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This clause requires major systems contractors to certify that the data delivered under the contract is complete, accurate, and compliant with the requirements of the contract. • FAR 52.227–23, Rights to Proposal Data (Technical). This clause allows the Government to identify pages of a proposal that would not be subject to unlimited rights in the technical data. C. Annual Burden Respondents/Recordkeepers: 2,106. Total Annual Responses: 5,999. Total Burden Hours: 5,999. (1,403 reporting hours + 4,596 recordkeeping hours). Obtaining Copies Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the GSA Regulatory Secretariat Division by calling 202–501–4755 or emailing GSARegSec@gsa.gov. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0090, Rights in Data and Copyrights. William F. Clark, Director, Office of Government-Wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–16402 Filed 7–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS Announcement of Office of Government Ethics Guidance Portal Office of Government Ethics. ACTION: Notice of new guidance portal. AGENCY: The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is publishing this notice to announce a new guidance portal on its website for guidance SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 documents, as required by Executive Order 13891 ‘‘Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents.’’ The guidance portal is accessible by the public on the date of publication of this notice: July 29, 2020. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick J. Lightfoot, Assistant Counsel, U.S. Office of Government Ethics, Telephone: 202–482–9300. Executive Order 13891 ‘‘Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents’’ requires each agency to establish or maintain on its website a guidance portal that contains or links to all guidance documents in effect issued by that agency. Guidance documents are defined by the Executive Order, subject to certain exclusions, as agency statements of general applicability, intended to have future effect on the behavior of regulated parties, that set forth a policy on a statutory, regulatory, or technical issue, or an interpretation of a statute or regulation. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Memorandum M–20–02, ‘‘Guidance Implementing Executive Order 13891, Titled ‘Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents’ ’’ on October 31, 2019. OMB’s memorandum directed agencies to establish a guidance portal and publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing it. Accordingly, this notice announces that OGE has established its guidance portal at: https://www.oge.gov/guidance. The guidance portal notes that guidance documents do not have the force and effect of law, except as authorized by law or as incorporated into a contract. However, to the extent that a guidance document provides an interpretation of the government ethics laws and regulations or concerns aspects of ethics program management, guidance documents are controlling within the executive branch. Guidance documents not included in the guidance portal will not be cited to, used, or relied on by OGE, except to establish historical facts. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Approved: July 23, 2020. Emory Rounds, Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2020–16363 Filed 7–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6345–03–P E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS


Announcement of Office of Government Ethics Guidance Portal

AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics.

ACTION: Notice of new guidance portal.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is publishing this 
notice to announce a new guidance portal on its website for guidance 
documents, as required by Executive Order 13891 ``Promoting the Rule of 
Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents.''

DATES: The guidance portal is accessible by the public on the date of 
publication of this notice: July 29, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick J. Lightfoot, Assistant 
Counsel, U.S. Office of Government Ethics, Telephone: 202-482-9300.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 13891 ``Promoting the Rule 
of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents'' requires each 
agency to establish or maintain on its website a guidance portal that 
contains or links to all guidance documents in effect issued by that 
agency. Guidance documents are defined by the Executive Order, subject 
to certain exclusions, as agency statements of general applicability, 
intended to have future effect on the behavior of regulated parties, 
that set forth a policy on a statutory, regulatory, or technical issue, 
or an interpretation of a statute or regulation.
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Memorandum M-20-
02, ``Guidance Implementing Executive Order 13891, Titled `Promoting 
the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents' '' on 
October 31, 2019. OMB's memorandum directed agencies to establish a 
guidance portal and publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing 
it. Accordingly, this notice announces that OGE has established its 
guidance portal at: https://www.oge.gov/guidance.
    The guidance portal notes that guidance documents do not have the 
force and effect of law, except as authorized by law or as incorporated 
into a contract. However, to the extent that a guidance document 
provides an interpretation of the government ethics laws and 
regulations or concerns aspects of ethics program management, guidance 
documents are controlling within the executive branch. Guidance 
documents not included in the guidance portal will not be cited to, 
used, or relied on by OGE, except to establish historical facts.

    Approved: July 23, 2020.
Emory Rounds,
Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2020-16363 Filed 7-28-20; 8:45 am]
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