Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, 70113-70114 [2016-24502]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2016 / Notices Comments may be submitted to OGE, by any of the following methods: Email: usoge@oge.gov. (Include reference to ‘‘OGE Form 201 Paperwork Comment’’ in the subject line of the message.) FAX: 202–482–9237, Attn: Brandon Steele. Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Government Ethics, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Suite 500, Attention: Brandon Steele, Assistant Counsel, Washington, DC 20005–3917. Instructions: Comments may be posted on OGE’s Web site, www.oge.gov. Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers or Social Security numbers, should not be included. Comments generally will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandon Steele at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics; telephone: 202– 482–9209; TTY: 800–877–8339; FAX: 202–482–9237; Email: basteele@oge.gov. An electronic copy of the OGE Form 201 version used to manually submit access requests to OGE or other executive branch agencies by mail or FAX is available in the Forms Library section of OGE’s Web site at http://www.oge.gov. A paper copy may also be obtained, without charge, by contacting Mr. Steele. An automated version of the OGE Form 201, also available on OGE’s Web site, enables the requester to electronically fill out, submit and receive access to financial reports and certain related records for individuals who have been nominated by the President to executive branch positions requiring Senate confirmation, and individuals who have declared their candidacy for the Office of the President of the United States. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Request to Inspect or Receive Copies of Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Reports or Other Covered Records. Agency Form Number: OGE Form 201. OMB Control Number: 3209–0002. Type of Information Collection: Extension with modifications of a currently approved collection. Type of Review Request: Regular. Respondents: Individuals requesting access to executive branch public financial disclosure reports and other covered records. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 1003. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 170 hours. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 Abstract: The OGE Form 201 collects information from, and provides certain information to, persons who seek access to OGE Form 278 Public Financial Disclosure Reports, including OGE Form 278–T Periodic Transaction Reports, and other covered records. The form reflects the requirements of the Ethics in Government Act, subsequent amendments pursuant to the STOCK Act, and OGE’s implementing regulations that must be met by a person before access can be granted. These requirements include the address of the requester, as well as any other person on whose behalf a record is sought, and acknowledgement that the requester is aware of the prohibited uses of executive branch public disclosure financial reports. See 5 U.S.C. appendix 105(b) and (c) and 402 (b)(1) and 5 CFR 2634.603(c) and (f). Executive branch departments and agencies are encouraged to utilize the OGE Form 201 for individuals seeking access to public financial disclosure reports and other covered documents. OGE permits departments and agencies to use or develop their own forms as long as the forms collect and provide all of the required information. OGE is proposing modifications to the automated version of the OGE Form 201, available only through the OGE Web site at www.oge.gov. Initially launched in March 2012, the automated version of the access form originally enabled a requestor to obtain immediately upon Web site submission of the completed form, those financial disclosure reports of individuals who have been nominated by the President to executive branch positions requiring Senate confirmation. OGE recently modified the technological process used to provide the information and no longer allows requesters to immediately download reports upon submission of the automated OGE Form 201. Instead, the forms are first reviewed by an OGE employee for completeness before the information is sent to the requester either by email or mail, according to the requester’s preference. Adding this step helps ensure that the requirements of section 105(b) of the Ethics in Government Act are met before public financial disclosure reports are released. Because of this change in procedure, a requester using the automated OGE Form 201 now has the option of either providing a mailing address including street, city, state, and country information (as was previously required) or providing an email address plus city, state, and country information. Depending on which information the requester chooses to PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70113 provide, the requested public financial disclosure reports will be either emailed or mailed to the requester. This change will not affect the estimated time of response to complete the form. OGE also intends to update the maximum civil monetary penalty for improperly obtaining or using a public financial disclosure report on both the automated and nonautomated versions of the form, in accordance with 5 CFR 2634.703. Request for Comments: OGE is publishing this first round notice of its intent to request paperwork clearance for a proposed modified OGE Form 201 Ethics Act Access Form. Agency and public comment is invited specifically 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 extension of OMB paperwork approval. The comments will also become a matter of public record. Approved: September 30, 2016. Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2016–24501 Filed 10–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6345–03–P OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE). Notice of request for agency and public comments. ACTION: After this first round notice and public comment period, the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) plans to submit a modified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a three-year extension under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments by the public and agencies on this proposed extension are invited and must be received by December 12, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to OGE, by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 70114 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2016 / Notices Email: usoge@oge.gov. (Include reference to ‘‘OGE Form 450 paperwork comment’’ in the subject line of the message.) FAX: 202–482–9237, Attn: Brandon Steele. Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Government Ethics, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Suite 500, Attention: Brandon Steele, Assistant Counsel, Washington, DC 20005–3917. Instructions: Comments may be posted on OGE’s Web site, www.oge.gov. Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers or Social Security numbers, should not be included. Comments generally will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandon Steele at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics; telephone: 202– 482–9209; TTY: 800–877–8339; FAX: 202–482–9237; Email: basteele@oge.gov. An electronic copy of the OGE Form 450 is available in the Forms Library section of OGE’s Web site at http:// www.oge.gov. A paper copy may also be obtained, without charge, by contacting Mr. Steele. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. Agency Form Number: OGE Form 450. OMB Control Number: 3209–0006. Type of Information Collection: Extension with modifications of a currently approved collection. Type of Review Request: Regular. Respondents: Private citizens who are potential (incoming) regular Federal employees whose positions are designated for confidential disclosure filing, and special Government employees whose agencies require that they file new entrant disclosure reports prior to assuming Government responsibilities. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 24,640. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 24,640 hours. Abstract: The OGE Form 450 collects information from covered department and agency employees as required under OGE’s executive branchwide regulatory provisions in subpart I of 5 CFR part 2634. The basis for the OGE reporting regulation is section 201(d) of Executive Order 12674 of April 12, 1989 (as modified by Executive Order 12731 of October 17, 1990, 3 CFR, 1990 Comp., pp. 306–311, at p. 308) and section 107(a) of the Ethics in Government Act, 5 U.S.C. app., sec. 107(a). OGE proposes several modifications to the form. OGE VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 proposes to clarify the instructions in two places to assist filers in completing the form. OGE also proposes to revise the Privacy Act Statement in accordance with the OGE/GOVT–2 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Reports Privacy Act system of records. Request for Comments: OGE is publishing this first round notice of its intent to request paperwork clearance for a proposed modified OGE Form 450. Public comment is invited specifically 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 extension of OMB paperwork approval. The comments will also become a matter of public record. 3. Health System and Value Research (HSVR) Date: October 19–20, 2016 (Open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on October 19th and closed for remainder of the meeting) 4. Healthcare Effectiveness and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Date: October 26–27, 2016 (Open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on October 26th and closed for remainder of the meeting) 5. Healthcare Information Technology Research (HITR) Date: October 27–28, 2016 (Open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on October 27th and closed for remainder of the meeting) (Below specifics where each meeting will be held) ADDRESSES: HSQR, HCRT, HEOR and HITR Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878. HSVR Approved: September 30, 2016. Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director, Office of Government Ethics. The Even Hotel, 1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20857. [FR Doc. 2016–24502 Filed 10–7–16; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 6345–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Notice of Meetings Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of five AHRQ subcommittee meetings. AGENCY: The subcommittees listed below are part of AHRQ’s Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee. Grant applications are to be reviewed and discussed at these meetings. Each subcommittee meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting. These meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. App. 2 section 10(d), 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). DATES: See below for dates of meetings: 1. Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Research (HSQR) Date: October 12–13, 2016 (Open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on October 12th and closed for remainder of the meeting) 2. Health Care Research and Training (HCRT) Date: October 13–14, 2016 (Open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on October 13th and closed for remainder of the meeting) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (To obtain a roster of members, agenda or minutes of the non-confidential portions of the meetings.) Mrs. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Office of Extramural Research Education and Priority Populations, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, Telephone (301) 427– 1554. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), AHRQ announces meetings of the scientific peer review groups listed above, which are subcommittees of AHRQ’s Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committees. Each subcommittee meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting. The subcommittee meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in 5 U.S.C. App. 2 section 10(d), 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 196 (Tuesday, October 11, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70113-70114]
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OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch 
Confidential Financial Disclosure Report

AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

ACTION: Notice of request for agency and public comments.

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SUMMARY: After this first round notice and public comment period, the 
Office of Government Ethics (OGE) plans to submit a modified OGE Form 
450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a 
three-year extension under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments by the public and agencies on this proposed 
extension are invited and must be received by December 12, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to OGE, by any of the following 
methods:

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    Email: usoge@oge.gov. (Include reference to ``OGE Form 450 
paperwork comment'' in the subject line of the message.)
    FAX: 202-482-9237, Attn: Brandon Steele.
    Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Government Ethics, 1201 New 
York Avenue NW., Suite 500, Attention: Brandon Steele, Assistant 
Counsel, Washington, DC 20005-3917.
    Instructions: Comments may be posted on OGE's Web site, 
www.oge.gov. Sensitive personal information, such as account numbers or 
Social Security numbers, should not be included. Comments generally 
will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandon Steele at the U.S. Office of 
Government Ethics; telephone: 202-482-9209; TTY: 800-877-8339; FAX: 
202-482-9237; Email: basteele@oge.gov. An electronic copy of the OGE 
Form 450 is available in the Forms Library section of OGE's Web site at 
http://www.oge.gov. A paper copy may also be obtained, without charge, 
by contacting Mr. Steele.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.
    Agency Form Number: OGE Form 450.
    OMB Control Number: 3209-0006.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension with modifications of a 
currently approved collection.
    Type of Review Request: Regular.
    Respondents: Private citizens who are potential (incoming) regular 
Federal employees whose positions are designated for confidential 
disclosure filing, and special Government employees whose agencies 
require that they file new entrant disclosure reports prior to assuming 
Government responsibilities.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 24,640.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 24,640 hours.
    Abstract: The OGE Form 450 collects information from covered 
department and agency employees as required under OGE's executive 
branchwide regulatory provisions in subpart I of 5 CFR part 2634. The 
basis for the OGE reporting regulation is section 201(d) of Executive 
Order 12674 of April 12, 1989 (as modified by Executive Order 12731 of 
October 17, 1990, 3 CFR, 1990 Comp., pp. 306-311, at p. 308) and 
section 107(a) of the Ethics in Government Act, 5 U.S.C. app., sec. 
107(a). OGE proposes several modifications to the form. OGE proposes to 
clarify the instructions in two places to assist filers in completing 
the form. OGE also proposes to revise the Privacy Act Statement in 
accordance with the OGE/GOVT-2 Executive Branch Confidential Financial 
Disclosure Reports Privacy Act system of records.
    Request for Comments: OGE is publishing this first round notice of 
its intent to request paperwork clearance for a proposed modified OGE 
Form 450. Public comment is invited specifically 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 extension of OMB paperwork approval. The comments will also 
become a matter of public record.

    Approved: September 30, 2016.
Walter M. Shaub, Jr.,
Director, Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2016-24502 Filed 10-7-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6345-03-P