Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program SSA/Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Match 1010, 31871-31872 [E7-11099]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 110 / Friday, June 8, 2007 / Notices operative prior to 30 days after the date of filing.14 However, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6)(iii) 15 permits the Commission to designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange has satisfied the five-day prefiling requirement.16 In addition, the Exchange has requested that the Commission waive the 30-day preoperative delay and designate the proposed rule change to become operative upon filing. The Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest because it would allow the Exchange to immediately implement this proposal and thus the Exchange would not need to rely on factors that no longer provide significant objective measures of specialists’ performance in the Hybrid Market. 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Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for inspection and copying in the Commission’s Public Reference Room. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of NYSE. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSE–2007–47 and should be submitted on or before June 29, 2007. Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as 19 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31871 amended, this notice announces a computer matching program that SSA conducts with DHS. SSA will file a report of the subject matching program with the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, the Committee on Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The matching program will be effective as indicated below. DATES: Interested parties may comment on this notice either by telefaxing to (410) 965–8582 or by writing to the Associate Commissioner, Office of Income Security Programs, 252 Altmeyer Building,6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401. All comments received will be available for public inspection at this address. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Associate Commissioner for Income Security Programs as shown above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. General The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Public Law (Pub. L.) 100–503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by describing the manner in which computer matching involving Federal agencies could be performed and adding certain protections for individuals applying for and receiving Federal benefits. Section 7201 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101– 508) further amended the Privacy Act regarding protections for such individuals. The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates the use of computer matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched with other Federal, State, or local government records. It requires Federal agencies involved in computer matching programs to: (1) Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies participating in the matching programs; (2) Obtain the approval of the matching agreement by the Data Integrity Boards (DIB) of the participating Federal agencies; (3) Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal Register; (4) Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress and OMB; (5) Notify applicants and beneficiaries that their records are subject to matching; and E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 31872 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 110 / Friday, June 8, 2007 / Notices (6) Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating or denying an individual’s benefits or payments. B. SSA Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act We have taken action to ensure that all of SSA’s computer matching programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended. Dated: May 21, 2007. Manuel J. Vaz, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Disability and Income Security Programs. Notice of a Renewed Computer Matching Program, Social Security Administration (SSA) With the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). A. Participating Agencies SSA and DHS. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES B. Purpose of the Matching Program The purpose of this matching program is to establish conditions under which DHS agrees to the disclosure of information regarding certain aliens who may, as a result of their current or planned absences from the United States, be subject to nonpayment of benefits in programs administered by SSA. The disclosure will provide SSA with information useful in determining claim and benefit status under both title II and title XVI of the Social Security Act, governing Social Security Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance Benefits, and Supplemental Security Income, in that certain persons who are outside the United States, or similarly lack appropriate statutorily specified residency and citizenship/ alienage status, may not be paid benefits under specific statutory provisions of those titles. Public Law (Pub. L.) No. 108–203 (The Social Security Protection Act of 2004), section 412, expands section 202(n) of the Social Security Act to prohibit payment of retirement or disability benefits to number holders removed from the United States under section 237(a) or under section 212(a)(6)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (INA), as amended. C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program Legal authority for the relevant disclosures of this matching operation is contained in sections 202(n) of the Social Security Act, as amended by section 412 of Pub. L. 108–203, 1611(f), and 1614(a)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 402(n) 1382(f) and 1382c(a)(1) (the Act) and 8 U.S.C. 1611 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:14 Jun 07, 2007 Jkt 211001 and 1612). Section 1631(e) (1) (B) of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 1383(e) (1) (B) requires SSA to verify declarations of applicants for, and recipients of, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments before making a determination of eligibility or payment amount. Section 1631(f) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1383(f)) requires Federal agencies to provide SSA with information necessary to verify SSI eligibility or benefit amounts or to verify other information related to these determinations. In addition, section 202(n)(2) of the Act specifies that the ‘‘Attorney General or the Secretary of the [Department of Homeland Security]’’ notify the Commissioner of Social Security when certain individuals are removed under specified provisions of section 237(a) or under section 212(a)(6)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). D. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered by the Matching Agreement DHS will disclose to SSA two data files as described below: 1. Aliens Who Leave the United States Voluntarily DHS will provide SSA with an electronic file from its Computer Linked Application Information Management System (CLAIMS) (Justice/INS 013 system of records, most recently published at 62 FR 59734, dated 11/04/ 97, which is electronically formatted for transmission to SSA). CLAIMS contains information on resident aliens who are SSI recipients and who have left or plan to leave the United States for any period of 30 consecutive days. SSA will then match the DHS CLAIMS data with Social Security number (SSN) applicant and holder information, maintained in SSA’s Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and SSN Applications, SSA/OEEAS 60–0058 (most recently published at 65 FR 66279, dated 11/03/2000); and SSA’s Supplemental Security Income Record (SSR) and Special Veterans Benefits (SVB) (most recently published at 66 FR 11079 SSA/OEEAS 60–0103, dated 02/ 21/2001). 2. Aliens Who Are Removed From the United States DHS will also provide SSA with an electronic file containing information on removed number holders from its Deportable Alien Control System (DACS) (Justice/INS–012, full text published at 65 FR 46738, dated 07/31/ 2000, modified at 66 FR 66712, dated 01/22/2001). Electronically formatted for transmission to SSA, DACS is scheduled to be replaced by the Enforce PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Removal Module (EREM). After such transition, EREM will be the system of records used in the match. SSA will then match the DHS EREM data with applicant and holder information maintained in SSA’s Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) Holders and SSN Applications SSA/OEES 60– 0058, published at 65 FR 66279 (11/03/ 00), the Master Beneficiary Record SSA/ OEEAS 60–0090, most recently published at 66 FR 11080, dated 02/21/ 2001); and the Supplemental Security Record. E. Inclusive Dates of the Match The matching program will become effective no sooner than 40 days after notice of the matching program is sent to Congress and OMB, or 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register, whichever date is later. The matching program will continue for 18 months from the effective date and may be extended for an additional 12 months thereafter, if certain conditions are met. [FR Doc. E7–11099 Filed 6–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5807] Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion (ACDP) Meeting Notice; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting A meeting of the Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion will be held on Monday, June 18, 2007 in Room 1107, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public from 1:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m. up to the capacity of the meeting room. The Committee members will discuss various issues relating to strategies to promote democratic governance. Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app 2 10(d) and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), it has been determined that the meeting will be closed to the public from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. because the Committee will be discussing sensitive information about the personal situation of human rights dissidents, disclosure of which would likely jeopardize the safety and welfare of these individuals and constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of their personal privacy. Entry to the main State Department building is controlled and will require advance arrangements. Members of the public wishing to attend this meeting should, by Thursday, June 14, 2007, notify Karen Chen in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor— E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 110 (Friday, June 8, 2007)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E7-11099]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[DOCKET No: SSA-2007-0047]


Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program SSA/
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Match 1010

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice of a renewed computer matching program, which is 
expected to begin August 1, 2007.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as 
amended, this notice announces a computer matching program that SSA 
conducts with DHS.

DATES: SSA will file a report of the subject matching program with the 
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, 
the Committee on Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB). The matching program will be effective as indicated 
below.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice either by 
telefaxing to (410) 965-8582 or by writing to the Associate 
Commissioner, Office of Income Security Programs, 252 Altmeyer 
Building,6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235-6401. All 
comments received will be available for public inspection at this 
address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Associate Commissioner for Income 
Security Programs as shown above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. General

    The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Public 
Law (Pub. L.) 100-503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by 
describing the manner in which computer matching involving Federal 
agencies could be performed and adding certain protections for 
individuals applying for and receiving Federal benefits. Section 7201 
of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-508) 
further amended the Privacy Act regarding protections for such 
individuals. The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates the use of computer 
matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are 
matched with other Federal, State, or local government records. It 
requires Federal agencies involved in computer matching programs to:
    (1) Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies 
participating in the matching programs;
    (2) Obtain the approval of the matching agreement by the Data 
Integrity Boards (DIB) of the participating Federal agencies;
    (3) Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal 
Register;
    (4) Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress 
and OMB;
    (5) Notify applicants and beneficiaries that their records are 
subject to matching; and

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    (6) Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating 
or denying an individual's benefits or payments.

B. SSA Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act

    We have taken action to ensure that all of SSA's computer matching 
programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended.

    Dated: May 21, 2007.
Manuel J. Vaz,
Acting Deputy Commissioner for Disability and Income Security Programs.

