[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 197 (Thursday, October 12, 2006)]
[Pages 60194-60195]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-16855]



Notice of Information Collection

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
    Notice: (06-077).

ACTION: Notice of information collection.


SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of 
its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this 
opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information 
collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. 
L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from 
the date of this publication.

ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Mr. Walter Kit, National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Mr. Walter Kit, NASA PRA Officer, NASA 
Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW., JE000, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 
358-1350, [email protected].


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I. Abstract

    NASA grants patent licenses for the commercial application of NASA-
owned inventions. Each licensee is required to report annually on it 
activities in commercializing its licensed inventions(s) and on any 
royalties due. NASA attorneys use this information to determine of a 
licensee is achieving and maintaining practical application of the 
licensed inventions as required by its license agreement.

II. Method of Collection

    The current paper-based system is used to collect the information. 
It is deemed not cost effect to collect the information using a Web 
site form since the reports submitted vary significantly in format and 

III. Data

    Title: Patent License Report.
    OMB Number: 2700-0010.
    Type of review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; individuals or 
    Number of Respondents: 90.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 90.
    Hours per Request: 0.5 hour.
    Annual Burden Hours: 45.
    Frequency of Report: Annually.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
NASA, including whether the information collected has practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA's estimate of the burden (including 
hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including automated collection techniques 
or the use of other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection. They will also become a matter of public record.

Gary Cox,
Deputy Chief Information Officer (Acting).
[FR Doc. E6-16855 Filed 10-11-06; 8:45 am]