Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request for OGE Form 278e Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report, 29583-29584 [2021-11551]

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[FR Doc. 2021–11596 Filed 6–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Jun 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 29583 completed by individuals who are nominated by the President for highAgency Information Collection level executive branch positions Activities; Information Collection requiring Senate confirmation and Renewal; Comment Request for OGE individuals entering into and departing Form 278e Executive Branch from other public reporting positions in Personnel Public Financial Disclosure the executive branch. The financial Report information collected relates to: Assets and income; transactions; gifts, AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics reimbursements and travel expenses; (OGE). liabilities; agreements or arrangements; ACTION: Notice and request for outside positions; and compensation comments. over $5,000 paid by a source—all subject to various reporting thresholds SUMMARY: After this first round notice and exclusions. The information is and public comment period, the Office collected in accordance with section of Government Ethics (OGE) intends to 102 of the Ethics in Government Act, 5 request that the Office of Management U.S.C. app. sec. 102, as amended by the and Budget (OMB) renew its approval Representative Louise McIntosh under the Paperwork Reduction Act for Slaughter Stop Trading on an existing information collection, Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 entitled the OGE Form 278e Executive (Pub. L. 112–105) (STOCK Act) and Branch Personnel Public Financial OGE’s implementing financial Disclosure Report. disclosure regulations at 5 CFR part DATES: Written comments by the public 2634. and agencies on this proposed extension In 2013, OGE sought and received are invited and must be received by approval for the OGE Form 278e, an August 2, 2021. electronic version of the Form 278, ADDRESSES: Comments may be implemented pursuant to the e-filing submitted to OGE by any of the system mandated under section 11(b) of following methods: the STOCK Act. The OGE Form 278e Email: usoge@oge.gov (Include collects the same information as the reference to ‘‘OGE Form 278e OGE Form 278. In 2014, OGE sought paperwork comment’’ in the subject line and received approval to incorporate the of the message.) OGE Form 278e into its Integrity e-filing Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of application. Integrity has been in use Government Ethics, 1201 New York since January 1, 2015, and OGE now Avenue NW, Suite 500, Attention: Grant requires filers to use a version of the Anderson, Assistant Counsel, OGE Form 278e rather than the old OGE Washington, DC 20005–3917. Form 278. The version of the Form 278e Instructions: Comments may be that is produced by Integrity is a posted on OGE’s website, www.oge.gov. streamlined output report format that Sensitive personal information, such as presents only the filer’s inputs in given account numbers or Social Security categories and does not report other numbers, should not be included. categories not selected by the filer. OGE Comments generally will not be edited also continues to maintain an Excel to remove any identifying or contact version of the form and a 508 compliant information. PDF version on its website. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OMB Control Number: 3209–0001. Grant Anderson at the U.S. Office of Type of Information Collection: Government Ethics; telephone: 202– Extension of a currently approved 482–9318; TTY: 800–877–8339; Email: collection. ganderso@oge.gov. An electronic copy Type of Review Request: Regular. of the OGE Form 278e is available on Affected Public: Private citizen OGE’s website at https://www.oge.gov. A Presidential nominees to executive paper copy may also be obtained, branch positions subject to Senate without charge, by contacting Mr. confirmation; other private citizens who Anderson. are potential (incoming) Federal employees whose positions are SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: designated for public disclosure filing; Title: Executive Branch Personnel those who file termination reports from Public Financial Disclosure Report. such positions after their Government Agency Form Number: OGE Form service ends; and Presidential and Vice278e. Presidential candidates. Abstract: The OGE Form 278 collects Estimated Annual Number of information from certain officers and Respondents: 3,196. high-level employees in the executive Estimated Time per Response: 10 branch for conflicts of interest review hours. and public disclosure. The form is also OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 29584 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 104 / Wednesday, June 2, 2021 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden: 31,960 hours. Request for Comments: OGE is publishing this first round notice of its intent to request paperwork clearance renewal for OGE Form 278e. 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: May 27, 2021. Emory Rounds, Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2021–11551 Filed 6–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6345–03–P OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request for OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE). Notice and request for comments. ACTION: After this first round notice and public comment period, the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) plans to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) renew its approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act for an existing information collection, entitled the OGE Form 450 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. DATES: Written comments by the public and agencies on this proposed extension are invited and must be received by August 2, 2021. 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.) Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Government Ethics, 1201 New York Avenue NW, Suite 500, Attention: Grant Anderson, Assistant Counsel, Washington, DC 20005–3917. Instructions: Comments may be posted on OGE’s website, www.oge.gov. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Jun 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 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: Grant Anderson at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics; telephone: 202– 482–9318; TTY: 800–877–8339; Email: ganderso@oge.gov. An electronic copy of the OGE Form 450 is available on OGE’s website at https://www.oge.gov. A paper copy may also be obtained, without charge, by contacting Mr. Anderson. 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: May 27, 2021. Emory Rounds, Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics. [FR Doc. 2021–11553 Filed 6–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6345–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. Agency Form Number: OGE Form 450. 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 maintains the form in three formats on its website: a PDF version, a 508 compliant PDF version, and an Excel spreadsheet version. OGE seeks renewal of the OGE Form 450 without modification. OMB Control Number: 3209–0006. Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. Type of Review Request: Regular. Affected Public: 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: 30,449. Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 91,347 hours. Request for Comments: OGE is publishing this first round notice of its intent to request paperwork clearance renewal for the 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 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10637 and CMS– 10501] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. DATES: Comments must be received by August 2, 2021. ADDRESSES: When commenting, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in any one of the following ways: 1. Electronically. You may send your comments electronically to http:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS


Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection 
Renewal; Comment Request for OGE Form 278e Executive Branch Personnel 
Public Financial Disclosure Report

AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: After this first round notice and public comment period, the 
Office of Government Ethics (OGE) intends to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) renew its approval under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act for an existing information collection, entitled the OGE 
Form 278e Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure 
Report.

DATES: Written comments by the public and agencies on this proposed 
extension are invited and must be received by August 2, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to OGE by any of the following 
methods:
    Email: [email protected] (Include reference to ``OGE Form 278e 
paperwork comment'' in the subject line of the message.)
    Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Government Ethics, 1201 New 
York Avenue NW, Suite 500, Attention: Grant Anderson, Assistant 
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: Grant Anderson at the U.S. Office of 
Government Ethics; telephone: 202-482-9318; TTY: 800-877-8339; Email: 
[email protected]. An electronic copy of the OGE Form 278e is available 
on OGE's website at https://www.oge.gov. A paper copy may also be 
obtained, without charge, by contacting Mr. Anderson.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure 
Report.
    Agency Form Number: OGE Form 278e.
    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 Representative Louise McIntosh 
Slaughter 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 Integrity e-filing 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. OGE also 
continues to maintain an Excel version of the form and a 508 compliant 
PDF version on its website.
    OMB Control Number: 3209-0001.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved 
collection.
    Type of Review Request: Regular.
    Affected Public: Private citizen Presidential nominees to executive 
branch positions subject to Senate confirmation; other private citizens 
who are potential (incoming) Federal 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 Vice-Presidential candidates.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 3,196.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 hours.

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 31,960 hours.
    Request for Comments: OGE is publishing this first round notice of 
its intent to request paperwork clearance renewal for OGE Form 278e. 
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: May 27, 2021.
Emory Rounds,
Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2021-11551 Filed 6-1-21; 8:45 am]
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