Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 64874-64875 [2016-22648]

Download as PDF 64874 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 21, 2016 / Notices better coverage and representation of recreational fishing activity. The FES is a self-administered, household mail survey that samples from a residential address frame to collect data on the number of recreational anglers and the number of recreational fishing trips. The survey estimates marine recreational fishing activity for all coastal states from Maine through Texas. Dated: September 14, 2016. FES estimates are combined with Paul Piquado, estimates derived from independent but Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and complementary surveys of fishing trips, Compliance. the Access-Point Angler Intercept [FR Doc. 2016–22768 Filed 9–20–16; 8:45 am] Survey, to estimate total, state-level BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P fishing catch, by species. These estimates are used in the development, implementation, and monitoring of DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE fishery management programs by NOAA Fisheries, regional fishery management National Oceanic and Atmospheric councils, interstate marine fisheries Administration commissions, and state fishery agencies. Affected Public: Individuals or Submission for OMB Review; households. Comment Request Frequency: On occasion. The Department of Commerce will Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. submit to the Office of Management and This information collection request Budget (OMB) for clearance the may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow following proposal for collection of the instructions to view Department of information under the provisions of the Commerce collections currently under Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. review by OMB. chapter 35). Written comments and Agency: National Oceanic and recommendations for the proposed Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). information collection should be sent Title: Marine Recreational Information within 30 days of publication of this Program Fishing Effort Survey. notice to OIRA_Submission@ OMB Control Number: 0648–0652. omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Form Number(s): None. Dated: September 15, 2016. Type of Request: Regular (revision Sarah Brabson, and extension of a currently approved NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. information collection). [FR Doc. 2016–22647 Filed 9–20–16; 8:45 am] Number of Respondents: 110,000. Average Hours per Response: 10 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P minutes. Burden Hours: 18,333. Needs and Uses: Marine recreational DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE anglers are surveyed to collect catch and effort data, fish biology data, and angler National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration socioeconomic characteristics. These data are required to carry out provisions Submission for OMB Review; of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Comment Request Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), as amended, The Department of Commerce will regarding conservation and management submit to the Office of Management and of fishery resources. Budget (OMB) for clearance the Marine recreational fishing catch and following proposal for collection of effort data are collected through a information under the provisions of the combination of mail surveys, telephone Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. surveys and on-site intercept surveys Chapter 35). with recreational anglers. Amendments Agency: National Oceanic and to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Conservation and Management Act Title: Tilefish Individual Fishing (MSA) require the development of an Quota (IFQ) Program. improved data collection program for OMB Control Number: 0648–0590. recreational fisheries. To partially meet Form Number(s): None. these requirements, NOAA Fisheries Type of Request: Regular (extension of designed and implemented the MRIP a currently approved information Fishing Effort Survey (FES) to ensure collection). mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES shipments of subject merchandise produced or exported by Hyundai Steel and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of this notice in the Federal Register at 6.49 percent, which is the current antidumping duty cashdeposit rate for HYSCO. This cash deposit requirement shall remain in effect until further notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Sep 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of Respondents: 12. Average Hours per Response: IFQ Allocation Permit Application, 30 minutes; IFQ Holder Cap Form, 5 minutes; IFQ Transfer Form, 5 minutes; IFQ Cost Recovery, 2 hours; IFQ Reporting Requirements, 2 minutes. Burden Hours: 42. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a current information collection. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Greater Atlantic Region manages the golden tilefish fishery of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Northeastern United States, through the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council prepared the FMP pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The regulations implementing the FMP are specified at 50 CFR part 648 subpart N. The recordkeeping and reporting requirements at § 648.294 form the basis for this collection of information. NMFS requests information from tilefish individual fishing quota (IFQ) permit holders in order to process applications to ensure that IFQ allocation holders are provided a statement of their annual catch quota, and for enforcement purposes, to ensure vessels are not exceeding an individual quota allocation. In conjunction with the application, NMFS also collects IFQ share accumulation information to ensure that an IFQ allocation holder does not acquire an excessive share of the total limited access privileges, as required by section 303A(d)(5)(C) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. NMFS requests transfer application information to process and track requests from allocation holders to transfer quota allocation (permanent and temporary) to another entity. NMFS also collects information for cost recovery purposes as required under the Magnuson-Stevens Act to collect fees to recover the costs directly related to management, data collection and analysis, and enforcement of IFQ programs. Lastly, NMFS collects landings information to ensure that the amounts of tilefish landed and ex-vessel prices are properly recorded for quota monitoring purposes and the calculation of IFQ fees, respectively. Having this information results in an increasingly more efficient and accurate database for management and monitoring of fisheries of the Northeastern U.S. EEZ. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 21, 2016 / Notices This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: September 15, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–22648 Filed 9–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Deposit of Biological Materials ACTION: Notice and request for comment. 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 renewal of a continuing 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 November 21, 2016. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0022 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 Raul Tamayo, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone at 571–272–7728; or by email to Raul.Tamayo@uspto.gov with ‘‘0651– 0022 comment’’ in the subject line. Additional information about this collection is also available at http:// www.reginfo.gov under ‘‘Information Collection Review.’’ mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Sep 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This information collection covers both deposits of biological materials and the depositories in which they are stored. While these two topics are related, the information collection requirements for a respondent depositing biological material are not the same as those that must be followed by a respondent seeking approval from the USPTO to store biological materials. These different requirements are addressed in separate sections. Section I.A. deals with the deposit of biological materials and section I.B. deals with the depositories. There are no forms associated with this collection. A. Deposits of Biological Materials The deposit of biological materials as part of a patent application is authorized by 35 U.S.C. 2(b)(2). The term ‘‘biological material’’ is defined in 37 CFR 1.801 as including material that is capable of self-replication, either directly or indirectly. When an invention involves a biological material, sometimes words and figures are not sufficient to satisfy the statutory requirement for patentability under 35 U.S.C. 112 (every patent must contain a description of the invention sufficient to enable a person (knowledgeable in the relevant science), to make and use the invention as specified by 35 U.S.C. 112). In such cases, the required biological material must either be: (1) Known and readily available (neither condition alone is sufficient) or (2) deposited in a suitable depository that has been recognized as an International Depositary Authority (IDA) established under the Budapest Treaty, or a depository recognized by the USPTO to meet the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 112. Under the authority of 35 U.S.C. 2(b)(2), the deposit rules (37 CFR 1.801–1.809) set forth examining procedures and conditions of deposit which must be satisfied in the event a deposit is required. The rules do not address the substantive issue of whether a deposit is required under any particular set of facts. In cases where a deposit is necessary, the USPTO collects information to determine whether the depositor is in compliance with the deposit rules. This includes statements proving notification to the interested public on where to obtain samples of the deposits and confirming that all restriction on access to the deposit will be irrevocably removed upon issuance of the patent. A viability statement also must be submitted to the USPTO showing that the biological material was tested by the PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64875 depository or another, the conditions of the test, and that it is a viable or acceptable deposit. A viability statement is not required when a deposit is made and accepted under the Budapest Treaty. Once a depositor has deposited biological materials into a recognized depository, occasions may arise necessitating additional communication between the depositor and the USPTO. For example, depositors may be required to submit verification statements for biological materials deposited after the effective filing date of a patent application or written notification that an acceptable deposit will be made. Occasionally a deposit may be lost, contaminated, or otherwise is not able to self-replicate, and a replacement or supplemental deposit needs to be made. In that event, the depositor must submit a written notification to the USPTO concerning the particulars of the situation and request a certificate of correction by the USPTO authorizing the replacement or supplemental deposit. To summarize, the nature of the information collected by the USPTO in association with the deposit of biological materials is that of certifications/statements, as described above, regarding a biological sample deposited at a depository. There is no form associated with the information collected by the USPTO in connection with the deposit of biological materials. B. Depositories Institutions that wish to be recognized by the USPTO as a suitable depository to receive deposits for patent purposes are required by 37 CFR 1.803 to make a request demonstrating that they are qualified to store and test the biological materials submitted to them under patent applications. A depository seeking recognition from the USPTO to store biological materials must show that internal practices (both technical and administrative) and the technical ability of the staff and the facility are sufficient to protect the integrity of the biological materials being stored. USPTO rules are stringent to ensure the competence and quality of depositories. Depositories must submit documentation to the USPTO that verifies that their practices and procedures, the technical competence of their staff, and their facilities fulfill the stringent requirements spelled out under the rules. Once a depository has been recognized by the USPTO, occasions may arise where additional communication between the depository E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 183 (Wednesday, September 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64874-64875]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22648]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce 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: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0590.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 12.
    Average Hours per Response: IFQ Allocation Permit Application, 30 
minutes; IFQ Holder Cap Form, 5 minutes; IFQ Transfer Form, 5 minutes; 
IFQ Cost Recovery, 2 hours; IFQ Reporting Requirements, 2 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 42.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a current 
information collection.
    National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Greater Atlantic Region 
manages the golden tilefish fishery of the Exclusive Economic Zone 
(EEZ) of the Northeastern United States, through the Tilefish Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP). The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council 
prepared the FMP pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The regulations implementing 
the FMP are specified at 50 CFR part 648 subpart N.
    The recordkeeping and reporting requirements at Sec.  648.294 form 
the basis for this collection of information. NMFS requests information 
from tilefish individual fishing quota (IFQ) permit holders in order to 
process applications to ensure that IFQ allocation holders are provided 
a statement of their annual catch quota, and for enforcement purposes, 
to ensure vessels are not exceeding an individual quota allocation. In 
conjunction with the application, NMFS also collects IFQ share 
accumulation information to ensure that an IFQ allocation holder does 
not acquire an excessive share of the total limited access privileges, 
as required by section 303A(d)(5)(C) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
    NMFS requests transfer application information to process and track 
requests from allocation holders to transfer quota allocation 
(permanent and temporary) to another entity. NMFS also collects 
information for cost recovery purposes as required under the Magnuson-
Stevens Act to collect fees to recover the costs directly related to 
management, data collection and analysis, and enforcement of IFQ 
programs. Lastly, NMFS collects landings information to ensure that the 
amounts of tilefish landed and ex-vessel prices are properly recorded 
for quota monitoring purposes and the calculation of IFQ fees, 
respectively. Having this information results in an increasingly more 
efficient and accurate database for management and monitoring of 
fisheries of the Northeastern U.S. EEZ.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Annually and on occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.

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    This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. 
Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections 
currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395-5806.

    Dated: September 15, 2016.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-22648 Filed 9-20-16; 8:45 am]
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