Proposed Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA), 60772-60773 [E6-17086]

Download as PDF 60772 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 199 / Monday, October 16, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Accordingly, the NRC has determined that a Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate. IV. Further Information Documents related to this action, including the application for license amendment and supporting documentation, are available electronically at the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, you can access the NRC’s Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. The documents related to this action are listed below, along with their ADAMS accession numbers. 1. NUREG–1757, ‘‘Consolidated NMSS Decommissioning Guidance’’; 2. Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations, part 20, subpart E, ‘‘Radiological Criteria for License Termination’’; 3. 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The purpose of the proposed CIPSEA implementation guidance is to inform agencies about the requirements for using CIPSEA and clarify the circumstances under which CIPSEA can be used. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on the proposed Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002. The complete text of the proposed guidance is available on the OMB Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ inforeg/statpolicy.html. Authority: 31 U.S.C. 1104(d); 44 U.S.C. 3504 (specifically (a)(1)(B)(iii) and (v), (e)(1), (3) and (5), and (g)(1)); Pub. L. 107–347 503(a), 44 U.S.C. 3501 note. To ensure consideration during the final decision-making process, written comments must be provided to OMB no later than December 15, 2006. ADDRESSES: Due to potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail, respondents are strongly encouraged to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. We cannot DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 guarantee that comments mailed will be received before the comment closing date. Electronic comments may be submitted to: Brian A. Harris-Kojetin at bharrisk@omb.eop.gov. Please provide the full body of your comments in the text of the electronic message and as an attachment. Please include your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address in the text of the message. Comments may also be submitted via facsimile to (202) 395–7245. Comments may be mailed to Brian Harris-Kojetin, Ph.D., Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., New Executive Office Building, Room 10201, Washington, DC 20503. All comments submitted in response to this notice will be made available to the public, including by posting them on OMB’s Web site. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Harris-Kojetin, Ph.D., Statistical and Science Policy Office, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, NEOB, Room 10201, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Telephone: 202–395–3093. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Statistics collected and published by the Federal Government constitute a significant portion of the available information about the United States’ economy, population, natural resources, environment, and public and private institutions. There are more than 70 Federal agencies or organizational units that carry out statistical activities as their principal mission or in conjunction with other program missions, such as providing services or enforcing regulations. In addition to these 70 agencies, many other Federal agencies or units may collect statistical information to use for specific program needs. Prior to the enactment CIPSEA, a patchwork of legislative protections governed the confidentiality of data gathered for statistical purposes by the different agencies and units. Some agencies had strong statutory authority to protect the confidentiality of the data they gathered for statistical purposes, while other agencies had weak or no legislative authority to protect confidentiality. In addition, the ability of the designated statistical agencies to share information to improve the E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 199 / Monday, October 16, 2006 / Notices efficiency of the Federal statistical system was limited by statutory constraints affecting those agencies. By establishing a uniform policy for all Federal statistical collections, this law will reduce public confusion, uncertainty, and concern about the treatment of confidential statistical information by different Federal agencies. By establishing consistent rational principles and processes to buttress confidentiality pledges, the guidance that implements the law will harmonize confidentiality claims and set minimum standards for safeguarding confidential statistical information. Such consistent protection of confidential statistical information will, in turn, reduce the perceived risks of more efficient working relationships among statistical agencies, relationships that can reduce both the cost and reporting burden imposed by statistical programs. Development and Review In 2003, OMB and the other members of the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy (ICSP) formed an interagency group to discuss issues that OMB and the agencies anticipated would arise in the implementation of CIPSEA. OMB was particularly interested in understanding the questions and concerns that these statistical agencies had about the new law and how it would affect their activities. OMB also sought to incorporate the best practices of these agencies for handling confidential statistical information. An initial draft of this implementation guidance was reviewed by the ICSP members, and OMB revised the draft guidance in response to the comments that we received. Based on the use of the law by agencies over the past three years, OMB has also addressed in the proposed guidance specific issues that have arisen, such as nonstatistical agencies’ use of CIPSEA. