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                                             DATES: The Joint Standing and Special                   DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE                                NTIA to establish the OSTWG to review
                                             Mackerel SSC meeting will begin at 1:30                                                                       and evaluate:
                                             p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2008                     National Telecommunications and                          • The status of industry efforts to
                                             and conclude by 5 pm on Friday,                         Information Administration                            promote online safety through
                                             December 12, 2008.                                                                                            educational efforts, parental control
                                                                                                     Notice: Call for Nominations, Online                  technology, blocking and filtering
                                             ADDRESSES:  The meeting will be held at                 Safety and Technology Working Group                   software, age-appropriate labels for
                                             the Radisson Hotel, 2150 Veterans                                                                             content or other technologies or
                                             Memorial Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70062.                   AGENCY:  National Telecommunications                  initiatives designed to promote a safe
                                               Council address: Gulf of Mexico                       and Information Administration                        online environment for children;
                                             Fishery Management Council, 2203                        ACTION: Notice and Request for                           • The status of industry efforts to
                                             North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa,                   Nominations of Representatives to Serve               promote online safety among providers
                                             FL 33607.                                               on Working Group                                      of electronic communications services
                                                                                                                                                           and remote computing services by
                                             FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr.                    SUMMARY: The National                                 reporting apparent child pornography,
                                             Richard Leard, Interim Executive                        Telecommunications and Information                    including any obstacles to such
                                             Director; Gulf of Mexico Fishery                        Administration (NTIA) is seeking                      reporting;
                                             Management Council; telephone: (813)                    nominations of individuals to represent                  • The practices of electronic
                                             348–1630.                                               the business community, public interest               communications service providers and
                                             SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:      The Joint               groups, and other appropriate groups                  remote computing service providers
                                             Standing and Mackerel SSC will meet to                  interested in serving on the NTIA                     related to record retention in connection
                                             receive a presentation of a recent stock                Online Safety and Technology Working                  with crimes against children; and
                                             assessment for king mackerel and to                     Group (OSTWG) for a single fifteen (15)                  • The development of technologies to
                                             make recommendations for acceptable                     month term to commence in January                     help parents shield their children from
                                             biological catch (ABC) levels and annual                2009. At the conclusion of the working                inappropriate material on the Internet.
                                             catch limits (ACL) for Gulf migratory                   group’s term, the OSTWG will provide                     The OSTWG must report its findings
                                             group king mackerel. The Standing SSC                   a report to the Assistant Secretary for               and recommendations to the Assistant
                                             will also discuss and potentially                       Communications and Information and                    Secretary and to Congress within one (1)
                                             develop recommendations for the                         NTIA Administrator and to Congress on                 year after its first meeting.
                                             Council as to its future role and                       ways to promote and to preserve a safe                   The Act specifies that the OSTWG
                                             responsibilities based on the Magnuson-                 environment for children using the                    must be comprised of ‘‘representatives
                                             Stevens Reauthorization Act changes.                    Internet.                                             of relevant sectors of the business
                                                                                                                                                           community, public interest groups, and
                                               Copies of the agenda and other related                DATES:Nominations must be                             other appropriate groups and Federal
                                             materials can be obtained by calling                    postmarked or electronically                          agencies.’’ The ‘‘business community’’
                                             (813) 348–1630.                                         transmitted on or before December 12,                 includes, at a minimum, Internet service
                                               Although other non-emergency issues                   2008.                                                 providers, Internet content providers
                                             not on the agenda may come before the                   ADDRESSES:   An organization wishing to               (especially targeted towards children),
                                             SSCs for discussion, in accordance with                 submit a nomination of an individual to               producers of blocking and filtering
                                             the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery                            represent that organization’s interests               software, operators of social networking
                                             Conservation and Management Act                         relevant to the work of the OSTWG                     sites, search engines, Web portals, and
                                             (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues                    should send the individual’s resume or                domain name service (DNS) providers.
                                             may not be the subject of formal action                 curriculum vita and a biographical                    Public interest groups may include
                                             during this meeting. Actions of the SSCs                statement summarizing the individual’s                organizations that work on behalf of
                                             will be restricted to those issues                      interest in serving on the working group              children or study children’s issues,
                                             specifically identified in the agenda and               and relevant qualifications to the                    Internet safety groups, and education
                                             any issues arising after publication of                 attention of Tim Sloan by mail to Office              and academic entities. NTIA is seeking
                                             this notice that require emergency                      of the Assistant Secretary, National                  representatives from a broad spectrum
                                             action under Section 305(c) of the                      Telecommunications and Information                    of organizations to obtain the best
                                             Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the                      Administration, 1401 Constitution                     information available on the state of
                                             public has been notified of the Council’s               Avenue N.W., Room 4725, Washington,                   online safety.
