Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 201 Ethics in Government Act Access Form, 95997-95998 [2016-31451]

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[FR Doc. 2016–31401 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 201 Ethics in Government Act Access Form AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE). Notice of request for agency and public comments. ACTION: After publication of this second round notice, OGE intends to SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 submit a modified OGE Form 201 Ethics in Government Act access form to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a three-year extension under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The OGE Form 201 is used by persons requesting access to executive branch public financial disclosure reports and other covered records. DATES: Written comments by the public and the agencies on this proposed extension are invited and must be received on or before January 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this paperwork notice to the Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for OGE, via fax at 202–395– 6974 or email at OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov. (Include reference to ‘‘OGE Form 201 paperwork comment’’ in the subject line of the message.) 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: 1,003. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 95997 Estimated Total Annual Burden: 170 hours. 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. app. 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 E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 95998 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Notices information the requester chooses to 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. OGE published a first round notice of its intent to request paperwork clearance for a modified OGE Form 201. See 81 FR 70112 (October 11, 2016). OGE received no responses to that notice. Request for Comments: Agency and public comment is again 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: December 22, 2016. Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director, Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2016–31451 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6345–02–P OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; 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 publication of this second round notice, OGE intends 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 the agencies on this proposed asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 extension are invited and must be received by January 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this paperwork notice to the Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for OGE, via fax at 202–395– 6974 or email at OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov. (Include reference to ‘‘OGE Form 450 paperwork comment’’ in the subject line of the message.) 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. OGE published a first round notice of its intent to request paperwork PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 clearance for a modified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. See 81 FR 70113 (October 11, 2016). OGE received no responses to that notice. Request for Comments: Agency and public comment is again 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: December 22, 2016. Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director, Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2016–31452 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6345–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry [30Day–17–16BEH] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 
201 Ethics in Government Act Access Form

AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

ACTION: Notice of request for agency and public comments.

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SUMMARY: After publication of this second round notice, OGE intends to 
submit a modified OGE Form 201 Ethics in Government Act access form to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a 
three-year extension under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The OGE 
Form 201 is used by persons requesting access to executive branch 
public financial disclosure reports and other covered records.

DATES: Written comments by the public and the agencies on this proposed 
extension are invited and must be received on or before January 30, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this paperwork notice to the 
Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for OGE, via fax at 
202-395-6974 or email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. (Include 
reference to ``OGE Form 201 paperwork comment'' in the subject line of 
the message.)

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: 1,003.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 170 hours.
    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. app. 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

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information the requester chooses to 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.
    OGE published a first round notice of its intent to request 
paperwork clearance for a modified OGE Form 201. See 81 FR 70112 
(October 11, 2016). OGE received no responses to that notice.
    Request for Comments: Agency and public comment is again 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: December 22, 2016.
Walter M. Shaub, Jr.,
Director, Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2016-31451 Filed 12-28-16; 8:45 am]
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