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SUMMARY
: The SEDAR Steering
Committee will meet via webinar to
discuss the SEDAR stock assessment
process and assessment schedule. See
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
.
DATES
: The SEDAR Steering Committee
will meet via webinar on Friday,
October 16, 2020, from 9 a.m. until
12:30 p.m., Eastern.
ADDRESSES
:
Meeting address: The meeting will be
held via webinar. The webinar is open
to members of the public. Those
interested in participating should
contact Julie Neer (see
FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT
) to request an
invitation providing webinar access
information. Please request webinar
invitations at least 24 hours in advance
of each webinar.
SEDAR address: South Atlantic
Fishery Management Council, 4055
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N
Charleston, SC 29405;
www.sedarweb.org.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Julie
A. Neer, SEDAR Program Manager, 4055
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North
Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571–
4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax:
(843) 769–4520; email: Julie.neer@
safmc.net.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The
SEDAR Steering Committee provides
guidance and oversight of the SEDAR
stock assessment program and manages
assessment scheduling. The items of
discussion for this meeting are as
follows:
1. SEDAR Projects Update
2. SEDAR Projects Schedule
3. SEDAR Process Review and
Discussions
Although non-emergency issues not
contained in this agenda may come
before this group for discussion, those
issues may not be the subject of formal
action during this meeting. Action will
be restricted to those issues specifically
identified in this notice and any issues
arising after publication of this notice
that require emergency action under
section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens
Fishery Conservation and Management
Act, provided the public has been
notified of the intent to take final action
to address the emergency.
Special Accommodations
This meeting is accessible to people
with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary
aids should be directed to the SAFMC
office (see
ADDRESSES
) at least 5
business days prior to the meeting.
Note: The times and sequence specified in
this agenda are subject to change.
Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.
Dated: September 28, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable
Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020–21733 Filed 9–30–20; 8:45 am]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration
[RTID 0648–XA526]
Fisheries of the Northeastern United
States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean
Quahog Fisheries; Notice That Vendor
Will Provide 2021 Cage Tags
AGENCY
: National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice of vendor to provide
fishing year 2021 cage tags.
SUMMARY
: NMFS informs surfclam and
ocean quahog individual transferable
quota allocation holders that they will
be required to purchase their fishing
year 2021 (January 1, 2021–December
31, 2021) cage tags from the National
Band and Tag Company. The intent of
this notice is to comply with regulations
for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean
quahog fisheries and to promote
efficient distribution of cage tags.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Aimee Ahles, Fishery Management
Specialist, (978) 281–9373.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The
Federal Atlantic surfclam and ocean
quahog fishery regulations at 50 CFR
648.77(b) authorize the Regional
Administrator of the Greater Atlantic
Region, NMFS, to specify in the Federal
Register a vendor from whom cage tags,
required under the Atlantic Surfclam
and Ocean Quahog Fishery Management
Plan (FMP), shall be purchased. Notice
is hereby given that National Band and
Tag Company of Newport, Kentucky, is
the authorized vendor of cage tags
required for the fishing year 2021
Federal surfclam and ocean quahog
fisheries. Detailed instructions for
purchasing these cage tags will be
provided in a letter to individual
transferable quota allocation holders in
these fisheries from NMFS within the
next several weeks.
Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.
Dated: September 25, 2020.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable
Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020–21666 Filed 9–30–20; 8:45 am]
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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; Comments
Request; Patent Petitions Related to
Application and Reexamination
Processing Fees
AGENCY
: United States Patent and
Trademark Office, Department of
Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice of information collection;
request for comment.
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:
0651–0059 (Patent Petitions Related to
Application and Reexamination
Processing Fees). 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
November 30, 2020.
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 ‘‘0651–0059
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 Raul Tamayo,
Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Patent
Legal Administration, United States
Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box
1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by
telephone at 571–272–7728; or by email
to raul.tamayo@uspto.gov with ‘‘0651–
0059 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
:
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I. Abstract
The United States Patent and
Trademark Office (USPTO) is required
by 35 U.S.C. 131 et seq. to examine an
application for patent and, when
appropriate, issue a patent. The USPTO
also is required to publish patent
applications, with certain exceptions,
promptly after the expiration of a period
of 18 months from the earliest filing
date for which a benefit is sought under
Title 35, United States Code.
