Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Summer Teacher Institute, 27428-27429 [2021-10587]

Download as PDF 27428 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 96 / Thursday, May 20, 2021 / Notices measures will be implemented to minimize disturbance of marine mammals in the project area; and the project will not result in significant changes to availability of subsistence resources. 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 mitigation and monitoring measures, NMFS has determined that there will not be an unmitigable adverse impact on subsistence uses from the City’s planned activities. Therefore, we believe there are no relevant subsistence uses of the affected marine mammal stocks or species implicated by this action. 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 (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 whenever we propose to authorize take for endangered or threatened species, in this case with the Alaska Regional Office (AKRO). NMFS is authorizing take of Mexico DPS humpback whales, and Western DPS Steller sea lions which are listed under the ESA. The Permit and Conservation Division completed a Section 7 consultation with the AKRO for the issuance of this IHA. The AKRO’s biological opinion states that the action is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of Western DPS Steller sea lions or Mexico DPS humpback whales. Authorization As a result of these determinations, NMFS authorizes an IHA to the City for conducting for the planned pile driving and removal activities as well as DTH during construction of the HMIC Cargo Dock Project, Hoonah Alaska for one year, beginning May 2021, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 May 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 Dated: May 17, 2021. Catherine Marzin, Acting Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–10685 Filed 5–19–21; 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; National Summer Teacher Institute The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The USPTO invites comment on this information collection renewal, which helps the USPTO assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on March 9, 2021 during a 60day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. Title: National Summer Teacher Institute. 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 Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 7,000 respondents per year. Average Hour per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to 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 item to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 2,999 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $0. Needs and Uses: 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. The information gathered in this information collection includes applications for the NSTI. The program application requires interested individuals to certify that they: Are educators 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 USPTO. 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. 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. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce, USPTO information collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for this information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the information collection or the OMB Control Number 0651–0077. Further information can be obtained by: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0077 information request’’ in the subject line of the message. E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 96 / Thursday, May 20, 2021 / Notices • Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450. Kimberly Hardy, Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2021–10587 Filed 5–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Announcement of Public Hearing; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announces a virtual public hearing to gather information for the purpose of improving enforcement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). OCR seeks comments from the public at the hearing on steps the Department can take to ensure that schools are providing students with educational environments free from discrimination in the form of sexual harassment, which encompasses sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence; to ensure that schools have grievance procedures that provide for the fair, prompt, and equitable resolution of reports of sexual harassment and other sex discrimination, cognizant of the sensitive issues that are often involved; and to address discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in educational environments. This notice provides information to members of the public regarding the hearing and OCR’s request for live and written comments, and sets forth the dates and times, agenda, and instructions for attending this public hearing. DATES: The dates and times when the public hearing will take place are listed under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. ADDRESSES: The Title IX public hearing will be held virtually. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for information on how to register to provide live comments during the hearing, how to submit written comments, and how to attend the hearing to listen to comments from others. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alejandro Reyes, Director, Program SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 May 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 Legal Group, Office for Civil Rights. Telephone: (202) 245–7272. Email: Alejandro.Reyes@ed.gov. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: OCR is conducting this hearing pursuant to Executive Order 14021, Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Including Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity, published in the Federal Register on March 11, 2021 (86 FR 13803), which directs the Secretary of Education to review the rule entitled ‘‘Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance,’’ published in the Federal Register on May 19, 2020 (85 FR 30026), and other agency actions that are or may be inconsistent with governing law, including Title IX, and the Executive order. This hearing is also a step toward fulfilling the directives of Executive Order 13988, Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation, published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2021 (86 FR 7023). This section describes the agenda for the hearing, participation opportunities for members of the public, the format of the hearing, and information about the registration process to provide a live comment during the hearing, to submit a written comment, and to attend the hearing to listen to the comments of others. Agenda: This public hearing is part of OCR’s review of the Title IX regulations, including the 2020 amendments to the regulations, and other agency actions related to discrimination in the form of sexual harassment, including sexual violence, in educational environments, and including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in educational environments. OCR has a particular interest in receiving live comments through the virtual hearing platform and written comments through the email address provided below on the Title IX regulations related to sexual harassment, including the 2020 amendments to the regulations. We also have a particular interest in receiving comments on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in educational environments. For participants who choose to address the 2020 amendments to the Title IX regulations related to sexual harassment PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27429 or other topics, OCR encourages commenters to be as specific and detailed as possible regarding the regulatory provisions they are commenting on and the proposals they would like OCR to consider. Although OCR has a particular interest in receiving comments on the two topics identified above, participants may choose to address any topic regarding Title IX. For more information about Title IX, please see www2.ed.gov/about/offices/ list/ocr/docs/tix_dis.html. Dates and Times: The public hearing will be held on the following dates and times: June 7, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern time June 8, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern time June 9, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Eastern time June 10, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Eastern time June 11, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern time Participation Opportunities: Individuals and organizations have two options for participating in this hearing and may choose one or both options: (1) Provide a live comment of up to three minutes during the virtual hearing; and (2) Submit a written comment. Individuals may also attend the hearing to listen to comments from others. Please note that the transcript of the hearing will be posted to the OCR website as described below. Format: The hearing will be held in an audio format. Commenters and attendees will not be visible. The hearing will be made available simultaneously in additional formats to enable access for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. For those needing additional reasonable accommodations, please see below for further details about how to make such a request. OCR staff members will be present for the entire hearing. How to Attend the Hearing and Provide Comments: Individuals may (1) register to provide a live comment during the hearing; (2) submit a written comment; and (3) attend the hearing to listen to comments from others. Live Comments: To request to provide a live comment of three minutes or less during the June 7, 2021 to June 11, 2021 hearing, please use the registration link below to register to provide a live comment on a particular day. The registration form will allow you to indicate the topic on which you wish to offer a live comment and request a specific two-hour window on the particular day during which you would like to offer your comment. 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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; National Summer Teacher Institute

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit 
the following information collection request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of 
publication of this notice. The USPTO invites comment on this 
information collection renewal, which helps the USPTO assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the 
Federal Register on March 9, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This 
notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of 
Commerce.
    Title: National Summer Teacher Institute.
    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 Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 7,000 respondents per year.
    Average Hour per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to 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 item to the 
USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 2,999 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $0.
    Needs and Uses: 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. The information gathered in this information collection 
includes applications for the NSTI. The program application requires 
interested individuals to certify that they: Are educators 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 USPTO.
    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. 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.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of 
Commerce, USPTO information collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for this information 
collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. 
Find this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently 
under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search 
function and entering either the title of the information collection or 
the OMB Control Number 0651-0077.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0077 information request'' in the subject line of the message.

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     Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.

Kimberly Hardy,
Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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