Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Patent and Trademark Resource Center Metrics, 81904-81906 [2020-27784]

Download as PDF 81904 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 243 / Thursday, December 17, 2020 / Notices generally range over large areas (see above). Therefore, it is most likely that the number of harbor seal takes is a small number. For all stocks, these are all likely conservative estimates of percent of stock taken because they assume all takes are of different individual animals which is likely not the case. Some individuals may return multiple times in a day, but PSOs would count them as separate takes if they cannot be individually identified. Based on the analysis contained herein of the proposed activity (including the proposed mitigation and monitoring measures) and the anticipated take of marine mammals, NMFS preliminarily finds that small numbers of marine mammals will be taken relative to the population size of the affected species or stocks. Unmitigable Adverse Impact Analysis and Determination There are no relevant subsistence uses of the affected marine mammal stocks or species implicated by this action. Therefore, NMFS has determined that the total taking of affected species or stocks would not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of such species or stocks for taking for subsistence purposes. Endangered Species Act Section 7(a)(2) of the 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 West Coast Region Protected Resources Division Office, whenever we propose to authorize take for endangered or threatened species. No incidental take of ESA-listed species is proposed for authorization or expected to result from this activity. Therefore, NMFS has determined that formal consultation under section 7 of the ESA is not required for this action. Proposed Authorization As a result of these preliminary determinations, NMFS proposes to issue an IHA to the WADOT to conduct the Purdy Bridge Rehabilitation project in Pierce, WA from July 16, 2021 through September 30, 2021, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Dec 16, 2020 Jkt 253001 are incorporated. A draft of the proposed IHA can be found at https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act. 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 Purdy Bridge Rehabilitation project. We also request at this time comment on the potential renewal of this proposed IHA as described in the paragraph below. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform decisions on the request for this IHA or a subsequent Renewal IHA. On a case-by-case basis, NMFS may issue a one-time 1-year Renewal IHA following notice to the public providing an additional 15 days for public comments when (1) up to another year of identical, or nearly identical, activities as described in the Description of Proposed Activity section of this notice is planned or (2) the activities as described in the Description of Proposed Activity section of this notice would not be completed by the time the IHA expires and a Renewal would allow for completion of the activities beyond that described in the Dates and Duration section of this notice, provided all of the following conditions are met: • A request for renewal is received no later than 60 days prior to the needed Renewal IHA effective date (recognizing that Renewal IHA expiration date cannot extend beyond one year from expiration of the initial IHA); • The request for renewal must include the following: (1) An explanation that the activities to be conducted under the requested Renewal IHA are identical to the activities analyzed under the initial IHA, are a subset of the activities, or include changes so minor (e.g., reduction in pile size) that the changes do not affect the previous analyses, mitigation and monitoring requirements, or take estimates (with the exception of reducing the type or amount of take); and (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; and • Upon review of the request for Renewal, the status of the affected species or stocks, and any other PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 pertinent information, NMFS determines that there are no more than minor changes in the activities, the mitigation and monitoring measures will remain the same and appropriate, and the findings in the initial IHA remain valid. Dated: December 14, 2020. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–27787 Filed 12–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Patent and Trademark Resource Center Metrics United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice of information collection; request for comment. ACTION: The United States Patent and Trademark Office, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension and revision of an existing information collection: 0651–0068 (Patent and Trademark Resource Center Metrics). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB. SUMMARY: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this information collection must be received on or before February 16, 2021. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by any of the following methods. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0068 comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Federal Register Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 81905 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 243 / Thursday, December 17, 2020 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to the attention of Robert Berry, Manager, Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program, Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone at 571–272– 7152; or by email at Robert.Berry@uspto.gov. Additional information about this information collection is also available at http:// www.reginfo.gov under ‘‘Information Collection Review.