Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Invention Promoters/Promotion Firms Complaints, 757-758 [2016-00020]

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[FR Doc. 2016–00018 Filed 1–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Invention Promoters/Promotion Firms Complaints The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 757 under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. Title: Invention Promoters/Promotion Firms Complaints. OMB Control Number: 0651–0044. Form Number(s): • PTO/SB/2048 Type of Request: Regular. Number of Respondents: 50. Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public 15 minutes (0.25 hours) to gather the necessary information, prepare the form, and submit a complaint to the USPTO and 30 minutes (0.5 hours) for an invention promoter or promotion firm to prepare and submit a response to a complaint. Burden Hours: 17.5 burden hours annually. Cost Burden: $493.70. Needs and Uses: The Inventors’ Rights Act of 1999 requires the USPTO to provide a forum for the publication of complaints concerning invention promoters and responses from invention promoters to those complaints. An individual may submit a complaint to the USPTO, which will then forward the complaint to the identified invention promoter for response. The complaints and responses are published on the USPTO Web site. The USPTO uses the information collected to comply with its statutory duty to publish the complaint along with any response from the invention promoter. The USPTO does not investigate these complaints or participate in any legal proceedings against invention promoters or promotion firms. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofits; and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. 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 reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Further information can be obtained by: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0044 copy request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450. E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 758 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 4 / Thursday, January 7, 2016 / Notices Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent on or before February 8, 2016 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. Dated: December 29, 2015. Randy Hill, Director, Collaborative Services Division, Office of the Chief Information Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2016–00020 Filed 1–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘PRA’’), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (‘‘ICR’’) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, may be submitted directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (‘‘OIRA)’’ in OMB, within 30 days of the notice’s publication, by email at OIRAsubmissions@omb.eop.gov. Please identify the comments by OMB Control No. 3038–0094. Please provide the Commission with a copy of all submitted comments at the address listed below. Please refer to OMB Reference No. 3038–0094, found on http://reginfo.gov. Comments may also be mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, or through the Agency’s Web site at http:// comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site. Comments may also be mailed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Jan 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581 or by Hand Deliver/Courier at the same address. A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of information discussed above may be obtained by visiting http://reginfo.gov. 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. Christopher Hower, Special Counsel, Division of Clearing and Risk, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–6703; email: chower@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0094. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Clearing Member Risk Management (OMB Control No. 3038– 0094). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Section 3(b) of the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘Act’’ or ‘‘CEA’’) provides that one of the purposes of the Act is to ensure the financial integrity of all transactions subject to the Act and to avoid systemic risk. Section 8a(5) authorizes the Commission to promulgate such regulations that it believes are reasonably necessary to effectuate any of the provisions or to accomplish any of the purposes of the Act. Risk management systems are critical to the avoidance of systemic risks. Section 4s(j)(2) requires each Swap Dealer (‘‘SD’’) and Major Swap Participant (‘‘MSP’’) to have risk management systems adequate for managing its business. Section 4s(j)(4) requires each SD and MSP to have internal systems and procedures to perform any of the functions set forth in Section 4s. Section 4d requires FCMs to register with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’). It further requires Futures Commission Merchants (‘‘FCMs’’) to segregate customer funds. Section 4f requires FCMs to maintain certain levels of capital. Section 4g establishes reporting and recordkeeping requirements for FCMs. Pursuant to these provisions, the Commission adopted § 1.73 which applies to clearing members that are FCMs and § 23.609 which applies to clearing members that are SDs or MSPs. These provisions require these clearing members to have procedures to limit the financial risks they incur as a result of clearing trades and liquid resources to meet the obligations that arise. The regulations require clearing members to: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) Establish credit and market riskbased limits based on position size, order size, margin requirements, or similar factors; (2) use automated means to screen orders for compliance with the riskbased limits; (3) monitor for adherence to the riskbased limits intra-day and overnight; (4) conduct stress tests of all positions in the proprietary account and all positions in any customer account that could pose material risk to the futures commission merchant at least once per week; (5) evaluate its ability to meet initial margin requirements at least once per week; (6) evaluate its ability to meet variation margin requirements in cash at least once per week; (7) evaluate its ability to liquidate the positions it clears in an orderly manner, and estimate the cost of the liquidation at least once per month; and (8) test all lines of credit at least once per quarter. Each of these items has been observed by Commission staff as an element of an existing sound risk management program at an SD, MSP, or FCM. The Commission regulations require each clearing member to establish written procedures to comply with this regulation and to keep records documenting its compliance. The information collection obligations imposed by the regulations are necessary to implement certain provisions of the CEA, including ensuring that registrants exercise effective risk management and for the efficient operation of trading venues among SDs, MSPs, and FCMs. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Commission did not receive any comments on the 60-day Federal Register notice, 80 FR 65217, dated October 26, 2015. Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to average 2 hours per response for an estimated annual burden of 504 hours per respondent. This estimate includes the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide information to or for a federal agency. Respondents/Affected Entities: Swap Dealers, Major Swap Participants, and Futures Commission Merchants. Estimated number of respondents: 240 (106 Swap Dealers and Major Swap E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 4 (Thursday, January 7, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 757-758]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Patent and Trademark Office


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Invention Promoters/
Promotion Firms Complaints

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 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: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.
    Title: Invention Promoters/Promotion Firms Complaints.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0044.
    Form Number(s):
     PTO/SB/2048
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 50.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public 15 minutes (0.25 hours) to gather the necessary information, 
prepare the form, and submit a complaint to the USPTO and 30 minutes 
(0.5 hours) for an invention promoter or promotion firm to prepare and 
submit a response to a complaint.
    Burden Hours: 17.5 burden hours annually.
    Cost Burden: $493.70.
    Needs and Uses: The Inventors' Rights Act of 1999 requires the 
USPTO to provide a forum for the publication of complaints concerning 
invention promoters and responses from invention promoters to those 
complaints. An individual may submit a complaint to the USPTO, which 
will then forward the complaint to the identified invention promoter 
for response. The complaints and responses are published on the USPTO 
Web site. The USPTO uses the information collected to comply with its 
statutory duty to publish the complaint along with any response from 
the invention promoter. The USPTO does not investigate these complaints 
or participate in any legal proceedings against invention promoters or 
promotion firms.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; and not-for-profit institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    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 reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view 
Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0044 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, 
Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and 
Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.

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    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before February 8, 2016 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.

    Dated: December 29, 2015.
Randy Hill,
Director, Collaborative Services Division, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
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