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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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AGENCY:

Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to alter a system of records.

SUMMARY:

The Department of the Army is proposing to alter a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.

DATES:

This proposed action will be effective without further notice on April 11, 2005 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Department of the Army, Freedom of Information/Privacy Division, U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, ATTN: AHRC-PDD-FPZ, 7701 Telegraph Road, Casey Building, Suite 144, Alexandria, VA 22325-3905.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Janice Thornton at (703) 428-6497.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department of the Army systems of records notices 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 February 1, 2005, to the House Committee on Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and 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: March 7, 2005.

Jeannette Owings-Ballard,

OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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System name:

Occupational Health Records (March 27, 2003, 68 FR 14959).

Changes:

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Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Add to entry “and ergonomic evaluations”.

Categories of records in the system:

Add to entry “gender, pay plan and grade,” and “ergonomic evaluations,” and “job requirements, physical demands”.

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Purpose(s):

Add to entry “ergonomic recommendations and corrections”.

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Record source categories:

Add “individual” to entry.

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System name:

Occupational Health Records.

System location:

U.S. Army Medical Command, 1216 Stanley Road, Suite 25m Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-5053.

U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, 5158 Blackhawk Road, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5403.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Active duty army, their family members, U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard on active duty or in drill status, U.S. Military Academy and Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets, when engaged in directed training, foreign national military assigned to Army components, Department of the Army civilian and non-appropriated fund personnel employed by the Army for whom specific occupational health examinations and ergonomic evaluations have been conducted and/or requested.

Categories of records in the system:

Name, Social Security Number, date and place of birth, marital status, gender, pay plan and grade, dates of medical surveillance tests and ergonomic evaluations and their results, job requirements, physical demands, documents reflecting the training, experience and certification to work within hazardous environments, including personnel monitoring results and work are monitoring readings. Exposures to chemicals, radiation, physical environment, non-human primates, and similar and related documents; personnel protective equipment and medical programs required to limit exposure to environmental safety and health hazards are also included.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

10 U.S.C. 3013, Secretary of the Army; 5 U.S.C. 7902, Safety Programs; 29 U.S.C. 668, Programs of Federal Agencies; 29 CFR 1910, Occupational Safety and Health Standards; Army Regulation 40-5, Preventive Medicine; E.O. 12223, Occupational Safety Health Programs for Federal Employees; and E.O. 9397 (SSN).

Purpose(s):

To maintain a permanent record of work places, training, exposures, medial surveillance, ergonomic recommendations and corrections, and any medical care provided for eligible individuals.

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:

Information may be disclosed to appropriate Government agencies whose responsibility falls within the occupational health statutes identified under ‘Authority’ above.

The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ set forth at the beginning of the Army's compilation of systems of records notices also apply to this system.

Note:

This system of records contains individually identifiable health information. The DoD Health Information Privacy Regulation (DoD 6025.18-R) issued pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, applies to most such health information. DoD 6025.18-R may place additional procedural requirements on the uses and disclosures of such information beyond those found in the Privacy Act of 1974 or mentioned in this system of records notice.

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Storage:

Paper records, printouts, magnetic tapes and electronic storage media.

Retrievability:

By individual's name and/or Social Security Number.

Safeguards:

Access to all records is restricted to designated individuals whose official duties dictate an official need to know. Information in automated media is further protected from unauthorized access in locked rooms. All individuals afforded access are given periodic orientations concerning sensitivity of personal information and requirement to prevent unauthorized disclosure.

Retention and disposal:

Records are maintained by employing office until employee is separated at which time records are filed with the individual personnel record for 30 years. GB agent records maintain for 40 years then destroy.

System manager(s) and address:

Chief Information Officer, Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army Medical Command, 2050 Worth Road, Suite 13, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6013.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to Chief Information Officer, Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army Medical Command, 2050 Worth Road, Suite 13, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6013, or to the Patient Administrator at the appropriate medical treatment facility.

For ergonomic evaluations the individual should address written inquiries to the Commander, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, 5158 Blackhawk Road, Aberdeen, MD 21010-5403.

Individual must provide full name, Social Security Number, current address, telephone number, details of last location of record or employment, and signature.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to Chief Information Officer, Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army Medical Command, 2050 Worth Road, Suite 13, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6013, or to the Patient Administrator at the appropriate medical treatment facility.

For ergonomic evaluations the individual should address written inquiries to the Commander, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, 5158 Blackhawk Road, Aberdeen, MD 21010-5403.

Individual must provide full name, Social Security Number, current address, telephone number, details of last location of record or employment, and signature.

Contesting record procedures:

The Army's rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial determination are contained in Army Regulation 340-21; 32 CFR part 505; or may be obtained from the system manager.

Record source categories:

From individuals and Army Medical records and reports.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

None.

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[FR Doc. 05-4786 Filed 3-10-05; 8:45 am]

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