Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for a Modified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, 49384-49385 [2018-21275]

Download as PDF 49384 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES December 13, 2018 meeting. If you submit comments after these dates, those comments will be provided to the HSRB members, but you should recognize that the HSRB members may not have adequate time to consider your comments prior to their discussion. You should submit your comments to the DFO, Thomas O’Farrell listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. There is no limit on the length of written comments for consideration by the HSRB. Background The HSRB is a Federal advisory committee operating in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act 5 U.S.C. App. 2 section 9. The HSRB provides advice, information, and recommendations on issues related to scientific and ethical aspects of thirdparty human subjects research that are submitted to the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) to be used for regulatory purposes. Topic for discussion. On October 23, 2018, the Human Studies Review Board will consider a protocol titled ‘‘A Study for Measurement of Potential Dermal and Inhalation Exposure During Antimicrobial Applications Involving Immersion, Dip, and Soak’’ submitted by the Antimicrobial Exposure Assessment Task Force. The Agenda and meeting materials for this topic will be available in advance of the meeting at http://www2.epa.gov/ osa/human-studies-review-board. On December 13, 2018, the HSRB will review and finalize their draft Final Report from the October 23, 2018 meeting, in addition to other topics that may come before the Board. The HSRB may also discuss planning for future HSRB meetings. The agenda and the draft report will be available prior to the meeting at http://www2.epa.gov/osa/ human-studies-review-board. Meeting minutes and final reports. Minutes of these meetings, summarizing the matters discussed and recommendations made by the HSRB, will be released within 90 calendar days of the meeting. These minutes will be available at http://www2.epa.gov/osa/ human-studies-review-board. In addition, information regarding the HSRB’s Final Report, will be found at http://www2.epa.gov/osa/humanstudies-review-board or from Thomas O’Farrell listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: September 19, 2018. Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, EPA Science Advisor. ACTION: [Notice–MA–2018–09; Docket No. 2018– 0002, Sequence No. 22] After publication of this second round notice, 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 the agencies on this proposed modification are invited and must be received by October 31, 2018. 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: 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 450 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 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) Federal Travel Regulation: Calculating Actual Expense Reimbursement Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) Bulletin 18–09, calculating actual expense reimbursement. AGENCY: The FTR allows agencies to reimburse employees up to 300 percent of the applicable maximum per diem rate under various circumstances including, but not limited to, when lodging and/or meals are not available within the prescribed allowances for a given temporary duty location. The General Services Administration is notifying agencies that the FTR permits two methods of calculating actual expense reimbursement. The information outlined in FTR Bulletin 18–09 demonstrates how agencies may calculate actual expense reimbursement under each method while staying within the bounds of the current 300 percent actual expense ceiling. This Bulletin also provides clarity and promotes consistency across the Government. This Bulletin is located at www.gsa.gov/ ftr under the ‘‘FTR & Related Files’’ tab. DATES: Applicable Date: October 1, 2018. SUMMARY: For clarification of content, please contact Mr. Cy Greenidge, Program Analyst, Office of Government-wide Policy, Office of Asset and Transportation Management, at 202–219–2349, or by email at travelpolicy@gsa.gov. Please cite Notice of FTR Bulletin 18–09. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: August 24, 2018. Jessica Salmoiraghi, Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–21156 Filed 9–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–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 [FR Doc. 2018–21331 Filed 9–28–18; 8:45 am] AGENCY: BILLING CODE 6560–50–P (OGE). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 Notice of request for agency and public comments. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION PO 00000 Office of Government Ethics Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2018 / Notices 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 (October 5, 2016). The final rule was published on July 18, 2018, and is effective on January 1, 2019. See 83 FR 33980 (July 18, 2018). The proposed modifications to the OGE Form 450 revise the instructions to reflect the changes to the financial disclosure regulation. 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 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. OGE published a first round notice of its intent to request paperwork clearance for a modified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. See 83 FR 32123 (July 11, 2018). OGE received one response to that notice from a private citizen. The private citizen’s response was unrelated to the notice and did not address the information collection. 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 may be included with the OGE request for approval of the modified information collection. The comments will also become a matter of public record. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 Approved: September 26, 2018. Diana Veilleux, Chief, Legal, External Affairs and Performance Branch, Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2018–21275 Filed 9–28–18; 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 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, 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 modification are invited and must be received by October 31, 2018. 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: 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49385 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 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 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 (October 5, 2016). The final rule was published on July 18, 2018, and is effective on January 1, 2019. See 83 FR 33980 (July 18, 2018). 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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 
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 publication of this second round notice, 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 the agencies on this proposed 
modification are invited and must be received by October 31, 2018.

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 [email protected]. (Include 
reference to ``OGE Form 450 paperwork comment'' in the subject line of 
the message.)

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 
http://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)

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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 (October 5, 2016). The final rule was 
published on July 18, 2018, and is effective on January 1, 2019. See 83 
FR 33980 (July 18, 2018). The proposed modifications to the OGE Form 
450 revise the instructions to reflect the changes to the financial 
disclosure regulation. 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 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.
    OGE published a first round notice of its intent to request 
paperwork clearance for a modified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch 
Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. See 83 FR 32123 (July 11, 
2018). OGE received one response to that notice from a private citizen. 
The private citizen's response was unrelated to the notice and did not 
address the information collection.
    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 may be included with the 
OGE request for approval of the modified information collection. The 
comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Approved: September 26, 2018.
Diana Veilleux,
Chief, Legal, External Affairs and Performance Branch, Office of 
Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2018-21275 Filed 9-28-18; 8:45 am]
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