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) Program is authorized under the provision of 35 U.S.C. 2(a)(2), which provides that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) shall be responsible for disseminating information with respect to patents and trademarks to the public. The PTRC Program is made up of public, state, and academic libraries. Each participating library designated as a PTRC must fulfill the following requirements: Assist the public in the efficient use of patent and trademark information resources; provide free access to patent and trademark resources provided by the USPTO; and send representatives to attend the USPTO-hosted PTRC training seminars. The USPTO seeks to collect information about the public’s use of the PTRCs and training provided through the PTRC system. The PTRC Program requirements stipulate that all participating libraries must submit periodic metrics on the public’s use of the PTRC’s services and the public outreach efforts provided by the PTRCs. To facilitate this requirement, the USPTO electronically collects the metrics on a quarterly basis. This information collection enables the USPTO to see how current customers are being served by the PTRCs and ascertain what changes may be needed in the types of services and trainings the PTRCs should offer. II. Method of Collection The metrics will be submitted electronically to the USPTO. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0651–0068. Forms: None. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Private Sector; State and Local Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 90 respondents per year. The USPTO estimates that there will be up to 90 libraries reporting their metrics once per quarter, resulting in a total of 360 responses per year. This estimate includes possible growth in the PTRC program above the 83 libraries that are currently reporting. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 30 minutes (0.5 hours) to complete a response, depending on the complexity of the particular item. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, create the documents, and submit the completed request to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 180 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $5,927. TABLE 1—TOTAL HOURLY BURDEN FOR PRIVATE SECTOR RESPONDENTS Item No. Estimated annual respondents Item Estimated annual responses (year) Estimated time for response (hours) Estimated annual burden (hour/year) Rate 1 ($/hour) (a) (b) (c) (a) × (b) = (c) (d) Estimated annual respondent cost burden (e) (c) × (d) = (e) 1 ................ PTRC Metrics ...................................... 4 .............................. 16 0.5 (30 minutes) ...... 8 $32.93 $263 Total ... ............................................................. 4 .............................. 16 ................................. 8 .................... 263 TABLE 2—TOTAL HOURLY BURDEN FOR STATE, LOCAL, AND TRIBAL GOVERNMENT RESPONDENTS Item No. Estimated annual respondents Item Estimated annual responses (year) Estimated time for response (hours) Estimated annual burden (hour/year) Rate 2 ($/hour) (a) (b) (c) (a) × (b) = (c) (d) Estimated annual respondent cost burden (e) (c) × (d) = (e) 1 ................ PTRC Metrics ...................................... 86 ............................ 344 0.5 (30 minutes) ...... 172 $32.93 $5,664 Total ... ............................................................. 86 ............................ 344 ................................. 172 .................... 5,664 Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Respondent Cost Burden: $0. There are no filing fees, capital start-up, maintenance, operation, or postage costs associated with this information collection. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. IV. Request for Comments 1 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupation Employment Statistics wage 25–4022 for Librarians and Media Collections Specialists working in Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools. https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes254022.htm. 2 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupation Employment Statistics wage 25–4022 for Librarians VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Dec 16, 2020 Jkt 253001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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; and Media Collections Specialists working in Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools. https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes254022.htm. E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 81906 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 243 / Thursday, December 17, 2020 / Notices (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 to OMB to approve this information collection. Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in a comment, be aware that the entire comment—including personal identifying information—may be made VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Dec 16, 2020 Jkt 253001 publicly available at any time. While you may ask in your comment to withhold personal identifying information from public view, USPTO cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. ACTION: Kimberly Hardy, Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697–8976. [FR Doc. 2020–27784 Filed 12–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 20–75] Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense (DoD). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Arms sales notice. The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated July 21, 1996. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Patent and Trademark Resource Center Metrics

