National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2015 Nominations, 3566-3567 [2015-01123]

Download as PDF 3566 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 15 / Friday, January 23, 2015 / Notices Impact on Availability of Affected Species or Stock for Taking for Subsistence Uses Endangered Species Act (ESA) None of the marine mammals for which incidental take is proposed are listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA. Therefore, NMFS has determined that issuance of the IHA to GFNMS under section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA will have no effect on species listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) In 2012, we prepared an EA analyzing the potential effects to the human environment from conducting rocky intertidal surveys along the California and Oregon coasts and issued a FONSI on the issuance of an IHA for GFNMS’ rocky intertidal surveys in accordance with section 6.01 of the NOAA Administrative Order 216–6 (Environmental Review Procedures for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, May 20, 1999). GFNMS’ proposed activities and impacts for 2015 are within the scope of our 2012 EA and FONSI. We have reviewed the 2012 EA and determined that there are no new direct, indirect, or cumulative impacts to the human and natural environment associated with the IHA requiring evaluation in a supplemental EA and we, therefore, reaffirm the 2012 FONSI. Authorization tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES As a result of these determinations, NMFS has authorized the take of marine mammals incidental to GFNMS’ rocky intertidal and black abalone monitoring research activities, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. [FR Doc. 2015–01154 Filed 1–22–15; 8:45 am] 18:05 Jan 22, 2015 SUMMARY: RIN 0648–XD660 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Seabird Research Activities in Central California, 2015– 2016; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; correction. AGENCY: NMFS published a notice in the Federal Register on December 23, 2014, concerning an application from Point Blue Conservation Science (Point Blue) requesting an Incidental Harassment Authorization (Authorization) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting proposed seabird research activities on Southeast Farallon Island, ˜ Ano Nuevo Island, and Point Reyes National Seashore in central California from January 2015 through January 2016. The December 23, 2014 notice did not contain an ending date for the public comment period. This notice correctly identifies the end of the public comment period as January 23, 2015. DATES: Comments must be received by January 23, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeannine Cody, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Correction In the Federal Register of December 23, 2014, FR Doc. 2014–29991, on page 76975, in the second column, the DATES section was omitted and this correction has added it to inform the public of the comment end date. Dated: January 12, 2015. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–01136 Filed 1–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–C–2014–0074] National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2015 Nominations United States Patent and Trademark Office. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 ACTION: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration There are no relevant subsistence uses of marine mammals implicated by this action. Therefore, NMFS has determined that the total taking of affected species or stocks would not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of such species or stocks for taking for subsistence purposes. Dated: January 15, 2015. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Jkt 235001 Notice and request for nominations. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department of Commerce (United States Patent and Trademark Office) is accepting nominations for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI). Since establishment by Congress in the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, the President of the United States has awarded the annual National Medal of Technology and Innovation (initially known as the National Medal of Technology) to our nation’s leading innovators. If you know of a candidate who has made an outstanding contribution to the country’s economic, environmental, or social well-being through the promotion of technology, technological innovation, or the development of technological manpower, you may obtain a nomination form from: http:// www.uspto.gov/about/nmti/index.jsp. ADDRESSES: The NMTI nomination form for the year 2015 may be obtained by visiting the USPTO Web site at http:// www.uspto.gov/about/nmti/index.jsp. Nomination applications should be submitted to John Palafoutas, Program Manager, National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, by electronic mail to NMTI@uspto.gov or by postal mail to: John Palafoutas, NMTI Program Manager, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, Virginia 22313–1450. DATES: The deadline for submission of a nomination is June 1, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Palafoutas, Program Manager, National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; by telephone: (571) 272–9821 or by electronic mail: nmti@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background As provided by Congress in the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, the National Medal of Technology was first awarded in 1985. On August 9, 2007, the President signed the America COMPETES (Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science) Act of 2007. The Act amended Section 16 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, changing the name of the Medal to the ‘‘National Medal of Technology and Innovation.’’ The NMTI is the highest honor awarded by the President of the United States to America’s leading innovators in the E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 15 / Friday, January 23, 2015 / Notices field of technology and is given annually to individuals, teams, or companies/non-profits who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of technology or technological innovation, or to the development of technological manpower, for the improvement of the economic, environmental, or social well-being of the United States. The primary purpose of the NMTI is to recognize American innovators whose vision, creativity, and brilliance in moving ideas to market or in developing the nation’s technological manpower has had a profound and significant impact on our economy and way of life. The NMTI highlights the national importance of fostering technological innovation based upon solid science, resulting in commercially successful products and services. Eligibility and Nomination Criteria Nomination Guidelines containing information on eligibility and nomination criteria are available at http://www.uspto.gov/about/nmti/ guidelines.jsp. Dated: December 18, 2014. Michelle K. Lee, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2015–01123 Filed 1–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038–0072 Registration of Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CFTC’’) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on requirements relating to the registration process for swap dealers and major swap participants. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Jan 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 Comments must be submitted on or before March 24, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘Renewal of Collection Pertaining to Registration of Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants’’ by any of the following methods: • The Agency’s Web site, at http:// comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site. • Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail, above. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Portal. Please submit your comments using only one method. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Cummings, Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1125 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; (202) 418–6700; email: ccummings@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0072. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of Information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3 and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the CFTC is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information listed below. Title: Registration of Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants (OMB Control No. 3038–0072). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Pursuant to Section 731 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111–203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010) (‘‘DoddFrank Act’’), the Commission promulgated regulations setting forth the procedure whereby persons required by the Dodd-Frank Act to register with DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3567 the Commission as Swap Dealers or Major Swap Participants may do so. With respect to the collection of information, the Commission invites comments on: • Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have a practical use; • The accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to http:// www.cftc.gov. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. If you wish the Commission to consider information that you believe is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, a petition for confidential treatment of the exempt information may be submitted according to the procedures established in § 145.9 of the Commission’s regulations.1 The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to review, pre-screen, filter, redact, refuse or remove any or all of your submission from http://www.cftc.gov that it may deem to be inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language. All submissions that have been redacted or removed that contain comments on the merits of the ICR will be retained in the public comment file and will be considered as required under the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. Burden Statement: The Commission estimates that the total annual respondent burden for this collection is 629 hours: Form 7–R. Respondents/Affected Entities: Swap dealers and major swap participants. Estimated number of respondents: 125. Estimated burden per response: 1 hour. 1 17 E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM CFR 145.9. 23JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-C-2014-0074]


