Privacy Act of 1974; New Routine Uses, 43431-43433 [05-14904]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 27, 2005 / Notices Jade Sky Logistics Corp., 75 O’Neill Avenue, Bayshore, NY 11706. Officer: Sidney Rosario, President, (Qualifying Individual). AE Eagle Logistic Inc., 1145 N. Ellis Avenue, Bensenville, IL 60106. Officers: Neal Lieu, Secretary, (Qualifying Individual), Ilton Cheung, President. Menuet Maritime Services, Inc. dba Gbox Worldwide, 16714 Flamingo Way, Galveston, TX 77554. Officers: Walter H. Menuet, President, (Qualifying Individual), Yvonne S. Menuet, Vice President. Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier and Ocean Freight Forwarder Transportation Intermediary Applicant Customs & Logistics International Corp., 6555 NW., 36th Street, Suite #15, Miami, FL 33166. Officer: Carlos A. Francisco, President, (Qualifying Individual). Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding the applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than August 10, 2005. A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Jay Bernstein, Bank Supervision Officer) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001: 1. Banco Do Brasil, S.A., Brasilia, Brazil; to engage de novo through its subsidiary, Banco Do Brasil Securities LLC, New York, New York, in futures commission merchant activities, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(7)(iv) of Regulation Y. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 21, 2005. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc.05–14775 Filed 7–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S Dated: July 22, 2005. Karen V. Gregory, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–14862 Filed 7–26–05; 8:45 am] FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION BILLING CODE 6730–01–P (FTC). Privacy Act of 1974; New Routine Uses AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission Notice of new routine uses; request for comments. ACTION: FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225) to engage de novo, or to acquire or control voting securities or assets of a company, including the companies listed below, that engages either directly or through a subsidiary or other company, in a nonbanking activity that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has determined by Order to be closely related to banking and permissible for bank holding companies. Unless otherwise noted, these activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Each notice is available for inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notice also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the question whether the proposal complies with the standards of section 4 of the BHC Act. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/nic/. VerDate jul<14>2003 19:40 Jul 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 SUMMARY: The FTC proposes to revise an existing system of records titled ‘‘Inspector General Investigative Files— FTC’’ to comply with requirements established by the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The major change to the system is the addition of new routine uses to allow the disclosure of information to authorized officials within the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) and the Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency (ECIE), who are charged with the responsibility for conducting qualitative assessment reviews of investigative operations for the purpose of reporting to the President and Congress on the activities of the OIG. DATES: Any interested persons may submit written comments on this proposal by August 26, 2005. Unless changes are made in response to comments received from the public, this action will become effective without further notice on September 12, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments filed in paper form should be mailed or delivered to Cynthia A. Hogue, Counsel to the Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580. Comments should refer to ‘‘Privacy Act of 1974; New Routine Uses, P052103’’ to facilitate the organization of comments, PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43431 and should include this reference both in the text and on the envelope. Because paper mail in the Washington area and at the Agency is subject to delay, please consider submitting your comments in electronic form, by sending them to the following e-mail address: chogue@ftc.gov. The Privacy Act and the FTC Act permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. All timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, will be considered by the Commission, and may be available to the public on the FTC Web site, to the extent practicable, at http://www.ftc.gov. As a matter of discretion, the FTC makes every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments it receives before placing those comments on the FTC Web site. More information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, may be found in the FTC’s privacy policy, at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/ privacy.htm. If the comment, to the extent it is placed on the public record, contains any material for which confidential treatment is desired, the comment must be filed only in paper form, accompanied by a confidentiality request to the General Counsel as required by Commission Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c), stating the specific legal or other justification, if any, for such treatment, and the first page of the document must be clearly labeled ‘‘Confidential.’’ The General Counsel will grant or deny the request in accordance with applicable law and the public interest. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia A. Hogue, Counsel to the Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, FTC, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326–2618; or Alex Tang, Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, FTC, (202) 326–2447. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This publication is in accordance with the Privacy Act requirement that agencies publish their amended systems of records in the Federal Register when there is a revision, change or addition. FTC’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) has reviewed its systems of records notice for the ‘‘Office of Inspector General Investigative Files-FTC,’’ see 55 FR 20527 (May 17, 1990) (FTC I–7), and has determined that it must be revised to add two new routine uses to permit disclosure of records for the purpose of assessment reviews. