Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Legal Processes, 64877-64878 [2016-22682]

Download as PDF 64877 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 21, 2016 / Notices Estimated annual responses Item No. Item/type of cost 2 ........................ Request for Depository Approval ................................................................. Amount 1 Totals 0.00 0.00 Total Fees ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 2,250,000 PACKAGING/POSTAGE COSTS 1 ........................ 1 ........................ 2 ........................ Deposited Materials—Federal Express ........................................................ Deposited Materials—Packaging Supplies ................................................... Request for Depository Approval ................................................................. $119.00 352.82 6.45 $107,100.00 317,538.00 6.45 Total Postage/Packaging .............................................................................................................................................................. 424,644.45 Total Annual (Non-Hour) Cost Burden ......................................................................................................................................... 2,674,644.45 The USPTO estimates that the (nonhour) respondent cost burden in the form of mailing costs amounts to $424,644.45. Therefore, the USPTO estimates that the total (non-hour) respondent cost burden for this collection in the form of capital start-up costs and postage costs is $2,674,644.45. IV. Request for Comments mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Pro Bono Survey; Correction United States Patent and Trademark Office United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice; correction. The United States Patent and Trademark Office published a document in the Federal Register on August 22, 2016, concerning requests for comments on a Pro Bono Survey. The Pro Bono Survey is used by the Pro Bono Advisory Council (PBAC) and the USPTO to provide information to the USPTO regarding the current status and effectiveness of each region’s pro bono hub. The document contained an incorrect cost burden based on the estimate of the hourly burden rate. The hourly rate estimate should use the Bureau of Labor Statistics hourly wage for lawyers instead of the American Intellectual Property Law Association hourly wage for intellectual property lawyers. SUMMARY: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The USPTO is soliciting public comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the burden of the 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. Dated: September 15, 2016. Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, OCIO United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2016–22684 Filed 9–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P John Kirkpatrick, 571–270–3343 or email InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘Pro Bono Survey’’ in the subject line of the message. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Correction In the Federal Register notice published on August 22, 2016 (81 FR 56612), in the second column, correct the ‘‘Cost Burden’’ caption to read: Cost Burden: $10,480.00 Dated: September 13, 2016. Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, USPTO Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–22683 Filed 9–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Sep 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 900 900 1 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Legal Processes The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) 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, (USPTO). Title: Legal Processes. OMB Control Number: 0651–0046. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Renewal. Number of Respondents: 309 responses per year. Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public from 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to 6 hours to prepare a single item in this collection, including gathering the necessary information, preparing the appropriate documents, and submitting the information required for this collection. Burden Hours: 130 hours. Cost Burden: $8,479.54. The USPTO expects that the information in this collection will be prepared by attorneys and former employees at an hourly rate of $65.51. Using these hourly rates, the USPTO estimates that the total respondent cost burden for this collection will be approximately $8,479.54 per year. Needs and Uses: The purpose of this collection is to cover information requirements related to civil actions and claims involving current and former employees of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The rules for these legal processes may be found under 37 CFR part 104, which outlines procedures for service of process, demands for employee E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 64878 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 21, 2016 / Notices testimony and production of documents in legal proceedings, reports of unauthorized testimony, employee indemnification, and filing claims against the USPTO under the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. 2672) and the corresponding Department of Justice regulations (28 CFR part 14). The public may also petition the USPTO Office of General Counsel under 37 CFR 104.3 to waive or suspend these rules in extraordinary cases. The procedures under 37 CFR part 104 ensure that service of process intended for current and former employees of the USPTO is handled properly. The USPTO will only accept service of process for an employee acting in an official capacity. This collection is necessary so that respondents or their representatives can serve a summons or complaint on the USPTO, demand employee testimony and documents related to a legal proceeding, or file a claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Respondents may also petition the USPTO to waive or suspend these rules for legal processes. This collection is also necessary so that current and former USPTO employees may properly forward service and demands to the Office of General Counsel, report unauthorized testimony, and request indemnification. The USPTO covers current employees as respondents under this information collection even though their responses do not require approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. In those instances where both current and former employees may respond to the USPTO, the agency estimates that the number of respondents will be small. There are no forms provided by the USPTO for this collection. For filing claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, the public may use Standard Form 95 ‘‘Claim for Damage, Injury, or Death,’’ which is provided by the Department of Justice and approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB Control Number 1105–0008. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofits; not-for-profit institutions; and the Federal Government. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Sep 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 Further information can be obtained by: • Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0046’’ 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. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent on or before October 21, 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: September 15, 2016. Marcie Lovett Records Management Division Director, OCIO, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2016–22682 Filed 9–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P Nutrition and Forestry; the House Committee on Agriculture; the Library of Congress; and the General Services Administration’s Committee Management Secretariat. A copy of the renewal charter will be posted on the Commission’s Web site at www.cftc.gov. Dated: September 16, 2016. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–22717 Filed 9–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC–2009–0102] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request—Follow-Up Activities for Product-Related Injuries Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) announces that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information from persons who have been involved in or have witnessed incidents associated with consumer products. DATES: Written comments on this request for extension of approval of information collection requirements should be submitted by October 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: OMB recommends that written comments be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: CPSC Desk Officer, FAX: 202–395–6974, or emailed to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. All comments should be identified by Docket No. CPSC–2009–0102. In addition, written comments also should be submitted at http:// www.regulations.gov, under Docket No. CPSC–2009–0102, or by mail/hand delivery/courier (for paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions), preferably in five copies, to: Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 820, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504–7923. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert H. Squibb, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East SUMMARY: COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Renewal of the Agricultural Advisory Committee Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is publishing this notice to announce the renewal of the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC). The Commission has determined that the renewal of the AAC is necessary and in the public’s interest, and the Commission has consulted with the General Services Administration’s Committee Management Secretariat regarding the AAC’s renewal. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cory Claussen, AAC Designated Federal Officer, at 202–418–5383 or cclaussen@cftc.gov. SUMMARY: The AAC’s objectives and scope of activities are to assist the Commission in assessing issues affecting agricultural producers, processors, lenders and others interested in or affected by the agricultural commodity derivatives markets through public meetings, and Committee reports and recommendations. The AAC will operate for two years from the date of renewal unless the Commission directs that the AAC terminate on an earlier date. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 183 (Wednesday, September 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64877-64878]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22682]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Legal Processes

