Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 278e Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report, 71503-71504 [2016-25053]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 200 / Monday, October 17, 2016 / Notices recommendations on annual summary ratings and awards to the appointing authorities on the performance of senior executives. DATES: This notice is effective October 12, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Powell, HR Specialist, at 202– 942–1681. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title 5, U.S. Code, 4314(c)(4), requires that the appointment of Performance Review Board members be published in the Federal Register before Board service commences. The following persons will serve on the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board’s Performance Review Board which will review initial summary ratings to ensure the ratings are consistent with established performance requirements, reflect meaningful distinctions among senior executives based on their relative performance and organizational results and provide recommendations for ratings, awards, and pay adjustments in a fair and equitable manner: Jim Courtney, Tee Ramos, Kim Weaver, and Renee Wilder Guerin. Dated: October 12, 2016. Megan Grumbine, General Counsel, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. [FR Doc. 2016–25008 Filed 10–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6760–01–P OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 278e Executive Branch Personnel Public 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) intends to submit a modified OGE Form 278e Executive Branch Personnel Public 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 the agencies on this proposed extension are invited and must be received on or before December 16, 2016. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:22 Oct 14, 2016 Jkt 241001 Comments may be submitted to OGE, by any of the following methods: Email: usoge@oge.gov (Include reference to ‘‘OGE Form 278e 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. ADDRESSES: 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 278e 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 Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report. Form Number: OGE Form 278e. OMB Control Number: 3209–0001. Type of Information Collection: Extension with modifications of a currently approved collection. Type of Review Request: Regular. Respondents: Private citizen Presidential nominees to executive branch positions subject to Senate confirmation; other private citizens who are potential (incoming) Federal employees whose positions are designated for public disclosure filing; those who file termination reports from such positions after their Government service ends; and Presidential and VicePresidential candidates. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 4,884. Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 14,652 hours. Abstract: The OGE Form 278 collects information from certain officers and high-level employees in the executive branch for conflicts of interest review and public disclosure. The form is also completed by individuals who are nominated by the President for highlevel executive branch positions requiring Senate confirmation and new PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71503 entrants to other public reporting positions in the executive branch. The financial information collected relates to: Assets and income; transactions; gifts, reimbursements and travel expenses; liabilities; agreements or arrangements; outside positions; and compensation over $5,000 paid by a source—all subject to various reporting thresholds and exclusions. The information is collected in accordance with section 102 of the Ethics in Government Act, 5 U.S.C. app. section 102, as amended by the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–105) (STOCK Act) and OGE’s implementing financial disclosure regulations at 5 CFR part 2634. In 2013, OGE sought and received approval for the OGE Form 278e, an electronic version of the Form 278, implemented pursuant to the e-filing system mandated under section 11(b) of the STOCK Act. The OGE Form 278e collects the same information as the OGE Form 278. It is a streamlined output report format that presents only the filer’s inputs in given categories and does not report other categories not selected by the filer. In 2014, OGE sought and received approval to incorporate the OGE Form 278e into its new Integrity e-filing application. Integrity has been in use since January 1, 2015, and OGE now requires filers to use a version of the OGE Form 278e rather than the old OGE Form 278. OGE is proposing to make minor modifications to the OGE Form 278e to update the Privacy Act statement, improve the instructions, and make the form more user-friendly. Specifically, OGE proposes to change the titles to Part 2 and Part 5 on all versions of the form. With respect to the Integrity version of the form, OGE proposes to remove the ‘‘Owner’’ column from Part 5 and Part 8. Finally, with respect to the Excel/PDF version of the form, OGE proposes clarifying the reporting requirements in the instructions to Part 4 and correcting several minor typographical errors. Request for Comments: 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. E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 71504 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 200 / Monday, October 17, 2016 / Notices Approved: October 12, 2016. Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director, Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2016–25053 Filed 10–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6345–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Docket Number CDC–2016–0093; NIOSH 248–F] jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (WTCHP STAC or Advisory Committee), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee: Time and Date: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., November 3, 2016 (All times are Eastern Daylight Time). Place: Jacob J. Javits Federal Building, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York 10278. This meeting is also available by telephone and Web conference. Audio will be available by telephone only; visuals will be available by Web conference. The USA toll-free, dial-in number is 1–888–810–4931, and when prompted enter passcode—8328289. To view the web conference, enter the following web address in your web browser: https:// odniosh.adobeconnect.com/wtchpstac/. Public Comment Time and Date: 10:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), November 3, 2016. Please note that the public comment period ends at the time indicated above or following the last call for comments, whichever is earlier. Members of the public who want to comment must sign up by providing their name by mail, email, or telephone, at the addresses provided below by October 31, 2016. Each commenter will be provided up to five minutes for comment. A limited number of time slots are available and will be assigned on a first come—first served basis. Written comments will also be accepted from those unable to attend the public session. Status: Open to the public, limited only by the number of telephone lines. The conference line will accommodate up to 50 callers. The room will accommodate approximately 100 persons. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:22 Oct 14, 2016 Jkt 241001 Background: The Advisory Committee was established by Title I of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, Public Law 111–347 (January 2, 2011), amended by Public Law 114–113 (Dec. 18, 2015), adding Title XXXIII to the Public Health Service Act (codified at 42 U.S.C. 300mm to 300mm–61). Purpose: The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to review scientific and medical evidence and to make recommendations to the World Trade Center (WTC) Program Administrator regarding additional WTC Health Program eligibility criteria, potential additions to the list of covered WTCrelated health conditions, and research regarding certain health conditions related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Title XXXIII of the PHS Act established the WTC Health Program within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The WTC Health Program provides medical monitoring and treatment benefits to eligible firefighters and related personnel, law enforcement officers, and rescue, recovery, and cleanup workers who responded to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania (responders), and to eligible persons who were present in the dust or dust cloud on September 11, 2001 or who worked, resided, or attended school, childcare, or adult daycare in the New York City disaster area (survivors). Certain specific activities of the WTC Program Administrator are reserved to the Secretary, HHS, to delegate at her discretion; other WTC Program Administrator duties not explicitly reserved to the Secretary, HHS, are assigned to the Director, NIOSH. The administration of the Advisory Committee is left to the Director of NIOSH in his role as WTC Program Administrator. CDC and NIOSH provide funding, staffing, and administrative support services for the Advisory Committee. The charter was reissued on May 12, 2015, and will expire on May 12, 2017. Matters for Discussion: The Advisory Committee will address the new responsibilities required under the reauthorization of the WTC Health Program in the PHS Act. Specifically, the enhanced role of the STAC to: (1) Make recommendations regarding the identification of individuals to conduct independent peer reviews of the evidence that would be the basis for issuing final rules to add a health condition to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions; and (2) review and PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 evaluate the policies and procedures in effect within the WTC Health Program that are used to determine whether sufficient evidence is available to support adding a non-cancer condition or type of cancer to the List of WTCRelated Health Conditions. The two policies can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/wtc/policies.html. The agenda will include workgroup presentations on independent peer review and the policies and procedures the WTC Health Program uses to add health conditions to the list of covered conditions. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. To view the notice, visit http:// www.regulations.gov and enter CDC– 2016–0093 in the search field and click ‘‘Search.’’ Public Comment Sign-up and Submissions to the Docket: To sign up to provide public comments or to submit comments to the docket, send information to the NIOSH Docket Office by one of the following means: Mail: NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, MS C–34, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. Email: nioshdocket@cdc.gov. Telephone: (513) 533–8611. In the event an individual cannot attend, written comments may be submitted. The comments should be limited to two pages and submitted through http://www.regulations.gov by October 31, 2016. Efforts will be made to provide the two-page written comments received by the deadline above to the committee members before the meeting. Comments in excess of two pages will be made publicly available at http://www.regulations.gov. Policy on Redaction of Committee Meeting Transcripts (Public Comment): Transcripts will be prepared and posted to http://www.regulations.gov within 60 days after the meeting. If a person making a comment gives his or her name, no attempt will be made to redact that name. NIOSH will take reasonable steps to ensure that individuals making public comments are aware of the fact that their comments (including their name, if provided) will appear in a transcript of the meeting posted on a public Web site. Such reasonable steps include a statement read at the start of the meeting stating that transcripts will be posted and names of speakers will not be redacted. If individuals in making a statement reveal personal information (e.g., medical information) about themselves, that information will not usually be redacted. The CDC Freedom of Information Act coordinator will, however, review such revelations E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 200 (Monday, October 17, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71503-71504]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25053]


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OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 278e Executive Branch Personnel 
Public 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) intends to submit a modified OGE Form 
278e Executive Branch Personnel Public 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 the agencies on this proposed 
extension are invited and must be received on or before December 16, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to OGE, by any of the following 
methods:
    Email: usoge@oge.gov (Include reference to ``OGE Form 278e 
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 278e 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 Personnel Public Financial Disclosure 
Report.
    Form Number: OGE Form 278e.
    OMB Control Number: 3209-0001.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension with modifications of a 
currently approved collection.
    Type of Review Request: Regular.
    Respondents: Private citizen Presidential nominees to executive 
branch positions subject to Senate confirmation; other private citizens 
who are potential (incoming) Federal employees whose positions are 
designated for public disclosure filing; those who file termination 
reports from such positions after their Government service ends; and 
Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 4,884.
    Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 14,652 hours.
    Abstract: The OGE Form 278 collects information from certain 
officers and high-level employees in the executive branch for conflicts 
of interest review and public disclosure. The form is also completed by 
individuals who are nominated by the President for high-level executive 
branch positions requiring Senate confirmation and new entrants to 
other public reporting positions in the executive branch. The financial 
information collected relates to: Assets and income; transactions; 
gifts, reimbursements and travel expenses; liabilities; agreements or 
arrangements; outside positions; and compensation over $5,000 paid by a 
source--all subject to various reporting thresholds and exclusions. The 
information is collected in accordance with section 102 of the Ethics 
in Government Act, 5 U.S.C. app. section 102, as amended by the Stop 
Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-105) (STOCK 
Act) and OGE's implementing financial disclosure regulations at 5 CFR 
part 2634.
    In 2013, OGE sought and received approval for the OGE Form 278e, an 
electronic version of the Form 278, implemented pursuant to the e-
filing system mandated under section 11(b) of the STOCK Act. The OGE 
Form 278e collects the same information as the OGE Form 278. It is a 
streamlined output report format that presents only the filer's inputs 
in given categories and does not report other categories not selected 
by the filer. In 2014, OGE sought and received approval to incorporate 
the OGE Form 278e into its new Integrity e-filing application. 
Integrity has been in use since January 1, 2015, and OGE now requires 
filers to use a version of the OGE Form 278e rather than the old OGE 
Form 278.
    OGE is proposing to make minor modifications to the OGE Form 278e 
to update the Privacy Act statement, improve the instructions, and make 
the form more user-friendly. Specifically, OGE proposes to change the 
titles to Part 2 and Part 5 on all versions of the form. With respect 
to the Integrity version of the form, OGE proposes to remove the 
``Owner'' column from Part 5 and Part 8. Finally, with respect to the 
Excel/PDF version of the form, OGE proposes clarifying the reporting 
requirements in the instructions to Part 4 and correcting several minor 
typographical errors.
    Request for Comments: 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.


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    Approved: October 12, 2016.
Walter M. Shaub, Jr.,
Director, Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2016-25053 Filed 10-14-16; 8:45 am]
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