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–296, Nov. 25, 2002) requires certain Inspectors General to ‘‘establish an E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 43432 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 27, 2005 / Notices external review process for ensuring that adequate internal safeguards and management procedures continue to exist within each Office * * *.’’ The PCIE and the ECIE are establishing peer review processes that are designed to provide qualitative measurement to ensure that adequate internal safeguards and management procedures are maintained, foster highquality investigations and investigative processes, ensure that the highest level of professionalism is maintained and promote consistency in investigative standards and practices within the IG community. The FTC OIG has committed to undergoing qualitative assessment reviews of its investigations. Proposed routine use (5) will allow disclosure of information to authorized officials within the PCIE, the ECIE, the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as necessary, for the purpose of conducting qualitative assessment reviews of the OIG’s investigative operations. Proposed routine use (6) will allow the disclosure of information to the PCIE and the ECIE for their preparation of reports to the President and Congress on the activities of the Inspectors General. As required by the Privacy Act at 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), we have notified the Office of Management and Budget, the Committee on Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on (Homeland Security and) Governmental Affairs of the Senate of the new routine uses. The FTC is also taking this opportunity to make various technical changes and corrections to the system notice to improve its clarity and accuracy. None of these changes will affect the existing or new proposed routine uses. The system notice is published in its entirety below. FTC–I–7 SYSTEM NAME: Office of Inspector General Investigative Files-FTC. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: None. SYSTEM LOCATION: FTC Office of Inspector General, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Subjects of OIG investigations relating to the programs and operations of the Federal Trade Commission. Subject individuals include, but are not limited to, current and former employees; VerDate jul<14>2003 19:40 Jul 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 current and former agents or employees of contractors or subcontractors, as well as current and former contractors and subcontractors in their personal capacity, where applicable; and other individuals whose actions affect the FTC, its programs or operations. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Correspondence relating to the investigation; internal staff memoranda; copies of subpoenas issued during the investigation, affidavits, statements from witnesses, transcripts of testimony taken in the investigation and accompanying exhibits; documents, records or copies obtained during the investigation; interview notes, documents and records relating to the investigation; opening reports, information or data relating to alleged or suspected criminal, civil or administrative violations or similar wrongdoing by subject individuals and final reports of investigation. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: Inspector General Act Amendments of 1988, Pub. L. 100–504, amending the Inspector General Act of 1978, Pub. L. 95–452, 5 U.S.C. app. PURPOSE(S): To document the conduct and outcome of investigations; to report results of investigations to other components of the FTC or other agencies and authorities for their use in evaluating their programs and imposition of criminal, civil or administrative sanctions; to report the results of investigations to other agencies or other regulatory bodies for an action deemed appropriate and for retaining sufficient information to fulfill reporting requirements; and to maintain records related to the activities of the Office of the Inspector General. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: In addition to the disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b), and the disclosure provisions described in Appendix I of the notice published at 57 FR 45678 (Oct. 2, 1992) (compiling various FTC system notices), records or information in these records may be specifically disclosed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows, provided that no routine use specified either herein or in Appendix I shall be construed to limit or waive any other routine use: (1) Disclosed to agencies, offices, or establishments of the executive, legislative, or judicial branches of the federal or state government (a) Where such agency, office, or establishment has an interest in the PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 individual for employment purposes, including a security clearance or determination as to access to classified information, and needs to evaluate the individual’s qualifications, suitability, and loyalty to the United States Government, or (b) Where such agency, office, or establishment conducts an investigation of the individual for the purposes of granting a security clearance, or for making a determination of qualifications, suitability, or loyalty to the United States Government, or access to classified information or restricted areas, or (c) Where the records or information in those records are relevant and necessary to a decision with regard to the hiring or retention of an employee or disciplinary or other administrative action concerning an employee, or (d) Where disclosure is requested in connection with the award of a contract or other determination relating to a government procurement, or the issuance of a license, grant, or other benefit by the requesting agency, to the extent that the record is relevant and necessary to the requesting agency’s decision on the matter, including, but not limited to, disclosure to any Federal agency responsible for considering suspension or debarment actions where such record would be germane to a determination of the propriety or necessity of such action, or disclosure to the United States General Accounting Office, the General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals, or any other Federal contract board of appeals in cases relating to an agency procurement; (2) Disclosed to the Office of Personnel Management, the Office of Government Ethics, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Office of the Special Counsel, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the Federal Labor Relations Authority or its General Counsel, of records or portions thereof relevant and necessary