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Departmental Offices, Treasury.


Final rule.


In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Department of the Treasury gives notice of an amendment to update its Privacy Act regulations, and to add an exemption from certain provisions of the Privacy Act for a system of records related to the Office of Financial Stability (OFS).


Effective Date: July 27, 2011.

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Brian Bressman, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220, at (202) 927-0419 (fax) or via electronic mail at

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The Departmental Offices published a system of records notice on February 9, 2011, at 76 FR 7239, establishing a new system of records entitled “Treasury/DO.225—TARP Fraud Investigation Information System.”

On February 9, 2011, the Department also published, at 75 FR 7121, a proposed rule amending 31 CFR 1.36(g)(1)(i). The proposed rule exempted the system of records from provisions of the Privacy Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2).

The proposed rule requested that public comments be submitted to OFS, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220. The Department did not receive comments on the proposed rule. Accordingly the Department is hereby giving notice that the system of records entitled “Treasury/DO.225—TARP Fraud Investigation Information System” is exempt from provisions of the Privacy Act, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2) as set forth in the proposed rule.

This final rule is not a “significant regulatory action” under Executive Order 12866.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, it is hereby certified that this rule will not have significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This certification is based on the fact that the final rule affects individuals and not small entities. The term “small entity” is defined to have the same meaning as the terms “small business,” “small organization,” and “small governmental jurisdiction,” as defined in the RFA.

As authorized by 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Department finds that good cause exists for dispensing with the 30-day delay in the effective date of this rule. These regulations exempt certain investigative records maintained by the Department from notification, access, and amendment of a record. Accordingly, to protect the integrity of the records system, the Department finds that it is in the public interest to make these regulations effective upon publication.

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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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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)(i) 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. 552a and this part.
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DO.225TARP Fraud Investigation Information System.
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Dated: May 9, 2011.

Melissa Hartman,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Privacy, Transparency and Records.

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[FR Doc. 2011-18959 Filed 7-26-11; 8:45 am]