Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 911 Grant Program Performance Closeout Report

CourtNational Telecommunications And Information Administration
Citation86 FR 30919
Record Number2021-12224
Publication Date10 Jun 2021
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including whether the information will
have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the
accuracy of our estimate of the time and
cost burden for this proposed collection,
including the validity of the
methodology and assumptions used; (c)
Evaluate ways to enhance the quality,
utility, and clarity of the information to
be collected; and (d) Minimize the
reporting burden on those who are to
respond, including the use of automated
collection techniques or other forms of
information technology.
Comments that you submit in
response to this notice are a matter of
public record. We will include or
summarize each comment in our request
to OMB to approve this ICR. Before
including your address, phone number,
email address, or other personal
identifying information in your
comment, you should be aware that
your entire comment—including your
personal identifying information—may
be made publicly available at any time.
While you may ask us in your comment
to withhold your personal identifying
information from public review, we
cannot guarantee that we will be able to
do so.
Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of
the Chief Information Officer, Commerce
Department.
[FR Doc. 2021–12136 Filed 6–9–21; 8:45 am]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration
[RTID 0648–XB153]
Marine Mammals and Endangered
Species
AGENCY
: National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice; issuance of permits.
SUMMARY
: Notice is hereby given that
permits have been issued to the
following entities under the Marine
Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and
the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as
applicable.
ADDRESSES
: The permits and related
documents are available for review
upon written request via email to
NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Jennifer Skidmore (Permit No. 25500),
Shasta McClenahan, Ph.D. (Permit No.
25581), and Jordan Rutland (Permit No.
25520); at (301) 427–8401.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Notices
were published in the Federal Register
on the dates listed below that requests
for a permit had been submitted by the
below-named applicants. To locate the
Federal Register notice that announced
our receipt of the application and a
complete description of the activities, go
to www.federalregister.gov and search
on the permit number provided in Table
1 below.
T
ABLE
1—I
SSUED
P
ERMITS
Permit No. RTID Applicant Previous Federal Register
notice Issuance date
25500 ............. 0648–XA943 University of Alaska Museum of the North, 907 Yukon
Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775 (Responsible Party: Link
Olson, Ph.D.).
86 FR 14878; March 19, 2021 .... May 6, 2021.
25581 ............. 0648–XA959 Freedive Pictures, Ltd, St. Stephens Avenue Bristol,
United Kingdom, BS1 1YL (Responsible Party: Sophie
Morgan).
86 FR 15651; March 24, 2021 .... May 6, 2021.
25520 ............. 0648–XA958 BBC Natural History and Factual Productions Ltd.,
Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, United
Kingdom, BS8 2LR (Responsible Party: Daniel Ras-
mussen).
86 FR 15464; March 23, 2021 .... May 25, 2021.
In compliance with the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final
determination has been made that the
activities proposed are categorically
excluded from the requirement to
prepare an environmental assessment or
environmental impact statement.
As required by the ESA, as applicable,
issuance of these permit was based on
a finding that such permits: (1) Were
applied for in good faith; (2) will not
operate to the disadvantage of such
endangered species; and (3) are
consistent with the purposes and
policies set forth in Section 2 of the
ESA.
Authority: The requested permits have
been issued under the MMPA of 1972, as
amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the
regulations governing the taking and
importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part
216), the ESA of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C.
1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing
the taking, importing, and exporting of
endangered and threatened species (50 CFR
parts 222–226), as applicable.
Dated: June 4, 2021.
Julia Marie Harrison,
Chief, Permits and Conservation Division,
Office of Protected Resources, National
Marine Fisheries Service.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Telecommunications and
Information Administration
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Submission to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for
Review and Approval; Comment
Request; 911 Grant Program
Performance Closeout Report
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 April 2,
2021 during the 60-day comment
period. This notice allows for an
additional 30 days for public comments.
Agency: National
Telecommunications and Information
Administration, Commerce.
Title: 911 Grant Program Closeout
Performance Report Request.
OMB Control Number: 06XX–XXXX.
Form Number(s): None.
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Type of Request: New information
collection.
Number of Respondents: 36.
Average Hours per Response: 60
hours.
Burden Hours: 2,160 hours.
Needs and Uses: In 2012, the Next
Generation 911 (NG911) Advancement
Act of 2012 (Middle Class Tax Relief
and Job Creation Act of 2012, Pub. L.
112–96, Title VI, Subtitle E (codified at
47 U.S.C. 942)) enacted changes to this
program. It reauthorized the 911
Implementation Coordination Office
(ICO), a joint effort between the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) and the National
Telecommunications and Information
Administration (NTIA). It delineated the
responsibilities of the ICO to include a
joint program to establish and facilitate
coordination and communication
between Federal, State, and local
emergency communications systems,
emergency personnel, public safety
organizations, telecommunications
carriers, and telecommunications
equipment manufacturers and vendors
involved in the implementation of 911
services.