to carrying out their authorized functions, such as, but not limited to, rendering advice requested by the OIG, investigations of alleged or prohibited personnel practices (including unfair labor or discriminatory practices), appeals before official agencies, offices, panels or boards, and authorized studies or review of civil service or merit systems or affirmative action programs; (3) Disclosed to independent auditors or other private firms with which the Office of the Inspector General has contracted to carry out an independent audit or investigation, or to analyze, collate, aggregate or otherwise refine data collected in the system of records, E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 27, 2005 / Notices subject to the requirement that such contractors shall maintain Privacy Act safeguards with respect to such records; (4) Disclosed to a direct recipient of federal funds such as a contractor, where such record reflects serious inadequacies with a recipient’s personnel and disclosure of the record is for purposes of permitting a recipient to take corrective action beneficial to the Government; (5) Disclosed to any official charged with the responsibility to conduct qualitative assessment reviews of internal safeguards and management procedures employed in investigative operations. This disclosure category includes members of the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency, Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency and officials and administrative staff within their investigative chain of command, as well as authorized officials of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and (6) Disclosed to members of the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency and the Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency for the preparation of reports to the President and Congress on the activities of the Inspectors General. DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES: Disclosures may be made from this system, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12), to consumer reporting agencies as defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. 1681a(f), or the Federal Claims Collection Act of 1966, 31 U.S.C. 3701(a)(3), in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3711(f). SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: Inspector General, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a(d), an individual may request notification as to whether a system of records contains records retrieved using his or her personal identifier, may request access to records in a system of records, and may contest the accuracy or completeness of records. Each of those actions may be initiated by the individual by mailing or delivering a written request bearing the individual’s name, return address, and signature, addressed as follows: Privacy Act Request, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580. See 16 CFR 4.13(c)–(k). RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: RETRIEVABILITY: The records are retrieved by the name of the subject of the investigation or by a unique control number assigned to each investigation. SAFEGUARDS: Records are maintained in lockable file cabinets in lockable rooms. Access Employees or other individuals on whom the record is maintained, nontarget witnesses, FTC and non-FTC records, to the extent necessary to carry out OIG investigations authorized by 5 U.S.C. app. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2), records in this system are exempt from the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552(a), except subsections (b), (c)(1) and (2), (e)(4)(A) through (F), (e)(6), (7), (9), (10) and (11) and (i) and corresponding provisions of 16 CFR 4.13, to the extent that a record in the system of records was compiled for criminal law enforcement purposes. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2), the system is exempt from 5 U.S.C. 552a(c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G), (H) and (I) and (f) and the corresponding PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 provisions of 16 CFR 4.13, to the extent the system of records consists of investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes, other than material within the scope of the exemption at 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2). See 16 CFR 4.13(m), as amended. By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–14904 Filed 7–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–05–0212] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations The centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 371–5983 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–6974. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project See above. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: The OIG Investigative Files consist of paper records maintained in file folders, cassette tapes and CD–ROMs containing audio recordings of investigative interviews, and data maintained on computer diskettes and hard drives. The folders, cassette tapes, CD–ROMs and diskettes are stored in file cabinets in the OIG. The hard drives are retained in the OIG safe. Jkt 205001 As prescribed in National Archives and Records Administration General Records Schedule 22, item 1b, OIG Investigative Files are destroyed 10 years after a case is closed. Cases that are unusually significant for documenting major violations of criminal law or ethical standards are offered to the National Archives for permanent retention. See above. STORAGE: 19:40 Jul 26, 2005 RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURE: POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: VerDate jul<14>2003 is restricted to individuals whose duties require access to the records. File cabinets and rooms are locked during non-duty hours. 43433 Sfmt 4703 National Hospital Discharge Survey (OMB No. 0920–0212)—Revision— National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) has been conducted continuously by CDC, National Center for Health Statistics since 1965. It is the principal source of data on inpatient utilization of short-stay, non-Federal hospitals and is the only annual source of nationally representative estimates on the characteristics of discharges, the lengths of stay, diagnosis, surgical and non-surgical procedures, and the patterns of use of care in hospitals in various regions of the country. It is the benchmark against which special programmatic data sources are compared. Data collected through the NHDS are essential for evaluating the health status of the population, E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION


