The President of the EPO may entrust to employees who are not technically or legally qualified examiners the execution of individual duties falling to the Examining Divisions or to the Opposition Divisions and involving no technical or legal difficulties. Insofar as such duties affect the public, their allocation will be notified in the Official Journal of the EPO (see Decision of the President of the EPO dated 12 July 2007, Special edition No. 3, OJ EPO 2007, F.2, as amended; consolidated version reprinted in Special edition No. 1, OJ EPO 2010, D.1, p. 5212 December 2013, OJ EPO 2014, A6).
The formalities officers entrusted with these duties are also in charge of fixing the amount of the costs (see D‑IX, 2.1).