Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review, 48496-48497 [2017-22608]

Download as PDF 48496 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 18, 2017 / Notices respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance Division Director, OCTO United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2017–22617 Filed 10–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Substantive Submissions Made During the Prosecution of the Trademark Application 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, Commerce. Title: Substantive Submissions Made During the Prosecution of the Trademark Application. OMB Control Number: 0651–0054. Form Number(s): • PTO 1553 • PTO 1581 • PTO 2194 • PTO 2195 • PTO 2200 • PTO 2202 Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Number of Annual Respondents: 374,972 responses. Average Hours per Response: The USPTO expects that it will take the public approximately 10 to 35 minutes (0.17 to 0.58 hours) to gather the necessary information, create the document, and submit the completed request, depending upon the type of request and the method of submission (electronic or paper). Burden Hours: 101,400.37 hours annually. Cost Burden: $42,650,873.51. Needs and Uses: This collection of information is required by the Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq., which provides for the Federal registration of trademarks, service marks, collective trademarks and service marks, collective membership marks, and certification marks. Individuals and businesses that use or intend to use such marks in commerce may file an application to register their marks with the USPTO. Such individuals and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 244001 businesses may also submit various communications to the USPTO, including providing additional information needed to process a request to delete a particular filing basis from an application or to divide an application identifying multiple goods and/or services into two or more separate applications. Applicants may seek a sixmonth extension of time to file a statement that the mark is in use in commerce or submit a petition to revive an application that abandoned for failure to submit a timely response to an Office action or a timely statement of use or extension request. In some circumstances, an applicant may expressly abandon an application by filing a written request for withdrawal of the application. The rules implementing the Trademark Act are set forth in 37 CFR part 2. The forms in this collection are available in electronic format through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). The information in this collection is a matter of public record and is used by the public for a variety of private business purposes related to establishing and enforcing trademark rights. The information is available at USPTO facilities and can also be accessed at the USPTO Web site. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; not-for-profit institutions; individuals. 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 ‘‘0651–0054 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 Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent on or before November 17, 2017 to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to Nicholas_A._Fraser@ omb.eop.gov, or by fax to 202–395– PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2017–22620 Filed 10–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P 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 (‘‘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 November 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the burden estimate 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 this notice’s publication by either of the following methods. Please identify the comments by ‘‘OMB Control No. 3038– 0059.’’ • By email addressed to: OIRAsubmissions@omb.eop.gov; or • By mail addressed 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. A copy of all comments submitted to OIRA should be sent to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) by either of the following methods. The copies should refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 3038–0059.’’ • By submission through the Commission’s Web site: http:// comments.cftc.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site; • By mail addressed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 18, 2017 / Notices • By hand delivery/courier to: The address listed above for submission by mail. A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of information discussed herein 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. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. If you wish the Commission to consider information that you believe is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, a petition for confidential treatment of the exempt information may be submitted according to the procedures established in § 145.9 of the Commission’s regulations.1 The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to review, prescreen, filter, redact, refuse or remove any or all of your submission from http://www.cftc.gov that it may deem to be inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language. All submissions that have been redacted or removed that contain comments on the merits of the ICR will be retained in the public comment file and will be considered as required under the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Steinberg, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, phone: 202–418– 5102, fax: 202–418–5527, email: dsteinberg@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0059. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Part 41 Relating to Security Futures Products (OMB Control No. 3038–0059). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Section 4d(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘CEA’’), 7 U.S.C. 6d(c), requires the CFTC to consult with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’) and issue such rules, regulations, or orders as are necessary to avoid duplicative or conflicting regulations applicable to firms that are fully registered with the SEC as brokers or dealers and the CFTC as futures commission merchants involving provisions of the CEA that pertain to the treatment of customer funds. The CFTC, jointly with the SEC, issued regulations requiring such dually-registered firms to make choices as to how its customers’ transactions in 1 17 CFR 145.9. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 244001 security futures products will be treated, either as securities transactions held in a securities account or as futures transactions held in a futures account. How an account is treated is important in the unlikely event of the insolvency of the firm. Only securities accounts receive insurance protection under provisions of the Securities Investor Protection Act. By contrast, only futures accounts are subject to the protections provided by the segregation requirements of the CEA. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for the CFTC’s regulations were published on December 30, 1981. See 46 FR 63035 (Dec. 30, 1981). The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on August 4, 2017 (82 FR 36384). The Commission did not receive any comments specifically addressing the 60-Day Notice. Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to average 1.57 hours per response. These estimates include the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: 44. Estimated number of responses: 943. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,482 hours. Frequency of collection: On occasion. There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: October 13, 2017. Robert N. Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–22608 Filed 10–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION Consumer Advisory Board Meeting Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48497 Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), this notice sets forth the announcement of a public meeting of the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB or Board) of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau). The notice also describes the functions of the Board. DATES: The meeting date is Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. eastern standard time. ADDRESSES: The meeting location is the Hilton Tampa Downtown, 211 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Dully, Outreach and Engagement Associate, 202–435–9588, CFPB_ CABandCouncilsEvents@cfpb.gov, Consumer Advisory Board and Councils Office, External Affairs, 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Section 3 of the Charter of the Consumer Advisory Board states that: The purpose of the Board is outlined in section 1014(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act, which states that the Board shall ‘‘advise and consult with the Bureau in the exercise of its functions under the Federal consumer financial laws’’ and ‘‘provide information on emerging practices in the consumer financial products or services industry, including regional trends, concerns, and other relevant information.’’ To carry out the Board’s purpose, the scope of its activities shall include providing information, analysis, and recommendations to the Bureau. The Board will generally serve as a vehicle for market intelligence and expertise for the Bureau. Its objectives will include identifying and assessing the impact on consumers and other market participants of new, emerging, and changing products, practices, or services. II. Agenda The Consumer Advisory Board will discuss Know Before You Owe: Reverse Mortgages, financial well-being, trends and themes, and payday, vehicle title, and certain high-cost installment loans. Written comments will be accepted from interested members of the public and should be sent to CFPB_ CABandCouncilsEvents@cfpb.gov, a minimum of seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. The comments will be provided to the CAB members for consideration. There will also be an opportunity for public comment at the meeting. Persons who need a reasonable accommodation to participate should contact CFPB_504Request@cfpb.gov, E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 18, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48496-48497]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (``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 November 17, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the burden estimate 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 this notice's 
publication by either of the following methods. Please identify the 
comments by ``OMB Control No. 3038-0059.''
     By email addressed to: OIRAsubmissions@omb.eop.gov; or
     By mail addressed 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.
    A copy of all comments submitted to OIRA should be sent to the 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') by 
either of the following methods. The copies should refer to ``OMB 
Control No. 3038-0059.''
     By submission through the Commission's Web site: http://comments.cftc.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting 
comments through the Web site;
     By mail addressed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary 
of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three 
Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; or

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     By hand delivery/courier to: The address listed above for 
submission by mail.
    A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of 
information discussed herein 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. You should submit only information that you wish 
to make available publicly. If you wish the Commission to consider 
information that you believe is exempt from disclosure under the 
Freedom of Information Act, a petition for confidential treatment of 
the exempt information may be submitted according to the procedures 
established in Sec.  145.9 of the Commission's regulations.\1\ The 
Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to review, 
pre-screen, filter, redact, refuse or remove any or all of your 
submission from http://www.cftc.gov that it may deem to be 
inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language. All 
submissions that have been redacted or removed that contain comments on 
the merits of the ICR will be retained in the public comment file and 
will be considered as required under the Administrative Procedure Act 
and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of 
Information Act.
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    \1\ 17 CFR 145.9.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Steinberg, Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission, phone: 202-418-5102, fax: 202-418-5527, email: 
_____________________________________-
dsteinberg@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0059.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Part 41 Relating to Security Futures Products (OMB Control 
No. 3038-0059). This is a request for extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: Section 4d(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA''), 7 
U.S.C. 6d(c), requires the CFTC to consult with the Securities and 
Exchange Commission (``SEC'') and issue such rules, regulations, or 
orders as are necessary to avoid duplicative or conflicting regulations 
applicable to firms that are fully registered with the SEC as brokers 
or dealers and the CFTC as futures commission merchants involving 
provisions of the CEA that pertain to the treatment of customer funds. 
The CFTC, jointly with the SEC, issued regulations requiring such 
dually-registered firms to make choices as to how its customers' 
transactions in security futures products will be treated, either as 
securities transactions held in a securities account or as futures 
transactions held in a futures account. How an account is treated is 
important in the unlikely event of the insolvency of the firm. Only 
securities accounts receive insurance protection under provisions of 
the Securities Investor Protection Act. By contrast, only futures 
accounts are subject to the protections provided by the segregation 
requirements of the CEA.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for the 
CFTC's regulations were published on December 30, 1981. See 46 FR 63035 
(Dec. 30, 1981). The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment 
period soliciting comments on this collection of information was 
published on August 4, 2017 (82 FR 36384). The Commission did not 
receive any comments specifically addressing the 60-Day Notice.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to average 1.57 hours per response. These estimates include 
the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and 
utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, 
validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining 
information and disclosing and providing information; adjust the 
existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and 
requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of 
information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: 44.
    Estimated number of responses: 943.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,482 hours.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: October 13, 2017.
Robert N. Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2017-22608 Filed 10-17-17; 8:45 am]
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