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AGENCY:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

NOTICE:

(08—023).

ACTION:

Notice of information collection under OMB review.

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 30 calendar days from the date of this publication.

ADDRESSES:

All comments should be addressed to Desk Officer for NASA, Sharon Mar, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-6466, Sharon_Mar@omb.eop.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Dr. Walter Kit, NASA PRA Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW., JE0000, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-1350, Walter.Kit-1@nasa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

Contractors performing research and development are required by statutes, NASA implementing regulations, and OMB policy to submit reports of inventions, patents, data, and copyrights, including the utilization and disposition of same. The NASA New Technology Summary Report reporting form is being used for this purpose.

II. Method of Collection

NASA FAR Supplement clauses for patent rights and new technology encourage the contractor to use an electronic form and provide a hyperlink to the electronic New Technology Reporting Web (eNTRe) site http://invention.nasa.gov. This Web site has been set up to help NASA employees and parties under NASA funding agreements (i.e., contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and subcontracts) to report new technology information directly, via a secure Internet connection, to NASA.

III. Data

Title: NASA FAR Supplement, Part 1827, Patents, Data, and Copyrights.

OMB Number: 2700-0052.

Type of review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions, Federal Government, and State, Local or Tribal Government.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,016.

Estimated Time per Response: 812 hours × .166 + 8 hours × 407 hours = 3,391 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,391.

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.

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.

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Gary Cox,

Associate Chief Information Officer (Acting).

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[FR Doc. E8-5693 Filed 3-20-08; 8:45 am]

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