[Federal Register: December 15, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 241)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office

 
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the 
following proposal for collection of information under the provisions 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    Title: National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination 
Application.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-00xx.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    Burden: 40 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 1,600 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: 40 hours. The USPTO estimates that it will 
take the public approximately 40 hours to gather and prepare the 
necessary information, and submit the information to the USPTO.
    Needs and Uses: The pubic uses the National Medal of Technology and 
Innovation Nomination Application to recognize through nomination an 
individual's or company's extraordinary leadership and innovation in 
technological achievement. The application must be accompanied by at 
least six letters of recommendation or support from individuals who 
have first-hand knowledge of the cited achievement(s).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, e-mail: 
Nicholas.A.Fraser@omb.eop.gov. Once submitted, the request will be 
publically available in electronic format through the Information 
Collection Review page at www.reginfo.gov.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: Susan.Fawcett@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-00xx 
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Application copy 
request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: 571-273-0112, marked to the attention of Susan K. 
Fawcett.
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, Customer Information Services Group, Public 
Information Services Division, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. 
Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before January 14, 2009 to 
Nicholas.A.Fraser@omb.eop.gov or by fax (202) 395-5167, marked to the 
attention of Nicholas A. Fraser.

    Dated: December 8, 2008.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Customer Information Services Group, Public Information Services 
Division.
 [FR Doc. E8-29636 Filed 12-12-08; 8:45 am]

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