Privacy Act of 1974; New Routine Uses

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

ACTION: Notice of new routine uses; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FTC proposes to revise an existing system of records 
titled ``Inspector General Investigative Files--FTC'' to comply with 
requirements established by the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The 
major change to the system is the addition of new routine uses to allow 
the disclosure of information to authorized officials within the 
President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) and the 
Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency (ECIE), who are charged 
with the responsibility for conducting qualitative assessment reviews 
of investigative operations for the purpose of reporting to the 
President and Congress on the activities of the OIG.

DATES: Any interested persons may submit written comments on this 
proposal by August 26, 2005. Unless changes are made in response to 
comments received from the public, this action will become effective 
without further notice on September 12, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments filed in paper form should be mailed or delivered 
to Cynthia A. Hogue, Counsel to the Inspector General, Office of 
Inspector General, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20580. Comments should refer to ``Privacy Act of 
1974; New Routine Uses, P052103'' to facilitate the organization of 
comments, and should include this reference both in the text and on the 
envelope. Because paper mail in the Washington area and at the Agency 
is subject to delay, please consider submitting your comments in 
electronic form, by sending them to the following e-mail address: 
chogue@ftc.gov. The Privacy Act and the FTC Act permit the collection 
of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as 
appropriate. All timely and responsive public comments, whether filed 
in paper or electronic form, will be considered by the Commission, and 
may be available to the public on the FTC Web site, to the extent 
practicable, at http://www.ftc.gov. As a matter of discretion, the FTC 
makes every effort to remove home contact information for individuals 
from the public comments it receives before placing those comments on 
the FTC Web site. More information, including routine uses permitted by 
the Privacy Act, may be found in the FTC's privacy policy, at http://
www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.htm. If the comment, to the extent it is placed 
on the public record, contains any material for which confidential 
treatment is desired, the comment must be filed only in paper form, 
accompanied by a confidentiality request to the General Counsel as 
required by Commission Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c), stating the specific 
legal or other justification, if any, for such treatment, and the first 
page of the document must be clearly labeled ``Confidential.'' The 
General Counsel will grant or deny the request in accordance with 
applicable law and the public interest.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia A. Hogue, Counsel to the 
Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, FTC, 600 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-2618; or Alex Tang, 
Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, FTC, (202) 326-2447.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This publication is in accordance with the 
Privacy Act requirement that agencies publish their amended systems of 
records in the Federal Register when there is a revision, change or 
addition. FTC's Office of Inspector General (OIG) has reviewed its 
systems of records notice for the ``Office of Inspector General 
Investigative Files-FTC,'' see 55 FR 20527 (May 17, 1990) (FTC I-7), 
and has determined that it must be revised to add two new routine uses 
to permit disclosure of records for the purpose of assessment reviews. 
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-296, Nov. 25, 2002) 
requires certain Inspectors General to ``establish an

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external review process for ensuring that adequate internal safeguards 
and management procedures continue to exist within each Office * * *.''
    The PCIE and the ECIE are establishing peer review processes that 
are designed to provide qualitative measurement to ensure that adequate 
internal safeguards and management procedures are maintained, foster 
high-quality investigations and investigative processes, ensure that 
the highest level of professionalism is maintained and promote 
consistency in investigative standards and practices within the IG 
community. The FTC OIG has committed to undergoing qualitative 
assessment reviews of its investigations. Proposed routine use (5) will 
allow disclosure of information to authorized officials within the 
PCIE, the ECIE, the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation, as necessary, for the purpose of conducting qualitative 
assessment reviews of the OIG's investigative operations. Proposed 
routine use (6) will allow the disclosure of information to the PCIE 
and the ECIE for their preparation of reports to the President and 
Congress on the activities of the Inspectors General. As required by 
the Privacy Act at 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), we have notified the Office of 
Management and Budget, the Committee on Government Reform of the House 
of Representatives, and the Committee on (Homeland Security and) 
Governmental Affairs of the Senate of the new routine uses.
    The FTC is also taking this opportunity to make various technical 
changes and corrections to the system notice to improve its clarity and 
accuracy. None of these changes will affect the existing or new 
proposed routine uses.
    The system notice is published in its entirety below.
FTC-I-7

