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Download as PDF 37436 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 120 / Monday, June 22, 2020 / Notices enhanced their professional abilities and future job performance, and developed their own nation’s intellectual property program. All the surveys have updated questions and answer options. The GIPA surveys are voluntary surveys and will be kept private, to the extent provided by law. The USPTO does not intend to collect any personally identifying data from the participants and intends to maintain the contact information for the participants in a separate file for the quantitative data. II. Method of Collection Items in this information collection may be submitted via online electronic submissions, and occasional in-person surveys. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0651–0065. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Federal Government (Foreign Government). Estimated Number of Respondents: 750 respondents per year. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the public approximately 15 minutes (0.25 hours) to complete the surveys in this information collection. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, respond to the survey, and submit it to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 188 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $15,512. TABLE 1—TOTAL HOURLY BURDEN FOR FOREIGN GOVERNMENT RESPONDENTS Item No. 1 ............. 2 ............. 3 ............. Item Estimated annual responses Estimated time for response (hours) Estimated annual burden hours Rate 1 ($/hr) Estimated annual burden (b) (a) (a) × (b) = (c) (d) (c) × (d) = (e) Overseas-Program Survey ............................. Post-Program Survey ...................................... Alumni Survey ................................................. 225 150 375 0.25 0.25 0.25 56 38 94 $82.51 82.51 82.51 $4,621 3,135 7,756 Totals .............................................................. 750 ........................ 188 ........................ 15,512 1 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupation Employment Statistics wage 23–1021. https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes231021.htm. The hourly rate is $63.47 which results in a fully burdened rate of $82.51 (salary plus 30% for estimated overhead and benefits). Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Respondent Cost Burden: $0 per year. There are no maintenance, operation, capital start-up, postage, or recordkeeping costs associated with this information collection. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. IV. Request for Comments The USPTO is soliciting public comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) 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 used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. All comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. USPTO will include or summarize each comment in the request VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Jun 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 to OMB to approve this information collection. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in a comment, you should be aware that the entire comment— including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public view, USPTO cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. Kimberly Hardy, Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2020–13292 Filed 6–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DENALI COMMISSION Denali Commission Fiscal Year 2021 Draft Work Plan Denali Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Denali Commission (Commission) is an independent Federal agency based on an innovative Federalstate partnership designed to provide critical utilities, infrastructure and support for economic development and training in Alaska by delivering Federal services in the most cost-effective SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 manner possible. The Commission is required to develop an annual work plan for future spending which will be published in the Federal Register, providing an opportunity for a 30-day period of public review and written comment. This Federal Register notice serves to announce the 30-day opportunity for public comment on the Denali Commission Draft Work Plan for Federal Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021). DATES: Comments and related material to be received by July 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Denali Commission, Attention: Elinda Hetami, 510 L Street, Suite 410, Anchorage, AK 99501. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elinda Hetami, Denali Commission, 510 L Street, Suite 410, Anchorage, AK 99501. Telephone: (907) 271–3415. Email: ehetemi@denali.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Denali Commission’s mission is to partner with tribal, Federal, state, and local governments and collaborate with all Alaskans to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government services, to build and ensure the operation and maintenance of Alaska’s basic infrastructure, and to develop a well-trained labor force employed in a diversified and sustainable economy. By creating the Commission, Congress mandated that all parties involved partner together to find new and E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 37437 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 120 / Monday, June 22, 2020 / Notices innovative solutions to the unique infrastructure and economic development challenges in America’s most remote communities. Pursuant to the Denali Commission Act, the Commission determines its own basic operating principles and funding criteria on an annual Federal fiscal year (October 1 to September 30) basis. The Commission outlines these priorities and funding recommendations in an annual work plan. The FY 2021 Work Plan was developed in the following manner. • A workgroup comprised of Denali Commissioners and Commission staff developed a preliminary draft work plan. • The preliminary draft work plan was published on Denali.gov for review by the public in advance of public testimony. • A public hearing was held to record public comments and recommendations on the preliminary draft work plan. • Written comments on the preliminary draft work plan were accepted for another