Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 278e Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report, 8190-8191 [2017-01483]

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[FR Doc. 2017–01491 Filed 1–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; 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 publication of this second round notice, 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 by February 23, 2017. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Jan 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 278e 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 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. ADDRESSES: Theresa Kingsberry Program Support Specialist, Federal Trade Commission Premerger Notification Office Bureau of Competition, Room CC–5301, Washington, DC 20024, (202) 326–3100. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 (Public Law 112–105) (STOCK Act) and OGE’s implementing financial disclosure regulations at 5 CFR part 2634. OGE published a first round notice of its intent to request paperwork clearance for a modified OGE Form 278e Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report. See 81 FR 71503 (October 17, 2016). OGE received two responses, one of which did not actually address the information collection. The other response suggested E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 24, 2017 / Notices that the form require additional information and opposes the changes on the grounds that they would ‘‘streamline’’ the form and reduce transparency. OGE declined to adopt these recommendations. The information required on the form is dictated by the Ethics in Government Act, as amended, and OGE’s implementing regulations. With regard to the changes made to the form, OGE believes that they make the form more user-friendly and more clear and therefore improve, not impede, transparency. 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: January 17, 2017. Walter M. Shaub, Jr., Director, Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2017–01483 Filed 1–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6345–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request; Revised Annual and Final Reports for Performance Reporting Data From NIDILRR Grantees National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research NIDILRR, Administration for Community Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administration for Community Living (ACL/NIDILRR) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on ACL’s intention to obtain annual and final performance data from NIDILRR grantees. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 Jan 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. This notice collects comments on the information collection requirements relating to the reinstatement with change of a previously approved data collection covering ten NIDILRR programs. DATES: Submit written comments on the collection of information by March 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to: Mary.Darnell@ acl.hhs.gov. Submit written comments on the collection of information to Mary Darnell, U.S. Administration for Community Living, 330 C Street SW., Room 2510–D Washington, DC 20416. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Darnell, 202–795–7337. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, ACL is publishing a notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Proposed Collection: Annual and Final Performance Reporting (APR) Forms for NIDILRR Grantees. The forms included in this package are revised versions of those used by grantees in the following 10 programs to submit their Annual and Final Performance Reports for Reporting Year PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8191 2016 under OMB collection number 1820–0675: • Rehabilitation Research Training Centers (RRTCs) • Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERCs) • Field Initiated Research Projects (FIPs) • Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Projects (ARRTs) • Model Systems (including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn centers) • Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs) • Knowledge Translation (KT) Projects • ADA National Network Centers (ADAs) • Small Business Innovation Research Projects (SBIR) grantees (Phase 2 only) • Research Fellowships Program (RFP) The APR includes common information and information specific to individual programs. The final report is a subset of items from the annual report and provides a summary of progress and outcomes for the full project period. OMB’s approval of the forms used in Reporting Year 2016 expired December 31, 2016. Need and Use of Information Collection: The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Administration for Community Living (ACL) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requests clearance of revised Annual Performance Reporting (APR) and Final Report forms to be completed by all NIDILRR grantees. (Previously housed in the Department of Education and known as the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research [NIDRR], NIDILRR was renamed and relocated to HHS by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.) Changes in the Reporting Forms: The Web-based system used for Reporting Year 2016 reporting incorporate a number of features to meet NIDILRR’s information needs while minimizing burden. The reporting form and system currently in use were designed so that information provided by grantees each year is automatically carried forward to the next. Under this design, grantees need only review and, if necessary, edit their previous year’s entries in order to complete subsequent annual reports. To further reduce burden, the proposed form is designed so that, instead of describing their accomplishments, grantees simply select their most important accomplishments from among the outputs they report. Data from grant applications, such as contact and budget E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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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 
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 publication of this second round notice, 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 by February 23, 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 278e 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 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 (Public Law 112-105) 
(STOCK Act) and OGE's implementing financial disclosure regulations at 
5 CFR part 2634.
    OGE published a first round notice of its intent to request 
paperwork clearance for a modified OGE Form 278e Executive Branch 
Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report. See 81 FR 71503 (October 
17, 2016). OGE received two responses, one of which did not actually 
address the information collection. The other response suggested

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that the form require additional information and opposes the changes on 
the grounds that they would ``streamline'' the form and reduce 
transparency. OGE declined to adopt these recommendations. The 
information required on the form is dictated by the Ethics in 
Government Act, as amended, and OGE's implementing regulations. With 
regard to the changes made to the form, OGE believes that they make the 
form more user-friendly and more clear and therefore improve, not 
impede, transparency.
    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: January 17, 2017.
Walter M. Shaub, Jr.,
Director, Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2017-01483 Filed 1-23-17; 8:45 am]
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