Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Modified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and Model Trust Documents, 50449-50451 [2019-20774]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2019 / Notices Dated at Washington, DC, on September 20, 2019. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–20762 Filed 9–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 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)). Comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors, Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board, 20th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20551–0001, not later than October 25, 2019. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. Northstar Financial Group, Inc., Bad Axe, Michigan; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of West Michigan Community Bank, Hudsonville, Michigan. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 19, 2019. Yao-Chin Chao, Assistant Secretary of the Board. FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Modified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and Model Trust Documents The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (Act) (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire shares of a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). 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 paragraph 7 of the Act. Comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors, Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board, 20th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20551–0001, not later than October 9, 2019. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Dennis Denney, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198–0001: 1. Michael S. Wright, individually and as trustee of the E&N–AMG National Trust Bank Irrevocable Trust; and the NSW–AMG National Trust Bank Irrevocable Trust, all in Castle Pines, Colorado; to retain voting shares of AMG National Corp., Greenwood Village, Colorado, parent of AMG National Trust Bank, Boulder, Colorado; and to become members of the Wright Family Group which controls AMG National Corp. 2. Theodore L. Starr, Hiawatha, Kansas; and Randolph W. Starr, Loveland, Colorado; to retain voting shares of Crossdale, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire shares of Citizens State Bank & Trust Company, both in Hiawatha, Kansas. [FR Doc. 2019–20739 Filed 9–24–19; 8:45 am] Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 19, 2019. Yao-Chin Chao, Assistant Secretary of the Board. BILLING CODE P [FR Doc. 2019–20737 Filed 9–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 50449 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) intends to submit modified versions of the 12 OGE model certificates and model documents for qualified trusts 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 November 25, 2019. SUMMARY: Comments may be submitted to OGE by any of the following methods: Email: usoge@oge.gov (Include reference to ‘‘OGE qualified trust model certificates and model trust documents paperwork comment’’ in the subject line of the message.) Fax: 202–482–9237, Attn: Jennifer Matis. Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Government Ethics, 1201 New York Avenue NW, Suite 500, Attention: Jennifer Matis, Associate 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Matis at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics; telephone: 202– 482–9216; TTY: 800–877–8339; FAX: 202–482–9237; Email: jmatis@oge.gov. Copies of the model documents as currently approved are available on OGE’s website, www.oge.gov. Electronic copies of these documents may also be obtained, without charge, by contacting Ms. Matis. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Executive Branch Qualified Trust Documents. OMB Control Number: 3209–0007. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 50450 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Type of Review Request: Regular. Respondents: Any current or prospective executive branch officials who seek to establish or have established a qualified blind or diversified trust under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 as a means to avoid conflicts of interest while in office. Estimated Average Annual Number of Respondents: 2. Total Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes to 100 hours (see table below for detailed explanation). Estimated Average Total Annual Burden: 120 hours. Abstract: OGE is the supervising ethics office for the executive branch of the Federal Government under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (EIGA). Accordingly, OGE administers the qualified trust program for the executive branch. Presidential nominees to executive branch positions subject to Senate confirmation and any other executive branch officials may seek OGE approval for EIGA-qualified blind or diversified trusts as one means to be used to avoid conflicts of interest. The requirements for EIGA-qualified blind and diversified trusts are set forth in section 102(f) of the Ethics in Government Act, 5 U.S.C. app. § 102(f), and OGE’s implementing financial disclosure regulations at subpart D of 5 CFR part 2634. In order to ensure that all applicable requirements are met, OGE is the sponsoring agency for 12 model certificates and model trust documents for qualified blind and diversified trusts. See 5 CFR 2634.402(e)(3), 2634.402(f)(3), 2634.404(e)–(g), 2634.405(d)(2), 2634.407(a); 2634.408(b)(1)–(3), 2634.408(d)(4), 2634.409, and 2634.414. The various model certificates and model trust documents are utilized by settlors, trustees, and other fiduciaries in establishing and administering these qualified trusts. OGE plans to submit these model certificates and model trust documents (described in detail in the table below) to OMB for renewed approval pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35. The 12 model documents, along with their burden estimates, are as follows: Model qualified trust documents Estimated burden (A) Blind Trust Communications (Expedited Procedure for Securing Approval of Proposed Communications). 20 minutes per communication. