535 
Reply; Amendment in Ex Parte or Inter Partes Reexamination; Third Party 
Requester's 37 CFR 1.947 Comments in Inter Partes Reexamination; 
Response to Final Rejection in Ex Parte Reexamination; Patent Owner's 
37 CFR 1.951 Response in Inter Partes Reexamination; and Third Party 
Requester's 37 CFR 1.951 Comments in Inter Partes Reexamination. These 
additional items are existing information requirements that previously 
were not fully covered by an information collection and are now being 
included in order to more accurately reflect the burden on the public 
for submitting requests related to patent reexaminations.
    The public uses this information collection to request 
reexamination

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proceedings and to ensure that the associated fees and documentation 
are submitted to the USPTO.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; and not-for-profit institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, e-mail: Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov.
    Once submitted, the request will be publicly 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 ``0651-00XX 
Patent Reexaminations 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, United States 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 January 27, 2010 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: December 17, 2009.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-30626 Filed 12-24-09; 8:45 am]
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