Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Ombudsman Survey, 24294-24295 [2018-11252]

Download as PDF 24294 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 102 / Friday, May 25, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 (e) Activities shall not resume until NMFS is able to review the circumstances of the prohibited take. NMFS shall work with WSDOT to determine what is necessary to minimize the likelihood of further prohibited take and ensure MMPA compliance. WSDOT may not resume their activities until notified by NMFS via letter, email, or telephone. (f) In the event that WSDOT discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead PSO determines that the cause of the injury or death is unknown and the death is relatively recent (i.e., in less than a moderate state of decomposition as described in the next paragraph), WSDOT will immediately report the incident to the Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, and the West Coast Regional Stranding Coordinators. The report must include the same information identified above. Activities may continue while NMFS reviews the circumstances of the incident. NMFS will work with WSDOT to determine whether modifications in the activities are appropriate. (g) In the event that WSDOT discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead PSO determines that the injury or death is not associated with or related to the activities authorized in the IHA (e.g., previously wounded animal, carcass with moderate to advanced decomposition, or scavenger damage), WSDOT shall report the incident to the Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, and the West Coast Regional Stranding Coordinators, within 24 hours of the discovery. WSDOT shall provide photographs or video footage (if available) or other documentation of the stranded animal sighting to NMFS and the Marine Mammal Stranding Network. WSDOT can continue its operations under such a case. 8. This Authorization may be modified, suspended or withdrawn if the holder fails to abide by the conditions prescribed herein or if NMFS determines the authorized taking is having more than a negligible impact on the species or stock of affected marine mammals. 9. A copy of this Authorization must be in the possession of each contractor who performs the construction work at the Colman ferry terminals. Request for Public Comments We request comment on our analyses, the proposed authorization, and any other aspect of this Notice of Proposed IHA for the proposed WSDOT Seattle Multimodal Project at Colman Dock. We also request comment on the potential for renewal of this proposed IHA as described in the paragraph below. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 May 24, 2018 Jkt 241001 Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform our final decision on the request for MMPA authorization. On a case-by-case basis, NMFS may issue a second one-year IHA without additional notice when (1) another year of identical or nearly identical activities as described in the Specified Activities section is planned or (2) the activities would not be completed by the time the IHA expires and a second IHA would allow for completion of the activities beyond that described in the Dates and Duration section, provided all of the following conditions are met: • A request for renewal is received no later than 60 days prior to expiration of the current IHA. • The request for renewal must include the following: (1) An explanation that the activities to be conducted beyond the initial dates either are identical to the previously analyzed activities or include changes so minor (e.g., reduction in pile size) that the changes do not affect the previous analyses, take estimates, or mitigation and monitoring requirements. (2) A preliminary monitoring report showing the results of the required monitoring to date and an explanation showing that the monitoring results do not indicate impacts of a scale or nature not previously analyzed or authorized. Upon review of the request for renewal, the status of the affected species or stocks, and any other pertinent information, NMFS determines that there are no more than minor changes in the activities, the mitigation and monitoring measures remain the same and appropriate, and the original findings remain valid. Dated: May 22, 2018. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–11334 Filed 5–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Ombudsman Survey 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. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. Title: Ombudsman Survey. OMB Control Number: 0651–0078. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular. Number of Respondents: 1,100 responses per year. Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take approximately 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to complete the survey. Burden Hours: 91.67 hours per year. Cost Burden: $0. Needs and Uses: The objectives of the Patents Ombudsman Program are: (1) To facilitate complaint-handling for pro se applicants and applicant’s representatives whose applications have stalled in the examination process; (2) to track complaints to ensure each is handled within ten business days; (3) to provide feedback and early warning alerts to USPTO management regarding training needs based on complaint trends; and (4) to build a database of frequently asked questions accessible to the public that address commonly seen problems and provide effective resolutions. The USPTO Ombudsman survey is a key component in the agency’s evaluation of the program, providing a mechanism to monitor the effectiveness of the program and identify potential opportunities for program enhancement. This survey is being conducted by the USPTO’s Ombudsman Program and will be developed, administered, and summarized by USPTO personnel. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. 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 ‘‘0651–0078 copy request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Marcie Lovett, Director, Records and Information Governance Division, 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 June 25, 2018 to Nicholas A. E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 102 / Friday, May 25, 2018 / Notices 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, Director, Records and Information Governance Division, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2018–11252 Filed 5–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to and deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: The Committee is proposing to add products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Comments must be received on or before: June 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to submit comments contact: Amy B. Jensen, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@ AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503 (a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the products listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. The following products are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Products NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 2940–01–197–7106—Filter Element, Fluid, 4.875’’ Diameter VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 May 24, 2018 Jkt 241001 2940–01–367–7515—Filter Element, Fluid, 5.10’’ D 2940–01–558–7221—Filter Element, Fluid, 3.69’’ D 2910–01–110–8184—Filter Cartridge, Fluid Mandatory for: 100% of the requirement of the Department of Defense. Mandatory Source of Supply: West Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, San Angelo, TX. Contracting Activity: Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime. Distribution: C-List. NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 8115–01–582–9708—Box, Shipping, MultiUse, Grey, 48’’ x 32’’ x 34’’ 8115–01–582–9710—Box, Shipping, MultiUse, Grey, 48’’ x 32’’ x 50’’ 8115–01–582–9711—Box, Shipping, MultiUse, Grey, 48’’ x 40’’ x 36’’ 8115–01–598–2716—Shipping Sleeve, with Drop Panel, Grey, 40’’ x 48’’ x 45’’ 8115–01–598–2717—Shipping Sleeve, with Drop Panel, Grey, 40’’ x 48’’ x 30’’ Mandatory for: Total Government Requirement. Mandatory Source of Supply: South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, Corpus Christi, TX. Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, New York, NY. Distribution: A-List. NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 7350–01–332–2111—Bowl, Paper, Round, 12 oz., Natural Mandatory for: Total Government Requirement. Mandatory Source of Supply: The Lighthouse for the Blind in New Orleans, Inc., New Orleans, LA. Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Fort Worth, TX. Distribution: A-List. NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 7025–00–NIB–0013—PC Keyboard, USB, Black Mandatory for: Total Government Requirement. Mandatory Source of Supply: LC Industries, Inc., Durham, NC. Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, New York, NY. Distribution: A-List. NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 4010–01–250–5428—Assembly, Chain, Single Leg, HEMTT, 12’ L 4010–01–224–9207—Assembly, Chain, Single Leg Mandatory for: 100% of the requirement of the Department of Defense. Mandatory Source of Supply: NewView Oklahoma, Inc., Oklahoma, City, OK. Contracting Activity: Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime. Distribution: C-List. NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 7110–00–NIB–2413—Desk, Standing, Adjustable, Black, 36’’ Mandatory for: Total Government Requirement. Mandatory Source of Supply: Wiscraft, Inc., Milwaukee, WI. Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Philadelphia, PA. Distribution: A-List. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24295 NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 8540–00–291–0389—Towel, Multifold, 3 Panel, Natural 8540–00–NIB–0101—Towel, Multifold, 3 Panel, White Mandatory for: Total Government Requirement. Mandatory Source of Supply: OutlookNebraska, Inc., Omaha, NE. Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, New York, NY. Distribution: A-List. Deletions The following products are proposed for deletion from the Procurement List: Products NSN(s)—Product Name(s): MR 863—Lint Remover, Roller Type Mandatory Source of Supply: Alphapointe, Kansas City, MO. Contracting Activity: Defense Commissary Agency. NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 7530–01–600–2030—Notebook, Stenographer’s, Biobased Bagasse Paper, 6x9″, 80 sheets, Gregg Rule, White Mandatory Source of Supply: The Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind, Little Rock, AR. Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, New York, NY. NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 6532–00–197–8201—Hood, Operating, Surgical, White. Mandatory Source of Supply: Unknown. Contracting Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs, Strategic Acquisition Center. NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 7510–01–545–3765—DAYMAX System, 2017, Calendar Pad, Type I 7510–01–545–3730—DAYMAX System, 2017, Calendar Pad, Type II Mandatory Source of Supply: Anthony Wayne Rehabilitation Ctr for Handicapped and Blind, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN. Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, New York, NY Amy Jensen, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2018–11331 Filed 5–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action deletes products and services from the Procurement List previously furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 102 (Friday, May 25, 2018)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Ombudsman Survey