System name:
     Office of Inspector General Investigative Files-FTC.

Security classification:
     None.

System location:
     FTC Office of Inspector General, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20580.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Subjects of OIG investigations relating to the programs and 
operations of the Federal Trade Commission. Subject individuals 
include, but are not limited to, current and former employees; current 
and former agents or employees of contractors or subcontractors, as 
well as current and former contractors and subcontractors in their 
personal capacity, where applicable; and other individuals whose 
actions affect the FTC, its programs or operations.

Categories of records in the system:
    Correspondence relating to the investigation; internal staff 
memoranda; copies of subpoenas issued during the investigation, 
affidavits, statements from witnesses, transcripts of testimony taken 
in the investigation and accompanying exhibits; documents, records or 
copies obtained during the investigation; interview notes, documents 
and records relating to the investigation; opening reports, information 
or data relating to alleged or suspected criminal, civil or 
administrative violations or similar wrongdoing by subject individuals 
and final reports of investigation.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    Inspector General Act Amendments of 1988, Pub. L. 100-504, amending 
the Inspector General Act of 1978, Pub. L. 95-452, 5 U.S.C. app.

Purpose(s):
    To document the conduct and outcome of investigations; to report 
results of investigations to other components of the FTC or other 
agencies and authorities for their use in evaluating their programs and 
imposition of criminal, civil or administrative sanctions; to report 
the results of investigations to other agencies or other regulatory 
bodies for an action deemed appropriate and for retaining sufficient 
information to fulfill reporting requirements; and to maintain records 
related to the activities of the Office of the Inspector General.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    In addition to the disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 
552a(b), and the disclosure provisions described in Appendix I of the 
notice published at 57 FR 45678 (Oct. 2, 1992) (compiling various FTC 
system notices), records or information in these records may be 
specifically disclosed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows, 
provided that no routine use specified either herein or in Appendix I 
shall be construed to limit or waive any other routine use:
    (1) Disclosed to agencies, offices, or establishments of the 
executive, legislative, or judicial branches of the federal or state 
government
    (a) Where such agency, office, or establishment has an interest in 
the individual for employment purposes, including a security clearance 
or determination as to access to classified information, and needs to 
evaluate the individual's qualifications, suitability, and loyalty to 
the United States Government, or
    (b) Where such agency, office, or establishment conducts an 
investigation of the individual for the purposes of granting a security 
clearance, or for making a determination of qualifications, 
suitability, or loyalty to the United States Government, or access to 
classified information or restricted areas, or
    (c) Where the records or information in those records are relevant 
and necessary to a decision with regard to the hiring or retention of 
an employee or disciplinary or other administrative action concerning 
an employee, or
    (d) Where disclosure is requested in connection with the award of a 
contract or other determination relating to a government procurement, 
or the issuance of a license, grant, or other benefit by the requesting 
agency, to the extent that the record is relevant and necessary to the 
requesting agency's decision on the matter, including, but not limited 
to, disclosure to any Federal agency responsible for considering 
suspension or debarment actions where such record would be germane to a 
determination of the propriety or necessity of such action, or 
disclosure to the United States General Accounting Office, the General 
Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals, or any other Federal 
contract board of appeals in cases relating to an agency procurement;
    (2) Disclosed to the Office of Personnel Management, the Office of 
Government Ethics, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Office of 
the Special Counsel, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or 
the Federal Labor Relations Authority or its General Counsel, of 
records or portions thereof relevant and necessary to carrying out 
their authorized functions, such as, but not limited to, rendering 
advice requested by the OIG, investigations of alleged or prohibited 
personnel practices (including unfair labor or discriminatory 
practices), appeals before official agencies, offices, panels or 
boards, and authorized studies or review of civil service or merit 
systems or affirmative action programs;
    (3) Disclosed to independent auditors or other private firms with 
which the Office of the Inspector General has contracted to carry out 
an independent audit or investigation, or to analyze, collate, 
aggregate or otherwise refine data collected in the system of records,

