[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 97 (Tuesday, May 20, 2014)]
[Pages 28971-28972]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-11620]



[Docket No. NRC-2014-0089]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and 
solicitation of public comment.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public 
comment about our intention to request the OMB's approval for renewal 
of an existing information collection that is summarized below. We are 
required to publish this notice in the Federal Register under the 
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 
    Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted:

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    1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 81, 
``Standard Specifications for the Granting of Patent Licenses.''
    2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0121.
    3. How often the collection is required: Applications for licenses 
are submitted once. Other reports are submitted annually or as events 
    4. Who is required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders 
of NRC licenses to inventions covered by patents or patent 
    5. The number of annual respondents: There are no anticipated 
respondents to this collection over the next three years.
    6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement 
or request: 0 hours. No applications are anticipated during the next 3 
    7. Abstract: As specified in Part 81 of Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations, the NRC may grant non-exclusive licenses or 
limited exclusive licenses to its patent inventions to responsible 
applicants. Applicants for licenses to NRC inventions are required to 
provide information which may provide the basis for granting the 
requested license. In addition, all license holders must submit 
periodic reports on efforts to bring the invention to a point of 
practical application and the extent to which they are making the 
benefits of the invention reasonably accessible to the public. 
Exclusive license holders must submit additional information if they 
seek to extend their licenses, issue sublicenses, or transfer the 
licenses. In addition, if requested, exclusive license holders must 
promptly supply to the United States Government copies of all pleadings 
and other papers filed in any patent infringement lawsuit, as well as 
evidence from proceedings relating to the licensed patent.

Submit, by July 21, 2014, comments that address the following 
    1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC 
to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical 
    2. Is the burden estimate accurate?
    3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected?
    4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology?
    The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly-available 
documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the NRC's 
Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests 
are available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC's home page 
site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice.
    Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made 
available for public inspection. Because your comments will not be 
edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC 
cautions you against including any information in your submission that 
you do not want to be publicly disclosed. Comments submitted should 
reference Docket No. NRC-2014-0089. You may submit your comments by any 
of the following methods: Electronic comments go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2014-0079. Mail 
comments to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Fajr Majeed (T-5 F50), 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    Questions about the information collection requirements may be 
directed to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Fajr Majeed (T-5 F50), 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Washington, DC 20555-0001; 
telephone: 301-415-6736, or by email to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 15th day of May, 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Fajr Majeed,
Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2014-11620 Filed 5-19-14; 8:45 am]