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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2019 / Notices informal dispute resolution communication. Authority: 46 U.S.C. 40101 et seq. Rachel Dickon, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–26678 Filed 12–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6731–AA–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION [Docket No. 19–09] VerTerra Ltd., Complainant v. D.B. Group America Ltd. and D.B. Group India Ltd., Respondents.; Notice of Filing of Complaint and Assignment lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 16:23 Dec 10, 2019 OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS Rachel Dickon, Secretary. The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is publishing this second round notice to request comment regarding its intent 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 January 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this 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. 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. 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 FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Jkt 250001 Notice of Agreements Filed The Commission hereby gives notice of the filing of the following agreement under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreement to the Secretary by email at Secretary@fmc.gov, or by mail, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573, within twelve days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. Copies of agreements are available through the Commission’s website (www.fmc.gov) or by contacting the Office of Agreements at (202)–523–5793 or tradeanalysis@ fmc.gov. Agreement No.: 201326. Agreement Name: Sallaum Lines/ NYK Space Charter Agreement. Parties: Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Sallaum Lines DMCC. Filing Party: Kristen Chung; NYK Line (North America) Inc. Synopsis: This Agreement authorizes the Parties to charter space to/from one another for carriage of vehicles or other Ro/Ro cargo in the trade between the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts and ports in Europe. Proposed Effective Date: 12/5/2019. Location: https://www2.fmc.gov/ FMC.Agreements.Web/Public/ AgreementHistory/26450. Dated: December 6, 2019. Rachel E. Dickon, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–26677 Filed 12–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Modified Qualified Trust Model Certificates and Model Trust Documents AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE). Notice of request for agency and public comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: BILLING CODE P Notice is given that a complaint has been filed with the Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) by VerTerra Ltd., hereinafter ‘‘Complainant’’, against D.B. Group America Ltd. and D.B. Group India Ltd., hereinafter ‘‘Respondents’’. Complainant states that it ‘‘. . . is in the business of creating and selling environmentally sustainable and disposable dinnerware constructed from fallen palm leaves’’ and is principally located in the New York City area. Complainant states that Respondent D.B. Group America Ltd. is a New York limited company and an NVOCC licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission. Complainant states that Respondent D.B. Group India Ltd. is an NVOCC licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission. Complainant states that Respondent D.B. Group America Ltd. ‘‘. . . handled approximately 293 discreet shipping jobs for [Complainant].’’ Complainant alleges that Respondents provided service that was not in accordance with any published tariff or reflected in any NSA or NRA between the parties. Complainant also alleges that D.B. Group America Ltd. ‘‘. . . had been charging substantially more than it had represented would be the cost of these shipments’’ in 2018. Complainant alleges that ‘‘. . .bills of lading reflect that [Respondent D.B. Group America Ltd.], through [Respondent D.B. Group India Ltd.], was applying ‘surcharges’ and General Rate Increases to the fees it was charging [Complainant], when these surcharges were not applicable and not referenced in its tariff.’’ Complainant alleges that Respondents violated 46 U.S.C. 41104, 41104(a), 41104(a)(2), 41104(a)(3), 41104(a)(4), 41104(a)(5), 40501 and 40502. Complainant alleges it ‘‘incurred damages in excess of $100,000’’ and seeks reparations and other relief. VerDate Sep<11>2014 The full text of the complaint can be found in the Commission’s Electronic Reading Room at https://www2.fmc.gov/ readingroom/proceeding/19-09/. This proceeding has been assigned to Office of Administrative Law Judges. The initial decision of the presiding office in this proceeding shall be issued by December 4, 2020, and the final decision of the Commission shall be issued by May 18, 2021. [FR Doc. 2019–26653 Filed 12–10–19; 8:45 am] Served: December 4, 2019. 67743 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 67744 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2019 / Notices 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: Estimated burden Model qualified trust documents (A) Blind Trust Communications (Expedited Procedure for Securing Approval of Proposed Communications). (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). 20 minutes per communication. 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 hours hours hours hours hours hours hours per per per per per per per model. model. model. model. model. model. model. 2 hours per agreement. 2 hours per agreement. Model trust certificates lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES (K) Certificate of Independence .................................................................................................................... (L) Certificate of Compliance ........................................................................................................................ 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Dec 10, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20 minutes per certificate. 20 minutes per certificate. 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 qualified trust certificates and model documents. First, OGE proposes removing all references to Appendices A and B of 5 E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2019 / Notices 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. Sixth, OGE proposes to update the Privacy Act statement in accordance with recent changes made to the OGE/ GOVT–1 system of records, covering Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Reports and Other Name-Retrieved Ethics Program Records. The changes were effective on November 8, 2019. On September 25, 2019, OGE published a first round notice of its intent to request approval for the modified model trust certificates and trust documents under the Paperwork Reduction Act. See 84 FR 50449. OGE received no responses to that notice. 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 approval. The comments will also become a matter of public record. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Dec 10, 2019 Jkt 250001 67745 Approved: December 5, 2019. Emory Rounds, Director, Office of Government Ethics. Reporting Associated With Designated New Animal Drugs for Minor Use and Minor Species—21 CFR Part 516 [FR Doc. 2019–26605 Filed 12–10–19; 8:45 am] OMB Control Number 0910–0605— Extension The Minor Use and Minor Species (MUMS) Act (Pub. L. 108–282) amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize FDA to establish new regulatory procedures intended to make more medications legally available to veterinarians and animal owners for the treatment of minor animal species as well as uncommon diseases in major animal species. This legislation provides incentives designed to help pharmaceutical companies overcome the financial burdens they face in providing limited-demand animal drugs. These incentives are only available to sponsors whose drugs are ‘‘MUMS-designated’’ by FDA. Minor use drugs are drugs for use in major species (e.g., cattle, horses, swine, chickens, turkeys, dogs, and cats) that are needed for diseases that occur in only a small number of animals either because they occur infrequently or in limited geographic areas. Minor species are all animals other than the major species (e.g., zoo animals, ornamental fish, parrots, ferrets, and guinea pigs). Some animals of agricultural importance are also minor species. These include animals such as sheep, goats, catfish, and honeybees. Participation in the MUMS program is completely optional for drug sponsors, so the associated reporting only applies to those sponsors who request and are subsequently granted ‘‘MUMS designation.’’ Our regulations in 21 CFR part 516 specify the criteria and procedures for requesting MUMS designation as well as the annual reporting requirements for MUMS designees. Section 516.20 provides requirements on the content and format of a request for MUMS-drug designation; § 516.26 provides requirements for amending MUMS-drug designation; § 516.27 provides for change in sponsorship of MUMS-drug designation; § 516.29 provides for termination of MUMS-drug designation; § 516.30 contains the requirements for annual reports from sponsor(s) of MUMS-designated drugs; and § 516.36 sets forth consequences for insufficient quantities of MUMS-designated drugs. Description of Respondents: The respondents to this information collection are pharmaceutical companies that sponsor new animal drugs. In the Federal Register of June 12, 2019 (84 FR 27333), FDA published a 60-day notice requesting public comment on the proposed collection of BILLING CODE 6345–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2016–N–2474] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Reporting Associated With Designated New Animal Drugs for Minor Use and Minor Species AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: Fax written comments on the collection of information by January 10, 2020. DATES: To ensure that comments on the information collection are received, OMB recommends that written comments be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: FDA Desk Officer, Fax: 202– 395–7285, or emailed to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. All comments should be identified with the OMB control number 0910–0605. Also include the FDA docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amber Sanford, Office of Operations, Food and Drug Administration, Three White Flint North, 10A–12M, 11601 Landsdown St., North Bethesda, MD 20852, 301–796–8867, PRAStaff@ fda.hhs.gov. In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, FDA has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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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: The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is publishing this 
second round notice to request comment regarding its intent 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 January 10, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this notice to the Office of 
Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for OGE, via fax at 202-395-
6974 or email at [email protected].

