Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 78341-78342 [2013-30728]

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[FR Doc. 2013–30725 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office National Telecommunications and Information Administration [Docket No.: 130927852–3852–01] Extension of Comment Period for Public Comments on Department of Commerce Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce; National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period. AGENCY: On October 3, 2013, the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) published a notice of public meeting and a request for public comments on five separate copyright policy issues critical to economic growth, job creation, and cultural development that were identified in the Department’s Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper). The purpose of this notice is to announce an extension of the period for filing post-meeting comments. DATES: To be ensured of consideration, post-meeting comments are due on or before January 17, 2014. The filing of pre-meeting comments is not a prerequisite for filing post-meeting comments. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Dec 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 Interested parties are encouraged to file comments electronically by email to: Copyright Comments2013@uspto.gov. Comments submitted by email should be machinesearchable and should not be copyprotected. Written comments also may be submitted by mail to Office of Policy and International Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Mail Stop External Affairs, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. Responders should include the name of the person or organization filing the comment, as well as a page number, on each page of their submissions. Paper submissions should also include a CD or DVD containing the submission in Word, WordPerfect, or .pdf format. CDs or DVDs should be labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the filer, and the name of the word processing program used to create the document. All comments received are a part of the public record and will be made available to the public at http:// www.ntia.doc.gov/internetpolicy taskforce and http://www.uspto.gov/ip/ global/copyrights/index.jsp without change. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 3, 2013, the Task Force published a notice of public meeting and a request for public comments on five separate copyright policy issues critical to economic growth, job creation, and cultural development that were identified in the Department’s Green Paper. The deadline for filing premeeting comments was November 13, 2013. See Request for Public Comments and Notice of Public Meeting, 78 Fed. Reg. 61337 (Oct. 3, 2013), available at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/ publications/ntia_pto_ rfc_10032013.pdf. The public meeting ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78341 was held on December 12, 2013. Pursuant to a Federal Register Notice published on November 5, 2013, the deadline for filing post-meeting comments was set for January 10, 2014. See Notice of Change in Public Meeting Date and Change in Public Comment Periods, 78 Fed. Reg. 66337 (Nov. 5, 2013), available at http:// www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/ publications/copyright_green_ paper_public_meeting.pdf. The Task Force is now extending the period for submission of public postmeeting comments until January 17, 2014. Archived recordings of the public meeting are available at http:// new.livestream.com/uspto/copyright. Dated: December 19, 2013. Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information. Margaret A. Focarino, Commissioner for Patents, Performing the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2013–30690 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No: CFPB–2013–0037] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) is proposing a new information collection titled, ‘‘Development of Metrics to Measure Financial Well-being of Working-age and Older American Consumers.’’ DATES: Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or before January 27, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection, OMB Control Number (see below), and docket number (see above), by any of the following methods: • Electronic: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 78342 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 248 / Thursday, December 26, 2013 / Notices Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. In general, all comments received will be posted without change to regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers or social security numbers, should not be included. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Documentation prepared in support of this information collection request is available at www.reginfo.gov. Requests for additional information should be directed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552, (202) 435–9575, or email: PRA@cfpb.gov. Please do not submit comments to this email box. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Development of Metrics to Measure Financial Well-being of Working-age and Older American Consumers. OMB Control Number: 3170–XXXX. Type of Review: New collection (request for a new OMB control number). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,500. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,625. Abstract: Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law No. 111–203, the Bureau’s Office of Financial Education is responsible for developing and implementing a strategy to improve the financial literacy of consumers that includes measurable goals and initiatives, in consultation with the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, consistent with the National Strategy for Financial Literacy. In addition, the Office of Financial Protection for Older Americans within the Bureau is charged with conducting research to identify methods and strategies to educate and counsel seniors, and developing goals for programs that provide seniors with financial literacy and counseling. The Bureau intends to collect quantitative data through surveys with working-age (age 18–61) and older American (age 62 and older) consumers in order to develop and refine survey instruments that will enable the Bureau to reliably and accurately measure adult consumers’ financial well-being. The primary anticipated data collection strategy is through internet-based surveys. The core objective of the data collection is to iteratively test, refine, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Dec 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 and produce valid and reliable measures of consumer financial well-being that will create a strong, standardized basis for setting measurable goals, and evaluating financial education strategies and programs. Request for Comments: The Bureau issued a 60-day Federal Register notice on August 8, 2013, (78 FR 48422). Comments were solicited and continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the Bureau’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methods 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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 19, 2013. Ashwin Vasan, Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2013–30728 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Extension of Autism Services Demonstration Project for TRICARE Beneficiaries Under the Extended Care Health Option Department of Defense. Notice of demonstration. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice provides a 1-year extension of the Department of Defense (the Department) Enhanced Access to Autism Services Demonstration Project (Autism Demonstration) under the Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) for beneficiaries diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Under the demonstration, the Department implemented a provider model that allows reimbursement for Applied Behavior Analysis rendered by providers who are not otherwise eligible for reimbursement. DATES: The demonstration will continue through March 14, 2015. 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The effective date was 60 days following publication of the notice, and the demonstration was implemented on March 15, 2008, for a period of 2 years. Recognizing that the subject of ASDs is complex, in particular, with respect to the number of individuals diagnosed with ASD, the treatment of ASD that generally includes several years of behavior modification through educational services, and the ability of the provider community to increase the number of qualified providers, the Department published a notice in the FR (75 FR 8927–8928) on February 26, 2010, that extended the Demonstration through March 14, 2012, and again on December 27, 2011 (76 FR 80903) through March 14, 2014. Based on the favorable subjective response from parents of TRICARE beneficiaries who participated in the ABA tiered delivery model under the ECHO Autism Demonstration and responded to TRICARE Management Activity satisfaction surveys, the Department published a Proposed Rule on December 29, 2011 (76 FR 81897– 81899) that would add coverage of the ABA tiered delivery model under ECHO for ASD as a non-medical ‘‘Other service,’’ as that term is used in Title 10, U.S.C., Section 1079(e). However, the publication of a final rule and transition of the Autism Demonstration to a permanent benefit under ECHO was placed on-hold due to pending resolution of the ongoing litigation and separate legislative efforts addressing coverage of autism-related services under TRICARE, and the interim E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION

