[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 175 (Tuesday, September 10, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 55171]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21770]



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SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION

5 CFR Chapter LXXXII


Removal of Standards of Ethical Conduct Regulations

AGENCY: Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: On September 22, 2010, the Special Inspector General for Iraq 
Reconstruction (SIGIR), with the concurrence of the Office of 
Government Ethics (OGE), issued a final rule for employees of the SIGIR 
that supplemented the executive-branch-wide Standards of Ethical 
Conduct (Standards) issued by OGE. With certain exceptions, this 
supplemental regulation, required SIGIR employees, except special 
Government employees, to obtain approval before engaging in outside 
employment. This is the only rule SIGIR has published in the Federal 
Register and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations. The SIGIR is 
due to terminate its operations on September 30, 2013. Accordingly, 
there is no need for this Chapter or any SIGIR regulation in the Code 
of Federal Regulations (CFR) after that date because SIGIR will not 
exist and will therefore have no employees subject to this rule.

DATES: This rule is effective on September 30, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael H. Mobbs, Deputy General 
Counsel, Telephone- 703-604-0429; email- michael.h.mobbs2.civ@mail.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    SIGIR's enabling legislation, Public Law 108-106, 5 U.S.C. app 8G 
note, as amended, at section 3001(o), requires SIGIR to terminate 
within 180 days after the date on which amounts appropriated or 
otherwise made available for the reconstruction of Iraq that are 
unexpended are less than $250,000,000. SIGIR has determined this date 
to be September 30, 2013. Accordingly, this issuance removes SIGIR's 
rule and existing text from the Federal Register.
    The SIGIR is due to terminate its operations on September 30, 2013. 
Accordingly, there is no need for this Chapter or any SIGIR regulation 
in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) after that date because SIGIR 
will not exist and will therefore have no employees subject to this CFR 
chapter.

Administrative Procedure Act

    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b) SIGIR finds good cause exists for 
waiving the general notice of proposed rulemaking and opportunity for 
public comment as to this rule.
    Notice and comment before the effective date are being waived 
because this rule concerns matters of agency organization, practice and 
procedure.

Executive Orders 12866 and 12988

    Because this rule relates to SIGIR personnel, it is exempt from the 
provisions of Executive Orders Nos. 12866 and 12988.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    SIGIR has determined, pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 
U.S.C. chapter 6, that this rulemaking will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because it 
primarily affects SIGIR employees.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, does not apply 
because this rulemaking does not contain information collection 
requirements subject to the approval of the Office of Management and 
Budget.

Congressional Review Act

    SIGIR has determined that this rule is not a rule as defined in 5 
U.S.C. 804, and thus, does not require review by Congress.

List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 9201

    Conflict of interests, Government employees.

    Accordingly, for the reasons set forth in the preamble, under the 
authority of 5 CFR 2635.105 and the agency's general rulemaking 
authority, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, with 
the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics, is amending title 5 
of the Code of Federal Regulations by removing chapter LXXXII, 
consisting of part 9201.

    Dated: September 3, 2013.
Stuart W. Bowen, Jr.
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.
[FR Doc. 2013-21770 Filed 9-9-13; 8:45 am]
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