Office of the Secretary, Interior.
The Department of the Interior is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt certain records in the Incident Management, Analysis and Reporting System from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative law enforcement requirements.
This final rule is effective October 2, 2014.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Teri Barnett, Departmental Privacy Act Officer, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 5547 MIB, Washington, DC 20240. Email at email@example.com.
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The Department of the Interior (DOI) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, 78 FR 46555, August 1, 2013, proposing to exempt certain records in the Incident Management, Analysis and Reporting System (IMARS) from 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2) and (k)(2) of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative law enforcement requirements. The IMARS system of records notice was published in the Federal Register, 78 FR 45949, July 30, 2013, and an amended notice was published on June 3, 2014, 79 FR 31974. Comments were invited on both the IMARS system of records notice and the amended system of records, and the notice of proposed rulemaking. DOI received no comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking or published system of records notices and will therefore implement the rulemaking as proposed.
1. Regulatory Planning and Review (E.O. 12866)
Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget will review all significant rules. The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has determined that this rule is not significant.
Executive Order 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 while calling for improvements in the nation's regulatory system to promote predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, most innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. The executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes further that regulations must be based on the best available science and that the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and an open exchange of ideas. We have developed this rule in a manner consistent with these requirements.
2. Regulatory Flexibility Act
The Department of the Interior certifies that this document will not have a significant economic effect on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601, et seq.). This rule does not impose a requirement for small businesses to report or keep records on any of the requirements contained in this rule. The exemptions to the Privacy Act apply to individuals, not to entities covered under the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
3. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA)
This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804(2), the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. This rule:
(a) Does not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more.
(b) Will not cause a major increase in costs or prices for consumers, individual industries, Federal, State, or local government agencies, or geographic regions.
(c) Does not have significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of United States-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based enterprises.
4. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
This rule does not impose an unfunded mandate on State, local, or tribal governments in the aggregate, or on the private sector, of more than $100 million per year. The rule does not have a significant or unique effect on State, local, or tribal governments or the private sector. This rule makes only minor changes to 43 CFR part 2. A statement containing the information required by the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) is not required.
5. Takings (E.O. 12630)
In accordance with Executive Order 12630, the rule does not have significant takings implications. This rule makes only minor changes to 43 CFR part 2. A takings implication assessment is not required.
In accordance with Executive Order 13132, this rule does not have any federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a Federalism Assessment. The rule is not associated with, nor will it have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the Start Printed Page 51917national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. A Federalism Assessment is not required.
7. Civil Justice Reform (E.O. 12988)
This rule complies with the requirements of Executive Order 12988. Specifically, this rule:
(a) Does not unduly burden the judicial system.
(b) Meets the criteria of section 3(a) requiring that all regulations be reviewed to eliminate errors and ambiguity and be written to minimize litigation; and
(c) Meets the criteria of section 3(b)(2) requiring that all regulations be written in clear language and contain clear legal standards.
8. Consultation With Indian Tribes (E.O. 13175)
In accordance with Executive Order 13175, the Department of the Interior has evaluated this rule and determined that it would have no substantial effects on federally recognized Indian Tribes.
9. Paperwork Reduction Act
This rule does not require an information collection from 10 or more parties and a submission under the Paperwork Reduction Act is not required.
10. National Environmental Policy Act
This rule does not constitute a major Federal action and would not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment. Therefore, this rule does not require the preparation of an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement under the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
11. Effects on Energy Supply (E.O. 13211)
This rule is not a significant energy action under the definition in Executive Order 13211. A Statement of Energy Effects is not required.
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- Administrative practice and procedure
- Classified information
- Freedom of information
- Government employees
Dated: August 21, 2014.
Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget.
For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Department of the Interior amends 43 CFR Part 2 as follows:
PART 2—FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT; RECORDS AND TESTIMONY
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1. The authority citation for part 2 continues to read as follows: End Amendment Part
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2. In § 2.254, revise paragraph (a) introductory text, add paragraph (a)(5) revise paragraph (b) introductory text, and add paragraph (b)(15) to read as follows: End Amendment Part
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(a) Criminal law enforcement records exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2). Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2) the following systems of records have been exempted from all of the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a and the regulations in the subpart except paragraphs (b), (c)(1) and (2), (e)(4)(A) through (F), (e)(6), (7), (9), (10), and (11), and (i) of 5 U.S.C. 552a and the portions of the regulations in this subpart implementing these paragraphs:
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(5) Incident Management, Analysis and Reporting System, DOI-10.
(b) Law enforcement records exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2). Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2), the following systems of records have been exempted from paragraphs (c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4) (G), (H), and (I), and (f) of 5 U.S.C. 552a and the provisions of the regulations in this subpart implementing these paragraphs:
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(15) Incident Management, Analysis and Reporting System, DOI-10.
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[FR Doc. 2014-20744 Filed 8-29-14; 8:45 am]
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