Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records, 20912-20914 [E8-8241]

Download as PDF 20912 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 75 / Thursday, April 17, 2008 / Notices 2. Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) for the South Atlantic and Comprehensive Ecosystem Amendment (CEA)–The Council is developing a Fishery Ecosystem Plan to act as a source document for various plan amendments. The CEA includes alternatives to amend the Coral FMP to establish deepwater coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPCs) and address information updates and spatial requirements of the Essential Fish Habitat final rule. In addition, the CEA includes alternatives to amend the Golden Crab FMP to establish allowable golden crab fishing areas and require Vessel Monitoring Systems. Areas being considered for designation as HAPCs include: (a) Cape Lookout Lophelia Banks HAPC, (b) Cape Fear Lophelia Banks HAPC, (c) Blake Ridge Diapir, (d) the Stetson Reefs, Savannah and East Florida Lithoherms, and Miami Terrace HAPC, and (e) Portales Terrace HAPC. Alternatives also include proposals developed by the Council’s Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panel and Golden Crab Advisory Panel. Public scoping will be held on the following: Amendment 18 to the Snapper Grouper FMP–management measures necessary to end overfishing for red snapper in the South Atlantic region. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) by 3 days prior to the start of each meeting. Dated: April 14, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–8286 Filed 4–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) SUMMARY: The Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) is responsible for keeping and maintaining a registration database for 406 MHz emergency beacons as directed by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). This database contains personally identifiable information that is required to be protected by the Privacy Act. The purpose for this system of records is to provide search and rescue (SAR) authorities with information about the user of the beacon such as the name, phone number, and emergency contact information. This information allows SAR authorities to shorten response times, and it provides a way to cancel false alerts quickly and safely; thereby, increasing safety for SAR authorities and decreasing costs to the government and the SAR system. DATES: Comment Date: To be considered, written comments on the proposed new system of records must be submitted on or before May 19, 2008. Effective Date: 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 should be sent to: LT. Jeffrey Shoup, SARSAT Operations Support Officer, 4231 Suitland Road, Suitland, MD 20746– 4304. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LT. Jeffrey Shoup, SARSAT Operations Support Officer, 4231 Suitland Road, Suitland, MD 20746–4304. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SARSAT is required by the FCC under 47 CFR parts 80, 87, and 95 to maintain a registration for emergency beacons that operate on the 406 MHz frequency. SARSAT has not found any probable or potential adverse effects of the proposal on the privacy of individuals. To minimize the risk of unauthorized access to the system of records, electronic data will be stored securely with access password protected and limited to those SARSAT program employees whose official duties require access. COMMERCE/NOAA–20 [Docket No. 080404526–8528–01] SYSTEM NAME: Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Department of Commerce. Notice of a new Privacy Act System of Records: COMMERCE/NOAA System-20, Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) 406 MHz Emergency Beacon Registration Database. sroberts on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Apr 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) 406 MHz Emergency Beacon Registration Database. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: None. SYSTEM LOCATION: NOAA/SARSAT, E/SP3, NSOF, 4231 Suitland Road, Suitland, MD 20746. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Owners of 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), 406 MHz Emergency Location Transmitters (ELTs), 406 MHz Personnel Locator Beacons (PLBs), and 406 MHz Ship Security Alerting System (SSAS) Beacons. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Beacon Unique Identifier Number (Beacon ID), beacon category, beacon manufacturer, beacon model; owner name, owner address, owner e-mail address, owner telephone number by home, work, cellular, and fax; and name and telephone number of primary/ alternate 24-hour emergency contact. Additional categories specifically for: EPIRBs and SSAS beacon registrations—vessel information including usage, type, name, color, survival and radio equipment, vessel telephone numbers with call sign, Inmarsat number, cellular and MMSI number, federal/state registration number, length, capacity, and homeport; ELT registrations—aircraft information including registration (tail) number, type, manufacturer, model, color, seating capacity, radio equipment, survival equipment, principal airport; and PLB registrations—general use data including usage, specific usage, and type. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: 47 CFR parts 80, 87, and 95. The system is also authorized by the U.S. Office of Management & Budget (OMB) Control Number: OMB 0648–0295. PURPOSE(S): This information will assist search and rescue forces in carrying out their mission of rescue assistance and false alert abatement. