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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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AGENCY:

Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to amend record system.

SUMMARY:

The Department of the Navy proposes to amend a system of records notice in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.

DATES:

The amendments will be effective on December 20, 2001 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to the Department of the Navy, PA/FOIA Policy Branch, Chief of Naval Operations (N09B10), 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350-2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mrs. Doris Lama at (202) 685-6545 or DSN 325-6545.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department of the Navy's record system notices for records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address above.

The Department of the Navy proposes to amend a system of records notice in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The changes to the system of records are not within the purview of subsection (r) of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, which requires the submission of new or altered systems reports. The records system being amended is set forth below, as amended, published in its entirety.

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Dated: November 9, 2001.

L.M. Bynum,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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System name:

Inspector General (IG) Records (June 5, 2000, 65 FR 35620).

Changes:

System location:

Delete “Building 200, 1014 N Street, SE., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20374-5006;” and replace with “1014 N Street, SE., Suite 100, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5006;”

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System name:

Inspector General (IG) Records.

System location:

Office of the Naval Inspector General, 1014 N Street, SE., Suite 100, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5006; Inspector General offices at major commands and activities throughout the Department of the Navy and other naval activities that perform inspector general (IG) functions. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Navy's compilation of systems of records notices.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Any person who has been the subject of, witness for, or referenced in an Inspector General (IG) investigation, as well as any individual who submits a request for assistance or complaint to an Inspector General.

Categories of records in the system:

Letters/transcriptions of complaints, allegations and queries; tasking orders from the Department of Defense Inspector General, Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, and Commandant of the Marine Corps; requests for assistance from other Navy/Marine Corps commands and activities; appointing letters; reports of investigations, inquiries, and reviews with supporting attachments, exhibits and photographs; records of interviews and synopses of interviews; witness statements; legal review of case files; congressional inquiries and responses; administrative memoranda; letters and reports of action taken; referrals to other commands; letters to complainants and subjects of investigations; court records and results of non-judicial punishment; letters and reports of adverse personnel actions; financial and technical reports.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

10 U.S.C. 5014, Office of the Secretary of the Navy; 10 U.S.C. 5020, Naval Inspector General: details; duties; SECNAVINST 5430.57F, Mission and Functions of the Naval Inspector General, January 15, 1993.

Purpose(s):

To determine the facts and circumstances surrounding allegations or complaints against Department of the Navy personnel and/or Navy/Marine Corps activities.

To present findings, conclusions and recommendations developed from investigations and other inquiries to the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, Commandant of the Marine Corps, or other appropriate Commanders.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories of users and the purposes of such uses:

In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, these records or information contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:

The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ that appear at the beginning of the Navy's compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, and disposing of records in the system:

Storage:

File folders and computerized database.

Retrievability:

By subject's or complainant's name; case name; case number; and other case fields.

Safeguards:

Access is limited to officials/employees of the command who have a need to know. Files are stored in locked cabinets and rooms. Computer files are protected by software systems which are password protected.

Retention and disposal:

Permanent. Retired to Washington National Records Center when four years old. Transfer to the National Archives and Records Administration when 20 years old.Start Printed Page 58133

System manager(s) and address:

Naval Inspector General, 1014 N Street, SE, Suite 100, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5006 or the local command's IG office. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Navy's compilation of systems of records notices.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Naval Inspector General, 1014 N Street, SE, Suite 100, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5006 or the relevant command's IG office. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Navy's compilation of systems of records notices.

The request should include the full name of the requester and/or case number.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Naval Inspector General, 1014 N Street, SE, Suite 100, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5006 or the relevant command's IG office. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Navy's compilation of systems of records notices.

The request should include the full name of the requester and/or case number.

Contesting record procedures:

The Navy's rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5211.5; 32 CFR part 701; or may be obtained from the system manager.

Record source categories:

Complainants; witnesses; Members of Congress; the media; and other commands or government agencies.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

Information specifically authorized to be classified under E.O. 12958, as implemented by DoD 5200.1-R, may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(1).

Investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2). However, if an individual is denied any right, privilege, or benefit for which he would otherwise be entitled by Federal law or for which he would otherwise be eligible, as a result of the maintenance of such information, the individual will be provided access to such information except to the extent that disclosure would reveal the identity of a confidential source.

An exemption rule for this system has been promulgated in accordance with requirements of 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(1), (2), and (3), (c) and (e) and published in 32 CFR part 701, subpart G. For additional information contact the system manager.

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[FR Doc. 01-28896 Filed 11-19-01; 8:45 am]

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