[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 169 (Tuesday, September 2, 2014)]
[Pages 52057-52058]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20644]



[Docket No. NRC-2014-0089]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and 
solicitation of public comment.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently 
submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection 
of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential 
respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a 
person is not required to respond to, a collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC 
published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on 
this information collection on May 20, 2014.
    1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension.
    2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 81, 
``Standard Specifications for the Granting of Patent Licenses.''
    3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0121.
    4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable.
    5. How often the collection is required: Applications for licenses 
are submitted once. Other reports are submitted annually or as events 
    6. Who will be required or asked to report: Applicants for and 
holders of NRC licenses to inventions covered by patents or patent 
    7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 1.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
complete the requirement or request: 37; however, no applications are 
anticipated during the next 3 years.
    10. 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 

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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.
    The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly-available 
documents, including the final 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 and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer 
listed below by October 2, 2014. Comments received after this date will 
be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of 
consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date.

Danielle Y. Jones, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs (3150-0121), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, 
Washington, DC 20503

    Comments can also be emailed to 
[email protected] or submitted by telephone 
at 202-395-1741.
    The NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, telephone: 301-415-

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of August, 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tremaine Donnell,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services.
[FR Doc. 2014-20644 Filed 8-29-14; 8:45 am]