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subject to the requirement that such contractors shall maintain Privacy 
Act safeguards with respect to such records;
    (4) Disclosed to a direct recipient of federal funds such as a 
contractor, where such record reflects serious inadequacies with a 
recipient's personnel and disclosure of the record is for purposes of 
permitting a recipient to take corrective action beneficial to the 
Government;
    (5) Disclosed to any official charged with the responsibility to 
conduct qualitative assessment reviews of internal safeguards and 
management procedures employed in investigative operations. This 
disclosure category includes members of the President's Council on 
Integrity and Efficiency, Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency 
and officials and administrative staff within their investigative chain 
of command, as well as authorized officials of the Department of 
Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and
    (6) Disclosed to members of the President's Council on Integrity 
and Efficiency and the Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency 
for the preparation of reports to the President and Congress on the 
activities of the Inspectors General.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    Disclosures may be made from this system, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
552a(b)(12), to consumer reporting agencies as defined in the Fair 
Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. 1681a(f), or the Federal Claims 
Collection Act of 1966, 31 U.S.C. 3701(a)(3), in accordance with 31 
U.S.C. 3711(f).

Policies and Practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    The OIG Investigative Files consist of paper records maintained in 
file folders, cassette tapes and CD-ROMs containing audio recordings of 
investigative interviews, and data maintained on computer diskettes and 
hard drives. The folders, cassette tapes, CD-ROMs and diskettes are 
stored in file cabinets in the OIG. The hard drives are retained in the 
OIG safe.

Retrievability:
    The records are retrieved by the name of the subject of the 
investigation or by a unique control number assigned to each 
investigation.

Safeguards:
    Records are maintained in lockable file cabinets in lockable rooms. 
Access is restricted to individuals whose duties require access to the 
records. File cabinets and rooms are locked during non-duty hours.

Retention and disposal:
    As prescribed in National Archives and Records Administration 
General Records Schedule 22, item 1b, OIG Investigative Files are 
destroyed 10 years after a case is closed. Cases that are unusually 
significant for documenting major violations of criminal law or ethical 
standards are offered to the National Archives for permanent retention.

System manager(s) and address:
    Inspector General, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580.

Notification procedure:
    Under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a(d), an individual may request 
notification as to whether a system of records contains records 
retrieved using his or her personal identifier, may request access to 
records in a system of records, and may contest the accuracy or 
completeness of records. Each of those actions may be initiated by the 
individual by mailing or delivering a written request bearing the 
individual's name, return address, and signature, addressed as follows: 
Privacy Act Request, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Trade 
Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580. See 16 
CFR 4.13(c)-(k).

Record access procedures:
    See above.

Contesting record procedure:
    See above.

Record source categories:
    Employees or other individuals on whom the record is maintained, 
non-target witnesses, FTC and non-FTC records, to the extent necessary 
to carry out OIG investigations authorized by 5 U.S.C. app.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2), records in this system are exempt 
from the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552(a), except subsections (b), (c)(1) 
and (2), (e)(4)(A) through (F), (e)(6), (7), (9), (10) and (11) and (i) 
and corresponding provisions of 16 CFR 4.13, to the extent that a 
record in the system of records was compiled for criminal law 
enforcement purposes.
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2), the system is exempt from 5 U.S.C. 
552a(c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G), (H) and (I) and (f) and the 
corresponding provisions of 16 CFR 4.13, to the extent the system of 
records consists of investigatory material compiled for law enforcement 
purposes, other than material within the scope of the exemption at 5 
U.S.C. 552a(j)(2).
    See 16 CFR 4.13(m), as amended.

    By direction of the Commission.
Donald S. Clark,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-14904 Filed 7-26-05; 8:45 am]
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