Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 278e Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report, 32122-32123 [2018-14840]

Download as PDF 32122 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 11, 2018 / Notices views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than July 26, 2018. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Dennis Denney, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198–0001: 1. Robert Claypool, Maysville, Missouri, and Mary Claypool, Pella, Iowa; to acquire voting shares of Fairport Bancshares, Inc., Maysville, Missouri, and thereby indirectly acquire The Bank of Fairport, Maysville, Missouri. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 6, 2018. Ann Misback, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2018–14846 Filed 7–10–18; 8:45 am] President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. First Midwest Bancorp, Inc., Chicago, Illinois; to acquire 100 percent of Northern States Financial Corporation and thereby indirectly acquire NorStates Bank, both of Waukegan, Illinois. B. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Ivan Hurwitz, Vice President) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045–0001. Comments can also be sent electronically to Comments.applications @ny.frb.org: 1. MB Mutual Holding Company and MB Bancorp, Inc., both of Wall Township, New Jersey; to merge with Metuchen MHC and Metuchen Bancorp, Inc., both of Metuchen, New Jersey and thereby indirectly acquire Metuchen Savings Bank, Metuchen. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 6, 2018. Ann Misback, Secretary of the Board. BILLING CODE P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM [FR Doc. 2018–14847 Filed 7–10–18; 8:45 am] daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications will also be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than August 6, 2018. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant Vice VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Jul 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 BILLING CODE 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 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 September 10, 2018. SUMMARY: 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: Sara Nekou. Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Government Ethics, 1201 New York ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Avenue NW, Suite 500, Attention: Sara Nekou, Assistant Counsel, Washington, DC 20005–3917. Instructions: Comments may be posted on OGE’s website, 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. Sara Nekou at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics; telephone: 202–482–9229; TTY: 800–877–8339; FAX: 202–482–9237; Email: Snekou@oge.gov. An electronic copy of the OGE Form 278e is available in the Forms Library section of OGE’s website at http://www.oge.gov. A paper copy may also be obtained, without charge, by contacting Ms. Nekou. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report. Form Number: OGE Form 278e. OMB Control Number: 3209–0001. Type of Information Collection: Revision 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: 4,821. Estimated Time per Response: 10 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 48,210 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 individuals entering into and departing from 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 11, 2018 / Notices 102 of the Ethics in Government Act, 5 U.S.C. app. sec. 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. In 2014, OGE sought and received approval to incorporate the OGE Form 278e into its new Integrity efiling 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. The version of the Form 278e that is produced by Integrity 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. On October 5, 2016, OGE published a proposed rule for amending 5 CFR part 2634. See 81 FR 69204–69238 (October 5, 2016). The proposed modifications to the OGE Form 278e revise the instructions to reflect the changes to the financial disclosure regulation, if adopted as final. Specifically, OGE proposes to: Revise the reporting period for termination reports to include the entire preceding calendar year if a required annual report has not been filed; revise the income disclosure requirement to include only received income; revise the ‘‘widely diversified’’ criterion for purposes of determining whether a fund qualifies as an ‘‘excepted investment fund;’’ add a new feature (checkbox) for purposes of managing early termination report filing on the Integrity version of the Form 278e; clarify the Definition section of Part 2; clarify when a source of compensation need not be disclosed and the method for disclosing the existence of such sources; and eliminate the disclosure of transactions that occurred before the reporting individual became subject to the public financial disclosure requirements. OGE is also proposing to update the Privacy Act statement in accordance with changes to the applicable system of records and to make certain minor formatting changes and corrections to the instructions and one of the data entry fields. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Jul 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 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: July 3, 2018. David Apol, Acting Director and General Counsel, Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2018–14840 Filed 7–10–18; 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 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 September 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to OGE, by any of the following methods: Email: usoge@oge.gov (Include reference to ‘‘OGE Form 450 paperwork comment’’ in the subject line of the message.) FAX: 202–482–9237, Attn: Sara Nekou. Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Government Ethics, 1201 New York Avenue NW, Suite 500, Attention: Sara Nekou, Assistant Counsel, Washington, DC 20005–3917. Instructions: Comments may be posted on OGE’s website, https:// 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: Sara Nekou at the U.S. Office of Government SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32123 Ethics; telephone: 202–482–9229; TTY: 800–877–8339; FAX: 202–482–9237; Email: snekou@oge.gov. An electronic copy of the OGE Form 450 is available in the Forms Library section of OGE’s website at https://www.oge.gov. A paper copy may also be obtained, without charge, by contacting Ms. Nekou. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. Agency Form Number: OGE Form 450. OMB Control Number: 3209–0006. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. Type of Review Request: Regular. Respondents: Prospective Government employees, including special Government employees, whose positions are designated for confidential disclosure filing and whose agencies require that they file new entrant confidential disclosure reports prior to assuming Government responsibilities. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 24,640. Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 73,920 hours. Abstract: The OGE Form 450 collects information from covered department and agency employees as required under OGE’s executive branch wide 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) 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. On October 5, 2016, OGE published a proposed rule for amending 5 CFR part 2634. See 81 FR 69204–69238 (October 5, 2016). The proposed modifications to the OGE Form 450 revise the instructions to reflect the changes to the financial disclosure regulation, if adopted as final. Specifically, OGE proposes to: Change the reporting periods for each part completed by new entrants; change the income disclosure threshold to $1,000 of received income; eliminate the disclosure of diversified funds held within an employee benefit plan; clarify that the disclosure requirement for agreements and arrangements includes those with a current employer; eliminate the disclosure of continued participation in a defined contribution plan to which an employer is no longer making contributions; and combine gifts and travel reimbursement into a single E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 133 (Wednesday, July 11, 2018)]
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[Pages 32122-32123]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 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 September 10, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to OGE, by any of the following 
methods:
    Email: [email protected] (Include reference to ``OGE Form 278e 
paperwork comment'' in the subject line of the message.)
    FAX: 202-482-9237, Attn: Sara Nekou.
    Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Government Ethics, 1201 New 
York Avenue NW, Suite 500, Attention: Sara Nekou, Assistant Counsel, 
Washington, DC 20005-3917.
    Instructions: Comments may be posted on OGE's website, 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: Sara Nekou at the U.S. Office of 
Government Ethics; telephone: 202-482-9229; TTY: 800-877-8339; FAX: 
202-482-9237; Email: [email protected]. An electronic copy of the OGE Form 
278e is available in the Forms Library section of OGE's website at 
http://www.oge.gov. A paper copy may also be obtained, without charge, 
by contacting Ms. Nekou.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure 
Report.
    Form Number: OGE Form 278e.
    OMB Control Number: 3209-0001.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision 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: 4,821.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 48,210 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 individuals entering 
into and departing from 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

