Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records, 68806-68808 [E6-20121]

Download as PDF 68806 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 28, 2006 / Notices Notice of public meeting. ycherry on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES SUMMARY: NMFS announces a meeting, via teleconference, of the General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in January 2007. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The meeting will be held on January 18, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or until business is concluded), Pacific time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via teleconference. Please notify Allison Routt prior to January 11, 2007, to receive dial in information and of your intent to participate in this teleconference. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Routt at (562) 980–4019 or (562) 980–4030. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Tuna Conventions Act, as amended, the Department of State has appointed a General Advisory Committee to the United States Section to the IATTC. The U.S. Section consists of the four U.S. Commissioners to the IATTC and the representative of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries. The Advisory Committee supports the work of the U.S. Section in a solely advisory capacity with respect to U.S. participation in the work of the IATTC, with particular reference to the development of policies and negotiating positions pursued at meetings of the IATTC. NMFS, Southwest Region, administers the Advisory Committee in cooperation with the Department of State. Meeting Topics The General Advisory Committee will meet to receive and discuss information on: (1) 2006 and 2007 IATTC activities, (2) activities of the Commerce and State Departments and the Pacific Fishery Management Council and Western Pacific Fishery Management Council as they relate to the IATTC, including scientific developments, (3) upcoming meetings of the IATTC and its working groups, including issues such as: conservation and management measures for yellowfin, bigeye, and albacore tuna for 2007 and beyond, measures to be taken in cases of noncompliance with the IATTC’s conservation and management measures, management of fishing capacity, financing the IATTC, and measures to address bycatch and other issues, (4) IATTC cooperation with other regional fishery management organizations, and (5) administrative VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:42 Nov 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 matters pertaining to the General Advisory Committee. Special Accommodations The meeting is via teleconference. Requests for special accommodations, issues, and needs should be directed to Allison Routt at (562) 980–4019 or (562) 980–4030 by January 2, 2007. Dated: November 20 2006. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–20169 Filed 11–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 060419105–6105–01] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Department of Commerce, NOAA. ACTION: Notice of a new Privacy Act System of Records: COMMERCE/NOAA System–18; permits and registrations for fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Washington, Oregon, and California and permits and registrations for vessels fishing outside of the EEZ (High Seas). AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the Department of Commerce (Department’s) proposal for a new system of records under the Privacy Act. NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Region is creating a new system of records for permits and non-permit registrations is for use with a variety of fisheries management programs. NOAA Fisheries requires the use of permits or registrations by participants in certain fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Washington, Oregon, and California and on the high seas outside of the EEZ. Applications for various permits and registrations are collected from individuals under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Act and the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act. This new record system is necessary to identify participants in the fishery and to evaluate whether the applicants/ participants meet the established requirements for such fishing privileges. DATES: To be considered, written comments must be submitted on or before December 28, 2006. Unless comments are received, the new system of records will become effective as proposed on the date of publication of a subsequent notice in the Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments may be mailed to Frank Lockhart, Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg. #1, Seattle, WA 98115; Attn: Maryanne Nickerson. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Ford, 206–526–6115. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Region is creating a new system of records for permit and non-permit registrations for use with a variety of fisheries management programs. NOAA Fisheries requires the use of permits or registration by some participants in fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Washington, Oregon, and California and in the High Seas outside of the EEZ. Information collections would be requested from individuals under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Act and the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act. The collection of information is necessary to identify participants in these fisheries and to evaluate whether the applicants or current permit owners/holders are eligible for certain fishing privileges and benefits. NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Region would collect information from individuals in order to issue, renew, or transfer fishing permits or to make nonpermit registrations. Where the SSN is requested, bracketed information indicates whether the response to the request is voluntary [SSN voluntary] or mandatory [SSN mandatory]. The authority for the mandatory collection of SSN is the Debt Collection Act Improvement Act, 31 U.S.C. 7701. Specifically, the Northwest Region issues permits or registrations for the following programs: ADDRESSES: Pacific Coast Groundfish Limited Entry Permits [SSN mandatory], Exempted Fisheries Permit (NOAA approved research and data collection activities) [SSN mandatory], High Seas Fishing Compliance Act Permits (for those individuals electing to obtain a high seas permit through the NMFS, Northwest Region) [SSN mandatory], Registration of Sablefish Vessels with an Exemption from At-Sea Processing [SSN mandatory]. COMMERCE/NOAA–18 SYSTEM NAME: Permits and Registrations for Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Washington, Oregon and California and Permits and Registrations for Vessels Fishing outside of the EEZ (High Seas). E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 28, 2006 / Notices SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: PURPOSES(S): None. SYSTEM LOCATION: NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg. #1, Seattle, WA 98115. