Proposed Collection; Comment Request for an Unmodified OGE Form 201 Ethics Act Access Form, 59185-59186 [E9-27569]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / Notices Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director. [FR Doc. E9–27599 Filed 11–13–09; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–S FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE–IN); Notice of Meeting Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Notice of open meeting. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, which will be held in Washington, DC. The Advisory Committee will provide advice and recommendations on initiatives to expand access to banking services by underserved populations. DATES: Wednesday, December 2, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the FDIC Board Room on the sixth floor of the FDIC Building located at 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for further information concerning the meeting may be directed to Mr. Robert E. Feldman, Committee Management Officer of the FDIC, at (202) 898–7043. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda: The agenda will be focused on the results of the FDIC National Unbanked and Underbanked Household Survey, a discussion regarding scaling small dollar loans across the financial mainstream, and the strategic focus for the committee. The agenda may be subject to change. Any changes to the agenda will be announced at the beginning of the meeting. Type of Meeting: The meeting will be open to the public, limited only by the space available on a first-come, firstserved basis. 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E9–27498 Filed 11–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Sunshine Act; Notice of Agency Meeting Pursuant to the provisions of the ‘‘Government in the Sunshine Act’’ (5 U.S.C. 552b), notice is hereby given that at 10:35 a.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2009, the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation met in closed session to consider matters related to the Corporation’s supervision and resolution activities. In calling the meeting, the Board determined, on motion of Director John E. Bowman (Acting Director, Office of Thrift Supervision), seconded by Director Thomas J. Curry (Appointive), concurred in by Vice Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg, Director John C. Dugan (Comptroller of the Currency), and Chairman Sheila C. Bair, that Corporation business required its consideration of the matters which were to be the subject of this meeting on less than seven days’ notice to the public; that no earlier notice of the meeting was practicable; that the public interest did not require consideration of the matters in a meeting open to public observation; and that the matters could be considered in a closed meeting by authority of subsections (c)(2), (c)(4), (c)(6), (c)(8), (c)(9)(A)(ii), (c)(9)(B), and (c)(10) of the ‘‘Government in the PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59185 Sunshine Act’’ (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2), (c)(4), (c)(6), (c)(8), (c)(9)(A)(ii), (c)(9)(B), and (c)(10)). The meeting was held in the Board Room of the FDIC Building located at 550—17th Street, NW., Washington, DC. Dated: November 12, 2009. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Valerie J. Best, Assistant Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–27699 Filed 11–13–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Sunshine Act Meeting Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. TIME AND DATE: 11:30 a.m., Monday, November 23, 2009. PLACE: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th and C Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20551. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Personnel actions (appointments, promotions, assignments, reassignments, and salary actions) involving individual Federal Reserve System employees. 2. Any items carried forward from a previously announced meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Smith, Director, or Dave Skidmore, Assistant to the Board, Office of Board Members at 202–452–2955. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: You may call 202–452–3206 beginning at approximately 5 p.m. two business days before the meeting for a recorded announcement of bank and bank holding company applications scheduled for the meeting; or you may contact the Board’s Web site at http:// www.federalreserve.gov for an electronic announcement that not only lists applications, but also indicates procedural and other information about the meeting. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 13, 2009. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E9–27739 Filed 11–13–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS Proposed Collection; Comment Request for an Unmodified OGE Form 201 Ethics Act Access Form AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE). E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 59186 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / Notices Notice. SUMMARY: After this first round notice and public comment period, OGE plans to submit an unmodified OGE Form 201 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a three-year extension 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 no changes to the form at this time. DATES: Written comments by the agencies and the public on this proposed extension are invited and should be received by January 19, 2010. 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: Paul D. Ledvina. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul D. Ledvina, Records Officer, Office of Government Ethics; telephone: 202– 482–9247; TTY: 800–877–8339; Fax: 202–482–9237; E-mail: pledvina@oge.gov. An electronic copy of the OGE Form 201 is available in the Forms Library section of OGE’s Web site at http://www.usoge.gov. A paper copy may also be obtained, without charge, by contacting Mr. Ledvina. 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, an unmodified 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 threeyear extension of approval by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Prior to the expiration of this proposed three-year extension, OGE may propose, and submit to OMB for approval, a modified OGE 201 form that provides requesters with an option to submit the form electronically. The OGE Form 201 (OMB control # 3209–0002) collects information from, and provides certain information to, persons who seek access to SF 278 reports and other covered records. The VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:50 Nov 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 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, § 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. Agencies can, if they so choose, continue to use or develop their own forms as long as those forms contain all the information required by the Ethics Act and OGE regulations, and include the appropriate Privacy Act and paperwork notices with any attendant clearances being obtained by the agencies. Reporting Burden OGE estimates that an average of 450 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) during the period 2010 through 2012. This figure is based on the number of OGE Form 201s filed at OGE by members of the public (155 for 2006, 138 for 2007 and 79 for 2008) and those filed at other departments and agencies in the executive branch (138 for 2006, 135 for 2007 and 127 for 2008) as reported on OGE’s annual agency ethics program questionnaire. The threeyear annual average was then adjusted to reflect the typical, significant increase in the number of OGE Form 201s filed by the public during and following a Presidential transition. During the first half of the 2009 Presidential transition year, 310 forms were filed with OGE. (OGE does not have, at this time, recent statistics covering the number of forms filed with other departments and agencies in the executive branch.) Using these figures, OGE estimates that there will be an annual average of 450 forms submitted to OGE and the other executive branch departments and agencies for the years 2010 through 2012. The estimated average amount of time to complete the form, including review of the instructions, remains at 10 minutes. Thus, the estimated annual public burden for the OGE Form 201 (throughout the executive branch) is 75 hours (450 forms × 10 minutes per form—number rounded down). This is an increase from the current estimated burden of 61 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Web Site Distribution of Blank Forms The OGE Form 201 will continue to be made available free-of-charge to the public as well as departments and agencies, as a downloadable, fillable, and printable, Portable Document Format (PDF) file. This PDF version is located in the Forms Library section of OGE’s Internet Web site at http:// www.usoge.gov. OGE will continue to permit departments and agencies to use the version 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. Consideration of Comments Public comment is invited on each aspect of the unmodified 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 unmodified information collection. The comments will also become a matter of public record. Approved: November 5, 2009. Robert I. Cusick, Director, Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 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OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS


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

AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

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ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: After this first round notice and public comment period, OGE 
plans to submit an unmodified OGE Form 201 to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a three-year extension 
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 no changes to the 
form at this time.

DATES: Written comments by the agencies and the public on this proposed 
extension are invited and should be received by January 19, 2010.

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: Paul D. Ledvina.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul D. Ledvina, Records Officer, 
Office of Government Ethics; telephone: 202-482-9247; TTY: 800-877-
8339; Fax: 202-482-9237; E-mail: pledvina@oge.gov. An electronic copy 
of the OGE Form 201 is available in the Forms Library section of OGE's 
Web site at http://www.usoge.gov. A paper copy may also be obtained, 
without charge, by contacting Mr. Ledvina.

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, Sec.  109(18)(D). OGE is planning 
to submit, after this notice and comment period, an unmodified 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 extension of approval by OMB under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Prior to 
the expiration of this proposed three-year extension, OGE may propose, 
and submit to OMB for approval, a modified OGE 201 form that provides 
requesters with an option to submit the form electronically.
    The OGE Form 201 (OMB control  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, Sec.  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. Agencies can, if they so choose, continue to use or 
develop their own forms as long as those forms contain all the 
information required by the Ethics Act and OGE regulations, and include 
the appropriate Privacy Act and paperwork notices with any attendant 
clearances being obtained by the agencies.

Reporting Burden

    OGE estimates that an average of 450 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) 
during the period 2010 through 2012. This figure is based on the number 
of OGE Form 201s filed at OGE by members of the public (155 for 2006, 
138 for 2007 and 79 for 2008) and those filed at other departments and 
agencies in the executive branch (138 for 2006, 135 for 2007 and 127 
for 2008) as reported on OGE's annual agency ethics program 
questionnaire. The three-year annual average was then adjusted to 
reflect the typical, significant increase in the number of OGE Form 
201s filed by the public during and following a Presidential 
transition. During the first half of the 2009 Presidential transition 
year, 310 forms were filed with OGE. (OGE does not have, at this time, 
recent statistics covering the number of forms filed with other 
departments and agencies in the executive branch.) Using these figures, 
OGE estimates that there will be an annual average of 450 forms 
submitted to OGE and the other executive branch departments and 
agencies for the years 2010 through 2012.
    The estimated average amount of time to complete the form, 
including review of the instructions, remains at 10 minutes. Thus, the 
estimated annual public burden for the OGE Form 201 (throughout the 
executive branch) is 75 hours (450 forms x 10 minutes per form--number 
rounded down). This is an increase from the current estimated burden of 
61 hours.

Web Site Distribution of Blank Forms

    The OGE Form 201 will continue to be made available free-of-charge 
to the public as well as departments and agencies, as a downloadable, 
fillable, and printable, Portable Document Format (PDF) file. This PDF 
version is located in the Forms Library section of OGE's Internet Web 
site at http://www.usoge.gov.
    OGE will continue to permit departments and agencies to use the 
version 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.

Consideration of Comments

    Public comment is invited on each aspect of the unmodified 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 unmodified information collection. The 
comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Approved: November 5, 2009.
Robert I. Cusick,
Director, Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. E9-27569 Filed 11-16-09; 8:45 am]
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