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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 9, 2021 / Notices Dated: March 2, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Order V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping Comment 2: Magnitude of the Margins Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–04861 Filed 3–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–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; National Summer Teacher Institute United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension and revision of an existing information collection: 0651–0077 (National Summer Teacher Institute). 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 May 10, 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: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0077 comment’’ in the subject line of the message. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Mar 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 13529 • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Joyce Ward, Education Director, Office of the Chief Communications, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone at 571–272–8424; or by email to Joyce.Ward@uspto.gov with ‘‘0651– 0077 comment’’ in the subject line. Additional information about this information collection is also available at http://www.reginfo.gov under ‘‘Information Collection Review.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: the presenters and workshop leads. Attendees participate in field trips (e.g. to NASA, Energy, National Labs) and have opportunities for networking with other educators and invited experts. The USPTO also conducts webinars and workshops for K–12 educators in conjunction with or subsequent to the NSTI to provide information on IP, invention, and STEM topics of interest to K–12 educators. In light of the pandemic, the NSTI and some of the workshops may take place in virtual environments. Workshops will be available for educators with less than 3 years of experience, pre-service teachers, higher education faculty, home school, and informal educators. USPTO plans to conduct surveys on the NSTI, workshops, and the webinars in order to gain useful feedback from program participants. I. Abstract II. Method of Collection Since 2014, the USPTO has conducted a program entitled ‘‘National Summer Teacher Institute on Innovation, STEM, and Intellectual Property.’’ The National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI) is a multi-day professional development training opportunity open to all K–12 teachers nationwide. NSTI is designed to increase teachers’ knowledge of making, inventing, creating, and protecting intellectual property so they can inspire the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. This program accepts applications for participation in the NSTI. Interested individuals must submit an application requesting to participate in the program. In the application, applicants must certify that they are teachers with at least 3 years’ experience; identify STEM related fields they have taught in the last year; identify STEM related fields they plan to teach in the upcoming year; and acknowledge their commitment to incorporate the learnings from the NSTI into their curriculum, where applicable, and cooperate with sharing lessons and outcomes with teachers and the USPTO. The NSTI participants have included teachers in STEM, innovation, entrepreneurship, and related fields who will learn about innovative strategies to help increase student learning and achievement in these fields together with elements of Intellectual Property (IP) and invention education. Outside scientists, engineers, inventors, creators, and entrepreneurs are among Items in this information collection are submitted via online electronic submissions. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0651–0077. Form Numbers: (NSTI = National Summer Teacher Institute) • NSTI 1 (Summer Teacher Institute Application) • NSTI 2 (Summer Teacher Institute Participant Survey) • NSTI 3 (Summer Teacher Institute Webinar/Workshop Survey) Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,000 respondents per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 13,700 responses per year. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the public from approximately 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to 30 minutes (0.5 hours), depending on the complexity of the situation, to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate documents, and submit the information to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 2,999 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent (Hourly) Cost Burden: $116,032. E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 13530 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 9, 2021 / Notices TABLE 1—TOTAL HOURLY BURDEN FOR INDIVIDUALS OR HOUSEHOLDS RESPONDENTS Item No. 1 ............. 2 ............. 3 ............. Estimated annual respondents Item Summer Teacher Institute Applicants: Application (NSTI 1). Summer Teacher Institute Participants: Application (NSTI 1). Survey (NSTI 2) .................... Webinar/Workshop Survey (NSTI 3). Webinar/Workshop Survey (NSTI 3). Total Estimated annual responses Estimated time for response (hour) Estimated annual burden (hour/year) Rate 1 ($/hour) Estimated annual respondent cost burden (a) (b) (a) × (b) = (c) (d) (c) × (d) = (e) 2,100 2,100 0.50 (30 minutes) 1,050 $38.69 $40,625 900 900 0.50 (30 minutes) 450 38.69 17,411 ........................ ........................ 900 1,800 0.25 (15 minutes) 0.13 (8 minutes) ... 225 234 38.69 38.69 8,705 9,053 4,000 8,000 0.13 (8 minutes) ... 1,040 38.69 40,238 7,000 13,700 .............................. 2,999 ................ 116,032 ............................................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 1 The USPTO expects that secondary schoolteachers will complete the applications and surveys. The professional hourly rate for secondary school teachers is $31.69, based upon the May 2019 Occupational Labor Statistics Report for secondary school teachers (25–2031); https:// www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes252031.htm. Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: $0. There are no capital start-up, maintenance, postage, or recordkeeping costs. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 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. IV. Request for Comments Kimberly Hardy, Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. 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 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 17:03 Mar 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 [FR Doc. 2021–04787 Filed 3–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Case Number 2019–001; EERE–2019–BT– WAV–0004] Energy Conservation Program: Decision and Order Granting a Waiver to ECR International, Inc. From the Department of Energy Furnace Fan Test Procedure Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notification of decision and order. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) gives notice of a Decision and Order (Case Number 2019–001) that grants to ECR International, Inc. (‘‘ECR’’) a waiver from specified portions of the DOE test procedure for determining the energy consumption of specified furnace fans basic models, which are belt-driven, single-speed, and designed for use in ‘‘heat-only’’ applications. Under the Decision and Order, ECR is required to test and rate the specified basic models of its furnace fans in accordance with SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the alternate test procedure set forth in the Decision and Order. DATES: The Decision and Order is effective on March 9, 2021. The Decision and Order will terminate upon the compliance date of any future amendment to the test procedure for furnace fans located at title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (‘‘CFR’’), part 430, subpart B, appendix AA that addresses the issues presented in this waiver. At such time, ECR must use the relevant test procedure for these products for any testing to demonstrate compliance with the applicable standards, and any other representations of energy use. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lucy deButts, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 287– 1604. Email: AS_Waiver_Requests@ ee.doe.gov. Mr. Eric Stas, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC–33, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: (202) 586–5827. Email: Eric.Stas@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 430.27(f)(2) of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR 430.27(f)(2)), DOE hereby provides notice of the issuance of its Decision and Order, as set forth below. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 44 (Tuesday, March 9, 2021)]
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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; National 
Summer Teacher Institute

