Early Engagement Opportunity: Implementation of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, 3759-3760 [2017-00571]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2017 / Notices an additional fee. In each of the past few fiscal years since Track One was implemented (fiscal years 2012–2015), fewer than 250 applications have met the requirements to take advantage of the accelerated examination program. In contrast, Track One has become a much more popular program than accelerated examination in that the number of requests approaches 10,000 annually over this same time. Additionally, over this period, the overall first action pendency for newly filed applications has dropped incrementally each year. In particular, the overall first action pendency in fiscal year 2015 was approximately 17 months. A lower first action pendency and lower accelerated examination numbers seem to indicate that applicants have less need for as many programs that expedite patent examination. Due to the low usage of the accelerated examination program, the reduction in overall first action pendency, the popularity of the Track One program, and the inconvenience to practitioners and the USPTO of retaining a seemingly redundant program with its own special handling procedures (See MPEP 708.02(a)), it is unclear whether the accelerated examination program still provides a sufficient benefit to the public to justify the cost of implementation. Accordingly, the USPTO seeks comments from the public on whether the accelerated examination program should be retained or discontinued. Dated: January 9, 2017. Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2017–00568 Filed 1–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled ‘‘Independent Living Performance Measures Aggregation Tool’’ for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Jan 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service, by any of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register: (1) By fax to: 202–395–6974, Attention: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service; or (2) By email to: smar@omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, including whether the information will have practical utility; • 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; • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Propose ways to 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. ADDRESSES: Comments Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Jill Sears, at 202–606–7577 or email to jsears@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call 1–800–833–3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. DATES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by February 13, 2017. A 60-day Notice requesting public comment was published in the Federal Register on May 19, 2016 at 81 FR 97. This comment period ended July 18, 2016. No public comments were received from this Notice. Description: Senior Companion Program grantees are required to use the currently cleared surveys to solicit outcome data from clients and caregivers served by Senior Companion volunteers. Type of Review: Renewal. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3759 Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Independent Living Performance Measures Aggregation Tool and Independent Living and Respite Surveys. OMB Number: 3045–0152. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Senior Companion Program grantees. Total Respondents: 53,470. Frequency: Once. Average Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 26,735 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Dated: January 6, 2017. Erin McGrath, Senior Corps Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2017–00569 Filed 1–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System Early Engagement Opportunity: Implementation of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Defense (DoD). Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: DoD announces an early engagement opportunity regarding implementation of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 within the acquisition regulations. DATES: Early inputs should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before February 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit early inputs via the Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DARS) Web site at http:// www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/ index.html. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Send inquiries via email to Ms. Jennifer Hawes at osd.dfars@mail.mil and reference ‘‘Early Engagement Opportunity: Implementation of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017’’ in the subject line. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DoD is providing an opportunity for the public to provide early inputs on implementation of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 within the acquisition regulations. The public is invited to submit early inputs on sections of the NDAA for FY 2017 via the DARS Web E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 3760 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2017 / Notices site at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ dars/index.html. The Web site will be updated when early inputs will no longer be accepted. Please note, this venue does not replace or circumvent the rulemaking process; DARS will engage in formal rulemaking, in accordance with 41 U.S.C. 1303, when it has been determined that rulemaking is required to implement a section of the NDAA for FY 2017 within the acquisition regulations. Jennifer L. Hawes, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2017–00571 Filed 1–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Board of Regents, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Department of Defense; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (‘‘the University’’). ACTION: Quarterly meeting notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following meeting of the Board of Regents, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (‘‘the Board’’). DATES: Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. (Open Session) and 4:10 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. (Closed Session). ADDRESSES: The Emily Morgan Hotel, 705 East Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Nuetzi James, Designated Federal Officer, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, A1020, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; telephone 301–295–3066; email jennifer.nuetzi-james@usuhs.