Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 57560-57561 [2012-22990]

Download as PDF 57560 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 18, 2012 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES complete the information in this collection, including the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the forms or documents, and submit the completed request to the USPTO. Needs and Uses: The Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (‘‘Madrid Protocol’’) is an international treaty that allows a trademark owner to seek registration in any of the participating countries by filing a single international application. An international application submitted through the USPTO must be based on an active U.S. application or registration and must be filed by the owner of the application or registration. The public uses this collection to submit applications for international registration and related requests to the USPTO under the Madrid Protocol. 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, email: Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov. Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in electronic format through the Information Collection Review page at www.reginfo.gov. Paper copies can be obtained by: • Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0051 copy request’’ in the subject line of the message. • 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 October 18, 2012 to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov, or by fax to 202–395–5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. Fraser. BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION Dated: September 12, 2012. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2012–22854 Filed 9–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Sep 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau), 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 a proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Bureau is soliciting comments concerning its proposed information collection titled, ‘‘Pentagon Federal Credit Card Agreement Simplification Survey.’’ The proposed collection has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval. A copy of the submission, including copies of the proposed collection and supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the agency contact listed below. SUMMARY: Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or before October 18, 2012 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by agency name and collection title, ‘‘Pentagon Federal Credit Card Agreement Simplification Survey,’’ to: • Agency: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552; (202) 435–9011; and CFPB_Public_PRA@cfpb.gov. • OMB: Shagufta Ahmed, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; (202) 395–7873. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552, (202) 435–9011, or through the internet at CFPB_Public_PRA@cfpb.gov. DATES: Title: Pentagon Federal Credit Card Agreement Simplification Survey. OMB Control Number: 3170–XXXX. Type of Review: New. Abstract: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) respectfully requests emergency processing and approval of the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection of information discussed below because the proposed information collection is essential to the mission of the agency and the use of normal clearance procedures is reasonably likely to prevent collection. The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is requesting emergency approval from OMB to conduct qualitative research related to a shortform credit card agreement Pentagon Federal Credit Union (Pentagon Federal) is piloting this fall. The research is designed to result in recommendations for development of and revisions to the Bureau’s approach to improving the readability of credit card agreements. The research activities will be conducted by phone surveys of consumers who will have received the agreements from Pentagon Federal. The feasibility and value of this approach has been demonstrated by other agencies in developing disclosures and other forms. The survey will provide illustrative qualitative information only, and does not constitute a quantitative information collection. Survey results will not be used to make statisticallyvalid assessments for the purposes of extrapolating to the broader US population. The planned research activities need to be conducted during calendar Q4 2012 and calendar Q1 2013, as Pentagon Federal will send the shortform credit card agreement to new credit card holders in calendar Q4 2012 and Q1 2013. As the survey includes questions that ask a consumer to recall their impression of the cardholder agreement, the survey must be administered shortly after initial receipt of the agreement, when those impressions remain fresh. The Bureau therefore requests emergency processing and approval of the information collection request as the normal clearance process would disrupt the collection. Affected Public: Individuals. Estimated Number of Responses: 500 affirmative responses, 500 negative responses. Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 minutes per affirmative response, 1 minute per negative response. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 133.3 total burden hours. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless the information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. Comments are being solicited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau, including whether the information shall have E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 57561 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 18, 2012 / Notices practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Bureau’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and the assumptions used; (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. Dated: September 13, 2012. Chris Willey, Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2012–22990 Filed 9–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P Dated: September 12, 2012. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID DoD–2012–OS–0095] HDTRA 011 Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records SYSTEM NAME: Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DoD. ACTION: Notice to amend three System of Records. AGENCY: The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is amending three systems of records notices in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. DATES: This proposed action will be effective on October 19, 2012 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination. Comments will be accepted on or before October 18, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, 2nd Floor, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Juanita Gaines, Freedom of Information mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Sep 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 and Privacy Office, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060– 6201 or by phone at (703) 767–1771. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Defense Threat Reduction Agency systems of records notices subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The proposed changes to the records systems being amended are set forth below. The proposed amendment is not within the purview of subsection (r) of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, which requires the submission of a new or altered system report. Inspector General Investigation Files (August 3, 2005, 70 FR 44571) CHANGES: * * * * * SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: Delete entry and replace with ‘‘Chief, Freedom of Information and Privacy Office, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060–6201.’’ NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Delete entry and replace with ‘‘Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to the Chief, Freedom of Information and Privacy Office, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060– 6201. Individuals should provide their name, address, and proof of identity (photo identification for in person access or an unsworn declaration in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 1746 or a notarized statement may be required for identity verification).’’ RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: Delete entry and replace with ‘‘Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system of records should address written inquires to the Chief, Freedom of Information and Privacy Office, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060–6201. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Individuals should provide their name, address, and proof of identity (photo identification for in person access or an unsworn declaration in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 1746 or a notarized statement may be required for identity verification).’’ CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: Delete entry and replace with ‘‘The DTRA rules for accessing records and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in DTRA Instruction 5400.11, DTRA Privacy Program; 32 CFR part 318; or may be obtained from the Chief, Freedom of Information and Privacy Office, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060–6201.’’ * * * * * EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: Delete entry and replace with ‘‘Investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2). However, if an individual is denied any right, privilege, or benefit for which he would otherwise be entitled by Federal law or for which he would otherwise be eligible, as a result of the maintenance of such information, the individual will be provided access to such information except to the extent that disclosure would reveal the identity of a confidential source. An exemption rule for this system has been promulgated in accordance with requirements of 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(1), (2), and (3), (c), and (e) and published in 32 CFR part 318. For additional information contact the Chief, Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Office, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060– 6201.’’ HDTRA 021 SYSTEM NAME: Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Case Files (August 7, 2006, 71 FR 44668) CHANGES: * * * * * NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Delete entry and replace with ‘‘Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system of records should submit a written request, to the Chief, Freedom of Information and Privacy Office, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060– 6201. E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 18, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57560-57561]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22990]