ten days after the public hearing. • All public hearing comments and written comments were provided to Commissioners for their review and consideration. • Commissioners discussed the preliminary draft work plan in a public meeting and then voted on the work plan during the meeting. • The Commissioners forwarded their recommended work plan to the Federal Co-Chair, who then prepared the draft work plan for publication in the Federal Register providing a 30-day period for public review and written comment. During this time, the draft work plan will also be disseminated to Commission program partners including, but not limited to, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Agriculture—Rural Utilities Service (USDA/RUS), and the State of Alaska. • At the conclusion of the Federal Register Public comment period Commission staff provides the Federal Co-Chair with a summary of public comments and recommendations, if any, on the draft work plan. • If no revisions are made to the draft, the Federal Co-Chair provides notice of approval of the work plan to the Commissioners, and forwards the work plan to the Secretary of Commerce for approval; or, if there are revisions the Federal Co-Chair provides notice of modifications to the Commissioners for their consideration and approval, and upon receipt of approval from Commissioners, forwards the work plan to the Secretary of Commerce for approval. • The Secretary of Commerce approves the work plan. • The Federal Co-Chair then approves grants and contracts based upon the approved work plan. FY 2021 Appropriations Summary The Commission has historically received Federal funding from several sources. The two primary sources at this time include the Energy & Water Appropriation Bill (‘‘base’’ or ‘‘discretionary’’ funds) and an annual allocation from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Liability (TAPL) fund. The proposed FY 2021 Work Plan assumes the Commission will receive $15,000,000 of base funds, which is the amount referenced in the reauthorization of the Commission passed by Congress in 2016 (ref: Pub. L. 114–322), and a $2,917,000 TAPL allocation based on discussions with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Approximately $4,000,000 of the base funds will be used for administrative expenses and non-project program support, leaving $11,000,000 available for program activities. The total base funding shown in the Work Plan also includes an amount typically available from project closeouts and other de-obligations that occur in any given year. Approximately $117,000 of the TAPL funds will be utilized for administrative expenses and non-project program support, leaving $2,800,000 available for program activities. Absent any new specific direction or limitations provided by Congress in the current Energy & Water Appropriations Bill, these funding sources are governed by the following general principles, either by statute or by language in the Work Plan itself: • Funds from the Energy & Water Appropriation are eligible for use in all programs. • TAPL funds can only be used for bulk fuel related projects and activities. • Appropriated funds may be reduced due to Congressional action, rescissions by OMB, and other Federal agency actions. • All Energy & Water and TAPL investment amounts identified in the work plan, are ‘‘up to’’ amounts, and may be reassigned to other programs included in the current year work plan, if they are not fully expended in a program component area or a specific project. • Energy & Water and TAPL funds set aside for administrative expenses that subsequently become available, may be used for program activities included in the current year work plan. DENALI COMMISSION FY 2021 FUNDING SUMMARY Energy & Water Funds: FY 2021 Energy & Water Appropriation 1 ................................... $11,000,000 Subtotal ................................ 11,000,000 TAPL Funds: FY 2021 Annual Allocation .......... 2,800,000 Grand Total .......................... 13,800,000 Notes: 1 If the final appropriation is less than $15 million the Federal Co-Chair shall reduce investments to balance the FY 2021 Work Plan. Base Energy Reliability and Security: Diesel Power Plants and Interties ........................................................................................ Wind, Hydro, Biomass, Other Proven Renewables and Emerging Technologies ............... Audits, TA, & Community Energy Efficiency Improvements ................................................ RPSU Maintenance and Improvement Projects .................................................................. Subtotal ......................................................................................................................... Bulk Fuel Safety and Security: New/Refurbished Facilities ................................................................................................... Maintenance and Improvement Projects .............................................................................. Subtotal ......................................................................................................................... Village Infrastructure Protection .................................................................................................. Transportation .............................................................................................................................. Sanitation: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Jun 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 TAPL Total $2,900,000 750,000 375,000 900,000 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ $2,900,000 750,000 375,000 900,000 4,925,000 ........................ 4,925,000 ........................ ........................ 1,500,000 700,000 1,500,000 700,000 0 500,000 1,000,000 2,200,000 ........................ ........................ 2,200,000 500,000 1,000,000 E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 37438 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 120 / Monday, June 22, 2020 / Notices Base TAPL Total Village Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste ....................................................................... 1,500,000 ........................ 