Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, 46042-46043 [2017-21236]

Download as PDF 46042 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 3, 2017 / Notices or other activity to the vessel, aids law enforcement, and is valuable in actions concerning the damage, loss of gear, and civil proceedings. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE II. Method of Collection [Docket No. PTO–P–2017–0039] Cash Payment Method Will No Longer Be Accepted Third party disclosure III. Data 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. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: OMB Control Number: 0648–0360. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, individuals, or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 339. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes per Pacific Islands fishing vessel; one hour and 15 minutes per South Pacific purse seine vessel; 5 minutes per gear marking. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,348. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $50,850 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. Dated: September 28, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–21213 Filed 10–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 United States Patent and Trademark Office 16:49 Oct 02, 2017 Jkt 244001 The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will no longer accept cash, including coins, as payment for products and services for which fees are required. DATES: Applicable Date: November 1, 2017. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Lee, Director, Receipts Accounting Division, Office of Finance, by email at matthew.lee@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective November 1, 2017, the USPTO will no longer accept cash, including coins, as payment for products and services for which fees are required. This change is being made to streamline the administrative fee collection process and is in accordance with the Department of the Treasury’s policy on agencies adopting a no-cash policy. See https://tfm.fiscal.treasury.gov/v1/bull/ 17–12.pdf. There is no requirement that the USPTO accept cash payments. See, e.g., 37 CFR 1.23. The USPTO’s total net revenue for the last three fiscal years exceeded $3.0 billion each year, and the cash payment method collections averaged less than $14,000 each year. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, the cash payment method comprised less than $11,000, which represented less than 0.0004 percent of total net revenue collections. Furthermore, the USPTO processed over 4.95 million total fee transactions in FY 2016, and only 55 patent fees totaling under $5,000, and eleven trademark fees totally under $4,000, were paid by cash. The only other fees collected by cash in FY 2016 were about $1,500 in copying fees. The current self-service copiers are to be discontinued as part of Office plans to enter a ‘‘No Cost’’ contract with a vendor who will keep all payments collected in exchange for providing this service. See Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees During Fiscal Year 2017, 81 FR 68150, 68168 (Oct. 3, 2016) (proposed rule). For the past three years, the overwhelming majority of fees have been paid to the USPTO using a payment method other than cash, and PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the costs of handling, safeguarding, auditing, transporting, and depositing of cash payments greatly outweigh the benefits of continuing to accept the cash payment method. While the USPTO will no longer accept the cash payment method on or after November 1, 2017, payments will continue to be accepted in-person and by mail when made by check or money order, credit/debit card, or deposit account. Payment of fees attempted with cash will be refused and returned. More information about all accepted payment methods is available at https:// www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ fees-and-payment/accepted-paymentmethods. Dated: September 25, 2017. Joseph D. Matal, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2017–21194 Filed 10–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No. CFPB–2017–0033] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is requesting to renew the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing information collection, titled, ‘‘Generic Information Collection Plan for Studies of Consumers using Controlled Trials in Field and Economic Laboratory Settings.’’ SUMMARY: Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or before December 4, 2017 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection, OMB Control Number (see below), and docket number (see above), by any of the following methods: • Electronic: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552. DATES: E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 3, 2017 / Notices • Hand Delivery/Courier: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: PRA Office), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002. Please note that comments submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. In general, all comments received will become public records, including any personal information provided. Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers or Social Security numbers, should not be included. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Documentation prepared in support of this information collection request is available at www.regulations.gov. Requests for additional information should be directed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (Attention: PRA Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552, (202) 435–9575, or email: CFPB_PRA@cfpb.gov. Please do not submit comments to this mailbox. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Generic Information Collection Plan for Studies of Consumers using Controlled Trials in Field and Economic Laboratory Settings. OMB Control Number: 3170–0048. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 42,600. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 38,400. Abstract: Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Bureau is tasked with researching, analyzing, and reporting on topics relating to the Bureau’s mission, including developments in markets for consumer financial products and services, consumer awareness, and consumer behavior. The Bureau seeks to renew the OMB approval for a generic information collection plan to collect data from purposive samples through controlled trials in field and economic laboratory settings. This research will be used for developmental and informative purposes in order to increase the Bureau’s understanding of consumer credit markets and household financial decision-making. Basic research projects will be submitted under this clearance. This is a routine request for OMB to renew its approval of the collections of information currently approved under this OMB control number. The Bureau is not proposing any new or revised collections of information pursuant to this request. Request For Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 02, 2017 Jkt 244001 collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the Bureau’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methods and the assumptions used; (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. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: September 27, 2017. Darrin A. King, Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2017–21236 Filed 10–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. TIME AND DATE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD. PLACE: Commission Meeting—Open to the Public STATUS: Briefing Matters: (1) Revision to the Notice of Requirements (NOR) for Prohibition of Children’s Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates— Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; (2) Prohibition of Children’s Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates—Final Rule A live webcast of the Meeting can be viewed at https://www.cpsc.gov/live. MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Rockelle Hammond, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7923. Dated: September 29, 2017. Alberta E. Mills, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–21318 Filed 9–29–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46043 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2017–ICCD–0105] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Progress Reporting Form for the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) Program Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 2, 2017. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2017–ICCD–0105. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 216–44, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact August Martin, 202–245–7410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

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BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION

[Docket No. CFPB-2017-0033]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is requesting to 
renew the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an 
existing information collection, titled, ``Generic Information 
Collection Plan for Studies of Consumers using Controlled Trials in 
Field and Economic Laboratory Settings.''

DATES: Written comments are encouraged and must be received on or 
before December 4, 2017 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the 
information collection, OMB Control Number (see below), and docket 
number (see above), by any of the following methods:
     Electronic: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Attention: PRA 
Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552.

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     Hand Delivery/Courier: Consumer Financial Protection 
Bureau (Attention: PRA Office), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 
20002.
    Please note that comments submitted after the comment period will 
not be accepted. In general, all comments received will become public 
records, including any personal information provided. Sensitive 
personal information, such as account numbers or Social Security 
numbers, should not be included.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Documentation prepared in support of 
this information collection request is available at 
www.regulations.gov. Requests for additional information should be 
directed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (Attention: PRA 
Office), 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552, (202) 435-9575, or 
email: CFPB_PRA@cfpb.gov. Please do not submit comments to this 
mailbox.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title of Collection: Generic Information Collection Plan for 
Studies of Consumers using Controlled Trials in Field and Economic 
Laboratory Settings.
    OMB Control Number: 3170-0048.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 42,600.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 38,400.
    Abstract: Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
Protection Act, the Bureau is tasked with researching, analyzing, and 
reporting on topics relating to the Bureau's mission, including 
developments in markets for consumer financial products and services, 
consumer awareness, and consumer behavior. The Bureau seeks to renew 
the OMB approval for a generic information collection plan to collect 
data from purposive samples through controlled trials in field and 
economic laboratory settings. This research will be used for 
developmental and informative purposes in order to increase the 
Bureau's understanding of consumer credit markets and household 
financial decision-making. Basic research projects will be submitted 
under this clearance. This is a routine request for OMB to renew its 
approval of the collections of information currently approved under 
this OMB control number. The Bureau is not proposing any new or revised 
collections of information pursuant to this request.
    Request For Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Bureau, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the Bureau's estimate of 
the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of 
the methods and the assumptions used; (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. All comments will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: September 27, 2017.
Darrin A. King,
Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Bureau of Consumer Financial 
Protection.
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