[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 244 (Friday, December 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 75796]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-29737]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Agency Information Collection Extension

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, invites public comment on a three year extension 
to a collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments are invited on: (a) 
Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before February 17, 2015. If you anticipate difficulty 
in submitting comments within that period, please contact Janet N. 
Freimuth, as listed below, as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent 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: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Janet Freimuth at the address listed in ADDRESSES.

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 Review: 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, Public Law 106-404, codified at 42 
U.S.C. 7261c(c)(3)(C).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 15, 2014.
Janet N. Freimuth,
Acting Director, Office of Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Office 
of Hearings and Appeals.
[FR Doc. 2014-29737 Filed 12-18-14; 8:45 am]
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