Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Third-Party Submissions and Protests, 51127-51128 [2021-19798]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Permits for Incidental Taking of Endangered or Threatened Species The Department of Commerce 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. We invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on May 25, 2021 (86 FR 28061) during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Title: Permits for Incidental Taking of Endangered or Threatened Species. OMB Control Number: 0648–0230. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 37. Average Hours per Response: 80 hours for a permit application (including Habitat Conservation Plans); 40 minutes for transfer of an incidental take permit; 8 hours for a permit report, 30 minutes for a Certificate of Inclusion; and 10 hours for a watershed plan. Total Annual Burden Hours: 408. Needs and Uses: All of the required information collected in the application is used to evaluate the impacts of a proposed activity on endangered species; for example, to make the determinations required by the ESA prior to issuing an incidental take permit, and to establish appropriate permit conditions. The analysis involved in making these determinations requires detailed information on the activity, the ESA species and how the activity may affect the species directly or indirectly through alterations of the habitat. The reports required by the incidental take permits are used by NMFS to monitor the taking, to assess the impacts VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:55 Sep 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 to the species and its habitat, and to monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit. This information is necessary to ensure that the taking is not appreciably reducing the likelihood of the survival and recovery of the species and for determining whether the terms and conditions of the permit are being complied with, as required by sections 10(a)(2)(B) and (C) of the ESA. The regulations at § 222.307(d)(1) state that permits must contain ‘‘Reporting requirements or rights of inspection for determining whether the terms and conditions are being complied with’’. The requirements for reports therefore, vary from permit to permit, depending on the permit conditions. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government. Frequency: An applicant needs to submit one final application and reporting occurs annually, but may vary from permit to permit, depending on the permit conditions. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Legal Authority: The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 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 collection or the OMB Control Number 0648–0230. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–19810 Filed 9–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Third-Party Submissions and Protests The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51127 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 April 30, 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: Third-Party Submissions and Protests. OMB Control Number: 0651–0062. Form Number: PTO/SB/429 (ThirdParty Submission Under 37 CFR 1.290). Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 880 respondents per year. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 10 hours to gather the necessary information, create the documents, and submit the completed items to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 8,800 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $80,613. Needs and Uses: The USPTO is required by 35 U.S.C. 131 et seq. to examine an application for patent and, when appropriate, issue a patent. The provisions of 35 U.S.C. 122(c), 122(e), 131, and 151, as well as 37 CFR 1.290 and 1.291, limit the ability of a thirdparty to have information entered and considered in, or to protest, a patent application pending before the USPTO. 37 CFR 1.290 provides a mechanism for third parties to submit to the USPTO, for consideration and inclusion in the record of a patent application, any patents, published patent applications, or other printed publications of potential relevance to the examination of the application. A preissuance submission under 37 CFR 1.290 may be made in any non-provisional utility, design, and plant application, as well as in any continuing application. A preissuance submission under 37 CFR 1.290 must include a concise description of the asserted relevance of each document submitted, and must be submitted within a certain statutorily specified period. 37 CFR 1.291 permits a member of the public to file a protest E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 51128 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / Notices against a pending application. Protests pursuant to 37 CFR 1.291 are supported by a separated statutory provision from third-party submissions under 37 CFR 1.290. Affected Public: Private sector; individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 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 0651–0062. Further information can be obtained by: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0062 information request’’ in the subject line of the message. • 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. 2021–19798 Filed 9–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Public Meeting Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Committee is announcing a public meeting to be held October 7, 2021. DATES: Registration is due no later than: October 5, 2021. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. tkelley on DSK125TN23PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:55 Sep 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 For further information or to submit comments contact: Angela Phifer, Telephone: (703) 798–5873 or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to register to attend a public meeting. Summary: This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to register to attend a public meeting. This notice provides information to access and participate in the October 7, 2021 regular quarterly public meeting of the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, operating as the U.S. AbilityOne Commission (Commission), via webinar. The Commission oversees the AbilityOne Program, which provides employment opportunities through federal contracts for people who are blind or have significant disabilities in the manufacture and delivery of products and services to the Federal Government. The Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act (41 U.S.C. Chapter 85) authorizes the contracts and established 15 Presidential appointees, including private citizens conversant with the employment interests and concerns of people who are blind or significantly disabled. Presidential appointees also include representatives of federal agencies. The public meetings include updates from the Commission and staff. Date and Time: October 7, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., EDT. Place: This meeting will occur via Zoom webinar. Commission Statement: As the Commission implements new strategies and priorities, we are committed to public meetings that provide substantive information. These meetings also provide an opportunity for input from the disability community and other stakeholders. For the meeting on October 7, 2021, the Commission invites comments or suggestions regarding: 1. Best practices by nonprofit agencies to modernize AbilityOne employment. 2. Recommendations for pilot tests to increase integrated employment in the AbilityOne Program—please address how such tests should be designed and how they fit within the Commission’s statutory authority. Attendees who submit comments in advance may be invited to elaborate or answer questions during the meeting, time permitting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Registration: Attendees must register not later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. The registration link will be accessible on the Commission’s home page, www.abilityone.gov, not later than Wednesday, September 15, 2021. During registration, you may choose to submit comments or a statement. Comments submitted via the registration link will be shared with the Commission members prior to the meeting. Comments posted in the chat box during the meeting will be shared with the Commission members after the meeting. Personal Information: Do not include any personally identifiable information that you do not want publicly disclosed—e.g., address, phone number or other contact information, or confidential business information. The Commission is not subject to the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 552b; however, the Commission published this notice to encourage the broadest possible participation in its April 8, 2021 public meeting. Michael R. Jurkowski, Acting Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2021–19762 Filed 9–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Reopening the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Competition for Certain Eligible Applicants; National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students With Disabilities Offices of Elementary and Secondary Education and Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On July 13, 2021, the Department of Education (Department) published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications (NIA) for the FY 2021 National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students With Disabilities competition, Assistance Listing Number 84.283D. This notice reopens this competition to allow more time for the preparation and submission of applications by eligible applicants affected by the severe weather located in a federally declared disaster area as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which has been designated for Individual Assistance or Public Assistance under Presidential major disaster declarations DR–4611–LA and EM–3569–MS (‘‘affected applicants’’). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 175 (Tuesday, September 14, 2021)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Third-Party Submissions and Protests

    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 April 30, 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: Third-Party Submissions and Protests.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0062.
    Form Number: PTO/SB/429 (Third-Party Submission Under 37 CFR 
1.290).
    Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 880 respondents per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately 10 hours to gather the necessary information, 
create the documents, and submit the completed items to the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 8,800 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $80,613.
    Needs and Uses: The USPTO is required by 35 U.S.C. 131 et seq. to 
examine an application for patent and, when appropriate, issue a 
patent. The provisions of 35 U.S.C. 122(c), 122(e), 131, and 151, as 
well as 37 CFR 1.290 and 1.291, limit the ability of a third-party to 
have information entered and considered in, or to protest, a patent 
application pending before the USPTO. 37 CFR 1.290 provides a mechanism 
for third parties to submit to the USPTO, for consideration and 
inclusion in the record of a patent application, any patents, published 
patent applications, or other printed publications of potential 
relevance to the examination of the application. A preissuance 
submission under 37 CFR 1.290 may be made in any non-provisional 
utility, design, and plant application, as well as in any continuing 
application. A preissuance submission under 37 CFR 1.290 must include a 
concise description of the asserted relevance of each document 
submitted, and must be submitted within a certain statutorily specified 
period. 37 CFR 1.291 permits a member of the public to file a protest

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against a pending application. Protests pursuant to 37 CFR 1.291 are 
supported by a separated statutory provision from third-party 
submissions under 37 CFR 1.290.
    Affected Public: Private sector; individuals or households.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    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 0651-0062.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0062 information request'' in the subject line of the message.
     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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