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Owners of a permit or holders of a permit as recognized by NMFS. Individuals, who apply for any permit, permit exemption or regulation exemption, registration, dedicated access privilege or fishing quota share either initially, annually, or by transfer. Owners and/or operators of a catcher vessel, catcher/processors, or motherships. Applicants seeking permission to fish in a manner that would otherwise be prohibited in order to conduct experimental fishing. Owners of processing facilities and/or fish dealers. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Among the records that may be contained in this system of records are the following: Current and prospective (applicant) permit owner, holder, vessel owner and operator name, individuals seeking and/or receiving a permit or fishing exemption; address; telephone number; fax number; e-mail address; social security number (SSN) or tax identification number; NMFS internal identification number; vessel name; vessel gear; hold capacity; United States Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation number or state vessel registration number/document; vessel length; permit number; amount of landed fish or processed fish product; divorce decrees; death certificates; probated wills; trust documents; sales and lease agreements; marriage certificates; probated wills; date of birth; medical records. For those individuals that own a sablefish endorsed permit, or applicants or recipients of exemptions, such lists will detail the individuals name, address, and SSN. Collection of SSN is mandatory for applicants for, and recipients of, a Federal permit or exemption thereof. ycherry on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. (Magnuson-Stevens Act); 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; High Seas Fishing Compliance Act of 1995, 16 U.S.C 5501 et seq.; 50 CFR Part 300; Debt Collection Improvement Act, 31 U.S.C. 7701. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:42 Nov 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 This information will allow the NOAA Fisheries to identify permit owners and holders, and vessel owners and operators, and evaluate requests by applicants and current participants (permit owners and holders) in approving/disapproving the issuance of a permit, a vessel registration, and a transfer of an existing permit or renewal of a current permit. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSE OF SUCH USES: These records or information contained therein may specifically be disclosed as a routine use as stated below. The Department will, when so authorized, make the determination as to the relevancy of a record prior to its decision to disclose a document. 1. In the event that a system of records maintained by the Department to carry out its functions indicates a violation or potential violation of law or contract, whether civil, criminal or regulatory in nature and whether arising by general statute or particular program statute or contract, or rule, regulation or order issued pursuant thereto, or the necessity to protect an interest of the Department, the relevant records in the system of records may be referred to the appropriate agency, whether Federal, State, local or foreign, charged with the responsibility of investigation or prosecuting such violation or charged with enforcing or implementing the statute or contract, or rule, regulation or order issued pursuant thereto, or protecting the interest of the Department. 2. A record from this system of records may be disclosed in the course of presenting evidence to a court, magistrate or administrative tribunal, including disclosures to opposing counsel in the course of settlement negotiations. 3. A record in this system of records may be disclosed to a Member of Congress submitting a request involving an individual when the individual has requested assistance from the Member with respect to the subject matter of the record. 4. A record in this system of records may be disclosed to the Department of Justice in connection with determining whether the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) requires disclosure thereof. 5. A record in this system of records may be disclosed to a contractor of the Department having need for the information in the performance of the contract, but not operating a system of PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68807 records within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 552a(m). 6. A record in this system of records may be disclosed to approved persons of the states of Washington, Oregon, California or the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission for the purpose of co-managing a fishery or for making determinations about eligibility for permits when State data are all or part of the basis for the permits. 7. A record in this system of records may be disclosed to Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) staff and contractors tasked with development of analyses to support Council decisions about Fishery Management Programs. 8. A record in this system of records may be disclosed to the NOAA Fisheries Observer Program for purposes of identifying current permit owners and vessels and making a random assignment of observers to vessels in a given fishing season. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: STORAGE: Computerized database; paper records are stored in file folders in locked metal cabinet. RETRIEVABILITY: Paper records are maintained in file folders and organized by permit number for the groundfish limited entry permits and exempted fishing permits. High Seas Fishing Compliance Act permit file folders are organized by vessel number. Electronic records are retrieved by permit number, name of permit owner or permit holder, vessel owner name, vessel name or vessel identification number or any combination thereof. SAFEGUARDS: The system of records is stored in a building with doors that are locked during and after business hours. Visitors to the facility must register with security guards and must be accompanied by Federal personnel at all times. Records are stored in a locked file cabinet. Electronic records containing Privacy Act information are protected by a user identification/password. The user identification/password is issued individuals as authorized by authorized personnel. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: All records are retained and disposed of in accordance with National Archive and Records Administration regulations (36 CFR Chapter XII, Subchapter B— Records Management); Departmental directives and comprehensive records schedules. E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 68808 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 28, 2006 / Notices SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: A notification may be submitted to the system manager at the address given above. Requestor must make the request in writing and provide his/her name, address, and date of the request and record sought. All such requests must comply with the inquiry provisions of the Department’s Privacy Act rules which appear at 15 CFR Part 4, Appendix A. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: Requests for access to records maintained in this system of records should be addressed to the same address given in the Notification section above. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: The Department’s rules for access, for contesting contents, and appealing initial determinations by the individual concerned are provided for in 15 CFR Part 4, Appendix A. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Information in this system will be collected from individuals applying for a permit or registration or from an existing permit owner, permit holder or vessel owner. EXEMPTION CLAIMS FOR SYSTEM: None. Dated: November 20, 2006. Brenda Dolan, Department of Commerce, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Officer. [FR Doc. E6–20121 Filed 11–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting ycherry on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum management matters. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 13, 2006, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:42 Nov 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 6059, 1401 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. Public comments may be mailed to Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, 1401 Constitution Ave. N.W., Room 4725, Washington, D.C. 20230 or emailed to spectrumadvisory@ntia.doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meredith Baker, Designated Federal Official, at (202) 482–1840 or mbaker@ntia.doc.gov; Joe Gattuso at (202) 482–0977 or jgattuso@ntia.doc.gov; and/or visit NTIA’s web site at www.ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Commerce established the Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee) to implement a recommendation of the President’s Initiative on Spectrum Management pursuant to the President’s November 29, 2004 Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on the subject of ‘‘Spectrum Management for the 21st Century.’’1 This Committee is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2 and is consistent with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Act, 47 U.S.C. § 904(b). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on needed reforms to domestic spectrum policies and management to enable the introduction of new spectrumdependent technologies and services, including policy reforms for expediting the American public’s access to broadband services, public safety, digital television, and long-range spectrum planning. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body in compliance with the FACA. Matters to Be Considered: This will be the first meeting of the Committee. The primary purpose of this initial meeting is to organize the Committee and establish future agendas and work schedule. As such, the meeting agenda includes the following: (1) Discussion of Committee organization and future agendas and (2) Briefings on matters related to the President’s Spectrum Policy Initiative. Time and Date: The meeting will be held on December 13, 2006 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to ADDRESSES: NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg. #1, Seattle, WA 98115. 1President’s Memorandum on Improving Spectrum Management for the 21st Century, 49 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 2875 (Nov. 29, 2004)(Executive Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 change. Please refer to NTIA’s web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. Place: U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 6059, 1401 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. The meeting will be open to the public and press on a firstcome, first-served basis. Space is limited. When arriving for the meeting, attendees must present photo or passport identification or a U.S. Government building pass, if applicable, and should arrive at least one-half hour prior to the start time of the meeting. The meeting will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring special services, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids are asked to contact Joe Gattuso at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting. Status: Interested parties are invited to attend and to submit written comments. Written comments should be sent to the above listed address and received by close of business on December 11, 2006 to provide sufficient time for review. Comments received after December 11, 2006 will be distributed to the Committee, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting. It would be helpful if paper submissions also include a three and one-half inch computer diskette in HTML, ASCII, PDF, Word or WordPerfect format (please specify version). Diskettes should be labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the filer, and the name of the word processing program used to create the document. Alternatively, comments may be submitted electronically to spectrumadvisory@ntia.doc.gov. Comments provided via electronic mail may also be submitted in one or more of the formats specified above. Records: NTIA is keeping records of all Committee proceedings, which will be available for public inspection at NTIA’s office at the address above. Documents including the Committee’s charter, membership, agendas, minutes, and any reports are or will be available on NTIA’s web site. Dated: November 22, 2006. Milton Brown, Acting Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. E6–20103 Filed 11–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–S E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[Docket No. 060419105-6105-01]


Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

AGENCY: Department of Commerce, NOAA.

ACTION: Notice of a new Privacy Act System of Records: COMMERCE/NOAA 
System-18; permits and registrations for fisheries in the Exclusive 
Economic Zone (EEZ) off Washington, Oregon, and California and permits 
and registrations for vessels fishing outside of the EEZ (High Seas).

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the Department of Commerce 
(Department's) proposal for a new system of records under the Privacy 
Act. NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Region is creating a new system of 
records for permits and non-permit registrations is for use with a 
variety of fisheries management programs. NOAA Fisheries requires the 
use of permits or registrations by participants in certain fisheries of 
the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Washington, Oregon, and 
California and on the high seas outside of the EEZ. Applications for 
various permits and registrations are collected from individuals under 
the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Act and the High Seas Fishing 
Compliance Act. This new record system is necessary to identify 
participants in the fishery and to evaluate whether the applicants/
participants meet the established requirements for such fishing 
privileges.

DATES: To be considered, written comments must be submitted on or 
before December 28, 2006. Unless comments are received, the new system 
of records will become effective as proposed on the date of publication 
of a subsequent notice in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Frank Lockhart, Assistant Regional 
Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, NOAA Fisheries, Northwest 
Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg. 
1, Seattle, WA 98115; Attn: Maryanne Nickerson.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Ford, 206-526-6115.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Region is creating 
a new system of records for permit and non-permit registrations for use 
with a variety of fisheries management programs. NOAA Fisheries 
requires the use of permits or registration by some participants in 
fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Washington, Oregon, 
and California and in the High Seas outside of the EEZ. Information 
collections would be requested from individuals under the authority of 
the Magnuson-Stevens Act and the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act. The 
collection of information is necessary to identify participants in 
these fisheries and to evaluate whether the applicants or current 
permit owners/holders are eligible for certain fishing privileges and 
benefits. NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Region would collect information 
from individuals in order to issue, renew, or transfer fishing permits 
or to make non-permit registrations. Where the SSN is requested, 
bracketed information indicates whether the response to the request is 
voluntary [SSN voluntary] or mandatory [SSN mandatory]. The authority 
for the mandatory collection of SSN is the Debt Collection Act 
Improvement Act, 31 U.S.C. 7701. Specifically, the Northwest Region 
issues permits or registrations for the following programs:

Pacific Coast Groundfish Limited Entry Permits [SSN mandatory],
Exempted Fisheries Permit (NOAA approved research and data collection 
activities) [SSN mandatory],
High Seas Fishing Compliance Act Permits (for those individuals 
electing to obtain a high seas permit through the NMFS, Northwest 
Region) [SSN mandatory],
Registration of Sablefish Vessels with an Exemption from At-Sea 
Processing [SSN mandatory].
COMMERCE/NOAA-18

System Name:
    Permits and Registrations for Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic 
Zone (EEZ) off Washington, Oregon and California and Permits and 
Registrations for Vessels Fishing outside of the EEZ (High Seas).

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Security Classification:
    None.

System Location:
    NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division, 
7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115.

Categories of Individuals Covered by the System:
    Owners of a permit or holders of a permit as recognized by NMFS. 
Individuals, who apply for any permit, permit exemption or regulation 
exemption, registration, dedicated access privilege or fishing quota 
share either initially, annually, or by transfer. Owners and/or 
operators of a catcher vessel, catcher/processors, or motherships. 
Applicants seeking permission to fish in a manner that would otherwise 
be prohibited in order to conduct experimental fishing. Owners of 
processing facilities and/or fish dealers.

Categories of Records in the System:
    Among the records that may be contained in this system of records 
are the following: Current and prospective (applicant) permit owner, 
holder, vessel owner and operator name, individuals seeking and/or 
receiving a permit or fishing exemption; address; telephone number; fax 
number; e-mail address; social security number (SSN) or tax 
identification number; NMFS internal identification number; vessel 
name; vessel gear; hold capacity; United States Coast Guard Certificate 
of Documentation number or state vessel registration number/document; 
vessel length; permit number; amount of landed fish or processed fish 
product; divorce decrees; death certificates; probated wills; trust 
documents; sales and lease agreements; marriage certificates; probated 
wills; date of birth; medical records. For those individuals that own a 
sablefish endorsed permit, or applicants or recipients of exemptions, 
such lists will detail the individuals name, address, and SSN. 
Collection of SSN is mandatory for applicants for, and recipients of, a 
Federal permit or exemption thereof.

Authority for Maintenance of the System:
    Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 
1801 et seq. (Magnuson-Stevens Act); 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; High 
Seas Fishing Compliance Act of 1995, 16 U.S.C 5501 et seq.; 50 CFR Part 
300; Debt Collection Improvement Act, 31 U.S.C. 7701.

