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Agency Information Collection Extension

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AGENCY:

U.S. Department of Energy.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), intends to extend for three years, an information collection request with 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 September 9, 2011. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments may be sent to John T. Lucas, GC-62, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585, or by fax at (202) 586-2805 or by e-mail at john.t.lucas@hq.doe.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

John T. Lucas, at the address listed above.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1910-0800; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Legal Collections; (3 ) Type of Review: renewal; (4) Purpose: To continue to maintain DOE oversight of responsibilities relating to DOE and contractor invention reporting and related matters; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 1817; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 1817; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 15,127; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: 1,034,525.

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Statutory Authority: 42 U.S.C. 5908 (a), (b) and (c); 10 CFR Part 781; 10 CFR Part 784.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on July 5, 2011.

John T. Lucas,

Assistant General Counsel for Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property, U.S. Department of Energy.

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[FR Doc. 2011-17314 Filed 7-8-11; 8:45 am]

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