[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 98 (Tuesday, May 21, 2013)]
[Page 29753]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12001]



Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request for an Unmodified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch 
Confidential Financial Disclosure Report

AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

ACTION: Notice of request for agency and public comments.


SUMMARY: After this first round notice and public comment period, OGE 
plans to submit an unmodified OGE Form 450 Executive Branch 
Confidential Financial Disclosure Report to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a three-year extension 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

DATES: Written comments by the public and the agencies on this proposed 
extension are invited and must be received by July 22, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to OGE on this paperwork notice by 
any of the following methods:
    Email: [email protected] (Include reference to ``OGE Form 450 paperwork 
comment'' in the subject line of the message).
    FAX: 202-482-9237.
    Mail, Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Government Ethics, Suite 
500, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20005-3917, Attention: 
Paul D. Ledvina, Agency Clearance Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ledvina at the Office of 
Government Ethics; telephone: 202-482-9247; 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 Web 
site at http://www.oge.gov. A paper copy may also be obtained, without 
charge, by contacting Mr. Ledvina.

    Title: Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.
    Agency Form Number: OGE Form 450.
    OMB Control Number: 3209-0006.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension without change of a 
currently approved collection.
    Type of Review Request: Regular.
    Respondents: Private citizens who are potential (incoming) regular 
Federal employees whose positions are designated for confidential 
disclosure filing, and special Government employees whose agencies 
require that they file new entrant disclosure reports prior to assuming 
Government responsibilities.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 19,847.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 19,847 hours.
    Abstract: The OGE Form 450 collects information from covered 
department and agency employees as required under OGE's executive 
branchwide 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, 3 CFR, 1990 Comp., pp. 306-311, at p. 308) and 
section 107(a) of the Ethics in Government Act, 5 U.S.C. app., sec. 
    Request for Comments: 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: April 24, 2013.
Walter M. Shaub, Jr.,
Director, Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2013-12001 Filed 5-20-13; 8:45 am]