OMB Form 83-I
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NOTICE OF OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET ACTION

12/07/1999

Linda Engelmeier
Department of Commerce
14th and Constitution Avenue NW
Room 5327 Washington, DC 20230

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, OMB has taken the following action on your request for approval of the reinstatement of an information collection received on 10/08/1999

TITLE: Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees

AGENCY FORM NUMBER(S): PTO/SB/45/47/,65/66

ACTION: Approved
OMB NO.: 0651-0016
EXPIRATION DATE: 12/31/2002

BURDEN RESPONSES BURDEN
HOURS
BURDEN
COSTS
  Previous 0 0 0
  New 326,101 26,099 0
  Difference 326,101 26,099 0
  Program Change   26,099 0
  Adjustment   0 0


TERMS OF CLEARANCE: None

NOTE: The agency is required to display the 0MB control number and inform respondents of its legal significance (see 5 CFR 1320.5(b)).

OMB Authorizing Official Title
Donald R. Arbuckle Deputy Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

Sent electronically, 12/08/1999 10:36:54
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19. Certification for Paperwork Reduction Act Submissions

On behalf of this Federal Agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9

NOTE: The text of 5 CFR 1320.9, and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3), appear at the end of the instructions. The certification is to be made with reference to those regulatory provisions as set forth in the instructions.

The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:

  1. It is necessary for the proper performance of agency functions;

  2. It avoids unnecessary duplication;

  3. It reduces burden on small entities;

  4. It uses plain, coherent, and unambiguous terminology that is understandable to respondents;

  5. Its implementation will be consistent and compatible with current reporting and record keeping practices;

  6. It indicates the retention period for record keeping requirements;

  7. It informs respondents of the information called for under 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3):

    1. Why the information is being collected;

    2. Use of information;

    3. Burden estimate;

    4. Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, mandatory);

    5. Nature and extent of confidentiality; and

    6. Need to display currently valid 0MB control number;

  8. It was developed by an office that has planned and allocated resources for the efficient and effective management and use of the information to be collected (see note in Item 19 of instructions);

  9. It uses effective and efficient statistical survey methodology; and

  10. It makes appropriate use of information technology.

If you are unable to certify compliance with any of the provisions, identify the item below and explain the reason in Item 18 of the Supporting Statement.


Agency Certification

Robert J. Spar, Special Program Law Office 9/29/99
Office of the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Patent Policy and Projects


Senior Official or designee

Linda Engelmeier 10-7-99
Departmental Forms Clearance Officer


OMB 83-I 10/95
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