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Issues for Comment With this notice, OMB requests comments on the proposed Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA). OMB seeks comments from interested parties on all aspects of this proposed guidance. In particular, OMB seeks comments on the appropriate use of CIPSEA by statistical and nonstatistical agencies, and the appropriate wording for CIPSEA and non-CIPSEA pledges. OMB also seeks comments on the necessary elements for contracts and written VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:16 Oct 13, 2006 Jkt 211001 agreements for agents covered in Appendix A of the guidance. Steven D. Aitken, Acting Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–17086 Filed 10–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Investment Company Act Release No. IC– 27512; 812–12986] Delaware Management Business Trust, et al.; Notice of Application October 10, 2006. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of an application under section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Act’’) for an exemption from section 15(a) of the Act and rule 18f–2 under the Act, as well as certain disclosure requirements. AGENCY: Applicants request an order that would permit them to enter into and materially amend subadvisory agreements without shareholder approval and would grant relief from certain disclosure requirements. APPLICANTS: Delaware Management Business Trust, Optimum Fund Trust, Lincoln Variable Insurance Products Trust (the ‘‘Lincoln Trust’’), Delaware Group Adviser Funds, Delaware Group Cash Reserve, Delaware Group Equity Funds I, Delaware Group Equity Funds II, Delaware Group Equity Funds III, Delaware Group Equity Funds IV, Delaware Group Equity Funds V, Delaware Group Foundation Funds, Delaware Group Global & International Funds, Delaware Group Government Fund, Delaware Group Income Funds, Delaware Group Limited-Term Government Funds, Delaware Group State Tax-Free Income Trust, Delaware Group Tax Free Fund, Delaware Group Tax Free Money Fund, Delaware Pooled Trust, Delaware VIP Trust, Voyageur Insured Funds, Voyageur Intermediate Tax Free Funds, Delaware Investments Municipal Trust, Voyageur Mutual Funds, Voyageur Mutual Funds II, Voyageur Mutual Funds III and Voyageur Tax Free Funds (each a ‘‘Trust’’ and collectively, the ‘‘Trusts’’) and Delaware Management Company (the ‘‘Adviser’’). FILING DATES: The application was filed on June 25, 2003 and amended on December 8, 2005 and October 4, 2006. SUMMARY OF APPLICATION: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60773 HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary and serving applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on November 6, 2006, and should be accompanied by proof of service on the applicants, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons may request notification of a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary. ADDRESSES: Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington DC, 20549–1090. Applicants, David P. O’Conner, Esq., Delaware Investments, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103–7094; Colleen E. Tonn, Esq., The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, 1300 S. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Yoder, Senior Counsel, at (202) 551– 6878, or Mary Kay Frech, Branch Chief, at (202) 551–6821 (Division of Investment Management, Office of Investment Company Regulation). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the application. The complete application may be obtained for a fee at the Commission’s Public Reference Branch, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington DC 20549–0102 (tel. 202– 551–5850). Applicants’ Representations 1. Each Trust is organized as a Delaware statutory trust and is registered under the Act as an open-end management investment company. The Trusts currently offer 101 series (each, a ‘‘Fund’’ and collectively, the ‘‘Funds’’), each of which has its own investment objectives, restrictions, and policies.1 The Adviser is registered as 1 Applicants request that any relief granted pursuant to the application also apply to any existing or future registered open-end management investment company or series thereof that: (i) Is advised by the Adviser or any entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the Adviser; (ii) uses the ‘‘manager of managers’’ structure described in the application; and (iii) complies with the terms and conditions of the application (included in the term ‘‘Funds’’). The Trusts are the only existing investment companies that currently intend to rely on the order. If the name of any Fund, at any time, contains the name E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM Continued 16OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 199 (Monday, October 16, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60772-60773]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-17086]


