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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


Notice of information collection under OMB review.


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)).


All comments should be submitted within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication.


All comments should be addressed to Desk Officer for NASA; Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; Room 10236; New Executive Office Building; Washington, DC 20503.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Ms. Kathy Shaeffer, Acting NASA Reports Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Mail Code V, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-1230,

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I. Abstract

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is requesting renewal of an existing collection that is used to ensure the proper disposition of rights to inventions made in the course of NASA-funded research. With this collection NASA tracks all inventions that are disclosed by grant recipients.

Information is required to ensure the proper disposition of rights to inventions made in the course of NASA-funded research. The requirement is codified in 14 CFR 1260.28. The legislative authorities are 43 U.S.C. 2451 et seq., and 35 U.S.C. 200 et seq.

Grant provisions require that recipients include a list of all inventions required to be disclosed in their annual Performance Report.

II. Method of Collection

NASA utilizes paper and electronic methods to collect information from collection respondents.

III. Data

Title: Patents—Grants and Cooperative Agreements.

OMB Number: 2700-0048.

Type of review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Business or other for-profit; State, local, or tribal government.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 8128.

Estimated Time Per Response: ranges from 1/3 hour to 8 hours per response. Start Printed Page 6464

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,137.

Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.

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.

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Dated: January 31, 2005.

Patricia L. Dunnington,

Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 05-2294 Filed 2-4-05; 8:45 am]