Purposes(s):
    This information will allow the NOAA Fisheries to identify permit 
owners and holders, and vessel owners and operators, and evaluate 
requests by applicants and current participants (permit owners and 
holders) in approving/disapproving the issuance of a permit, a vessel 
registration, and a transfer of an existing permit or renewal of a 
current permit.

Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories 
of Users and the Purpose of Such Uses:
    These records or information contained therein may specifically be 
disclosed as a routine use as stated below. The Department will, when 
so authorized, make the determination as to the relevancy of a record 
prior to its decision to disclose a document.
    1. In the event that a system of records maintained by the 
Department to carry out its functions indicates a violation or 
potential violation of law or contract, whether civil, criminal or 
regulatory in nature and whether arising by general statute or 
particular program statute or contract, or rule, regulation or order 
issued pursuant thereto, or the necessity to protect an interest of the 
Department, the relevant records in the system of records may be 
referred to the appropriate agency, whether Federal, State, local or 
foreign, charged with the responsibility of investigation or 
prosecuting such violation or charged with enforcing or implementing 
the statute or contract, or rule, regulation or order issued pursuant 
thereto, or protecting the interest of the Department.
    2. A record from this system of records may be disclosed in the 
course of presenting evidence to a court, magistrate or administrative 
tribunal, including disclosures to opposing counsel in the course of 
settlement negotiations.
    3. A record in this system of records may be disclosed to a Member 
of Congress submitting a request involving an individual when the 
individual has requested assistance from the Member with respect to the 
subject matter of the record.
    4. A record in this system of records may be disclosed to the 
Department of Justice in connection with determining whether the 
Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) requires disclosure thereof.
    5. A record in this system of records may be disclosed to a 
contractor of the Department having need for the information in the 
performance of the contract, but not operating a system of records 
within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 552a(m).
    6. A record in this system of records may be disclosed to approved 
persons of the states of Washington, Oregon, California or the Pacific 
States Marine Fisheries Commission for the purpose of co-managing a 
fishery or for making determinations about eligibility for permits when 
State data are all or part of the basis for the permits.
    7. A record in this system of records may be disclosed to Pacific 
Fishery Management Council (Council) staff and contractors tasked with 
development of analyses to support Council decisions about Fishery 
Management Programs.
    8. A record in this system of records may be disclosed to the NOAA 
Fisheries Observer Program for purposes of identifying current permit 
owners and vessels and making a random assignment of observers to 
vessels in a given fishing season.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining 
and Disposing of Records in the System:
Storage:
    Computerized database; paper records are stored in file folders in 
locked metal cabinet.

Retrievability:
    Paper records are maintained in file folders and organized by 
permit number for the groundfish limited entry permits and exempted 
fishing permits. High Seas Fishing Compliance Act permit file folders 
are organized by vessel number. Electronic records are retrieved by 
permit number, name of permit owner or permit holder, vessel owner 
name, vessel name or vessel identification number or any combination 
thereof.

Safeguards:
    The system of records is stored in a building with doors that are 
locked during and after business hours. Visitors to the facility must 
register with security guards and must be accompanied by Federal 
personnel at all times. Records are stored in a locked file cabinet. 
Electronic records containing Privacy Act information are protected by 
a user identification/password. The user identification/password is 
issued individuals as authorized by authorized personnel.

Retention and Disposal:
    All records are retained and disposed of in accordance with 
National Archive and Records Administration regulations (36 CFR Chapter 
XII, Subchapter B--Records Management); Departmental directives and 
comprehensive records schedules.

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System Manager(s) and Address:
    NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division, 
7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115.

Notification Procedure:
    A notification may be submitted to the system manager at the 
address given above. Requestor must make the request in writing and 
provide his/her name, address, and date of the request and record 
sought. All such requests must comply with the inquiry provisions of 
the Department's Privacy Act rules which appear at 15 CFR Part 4, 
Appendix A.

Record Access Procedures:
    Requests for access to records maintained in this system of records 
should be addressed to the same address given in the Notification 
section above.

Contesting Record Procedures:
    The Department's rules for access, for contesting contents, and 
appealing initial determinations by the individual concerned are 
provided for in 15 CFR Part 4, Appendix A.

Record Source Categories:
    Information in this system will be collected from individuals 
applying for a permit or registration or from an existing permit owner, 
permit holder or vessel owner.

Exemption Claims for System:
    None.

    Dated: November 20, 2006.
Brenda Dolan,
Department of Commerce, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Officer.
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