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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Proposed Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government 
Act, Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act 
of 2002 (CIPSEA)

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the 
President.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Confidential Information Protection andStatistical 
Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA) can provide strong confidentiality 
protections for statistical information collections, such as surveys 
and censuses, as well as for other statistical activities, such as data 
analysis, modeling, and sample design, that are sponsored or conducted 
by Federal agencies. The purpose of the proposed CIPSEA implementation 
guidance is to inform agencies about the requirements for using CIPSEA 
and clarify the circumstances under which CIPSEA can be used. The 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on the proposed 
Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, the 
Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 
2002. The complete text of the proposed guidance is available on the 
OMB Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg/statpolicy.html.

    Authority: 31 U.S.C. 1104(d); 44 U.S.C. 3504 (specifically 
(a)(1)(B)(iii) and (v), (e)(1), (3) and (5), and (g)(1)); Pub. L. 
107-347 503(a), 44 U.S.C. 3501 note.

DATES: To ensure consideration during the final decision-making 
process, written comments must be provided to OMB no later than 
December 15, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Due to potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing of 
mail, respondents are strongly encouraged to submit comments 
electronically to ensure timely receipt. We cannot guarantee that 
comments mailed will be received before the comment closing date. 
Electronic comments may be submitted to: Brian A. Harris-Kojetin at 
bharrisk@omb.eop.gov. Please provide the full body of your comments in 
the text of the electronic message and as an attachment. Please include 
your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone number, and 
e-mail address in the text of the message. Comments may also be 
submitted via facsimile to (202) 395-7245. Comments may be mailed to 
Brian Harris-Kojetin, Ph.D., Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., New 
Executive Office Building, Room 10201, Washington, DC 20503. All 
comments submitted in response to this notice will be made available to 
the public, including by posting them on OMB's Web site. For this 
reason, please do not include in your comments information of a 
confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or 
proprietary information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Harris-Kojetin, Ph.D., 
Statistical and Science Policy Office, Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, NEOB, Room 10201, 
725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Telephone: 202-395-3093.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Statistics collected and published by the Federal Government 
constitute a significant portion of the available information about the 
United States' economy, population, natural resources, environment, and 
public and private institutions. There are more than 70 Federal 
agencies or organizational units that carry out statistical activities 
as their principal mission or in conjunction with other program 
missions, such as providing services or enforcing regulations. In 
addition to these 70 agencies, many other Federal agencies or units may 
collect statistical information to use for specific program needs.
    Prior to the enactment CIPSEA, a patchwork of legislative 
protections governed the confidentiality of data gathered for 
statistical purposes by the different agencies and units. Some agencies 
had strong statutory authority to protect the confidentiality of the 
data they gathered for statistical purposes, while other agencies had 
weak or no legislative authority to protect confidentiality. In 
addition, the ability of the designated statistical agencies to share 
information to improve the

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efficiency of the Federal statistical system was limited by statutory 
constraints affecting those agencies.
    By establishing a uniform policy for all Federal statistical 
collections, this law will reduce public confusion, uncertainty, and 
concern about the treatment of confidential statistical information by 
different Federal agencies. By establishing consistent rational 
principles and processes to buttress confidentiality pledges, the 
guidance that implements the law will harmonize confidentiality claims 
and set minimum standards for safeguarding confidential statistical 
information. Such consistent protection of confidential statistical 
information will, in turn, reduce the perceived risks of more efficient 
working relationships among statistical agencies, relationships that 
can reduce both the cost and reporting burden imposed by statistical 
programs.

Development and Review

    In 2003, OMB and the other members of the Interagency Council on 
Statistical Policy (ICSP) formed an interagency group to discuss issues 
that OMB and the agencies anticipated would arise in the implementation 
of CIPSEA. OMB was particularly interested in understanding the 
questions and concerns that these statistical agencies had about the 
new law and how it would affect their activities. OMB also sought to 
incorporate the best practices of these agencies for handling 
confidential statistical information.
    An initial draft of this implementation guidance was reviewed by 
the ICSP members, and OMB revised the draft guidance in response to the 
comments that we received. Based on the use of the law by agencies over 
the past three years, OMB has also addressed in the proposed guidance 
specific issues that have arisen, such as nonstatistical agencies' use 
of CIPSEA.

Issues for Comment

    With this notice, OMB requests comments on the proposed 
Implementation Guidance for Title V of the E-Government Act, the 
Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 
2002 (CIPSEA). OMB seeks comments from interested parties on all 
aspects of this proposed guidance. In particular, OMB seeks comments on 
the appropriate use of CIPSEA by statistical and nonstatistical 
agencies, and the appropriate wording for CIPSEA and non-CIPSEA 
pledges. OMB also seeks comments on the necessary elements for 
contracts and written agreements for agents covered in Appendix A of 
the guidance.

Steven D. Aitken,
Acting Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. E6-17086 Filed 10-13-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3110-01-P