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102 of the Ethics in Government Act, 5 U.S.C. app. sec. 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. 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. The version of the Form 
278e that is produced by Integrity 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.
    On October 5, 2016, OGE published a proposed rule for amending 5 
CFR part 2634. See 81 FR 69204-69238 (October 5, 2016). The proposed 
modifications to the OGE Form 278e revise the instructions to reflect 
the changes to the financial disclosure regulation, if adopted as 
final. Specifically, OGE proposes to: Revise the reporting period for 
termination reports to include the entire preceding calendar year if a 
required annual report has not been filed; revise the income disclosure 
requirement to include only received income; revise the ``widely 
diversified'' criterion for purposes of determining whether a fund 
qualifies as an ``excepted investment fund;'' add a new feature 
(checkbox) for purposes of managing early termination report filing on 
the Integrity version of the Form 278e; clarify the Definition section 
of Part 2; clarify when a source of compensation need not be disclosed 
and the method for disclosing the existence of such sources; and 
eliminate the disclosure of transactions that occurred before the 
reporting individual became subject to the public financial disclosure 
requirements.
    OGE is also proposing to update the Privacy Act statement in 
accordance with changes to the applicable system of records and to make 
certain minor formatting changes and corrections to the instructions 
and one of the data entry fields.
    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.

    Approved: July 3, 2018.
David Apol,
Acting Director and General Counsel, Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2018-14840 Filed 7-10-18; 8:45 am]
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