Many actions taken by the USPTO
during its examination of an application
for patent or for reissue of a patent, or
during its reexamination of a patent, are
subject to review by an appeal to the
Patent Trial and Appeal Board. For
other USPTO actions, review is in the
form of administrative review obtained
via submission of a petition to the
USPTO. USPTO petitions practice
provides an opportunity for a patent
applicant or owner to supply additional
information that may be required in
order for the USPTO to further process
an application or patent.
This information collection covers
petitions filed in patent applications
and reexamination proceedings, and
accompanying fees as set forth in 37
CFR 1.17(f), (g), or (h). This information
collection also covers the transmittals
for the petition fees.
II. Method of Collection
The items in this information
collection can be submitted
electronically through Electronic Filing
System-Web (EFS-Web), on paper by
mail, facsimile, or hand delivery to the
USPTO.
III. Data
OMB Number: 0651–0059.
Form Number(s): (SB = Specimen
Book; AIA = America Invents Act).
PTO/SB/28 (EFS-Web only) (Petitions
to Make Special Under Accelerated
Examination Program)
PTO/AIA/24a (Petitions for Express
Abandonment to Avoid Publication
Under 37 CFR 1.138(c))
PTO/SB/23 (Petition for Extension of
Time Under 37 CFR 1.136(b))
PTO/AIA/17P (Petition Fee Under 37
CFR 1.17(f), (g), and (h) Transmittal)
PTO/SB/140 (Petition to Withdraw an
Application from Issue)
Type of Review: Revision of a
currently approved information
collection.
Affected Public: Private sector;
individuals or households.
Estimated Number of Respondents:
40,922 respondents per year.
Estimated Number of Responses:
40,922 responses per year.
Estimated Time per Response: The
USPTO estimates that it will take the
public from approximately 5 minutes
(0.08 hours) to 12 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: 72,958 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Respondent
Hourly Cost Burden: $29,183,200.
T
ABLE
1—T
OTAL
H
OURLY
B
URDEN
F
OR
P
RIVATE
S
ECTOR
R
ESPONDENTS
Item No. Item Estimated
annual
respondents
Estimated
annual
responses
(year)
Estimated
time for
response
(hours)
Estimated
annual
burden
(hour/year)
Rate
1
($/hour)
Estimated
annual
burden
(a) (b) (a) × (b) = c (d) (c) × (d) = e
1 ................. Petitions (corresponding to the fee) Under 37 CFR 1.17(f) in-
clude: 4,146 4,146 4 16,583 $400 $6,633,200
Petition to Accord a Filing Date Under 1.57(a).
Petition to Accord a Filing Date Under 1.53(e).
Petition for Decision on a Question Not Specifically
Provided For.
Petition to Suspend the Rules.
Petition Fee Under 37 CFR 1.17(f), (g), and (h) Trans-
mittal.
2 ................. Petitions (corresponding to the fee) Under 37 CFR 1.17(g) in-
clude: 10,313 10,313 2 20,626 400 8,250,400
Petition to Access an Assignment Record.
Petition for Access to an Application.
Petition for Expungement and Return of Information.
Petition to Suspend Action in an Application.
Petition Fee Under 37 CFR 1.17(f), (g), and (h) Trans-
mittal.
3 ................. Petitions (corresponding to the fee) Under 37 CFR 1.17(h) in-
clude: 23,866 23,866 1 23,866 400 9,546,400
Petition for Accepting Color Drawings or Photographs.
Petition for Entry of a Model or Exhibit.
Petition to Withdraw an Application from Issue.
Petition to Defer Issuance of a Patent.
Petition Fee Under 37 CFR 1.17(f), (g), and (h) Trans-
mittal.
