Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Marine Sanctuary Nominations, 17412-17413 [2017-07268]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17412 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 / Notices policies to expand the export competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency products and services. On May 4, the REEEAC will hold the third in-person meeting of its new charter term and hold REEEAC subcommittee working sessions, discuss next steps for each sub-committee, consider recommendations for approval, and hear from officials from the Department of Commerce and other agencies on major issues impacting the competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. The meeting will be open to the public and will be accessible to people with disabilities. All guests are required to register in advance by the deadline identified under the DATES caption. Requests for auxiliary aids must be submitted by the registration deadline. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. 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[FR Doc. 2017–07192 Filed 4–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration nomination process (15 CFR part 922). Persons wanting to submit nominations for consideration should submit information on the qualifying criteria and management considerations for the site to be nominated. The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries reviews the submissions, which could result in the nomination being added to an inventory of areas that NOAA may consider for sanctuary designation at some point in the future. Sanctuary designation is a separate public process that would be conducted pursuant to the requirements of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, and all other applicable laws. II. Method of Collection Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Marine Sanctuary Nominations Electronic applications submitted via email and paper nominations submitted via regular mail. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. III. Data AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 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. This proposed information collection is for national marine sanctuary nominations received pursuant to NOAA regulations that provide that the public may nominate special places of the marine environment through the sanctuary nomination process. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 12, 2017. 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 pracomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Annie Sawabini, (240) 533– 0658, or Annie.Sawabini@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. National marine sanctuary regulations provide that the public may nominate special places of the marine environment through the sanctuary PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Control Number: 0648–0682. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; state, local, or tribal government; federal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10. Estimated Time Per Response: 29 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 290. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $120 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. 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. E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 / Notices Dated: April 6, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–07268 Filed 4–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No.: PTO–C–2017–0006] Notice of Public Meeting on Developments in Trade Secret Protection United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of symposium. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be holding a public symposium on issues relevant to the protection of trade secrets. Since our last symposium on these issues in January 2015, the area of trade secret protection has continued to develop, most notably with the May 11, 2016, enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Given this legislation and the continuing domestic and international attention to trade secrets, the USPTO will be holding another public symposium to address recent developments. 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Topics to be discussed include: (1) Measuring the Value of Secrecy; (2) Use of the DTSA in Practice; (3) Differences in Trade Secret Protection in Foreign Jurisdictions; and (4) Considerations of Business Owners in International Cases. Experts from academia, private legal practice, international organizations, and industry will serve as panelists. Instructions and Information on the Public Symposium The symposium will be held on May 8, 2017, at the auditorium of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. EDT. The agenda will be available a week in advance on the USPTO Web site, https:// www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ ip-policy/enforcement/trade-secretsymposium. Pre-registration is available at http://www.cvent.com/d/45q976. Attendees may also register at the door one half-hour prior to the beginning of the symposium. The symposium will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, should communicate their needs to Hollis Robinson at the Office of Policy and International Affairs, by telephone at (571) 272–9300, by email at hollis.robinson@uspto.gov, or by postal mail addressed to: Mail Stop OPIA, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450, ATTN: Hollis Robinson, at least seven (7) business days prior to the symposium. Dated: April 5, 2017. Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2017–07254 Filed 4–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17413 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 May 11, 2017. 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. 3038–0090. Please provide the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) with a copy of all submitted comments at the address listed below. Please refer to OMB Reference No. 3038–0090, 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, and to: Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581 or by Hand Deliver/Courier at the same address; or through the Agency’s Web site at http:// comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site. 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. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: August A. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 68 (Tuesday, April 11, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17412-17413]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-07268]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Marine 
Sanctuary Nominations

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and 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. This proposed information collection 
is for national marine sanctuary nominations received pursuant to NOAA 
regulations that provide that the public may nominate special places of 
the marine environment through the sanctuary nomination process.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 12, 2017.

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 pracomments@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Annie Sawabini, (240) 533-0658, or 
Annie.Sawabini@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    National marine sanctuary regulations provide that the public may 
nominate special places of the marine environment through the sanctuary 
nomination process (15 CFR part 922). Persons wanting to submit 
nominations for consideration should submit information on the 
qualifying criteria and management considerations for the site to be 
nominated. The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries reviews the 
submissions, which could result in the nomination being added to an 
inventory of areas that NOAA may consider for sanctuary designation at 
some point in the future. Sanctuary designation is a separate public 
process that would be conducted pursuant to the requirements of the 
National Marine Sanctuaries Act, and all other applicable laws.

II. Method of Collection

    Electronic applications submitted via email and paper nominations 
submitted via regular mail.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0682.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; state, local, or 
tribal government; federal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 29 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 290.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $120 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

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.


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    Dated: April 6, 2017.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-07268 Filed 4-10-17; 8:45 am]
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