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Download as PDF 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 32124 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 11, 2018 / Notices category for purposes of applying the disclosure thresholds. OGE is also proposing to update the Privacy Act Statement in accordance with changes to the applicable system of records, update the examples provided on the last page of the form, and make other minor technical changes. 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: July 3, 2018. David Apol, Acting Director and General Counsel, Office of Government Ethics. 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Specifically, the Council makes recommendations regarding policies, strategies, objectives, and priorities; addresses the development and application of new technologies; and reviews the extent to which progress has been made toward eliminating tuberculosis. Matters To Be Considered: The agenda will include discussions on (1) Isoniazid-Rifapentine TB Prevention in HIV-infected Persons Study; (2) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention’s Strategy of Adopting HIV Treatment as Prevention; (3) Update on Division of Tuberculosis Elimination’s Concept of Operations for Latent Tuberculosis Infection Surveillance; and (4) Update from ACET workgroups. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. 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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 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: [email protected] (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 Ethics; telephone: 202-482-9229; TTY: 800-877-8339; FAX: 
202-482-9237; Email: [email protected]. 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

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category for purposes of applying the disclosure thresholds.
    OGE is also proposing to update the Privacy Act Statement in 
accordance with changes to the applicable system of records, update the 
examples provided on the last page of the form, and make other minor 
technical changes.
    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: July 3, 2018.
David Apol,
Acting Director and General Counsel, Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2018-14841 Filed 7-10-18; 8:45 am]
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