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BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau), 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 a proposed information collection, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Bureau is 
soliciting comments concerning its proposed information collection 
titled, ``Pentagon Federal Credit Card Agreement Simplification 
Survey.'' The proposed collection has been submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget for review and approval. A copy of the 
submission, including copies of the proposed collection and supporting 
documentation, may be obtained by contacting the agency contact listed 
below.

DATES: Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or 
before October 18, 2012 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by agency name and 
collection title, ``Pentagon Federal Credit Card Agreement 
Simplification Survey,'' to:
     Agency: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: 
PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552; (202) 435-9011; 
and CFPB_Public_PRA@cfpb.gov.
     OMB: Shagufta Ahmed, Office of Management and Budget, New 
Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; (202) 395-
7873.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: 
PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552, (202) 435-9011, 
or through the internet at CFPB_Public_PRA@cfpb.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Pentagon Federal Credit Card 
Agreement Simplification Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 3170-XXXX.
    Type of Review: New.
    Abstract: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) 
respectfully requests emergency processing and approval of the 
collection of information discussed below because the proposed 
information collection is essential to the mission of the agency and 
the use of normal clearance procedures is reasonably likely to prevent 
collection. The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is 
requesting emergency approval from OMB to conduct qualitative research 
related to a short-form credit card agreement Pentagon Federal Credit 
Union (Pentagon Federal) is piloting this fall. The research is 
designed to result in recommendations for development of and revisions 
to the Bureau's approach to improving the readability of credit card 
agreements. The research activities will be conducted by phone surveys 
of consumers who will have received the agreements from Pentagon 
Federal. The feasibility and value of this approach has been 
demonstrated by other agencies in developing disclosures and other 
forms. The survey will provide illustrative qualitative information 
only, and does not constitute a quantitative information collection. 
Survey results will not be used to make statistically-valid assessments 
for the purposes of extrapolating to the broader US population. The 
planned research activities need to be conducted during calendar Q4 
2012 and calendar Q1 2013, as Pentagon Federal will send the short-form 
credit card agreement to new credit card holders in calendar Q4 2012 
and Q1 2013. As the survey includes questions that ask a consumer to 
recall their impression of the cardholder agreement, the survey must be 
administered shortly after initial receipt of the agreement, when those 
impressions remain fresh. The Bureau therefore requests emergency 
processing and approval of the information collection request as the 
normal clearance process would disrupt the collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 500 affirmative responses, 500 
negative responses.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 minutes per affirmative response, 
1 minute per negative response.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 133.3 total burden hours.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not 
required to respond to, an information collection unless the 
information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    Comments are being solicited on: (a) Whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Bureau, including whether the information shall have

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practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Bureau's estimate of the 
burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and the assumptions used; (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.

    Dated: September 13, 2012.
Chris Willey,
Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
[FR Doc. 2012-22990 Filed 9-17-12; 8:45 am]
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