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 Model qualified trust documents Estimated burden (B) Model Qualified Blind Trust Provisions. (C) Model Qualified Diversified Trust Provisions. (D) Model Qualified Diversified Trust Provisions (For Use in the Case of Multiple Fiduciaries). (E) Model Qualified Blind Trust Provisions (For Use in the Case of an Irrevocable Pre-Existing Trust). (F) Hybrid Version of the Model Qualified Diversified Trust Provisions. (G) Model Qualified Blind Trust Provisions (For Use in the Case of Multiple Fiduciaries). (H) Model Qualified Diversified Trust Provisions (For Use in the Case of an Irrevocable Pre-Existing Trust). (I) Model Confidentiality Agreement Provisions (For Use in the Case of a Privately Owned Business). (J) Model Confidentiality Agreement Provisions (For Use in the Case of Investment Management Activities). 100 hours per model. 100 hours per model. 100 hours per model. Model trust certificates Estimated burden (K) Certificate of Independence. (L) Certificate of Compliance 100 hours per model. 100 hours per model. 100 hours per model. 100 hours per model. 2 hours per agreement. 2 hours per agreement. 20 minutes per certificate. 20 minutes per certificate. These estimates are based on the amount of time imposed on professional trust administrators or private representatives. OGE notes that only one set of the various model trust provisions (items (B) through (H)) will be prepared for a single qualified trust, and only prior to the establishment of that qualified trust. Likewise, other model documents listed above are used in connection with establishing the qualified trust (items (I), (J), and (K)). The remaining model documents are used after the trust’s creation (items (A) and (L)). Accordingly, OGE notes that the majority of the time burden for any given trust is imposed during the creation of the trust. At the present time, there are no active qualified trusts in the executive branch. However, OGE anticipates PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 possible limited use of these model documents during the forthcoming three-year period. OGE estimates that there may be an average of one individual per year who initiates a qualified trust using these model documents during calendar years 2020 through 2022. OGE has accordingly estimated the average annual number of respondents to be two, which represents one respondent establishing a qualified trust and one respondent maintaining a previously established qualified trust. Based on the above, OGE estimates an average annual time burden during the next three years of 120 hours. Using an estimated rate of $300 per hour for the services of a professional trust administrator or private representative, the estimated annual cost burden is $36,000. Under OMB’s implementing regulations for the Paperwork Reduction Act, any recordkeeping, reporting, or disclosure requirement contained in a rule of general applicability is deemed to involve ten or more persons. See 5 CFR 1320.3(c)(4)(i). Therefore, OGE intends to submit, after this first round notice and comment period, all 12 qualified trust model certificates and model documents described above (all of which are included under OMB paperwork control number 3209–0007) for a three-year extension of approval. At that time, OGE will publish a second notice in the Federal Register to inform the public and the agencies. OGE is committed to making ethics records publicly available to the extent possible. The communications documents and the confidentiality agreements (items (A), (I) and (J) on the table above), once completed, will not be available to the public because they contain sensitive, confidential information. The other completed certificates and documents (except for any trust provisions that relate to the testamentary disposition of trust assets) are retained and made publicly available based upon a proper request under section 105 of the EIGA until the periods for retention of all other reports (usually the OGE Form 278 Public Financial Disclosure Reports) of the individual establishing the trust have lapsed (generally six years after the filing of the last report). See 5 U.S.C. app. 105; 5 CFR 2634.603(g)(2). The information collected with these model trust certificates and model trust documents is part of the OGE/GOVT–1 Governmentwide Privacy Act system of records. In seeking an extension of approval, OGE is proposing several nonsubstantive changes to the 12 E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2019 / Notices qualified trust certificates and model documents. First, OGE proposes removing all references to Appendices A and B of 5 CFR part 2634 because these references are no longer applicable. The appendices, which contained the model Certificate of Independence and model Certificate of Compliance (items (K) and (L), respectively, on the table above), were eliminated as part of recent changes made by OGE to the Executive Branch Financial Disclosure, Qualified Trusts, and Certificates of Divestiture regulation at 5 CFR part 2634. The changes went into effect on January 1, 2019. The information previously found in Appendix B is available on www.oge.gov. Second, OGE proposes removing all references to facsimile as the best means of communication and replacing it with email. Third, with regard to the model communications (item (A) in the table above), OGE proposes to update the dates in the sample documents to make them more contemporary. Fourth, OGE proposes to add one sentence to the Privacy Act statements to better notify users of the consequences of not providing the requested information. Fifth, OGE proposes to make a few minor formatting corrections and to fix a typographical error in the Privacy Act statements. 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 approval. The comments will also become a matter of public record. Approved: September 20, 2019. Emory Rounds, Director, Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2019–20774 Filed 9–24–19; 8:45 am] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6345–03–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–FY–1163; Docket No. CDC–2019– 0084] Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice with comment period. AGENCY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled CDC Fellowship Programs Assessments (OMB Control No. 0920– 1163) This data collection is being submitted to assist CDC with quality improvement of CDC fellowship programs. SUMMARY: CDC must receive written comments on or before November 25, 2019. DATES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2019– 0084 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS– D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number. CDC will post, without change, all relevant comments to Regulations.gov. Please note: Submit all comments through the Federal eRulemaking portal (regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, contact Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS– D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404–639–7570; Email: omb@cdc.gov. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50451 Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (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. In addition, the PRA also requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information collection before submitting the collection to the OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described below. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that will help: 1. 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; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. 5. Assess information collection costs. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project Data Collection for CDC Fellowship Programs—Extension—Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD), Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description CDC’s mission is to protect America from health, safety, and security threats, both foreign, and in the U.S. To ensure a competent, sustainable, and empowered public health workforce prepared to meet these challenges, CDC plays a key role in developing, implementing, and managing a number of fellowship programs. A fellowship is defined as a training or work experience lasting at least one month and consisting of primarily experiential (i.e., E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request for Modified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and 
Model Trust Documents

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 
U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) intends to submit modified 
versions of the 12 OGE model certificates and model documents for 
qualified trusts 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 November 25, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to OGE by any of the following 
methods:
    Email: [email protected] (Include reference to ``OGE qualified trust 
model certificates and model trust documents paperwork comment'' in the 
subject line of the message.)
    Fax: 202-482-9237, Attn: Jennifer Matis.
    Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Government Ethics, 1201 New 
York Avenue NW, Suite 500, Attention: Jennifer Matis, Associate 
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: Jennifer Matis at the U.S. Office of 
Government Ethics; telephone: 202-482-9216; TTY: 800-877-8339; FAX: 
202-482-9237; Email: [email protected]. Copies of the model documents as 
currently approved are available on OGE's website, www.oge.gov. 
Electronic copies of these documents may also be obtained, without 
charge, by contacting Ms. Matis.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Executive Branch Qualified Trust Documents.
    OMB Control Number: 3209-0007.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
collection.

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    Type of Review Request: Regular.
    Respondents: Any current or prospective executive branch officials 
who seek to establish or have established a qualified blind or 
diversified trust under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 as a means 
to avoid conflicts of interest while in office.
    Estimated Average Annual Number of Respondents: 2.
    Total Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes to 100 hours (see 
table below for detailed explanation).
    Estimated Average Total Annual Burden: 120 hours.
    Abstract: OGE is the supervising ethics office for the executive 
branch of the Federal Government under the Ethics in Government Act of 
1978 (EIGA). Accordingly, OGE administers the qualified trust program 
for the executive branch. Presidential nominees to executive branch 
positions subject to Senate confirmation and any other executive branch 
officials may seek OGE approval for EIGA-qualified blind or diversified 
trusts as one means to be used to avoid conflicts of interest. The 
requirements for EIGA-qualified blind and diversified trusts are set 
forth in section 102(f) of the Ethics in Government Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 
Sec.  102(f), and OGE's implementing financial disclosure regulations 
at subpart D of 5 CFR part 2634.
    In order to ensure that all applicable requirements are met, OGE is 
the sponsoring agency for 12 model certificates and model trust 
documents for qualified blind and diversified trusts. See 5 CFR 
2634.402(e)(3), 2634.402(f)(3), 2634.404(e)-(g), 2634.405(d)(2), 
2634.407(a); 2634.408(b)(1)-(3), 2634.408(d)(4), 2634.409, and 
2634.414. The various model certificates and model trust documents are 
utilized by settlors, trustees, and other fiduciaries in establishing 
and administering these qualified trusts. OGE plans to submit these 
model certificates and model trust documents (described in detail in 
the table below) to OMB for renewed approval pursuant to the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35.
    The 12 model documents, along with their burden estimates, are as 
follows:

 
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      Model qualified trust documents             Estimated burden
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(A) Blind Trust Communications (Expedited   20 minutes per
 Procedure for Securing Approval of          communication.
 Proposed Communications).
(B) Model Qualified Blind Trust Provisions  100 hours per model.
(C) Model Qualified Diversified Trust       100 hours per model.
 Provisions.
(D) Model Qualified Diversified Trust       100 hours per model.
 Provisions (For Use in the Case of
 Multiple Fiduciaries).
(E) Model Qualified Blind Trust Provisions  100 hours per model.
 (For Use in the Case of an Irrevocable
 Pre-Existing Trust).
(F) Hybrid Version of the Model Qualified   100 hours per model.
 Diversified Trust Provisions.