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) 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, (USPTO).
    Title: Legal Processes.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0046.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Renewal.
    Number of Respondents: 309 responses per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public from 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to 6 hours to prepare a single 
item in this collection, including gathering the necessary information, 
preparing the appropriate documents, and submitting the information 
required for this collection.
    Burden Hours: 130 hours.
    Cost Burden: $8,479.54. The USPTO expects that the information in 
this collection will be prepared by attorneys and former employees at 
an hourly rate of $65.51. Using these hourly rates, the USPTO estimates 
that the total respondent cost burden for this collection will be 
approximately $8,479.54 per year.
    Needs and Uses: The purpose of this collection is to cover 
information requirements related to civil actions and claims involving 
current and former employees of the United States Patent and Trademark 
Office (USPTO). The rules for these legal processes may be found under 
37 CFR part 104, which outlines procedures for service of process, 
demands for employee

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testimony and production of documents in legal proceedings, reports of 
unauthorized testimony, employee indemnification, and filing claims 
against the USPTO under the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. 2672) 
and the corresponding Department of Justice regulations (28 CFR part 
14). The public may also petition the USPTO Office of General Counsel 
under 37 CFR 104.3 to waive or suspend these rules in extraordinary 
cases.
    The procedures under 37 CFR part 104 ensure that service of process 
intended for current and former employees of the USPTO is handled 
properly. The USPTO will only accept service of process for an employee 
acting in an official capacity. This collection is necessary so that 
respondents or their representatives can serve a summons or complaint 
on the USPTO, demand employee testimony and documents related to a 
legal proceeding, or file a claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act. 
Respondents may also petition the USPTO to waive or suspend these rules 
for legal processes. This collection is also necessary so that current 
and former USPTO employees may properly forward service and demands to 
the Office of General Counsel, report unauthorized testimony, and 
request indemnification. The USPTO covers current employees as 
respondents under this information collection even though their 
responses do not require approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. In 
those instances where both current and former employees may respond to 
the USPTO, the agency estimates that the number of respondents will be 
small.
    There are no forms provided by the USPTO for this collection. For 
filing claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, the public may use 
Standard Form 95 ``Claim for Damage, Injury, or Death,'' which is 
provided by the Department of Justice and approved by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB Control Number 1105-0008.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; not-for-profit institutions; and the Federal Government.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.
    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-
0046'' 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.

    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before October 21, 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: September 15, 2016.
Marcie Lovett
Records Management Division Director, OCIO, United States Patent and 
Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2016-22682 Filed 9-20-16; 8:45 am]
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