Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License, 9474-9475 [2018-04493]

Download as PDF 9474 Notices Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 44 Tuesday, March 6, 2018 requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. Mojdeh Bahar, Assistant Administrator. Mojdeh Bahar, Assistant Administrator. [FR Doc. 2018–04492 Filed 3–5–18; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2018–04494 Filed 3–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Research Service Agricultural Research Service Agricultural Research Service Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA. AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent. Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oklahoma State University of Stillwater, Oklahoma, an exclusive license to the variety of peanut described in Plant Variety Protection Certificate Number 201500363, ‘‘VENUS’’, issued on June 27, 2017. Comments must be received on or before April 5, 2018. DATES: Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Rm. 4–1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705–5131. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ACTION: Notice of intent. Jkt 244001 Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Mississippi State University of Mississippi State, Mississippi, an exclusive license to the variety of blueberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 15/731,025, ‘‘BLUEBERRY PLANT NAMED ‘GUMBO’,’’ filed on April 7, 2017. SUMMARY: DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 5, 2018. DATES: ADDRESSES: Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Rm. 4–1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705–5131. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Federal Government’s patent rights in this plant variety are assigned to the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. The prospective exclusive license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within thirty (30) days from the date of this published Notice, the Agricultural Research Service receives written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Government’s rights in this plant variety are assigned to the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. The prospective exclusive license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within thirty (30) days from the date of this published Notice, the Agricultural Research Service receives written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Notice of intent. Brian T. Nakanishi of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: 301– 504–5989. Brian T. Nakanishi of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: 301– 504–5989. 21:39 Mar 05, 2018 Agricultural Research Service, USDA. SUMMARY: SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 ACTION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oklahoma State University of Stillwater, Oklahoma, an exclusive license to the variety of peanut described in Plant Variety Protection Certificate Number 201600156, ‘‘LARIAT’’, issued on November 28, 2016. Comments must be received on or before April 5, 2018. Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Rm. 4–1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705–5131. Brian T. Nakanishi of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: 301– 504–5989. The Federal Government’s rights in this plant variety are assigned to the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. The prospective exclusive license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within thirty (30) days from the date of this published Notice, the Agricultural Research Service receives written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / Notices requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Mojdeh Bahar, Assistant Administrator. [FR Doc. 2018–04493 Filed 3–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Boundary and Annexation Survey U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. 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. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before March 7, 2018. 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). You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC– 2018–0002, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions to Robin A. Pennington, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the internet at robin.a.pennington@ census.gov). sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:39 Mar 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 I. Overview The Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) is one of many voluntary geographic partnership programs that collects boundaries to update the U.S. Census Bureau’s geographic database of addresses, streets, and boundaries. The Census Bureau uses its geographic database to link demographic data from surveys and the decennial census to locations and areas, such as cities, school districts, and counties. In order to tabulate statistics by localities, the Census Bureau must have accurate addresses and boundaries. The boundaries collected during the BAS and other geographic programs become bounding features for census blocks, which are the building blocks for all Census Bureau geographic boundaries. While the Census Bureau’s geographic programs differ in requirements, time frame, and participants, the BAS and other geographic programs all follow the same basic process: 1. The Census Bureau invites eligible participants to the program. For the BAS, the Census Bureau invites legal governments. 2. If they elect to participate in the program, participants receive a copy of the boundaries or addresses that the Census Bureau has on file. BAS participants can choose to review and update their boundaries using Geographic Update Partnership Software (GUPS)—which is a free customized mapping software—paper maps, or their own mapping software. 3. Participants return their updates to the Census Bureau. 4. The Census Bureau processes and verifies all submissions for accuracy, and updates its geographic database with boundary or address updates submitted by the participants. 5. The Census Bureau uses the newly updated boundaries and addresses to tabulate statistics. II. Abstract The Census Bureau conducts the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) to collect and maintain information about the inventory of legal boundaries and legal actions affecting the boundaries of: • Counties and equivalent entities. • Federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native federal reservations and off-reservation trust lands. • Incorporated places. • Minor civil divisions (MCDs). • Tribal subdivisions. This information provides an accurate identification of geographic areas for the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9475 Census Bureau to use in conducting the decennial and economic censuses and ongoing surveys, preparing population estimates, and supporting other statistical programs of the Census Bureau and the legislative programs of the federal government. Through the BAS, the Census Bureau asks each government to review materials and verify the accuracy of the information the Census Bureau has on file or submit corrections. The Census Bureau also requests that if necessary, each government update the boundaries, supply information documenting each legal boundary change, and provide changes in the inventory of governments. The BAS allows the Census Bureau to collect accurate boundaries for legal areas, which improves the accuracy of the statistics the Census Bureau tabulates. The Census Bureau uses the BAS results to support a number of programs, including congressional and state legislative redistricting, the decennial census and related preparatory tests, the economic census, and the Special Census Program. The American Community Survey and Population Estimates Program use the legal boundaries updated through the BAS to disseminate survey results and estimates. Numerous federal programs rely on accurate boundaries from the BAS. The U.S. Geological Survey depicts the annual legal boundaries submitted to the BAS on the National Map online. The Department of Housing and Urban Development uses the legal boundaries updated through the BAS to determine jurisdictional eligibility for various grant programs, such as the Community Development Block Grant program. The Department of Agriculture uses legal boundaries updated through the BAS to determine eligibility for various rural housing and economic development programs. Legal Information While the Census Bureau has a national implementation of the BAS, the Census Bureau reviews each state’s laws for inclusion in the BAS materials sent to participants. In addition, if it comes to the Census Bureau’s attention that an area of non-tribal land is in dispute between two or more jurisdictions, the Census Bureau will not make annexations or boundary corrections until all affected parties come to a written agreement, or there is a documented final court decision regarding the matter and/or dispute. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 44 (Tuesday, March 6, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9474-9475]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-04493]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Research Service


Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to 
Oklahoma State University of Stillwater, Oklahoma, an exclusive license 
to the variety of peanut described in Plant Variety Protection 
Certificate Number 201600156, ``LARIAT'', issued on November 28, 2016.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 5, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 
5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Rm. 4-1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-5131.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian T. Nakanishi of the Office of 
Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: 
301-504-5989.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Government's rights in this 
plant variety are assigned to the United States of America, as 
represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. The prospective exclusive 
license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and 
conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive 
license may be granted unless, within thirty (30) days from the date of 
this published Notice, the Agricultural Research Service receives 
written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the 
license would not be consistent with the

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requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.

Mojdeh Bahar,
Assistant Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2018-04493 Filed 3-5-18; 8:45 am]
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