Intellectual Property Education Outreach Council Survey, 24798-24799 [2016-09808]

Download as PDF 24798 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 81 / Wednesday, April 27, 2016 / Notices respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Tia Brown, (808) 397–2660 or Tia.Brown@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. There will be minor changes to the forms and instructions. On June 15, 2006, President Bush ¯ ¯ established the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument by issuing Presidential Proclamation 8031 (71 FR 36443, June 26, 2006) under the authority of the Antiquities Act (16 U.S.C. 431). The proclamation includes restrictions and prohibitions regarding activities in the monument consistent with the authority provided by the act. Specifically, the proclamation prohibits access to the monument except when passing through without interruption or as allowed under a permit issued by NOAA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Vessels passing through the monument without interruption are required to notify NOAA and FWS upon entering into and leaving the monument. Individuals wishing to access the monument to conduct certain regulated activities must first apply for and be granted a permit issued by NOAA and FWS to certify compliance with vessel monitoring system requirements, monument regulations and best management practices. On August 29, 2006, NOAA and FWS published a final rule codifying the provisions of the proclamation (71 FR 51134). II. Method of Collection 17:29 Apr 26, 2016 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OMB Control Number: 0648–0548. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Individuals, not for profit institutions; Federal, State, local, government, Native Hawaiian organizations; business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 411. Estimated Time per Response: Research, Conservation and Management and Education (‘‘general’’ permits), 5 hours; Special Ocean Use permits, 10 hours; Native Hawaiian Practices permits, 8 hours; Recreation permits, 6 hours; modification requests and final reports, 10 hours; annual reports, 5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,794. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $61,783 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs and vessel monitoring system installation and maintenance. United States Patent and Trademark Office IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (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 OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 23, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–09922 Filed 4–26–16; 8:45 am] Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. Methods of submittal include email of electronic forms, and mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms. VerDate Sep<11>2014 III. Data Jkt 238001 BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Intellectual Property Education Outreach Council Survey ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–00XX comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Anthony Knight, Director, Office of Stakeholder Outreach, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone at 571–272–3687; or by email to Anthony.Knight@uspto.gov with ‘‘0651–00XX comment’’ in the subject line. Additional information about this collection is also available at http:// www.reginfo.gov under ‘‘Information Collection Review.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Intellectual Property Education Outreach Council is responsible for conducting training for parties external to the USPTO. The Council is conducting a new survey to gather public feedback regarding their satisfaction with USPTO lectures and other outreach efforts. Collecting feedback will allow for the Agency to have a pulse on customer satisfaction and adjust where necessary to meet and exceed expectations. This feedback collection will provide for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 81 / Wednesday, April 27, 2016 / Notices communication between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It also will enable the Agency to garner customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient and timely manner, in accordance with the USPTO’s commitment to improving services. The information collected from Agency customers and stakeholders will help ensure users have an opportunity to convey their experience with USPTO outreach efforts. Improving Agency outreach efforts requires ongoing assessment. The Agency will collect, analyze, and interpret information gathered to identify strengths and weaknesses of current services. Based on feedback received, the Agency will identify changes needed to improve services. The Agency is committed to hearing feedback from its customers. If this information is not collected, then the Agency will miss opportunities to obtain vital feedback from its customers and stakeholders on ways to improve their program and services. II. Method of Collection Respondents can submit the information electronically by means of the internet, or in-person at the conclusion of a USPTO outreach event. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–00XX. IC Instruments and Forms: There are no forms associated with this collection. The individual instruments in this collection are listed in the table below. Type of Review: New. Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other forprofits; and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes (.083 hours). Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 833.33 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent (Hourly) Cost Burden: $161,391.67. The USPTO expects that attorneys, paralegals and pro se applicants will complete these applications. The professional hourly rate for attorneys is $410, and the hourly rates for paralegals and pro se applicants are $141 and $30, respectively. The average of the combined respondent rate is $193.67. The time per response, estimated annual responses, and estimated annual burden associated with each instrument in this information collection is shown in the table below. Estimated time for response (minutes) Item Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours (a) Number 24799 (b) Rate ($/hr) (a) × (b) / 60 = (c) 1 ..................... Survey ..................................... 5 (0.083 hrs) ............................ 10,000 833.33 $193.67 Total ........ .................................................. .................................................. 10,000 833.33 .............................. Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: There are no capital start-up, maintenance, postage, or recordkeeping costs associated with this information collection. Additionally, there are no filing fees associated with this collection. Dated: April 21, 2016. Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, OCIO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2016–09808 Filed 4–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (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, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Apr 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC–2012–0026] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request— Requirements Pertaining to Third Party Conformity Assessment Bodies Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CPSC’’) announces that the Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information under the requirements pertaining to third party conformity assessment bodies (OMB No. 3041–0156). In the Federal Register of February 12, 2016 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (81 FR 7511), the CPSC published a notice to announce the agency’s intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. The Commission received no comments. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information, without change. DATES: Written comments on this request for extension of approval of information collection requirements should be submitted by May 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit comments about this request by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov or fax: 202– 395–6881. Comments by mail should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the CPSC, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. In addition, written comments that are sent to OMB also should be submitted electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, under Docket No. CPSC–2012–0026. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact: Robert H. Squibb, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 504–7815, or by email to: rsquibb@cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CPSC has submitted the following currently E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 81 (Wednesday, April 27, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24798-24799]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-09808]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Intellectual Property Education Outreach Council Survey

