[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 74 (Tuesday, April 17, 2018)]
[Page 16834]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08019]



 Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``Public Search 
Facility User ID and Badging''

    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 Paperwork 
Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.
    Title: Public Search Facility User ID and Badging.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0041.

    Number of Respondents: 6,250 responses per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public between approximately 5 minutes (0.08 hours) and 10 minutes 
(0.17 hours) to complete the information in this collection, depending 
on the application. This includes the time to gather the necessary 
information, prepare the appropriate form, and submit the completed 
request to the USPTO.
    Burden Hours: 500 hours.
    Cost Burden: $1,501.96.
    Needs and Uses:
    This collection covers information that individuals submit in 
applications to establish a USPTO online access account. This 
application allows users to obtain, renew, or replace online access 
account cards which provide access to the electronic search system at 
the Public Search Facility. The public may apply for an online access 
account only at the Public Search Facility reference desk by providing 
the completed application (including contact information) and proper 
identification. The access account cards include a bar-coded user 
number and an expiration date. Users may renew their account card in 
person by validating and updating the required information and may 
obtain a replacement for a lost account card by providing proper 
identification. Users who wish to register for the voluntary training 
courses may do so by completing the appropriate form.
    This collection also covers information in applications to 
establish, renew, or replace security identification badges issued 
under the authority provided in 41 CFR part 102-81 to members of the 
public who wish to access the Public Search Facility. Users may apply 
for a security badge in person at the USPTO Security Office by 
providing the completed application (including applicant and contact 
information) and presenting a valid form of identification with 
photograph. The security badges include a color photograph of the user 
and must be worn always while at the USPTO facilities.
    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 reginfor.gov. Follow 
the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently 
under review by OMB.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0041 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance 
Division Director, Office of the Chief Information Technology 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 May 17, 2018 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.

Marcie Lovett,
Records and Information Governance Division Director, Office of the 
Chief Technology Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2018-08019 Filed 4-16-18; 8:45 am]