(G) Model Qualified Blind Trust Provisions  100 hours per model.
 (For Use in the Case of Multiple
 Fiduciaries).
(H) Model Qualified Diversified Trust       100 hours per model.
 Provisions (For Use in the Case of an
 Irrevocable Pre-Existing Trust).
(I) Model Confidentiality Agreement         2 hours per agreement.
 Provisions (For Use in the Case of a
 Privately Owned Business).
(J) Model Confidentiality Agreement         2 hours per agreement.
 Provisions (For Use in the Case of
 Investment Management Activities).
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         Model trust certificates                 Estimated burden
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(K) Certificate of Independence...........  20 minutes per certificate.
(L) Certificate of Compliance.............  20 minutes per certificate.
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    These estimates are based on the amount of time imposed on 
professional trust administrators or private representatives. OGE notes 
that only one set of the various model trust provisions (items (B) 
through (H)) will be prepared for a single qualified trust, and only 
prior to the establishment of that qualified trust. Likewise, other 
model documents listed above are used in connection with establishing 
the qualified trust (items (I), (J), and (K)). The remaining model 
documents are used after the trust's creation (items (A) and (L)). 
Accordingly, OGE notes that the majority of the time burden for any 
given trust is imposed during the creation of the trust.
    At the present time, there are no active qualified trusts in the 
executive branch. However, OGE anticipates possible limited use of 
these model documents during the forthcoming three-year period. OGE 
estimates that there may be an average of one individual per year who 
initiates a qualified trust using these model documents during calendar 
years 2020 through 2022. OGE has accordingly estimated the average 
annual number of respondents to be two, which represents one respondent 
establishing a qualified trust and one respondent maintaining a 
previously established qualified trust. Based on the above, OGE 
estimates an average annual time burden during the next three years of 
120 hours. Using an estimated rate of $300 per hour for the services of 
a professional trust administrator or private representative, the 
estimated annual cost burden is $36,000.
    Under OMB's implementing regulations for the Paperwork Reduction 
Act, any recordkeeping, reporting, or disclosure requirement contained 
in a rule of general applicability is deemed to involve ten or more 
persons. See 5 CFR 1320.3(c)(4)(i). Therefore, OGE intends to submit, 
after this first round notice and comment period, all 12 qualified 
trust model certificates and model documents described above (all of 
which are included under OMB paperwork control number 3209-0007) for a 
three-year extension of approval. At that time, OGE will publish a 
second notice in the Federal Register to inform the public and the 
agencies.
    OGE is committed to making ethics records publicly available to the 
extent possible. The communications documents and the confidentiality 
agreements (items (A), (I) and (J) on the table above), once completed, 
will not be available to the public because they contain sensitive, 
confidential information. The other completed certificates and 
documents (except for any trust provisions that relate to the 
testamentary disposition of trust assets) are retained and made 
publicly available based upon a proper request under section 105 of the 
EIGA until the periods for retention of all other reports (usually the 
OGE Form 278 Public Financial Disclosure Reports) of the individual 
establishing the trust have lapsed (generally six years after the 
filing of the last report). See 5 U.S.C. app. 105; 5 CFR 
2634.603(g)(2). The information collected with these model trust 
certificates and model trust documents is part of the OGE/GOVT-1 
Governmentwide Privacy Act system of records.
    In seeking an extension of approval, OGE is proposing several 
nonsubstantive changes to the 12

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qualified trust certificates and model documents.
    First, OGE proposes removing all references to Appendices A and B 
of 5 CFR part 2634 because these references are no longer applicable. 
The appendices, which contained the model Certificate of Independence 
and model Certificate of Compliance (items (K) and (L), respectively, 
on the table above), were eliminated as part of recent changes made by 
OGE to the Executive Branch Financial Disclosure, Qualified Trusts, and 
Certificates of Divestiture regulation at 5 CFR part 2634. The changes 
went into effect on January 1, 2019. The information previously found 
in Appendix B is available on www.oge.gov.
    Second, OGE proposes removing all references to facsimile as the 
best means of communication and replacing it with email.
    Third, with regard to the model communications (item (A) in the 
table above), OGE proposes to update the dates in the sample documents 
to make them more contemporary.
    Fourth, OGE proposes to add one sentence to the Privacy Act 
statements to better notify users of the consequences of not providing 
the requested information.
    Fifth, OGE proposes to make a few minor formatting corrections and 
to fix a typographical error in the Privacy Act statements.
    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 
approval. The comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Approved: September 20, 2019.
Emory Rounds,
Director, Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2019-20774 Filed 9-24-19; 8:45 am]
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