[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 220 (Tuesday, November 15, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 70667]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-29569]


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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 15, 2011 / 
Proposed Rules

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OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS

5 CFR Part 2635


Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive 
Branch; Proposed Amendments Limiting Gifts From Registered Lobbyists 
and Lobbying Organizations; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On September 13, 2011, the Office of Government Ethics 
published in the Federal Register proposed amendments to the regulation 
governing standards of ethical conduct for executive branch employees 
of the Federal Government to impose limits on the use of gift 
exceptions by all employees to accept gifts from registered lobbyists 
and lobbying organizations, and to implement the lobbyist gift ban for 
appointees required to sign the Ethics Pledge prescribed by Executive 
Order 13490. The public comment period closes on November 14, 2011. OGE 
is extending the comment period to December 14, 2011.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published September 13, 
2011, at 76 FR 56330, is extended. Comments must be submitted in 
writing and be received by December 14, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments to OGE on the proposed rule, 
identified by RIN 3209-AA04, by any of the following methods:
     Email: usoge@oge.gov. Include the reference ``Proposed 
Amendments to Part 2635'' 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: Julia L. Eirinberg, Associate General Counsel.
    Instructions: All submissions must include OGE's agency name and 
the Regulation Identifier Number (RIN), 3209-AA04, for the proposed 
rulemaking.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia L. Eirinberg, Associate General 
Counsel, Office of Government Ethics; telephone: (202) 482-9300; TYY: 
(800) 877-8339; FAX: (202) 482-9237.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A copy of the original proposed rulemaking 
notice is available at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-09-13/html/2011-23311.htm.

    Approved: November 9, 2011.
Don W. Fox,
Acting Director, Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2011-29569 Filed 11-14-11; 8:45 am]
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