[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 52 (Monday, March 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 14366]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05454]


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OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS


Request for Public Input on the Application of the Criminal 
Conflict of Interest Prohibition to Certain Beneficial Interests in 
Discretionary Trusts; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments; extension of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: On January 3, 2017, OGE published in the Federal Register, 82 
FR 122 (Jan. 3, 2017), a request for public input on the application of 
the criminal conflict of interest prohibition to certain beneficial 
interests in discretionary trusts. The public comment period closed on 
March 6, 2017. OGE is extending the comment period to April 20, 2017.

DATES: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at the 
address provided below, by April 20, 2017, though OGE may have some 
limited ability to review late submissions if workload and other 
considerations permit.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, in writing, to OGE regarding this 
notice and request by any of the following methods:
    Email: [email protected]. Include the reference ``Request for Input on 
Discretionary Trusts'' in the subject line of the message.
    Fax: (202) 482-9237.
    Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: U.S. Office of Government Ethics, Suite 
500, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20005-3917, Attention: 
``Request for Input on Discretionary Trusts.''
    Instructions: All submissions must include OGE's agency name and 
the words ``Discretionary Trusts.'' All comments, including attachments 
and other supporting materials, will become part of the public record 
and subject to public disclosure. Comments may be posted on OGE's Web 
site, 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: Jennifer A. Matis, Assistant Counsel, 
Office of Government Ethics, Suite 500, 1201 New York Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20005-3917; Telephone: 202-482-9300; TTY: 800-877-8339; 
FAX: 202-482-9237.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To be considered, any submission exceeding 
five (5) pages in length must include a one-page summary of key points 
and conclusions. Commenters are requested to state briefly the nature 
of their expertise in trust law. A copy of the original notice of 
request for public comments, 82 FR 122 (Jan. 3, 2017), is available at: 
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-03/pdf/2016-31583.pdf.

    Approved: March 14, 2017.
Walter M. Shaub, Jr.,
Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
[FR Doc. 2017-05454 Filed 3-17-17; 8:45 am]
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