Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Modified OGE Form 201 Ethics Act Access Form, 66437-66438 [05-21834]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 211 / Wednesday, November 2, 2005 / Notices TRANS No. ACQUIRING ACQUIRED 66437 ENTITIES TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/20/2005 20051371 ..... 20051634 ..... Cooper Cameron Corporation KCP Income Fund ................... DEG Acquisitions, LLC .................................... Satish Shah ...................................................... Dresser, Inc. APG, Inc. TRANSACTIONS GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION—10/21/2005 20051007 20060002 20060033 20060036 ..... ..... ..... ..... First Data Corporation ............. Chicken Acquisition Corp ........ Wind Point Partners V, L.P ..... NEWStar Waste Holdings Corp. Arend Oetker ........................... Perry Partners, L.P ................. Perry Partners International, Inc. E*TRADE Financial Corporation. Blackstone ECC Communications Partners L.P. Great Hill Equity Partners II, L.P ..................... American Securities Partners II, L.P ................ 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Sourcefire, Inc .................................................. Sourcefire, Inc. For Further Information Contact: Sandra M. Peay, Contact Representative; or Renee Hallman, Contact Representative. Federal Trade Commission, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of Competition, Room H–303, Washington, DC 20580. (202) 326–3100. edition date. The modified form will replace the existing one. DATES: Comments by the agencies and the public on this proposal are invited and should be received by January 17, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to OGE by any of the following methods: • E-Mail: usoge@oge.gov. For E-mail messages, the subject line should include the following reference: ‘‘OGE Form 201 Paperwork Comment.’’ • Fax: 202–482–9237. • Mail, Hand Delivery or Courier: Office of Government Ethics, Suite 500, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20005–3917, Attention: Mary T. Donovan. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary T. Donovan, Office of Government Ethics; telephone: 202–482–9232; TDD: 202–482–9293; FAX: 202–482–9237. A copy of the proposed modified OGE Form 201 may be obtained, without charge, by contacting Ms. Donovan. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Government Ethics is the supervising ethics office for the executive branch of the Federal Government under section 109(18)(D) of the Ethics in Government Act (the Ethics Act), 5 U.S.C. appendix 109(18)(D). OGE is planning to submit, after this notice and comment period (with any modifications that may appear warranted), a proposed modified OGE Form 201 ‘‘Request to Inspect or Receive Copies of SF 278 Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Reports or Other Covered Records’ for review and three-year approval by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Once finally approved by OMB and adopted by OGE, the modified version of this OGE form will replace the existing version. The OGE Form 201 (OMB control No. 3209–0002), collects information from, and provides certain information to, persons who seek access to SF 278 reports and other covered records. The form reflects the requirements of the Ethics Act and OGE’s implementing regulations that must be met by a person before access can be granted. These requirements relate to information about the identity of the requester, as well as any other person on whose behalf a record is sought, and a notification of prohibited uses of SF 278 reports. See section 105(b) and (c) of the Ethics Act, 5 U.S.C. appendix, section 105(b) and (c), and 5 CFR 2634.603(c) and (f) of OGE’s executive branchwide regulations thereunder. Executive branch departments and agencies are encouraged to utilize the OGE Form 201, but they can, if they so choose, continue to use or develop their own forms as long as they contain all the required information. 20060038 ..... 20060041 ..... 20060042 ..... 20060045 ..... 20060047 ..... 20060050 ..... 20060051 ..... 20060053 ..... By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–21812 Filed 11–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–M OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Modified OGE Form 201 Ethics Act Access Form AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: After this first round notice and public comment period, OGE plans to submit a modified OGE Form 201 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and three-year approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The OGE Form 201 is used by persons for requesting access to executive branch public financial disclosure reports and other covered records. OGE is proposing three modifications to the form: Clarifying the prohibited uses statement; updating the Privacy Act Statement summary and the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Nov 01, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Modifications First, OGE proposes rewording the prohibited uses statement on the form in order to clarify that the submitter’s signature denotes awareness of the prohibited uses of covered records. In addition, OGE proposes moving the E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 66438 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 211 / Wednesday, November 2, 2005 / Notices statement on the form so that it precedes the signature and date block. Second, OGE proposes modifying the Privacy Act Statement summary of the OGE Form 201. In 2003, OGE updated the OGE/GOVT–1 system of records notice (covering Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Reports and Other Name-Retrieved Ethics Program Records, and in which completed OGE Form 