                                             intent to take action to address the                    DC 20230; by facsimile transmission to                   The OSTWG will have up to 30
                                             emergency.                                              (202) 482–6173; or by electronic mail to              members. Appointments will be for a
                                                                                            Individuals may                   single fifteen (15) month term. The
                                             Special Accommodations                                                                                        Assistant Secretary seeks
                                                                                                     also self-nominate by submitting the
                                                This meeting is physically accessible                same information listed above, as well                representatives of organizations with
                                             to people with disabilities. Requests for               as an indication of support from the                  expertise and knowledge concerning the
                                             sign language interpretation or other                   organization or group that the                        issues the OSTWG will study, and upon
                                             auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina               individual will represent.                            which it will report, as described in the
                                             O’Hern at the Council (see ADDRESSES)                                                                         Act, especially individuals who can
                                                                                                     FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric
                                             at least 5 working days prior to the                                                                          represent the views of an industry sector
                                                                                                     Stark at (202) 482–1880 or                            or a larger public interest group. NTIA
                                             meeting.                                      ; or Tim Sloan at                  will also work with relevant federal
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                                               Dated: November 18, 2008.                             (202) 482–1899 or                agencies to identify appropriate
                                             Tracey L. Thompson,                                     SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On                         representatives to serve on the working
                                             Acting Director, Office of Sustainable                  October 10, 2008, the President signed                group.
                                             Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.           into law the ‘‘Broadband Data                            The Act exempts the OSTWG from
                                             [FR Doc. E8–27682 Filed 11–20–08; 8:45 am]              Improvement Act’’ (the Act), Pub. L. No.              the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
                                             BILLING CODE 3510–22–S                                  110–385. Section 214 of that Act directs              Members will not receive compensation

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                                             or reimbursement for travel or for per                  the necessary information, prepare the                pilot program forms are being added to
                                             diem expenses. A meeting schedule will                  appropriate form, and submit the                      this collection.
                                             be announced upon formation of the                      completed request.                                       The USPTO is undertaking another
                                             working group. All members selected                        Needs and Uses: The Patent                         worksharing program with the EPO and
                                             must agree to attend the scheduled                      Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot                       the JPO called the ‘‘Triway’’ program.
                                             meetings and provide input on the                       program was originally established                    Under the Triway framework, each
                                             working group’s report. NTIA will                       between the United States Patent and                  Office will conduct searches on
                                             provide administrative support for the                  Trademark Office (USPTO) and the
                                             working group.                                                                                                corresponding applications filed under
                                                                                                     Japan Patent Office (JPO) on July 3,
                                               Nominations of potential members                                                                            the Paris Convention in each of the
                                                                                                     2006. The PPH program allows
                                             should include the individual’s resume                  applicants whose claims are determined                Offices in a sufficiently early time
                                             or curriculum vita and should also                      to be patentable in the office of first               period. The search results will then be
                                             include a biographical statement                        filing to have the corresponding                      shared among the Offices in order to
                                             summarizing the individual’s interest in                application that is filed in the office of            reduce the search and examination
                                             serving on the working group and the                    second filing be advanced out of turn for             workload. To support this program, the
                                             individual’s qualifications relevant to                 examination. At the same time, the PPH                USPTO is adding the Request for
                                             the OSTWG’s work. Nominations                           program allows the office of second                   Participation in Triway Pilot Program
                                             should also include a discussion of the                 filing to exploit the search and                      Among the USPTO, the EPO and the
                                             individual’s ability to represent the                   examination results of the office of first            JPO (PTO/SB/12) to this collection.
                                             views of an industry sector or public                   filing, which increases examination                      Affected Public: Individuals or
                                             interest group. Individuals may also                    efficiency and improves patent quality.               households, businesses or other for-
                                             self-nominate by submitting the same                    Additional PPH pilot programs have                    profits, and not-for-profit institutions.
                                             information listed above, as well as an                 recently been established between the
                                             indication of support from the                          USPTO and the United Kingdom                             Frequency: On occasion.