4 ................. Petitions to Make Special Under Accelerated Examination
Program (EFS-Web only). 798 798 12 9,576 400 3,830,400
5 ................. Petitions for Express Abandonment to Avoid Publication
Under 37 CFR 1.138(c). 570 570 .2 114 400 45,600
6 ................. Petition for Extension of Time Under 37 CFR 1.136(b) ........... 1 1 .5 1 400 400
Total .... ................................................................................................... 39,694 39,694 .................... 70,766 .................... 28,306,400
1
2019 Report of the Economic Survey, published by the Committee on Economics of Legal Practice of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA);
https://www.aipla.org/detail/journal-issue/2019-report-of-the-economic-survey. The USPTO uses the mean rate for attorneys in private firms which is $400 per hour.
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ABLE
2—T
OTAL
H
OURLY
B
URDEN
F
OR
I
NDIVIDUALS
A
ND
H
OUSEHOLDS
R
ESPONDENTS
Item No. Item Estimated
annual
respondents
Estimated
annual
responses
(year)
Estimated
time for
response
(hours)
Estimated
annual
burden
(hour/year)
Rate
2
($/hour)
Estimated
annual
burden
(a) (b) (a) × (b) = c (d) (c) × (d) = e
1 ................. Petitions (corresponding to the fee) Under 37 CFR 1.17(f) in-
clude: 128 128 4 512 $400 $204,800
Petition to Accord a Filing Date Under 1.57(a).
Petition to Accord a Filing Date Under 1.53(e).
Petition for Decision on a Question Not Specifically
Provided For.
Petition to Suspend the Rules.
Petition Fee Under 37 CFR 1.17(f), (g), and (h) Trans-
mittal.
2 ................. Petitions (corresponding to the fee) Under 37 CFR 1.17(g) in-
clude: 319 319 2 638 400 255,200
Petition to Access an Assignment Record.
Petition for Access to an Application.
Petition for Expungement and Return of Information.
Petition to Suspend Action in an Application.
Petition Fee Under 37 CFR 1.17(f), (g), and (h) Trans-
mittal.
3 ................. Petitions (corresponding to the fee) Under 37 CFR 1.17(h) in-
clude: 738 738 1 738 400 295,200
Petition for Accepting Color Drawings or Photographs.
Petition for Entry of a Model or Exhibit.
Petition to Withdraw an Application from Issue.
Petition to Defer Issuance of a Patent.
Petition Fee Under 37 CFR 1.17(f), (g), and (h) Trans-
mittal.
5 ................. Petitions to Make Special Under Accelerated Examination
Program (EFS-Web only). 25 25 12 300 400 120,000
6 ................. Petitions for Express Abandonment to Avoid Publication
Under 37 CFR 1.138(c). 18 18 .2 4 400 1,600
Total .... ................................................................................................... 1,228 1,228 .................... 2,192 .................... 876,800
2
2019 Report of the Economic Survey, published by the Committee on Economics of Legal Practice of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA);
https://www.aipla.org/detail/journal-issue/2019-report-of-the-economic-survey. The USPTO uses the mean rate for attorneys in private firms which is $400 per hour.
Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour
Respondent Cost Burden: $3,195,134.
There are no capital start-up,
operation, or maintenance costs
associated with this information
collection. However, this information
collection does have annual non-hour
costs in the form of postage costs and
filing fees.
T
ABLE
3—A
NNUAL
N
ON
-H
OUR
C
OST
B
URDEN
Item No. Item Estimated
annual
responses
Estimated
cost
Estimated
non-hour
cost burden
(a) (b) (a) × (b)
1 ..................... Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17 (f) (Group I)
(large entity). 1,089 $420 $457,380
1 ..................... Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17 (f) (Group I)
(small entity). 840 210 176,400
1 ..................... Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17 (f) (Group I)
(micro entity). 208 105 21,840
2 ..................... Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17 (g) (Group II)
(large entity). 4,739 220 1,042,580
2 ..................... Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17 (g) (Group II)
(small entity). 515 110 56,650
2 ..................... Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17 (g) (Group II)
(micro entity). 62 55 3,410
3 ..................... Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17 (h) (Group III)
(large entity). 8,310 140 1,163,400
3 ..................... Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17 (h) (Group III)
(small entity). 3,777 70 264,390
3 ..................... Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17 (h) (Group III)
(micro entity). 214 35 7,490
* Total ...... .......................................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ 3,193,540
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Respondents may also incur postage
costs when submitting items in this
information collection. Although the
USPTO prefers that items in this
information collection be submitted
electronically, items may be submitted
to the USPTO by mail through the
United States Postal Service. The
USPTO expects that approximately 99
percent of the items in this information
collection will be submitted
electronically, resulting in 198 mailed
submissions. The average cost for a four-
ounce 2-Day Priority Mail legal flat rate
envelope shipped first-class via USPS is
$8.05. Therefore, the USPTO estimates
that the postage costs for the mailed
submissions in this information
collection will total $1,594.
