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AGENCY:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION:

Notice of proposed revisions to an existing Privacy Act system of records.

SUMMARY:

Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is issuing public notice of its proposal to modify its existing system of records entitled “NASA Freedom of Information Act System.” System modifications are set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES:

Submit comments within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. This system will be effective as proposed at the end of the comment period unless comments are received which would require a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Patti F. Stockman, Privacy Act Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001, (202) 358-4787, NASA-PAOfficer@nasa.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

NASA Privacy Act Officer, Patti F. Stockman, (202) 358-4787, NASA-PAOfficer@nasa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Modifications to the NASA systems of records include an additional location; clarification of the categories of individuals covered by, records in, and users of, the system; update of how records are retrieved and the locations Start Printed Page 67764of the records; and elaboration of records access procedures.

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Linda Y. Cureton,

NASA Chief Information Officer.

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SYSTEM NAME:

NASA Freedom of Information Act System.

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION:

None.

SYSTEM LOCATION:

Locations 1-11 and 18, as set forth in Appendix A.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:

Individuals or their representatives who have submitted Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/Privacy Act (PA) requests for records and/or FOIA administrative appeals with NASA; individuals whose requests for records have been referred to the Agency by other agencies; individuals who are the subject of such requests, appeals; and/or the NASA personnel assigned to handle such requests and appeals.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

This system consists of records created or compiled in response to FOIA, FOIA/PA or PA requests for records or subsequent administrative appeals and may include: The requester's name, address, telephone number, email address; the original requests and administrative appeals; responses to such requests and appeals; all related memoranda, correspondence, notes, and other related or supporting documentation, and in some instances copies of requested records and records under administrative appeal.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

51 U.S.C. 20113; 44 U.S.C. 3101; 5 U.S.C 552; 14 CFR part 1206.

ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSE OF SUCH USES:

This system is maintained for the purpose of processing and tracking access requests and administrative appeals under the FOIA; for the purpose of maintaining a FOIA administrative record regarding Agency action on such requests and appeals; and for the Agency in carrying out any other responsibilities under the FOIA and applicable executive orders. Any disclosures of information will be compatible with the purpose for which the Agency collected the information. The records and information in these records may be disclosed in accordance with a NASA standard routine uses as set forth in Appendix B.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

STORAGE:

Records in this system are maintained in paper files; copies may also be maintained in electronic format.

RETRIEVABILITY:

Information is retrieved by FOIA case file numbers.

SAFEGUARDS:

Approved security plans for these systems have been established in accordance with OMB Circular A-130, Management of Federal Information Resources. Individuals will have access to the system only in accordance with approved authentication methods. Only key authorized employees with appropriately configured system roles can access the systems and only from workstations within the NASA's Intranet.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:

Records are retained and disposed of in accordance with the guidelines defined in the NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) 1441.1D, NASA Records Retention Schedules (NRRS), Schedule 1, Item 49.

SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:

System Manager: Principal Agency FOIA Officer, Office of Public Affairs, Location 1, as set forth in Appendix A. Subsystem Managers: Center FOIA Officers, located within locations 2-11 and 18, as set forth in Appendix A.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:

Individuals interested in inquiring about their records should notify the system manager or subsystem manager at the appropriate NASA Center, as set forth in Appendix A.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURE:

Individuals seeking to access their FOIA case file should submit their request in writing to the system manager or subsystem manager at the appropriate NASA Center, as set forth in Appendix A. The request envelope should be clearly marked, “FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST FOR ACCESS.” The request should include a general description of the records sought, FOIA case file number, and must include your full name, current address and the date. The request must be signed and either notarized or submitted under penalty of perjury. In some cases, the system manager may require a notarized signature. Some information may be exempt from access in accordance with FOIA regulations.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:

The NASA regulations governing access to records, procedures for contesting the contents and for appealing initial determinations are set forth in Title14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1212.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:

Information is collected directly from individuals making Freedom of Information Act requests.

EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:

None.

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[FR Doc. 2011-28387 Filed 11-1-11; 8:45 am]

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