201s are maintained). See 68 FR 3097–3109, at 3100 (January 22, 2003). As a result, OGE is modifying the sixth routine use listed in the Privacy Act Statement summary in part II of the form. Finally, OGE proposes updating the edition date on pages one and two of the form. Reporting Burden OGE estimates that an average of 374 OGE Form 201s will be filed throughout the executive branch each year by members of the public (primarily by news media, public interest groups and private citizens) for the next three years. This figure is based on the number of OGE Form 201s filed at OGE by members of the public (221 for 2003 and 143 for 2004) and responses to OGE’s annual agency ethics program questionnaire (244 for 2003 and 140 for 2004) for a total of 748. That number is then divided by two to give the projected annual average of 374. The estimated average amount of time to complete the form, including review of the instructions, remains at ten minutes. Thus, the estimated annual public burden for the OGE Form 201 (throughout the executive branch) is 63 hours (374 form × 10 minutes per form ¥number rounded up). This is an increase from the current burden of 37 hours. The current burden accounts for filers whose OGE Form 201s were filed each year only with OGE. The proposed estimate of burden hours includes OGE Form 201s or equivalent access forms filed by the public with departments and agencies throughout the executive branch (including OGE). Web Site Distribution of Blank Forms The OGE Form 201 as modified will continue to be made available free-ofcharge as a downloadable and fillable Portable Document Format (PDF) file to the public as well as departments and agencies on OGE’s Internet Web site at http://www.usoge.gov. OGE will continue to permit departments and agencies to use the copy of the OGE Form 201 available on OGE’s Web site or to develop and utilize their own, electronic versions of the OGE form, provided that they precisely duplicate the original to the extent possible. Agencies can also develop VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:22 Nov 01, 2005 Jkt 208001 their own access forms, provided all the information required by the Ethics Act and OGE regulations is placed on such forms, along with the appropriate Privacy Act and paperwork notices with any attendant clearances being obtained by the agencies therefor. For now, OGE itself accepts filing of a completed OGE Form 201 by mail, fax, or in person, but does not permit E-mail or Internet online transmission. Similarly, requested copies of reports or other covered records are supplied by OGE as hard (paper) copies. Consideration of Comments Public comment is invited on each aspect of the proposed modified OGE Form 201 as set forth in this notice, including specifically views on the need for and practical utility of this information collection; the accuracy of OGE’s burden estimate; the enhancement of quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; and the minimization of burden (including the use of information technology). Comments received in response to this notice will be summarized for, and may be included with, the OGE request for OMB paperwork approval for this proposed modified information collection. The comments will also become a matter of public record. public health community, and other stakeholders. Contact Person for More Information: Substantive program information as well as summaries of meetings and a roster of Committee members may be obtained from Anna Poker, Lead Staff Person for the NCVHS Subcommittee on Special Populations, Working Group on Quality, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, 540 Gaither Road, Room #3331, Rockville, MD 20850, Phone: 301–427–1802; or Marjorie S. Greenberg, Executive Secretary, NCVHS, NCHS, CDC, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone (301) 458–4245. Information also is available on the NCVHS home page of the HHS Web site: http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/ncvhs, where an agenda for the meeting will be posted when available. Should you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the CDC Office of Equal Employment Opportunity on (301) 458–4EEO (4336) as soon as possible. Dated: October 20, 2005. James Scanlon, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science and Data Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. [FR Doc. 05–21806 Filed 11–1–05; 8:45 am] Approved: October 27, 2005. Marilyn L. Glynn, General Counsel, Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 05–21834 Filed 11–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4151–05–M BILLING CODE 6345–02–P Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services announces the following advisory committee meeting: Name: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Subcommittee on Populations— Working Group on Quality. Time and Date: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., November 18, 2005. Place: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 705A, Washington, DC 20201. Status: Open. Purpose: At this meeting the Working Group on Quality will study the expected impact of the electronic health record on health measurement and quality, hearing views from patients, the SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) allow the proposed information collection project: ‘‘Security Checkpoints and Patients With Radiopharmaceuticals.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 3, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Cynthia D. McMichael, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Suite 5022, Rockville, MD PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. 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OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Modified OGE Form 201 
Ethics Act Access Form

AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: After this first round notice and public comment period, OGE 
plans to submit a modified OGE Form 201 to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and three-year approval under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act. The OGE Form 201 is used by persons for requesting 
access to executive branch public financial disclosure reports and 
other covered records. OGE is proposing three modifications to the 
form: Clarifying the prohibited uses statement; updating the Privacy 
Act Statement summary and the edition date. The modified form will 
replace the existing one.

DATES: Comments by the agencies and the public on this proposal are 
invited and should be received by January 17, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to OGE by any of the following 
methods:
     E-Mail: usoge@oge.gov. For E-mail messages, the subject 
line should include the following reference: ``OGE Form 201 Paperwork 
Comment.''
     Fax: 202-482-9237.
     Mail, Hand Delivery or Courier: Office of Government 
Ethics, Suite 500, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20005-
3917, Attention: Mary T. Donovan.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary T. Donovan, Office of Government 
Ethics; telephone: 202-482-9232; TDD: 202-482-9293; FAX: 202-482-9237. 
A copy of the proposed modified OGE Form 201 may be obtained, without 
charge, by contacting Ms. Donovan.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Government Ethics is the 
supervising ethics office for the executive branch of the Federal 
Government under section 109(18)(D) of the Ethics in Government Act 
(the Ethics Act), 5 U.S.C. appendix 109(18)(D). OGE is planning to 
submit, after this notice and comment period (with any modifications 
that may appear warranted), a proposed modified OGE Form 201 ``Request 
to Inspect or Receive Copies of SF 278 Executive Branch Personnel 
Public Financial Disclosure Reports or Other Covered Records' for 
review and three-year approval by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Once finally approved by OMB and 
adopted by OGE, the modified version of this OGE form will replace the 
existing version.
    The OGE Form 201 (OMB control No. 3209-0002), collects information 
from, and provides certain information to, persons who seek access to 
SF 278 reports and other covered records. The form reflects the 
requirements of the Ethics Act and OGE's implementing regulations that 
must be met by a person before access can be granted. These 
requirements relate to information about the identity of the requester, 
as well as any other person on whose behalf a record is sought, and a 
notification of prohibited uses of SF 278 reports. See section 105(b) 
and (c) of the Ethics Act, 5 U.S.C. appendix, section 105(b) and (c), 
and 5 CFR 2634.603(c) and (f) of OGE's executive branchwide regulations 
thereunder.
    Executive branch departments and agencies are encouraged to utilize 
the OGE Form 201, but they can, if they so choose, continue to use or 
develop their own forms as long as they contain all the required 
information.

Proposed Modifications

    First, OGE proposes rewording the prohibited uses statement on the 
form in order to clarify that the submitter's signature denotes 
awareness of the prohibited uses of covered records. In addition, OGE 
proposes moving the

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statement on the form so that it precedes the signature and date block.
    Second, OGE proposes modifying the Privacy Act Statement summary of 
the OGE Form 201. In 2003, OGE updated the OGE/GOVT-1 system of records 
notice (covering Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure 
Reports and Other Name-Retrieved Ethics Program Records, and in which 
completed OGE Form 201s are maintained). See 68 FR 3097-3109, at 3100 
(January 22, 2003). As a result, OGE is modifying the sixth routine use 
listed in the Privacy Act Statement summary in part II of the form. 
Finally, OGE proposes updating the edition date on pages one and two of 
the form.

Reporting Burden

    OGE estimates that an average of 374 OGE Form 201s will be filed 
throughout the executive branch each year by members of the public 
(primarily by news media, public interest groups and private citizens) 
for the next three years. This figure is based on the number of OGE 
Form 201s filed at OGE by members of the public (221 for 2003 and 143 
for 2004) and responses to OGE's annual agency ethics program 
questionnaire (244 for 2003 and 140 for 2004) for a total of 748. That 
number is then divided by two to give the projected annual average of 
374.
    The estimated average amount of time to complete the form, 
including review of the instructions, remains at ten minutes. Thus, the 
estimated annual public burden for the OGE Form 201 (throughout the 
executive branch) is 63 hours (374 form x 10 minutes per form -number 
rounded up). This is an increase from the current burden of 37 hours. 
The current burden accounts for filers whose OGE Form 201s were filed 
each year only with OGE. The proposed estimate of burden hours includes 
OGE Form 201s or equivalent access forms filed by the public with 
departments and agencies throughout the executive branch (including 
OGE).

Web Site Distribution of Blank Forms

    The OGE Form 201 as modified will continue to be made available 
free-of-charge as a downloadable and fillable Portable Document Format 
(PDF) file to the public as well as departments and agencies on OGE's 
Internet Web site at http://www.usoge.gov.
    OGE will continue to permit departments and agencies to use the 
copy of the OGE Form 201 available on OGE's Web site or to develop and 
utilize their own, electronic versions of the OGE form, provided that 
they precisely duplicate the original to the extent possible. Agencies 
can also develop their own access forms, provided all the information 
required by the Ethics Act and OGE regulations is placed on such forms, 
along with the appropriate Privacy Act and paperwork notices with any 
attendant clearances being obtained by the agencies therefor.
    For now, OGE itself accepts filing of a completed OGE Form 201 by 
mail, fax, or in person, but does not permit E-mail or Internet online 
transmission. Similarly, requested copies of reports or other covered 
records are supplied by OGE as hard (paper) copies.

Consideration of Comments

    Public comment is invited on each aspect of the proposed modified 
OGE Form 201 as set forth in this notice, including specifically views 
on the need for and practical utility of this information collection; 
the accuracy of OGE's burden estimate; the enhancement of quality, 
utility and clarity of the information collected; and the minimization 
of burden (including the use of information technology).
    Comments received in response to this notice will be summarized 
for, and may be included with, the OGE request for OMB paperwork 
approval for this proposed modified information collection. The 
comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Approved: October 27, 2005.
Marilyn L. Glynn,
General Counsel, Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 05-21834 Filed 11-1-05; 8:45 am]
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