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Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Collect Information
Document Number: 2018-18317
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-24
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget regulations, this notice announces the request of the Agricultural Research Service, permission to collect information from North Dakota landowners in nine counties, to gain their perspective on their grasslands in the Northern Great Plains. A mail survey composed of 42 questions will be mailed to landowners. Topics for which information will be collected from respondents include farm/ranch characteristics, land management style, land use practices, opinions about new grass species, opinions about Kentucky bluegrass and what producers are doing about it, Kentucky bluegrass management, and personal characteristics.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2018-16135
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-27
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, intends to grant to Domtar Paper Company, LLC of Fort Mill, South Carolina, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 9,540,244, ``METHODS FOR SYNTHESIZING GRAPHENE FROM A LIGNIN SOURCE'', issued on January 10, 2017.
Notice of Intent To Renew a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-11598
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-31
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice announces the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) intention to seek approval to collect information in support of research and related activities.
Notice of Intent To Renew a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-11582
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-31
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, dated August 29, 1995), this notice announces the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) intention to request an extension of a currently approved information collection, Information Collection for Document Delivery Services at the National Agricultural Library (NAL), which expires November 30, 2018.
Notice of Intent to Renew Information Collection, Correction
Document Number: 2018-10196
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-14
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks comments on the intent of the USNA to renew an information collection that expires August 31, 2018. The information collection serves as a means to collect for certain use of the facilities, grounds, programs and services. This includes fees for educational programs and workshops and for use of the grounds and facilities, as well as for commercial photography and cinematography. Fees generated will be used to defray USNA expenses or to promote the missions of the USNA.
Notice of Intent To Renew an Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-09472
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-04
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) intention to request an extension of a currently approved information collection, Form AD-761, USDA Patent License Application for Government Invention that expires October 31, 2018.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2018-08385
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-23
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Koppert B.V. of The Netherlands, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 9,642,372, ``TRICHODERMA MICROSCLEROTIA AND METHODS OF MAKING'', issued on May 9, 2017.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2018-07977
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Koppert B.V. of The Netherlands, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 14/854,120, ``STABLE FUNGAL BLASTOSPORES AND METHODS FOR THEIR PRODUCTION, STABILIZATION AND USE'', filed on September 15, 2015.
Notice of Intent To Renew Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-06616
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks comments on the intent of the USNA to renew an information collection that expires August 31, 2018. The information collection serves as a means to collect for certain use of the facilities, grounds, programs and services. This includes fees for educational programs and workshops and for use of the grounds and facilities, as well as for commercial photography and cinematography. Fees generated will be used to defray USNA expenses or to promote the missions of the USNA.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2018-04494
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Mississippi State University of Mississippi State, Mississippi, an exclusive license to the variety of blueberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 15/731,025, ``BLUEBERRY PLANT NAMED `GUMBO','' filed on April 7, 2017.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2018-04493
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oklahoma State University of Stillwater, Oklahoma, an exclusive license to the variety of peanut described in Plant Variety Protection Certificate Number 201600156, ``LARIAT'', issued on November 28, 2016.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2018-04492
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oklahoma State University of Stillwater, Oklahoma, an exclusive license to the variety of peanut described in Plant Variety Protection Certificate Number 201500363, ``VENUS'', issued on June 27, 2017.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-27054
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of blackberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 15/731,503, ``BLACKBERRY PLANT NAMED `ECLIPSE','' filed on June 20, 2017.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-27053
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of blackberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 15/731,505, ``BLACKBERRY PLANT NAMED `GALAXY','' filed on June 20, 2017.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-22490
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to the CALIFORNIA TABLE GRAPE COMMISSION of FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, an exclusive license to the variety of table grape described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 15/731,420, ``GRAPEVINE NAMED `SOLBRIO,' '' filed on JUNE 6, 2017.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-21953
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Golden Valley Organics, Inc. (dba) BioWest Ag Solutions of Nampa, Idaho, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 9,414,602, ``PSEUDOMONAS FLUORESCENS INHIBIT ANNUAL BLUEGRASS AND ROUGH BLUEGRASS ROOT GROWTH AND GERMINATION'', issued on August 16, 2016.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-20180
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, intends to grant to DVO, Inc. of Chilton, Wisconsin, an exclusive license to the Federal Government's rights in U.S. Patent No. 8,414,808, ``Composite Components from Anaerobic Digested Fibrous Materials'', issued on April 9, 2013.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-20175
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Rainier Seeds, Inc. of Davenport, Washington, an exclusive license to the variety of crested wheatgrass described in Plant Variety Protection Application Number 201600403, `USDA-FORAGECREST,' filed on September 4, 2016.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-16657
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Zoetis, LLC, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 8,765,141, ``DEVELOPMENT OF A MARKER FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE VIRUS VACCINE CANDIDATE THAT IS ATTENUATED IN THE NATURAL HOST'', issued on July 1, 2014, and U.S. Patent No. 9,180,179, ``DEVELOPMENT OF A MARKER FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE VIRUS VACCINE CANDIDATE THAT IS ATTENUATED IN THE NATURAL HOST'', issued on November 10, 2015.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-13256
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of blueberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 15/530,947, ``BLUEBERRY CULTIVAR NAMED `ECHO','' filed on March 28, 2017.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-13255
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of blackberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 15/530,950, ``BLACKBERRY NAMED `HALL'S BEAUTY','' filed on March 28, 2017.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-09124
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of strawberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 15/330,507, ``STRAWBERRY PLANT NAMED `MARY'S PEAK','' filed on September 29, 2016.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-09123
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of blackberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 15/330,508, ``BLACKBERRY PLANT NAMED `COLUMBIA SUNRISE','' filed on September 29, 2016.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-01385
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-24
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, is correcting the notice stating it intends to grant to Huvepharma, Inc. of Peachtree City, Georgia, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 15/ 108,725, ``MUTATED SALMONELLA ENTERIACA'', filed on June 28, 2016.
Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-00746
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Huvepharma, Inc. of Peachtree City, Georgia, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 15/108,725, ``MUTATED SALMONELLA ENTERIACA'', filed on June 28, 2016.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-24440
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
General Administrative Policy for Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2016-23884
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule amends ARS regulations and adopts the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance entitled, ``Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards,'' as the uniform guidance within the REE mission area on the use, award, and administration of non-assistance cooperative agreements awarded pursuant to National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977. It thereby gives regulatory effect to the OMB guidance.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-23534
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to TREASURE8 LLC of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 14/244,448, entitled ``NOVEL INFRARED DRY BLANCHING, INFRARED BLANCHING, AND INFRARED DRYING TECHNOLOGIES FOR FOOD PROCESSING,'' filed on April 3, 2014.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-17084
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of red raspberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 14/999,027, ``RED RASPBERRY PLANT NAMED `KOKANEE','' filed on March 22, 2016.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-13831
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-13
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, intends to grant to Allison Tree, LLC of Verona, Wisconsin, an exclusive license to U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 62/220,773, ``DEVICE TO DETECT STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF TREES AND WOOD USING BOTH STRESS WAVE TIME OF FLIGHT AND FREQUENCY CAPTURES AND LIMITS'' filed on September 18, 2015.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-12492
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Barenbrug USA of Tangent, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of smooth bromegrass described in Plant Variety Protection Certificate Application Number 201500221, ``Artillery'', filed on December 17, 2014.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-12490
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Children's National Medical Center of Washington, District of Columbia, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 8,641,960, ``Solution Blow Spinning,'' issued on February 4, 2014.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-12460
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Terra Blue, Inc. of Clinton, North Carolina, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 8,445,253, ``High Performance Nitrifying Sludge for High Ammonium Concentration and Low Temperature Wastewater Treatment,'' issued on May 21, 2013 and U.S. Patent Serial No. 13/742,542, ``High Performance Nitrifying Sludge for High Ammonium Concentration and Low Temperature Wastewater Treatment,'' filed on January 16, 2013.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-11813
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-19
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Barenbrug USA of Tangent, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of tall fescue described in Plant Variety Protection Certificate Application Number 201500220, ``FESCUE, TALL (SYN1)'', filed on December 17, 2014.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-11800
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-19
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Barenbrug USA of Tangent, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of tall fescue described in Plant Variety Protection Certificate Application Number 201500219, ``FESCUE, TALL (SYN1RR)'', filed on December 17, 2014.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-11798
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-19
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oceanus Seafood, LLC of Homestead, Florida, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 14/479,654, ``METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING AQUACULTURE FEED'', filed on September 8, 2014.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-09747
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-08634
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-14
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Chengdu Rong Cheng Jiu Tian Biotechnology Co., Ltd. of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 14/276,224, ``SPRAYABLE DISPERSED STARCH-BASED BIOPLASTIC FORMULATION TO CONTROL PESTS'', filed on May 13, 2014.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-07674
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-05
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-02211
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice of Intent To Seek OMB Approval To Collect Information: Forms Pertaining to the Peer Preview of ARS Research Projects
Document Number: 2015-32065
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-22
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and OMB implementing regulations. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2015-32064
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-22
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of blackberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 14/756,637, ``Blackberry Plant Named `Columbia Giant','' filed on September 28, 2015.
Changes to Fees and Payment Methods
Document Number: 2015-30449
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-01
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) increases its Patent Culture Collection charges, and revises the method of payment.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2015-28239
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-05
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Microarray Equipment & Supplies, LLC of Cupertino, California, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 14/724,736, ``OLIGONUCLEOTIDE PROBES FOR SPECIFIC IDENTIFICATION OF NOROVIRUSES AND OTHER PATHOGENS'', filed on May 28, 2015.
Notice of Intent To Seek Renewal of an Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-28238
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-05
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3) and the office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, this notice announces the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) intent to seek reinstatement of the ARS Animal Health National Program Assessment Survey, renamed as the Agricultural Research Service National Program Assessment Survey and expanded so that it can be used by other ARS National Programs. This voluntary information collection will give the beneficiaries of ARS research the opportunity to provide input on the impact of the research conducted by ARS in the last National Program cycle for each of the respective National Programs. This input will be used for planning the research agenda for the next 5-year program cycle.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-25305
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-06
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2015-24259
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-24
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of blueberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 14/545,561, ``BLUEBERRY PLANT NAMED `BABY BLUES','' filed on May 21, 2015.
Rules of Practice Before the Judicial Officer
Document Number: 2015-22881
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-11
Agency: Agricultural Research Service
This document contains the final revisions to the rules of practice before the Judicial Officer relative to debt collection against current and former employees. These revisions are necessary to implement an electronic filing system.
Product Change-Priority Mail Express Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2015-22721
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-10
Agency: Agricultural Research Service
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2015-22718
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-10
Agency: Agricultural Research Service
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.