Department of the Treasury.
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, as amended, the Department of the Treasury gives notice of a final rule to exempt an Internal Revenue Service system of records entitled “Third Party Contact Reprisal Records-Treasury/IRS 00.334” from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. The exemption is intended to comply with the legal prohibitions against the disclosure of certain kinds of information and to protect certain information, about individuals, maintained in this system of records.
September 21, 2001.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
David Silverman, Tax Law Specialist, 6103/Privacy Operations, Governmental Liaison and Disclosure, Internal Revenue Service, at (202) 622-6200.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Department of the Treasury published a notice of a proposed rule exempting a system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the system notice in its entirety at 65 FR 63917-63918 (October 25, 2000), and the proposed rule in the same Federal Register on pages 63824-63826.
Under 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2), the head of an agency may promulgate rules to exempt any system of records within the agency from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, if the system is investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes. The Third Party Contact Reprisal Records-Treasury/IRS 00.334, contains investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes.
The proposed rule requested that public comments be sent to the Internal Revenue Service, Office of Governmental Liaison and Disclosure, 1111 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20224, no later than November 24, 2000.
The IRS did not receive comments on the proposed rule. Accordingly, the Department of the Treasury is hereby giving notice that the system of records entitled “Third Party Contact Reprisal Records-Treasury/IRS 00.334,” is exempt from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. The provisions of the Privacy Act from which exemption is claimed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2) are as follows: 5 U.S.C. 552a (c)(3), (d)(1), (d)(2), (d)(3), (d)(4), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G), (H) and (I), and (f).
As required by Executive Order 12866, it has been determined that this proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action, and therefore, does not require a regulatory impact analysis.
The regulation will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the Federal Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Therefore, it is determined that this final rule does not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, it is hereby certified that these regulations will not significantly affect a substantial number of small entities. The final rule imposes no duties or obligations on small entities.
In accordance with the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Treasury has determined that this final rule would not impose new record keeping, application, reporting, or other types of information collection requirements.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 1
Part 1, Subpart C of title 31 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part Start Printed Page 48556
PART 1—[AMENDED]End Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Section 1.36 paragraph (g)(1)(viii) is amended by adding the following text to the table in numerical order.End Amendment Part
(g) * * *
(1) * * *
(viii) * * *
|System number||Name of system|
|* * * * *|
|IRS 00.334||Third Party Contact Reprisal Records|
|* * * * *|
Dated: September 5, 2001.
W. Earl Wright, Jr.,
Chief Management and Administrative Programs Officer.
[FR Doc. 01-23674 Filed 9-20-01; 8:45 am]
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