Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Legal Processes, 65373-65374 [2019-25747]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / Notices Indian Tribes of Alaska, representatives indicated that the primary concern with construction activities in Statter Harbor was impacts to herring fisheries, not marine mammals. As stated above, impacts to fish from the planned project are expected to be localized and temporary, so are not likely to impact herring fisheries. If any tribes express concerns regarding project impacts to subsistence hunting of marine mammals, further communication between will take place, including provision of any project information, and clarification of any mitigation and minimization measures that may reduce potential impacts to marine mammals. Based on the description of the specified activity, the measures described to minimize adverse effects on the availability of marine mammals for subsistence purposes, and the required mitigation and monitoring measures, NMFS has determined that there will not be an unmitigable adverse impact on subsistence uses from Mr. Erickson’s planned activities. Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that each Federal agency insure that any action it authorizes, funds, or carries out is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat. To ensure ESA compliance for the issuance of IHAs, NMFS consults internally, in this case with the Alaska Regional Office, whenever we propose to authorize take for endangered or threatened species. NMFS Alaska Region issued a Biological Opinion to NMFS Office of Protected Resources on November 15, 2019, which concluded the issuance of an IHA to Mr. Erickson is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of wDPS Steller sea lions or Mexico DPS humpback whales or adversely modify critical habitat. National Environmental Policy Act To comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 216–6A, NMFS must review our action (i.e., the issuance of an incidental harassment authorization) with respect to potential impacts on the human environment. This action is consistent with categories of activities identified in Categorical Exclusion B4 (incidental harassment authorizations with no anticipated serious injury or mortality) VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 of the Companion Manual for NOAA Administrative Order 216–6A, which do not individually or cumulatively have the potential for significant impacts on the quality of the human environment and for which we have not identified any extraordinary circumstances that would preclude this categorical exclusion. Accordingly, NMFS has determined that the issuance of the IHA qualifies to be categorically excluded from further NEPA review. Authorization NMFS has issued an IHA to Mr. Erickson for conducting pile installation and removal activities at the Erickson Residence between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. Dated: November 21, 2019. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–25688 Filed 11–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Legal Processes 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 of 1995. Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, (USPTO). Title: Legal Processes. OMB Control Number: 0651–0046. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Extension of an existing information collection. Number of Respondents: 309 responses per year. The USPTO estimates that approximately 10% of these responses will be from small entities. Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public from 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to 6 hours to prepare a single item in this collection, including gathering the necessary information, preparing the appropriate documents, and submitting the information required for this collection. Burden Hours: 132 hours. Cost Burden (non-hourly): $7,621. This cost burden includes filing fees PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65373 associated with the petition to waive or suspend the legal process rules under 37 CFR 104.3 and postage costs associated with the items in the collection. Needs and Uses: The purpose of this collection is to cover information requirements related to civil actions and claims involving current and former employees of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The rules for these legal processes may be found under 37 CFR part 104, which outlines procedures for service of process, demands for employee testimony and production of documents in legal proceedings, reports of unauthorized testimony, employee indemnification, and filing claims against the USPTO under the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. 2672) and the corresponding Department of Justice regulations (28 CFR part 14). The public may also petition the USPTO Office of General Counsel under 37 CFR 104.3 to waive or suspend these rules in extraordinary cases. There are no forms provided by the USPTO for this collection. For filing claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, the public may use Standard Form 95 ‘‘Claim for Damage, Injury, or Death,’’ which is provided by the Department of Justice and approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB Control Number 1105–0008. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofits; not-for-profit institutions; and the Federal Government. 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 ‘‘0651–0046 information request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance Branch, Office of the Chief Administration 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 December 27, 2019 to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov, or E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 65374 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / Notices by fax to 202–395–5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. Fraser. Marcie Lovett, Director, Records and Information Governance Branch, OAS, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2019–25747 Filed 11–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Day of Service Application Instructions; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled Day of Service Application Instructions for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by December 27, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this Notice to the Attention: CNCS Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Provide written comments within 30 days of Notice publication. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Sara Fry, at 202–815–4982 or by email to sfry@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions; SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Propose 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. Comments A 60-day Notice requesting public comment was published in the Federal Register on August 29, 2019 at Vol. 84 page 45471. This comment period ended October 28, 2019. One public comment, which was not applicable to the Notice’s content, was received. Title of Collection: Day of Service Application Instructions. OMB Control Number: 3045–0180. Type of Review: Renewal. Respondents/Affected Public: Nonprofit Organizations. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 70. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,260. Abstract: This information collection seeks feedback on CNCS’s Day of Service Application Instructions for future Day of Service grant competitions after the expiration of the current Application Instructions. CNCS also seeks to continue using the currently approved information collection until the revised information collection is approved by OMB. The currently approved information collection is due to expire on December 31, 2019. Dated: November 20, 2019. Sara Fry, Days of Service Program Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–25751 Filed 11–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2019–ICCD–0124] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Accrediting Agencies Reporting Activities for Institutions and Programs—Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institution and Programs (DAPIP) Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 27, 2019. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2019–ICCD–0124. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W–208D, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Herman Bounds, 202–453–6128. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 27, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Legal Processes

    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 of 1995.
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, (USPTO).
    Title: Legal Processes.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0046.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Extension of an existing information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 309 responses per year. The USPTO estimates 
that approximately 10% of these responses will be from small entities.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public from 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to 6 hours to prepare a single 
item in this collection, including gathering the necessary information, 
preparing the appropriate documents, and submitting the information 
required for this collection.
    Burden Hours: 132 hours.
    Cost Burden (non-hourly): $7,621. This cost burden includes filing 
fees associated with the petition to waive or suspend the legal process 
rules under 37 CFR 104.3 and postage costs associated with the items in 
the collection.
    Needs and Uses: The purpose of this collection is to cover 
information requirements related to civil actions and claims involving 
current and former employees of the United States Patent and Trademark 
Office (USPTO). The rules for these legal processes may be found under 
37 CFR part 104, which outlines procedures for service of process, 
demands for employee testimony and production of documents in legal 
proceedings, reports of unauthorized testimony, employee 
indemnification, and filing claims against the USPTO under the Federal 
Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. 2672) and the corresponding Department of 
Justice regulations (28 CFR part 14). The public may also petition the 
USPTO Office of General Counsel under 37 CFR 104.3 to waive or suspend 
these rules in extraordinary cases.
    There are no forms provided by the USPTO for this collection. For 
filing claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, the public may use 
Standard Form 95 ``Claim for Damage, Injury, or Death,'' which is 
provided by the Department of Justice and approved by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB Control Number 1105-0008.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; not-for-profit institutions; and the Federal Government.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.
    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-
0046 information request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance 
Branch, Office of the Chief Administration 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 December 27, 2019 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to [email protected], 
or

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by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. Fraser.

Marcie Lovett,
Director, Records and Information Governance Branch, OAS, Office of the 
Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark 
Office.
[FR Doc. 2019-25747 Filed 11-26-19; 8:45 am]
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