Green Technology Pilot Program, 64692-64694 [2010-26376]

Download as PDF 64692 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 202 / Wednesday, October 20, 2010 / Notices Forest Service Forest Service personnel. (2) Selection of a chairperson by the committee members. (3) Receive materials explaining the process for considering and recommending Title II projects. (4) Review of submitted project proposals for recommendation; and (5) Public Comment. Persons who wish to bring related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. Daniel Boone National Forest Resource Advisory Committee Dated: October 13, 2010. William R. Lorenz, Deputy Forest Supervisor. with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. Dated: October 13, 2010. Rick Brazell, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2010–26366 Filed 10–19–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2010–26385 Filed 10–19–10; 8:45 am] ACTION: BILLING CODE 3410–11–P The Daniel Boone National Forest Resource Advisory Committee will meet in London, Kentucky. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110–343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose is to hold the first meeting of the newly formed committee. DATES: The meeting will be held on November 9, 2010 beginning at 6 p.m., EST. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Cumberland Valley Area Development District, 342 Old Whitley Road, London, KY 40744 in a meeting room on the basement floor. Written comments should be sent to Kimberly Morgan, Daniel Boone National Forest, 1700 Bypass Road, Winchester, KY 40391. Comments may also be sent via email to kmorgan@fs.fed.us or via facsimile to 859–744–1568. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect received comments at Daniel Boone National Forest, 1700 Bypass Road, Winchester, KY 40391. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead at 859– 745–3100 to arrange an appointment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly Morgan, RAC coordinator, USDA, Daniel Boone National Forest, 1700 Bypass Road, Winchester, KY 40391; (859) 745–3100; E-mail kmorgan@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. The following business will be conducted: (1) Introductions of all committee members, replacement members and emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:17 Oct 19, 2010 Jkt 223001 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 Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Title: State Broadband Data and Development (SDBB) Grant Program Progress Report. OMB Control Number: 0660–0034. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 56. Average Hours per Response: 4 hours. Burden Hours: 896. Needs and Uses: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), requires the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Information and Communications (Assistant Secretary) to develop and maintain a comprehensive, interactive, and searchable nationwide inventory map of existing broadband service capability and availability in the U.S. that depicts the geographic extent to which broadband service capability is deployed and available from a commercial or public provider throughout each state. The statute further provides that the Assistant Secretary will make the national broadband map accessible by the public on a National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Web site no later than February 17, 2011. NTIA developed a competitive, meritbased matching grant program funding PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 projects that collect comprehensive and accurate State-level broadband mapping data, develop State-level broadband maps, aid in the development and maintenance of a national broadband map, and fund statewide initiatives directed at broadband planning. NTIA requires quarterly performance reports in order to gauge the progress of grant awardees in meeting their project goals. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Quarterly. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas Fraser, (202) 395–5887. 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 Nicholas Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–7285, or via the Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov. Dated: October 15, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–26402 Filed 10–19–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Green Technology Pilot Program ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 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 the revision of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 20, 2010. DATES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 64693 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 202 / Wednesday, October 20, 2010 / Notices • E-mail: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0062 Green Technology Pilot Program comment’’ 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. • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Raul Tamayo, Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone at 571–272–7728; or by e-mail to Raul.Tamayo@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implemented a pilot program on December 8, 2009, that permits patent applications pertaining to green technologies, including greenhouse gas reduction, to be advanced out of turn for examination and reviewed earlier (accorded special status). The program is designed to promote the development of green technologies. Participation was previously limited to applications filed before December 8, 2009. The USPTO is expanding the eligibility for the pilot program to include applications filed on or after December 8, 2009. The program is also being extended until December 31, 2011. These changes will permit more applications to qualify for the program, thereby allowing more inventions related to green technologies to be advanced out of turn for examination and reviewed earlier. Applicants may participate in the green technology pilot program without meeting the current requirements of the accelerated examination program. The accelerated examination program is covered under OMB Control Number 0651–0031. This pilot will support national and international green technology initiatives. II. Method of Collection Electronically using the USPTO online filing system EFS–Web. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–0062. Form Number(s): PTO/SB/420. 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: 2,225 responses per year. Estimated Time Per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public between 1 hour and 10 hours to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate form or other documents, and submit the information to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 3,850 hours per year. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $1,251,250 per year. The USPTO expects that the information in this collection will be prepared by attorneys. Using the professional rate of $325 per hour for attorneys in private firms, the USPTO estimates that the respondent cost burden for this collection will be approximately $1,251,250 per year. Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours Estimated time for response Request for Green Technology Pilot Program (PTO/SB/420) ........................ Protests by the public against pending applications under 37 CFR 1.291 .... Third-party submissions in published applications under 37 CFR 1.99 ......... 1 hour ................................................. 10 hours ............................................. 7.5 hours ............................................ 2,000 65 160 2,000 650 1,200 Total ......................................................................................................... emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Item ............................................................ 2,225 3,850 Estimated Total Annual Non-hour Respondent Cost Burden: $36,410 per year. There are no capital start-up or maintenance costs associated with this information collection. However, this collection does have record keeping costs and filing fees for the second or subsequent protest filed by the same real party in interest and for a thirdparty submission under 37 CFR 1.99. When submitting the information in this collection to the USPTO electronically through EFS–Web, the applicant is strongly urged to retain a copy of the file submitted to the USPTO as evidence of authenticity in addition to keeping the acknowledgment receipt as clear evidence of the date the file was received by the USPTO. The USPTO estimates that it will take 2 minutes (0.03 hours) to print and retain a copy of the EFS–Web submissions and that approximately 2,225 submissions per year will be submitted electronically, for a total of approximately 67 hours per VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:17 Oct 19, 2010 Jkt 223001 year for printing this receipt. Using the paraprofessional rate of $100 per hour, the USPTO estimates that the record keeping cost associated with this collection will be approximately $6,700 per year. There is no fee for filing protests under 37 CFR 1.291 unless the filed protest is the second or subsequent protest by the same real party in interest, in which case the 37 CFR 1.17(i) fee of $130 must be included (the USPTO estimates 7 of the 65 protests filed per year will trigger this fee). Third-party submissions under 37 CFR 1.99 must include the 37 CFR 1.17(p) fee of $180. The USPTO estimates that the total fees associated with this collection will be approximately $29,710 per year. The total non-hour respondent cost burden for this collection in the form of record keeping costs ($6,700) and filing fees ($29,710) is approximately $36,410 per year. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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; 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. E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 64694 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 202 / Wednesday, October 20, 2010 / Notices Dated: October 14, 2010. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–26376 Filed 10–19–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 59–2010] emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone— Greenup and Boyd Counties, Kentucky; Application and Public Hearing An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Greenup Boyd Riverport Authority to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone in Greenup and Boyd Counties, Kentucky, adjacent to the Charleston CBP port of entry. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on October 15, 2010. The applicant is authorized to make the proposal under the Kentucky Revised Statutes section 65.530. The proposed zone would consist of one site covering 64 acres in Greenup County, Kentucky: Proposed Site 1 (64 acres)—Greenup Boyd Riverport Site located at 215 Pier One Drive, Wurtland. The site is owned by the Greenup Boyd Riverport Authority, Greenup and Boyd County Fiscal Courts, and Great Lakes Minerals, LLC. The application indicates a need for zone services in the Greenup and Boyd Counties, Kentucky, area. Several firms have indicated an interest in using zone procedures for warehousing/distribution activities for a variety of products. Specific manufacturing approvals are not being sought at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-case basis. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the Board. As part of the investigation, the Commerce examiner will hold a public hearing on November 5, 2010 at 9 a.m., at the Fiscal Court Room, beside the Greenup County Courthouse on Main Street, Greenup, Kentucky. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:17 Oct 19, 2010 Jkt 223001 Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is December 20, 2010. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to January 3, 2011. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via http:// www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. The application to expand the scope of manufacturing authority under zone procedures to include activity related to thermal transfer ribbon printer roll manufacturing within Subzone 33E, as described in the application and Federal Register notice, is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. Signed at Washington, DC, this 7th day of October 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. Attest: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–26416 Filed 10–19–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Dated: October 15, 2010. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2010–26420 Filed 10–19–10; 8:45 am] [A–570–905] International Trade Administration BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1715] Approval for Expanded Manufacturing Authority; Foreign-Trade Subzone 33E; DNP IMS America Corporation (Thermal Transfer Ribbon Printer Roll Manufacturing); Mount Pleasant, PA Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, grantee of FTZ 33, has requested an expansion of the scope of manufacturing authority on behalf of DNP IMS America Corporation (DNP), within Subzone 33E in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, (FTZ Docket 9– 2010, filed 2/4/2010); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (75 FR 6635–6636, 2/10/2010) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Second Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results Agency: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. Dates: Effective Date: October 20, 2010. For Further Information Contact: Steven Hampton or Jerry Huang, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0116 or (202) 482– 4047, respectively. Background On July 14, 2010, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results of the second administrative review of certain polyester staple fiber (‘‘PSF’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’), covering the period June 1, 2008–May 31, 2009. Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Preliminary Results and Preliminary Rescission, in Part, of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 40777 (July 14, 2010) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), requires the Department to issue the E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 202 (Wednesday, October 20, 2010)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-26376]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office