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.
    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

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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:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                     Estimated burden
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                     Model qualified trust documents
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(A) Blind Trust Communications (Expedited         20 minutes per
 Procedure for Securing Approval of Proposed       communication.
 Communications).
(B) Model Qualified Blind Trust Provisions......  100 hours per model.
(C) Model Qualified Diversified Trust Provisions  100 hours per model.
(D) Model Qualified Diversified Trust Provisions  100 hours per model.
 (For Use in the Case of Multiple Fiduciaries).
(E) Model Qualified Blind Trust Provisions (For   100 hours per model.
 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 (For   100 hours per model.
 Use in the Case of Multiple Fiduciaries).
(H) Model Qualified Diversified Trust Provisions  100 hours per model.
 (For Use in the Case of an Irrevocable Pre-
 Existing Trust).
(I) Model Confidentiality Agreement Provisions    2 hours per agreement.
 (For Use in the Case of a Privately Owned
 Business).
(J) Model Confidentiality Agreement Provisions    2 hours per agreement.
 (For Use in the Case of Investment Management
 Activities).
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                        Model trust certificates
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(K) Certificate of Independence.................  20 minutes per
                                                   certificate.
(L) Certificate of Compliance...................  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 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 qualified trust certificates and model 
documents.
    First, OGE proposes removing all references to Appendices A and B 
of 5

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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.
    Sixth, OGE proposes to update the Privacy Act statement in 
accordance with recent changes made to the OGE/GOVT-1 system of 
records, covering Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial 
Disclosure Reports and Other Name-Retrieved Ethics Program Records. The 
changes were effective on November 8, 2019.
    On September 25, 2019, OGE published a first round notice of its 
intent to request approval for the modified model trust certificates 
and trust documents under the Paperwork Reduction Act. See 84 FR 50449. 
OGE received no responses to that notice.
    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 
approval. The comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Approved: December 5, 2019.
Emory Rounds,
Director, Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2019-26605 Filed 12-10-19; 8:45 am]
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