[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 30 (Friday, February 13, 2015)]
[Pages 8080-8081]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03034]



Agency Information Collection Extension

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy.

ACTION: Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review; 
comment request.


SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information 
collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a 
three year extension of its ``Technology Partnerships Ombudsman 
Reporting Requirements'', OMB Control Number 1910-5118. This 
information collection request covers information necessary to 
implement a statutory requirement that the Technology Transfer 

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report quarterly on complaints they receive.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before March 16, 2015. If you anticipate difficulty that 
you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within 
the period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the OMB Desk 
Officer of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The 
Desk Officer may be telephoned at 202-395-4718.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the:

DOE Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 
735 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; and to
Janet N. Freimuth, HG-6, Acting Director, Office of Conflict Prevention 
and Resolution, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue 
SW., Washington, DC 20585; or by fax at 202-287-1415 or by email at 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet N. Freimuth at the address 
listed in ADDRESSES. The Web site address for the report is http://www.energy.gov/oha/downloads/technology-transfer-reporting-form.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains: (1) OMB No. 1910-5118; (2) Information Collection Request 
Title: ``Technology Partnerships Ombudsman Reporting Requirements''; 
(3) Type of Request: Renewal; (4) Purpose: The information collected 
will be used to determine whether the Technology Partnerships Ombudsmen 
are properly helping to resolve complaints from outside organizations 
regarding laboratory policies and actions with respect to technology 
partnerships; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 22; (6) 
Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 88; (7) Annual Estimated 
Number of Burden Hours: 50; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and 
Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $ 2,500. The cost burden is based on an 
average hourly rate of $ 50 per hour. We expect no start up or 
maintenance costs.

    Statutory Authority: Section 11 of the Technology Transfer 
Commercialization Act of 2000, Pub. L. 106-404, codified at 42 
U.S.C. 7261c(c)(3)(C).

     Issued in Washington, DC on February 9, 2015.
Janet N. Freimuth,
Acting Director, Office of Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Office 
of Hearings and Appeals, U.S. Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2015-03034 Filed 2-12-15; 8:45 am]