                                             organization or group that the                          Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), the                Respondent’s Obligation: Required to
                                             individual will represent.                              Canadian Intellectual Property Office                 obtain or retain benefits.
                                               Dated: November 17, 2008.                             (CIPO), the Danish Patent and                            OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser,
                                             Kathy D. Smith,                                         Trademark Office (DKPTO), the                         e-mail:
                                             Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications              European Patent Office (EPO), the           
                                             and Information Administration.                         Korean Intellectual Property Office
                                                                                                     (KIPO), and the Intellectual Property                    Once submitted, the request will be
                                             [FR Doc. E8–27675 Filed 11–20–08; 8:45 am]                                                                    publicly available in electronic format
                                                                                                     Office of Australia (IPAU).
                                             BILLING CODE 3510–60–S                                                                                        through the Information Collection
                                                                                                        The USPTO and the JPO also
                                                                                                     participate in a work-sharing pilot                   Review page at
                                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE                                  project called the ‘‘New Route.’’ Under                  Paper copies can be obtained by:
                                                                                                     the New Route framework, a filing in                     • E-mail:
                                             Patent and Trademark Office                             one member office of this arrangement                 Include ‘‘0651–0058 PPH Program copy
                                                                                                     would be deemed a filing in all member
                                             Submission for OMB Review;                                                                                    request’’ in the subject line of the
                                                                                                     offices. The first office and applicant
                                             Comment Request                                                                                               message.
                                                                                                     would be given a 30-month processing
                                                                                                     time frame in which to make available                    • Fax: 571–273–0112, marked to the
                                               The United States Patent and
                                                                                                     a first office action and any necessary               attention of Susan K. Fawcett.
                                             Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit
                                             to the Office of Management and Budget                  translations to the second office(s), and                • Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records
                                             (OMB) for clearance of the following                    the second office(s) would exploit the                Officer, Office of the Chief Information
                                             proposal for collection of information                  search and examination results in                     Officer, Customer Information Services
                                             under the provisions of the Paperwork                   conducting their own examination.                     Group, Public Information Services
                                             Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).                      This information collection                        Division, United States Patent and
                                             AGENCY: United States Patent and                        previously included two forms, Request                Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450,
                                             Trademark Office (USPTO).                               for Participation in the New Route Pilot              Alexandria, VA 22313–1450.
                                               Title: Patent Prosecution Highway                     Program Between the JPO and the
                                                                                                     USPTO (PTO/SB/10) and Request for                        Written comments and
                                             (PPH) Program.
                                                                                                     Participation in the Patent Prosecution               recommendations for the proposed
                                               Form Number(s): PTO/SB/10, PTO/
                                             SB/12, PTO/SB/20AU, PTO/SB/20CA,                        Highway (PPH) Pilot Program Between                   information collection should be sent on
                                             PTO/SB/20DK, PTO/SB/20EP, PTO/SB/                       the (1) JPO or (2) UKIPO and the USPTO                or before December 22, 2008 to Nicholas
                                             20JP, PTO/SB/20KR, and PTO/SB/                          (PTO/SB/20), which may be used by                     A. Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail
                                             20UK.                                                   applicants to request participation in                at, or
                                               Agency Approval Number: 0651–                         the programs and to ensure that they                  by fax to 202–395–5167, marked to the
                                             0058.                                                   meet the program requirements. Since                  attention of Nicholas A. Fraser.
                                               Type of Request: Revision of a                        the PPH program with the JPO has been                   Dated: November 14, 2008.
                                             currently approved collection.                          fully implemented, Form PTO/SB/20
                                                                                                                                                           Susan K. Fawcett,
                                               Burden: 2,625 hours annually.                         has been revised as Form PTO/SB/20JP
                                               Number of Respondents: 1,350                          for use with the JPO and a separate                   Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief
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                                                                                                     Form PTO/SB/20UK has been created                     Information Officer, Customer Information
                                             responses per year.
                                                                                                                                                           Services Group, Public Information Services
                                               Average Hours per Response: The                       for the ongoing pilot program with the
                                             USPTO estimates that it will take the                   UKIPO. Similar forms have been created
                                             public approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to                  for the PPH pilot programs with the                   [FR Doc. E8–27692 Filed 11–20–08; 8:45 am]
                                             submit the information in this                          CIPO, the DKPTO, the EPO, the KIPO,                   BILLING CODE 3510–16–P

                                             collection, including the time to gather                and the IPAU. These additional PPH

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