1,500,000 Subtotal ......................................................................................................................... Health Facilities ........................................................................................................................... Housing ........................................................................................................................................ Broadband ................................................................................................................................... Workforce Development: Energy and Bulk Fuel ........................................................................................................... Other ..................................................................................................................................... 1,500,000 750,000 500,000 750,000 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,500,000 750,000 500,000 750,000 375,000 700,000 600,000 ........................ 975,000 700,000 Subtotal ......................................................................................................................... 1,075,000 600,000 1,675,000 Totals ...................................................................................................................... 11,000,000 2,800,000 13,800,000 Dated: June 3, 2020. John Torgerson, Interim Federal Co-Chair. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. [FR Doc. 2020–13393 Filed 6–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3300–01–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Full Text of Announcement DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION I. Funding Opportunity Description Applications for New Awards; Out-ofSchool Time Career Pathway Program Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications from State educational agencies (SEAs) as the lead applicant and fiscal agent of a partnership for an Out-of-School Time Career Pathway program under the national activities authority in the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.287D. DATES: Applications Available: June 22, 2020. Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: July 22, 2020. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: September 21, 2020. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: November 19, 2020. ADDRESSES: For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 13, 2019 (84 FR 3768), and available at www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-201902-13/pdf/2019-02206.pdf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Shackel, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3W111, LBJ, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 453–6423. Email: 21stCCLCcompetition@ed.gov. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Jun 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 Purpose of Program: Consistent with the purposes of the 21st CCLC program, the Out-of-School Time Career Pathway program will make grants to SEAs that, in partnership with eligible entities (as defined in section 4201(b)(3) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA)) in the State, will provide students expanded options to participate in a career pathway (as defined in this notice) program, outside regular school hours or as part of an expanded learning program,1 that leads to a recognized postsecondary credential, such as an industry-recognized certification or a certification of completion of an apprenticeship in an in-demand industry sector or occupation. Such program should be aligned with an existing program of study (as defined in this notice) for students so that inschool and out-of-school time activities complement each other and maximize student preparedness for postsecondary education or a career. An SEA must propose to use grant funds to support an existing partnership or a partnership that has been formed during the application period and will continue to exist if awarded this grant funding. The partnership must consist of the SEA as the lead applicant and fiscal agent, a currently funded 21st CCLC subgrantee 1 An Out-of-School Time Career Pathway program may operate during the regular school day as part of an expanded learning program if the State determines that the statutory requirements in ESEA section 4204(a)(2) for 21st CCLC expanded learning program activities are met, including the requirement that such activities supplement but do not supplant regular school day requirements. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (i.e., funded as of the application closing date for the competition outlined in this notice), and an employer in an indemand industry sector or occupation. Although not required, the SEA may want the partnership to include an institution of higher education (IHE) when developing a student progression along a career pathway continuum, in addition to an employer in an indemand industry sector or occupation and a 21st CCLC program subgrantee. The goal of this partnership must be to serve students by expanding existing, or building new, career pathway programs. In addition, the partnership must disseminate information about its grant activities to a national audience that includes, but is not limited to, 21st CCLC program coordinators. Background: In June 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13801, ‘‘Expanding Apprenticeships in America,’’ calling for both a new emphasis on Federal support for apprenticeships and broader efforts to improve workforce preparation that will help students obtain the skills necessary to secure high-paying jobs in today’s workforce. The President’s National Council for the American Worker was also established to raise awareness of the skills gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including computer science; help expand apprenticeships; and encourage investment in worker education. The 21st CCLC program supports efforts to establish or expand opportunities for academic enrichment and other activities, including career and technical education programs and internship or apprenticeship programs linked to in-demand industry sectors or occupations for high school students that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students. Subgrantees under the 21st CCLC program provide services to students primarily during non-school hours and are ideally positioned to support expanded access to career pathway E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1