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting notice is being published under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Defense, through the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, on academic and administrative matters critical to the full accreditation and successful operation of the University. These actions are necessary for the mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Jan 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 University to pursue its mission, which is to educate, train and comprehensively prepare uniformed services health professionals, officers, scientists and leaders to support the Military and Public Health Systems, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States, and the readiness of our Uniformed Services. Agenda: The actions scheduled to occur include the review of the minutes from the Board meeting held on November 1, 2016; recommendations regarding the awarding of postbaccalaureate degrees; recommendations regarding the approval of faculty appointments and promotions; and recommendations regarding award nominations. The University President will provide a report on recent actions affecting academic and operational aspects of the University. There will be reports from the University Vice President for Research, the University Vice President for Finance and Administration, and the University Vice President for Information and Education. There will be a report on the University Interprofessional Education, and the meeting will conclude with a report on the University Defense Health Horizons. A closed session will be held, after the open session, to discuss active investigations and personnel actions. Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to Federal statutes and regulations (5 U.S.C. Appendix, 5 U.S.C. 552b, and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165) and the availability of space, the meeting is open to the public from 2:00 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. Seating is on a first-come basis. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting should contact Jennifer Nuetzi James no later than five business days prior to the meeting, at the address and phone number noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2, 5–7), the Department of Defense has determined that the portion of the meeting from 4:10 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. shall be closed to the public. The Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), in consultation with the Office of the Department of Defense General Counsel, has determined in writing that this portion of the Board’s meeting will be closed as the discussion will disclose sensitive personnel information, will include matters that relate solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of the agency, will involve allegations of a person having committed a crime or censuring an individual, and may disclose investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written Statements: Pursuant to section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 and 41 CFR 102– 3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments to the Board about its approved agenda pertaining to this meeting or at any time regarding the Board’s mission. Individuals submitting a written statement must submit their statement to the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT contact. Written statements that do not pertain to a scheduled meeting of the Board may be submitted at any time. However, if individual comments pertain to a specific topic being discussed at the planned meeting, then these statements must be received at least 5 calendar days prior to the meeting, otherwise, the comments may not be provided to or considered by the Board until a later date. The Designated Federal Officer will compile all timely submissions with the Board’s Chair and ensure such submissions are provided to Board Members before the meeting. Dated: January 9, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2017–00524 Filed 1–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FE Docket No. 16–144–LNG] Driftwood LNG, LLC; Application for Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations Office of Fossil Energy, DOE. Notice of application. AGENCY: ACTION: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on September 28, 2016, by Driftwood LNG, LLC (Driftwood LNG), requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a volume equivalent to 1,496.5 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/ yr) of natural gas (4.1 Bcf per day). Driftwood LNG seeks authorization to export the LNG by vessel from the proposed Driftwood LNG Facility to be located in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, approximately five miles south of the town of Carlyss, Louisiana. Driftwood LNG requests authorization to export LNG to any nation with which the United States does not have a free trade SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 8 (Thursday, January 12, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3759-3760]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00571]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System


Early Engagement Opportunity: Implementation of National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: DoD announces an early engagement opportunity regarding 
implementation of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2017 within the acquisition regulations.

DATES: Early inputs should be submitted in writing to the address shown 
below on or before February 13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit early inputs via the Defense Acquisition Regulations 
System (DARS) Web site at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/index.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Send inquiries via email to Ms. 
Jennifer Hawes at osd.dfars@mail.mil and reference ``Early Engagement 
Opportunity: Implementation of National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2017'' in the subject line.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DoD is providing an opportunity for the 
public to provide early inputs on implementation of the National 
Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 within the 
acquisition regulations. The public is invited to submit early inputs 
on sections of the NDAA for FY 2017 via the DARS Web

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site at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/index.html. The Web site will 
be updated when early inputs will no longer be accepted. Please note, 
this venue does not replace or circumvent the rulemaking process; DARS 
will engage in formal rulemaking, in accordance with 41 U.S.C. 1303, 
when it has been determined that rulemaking is required to implement a 
section of the NDAA for FY 2017 within the acquisition regulations.

Jennifer L. Hawes,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2017-00571 Filed 1-11-17; 8:45 am]
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