[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 55 (Wednesday, March 21, 2018)]
[Page 12344]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-05633]



United States Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``National Summer 
Teacher Institute''

    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: National Summer Teacher Institute.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0077.
    Form Number(s):


    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 900 per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to 30 minutes (0.5 
hours) to prepare and submit the appropriate forms to the USPTO, 
depending upon the instrument used.
    Burden Hours: 291.67 hours annually.
    Cost Burden: $0.
    Needs and Uses: The information gathered in this collection relates 
to applications for the ``National Summer Teacher Institute,'' a summer 
teaching workshop sponsored by the USPTO. The program application 
requires interested individuals to certify that they are educators with 
at least 3 years' experience; to identify STEM-related fields they have 
taught in the last year; to identify STEM-related fields they plan to 
teach in the upcoming year; and to acknowledge their commitment to 
incorporate the learnings from the National Summer Teacher Institute 
into their curriculum, where applicable, and cooperate with sharing 
lessons and outcomes with teachers and USPTO.
    The USPTO may host various webinars in conjunction with the 
National Summer Teacher Institute. USPTO plans to conduct surveys of 
both the Institute and the webinars in order to gain useful feedback 
from program participants.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; not-for-profit 
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, 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-
0077 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance 
Division Director, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before April 20, 2018 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to [email protected], 
or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. 

Marcie Lovett,
Records and Information Governance Division Director, OCTO, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2018-05633 Filed 3-20-18; 8:45 am]