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Special Inspector General for Troubled Asset Relief Program; Delegation of Authorities

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AGENCY:

Office of the Special Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice of delegation of authorities.

SUMMARY:

This notice delegates the authority of the Special Inspector General of the Office of the Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) to issue subpoenas to the SIGTARP Chief of Staff, SIGTARP Deputy Special Inspector General, SIGTARP Deputy Special Inspector General for Audit, SIGTARP Deputy Special Inspector General for Investigations, and SIGTARP General Counsel. This notice also delegates to the SIGTARP Chief of Staff, SIGTARP Deputy Special Inspector General, SIGTARP Deputy Special Inspector General for Investigations, and SIGTARP General Counsel, the authority of the Special Inspector General to request information under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(7).

DATES:

Effective date: August 26, 2015.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

B. Chad Bungard, General Counsel, SIGTARP, at (202) 622-1419.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (ESSA), created SIGTARP at section 121. 12 U.S.C. 5231. Section 121(d)(1) of EESA endows the Special Inspector General with the authorities set forth at section 6 of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (the Act), 5 U.S.C. App. 3. Section 6(a)(4) of the Act authorizes the Special Inspector General to require by subpoena the production of all information, documents, reports, answers, records, accounts, papers, and other data and documentary evidence deemed necessary in the performance of the Start Printed Page 51876Special Inspector General's function. This notice delegates this authority to issue subpoenas from the Special Inspector General to the SIGTARP Chief of Staff, SIGTARP Deputy Special Inspector General, SIGTARP Deputy Special Inspector General for Audit, SIGTARP Deputy Special Inspector General for Investigations, and SIGTARP General Counsel.

Section 552a(b)(7) of Title 5, United States Code, authorizes the Special Inspector General to request information protected by the Privacy Act for a civil or criminal law enforcement activity. This notice delegates this authority to request records protected by the Privacy Act for a civil or criminal law enforcement activity from the Special Inspector General to the SIGTARP Chief of Staff, SIGTARP Deputy Special Inspector General, SIGTARP Deputy Special Inspector General for Investigations, and SIGTARP General Counsel.

The Special Inspector General has not limited her authority to issue subpoenas or to request information under 5 U.S.C. 552a by this delegation. Also, this delegation expressly prohibits further delegation or redelegation.

Accordingly, the Special Inspector General delegates the following authorities:

Section A. Authority Delegated

The SIGTARP Special Inspector General delegates to the SIGTARP Chief of Staff, SIGTARP Deputy Special Inspector General, SIGTARP Deputy Special Inspector General for Audit, SIGTARP Deputy Special Inspector General for Investigations, and SIGTARP General Counsel, the authority to require by subpoena the production of all information, documents, reports, answers, records, accounts, papers, and other data and documentary evidence necessary in the performance of the functions assigned by EESA.

Additionally, the Special Inspector General delegates to the SIGTARP Chief of Staff, SIGTARP Deputy Special Inspector General, SIGTARP Deputy Special Inspector General for Investigations, and SIGTARP General Counsel, the authority to request information under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(7).

Section B. No Further Delegation or Redelegation

The authority delegated in Section A above may not be further delegated or redelegated.

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Authority: 12 U.S.C. 5231; Pub. L. 110-343, § 121; 5 U.S.C. App. 3 § 6(a)(4); 5 U.S.C. 301.

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Christy Romero,

Special Inspector General.

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[FR Doc. 2015-21124 Filed 8-25-15; 8:45 am]

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