National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2015 
Nominations

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office.

ACTION: Notice and request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (United States Patent and Trademark 
Office) is accepting nominations for the National Medal of Technology 
and Innovation (NMTI). Since establishment by Congress in the 
Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, the President of 
the United States has awarded the annual National Medal of Technology 
and Innovation (initially known as the National Medal of Technology) to 
our nation's leading innovators. If you know of a candidate who has 
made an outstanding contribution to the country's economic, 
environmental, or social well-being through the promotion of 
technology, technological innovation, or the development of 
technological manpower, you may obtain a nomination form from: http://www.uspto.gov/about/nmti/index.jsp.

ADDRESSES: The NMTI nomination form for the year 2015 may be obtained 
by visiting the USPTO Web site at http://www.uspto.gov/about/nmti/index.jsp. Nomination applications should be submitted to John 
Palafoutas, Program Manager, National Medal of Technology and 
Innovation Program, by electronic mail to NMTI@uspto.gov or by postal 
mail to: John Palafoutas, NMTI Program Manager, United States Patent 
and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450.

DATES: The deadline for submission of a nomination is June 1, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Palafoutas, Program Manager, 
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Program, United States 
Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; 
by telephone: (571) 272-9821 or by electronic mail: nmti@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    As provided by Congress in the Stevenson-Wydler Technology 
Innovation Act of 1980, the National Medal of Technology was first 
awarded in 1985. On August 9, 2007, the President signed the America 
COMPETES (Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in 
Technology, Education, and Science) Act of 2007. The Act amended 
Section 16 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, 
changing the name of the Medal to the ``National Medal of Technology 
and Innovation.'' The NMTI is the highest honor awarded by the 
President of the United States to America's leading innovators in the

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field of technology and is given annually to individuals, teams, or 
companies/non-profits who have made outstanding contributions to the 
promotion of technology or technological innovation, or to the 
development of technological manpower, for the improvement of the 
economic, environmental, or social well-being of the United States. The 
primary purpose of the NMTI is to recognize American innovators whose 
vision, creativity, and brilliance in moving ideas to market or in 
developing the nation's technological manpower has had a profound and 
significant impact on our economy and way of life. The NMTI highlights 
the national importance of fostering technological innovation based 
upon solid science, resulting in commercially successful products and 
services.

Eligibility and Nomination Criteria

    Nomination Guidelines containing information on eligibility and 
nomination criteria are available at http://www.uspto.gov/about/nmti/guidelines.jsp.

    Dated: December 18, 2014.
Michelle K. Lee,
Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy 
Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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