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AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service, Treasury.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of the Treasury gives notice of a final rule to exempt an Internal Revenue Service system of records entitled “Employee Complaint and Allegation Referral Records—Treasury/IRS 00.007” from certain provisions of the Privacy Act.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

October 9, 2002.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jim D'Elia, Commissioner's Complaint Processing and Analysis Group, N:ADC:C , 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, Phone 202-622-5212.

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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 67 FR 36963-36964 (May 28, 2002 ), and the proposed rule at 67 FR 40253-40254 (June 12, 2002).

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 “Employee Complaint and Allegation Referral Records—Treasury/IRS 00.007”, contains investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes.

The proposed rule requested that public comments be sent to the Director, Commissioner's Processing and Analysis Group, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Ave., N:ADC:C, NW., Washington, DC 20224, no later than July 12, 2002.

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 “Employee Complaint and Allegation Referral Records—Treasury/IRS 00.007”, is exempt from certain provisions of the Privacy Act.

The provisions of the Privacy Act from which the system of records is exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2) are as follows: 5 U.S.C. 552a(c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G), (e)(4)(H) and (e)(4)(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.

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List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 1

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Part 1, Subpart C of title 31 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows:

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PART 1—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 31 U.S.C. 321. Subpart A also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552 as amended. Subpart C also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552a.

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2. Section 1.36 paragraph (g)(1)(viii) is amended by adding the following text to the table in numerical order.

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Systems exempt in whole or in part from provisions of 5 U.S.C. 522a and this part.
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(g) * * *

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System No.Name of system
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IRS 00.007Employee Complaint and Allegation Referral Records.
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Dated: September 17, 2002.

W. Earl Wright, Jr.,

Chief Management and Administrative Programs Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-25691 Filed 10-8-02; 8:45 am]

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