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.
Christopher G. Baker,
Information Collections Officer, Office of the
Chief Administrative Officer, United States
Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2020–21799 Filed 9–29–20; 11:15 am]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
[Docket No. ED–2020–SCC–0158]
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Comment Request;
Implementation Evaluation of the Title
III National Professional Development
Program
AGENCY
: Institute for Education Sciences
(IES), Department of Education (ED).
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: In accordance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is
proposing a new information collection.
DATES
: Interested persons are invited to
submit comments on or before
November 30, 2020.
ADDRESSES
: To access and review all the
documents related to the information
collection listed in this notice, please
use http://www.regulations.gov by
searching the Docket ID number ED–
2020–SCC–0158. Comments submitted
in response to this notice should be
submitted electronically through the
Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://
www.regulations.gov by selecting the
Docket ID number or via postal mail,
commercial delivery, or hand delivery.
If the regulations.gov site is not
available to the public for any reason,
ED will temporarily accept comments at
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the
docket ID number and the title of the
information collection request when
requesting documents or submitting
comments. Please note that comments
submitted by fax or email and those
submitted after the comment period will
not be accepted. Written requests for
information or comments submitted by
postal mail or delivery should be
addressed to the Director of the Strategic
Collections and Clearance Governance
and Strategy Division, U.S. Department
of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW,
LBJ, Room 6W208B, Washington, DC
20202–8240.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: For
specific questions related to collection
activities, please contact Tracy
Rimdzius, 202,245–7283.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The
Department of Education (ED), in
accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C.
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general
public and Federal agencies with an
opportunity to comment on proposed,
revised, and continuing collections of
information. This helps the Department
assess the impact of its information
collection requirements and minimize
the public’s reporting burden. It also
helps the public understand the
Department’s information collection
requirements and provide the requested
data in the desired format. ED is
soliciting comments on the proposed
information collection request (ICR) that
is described below. The Department of
Education is especially interested in
public comment addressing the
following issues: (1) Is this collection
necessary to the proper functions of the
Department; (2) will this information be
processed and used in a timely manner;
(3) is the estimate of burden accurate;
(4) how might the Department enhance
the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and (5) how
might the Department minimize the
burden of this collection on the
respondents, including through the use
of information technology. Please note
that written comments received in
response to this notice will be
considered public records.
Title of Collection: Implementation
Evaluation of the Title III National
Professional Development Program.
OMB Control Number: 1850–NEW.
Type of Review: A new information
collection.
Respondents/Affected Public:
Individuals or households.
Total Estimated Number of Annual
Responses: 939.
Total Estimated Number of Annual
Burden Hours: 411.
Abstract: The data collection
described in this submission includes
activities for an implementation
evaluation of the National Professional
Development (NPD) program,
authorized by Title III of the Elementary
and Secondary Education Act (ESEA),
which aims to help educational
personnel working with English learners
(ELs) meet high professional standards
and to improve classroom instruction
for ELs. The evaluation is designed to
provide a systematic and up-to-date
look at the implementation of NPD-
supported activities among the
programs’ 91 current grantees as well as
a representative sample of pre-service
and in-service educators who
participated in NPD-supported
activities. The surveys will collect
information on NPD grantees’ goals,
strategies used to meet those goals,
changes made to teacher education
programs, and challenges and successes
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