[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 35 (Monday, February 23, 2015)]
[Pages 9442-9443]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03571]



United States Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``Public User ID 

    The Department of Commerce 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.
    Title: Public User ID Badging.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0041.
    Form Number(s):
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 7,121.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately five and a half minutes (0.09 hours) to 
complete the information in this collection, including gathering the 
necessary information, preparing the appropriate form, and

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submitting the completed request. The estimated response time for the 
individual items in this collection ranges from five to ten minutes 
(0.08 to 0.17 hours) depending on the instruments and practices used.
    Burden Hours: 654.42 hours.
    Cost Burden: $1,982.
    Needs and Uses: The United States Patent and Trademark Office 
(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 accounts to customers who wish to use the electronic search 
systems at the Public Search Facility. Customers may obtain an online 
access accounts by completing the application at the Public Search 
Facility reference desk and providing proper identification. Users may 
renew their accounts by validating and updating the required 
information and may obtain a replacement for a lost account by 
providing proper identification.
    Under the authority provided in 41 CFR part 102-81, the USPTO 
issues security identification badges to members of the public who wish 
to use the facilities at the USPTO. Public users may apply for a 
security badge in person at the USPTO Office of Security by providing 
the necessary information and presenting a valid form of identification 
with photograph. The security badges include a color photograph of the 
user and must be worn at all times while at the USPTO facilities. The 
information obtained in this collection constitutes the application 
available at the Public Search Facility, and allows users to gain a 
security badge granting them access to that Facility.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits (in 
the form of security identification badges).
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: 
[email protected].
    Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in 
electronic format through reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view 
Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
    Paper copies can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0041 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, 
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 March 25, 2015 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. 

    Dated: February 13, 2015.
Marcie Lovett,
Records Management Division Director, USPTO, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-03571 Filed 2-20-15; 8:45 am]