[Docket No: CFPB-2013-0037]


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: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) is proposing a new 
information collection titled, ``Development of Metrics to Measure 
Financial Well-being of Working-age and Older American Consumers.''

DATES: Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or 
before January 27, 2014 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the 
information collection, OMB Control Number (see below), and docket 
number (see above), by any of the following methods:
     Electronic: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Consumer Financial Protection 
Bureau (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 
20552.

[[Page 78342]]

    Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those 
submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. In general, 
all comments received will be posted without change to regulations.gov, 
including any personal information provided. Sensitive personal 
information, such as account numbers or social security numbers, should 
not be included.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Documentation prepared in support of 
this information collection request is available at www.reginfo.gov. 
Requests for additional information should be directed to the Consumer 
Financial Protection Bureau, (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20552, (202) 435-9575, or email: PRA@cfpb.gov. 
Please do not submit comments to this email box.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title of Collection: Development of Metrics to Measure Financial 
Well-being of Working-age and Older American Consumers.
    OMB Control Number: 3170-XXXX.
    Type of Review: New collection (request for a new OMB control 
number).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,625.
    Abstract: Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
Protection Act, Public Law No. 111-203, the Bureau's Office of 
Financial Education is responsible for developing and implementing a 
strategy to improve the financial literacy of consumers that includes 
measurable goals and initiatives, in consultation with the Financial 
Literacy and Education Commission, consistent with the National 
Strategy for Financial Literacy. In addition, the Office of Financial 
Protection for Older Americans within the Bureau is charged with 
conducting research to identify methods and strategies to educate and 
counsel seniors, and developing goals for programs that provide seniors 
with financial literacy and counseling.
    The Bureau intends to collect quantitative data through surveys 
with working-age (age 18-61) and older American (age 62 and older) 
consumers in order to develop and refine survey instruments that will 
enable the Bureau to reliably and accurately measure adult consumers' 
financial well-being. The primary anticipated data collection strategy 
is through internet-based surveys. The core objective of the data 
collection is to iteratively test, refine, and produce valid and 
reliable measures of consumer financial well-being that will create a 
strong, standardized basis for setting measurable goals, and evaluating 
financial education strategies and programs.
    Request for Comments: The Bureau issued a 60-day Federal Register 
notice on August 8, 2013, (78 FR 48422). Comments were solicited and 
continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The 
accuracy of the Bureau's estimate of the burden of the collection of 
information, including the validity of the methods 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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be 
summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record.

    Dated: December 19, 2013.
Ashwin Vasan,
Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
[FR Doc. 2013-30728 Filed 12-24-13; 8:45 am]
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