Defense Intelligence Agency, DoD.
This final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Privacy Program. On April 11, 2019, the Department of Defense published a revised DoD-level Privacy Program rule, which contains the necessary information for an agency-wide privacy program regulation under the Privacy Start Printed Page 40117Act and now serves as the single Privacy Program rule for the Department. That revised Privacy Program rule also includes all DoD component exemption rules. Therefore, this part is now unnecessary and may be removed from the CFR.
This rule is effective on July 6, 2020.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
James Schmidli, 202-231-6895.
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DoD now has a single DoD-level Privacy Program rule at 32 CFR part 310 (84 FR 14728) that contains all the codified information required for the Department. The DIA Privacy Act Program regulation at 32 CFR part 319, last updated on November 20, 2013 (78 FR 69551), is no longer required and can be removed.
It has been determined that publication of this CFR part removal for public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public interest because it is based on the removal of policies and procedures that are either now reflected in another CFR part, 32 CFR 310, or are publicly available on the Department's website. To the extent that DIA internal guidance concerning the implementation of the Privacy Act within DIA is necessary, it will continue to be published in Defense Intelligence Agency Instruction 5400.001, Privacy and Civil Liberties Program, http://www.dia.mil/FOIA/FOIA-Electronic-Reading-Room/FileId/216384/ (May 19, 2014).
This rule is one of 20 separate component Privacy rules. With the finalization of the DoD-level Privacy rule at 32 CFR part 310, the Department eliminated the need for this component Privacy rule, thereby reducing costs to the public as explained in the preamble of the DoD-level Privacy rule published on April 11, 2019, at 84 FR 14728-14811.
This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, “Regulatory Planning and Review.” Therefore, E.O. 13771, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” does not apply.
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Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 32 CFR part 319 is removed.
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Dated: June 12, 2020.
Aaron T. Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2020-13110 Filed 7-2-20; 8:45 am]
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