Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License, 2150-2151 [2019-01226]

Download as PDF 2150 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices reducing or eliminating duplicative vetting. Agency Officials Exchanging Best Practices Regarding Partnerships An online forum could be structured to allow agency officials to exchange best practices on any number of topics involving partnerships, such as how to: • Initiate or create a partnership in a manner that is consistent with ethical requirements, • Evaluate the success of partnerships, • Structure an internal vetting process (for example, whether there should be a central vetting unit, or whether vetting should be carried out office by office), • Develop internal processes to reduce duplication in vetting, and • Resolve complex legal issues encountered during the lifecycle of partnerships. The forum could also allow agency officials to exchange resources with one another, including sample MOUs and MOAs, and checklists or worksheets that agencies use when vetting potential private-sector partners or structuring partnerships. Additionally, while taking into consideration relevant laws and protections regarding privacy, ethics, and other restrictions on disclosure of personally identifiable information, agencies can consider sharing notes about specific private-sector entities that have been vetted. These notes may help reduce external duplication by allowing agencies to see the results of other agencies’ vetting of specific entities. MAX.gov, a website established by the Office of Management and Budget in 2007, can offer such a forum. The website can be accessed only by those with a federal government email address. An agency could set up an interagency partnership group on MAX.gov that would allow agency officials to exchange best practices with respect to partnerships and share resources. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Recommendation 1. All agencies that are considering, or are currently participating in, a publicprivate partnership (partnership) should distribute the Guide to Legal Issues Involved in Public-Private Partnerships at the Federal Level (Guide) (available at https://www.acus.gov/report/guidelegal-issues-involved-public-privatepartnerships-federal-level-final-12-62018) to attorneys in their general counsels’ offices, or other central legal offices, and should distribute it to partnership staff throughout the agency. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 2. The Office of the Chairman of the Administrative Conference should create a group on MAX.gov titled ‘‘Strategies for Developing and Managing Successful Partnerships.’’ The group should be structured to allow agency officials to exchange best practices with one another regarding partnerships. It should also allow agency officials to share resources, including sample memoranda of understanding or agreement, and checklists or worksheets that agency officials use when vetting potential private-sector partners. 3. All agencies that are considering, or are currently participating in, a partnership should encourage staff responsible for partnership efforts to join the MAX.gov group and actively participate in the discussion topics and uploading of resources. Participation should be consistent with protections regarding privacy, ethics, and other restrictions on disclosure of personally identifiable information and should be undertaken in consultation with the agency’s general counsel’s office or other designated legal office. [FR Doc. 2019–01284 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6110–01–P 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 requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. Mojdeh Bahar, Assistant Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–01220 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Research Service Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Golden Valley Organics, Inc. dba BioWest Ag Solutions of Nampa, Idaho, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 9,578,884, ‘‘PSEUDOMONAS SPECIES HAVING WEEDSUPPRESSIVE ACTIVITY AND BENIGN SOIL SURVIVAL TRAITS FOR ANNUAL GRASS WEED MANAGEMENT’’, issued on February 28, 2017. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 8, 2019. 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 patent rights in this invention are assigned to the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. It is in the public interest to so license this invention as Golden Valley Organics, Inc. dba BioWest Ag Solutions of Nampa, Idaho has submitted a complete and sufficient application for a license. The prospective exclusive license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Research Service Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of blackberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 15/998,301, ‘‘BLACKBERRY PLANT NAMED ‘TWILIGHT’’’, filed on August 2, 2018. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 8, 2019. 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 patent rights in this plant variety are assigned to the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices 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 requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Mojdeh Bahar, Assistant Administrator. National Agricultural Statistics Service [FR Doc. 2019–01226 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 February 1, 2019. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. Comments are requested regarding: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by March 8, 2019. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 Title: Stocks Reports. OMB Control Number: 0535–0007. Summary of Collection: The primary function of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to prepare and issue current official State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, stocks, disposition, and prices. As part of this function, estimates are made for stocks of off-farm grains and oilseeds, potatoes, peanuts, hops, and rice. Grain and oilseed stocks in all positions (on-farm and off-farm) are estimated quarterly. Grain stock estimates are one of the most important NASS estimates, which are watched closely by growers and industry groups. General authority for data collection is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204. The Hop Growers of America provides the data collection for much of the production information because of sensitivity issues an impartial third party, NASS, collects stocks and price information. Need and Use of the Information: NASS collects information to administer farm program legislation and make decisions relative to the export-import programs. Estimates of stocks provide essential statistics on supplies and contribute to orderly marketing. Farmers and agribusiness firms use these estimates in their production and marketing decisions. Collecting this information less frequently would eliminate data needed by the government, and industry and farmers to keep abreast of changes at the State and national level. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 6,590. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Monthly; Quarterly; Semi-annually; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 5,230. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–01305 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2151 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 1, 2019. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. Comments are requested regarding: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by March 8, 2019. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. National Agricultural Statistics Service Title: List Sampling Frame Survey OMB Control Number: 0535–0140 Summary of Collection: General authority for these data collection activities is granted under U.S. Code E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 25 (Wednesday, February 6, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2150-2151]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-01226]


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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 Golden 
Valley Organics, Inc. dba BioWest Ag Solutions of Nampa, Idaho, an 
exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 9,578,884, ``PSEUDOMONAS SPECIES 
HAVING WEED-SUPPRESSIVE ACTIVITY AND BENIGN SOIL SURVIVAL TRAITS FOR 
ANNUAL GRASS WEED MANAGEMENT'', issued on February 28, 2017.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 8, 2019.

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 patent rights in 
this invention are assigned to the United States of America, as 
represented by the Secretary of Agriculture. It is in the public 
interest to so license this invention as Golden Valley Organics, Inc. 
dba BioWest Ag Solutions of Nampa, Idaho has submitted a complete and 
sufficient application for a license. The prospective exclusive license 
will be royalty-bearing and will comply with

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

Mojdeh Bahar,
Assistant Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2019-01226 Filed 2-5-19; 8:45 am]
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