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AGENCY:

Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to alter a System of Records.

SUMMARY:

The Department of the Army proposes to alter a system of records notice, A0027-20a DAJA, entitled “U.S. Army Claims Service Management Information System” in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system is used to develop and preserve all relevant evidence about incidents, which generate claims against or in favor of the Army. Evidence developed is used as a legal basis to support the settlement of claims. Data are also used as a management tool to supervise claims operations at subordinate commands worldwide.

DATES:

Comments will be accepted on or before August 11, 2014. This proposed action will be effective the day following the end of the comment period unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:

* Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

* Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive East Tower, 2nd Floor, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Leroy Jones, Department of the Army, Privacy Office, U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, 7701 Telegraph Road, Casey Building, Suite 144, Alexandria, VA 22325-3905 or by calling (703) 428-6185.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department of the Army's notices for systems of records 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 in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT or from the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office Web site at http://dpclo.defense.gov/​.

The proposed systems reports, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act, as amended were submitted on June 10, 2014, to the House Committee on Oversight and 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: July 8, 2014.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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A0027-20a DAJA

System name:

U.S. Army Claims Service Management Information System (August 1, 2008, 73 FR 44974)

Changes:

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Categories of records in the system:

Delete entry and replace with “Name of claimant, Social Security Number (SSN), address and telephone number, case/claim file number, type of claim presented, reports of investigation, witness statements, police reports, photographs, diagrams, bills, estimates, expert opinions, medical records and similar reports, copy of correspondence with claimant, potential claimants, third parties, and insurers of claimants or third parties, copies of finance vouchers evidencing payment of claims, and similar relevant information.”

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Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories of users and the purposes of such uses:

Delete entry and replace with “In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, these records contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:

To the Internal Revenue Service for tax purposes.

To the Department of Justice for assistance in deciding disposition of Start Printed Page 40080claims filed against or in favor of the government and for considering criminal prosecution, civil court action or regulatory orders.

To the U.S. Claims Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, to support legal actions, considerations or evidence to support proposed legislative or regulatory changes, for budgetary purposes, for quality control or assurance type studies, or to support action against a third party.

To foreign governments for use in settlements of claims under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Status of Forces Agreement or similar international agreements.

To the state governments for use in defending or prosecuting claim by the state or its representatives.

To the Department of Labor, for consideration in determining rights under Federal Employees Compensation Act or similar legislation.

To civilian and government experts for assistance in evaluating the claim.

To the Office of Management and Budget for preparation of private relief bills for presentation to the Congress.

To government contractors for use in defending or settling claims filed against them, including recovery actions, arising out of the performance of a Government contract.

To federal and state workmen's compensation agencies for use in adjudicating claims.

To private insurers with a legal interest in the same case.

To potential joint tort-feasors or their representatives for the purpose of prosecuting or defending claims for contribution or indemnity.

Information from this system of records may also be disclosed to law students participating in a volunteer legal support program approved by the Judge Advocate General of the Army.

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

Note:

This system of records contains protected 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, as amended, or mentioned in this system of records notice.”

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System manager(s) and address:

Delete entry and replace with “The Judge Advocate General, Headquarters, Department of the Army, 2200 Army Pentagon, Room 2B517, Washington, DC 20310-2200.”

Notification procedure:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Commander, U.S. Army Claims Service, 4411 Llewellyn Avenue, Fort Meade, MD 20755-5360.

Individual should provide his/her full name, current address and telephone number, case number appearing on correspondence, and any other personal identifying data that will assist in locating the record.

In addition, the requester must provide a notarized statement or an unsworn declaration made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 1746, in the following format:

If executed outside the United States: 'I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature).'

If executed within the United States, its territories, possessions, or commonwealths: 'I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature).'”

Record access procedures:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Commander, U.S. Army Claims Service, 4411 Llewellyn Avenue, Fort Meade, MD 20755-5360.

Individual should provide his/her full name, current address and telephone number, case number appearing on correspondence, and any other personal identifying data that will assist in locating the record.

In addition, the requester must provide a notarized statement or an unsworn declaration made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 1746, in the following format:

If executed outside the United States: `I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature).

If executed within the United States, its territories, possessions, or commonwealths: `I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature).'”

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[FR Doc. 2014-16203 Filed 7-10-14; 8:45 am]

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