Notice of a Renewed Computer Matching Program, Social Security 
Administration (SSA) With the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

A. Participating Agencies

    SSA and DHS.

B. Purpose of the Matching Program

    The purpose of this matching program is to establish conditions 
under which DHS agrees to the disclosure of information regarding 
certain aliens who may, as a result of their current or planned 
absences from the United States, be subject to nonpayment of benefits 
in programs administered by SSA. The disclosure will provide SSA with 
information useful in determining claim and benefit status under both 
title II and title XVI of the Social Security Act, governing Social 
Security Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance Benefits, and 
Supplemental Security Income, in that certain persons who are outside 
the United States, or similarly lack appropriate statutorily specified 
residency and citizenship/alienage status, may not be paid benefits 
under specific statutory provisions of those titles. Public Law (Pub. 
L.) No. 108-203 (The Social Security Protection Act of 2004), section 
412, expands section 202(n) of the Social Security Act to prohibit 
payment of retirement or disability benefits to number holders removed 
from the United States under section 237(a) or under section 
212(a)(6)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (INA), as 
amended.

C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program

    Legal authority for the relevant disclosures of this matching 
operation is contained in sections 202(n) of the Social Security Act, 
as amended by section 412 of Pub. L. 108-203, 1611(f), and 1614(a)(1) 
of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 402(n) 1382(f) and 1382c(a)(1) 
(the Act) and 8 U.S.C. 1611 and 1612). Section 1631(e) (1) (B) of the 
Act, 42 U.S.C. 1383(e) (1) (B) requires SSA to verify declarations of 
applicants for, and recipients of, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) 
payments before making a determination of eligibility or payment 
amount. Section 1631(f) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1383(f)) requires Federal 
agencies to provide SSA with information necessary to verify SSI 
eligibility or benefit amounts or to verify other information related 
to these determinations. In addition, section 202(n)(2) of the Act 
specifies that the ``Attorney General or the Secretary of the 
[Department of Homeland Security]'' notify the Commissioner of Social 
Security when certain individuals are removed under specified 
provisions of section 237(a) or under section 212(a)(6)(A) of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

D. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered by the Matching 
Agreement

    DHS will disclose to SSA two data files as described below:
1. Aliens Who Leave the United States Voluntarily
    DHS will provide SSA with an electronic file from its Computer 
Linked Application Information Management System (CLAIMS) (Justice/INS 
013 system of records, most recently published at 62 FR 59734, dated 
11/04/97, which is electronically formatted for transmission to SSA). 
CLAIMS contains information on resident aliens who are SSI recipients 
and who have left or plan to leave the United States for any period of 
30 consecutive days. SSA will then match the DHS CLAIMS data with 
Social Security number (SSN) applicant and holder information, 
maintained in SSA's Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) 
Holders and SSN Applications, SSA/OEEAS 60-0058 (most recently 
published at 65 FR 66279, dated 11/03/2000); and SSA's Supplemental 
Security Income Record (SSR) and Special Veterans Benefits (SVB) (most 
recently published at 66 FR 11079 SSA/OEEAS 60-0103, dated 02/21/2001).
2. Aliens Who Are Removed From the United States
    DHS will also provide SSA with an electronic file containing 
information on removed number holders from its Deportable Alien Control 
System (DACS) (Justice/INS-012, full text published at 65 FR 46738, 
dated 07/31/2000, modified at 66 FR 66712, dated 01/22/2001). 
Electronically formatted for transmission to SSA, DACS is scheduled to 
be replaced by the Enforce Removal Module (EREM). After such 
transition, EREM will be the system of records used in the match. SSA 
will then match the DHS EREM data with applicant and holder information 
maintained in SSA's Master Files of Social Security Number (SSN) 
Holders and SSN Applications SSA/OEES 60-0058, published at 65 FR 66279 
(11/03/00), the Master Beneficiary Record SSA/OEEAS 60-0090, most 
recently published at 66 FR 11080, dated 02/21/2001); and the 
Supplemental Security Record.

E. Inclusive Dates of the Match

    The matching program will become effective no sooner than 40 days 
after notice of the matching program is sent to Congress and OMB, or 30 
days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register, 
whichever date is later. The matching program will continue for 18 
months from the effective date and may be extended for an additional 12 
months thereafter, if certain conditions are met.

[FR Doc. E7-11099 Filed 6-7-07; 8:45 am]
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