Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 62761-62762 [2010-25669]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 13, 2010 / Notices rate for the article or the U.S. NTR/MFN duty rate in effect on the day before the Agreement entered into force. The Statement of Administrative Action accompanying the Act provides that the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) will issue procedures for requesting such safeguard measures, for making its determinations under section 322(a) of the Act, and for providing relief under section 322(b) of the Act. In Proclamation No. 8332 (73 FR 80289, December 31, 2008), the President delegated to CITA his authority under Subtitle B of Title III of the Act with respect to textile and apparel safeguard measures. CITA must collect information in order to determine whether a domestic textile or apparel industry is being adversely impacted by imports of these products from Peru, thereby allowing CITA to take corrective action to protect the viability of the domestic textile or apparel industry, subject to section 322(b) of the Act. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Wendy Liberante, (202) 395–3647. 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 6616, 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 Wendy Liberante, OMB Desk Officer, Fax number (202) 395–5167 or via the Internet at Wendy_L._Liberante@omb.eop.gov. Dated: October 6, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–25648 Filed 10–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:38 Oct 12, 2010 Jkt 223001 Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: Generic Clearance for Data User Evaluation Surveys. Form Number(s): Various. OMB Control Number: 0607–0760. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Burden Hours: 30,000. Number of Respondents: 360,000. Average Hours per Response: Varies by survey. Needs and Uses: The U.S. Census Bureau plans to extend for an additional three years its generic clearance to conduct customer/product-based research. This extension will allow us to continue to use customer satisfaction surveys, personal interviews, or focus group research to effectively improve and make more customer-oriented programs, products, and services. Extended clearance for data collections would continue to cover customer/program-based research for any Census Bureau program area that needs to measure customer needs, uses, and preferences for statistical information and services. The customer base includes, but is not limited to previous, existing, and potential businesses and organizations, alternate Census Bureau data disseminators like State Data Centers, Business and Industry Data Centers, Census Information Centers, Federal or Census Depository Libraries, educational institutions, and not-for-profit or other organizations. Information collected from customer research helps the Census Bureau to measure its customer base—their use, satisfaction, and preferences for existing and future programs, products and services. Proposals for specific collections under this generic clearance are submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review a minimum of two weeks prior to their planned start date. A year-end report is submitted annually to OMB summarizing activity under the clearance for the preceding year. Affected Public: Various. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Data Executive Order 12862. OMB Desk Officer: Brian HarrisKojetin, (202) 395–7314. 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 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62761 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 Brian Harris-Kojetin, OMB Desk Officer either by fax (202–395– 7245) or e-mail (bharrisk@omb.eop.gov). Dated: October 7, 2010. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–25692 Filed 10–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P 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: United States Patent Applicant Survey. Form Number(s): None. Agency Approval Number: 0651– 0052. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Burden: 140 hours annually. Number of Respondents: 400 responses per year, with an estimated 267 responses filed electronically. Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public 30 minutes (0.50 hours) to complete the surveys, with the exception of the surveys for the independent inventors, which are estimated to take 15 minutes (0.25 hours) to complete. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, respond to the surveys, and submit them to the USPTO. The USPTO estimates that it will take the same amount of time to respond to the surveys, whether they are completed online or mailed to the USPTO. Needs and Uses: The USPTO developed the United States Patent Applicant Survey as part of a continuing effort to better predict the future growth of patent application filings by understanding applicant intentions. The main purpose of this survey is to determine the number of application filings that the USPTO can expect to receive over the next three years from patent-generating entities, ranging from E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 62762 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 13, 2010 / Notices large domestic corporations to independent inventors. The USPTO also uses this survey in response to the Senate Appropriations Report 106–404 (September 8, 2000), which directed the USPTO to ‘‘develop a workload forecast with advice from a representative sample of industry and the inventor community. There are two versions of the survey: one for large domestic corporations and small and mediumsized businesses and one for universities, non-profit research organizations, and independent inventors. The large domestic corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, universities, non-profit research organizations, and independent inventors responding to these surveys will provide the USPTO with the number of application filings that they plan to submit, in addition to providing general feedback concerning industry trends and the survey itself. The USPTO will use this feedback to anticipate demand and estimate future revenue flow more reliably; to identify input and output triggers and allocate resources to meet and understand customer needs; and to reassess output and capacity goals and realign organization quality control measures with applicant by division. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. 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 http://www.reginfo.gov. Paper copies can be obtained by: • E-mail: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0052 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 November 12, 2010 to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail to Nicholas_A_Fraser@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. Fraser. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Oct 12, 2010 Jkt 223001 Dated: October 6, 2010. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–25669 Filed 10–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socio-Economic Assessment of Snapper Grouper Fisheries in the U.S. Caribbean National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 13, 2010. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Dr. Juan J. Agar, (305) 361– 4218 or Juan.Agar@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect demographic, cultural, economic, and social information about the snappergrouper fisheries in the U.S. Caribbean. The proposed survey also intends to inquire about industry’s perceptions, attitudes and beliefs regarding the potential use of catch shares to manage these fisheries. The data gathered will be used to describe the current socioeconomic condition of the fishery and offer insight into fishermen’s concerns about a potential catch share program, which could be used to better tailor a potential program. In addition, the PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 information collected will be used to strengthen and improve fishery management decision-making, satisfy legal mandates under Executive Order 12866, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act, and other pertinent statutes. II. Method of Collection The socio-economic information sought will be collected via in-person, telephone and mail surveys. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hr. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,200. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. 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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: October 6, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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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: United States Patent Applicant Survey.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0052.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 140 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 400 responses per year, with an estimated 
267 responses filed electronically.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public 30 minutes (0.50 hours) to complete the surveys, with the 
exception of the surveys for the independent inventors, which are 
estimated to take 15 minutes (0.25 hours) to complete. This includes 
the time to gather the necessary information, respond to the surveys, 
and submit them to the USPTO. The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
same amount of time to respond to the surveys, whether they are 
completed online or mailed to the USPTO.
    Needs and Uses: The USPTO developed the United States Patent 
Applicant Survey as part of a continuing effort to better predict the 
future growth of patent application filings by understanding applicant 
intentions. The main purpose of this survey is to determine the number 
of application filings that the USPTO can expect to receive over the 
next three years from patent-generating entities, ranging from

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large domestic corporations to independent inventors. The USPTO also 
uses this survey in response to the Senate Appropriations Report 106-
404 (September 8, 2000), which directed the USPTO to ``develop a 
workload forecast with advice from a representative sample of industry 
and the inventor community. There are two versions of the survey: one 
for large domestic corporations and small and medium-sized businesses 
and one for universities, non-profit research organizations, and 
independent inventors. The large domestic corporations, small and 
medium-sized businesses, universities, non-profit research 
organizations, and independent inventors responding to these surveys 
will provide the USPTO with the number of application filings that they 
plan to submit, in addition to providing general feedback concerning 
industry trends and the survey itself. The USPTO will use this feedback 
to anticipate demand and estimate future revenue flow more reliably; to 
identify input and output triggers and allocate resources to meet and 
understand customer needs; and to reassess output and capacity goals 
and realign organization quality control measures with applicant by 
division.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    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 
http://www.reginfo.gov.
    Paper copies can be obtained by:
     E-mail: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0052 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 November 12, 2010 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail to Nicholas_A_Fraser@omb.eop.gov 
or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. 
Fraser.

    Dated: October 6, 2010.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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