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Department of Energy.


Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review; comment request.


The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its “Technology Partnerships Ombudsmen Reporting Requirements”, OMB Control Number 1910-5188. This information collection request covers information necessary to implement a statutory requirement that the Technology Transfer Ombudsmen report quarterly on complaints they receive.


Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before October 20, 2008. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the OMB Desk Officer of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at 202-395-4650.


Written comments should be sent to the: DOE Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 735 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503; and to Kathleen M. Binder, GC-12, Director, Office of Conflict Prevention and Resolution, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585.

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Kathleen M. Binder at the address listed in ADDRESSES .

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This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1910-5188; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Technology Partnerships Ombudsmen Reporting Requirements (3) 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. (4) Estimated Number of Respondents: 22 (5) Estimated Total Burden Hours: 50 (6) Number of Collections: The information collection request contains 6 information and/or recordkeeping requirements.

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Statutory Authority: Public Law 106-404, Technology Transfer Commercialization Act of 2000.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on September 12, 2008.

Kathleen M. Binder,

Director, Office of Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Office of General Counsel.

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[FR Doc. E8-21823 Filed 9-17-08; 8:45 am]