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Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records

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AGENCY:

Defense Logistics Agency, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to add a system of records.

SUMMARY:

The Defense Logistics Agency proposes to add a system of records notice to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.

DATES:

This action will be effective without further notice on August 22, 2003 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to the Privacy Act Officer, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DSS-B, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 2533, Fort Belvior, VA 22060-6221.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Susan Salus at (703) 767-6183.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Defense Logistics Agency notices for systems of records 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 proposed system report, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, was submitted on July 9, 2003, to the House Committee on Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix I to OMB Circular No. A-130, ‘Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,’ dated February 8, 1996 (February 20, 1996, 61 FR 6427).

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Dated: July 15, 2003.

Patricia L. Toppings,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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System name:

Passport, Visa, and Country Clearance Files.

System location:

Records are located at the offices of authorized passport agents at Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 6220, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221, and DLA field units. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to DLA's compilation of systems of records notices.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) civilian employees, military members, and other individuals who travel to overseas locations under DLA sponsorship.

Categories of records in the system:

The records include name; Social Security Number; nationality; date and place of birth; security clearance; travel itinerary; and applications for passports, visas, and theater and country clearances, including supporting documentation.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulations; 5 U.S.C. 5702 et seq., Travel, Transportation and Subsistence; 10 U.S.C. 136, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness; 22 U.S.C., Chapter 4, Passports; DoD Regulation 1000.21, Passport and Visa Application Procedures; and E.O. 9397 (SSN).

Purpose(s):

Information is being collected and maintained to comply with requirements to gain clearances and approvals to travel to, or within, foreign countries.

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:

To officials and employees of other departments and agencies of the Executive Branch of government for purposes of securing passports or other required clearances.

To Foreign embassies, legations, and consular offices where visas or country entrance clearances are required.

To commercial carriers providing transportation to individuals whose applications are processed through this system of records.

The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses' set forth at the beginning of DLA'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:

Records are stored in paper and electronic format.

Retrievability:

Records are retrieved by name, Social Security Number, passport, or clearance request number.

Safeguards:

Computerized records are maintained in a controlled area accessible only to authorized personnel. Entry to these areas is restricted by the use of locks, guards, and administrative procedures. Access to personal information is limited to those who require the records in the performance of their official duties. Access to personal information is further restricted by the use of passwords, which are changed periodically. Records are secured in locked or guarded buildings, locked offices, or locked cabinets during non-duty hours.

Retention and disposal:

Application files and related papers are destroyed when 3 years old or upon separation of the bearer, whichever is sooner. Official passports are returned to the Department of State upon expiration or upon separation of the employee.

System manager(s) and address:

Staff Director, DLA Support Services, Business Management Office, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 6220, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221, and the heads of DLA field activities. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to DLA's compilation of systems of records notices.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine whether this system of records contains information about themselves should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Officer, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DSS-B, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 6220, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221, or the Privacy Act Officer of the particular DLA activity involved. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to DLA's compilation of systems of records notices.

Individuals must supply the name of the DLA facility or activity where employed at the time the papers were created or processed.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained Start Printed Page 43505in this system of records should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Officer, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DSS-B, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 6220, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221, or the Privacy Act Officer of the particular DLA activity involved. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to DLA's compilation of systems of records notices.

Individuals must supply the name of the DLA facility or activity where employed at the time the papers were created or processed.

Contesting record procedures:

The DLA rules for accessing records, for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are contained in DLA Regulation 5400.21, 32 CFR part 323, or may be obtained from the Privacy Act Officer, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DSS-B, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 6220, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.

Record source categories:

Data is obtained from the individual; existing files; the State Department and other agencies of the Executive Branch, including agency components; foreign embassies, legations, and consular offices; and transportation carriers.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

None.

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[FR Doc. 03-18646 Filed 7-22-03; 8:45 am]

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