[Federal Register: March 10, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 45)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office

 
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the 
following proposal for collection of information under the provisions 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    Title: Public User ID Badging.
    Form Number(s): PTO-2030, PTO-2224.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0041.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 1,045 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 10,500 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public approximately five to ten minutes (0.08 to 0.17 hours) to 
complete the information in this collection, including gathering the 
necessary information, preparing the appropriate form, and submitting 
the completed request.
    Needs and Uses: The USPTO is required by 35 U.S.C. 41(I)(1) to 
maintain a Public Search Facility to provide patent and trademark 
collections for searching and retrieval of information. In order to 
manage the patent and trademark collections that are available to the 
public, the USPTO issues online access cards to customers who wish to 
use the electronic search systems at the Public Search Facility. Under 
the authority provided in 41 CFR part 102-81, the USPTO also issues 
security identification badges to members of the public who wish to use 
the facilities at the USPTO. The public uses this information 
collection to request an online access card or a security 
identification badge and to register for user training classes.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; and not-for-profit institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion with annual renewals for online access cards 
and security identification badges.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, e-mail: Nicholas_A._
Fraser@omb.eop.gov.
    Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in 
electronic format through the Information Collection Review page at 
http://www.reginfo.gov.
    Paper copies can be obtained by:
     E-mail: Susan.Fawcett@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-0041 
Public User ID Badging copy request'' in the subject line of the 
message.
     Fax: 571-273-0112, marked to the attention of Susan K. 
Fawcett.
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, Customer Information Services Group, Public 
Information Services Division, United States Patent and Trademark 
Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before April 9, 2009 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail at Nicholas_A._
Fraser@omb.eop.gov, or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention 
of Nicholas A. Fraser.

    Dated: March 3, 2009.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Customer Information Services Group, Public Information Services 
Division.
 [FR Doc. E9-5060 Filed 3-9-09; 8:45 am]

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