[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 32 (Thursday, February 16, 2012)]
[Pages 9213-9214]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3617]



United States 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: 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: 989 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 10,003 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours Per Response: The USPTO expects that it will take the 
public approximately 5 to 10 minutes (0.08 to 0.17 hours) to gather the 
necessary information, create the document, and submit the completed 
    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. 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 the free user training classes.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: [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:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0041 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information

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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 March 19, 2012 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to [email protected], or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention 
of Nicholas A. Fraser.

    Dated: February 13, 2012.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-3617 Filed 2-15-12; 8:45 am]