Green Technology Pilot Program

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 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 the revision of a currently approved 
collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public 
Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 20, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:

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     E-mail: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0062 Green Technology Pilot Program comment'' 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.
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Raul Tamayo, Legal Advisor, Office of Patent 
Legal Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. 
Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by telephone at 571-272-7728; or 
by e-mail to Raul.Tamayo@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implemented a 
pilot program on December 8, 2009, that permits patent applications 
pertaining to green technologies, including greenhouse gas reduction, 
to be advanced out of turn for examination and reviewed earlier 
(accorded special status). The program is designed to promote the 
development of green technologies. Participation was previously limited 
to applications filed before December 8, 2009. The USPTO is expanding 
the eligibility for the pilot program to include applications filed on 
or after December 8, 2009. The program is also being extended until 
December 31, 2011. These changes will permit more applications to 
qualify for the program, thereby allowing more inventions related to 
green technologies to be advanced out of turn for examination and 
reviewed earlier. Applicants may participate in the green technology 
pilot program without meeting the current requirements of the 
accelerated examination program. The accelerated examination program is 
covered under OMB Control Number 0651-0031.
    This pilot will support national and international green technology 
initiatives.

II. Method of Collection

    Electronically using the USPTO online filing system EFS-Web.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0651-0062.
    Form Number(s): PTO/SB/420.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,225 responses per year.
    Estimated Time Per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public between 1 hour and 10 hours to gather the necessary 
information, prepare the appropriate form or other documents, and 
submit the information to the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 3,850 hours per 
year.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $1,251,250 per year. 
The USPTO expects that the information in this collection will be 
prepared by attorneys. Using the professional rate of $325 per hour for 
attorneys in private firms, the USPTO estimates that the respondent 
cost burden for this collection will be approximately $1,251,250 per 
year.

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                                                              Estimated
                                Estimated time   Estimated      annual
             Item                for response      annual       burden
                                                 responses      hours
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Request for Green Technology   1 hour.........        2,000        2,000
 Pilot Program (PTO/SB/420).
Protests by the public         10 hours.......           65          650
 against pending applications
 under 37 CFR 1.291.
Third-party submissions in     7.5 hours......          160        1,200
 published applications under
 37 CFR 1.99.
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    Total....................  ...............        2,225        3,850
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    Estimated Total Annual Non-hour Respondent Cost Burden: $36,410 per 
year. There are no capital start-up or maintenance costs associated 
with this information collection. However, this collection does have 
record keeping costs and filing fees for the second or subsequent 
protest filed by the same real party in interest and for a third-party 
submission under 37 CFR 1.99.
    When submitting the information in this collection to the USPTO 
electronically through EFS-Web, the applicant is strongly urged to 
retain a copy of the file submitted to the USPTO as evidence of 
authenticity in addition to keeping the acknowledgment receipt as clear 
evidence of the date the file was received by the USPTO. The USPTO 
estimates that it will take 2 minutes (0.03 hours) to print and retain 
a copy of the EFS-Web submissions and that approximately 2,225 
submissions per year will be submitted electronically, for a total of 
approximately 67 hours per year for printing this receipt. Using the 
paraprofessional rate of $100 per hour, the USPTO estimates that the 
record keeping cost associated with this collection will be 
approximately $6,700 per year.
    There is no fee for filing protests under 37 CFR 1.291 unless the 
filed protest is the second or subsequent protest by the same real 
party in interest, in which case the 37 CFR 1.17(i) fee of $130 must be 
included (the USPTO estimates 7 of the 65 protests filed per year will 
trigger this fee). Third-party submissions under 37 CFR 1.99 must 
include the 37 CFR 1.17(p) fee of $180. The USPTO estimates that the 
total fees associated with this collection will be approximately 
$29,710 per year.
    The total non-hour respondent cost burden for this collection in 
the form of record keeping costs ($6,700) and filing fees ($29,710) is 
approximately $36,410 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 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.


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    Dated: October 14, 2010.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-26376 Filed 10-19-10; 8:45 am]
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