    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.
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.
    Title: Ombudsman Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0078.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 1,100 responses per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
approximately 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to complete the survey.
    Burden Hours: 91.67 hours per year.
    Cost Burden: $0.
    Needs and Uses: The objectives of the Patents Ombudsman Program 
are: (1) To facilitate complaint-handling for pro se applicants and 
applicant's representatives whose applications have stalled in the 
examination process; (2) to track complaints to ensure each is handled 
within ten business days; (3) to provide feedback and early warning 
alerts to USPTO management regarding training needs based on complaint 
trends; and (4) to build a database of frequently asked questions 
accessible to the public that address commonly seen problems and 
provide effective resolutions. The USPTO Ombudsman survey is a key 
component in the agency's evaluation of the program, providing a 
mechanism to monitor the effectiveness of the program and identify 
potential opportunities for program enhancement. This survey is being 
conducted by the USPTO's Ombudsman Program and will be developed, 
administered, and summarized by USPTO personnel.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: 
[email protected].
    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: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0078 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Director, Records and Information 
Governance Division, 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 June 25, 2018 to Nicholas A.

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Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to [email protected], 
or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. 
Fraser.

Marcie Lovett,
Director, Records and Information Governance Division, Office of the 
Chief Technology Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2018-11252 Filed 5-24-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-16-P