[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 20, 2016)]
[Page 92791]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-30506]



 Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Secrecy and License 
To Export

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) 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, Commerce.
    Title: Secrecy and License to Export.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0034.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Number of Respondents: 2,559 per year.
    Average Hours Per Response: Between 30 minutes (0.5 hours) and 4 
hours to gather the necessary information, prepare the materials, and 
to submit it to the USPTO, depending upon the instrument used and the 
complexity of the situation.
    Burden Hours: 1607.5 hours.
    Cost Burden: $448,267.70.
    Needs and Uses: This information is required by 35 U.S.C. 181-188 
and administered by the USPTO through 37 CFR 5.1-5.22 and 1.17. This 
collection includes the information needed by the USPTO to review the 
various types of petitions regarding secrecy orders and to issue or 
revoke foreign filing licenses. Responses to this information 
collection is necessary to obtain a permit to disclose, modify or 
rescind a secrecy order; to obtain general or group permits; to obtain 
foreign filing licenses, including retroactive foreign filing licenses; 
or to change the scope of a license.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; not-for-profit 
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Kimberly R. Keravouri, email: 
[email protected].
    Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in 
electronic format through reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view 
Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0034 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, 
Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States 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 19, 2017 to Kimberly R. 
Keravouri, OMB Desk Officer, via email to 
[email protected], or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to 
the attention of Kimberly R. Keravouri.

    Dated: December 13, 2016.
Marcie Lovett,
Records Management Division Director, OCIO, United States Patent and 
Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2016-30506 Filed 12-19-16; 8:45 am]