Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.
Notice of a Computer Matching Program Between HUD and the DOJ.
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, as amended (Pub. L. 100-503), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs (54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989)); and OMB Bulletin 89-22, “Instructions on Reporting Computer Matching Programs to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congress and the Public,” HUD proposes to issue public notice of its intent to conduct a new computer matching program using data from DOJ's systems of records. The matching program will involve the utilization of a computer information system of HUD, the Credit Alert Interactive Verification Reporting System (CAIVRS), which will include DOJ's debtor files. The CAIVRS database includes delinquent debt information from the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Veterans Affairs and the Small Business Administration. Also, judgment lien data is included from the Department of Justice.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
The Recipient Agency, Donna Robinson-Staton, Departmental Privacy Act Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 2256, Washington, DC 20410, telephone number (202) 402-8073 or the Source Agency, Diane E. Watson, Debt Collection Management, Nationwide Central Intake Facility (NCIF), Department of Justice, 1620 L Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036, telephone number (301) 427-0077. (These are not toll-free numbers.) A telecommunication device for hearing- and speech-impaired individuals TTY is available at 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Information Relay Service).End Further Info
Effective Date: The effective date of the matching program shall begin March 30, 2009 or at least 40 days from the date copies of the signed (by both agencies' Data Integrity Boards (DIBs)) computer matching agreement are sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and both Houses of Congress, whichever is later, providing no comments are received which would result in a contrary determination.
Comments Due Date: March 30, 2009.End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This notice supersedes notice published in the Federal Register on April 5, 2006 at 71 FR 17129. This match will allow prescreening of applicants for debts owed or loans guaranteed by the federal government to ascertain if the applicant Start Printed Page 8980is delinquent in paying a debt owed to or insured by the federal government. Before granting a loan, a lending agency and/or an authorized lending institution will be able to interrogate the CAIVRS debtor file, which contains the Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of HUD's delinquent debtors and defaulter files of the DOJ and verify that the loan applicant is not in default on a federal judgment or delinquent on direct or guaranteed loans of participating federal programs. As a result of the information produced by this match, the authorized users may not deny, terminate, or make a final decision on any loan assistance to an applicant or take other adverse action against such applicant, until an officer or employee of such agency has independently verified such information.
Reporting of Matching Program
In accordance with Public Law 100-503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, as amended, and OMB Bulletin 89-22, “Instructions on Reporting Computer Matching Programs to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congress and the Public,” copies of this notice and report are being provided to the Committee on Government Reform of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, and the Office of Management and Budget.Start Signature
Dated: February 6, 2009.
Acting Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-4189 Filed 2-26-09; 8:45 am]
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