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office, in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the 
extension and revision of an existing information collection: 0651-0068 
(Patent and Trademark Resource Center Metrics). The purpose of this 
notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of 
the information collection to OMB.

DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this information 
collection must be received on or before February 16, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by 
any of the following methods. Do not submit Confidential Business 
Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0068 comment'' in the subject line of the message.
     Federal Register Portal: https://www.regulations.gov.
     Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to the attention of Robert Berry, Manager, Patent 
and Trademark Resource Center Program, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by telephone at 571-272-7152; or by email at 
[email protected]. Additional information about this information 
collection is also available at http://www.reginfo.gov under 
``Information Collection Review.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) Program is 
authorized under the provision of 35 U.S.C. 2(a)(2), which provides 
that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) shall be 
responsible for disseminating information with respect to patents and 
trademarks to the public. The PTRC Program is made up of public, state, 
and academic libraries. Each participating library designated as a PTRC 
must fulfill the following requirements: Assist the public in the 
efficient use of patent and trademark information resources; provide 
free access to patent and trademark resources provided by the USPTO; 
and send representatives to attend the USPTO-hosted PTRC training 
seminars.
    The USPTO seeks to collect information about the public's use of 
the PTRCs and training provided through the PTRC system. The PTRC 
Program requirements stipulate that all participating libraries must 
submit periodic metrics on the public's use of the PTRC's services and 
the public outreach efforts provided by the PTRCs. To facilitate this 
requirement, the USPTO electronically collects the metrics on a 
quarterly basis. This information collection enables the USPTO to see 
how current customers are being served by the PTRCs and ascertain what 
changes may be needed in the types of services and trainings the PTRCs 
should offer.

II. Method of Collection

    The metrics will be submitted electronically to the USPTO.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0651-0068.
    Forms: None.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Affected Public: Private Sector; State and Local Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 90 respondents per year. The USPTO 
estimates that there will be up to 90 libraries reporting their metrics 
once per quarter, resulting in a total of 360 responses per year. This 
estimate includes possible growth in the PTRC program above the 83 
libraries that are currently reporting.
    Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately 30 minutes (0.5 hours) to complete a response, 
depending on the complexity of the particular item. This includes the 
time to gather the necessary information, create the documents, and 
submit the completed request to the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 180 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $5,927.
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    \1\ Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupation Employment Statistics 
wage 25-4022 for Librarians and Media Collections Specialists 
working in Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools. https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes254022.htm.
    \2\ Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupation Employment Statistics 
wage 25-4022 for Librarians and Media Collections Specialists 
working in Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools. https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes254022.htm.

                                               Table 1--Total Hourly Burden for Private Sector Respondents
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                                                                       Estimated                                                             Estimated
                                              Estimated annual          annual         Estimated time for       Estimated    Rate \1\ ($/     annual
    Item No.               Item                  respondents           responses        response (hours)      annual burden     hour)       respondent
                                                                        (year)                                 (hour/year)                  cost burden
                                                                               (a)  (b)....................             (c)          (d)             (e)
                                                                                                                (a) x (b) =                  (c) x (d) =
                                                                                                                        (c)                          (e)
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1..............  PTRC Metrics...........  4.......................              16  0.5 (30 minutes).......               8       $32.93            $263
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    Total......  .......................  4.......................              16  .......................               8  ...........             263
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                                    Table 2--Total Hourly Burden For State, Local, and Tribal Government Respondents
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                                                                       Estimated                                                             Estimated
                                              Estimated annual          annual         Estimated time for       Estimated    Rate \2\ ($/     annual
    Item No.               Item                  respondents           responses        response (hours)      annual burden     hour)       respondent
                                                                        (year)                                 (hour/year)                  cost burden
                                                                               (a)  (b)....................             (c)          (d)             (e)
                                                                                                                (a) x (b) =                  (c) x (d) =
                                                                                                                        (c)                          (e)
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1..............  PTRC Metrics...........  86......................             344  0.5 (30 minutes).......             172       $32.93          $5,664
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    Total......  .......................  86......................             344  .......................             172  ...........           5,664
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    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Respondent Cost Burden: $0. There 
are no filing fees, capital start-up, maintenance, operation, or 
postage costs associated with this information collection.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

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;

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    (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 to OMB to approve this information collection. Before including 
an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying 
information in a comment, be aware that the entire comment--including 
personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any 
time. While you may ask in your comment to withhold 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. 2020-27784 Filed 12-16-20; 8:45 am]
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