Notice of Meeting, 64926 [2013-25509]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 64926 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 30, 2013 / Notices Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, by telephone at 571–272–7726; or by mail addressed to: Mail Stop Comments—Patents, Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USPTO published a notice for a request for comments on the search templates on May 16, 2006. See Request for Comments on Patents Search Templates, 94 FR 28309 (May 16, 2006). The search templates were created to better identify the field of search, search tools, and search methodologies which should be considered each time an invention related to a particular USPC is searched. The USPTO is proposing to remove the search templates from its Web site. The search templates are currently outof-date since they include, for example, outdated commercial database vendor information that could be misleading for external stakeholders. Also, the search templates are indexed under USPC, which will no longer be used. Updating the search templates, which would require the editing of over 1200 pages, would not be an efficient use of USPTO resources since the templates are rarely used by the public. Additionally, CPC, the new internationally compatible classification system, was launched in January 2013. CPC is a detailed, dynamic classification system that is based on the IPC and enables patent examiners and the public to efficiently conduct thorough patent searches. As a result of the implementation of the CPC, the search templates will become obsolete. CPC has been jointly developed with the EPO and incorporates the best classification practices of both the U.S. and European systems. The USPTO and the EPO also believe that CPC will enhance efficiency and support work sharing initiatives with a view to reducing unnecessary duplication of work, thereby leading to enhanced patent quality and timelier examination of pending applications. Initial feedback from stakeholders confirms that the transition to CPC is a positive development. More information about CPC can be found at http:// www.cooperativepatent classification.org. Due to the factors discussed above, the Office is proposing the removal of the search templates from the USPTO Web site. Notice and opportunity for public comment are not required prior to removal of the search templates. The Office, however, is publishing this notice for comment as it seeks the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Oct 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 benefit of the public’s views on the Office’s proposed removal of the search templates. If, after consideration of the comments, the Office goes forward with the elimination of the search templates, a notice to that effect will be published, and any references to the search templates in USPTO documentation (for example, in the Accelerated Examination FAQs) will be updated. Dated: October 23, 2013. Teresa Stanek Rea, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2013–25685 Filed 10–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS Notice of Meeting The next meeting of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is scheduled for 21 November 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission offices at the National Building Museum, Suite 312, Judiciary Square, 401 F Street NW., Washington DC, 20001–2728. Items of discussion may include buildings, parks, and memorials. Draft agendas and additional information regarding the Commission are available on our Web site: www.cfa.gov. Inquiries regarding the agenda and requests to submit written or oral statements should be addressed to Thomas Luebke, Secretary, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, at the above address; by emailing CFAStaff@cfa.gov; or by calling 202–504–2000. Individuals requiring sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired should contact the Secretary at least 10 days before the meeting date. Dated: October 22, 2013, in Washington DC. Thomas Luebke, AIA, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–25509 Filed 10–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6331–01–M DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2013–ICCD–0133] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request: Survey of Principals of Rural Schools Receiving School Improvement Grants and Using the Transformation Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 30, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED–2013–ICCD–0133 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Acting Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions related to collection activities or burden, please call Katrina Ingalls at 703–620–3655 or electronically mail ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please do not send comments here. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS


 Notice of Meeting

    The next meeting of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is scheduled 
for 21 November 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission offices at the 
National Building Museum, Suite 312, Judiciary Square, 401 F Street 
NW., Washington DC, 20001-2728. Items of discussion may include 
buildings, parks, and memorials. Draft agendas and additional 
information regarding the Commission are available on our Web site: 
www.cfa.gov. Inquiries regarding the agenda and requests to submit 
written or oral statements should be addressed to Thomas Luebke, 
Secretary, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, at the above address; by 
emailing CFAStaff@cfa.gov; or by calling 202-504-2000. Individuals 
requiring sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired should 
contact the Secretary at least 10 days before the meeting date.

    Dated: October 22, 2013, in Washington DC.
Thomas Luebke,
AIA, Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-25509 Filed 10-29-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6331-01-M