Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Patents External Quality Survey, 16006 [2019-07642]

Download as PDF 16006 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 17, 2019 / Notices amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES period of forty-five days of a continuous session of Congress. During this same period, the Governor of the state in whose waters the sanctuary is partially or entirely located has the opportunity to concurrently review the designation. With this notice, NOAA is initiating a public scoping process to gather information from individuals, organizations, and government agencies on the designation of the Great Lake Ontario area as a national marine sanctuary based on the communitybased nomination of January 2017, especially: (a) The spatial extent of the proposed sanctuary; (b) the location, nature, and value of the resources that would be protected by a sanctuary; (c) the management plan framework most appropriate to the resources in the area; (d) the potential socioeconomic, cultural, and biological impacts of designation; (e) threats to underwater cultural resources within the proposed sanctuary; and (f) potential names for the new sanctuary. IV. Consultation Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act This notice confirms that NOAA will fulfill its responsibility under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) through the ongoing NEPA process, pursuant to 36 CFR 800.8(a) including the use of NEPA documents and public and stakeholder meetings to meet the section 106 requirements. The NHPA specifically applies to any agency undertaking that may affect historic properties. Pursuant to 36 CFR 800.16(1)(1), historic properties includes: ‘‘any prehistoric or historic district, site, building, structure or object included in, or eligible for inclusion in, the National Register of Historic Places maintained by the Secretary of the Interior. The term includes artifacts, records, and remains that are related to and located within such properties. The term includes properties of traditional religious and cultural importance to an Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization and that meet the National Register criteria.’’ In fulfilling its responsibility under the NHPA and NEPA, NOAA intends to identify consulting parties; identify historic properties and assess the effects of the undertaking on such properties; initiate formal consultation with the State Historic Preservation Officer, the Advisory Council of Historic Preservation, federally-recognized tribes, and other consulting parties; VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:23 Apr 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 involve the public in accordance with NOAA’s NEPA procedures, and develop in consultation with identified consulting parties alternatives and proposed measures that might avoid, minimize or mitigate any adverse effects on historic properties and describe them in any environmental assessment or draft environmental impact statement. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq. Dated: April 12, 2019. John Armor, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. [FR Doc. 2019–07678 Filed 4–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Patents External Quality Survey The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 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 (USPTO). Title: Patents External Quality Survey. OMB Control Number: 0651–0057. Form Number(s): • No forms associated. Type of Request: Regular collection renewal. Number of Respondents: 2,500. Average Minutes per Response: USPTO estimates that it will take the public 10 minutes (.17 hours) to gather the necessary information, prepare, and submit the requirements in this collection. Burden Hours: 416.67. Cost Burden: $0. Needs and Uses: Individuals who work at firms that file more than six patent applications a year use the Patents External Quality Survey to provide the USPTO with their perceptions of examination quality. The USPTO uses the feedback gathered from the survey to assist them in targeting key areas for examination quality improvement and to identify important areas for examiner training. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofits; and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: Semi-annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: Nicholas_A._Fraser@ omb.eop.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 ‘‘0651–0057 copy request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Marcie Lovett, Chief, Records and Information Governance Branch, Office of the Chief Adminstrative 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 May 17, 2019 to Nicholas A. 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, Chief, Records and Information Governance Branch, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, USPTO. [FR Doc. 2019–07642 Filed 4–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. PLACE: CFTC Headquarters, Lobby-Level Hearing Room, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC. STATUS: Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CFTC’’) will hold this meeting to consider the following matters: • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Amendments to Commission Regulations on Certain Swap Data Repository and Swap Data Reporting Requirements; • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Amendments to Derivatives Clearing Organization General Provisions and Core Principles; • Comparability Determination for the United Kingdom: Certain Requirements Applicable to Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants under U.K. Law following a No-Deal Brexit; • Final Rule Amending Commission Regulations to Conform to FAST Act TIME AND DATE: E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 74 (Wednesday, April 17, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 16006]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-07642]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Patent and Trademark Office


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Patents External 
Quality Survey

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 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 (USPTO).
    Title: Patents External Quality Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0057.
    Form Number(s):
     No forms associated.
    Type of Request: Regular collection renewal.
    Number of Respondents: 2,500.
    Average Minutes per Response: USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public 10 minutes (.17 hours) to gather the necessary information, 
prepare, and submit the requirements in this collection.
    Burden Hours: 416.67.
    Cost Burden: $0.
    Needs and Uses: Individuals who work at firms that file more than 
six patent applications a year use the Patents External Quality Survey 
to provide the USPTO with their perceptions of examination quality. The 
USPTO uses the feedback gathered from the survey to assist them in 
targeting key areas for examination quality improvement and to identify 
important areas for examiner training.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; and not-for-profit institutions.
    Frequency: Semi-annually.
    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-
0057 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Chief, Records and Information 
Governance Branch, Office of the Chief Adminstrative 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 May 17, 2019 to Nicholas A. 
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,
Chief, Records and Information Governance Branch, Office of the Chief 
Administrative Officer, USPTO.
[FR Doc. 2019-07642 Filed 4-16-19; 8:45 am]
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