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DENALI COMMISSION


Denali Commission Fiscal Year 2021 Draft Work Plan

AGENCY: Denali Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Denali Commission (Commission) is an independent Federal 
agency based on an innovative Federal-state partnership designed to 
provide critical utilities, infrastructure and support for economic 
development and training in Alaska by delivering Federal services in 
the most cost-effective manner possible. The Commission is required to 
develop an annual work plan for future spending which will be published 
in the Federal Register, providing an opportunity for a 30-day period 
of public review and written comment. This Federal Register notice 
serves to announce the 30-day opportunity for public comment on the 
Denali Commission Draft Work Plan for Federal Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 
2021).

DATES: Comments and related material to be received by July 31, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Denali Commission, Attention: Elinda 
Hetami, 510 L Street, Suite 410, Anchorage, AK 99501.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elinda Hetami, Denali Commission, 510 
L Street, Suite 410, Anchorage, AK 99501. Telephone: (907) 271-3415. 
Email: [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Denali Commission's mission 
is to partner with tribal, Federal, state, and local governments and 
collaborate with all Alaskans to improve the effectiveness and 
efficiency of government services, to build and ensure the operation 
and maintenance of Alaska's basic infrastructure, and to develop a 
well-trained labor force employed in a diversified and sustainable 
economy.
    By creating the Commission, Congress mandated that all parties 
involved partner together to find new and

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innovative solutions to the unique infrastructure and economic 
development challenges in America's most remote communities. Pursuant 
to the Denali Commission Act, the Commission determines its own basic 
operating principles and funding criteria on an annual Federal fiscal 
year (October 1 to September 30) basis. The Commission outlines these 
priorities and funding recommendations in an annual work plan. The FY 
2021 Work Plan was developed in the following manner.
     A workgroup comprised of Denali Commissioners and 
Commission staff developed a preliminary draft work plan.
     The preliminary draft work plan was published on 
Denali.gov for review by the public in advance of public testimony.
     A public hearing was held to record public comments and 
recommendations on the preliminary draft work plan.
     Written comments on the preliminary draft work plan were 
accepted for another ten days after the public hearing.
     All public hearing comments and written comments were 
provided to Commissioners for their review and consideration.
     Commissioners discussed the preliminary draft work plan in 
a public meeting and then voted on the work plan during the meeting.
     The Commissioners forwarded their recommended work plan to 
the Federal Co-Chair, who then prepared the draft work plan for 
publication in the Federal Register providing a 30-day period for 
public review and written comment. During this time, the draft work 
plan will also be disseminated to Commission program partners 
including, but not limited to, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the 
Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Agriculture--
Rural Utilities Service (USDA/RUS), and the State of Alaska.
     At the conclusion of the Federal Register Public comment 
period Commission staff provides the Federal Co-Chair with a summary of 
public comments and recommendations, if any, on the draft work plan.
     If no revisions are made to the draft, the Federal Co-
Chair provides notice of approval of the work plan to the 
Commissioners, and forwards the work plan to the Secretary of Commerce 
for approval; or, if there are revisions the Federal Co-Chair provides 
notice of modifications to the Commissioners for their consideration 
and approval, and upon receipt of approval from Commissioners, forwards 
the work plan to the Secretary of Commerce for approval.
     The Secretary of Commerce approves the work plan.
     The Federal Co-Chair then approves grants and contracts 
based upon the approved work plan.