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 (USPTO), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments 
on the extension and revision of an existing information collection: 
0651-0077 (National Summer Teacher Institute). 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 May 10, 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-
0077 comment'' in the subject line of the message.
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Joyce Ward, Education Director, Office of the 
Chief Communications, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. 
Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by telephone at 571-272-8424; or 
by email to [email protected] with ``0651-0077 comment'' in the 
subject line. Additional information about this information collection 
is also available at http://www.reginfo.gov under ``Information 
Collection Review.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    Since 2014, the USPTO has conducted a program entitled ``National 
Summer Teacher Institute on Innovation, STEM, and Intellectual 
Property.'' The National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI) is a multi-day 
professional development training opportunity open to all K-12 teachers 
nationwide. NSTI is designed to increase teachers' knowledge of making, 
inventing, creating, and protecting intellectual property so they can 
inspire the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. This 
program accepts applications for participation in the NSTI. Interested 
individuals must submit an application requesting to participate in the 
program. In the application, applicants must certify that they are 
teachers with at least 3 years' experience; identify STEM related 
fields they have taught in the last year; identify STEM related fields 
they plan to teach in the upcoming year; and acknowledge their 
commitment to incorporate the learnings from the NSTI into their 
curriculum, where applicable, and cooperate with sharing lessons and 
outcomes with teachers and the USPTO.
    The NSTI participants have included teachers in STEM, innovation, 
entrepreneurship, and related fields who will learn about innovative 
strategies to help increase student learning and achievement in these 
fields together with elements of Intellectual Property (IP) and 
invention education. Outside scientists, engineers, inventors, 
creators, and entrepreneurs are among the presenters and workshop 
leads. Attendees participate in field trips (e.g. to NASA, Energy, 
National Labs) and have opportunities for networking with other 
educators and invited experts.
    The USPTO also conducts webinars and workshops for K-12 educators 
in conjunction with or subsequent to the NSTI to provide information on 
IP, invention, and STEM topics of interest to K-12 educators. In light 
of the pandemic, the NSTI and some of the workshops may take place in 
virtual environments. Workshops will be available for educators with 
less than 3 years of experience, pre-service teachers, higher education 
faculty, home school, and informal educators. USPTO plans to conduct 
surveys on the NSTI, workshops, and the webinars in order to gain 
useful feedback from program participants.

II. Method of Collection

    Items in this information collection are submitted via online 
electronic submissions.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0651-0077.
    Form Numbers: (NSTI = National Summer Teacher Institute)

 NSTI 1 (Summer Teacher Institute Application)
 NSTI 2 (Summer Teacher Institute Participant Survey)
 NSTI 3 (Summer Teacher Institute Webinar/Workshop Survey)

    Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,000 respondents per year.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 13,700 responses per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the 
public from approximately 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to 30 minutes (0.5 
hours), depending on the complexity of the situation, to gather the 
necessary information, prepare the appropriate documents, and submit 
the information to the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 2,999 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent (Hourly) Cost Burden: $116,032.

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                                         Table 1--Total Hourly Burden for Individuals or Households Respondents
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                                                                                                                                             Estimated
                                                    Estimated       Estimated    Estimated time  for response     Estimated     Rate \1\      annual
      Item No.                  Item                 annual          annual                 (hour)              annual burden   ($/hour)    respondent
                                                   respondents      responses                                    (hour/year)                cost burden
                                                                            (a)  (b).........................     (a) x (b) =        (d)     (c) x (d) =
                                                                                                                          (c)                        (e)
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1..................  Summer Teacher Institute             2,100           2,100  0.50 (30 minutes)...........           1,050     $38.69         $40,625
                      Applicants: Application
                      (NSTI 1).
2..................  Summer Teacher Institute               900             900  0.50 (30 minutes)...........             450      38.69          17,411
                      Participants: Application
                      (NSTI 1).
                     Survey (NSTI 2)...........  ..............             900  0.25 (15 minutes)...........             225      38.69           8,705
                     Webinar/Workshop Survey     ..............           1,800  0.13 (8 minutes)............             234      38.69           9,053
                      (NSTI 3).
3..................  Webinar/Workshop Survey              4,000           8,000  0.13 (8 minutes)............           1,040      38.69          40,238
                      (NSTI 3).
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    Total..........  ..........................           7,000          13,700  ............................           2,999  .........         116,032
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\1\ The USPTO expects that secondary schoolteachers will complete the applications and surveys. The professional hourly rate for secondary school
  teachers is $31.69, based upon the May 2019 Occupational Labor Statistics Report for secondary school teachers (25-2031); https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes252031.htm.

    Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: $0. There 
are no capital start-up, maintenance, postage, or recordkeeping costs.
    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;
    (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.
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