[Federal Register: January 12, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 7)]
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PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

 
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has submitted 
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: Fastener Quality Act Insignia Recordal Process.
    Form Number(s): PTO-1611.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0028.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 33 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 130 responses per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
15 minutes (0.25 hours) to submit an application for recordal of 
insignia or renewal/reactivation of recordal under the Fastener Quality 
Act. This includes time to gather the necessary information, create the 
documents, and submit the completed request.
    Needs and Uses: The public uses this information collection to 
comply with the insignia recordal provisions of the Fastener Quality 
Act (FQA). It includes one form, the Application for Recordal of 
Insignia or Renewal/Reactivation of Recordal Under the Fastener Quality 
Act (PTO-1611), which provides manufacturers with a convenient way to 
submit a request for the recordal of a fastener insignia or to renew or 
reactivate an existing Certificate of Recordal. Use of this form is not 
mandatory, and applicants may instead prepare requests for recordal 
using their own paper formats.
    The USPTO uses the information to record or renew insignias under 
the FQA and to maintain the Fastener Insignia Register, which is open 
to public inspection. The public may download the Fastener Insignia 
Register from the USPTO Web site or purchase printed copies from the 
USPTO.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit; not-for-profit institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    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 at 
www.reginfo.gov.
    Paper copies of the above information collection proposal can be 
obtained by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: Susan.Fawcett@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-0028 
Fastener Quality Act Insignia Recordal Process 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, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. 
Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be submitted on or before February 11, 2009, to 
Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail at Nicholas_A._
Fraser@omb.eop.gov or by fax (202) 395-5167, marked to the attention of 
Nicholas A. Fraser.

    Dated: January 5, 2009.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Customer Information Services Group, Public Information Services 
Division.
[FR Doc. E9-331 Filed 1-9-09; 8:45 am]

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