Submissions for OMB Review; Comment Request; “Submissions Regarding Correspondence and Regarding Attorney Representation (Trademarks)”, 44584-44585 [2017-20368]

Download as PDF 44584 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 184 / Monday, September 25, 2017 / Notices 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: September 20, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–20397 Filed 9–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board (SAB); Public Meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held Monday, October 30, 2017, from 9:45 a.m. EDT to 5 p.m. EDT and on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from 9 a.m. EDT to 12 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page www.sab.noaa.gov/ SABMeetings.aspx for the most up-todate meeting times and agenda. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at The Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Email: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:45 Sep 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the NOAA SAB Web site at http:// www.sab.noaa.gov. The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on October 30th from 4:45–5:00 p.m. EDT (check Web site to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of two (2) minutes. Individuals or groups planning to make a verbal presentation should contact the SAB Executive Director by October 23, 2017 to schedule their presentation. Written comments should be received in the SAB Executive Director’s Office by October 23, 2017, to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after October 23, 2017, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seating at the meeting will be available on a first-come, firstserved basis. Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 12:00 p.m. on October 23, 2017, to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MC 20910; Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov. Matters to be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) Discussion of SAB Review of the NOAA Policy on Partnerships in the Provision of Environmental Information; (2) Discussion of SAB Review of Indigenous and Local Ecological Knowledge; (3) Quantification and documentation of the value of information gathered by NOAA; (4) Better understanding of how information is used, and (5) Updates from the Acting NOAA Administrator and Acting Chief Scientist. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 15, 2017. David Holst, Acting Chief Financial Officer/CAO, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–20395 Filed 9–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submissions for OMB Review; Comment Request; ‘‘Submissions Regarding Correspondence and Regarding Attorney Representation (Trademarks)’’ The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 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, Commerce. Title: Submissions Regarding Correspondence and Regarding Attorney Representation (Trademarks). OMB Control Number: 0651–0056. Form Number(s): • PTO Form 2196 • PTO Form 2201 Type of Request: Regular. Number of Respondents: 84,291 per year. Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately between 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to 30 minutes (0.50 hours) to complete this information, depending on the complexity of the document. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the request, and submit them to the USPTO. The time estimates shown for the electronic forms in this collection are based on the average amount of time needed to complete and electronically file the associated form. Burden Hours: 7,840.77 hours. Cost Burden: $82.81 (postage costs). Needs and Uses: The USPTO needs the information described in this collection to manage the various actions concerning the appointments and retention of attorneys and domestic representatives for trademark applications. The information in this collection is also a matter of public record and is utilized by the public for a variety of private business purposes related to establishing and enforcing trademark rights. The information is accessible online, through the USPTO Web site, as well as through various USPTO facilities. Additionally, the USPTO provides the information to the public through the Patent and Trademark Depository Library (PTDLs) System. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; not-for-profit institutions; individuals. Frequency: On occasion. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 184 / Monday, September 25, 2017 / Notices 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 www.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 ‘‘0651–0056 copy request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance Division Director, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Officer, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent on or before October 25, 2017 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. Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance Division Director, OCTO, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2017–20368 Filed 9–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent and Trademark Resource Centers Metrics Proposed information collection; comment request. ACTION: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996, invites comments on a proposed extension of an existing information collection: 0651–0068 (Patent and Trademark Resource Center Metrics). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0068 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:45 Sep 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Federal Register Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance Division Director, Office of the Chief Technology 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 Robert Berry, Manager, Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program, Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone at (571) 272–7152; or by email at Robert.Berry@uspto.gov with ‘‘0651–0068 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 USPTO seeks to collect from Patent Trademark Resource Centers (PTRC) information about the public’s use of and training on the tools provided through the centers. Specifically, the USTPO seeks metrics concerning the public’s use of patent and trademark services and the public outreach efforts provided by the PTRCs. The PTRC Program is authorized under the provision of 35 U.S.C. 2(a)(2), which provides that the USPTO shall be responsible for disseminating information with respect to patents and trademarks to the public. The PTRC Program is made up public, state, and academic libraries. Once a library has been designated as a PTRC, each participating library must fulfill the following requirements: assist the public in the efficient use of patent and trademark information resources; provide free access to patent and trademark resources provided by the USPTO; and send representatives to attend the USPTO-hosted PTRC training seminars. At present, there are 86 libraries that are a part of the growing PTRC Program. The PTRC Program requirements stipulate that all participating libraries must submit periodic metrics on the public’s use of the patent and trademark services through the PTRCs and the public outreach efforts provided by the PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44585 PTRCs. To facilitate this requirement, the USPTO has developed a worksheet to collect the metrics. A third-party vendor will collect the metrics on a quarterly basis. The information will only be collected electronically. The PTRCs will be given a password to input their information. This information collection will enable the USPTO to ascertain what types of services the PTRCs should offer and to train PTRC staff more effectively, as the PTRCs continue to move away from the physical distribution of hard copy information. Collection of this information will enable the USPTO to service its current customers while more effectively planning for the future. II. Method of Collection The metrics will be submitted electronically to the USPTO. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–0068. IC Instruments and Forms: No forms are associated with this collection of information. Type of Review: Revision of an existing information collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 344 responses per year. The USPTO estimates that there will be up to 88 libraries reporting their metrics once per quarter, resulting in a total of 352 responses per year. This estimate includes possible growth in the PTRC program above the 86 libraries that are currently reporting. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 30 minutes (0.50 hours) to gather the necessary information, prepare the worksheet, and submit it to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 176 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $5,536.96 The USPTO expects that the information in this collection will be prepared by library staff, at an estimated hourly rate of $31.46. This is the mean hourly wage for college librarians according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics (OES 25–4021). Using this hourly rate, the USPTO estimates that the respondent cost burden for this collection will be approximately $5,536.96 per year. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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Submissions for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``Submissions 
Regarding Correspondence and Regarding Attorney Representation 
(Trademarks)''

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 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, Commerce.
    Title: Submissions Regarding Correspondence and Regarding Attorney 
Representation (Trademarks).
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0056.
    Form Number(s):

 PTO Form 2196
 PTO Form 2201

    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 84,291 per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately between 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to 30 minutes 
(0.50 hours) to complete this information, depending on the complexity 
of the document. This includes the time to gather the necessary 
information, prepare the request, and submit them to the USPTO. The 
time estimates shown for the electronic forms in this collection are 
based on the average amount of time needed to complete and 
electronically file the associated form.
    Burden Hours: 7,840.77 hours.
    Cost Burden: $82.81 (postage costs).
    Needs and Uses: The USPTO needs the information described in this 
collection to manage the various actions concerning the appointments 
and retention of attorneys and domestic representatives for trademark 
applications. The information in this collection is also a matter of 
public record and is utilized by the public for a variety of private 
business purposes related to establishing and enforcing trademark 
rights. The information is accessible online, through the USPTO Web 
site, as well as through various USPTO facilities. Additionally, the 
USPTO provides the information to the public through the Patent and 
Trademark Depository Library (PTDLs) System.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; not-for-profit 
institutions; individuals.
    Frequency: On occasion.

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    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 www.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-
0056 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance 
Division Director, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, United 
States Patent and Trademark Officer, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 
22313-1450.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before October 25, 2017 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.

Marcie Lovett,
Records and Information Governance Division Director, OCTO, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2017-20368 Filed 9-22-17; 8:45 am]
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