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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 21, 2007 / Notices (5) Notify applicants and beneficiaries that their records are subject to matching; and (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: July 30, 2007. Notice of Computer Matching Program, Social Security Administration (SSA) With the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) A. Participating Agencies SSA and OPM. B. Purpose of the Matching Program The purpose of this matching program is to establish the conditions, terms and safeguards under which OPM agrees to disclose civil service benefit and payment data to SSA. This disclosure will provide SSA with information necessary to verify an individual’s selfcertification of eligibility for prescription drug subsidy assistance under section 1860D–14 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–114), as added by section 101 of Public Law 108–173, the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). The disclosure will also enable SSA to implement a Medicare outreach program mandated by section 1144 of title XI of the Social Security Act. Information disclosed by OPM will enable SSA to identify individuals to determine their eligibility for Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) and subsidized Medicare prescription drug coverage and enable SSA, in turn, to identify these individuals to the States. C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES D. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered by the Matching Program Monthly, OPM will provide SSA with electronic files containing civil service benefit and payment data from the OPM system of records published as OPM/ Central–1 (Civil Service and Insurance Records), on October 8, 1999 (64 FR 15:08 Aug 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program The matching program will become effective upon signing of the agreement by all parties to the agreement and approval of the agreement by the Data Integrity Boards of the respective agencies, but no sooner than 40 days after notice of the matching program is sent to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget, 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. E7–16469 Filed 8–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA–2007–0062] Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/ Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement (HHS/ACF/OCSE)—Match Number 1306 AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). Notice of the renewal of an existing computer matching program which is scheduled to expire on October 1, 2007. ACTION: The legal authority for SSA to conduct this matching activity is contained in section 1860D–14 (42 U.S.C. 1395w–114) and section 1144 (42 U.S.C. 1320b–14) of the Act. VerDate Aug<31>2005 54930), as amended on May 3, 2000 (65 FR 25775). SSA will then match the OPM data with the SSA SOR (60–0321), the MDB. SSA has published notice of its new system of records, which establishes as a routine use the disclosure of information in the MDB to OPM only for the purpose of supporting SSA in the administration of the prescription drug subsidy program under the MMA of 2003 (No. 60–0321, published at 69 Federal Register 77816, December 28, 2004; and 71 Federal Register 42159– 42164, July 25, 2006). SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces the renewal of an existing computer matching program that SSA is currently conducting with HHS/ACF/OCSE. 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 Oversight and Government Reform of the House of PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46701 Representatives; and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The renewal of the matching program will be effective as indicated below. Interested parties may comment on this notice by either telefaxing to (410) 965–8582 or writing to the Associate Commissioner for 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: ADDRESSES: A. General The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100– 503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by describing the conditions under which computer matching involving the Federal government 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 (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 E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 46702 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 21, 2007 / Notices programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended. records, No. 60–0321, MDB (Medicare Database). Dated: August 6, 2007. Manuel J. Vaz, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Disability and Income Security Programs. E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program The matching program will become effective upon signing of the agreement by all parties to the agreement and approval of the agreement by the Data Integrity Boards of the respective agencies, but no sooner than 40 days after notice of the matching program is sent to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget, 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. Notice of Computer Matching Program, Social Security Administration (SSA) With the Health and Human Services (HHS)/Administration for Children and Families (ACF)/Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) A. Participating Agencies SSA and OCSE. B. Purpose of the Matching Program The purpose of this matching program is to establish the conditions, terms and safeguards under which OCSE agrees to disclose quarterly wage and unemployment insurance data from their National Directory of New Hires database to SSA. This disclosure will provide SSA with information necessary to verify an individual’s selfcertification of eligibility for prescription drug subsidy assistance under section 1860D–14 of the Social Security Act (Act) 42 U.S.C. 1395w– 114). C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program The legal authority for SSA to conduct this matching activity is contained in section 1860D–14 (42 U.S.C. 1395w–114) of the Act. D. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered by the Matching Program rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES 1. Specified Data Elements Used in the Match a. On the basis of certain identifying information as provided by SSA to OCSE, OCSE and SSA will conduct a computerized comparison of the quarterly wage payment and unemployment insurance benefit information in the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) maintained by OCSE in its Location and Collection (LCS) system of records. b. SSA will match this data against the Medicare database (MDB). 2. Systems of Records The OCSE will provide SSA with electronic files containing quarterly wage and unemployment insurance data from its system of records, the Location and Collection System (ACF/OCSE, 09– 90–0074). Pursuant to U.S.C. 552a(b)(3), OCSE has established routine use to disclose the subject information. SSA will match the OCSE information with electronic files from its system of VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:08 Aug 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 [FR Doc. E7–16472 Filed 8–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P the ‘‘C’’ Street entrance. One of the following valid IDs will be required for admittance: any U.S. driver’s license with photo, a passport, or a U.S. government agency ID. Because an escort is required at all times, attendees should expect to remain in the meeting for the entire morning or afternoon session. Dated: August 14, 2007. Karin L. Kizer, Attorney Adviser, Office of Claims and Investment Disputes, Office of the Legal Adviser, Executive Director Advisory, Committee on International Law, Department of State. [FR Doc. E7–16460 Filed 8–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5883] Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5834] Notice of Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Law A meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Law will take place on Friday, September 14, 2007, from 10 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m., in Room 1105 of the United States Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC. The meeting will be chaired by the Legal Adviser of the Department of State, John B. Bellinger, III, and will be open to the public up to the capacity of the meeting room. Participants at the meeting will discuss a range of issues relating to current international legal topics, including recent developments in litigation under the Alien Tort Statute; the establishment by the United Nations of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon; recent developments in U.S. non-proliferation efforts; and the use of preventive detention to deter terrorism. Entry to the building is controlled and will be facilitated by advance arrangements. Members of the public who wish to attend the session should, by Wednesday, September 12, 2007, notify the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Claims and Investment Disputes (telephone: 202–776–8351) of their name, date of birth; citizenship (country); ID number, i.e., U.S. government ID (agency), U.S. military ID (branch), passport (country) or driver’s license (state); professional affiliation, address and telephone number in order to arrange admittance. This includes admittance for government employees as well as others. All attendees must use PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy will hold a public meeting on September 12, 2007, in Room 150 at the National Academy of Sciences Building at 2100 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20418. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The Commissioners plan to discuss the human resources dimension of the State Department’s public diplomacy programs and operations; and legislative branch-based public diplomacy programming. The Advisory Commission was originally established under Section 604 of the United States Information and Exchange Act of 1948, as amended (22 U.S.C. 1469) and Section 8 of Reorganization Plan Numbered 2 of 1977. It was reauthorized pursuant to Public Law 110–21 (2007). The Commission is a bipartisan panel created by Congress in 1948 to assess public diplomacy policies and programs of the U.S. government and publicly funded nongovernmental organizations. The Commission reports its findings and recommendations to the President, the Congress and the Secretary of State and the American people. Current Commission members include Barbara M. Barrett of Arizona, who is the Chairman; Harold Pachios of Maine; Ambassador Penne Percy Korth of Washington, DC; Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley of Washington, DC; Jay T. Snyder of New York; and Maria Sophia Aguirre of Washington, DC. Seating at this meeting is limited. To attend and for more information, please contact Carl Chan at (202) 203–7883. Email: chanck@state.gov. E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA-2007-0062]


Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children 
and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement (HHS/ACF/OCSE)--Match 
Number 1306

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice of the renewal of an existing computer matching program 
which is scheduled to expire on October 1, 2007.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as 
amended, this notice announces the renewal of an existing computer 
matching program that SSA is currently conducting with HHS/ACF/OCSE.

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 Oversight and Government Reform of the House of 
Representatives; and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The renewal of the matching 
program will be effective as indicated below.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either 
telefaxing to (410) 965-8582 or writing to the Associate Commissioner 
for 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 (Pub. L. 
100-503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by describing the 
conditions under which computer matching involving the Federal 
government 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
    (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

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programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended.

    Dated: August 6, 2007.
Manuel J. Vaz,
Acting Deputy Commissioner for Disability and Income Security Programs.

Notice of Computer Matching Program, Social Security Administration 
(SSA) With the Health and Human Services (HHS)/Administration for 
Children and Families (ACF)/Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)

A. Participating Agencies

    SSA and OCSE.

B. Purpose of the Matching Program

    The purpose of this matching program is to establish the 
conditions, terms and safeguards under which OCSE agrees to disclose 
quarterly wage and unemployment insurance data from their National 
Directory of New Hires database to SSA. This disclosure will provide 
SSA with information necessary to verify an individual's self-
certification of eligibility for prescription drug subsidy assistance 
under section 1860D-14 of the Social Security Act (Act) 42 U.S.C. 
1395w-114).

C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program

    The legal authority for SSA to conduct this matching activity is 
contained in section 1860D-14 (42 U.S.C. 1395w-114) of the Act.

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

 1. Specified Data Elements Used in the Match
    a. On the basis of certain identifying information as provided by 
SSA to OCSE, OCSE and SSA will conduct a computerized comparison of the 
quarterly wage payment and unemployment insurance benefit information 
in the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) maintained by OCSE in its 
Location and Collection (LCS) system of records.
    b. SSA will match this data against the Medicare database (MDB).
 2. Systems of Records
    The OCSE will provide SSA with electronic files containing 
quarterly wage and unemployment insurance data from its system of 
records, the Location and Collection System (ACF/OCSE, 09-90-0074). 
Pursuant to U.S.C. 552a(b)(3), OCSE has established routine use to 
disclose the subject information.
    SSA will match the OCSE information with electronic files from its 
system of records, No. 60-0321, MDB (Medicare Database).

E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program

    The matching program will become effective upon signing of the 
agreement by all parties to the agreement and approval of the agreement 
by the Data Integrity Boards of the respective agencies, but no sooner 
than 40 days after notice of the matching program is sent to Congress 
and the Office of Management and Budget, 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.

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