[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 152 (Monday, August 8, 2011)]
[Page 48147]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-19970]



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. 35).
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    Title: Admittance to Practice and Roster of Registered Patent 
Attorneys and Agents Admitted to Practice Before the United States 
Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (Proposed Addition).
    Form Number(s): PTO-158RA.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 60 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 40 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public approximately 1.5 hours to complete the Reasonable Accommodation 
Request, depending upon the situation.
    Needs and Uses: The USPTO is introducing a new form, PTO-158RA 
Request for Reasonable Accommodation, to facilitate an applicant's 
request for reasonable accommodation when they apply for the 
examination for registration to practice before the USPTO. This new 
form will assist applicants in providing the USPTO with the correct and 
necessary supporting documentation through a standardized format.
    The USPTO will use the information collected from the form to 
determine whether the applicant meets all of the necessary requirements 
for reasonable accommodation.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, e-mail: [email protected].
    Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in 
electronic format through the Information Collection Review page at 
    Paper copies can be obtained by:
     E-mail: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0012 proposed addition copy request'' in the subject line of the 
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, 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 September 7, 2011 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail to [email protected], or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention 
of Nicholas A. Fraser.

    Dated: August 3, 2011.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-19970 Filed 8-5-11; 8:45 am]