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part 
of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the 
proposed information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 27, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
00XX comment'' in the subject line of the message.
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Anthony Knight, Director, Office of Stakeholder 
Outreach, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by telephone at 571-272-3687; or by email to 
Anthony.Knight@uspto.gov with ``0651-00XX comment'' in the subject 
line. Additional information about this collection is also available at 
http://www.reginfo.gov under ``Information Collection Review.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Intellectual 
Property Education Outreach Council is responsible for conducting 
training for parties external to the USPTO. The Council is conducting a 
new survey to gather public feedback regarding their satisfaction with 
USPTO lectures and other outreach efforts.
    Collecting feedback will allow for the Agency to have a pulse on 
customer satisfaction and adjust where necessary to meet and exceed 
expectations. This feedback collection will provide for ongoing, 
collaborative, and actionable

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communication between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It 
also will enable the Agency to garner customer and stakeholder feedback 
in an efficient and timely manner, in accordance with the USPTO's 
commitment to improving services. The information collected from Agency 
customers and stakeholders will help ensure users have an opportunity 
to convey their experience with USPTO outreach efforts.
    Improving Agency outreach efforts requires ongoing assessment. The 
Agency will collect, analyze, and interpret information gathered to 
identify strengths and weaknesses of current services. Based on 
feedback received, the Agency will identify changes needed to improve 
services. The Agency is committed to hearing feedback from its 
customers. If this information is not collected, then the Agency will 
miss opportunities to obtain vital feedback from its customers and 
stakeholders on ways to improve their program and services.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents can submit the information electronically by means of 
the internet, or in-person at the conclusion of a USPTO outreach event.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0651-00XX.
    IC Instruments and Forms: There are no forms associated with this 
collection. The individual instruments in this collection are listed in 
the table below.
    Type of Review: New.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other 
for-profits; and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes (.083 hours).
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 833.33 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent (Hourly) Cost Burden: 
$161,391.67. The USPTO expects that attorneys, paralegals and pro se 
applicants will complete these applications. The professional hourly 
rate for attorneys is $410, and the hourly rates for paralegals and pro 
se applicants are $141 and $30, respectively. The average of the 
combined respondent rate is $193.67. The time per response, estimated 
annual responses, and estimated annual burden associated with each 
instrument in this information collection is shown in the table below.

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                                                                         Estimated time for       Estimated annual   Estimated annual
                 Number                             Item                 response  (minutes)         responses         burden hours       Rate  ($/hr)
                                                                     (a).......................                (b)   (a) x (b) / 60 =  .................
                                                                                                                                  (c)
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1......................................  Survey....................  5 (0.083 hrs).............             10,000             833.33            $193.67
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    Total..............................  ..........................  ..........................             10,000             833.33  .................
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    Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: There are 
no capital start-up, maintenance, postage, or recordkeeping costs 
associated with this information collection. Additionally, there are no 
filing fees associated with this collection.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on:
    (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information shall have practical utility;
    (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (including 
hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information;
    (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, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or 
included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: April 21, 2016.
Marcie Lovett,
Records Management Division Director, OCIO, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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