FY 2021 Appropriations Summary

    The Commission has historically received Federal funding from 
several sources. The two primary sources at this time include the 
Energy & Water Appropriation Bill (``base'' or ``discretionary'' funds) 
and an annual allocation from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Liability 
(TAPL) fund. The proposed FY 2021 Work Plan assumes the Commission will 
receive $15,000,000 of base funds, which is the amount referenced in 
the reauthorization of the Commission passed by Congress in 2016 (ref: 
Pub. L. 114-322), and a $2,917,000 TAPL allocation based on discussions 
with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Approximately 
$4,000,000 of the base funds will be used for administrative expenses 
and non-project program support, leaving $11,000,000 available for 
program activities. The total base funding shown in the Work Plan also 
includes an amount typically available from project closeouts and other 
de-obligations that occur in any given year. Approximately $117,000 of 
the TAPL funds will be utilized for administrative expenses and non-
project program support, leaving $2,800,000 available for program 
activities. Absent any new specific direction or limitations provided 
by Congress in the current Energy & Water Appropriations Bill, these 
funding sources are governed by the following general principles, 
either by statute or by language in the Work Plan itself:
     Funds from the Energy & Water Appropriation are eligible 
for use in all programs.
     TAPL funds can only be used for bulk fuel related projects 
and activities.
     Appropriated funds may be reduced due to Congressional 
action, rescissions by OMB, and other Federal agency actions.
     All Energy & Water and TAPL investment amounts identified 
in the work plan, are ``up to'' amounts, and may be reassigned to other 
programs included in the current year work plan, if they are not fully 
expended in a program component area or a specific project.
     Energy & Water and TAPL funds set aside for administrative 
expenses that subsequently become available, may be used for program 
activities included in the current year work plan.

                Denali Commission FY 2021 Funding Summary
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                                                           Available for
                         Source                               program
                                                            activities
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Energy & Water Funds:
  FY 2021 Energy & Water Appropriation \1\..............     $11,000,000
                                                         ---------------
      Subtotal..........................................      11,000,000
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TAPL Funds:
  FY 2021 Annual Allocation.............................       2,800,000
                                                         ---------------
      Grand Total.......................................      13,800,000
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Notes:
\1\ If the final appropriation is less than $15 million the Federal Co-
  Chair shall reduce investments to balance the FY 2021 Work Plan.


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                                                                       Base            TAPL            Total
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Energy Reliability and Security:
    Diesel Power Plants and Interties...........................      $2,900,000  ..............      $2,900,000
    Wind, Hydro, Biomass, Other Proven Renewables and Emerging           750,000  ..............         750,000
     Technologies...............................................
    Audits, TA, & Community Energy Efficiency Improvements......         375,000  ..............         375,000
    RPSU Maintenance and Improvement Projects...................         900,000  ..............         900,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        Subtotal................................................       4,925,000  ..............       4,925,000
Bulk Fuel Safety and Security:
    New/Refurbished Facilities..................................  ..............       1,500,000       1,500,000
    Maintenance and Improvement Projects........................  ..............         700,000         700,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        Subtotal................................................               0       2,200,000       2,200,000
Village Infrastructure Protection...............................         500,000  ..............         500,000
Transportation..................................................       1,000,000  ..............       1,000,000
Sanitation:

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    Village Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste...................       1,500,000  ..............       1,500,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        Subtotal................................................       1,500,000  ..............       1,500,000
Health Facilities...............................................         750,000  ..............         750,000
Housing.........................................................         500,000  ..............         500,000
Broadband.......................................................         750,000  ..............         750,000
Workforce Development:
    Energy and Bulk Fuel........................................         375,000         600,000         975,000
    Other.......................................................         700,000  ..............         700,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        Subtotal................................................       1,075,000         600,000       1,675,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
            Totals..............................................      11,000,000       2,800,000      13,800,000
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    Dated: June 3, 2020.
John Torgerson,
Interim Federal Co-Chair.
[FR Doc. 2020-13393 Filed 6-19-20; 8:45 am]
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