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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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AGENCY:

Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to amend a system of records.

SUMMARY:

The Department of the Army is proposing to amend 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 January 9, 2006 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 specific changes to the records systems being amended are set forth below followed by the notices, as amended, published in their entirety. The proposed amendments 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 a new or altered system report.

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Dated: November 30, 2005.

L.M. Bynum,

OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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A0340-21 AHRC

System name:

Privacy Case Files (September 23, 2004, 69 FR 57005).

Changes:

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System identifier:

Delete system identifier and replace with: “A0340-21 OAA”.

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A0340-21 OAA

System name:

Privacy Case Files.

System location:

These records exist at Headquarters, Department of the Army, staff and field operating agencies, major commands, installations and activities receiving Privacy Act requests. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Army's compilation of systems of records notices.

Records also exist in offices of Access and Amendment Refusal Authorities when an individual's request to access and/or amend his/her record is denied. Upon appeal of that denial, the record is maintained by the Department of the Army Privacy Review Board.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Individuals who request information concerning themselves which is in the custody of the Department of the Army or who request access to or amendment of such records in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended.

Categories of records in the system:

Documents notifying requesters of the existence of records on them, providing or denying access to or amendment of records, acting on appeals or denials to provide access or amend records, and providing or developing information for use in litigation; Department of the Army Privacy Review Board minutes and actions; copies of the requested and Start Printed Page 72998amended or unamended records; statements of disagreement; and other related documents.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

5 U.S.C. 552a, the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended; 5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulations, 10 U.S.C. 3013, Secretary of the Army; and Army Regulation 340-21, The Army Privacy Program.

Purpose(s):

To process and coordinate individual requests for access and amendment of personal records; to process appeals on denials of requests for access or amendment to personal records by the data subject against agency rulings; and to ensure timely response to requesters.

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’ set forth at the beginning of the Army's compilation of systems of records notices also apply to this system.

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

Storage:

Paper records in file folders and on electronic storage media.

Retrievability:

By name of requester on whom the records pertain.

Safeguards:

Records are accessed by custodian of the record system and by persons responsible for servicing the record system in performance of their official duties. Records are stored in locked cabinets or rooms.

Retention and disposal:

Approved requests, denials that were not appealed, denials fully overruled by appellate authorities and appeals adjudicated fully in favor of requester are destroyed after 4 years. Appeals denied in full or in part are destroyed after 10 years, provided legal proceedings are completed.

System manager(s) and address:

Director, U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, ATTN: Freedom of Information/Privacy Division, 7701 Telegraph Road, Casey Building, Suite 144, Alexandria, VA 22315-3905.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, Freedom of Information/Privacy Division, 7701 Telegraph Road, Casey Building, Suite 144, Alexandria, VA 22315-3905.

For verification purposes, individual should provide full name, date and place of birth, current address and other personal information necessary to locate the record.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the office that processed the initial inquiry, access request, or amendment request. Individual may obtain assistance from the U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, Freedom of Information/Privacy Division, 7701 Telegraph Road, Casey Building, Suite 144, Alexandria, VA 22315-3905.

For verification purposes, individual should provide full name, date and place of birth, current address and other personal information necessary to locate the record.

Contesting record procedures:

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

Record source categories:

From the individual, Army organizations, Department of Defense components, and other Federal, state, and local government agencies.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

During the course of a Privacy Act (PA) action, exempt materials from ‘other’ systems of records may become part of the case records in this system of records. To the extent that copies of exempt records from those ‘other’ systems of records are entered into these PA case records, the Department of the Army hereby claims the same exemptions for the records as they have in the original primary systems of records which they are a part. 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) published in 32 CFR part 505. For additional information contact the system manager.

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[FR Doc. 05-23764 Filed 12-7-05; 8:45 am]

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