The NG911 Advancement Act
provided funding for grants to be used
for the implementation and operation of
911 services, E911 services, migration to
an IP-enabled emergency network, and
adoption and operation of NG911
services and applications; the
implementation of IP-enabled
emergency services and applications
enabled by NG911 services, including
the establishment of IP backbone
networks and the application layer
software infrastructure needed to
interconnect the multitude of
emergency response organizations; and
training public safety personnel,
including call-takers, first responders,
and other individuals and organizations
who are part of the emergency response
chain in 911 services. In August 2019,
NTIA and NHTSA made $109,250,000
in grant awards to 36 agencies.
The information collected for the
closeout of this grant program will
include various reporting requirements.
The closeout performance report is a
new collection instrument. All grantees
will submit the closeout performance
report, tangible property report and final
financial report in accordance with 2
CFR part 200, the Uniform
Administrative Requirements, Cost
Principles, and Audit Requirements for
Federal Awards (OMB Uniform
Guidance). It is important for NTIA and
NHTSA to have this information so that
they can effectively administer the grant
program and account for the
expenditure of funds.
Affected Public: Under this proposed
effort, all grantees are required to submit
the required report electronically via
email. Reporting entities are the 36
grantees, making the total maximum
number of respondents 36.
Frequency: One time. The reporting
entities will be required to submit the
Closeout Performance Report, Tangible
Property Report and a final financial
report.
Respondents’ Obligation: Mandatory.
Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 942.
This information collection request
may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov.
Follow the instructions to view the
Department of Commerce collections
currently under review by OMB.
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 the title of the collection.
Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of
the Chief Information Officer, Commerce
Department.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Patent and Trademark Office
[Docket No. PTO–C–2021–0016]
New Implementation Date for Patent
Practitioner Registration Statement
and Continuing Legal Education
Certification
AGENCY
: United States Patent and
Trademark Office, Department of
Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice of revised
implementation date.
SUMMARY
: The United States Patent and
Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) is
delaying the implementation of the
biennial mandatory registration
statement required from registered
patent practitioners and individuals
granted limited recognition to practice
before the USPTO in patent matters
until November 1, 2024. However,
beginning in the spring of 2022,
registered patent practitioners and
individuals granted recognition to
practice before the USPTO in patent
matters may voluntarily certify that they
have completed six credit hours of
continuing legal education (CLE) in the
preceding 24 months.
DATES
: New Implementation Date: The
USPTO anticipates that the registration
statement will first be collected on
November 1, 2024. The voluntary
certification of CLE will commence in
the spring of 2022.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
William Covey, Deputy General Counsel
and Director OED, at 571–272–4097.
Please direct media inquiries to the
USPTO’s Office of the Chief
Communications Officer at 571–272–
8400.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Pursuant
to the final rule, Setting and Adjusting
Patent Fees During Fiscal Year 2020, 85
FR 46932 (Aug. 3, 2020), registered
patent practitioners and individuals
granted limited recognition to practice
before the USPTO in patent matters may
be required to biennially submit a
mandatory registration statement. See
37 CFR 11.11(a)(2). The final rule also
provided that registered patent
practitioners and individuals granted
limited recognition to practice before
the USPTO in patent matters who have
completed six credits of CLE in the
preceding 24 months (including five
hours of CLE in patent law and practice
and one hour of CLE in ethics) may
voluntarily certify such completion to
the OED Director. 37 CFR 11.11(a)(3)(i).
In the final rule, the USPTO anticipated
that practitioners would first be
required to submit a registration
statement in the spring of 2022, and that
patent practitioners would make the
voluntary CLE certification, if desired,
when submitting the registration
statement. 85 FR 46932, at 46948.
On October 9, 2020, the USPTO
published proposed CLE guidelines
with a request for comments in the
Federal Register, seeking public input
on the guidelines. 85 FR 64128. The
request for comments closed on January
7, 2021. The USPTO received 26
comments, addressing both the
proposed CLE guidelines and the
provisions of the final patent fee rule
which establish the biennial electronic
registration statement.
After considering numerous factors,
the USPTO has decided to delay the
implementation of the registration
statement. The decision to delay is
based, in part, on the USPTO’s
consideration of public comments
received regarding the registration
statement in response to the request for
public comments on the proposed CLE
guidelines. The USPTO’s decision is
also based on a close analysis of
operational priorities and budget. The
USPTO notes that delaying
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