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: These records may be disclosed as follows: 1. A record in this system of records is used when a beacon alert is received at the United States Mission Control Center (USMCC) from a registered beacon. The information kept in the database is automatically forwarded to rescue coordination centers operated by the United States Air Force, United States Coast Guard, State Police/State SAR authority, or another foreign SARSAT Mission Control Center, should it be requested for use in a SAR case in a foreign search and rescue region. The information is used by search and rescue (SAR) controllers as E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 sroberts on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 75 / Thursday, April 17, 2008 / Notices a tool to coordinate and resolve the SAR event. 2. Every two years, NOAA uses the information in the database to alert beacon owners to update and renew their registration in the database. 3. In the event that a system of records maintained by the Department to carry out its function 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 investigating 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. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. 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). 7. 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. 8. A record in this system of records may be disclosed to the appropriate manufacturer, medical authority, or law enforcement authority if the Department finds that it is in the best interest of the individual’s safety. DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES: None. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Apr 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Computerized database stored behind open air firewall, electronic storage media, and paper records. All three mediums are retained in accordance with NOAA Records Disposition Handbook, Chapter 1404–02. RETRIEVABILITY: Records may be retrieved by unique beacon identification number, name of beacon owner, date of submittal, vessel name, aircraft name, or aircraft tail number; however, records can be accessed by any file element or any combination thereof. ACCESS: Due to the sensitive information stored in the registration database, access has been granted only to a limited number of personnel in accordance with this system of records routine uses provision. This access comes in four different categories; beacon owners, system administrators, SAR users, and vessel/aircraft inspectors. • The beacon owner is granted access to his/her own registration information through the use of a user ID and an online password. Information can be accessed and updated by the beacon owner at any time. • The system administrator consists of personnel at the USMCC who maintains and operates the registration database. Access to records is through the use of a user ID and an online password. • The SAR user is limited to rescue coordination personnel responsible for SAR operations within internationally recognized SAR regions. Each individual SAR controller is issued a user ID and an online password. SAR controllers are given a view-only capability. • The vessel or aircraft inspector is an approved representative of a federal agency charged with inspecting vessels or aircraft which includes verifying that the emergency beacons carried onboard the vessel or aircraft are properly registered. Each individual inspector is issued a user ID and an online password. Inspectors are given a viewonly capability. Exceptions to the above categories can only be approved by the SARSAT Program Steering Group. Consideration for access to the database by a requesting individual/agency will be based in light of their overall contribution to the SAR mission versus Frm 00009 balancing the individual beacon owner’s right to privacy. SAFEGUARDS: STORAGE: PO 00000 20913 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Operational controls—the SARSAT Beacon Registration Database Computer Systems are located at NOAA’s USMCC facility in Suitland, Maryland. The facility has a uniformed guard service and the USMCC has key card controls limiting access to all production servers. Technical controls—access controls are implemented on the production equipment through the use of system user names and passwords as well as database user names and passwords. Access logs are maintained and reviewed for any improprieties. The entire database is covered by an intrusion detection system that monitors and detects any attempt to access or hack any part of the database. Communications with web users are by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to ensure safe transmission of information. In addition to the SSL, information that is sent to the database is transferred through two firewalls prior to storage and use in the USMCC. The computerized database is backed up daily and the information is housed in a Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) shelf to minimize the risk of disk drive failure. Every month the data is backed up to tape and stored in a safe at an offsite location. The system is also certified and accredited according to federal guidelines. Hardcopy records are maintained in areas that are accessible only to authorized personnel and stored in accordance with NOAA Records Disposition Handbook. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: All records shall be retained and disposed of in accordance with NOAA Records Disposition Handbook, Chapter 1404–02, Departmental directives, and comprehensive records schedules. SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESSES: NOAA/SARSAT, E/SP3, NSOF, 4231 Suitland Road, Suitland, MD 20746. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Beacon owners are notified by letter once registration information has been put into the database. Every two years thereafter, beacon owners are contacted by e-mail or letter to update their information or to confirm that their information is correct. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURE: Requests from individuals regarding this system of records should be addressed to the system manager. Individuals with information in the database have the ability to review and E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 20914 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 75 / Thursday, April 17, 2008 / Notices update their own individual information on the internet at http:// www.beaconregistration.noaa.gov. User ID and user password are set-up with initial Web registration or with a first visit to the Web site. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: Individual beacon owners have access to their database file and have the ability to update or correct information. Other issues are addressed by the system manager who can be contacted at the above address. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: The individual on whom the record is maintained provides information to NOAA by either the website or mail. Existing registrations can be updated according to the above processes, by a phone call from the beacon owner, or by rescue coordination center controllers when updated information is collected while processing a case. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. Management Act, the Atlantic Tunas Convention Authorization Act, the Northern Pacific Halibut Act, the Antarctic Marine Living Resources Convention Act, International Fisheries Regulations regarding U.S. Vessels Fishing in Colombian Treaty Waters, and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. This new record system is necessary to identify participants in the fisheries and to evaluate the qualifications of the applicants. To be considered, written comments must be submitted on or before May 19, 2008. 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. DATES: Comments may be mailed to: Ted Hawes, Team Leader, Northeast Permits Team, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. ADDRESSES: Ted Hawes, Team Leader, Northeast Permits Team, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: April 11, 2003. Brenda Dolan, Department of Commerce, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Officer. [FR Doc. E8–8241 Filed 4–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P NMFS is creating a new system of records for permit and non-permit registrations for use with a variety of fisheries management programs. NMFS requires the use of permits or registrations by participants in U.S. federally regulated fisheries. Information collections would be requested from individuals under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act, the American Fisheries Act, the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act, the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950, the Atlantic Tunas Convention Authorization Act, the Northern Pacific Halibut Act, the Antarctic Marine Living Resources Convention Act, and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The collection of information is necessary to identify participants in these fisheries and to evaluate the qualifications of the applicants. NMFS would collect information from individuals in order to issue, renew, or transfer fishing permits or to make non-permit registrations. The authority for the mandatory collection of the Tax Identification Number (Employer Identification Number or Social Security Number) is the Debt Collection Improvement Act, 31 U.S.C. 7701. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) [Docket No. 080404520–8522–01] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Department of Commerce. Notice of a new Privacy Act System of Records: COMMERCE/ NOAA–19, Permits and Registrations for United States Federally Regulated Fisheries. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces the Department of Commerce’s (Department’s) proposal for a new system of records under the Privacy Act. NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is creating a new system of records for permits and nonpermit registrations for use with a variety of fisheries management programs. Information will be collected from individuals under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act, the American Fisheries Act, the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950, the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Apr 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 COMMERCE/NOAA–19 SYSTEM NAME: Permits and Registrations for United States Federally Regulated Fisheries. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: None. SYSTEM LOCATIONS: NMFS Northeast Region, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930 (includes Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Tuna Dealer permits). NMFS Southeast Region, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (includes Atlantic HMS International Trade Permit, shark and swordfish vessel permits, shark and swordfish dealer permits). NMFS Northwest Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Bldg. #1, Seattle, WA 98115. NMFS Southwest Region, 501 West Ocean Boulevard, Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802. NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 (Pacific Highly Migratory Species database only). NMFS Pacific Islands Region, 1601 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814. NMFS Alaska Region, 709 West Ninth Street, Juneau, AK 99802–1668. NMFS Office of Science and Technology, 1315 East West Highway, 12th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (National Saltwater Angler Registry, High Seas Fishing Compliance Act, and Antarctic Marine Living Resources harvesting permit data). NMFS Office of Sustainable Fisheries, P.O. Drawer 1207, Pascagoula, MS 39567 (Antarctic Marine Living Resources import permit data). NMFS Office of Sustainable Fisheries, 1315 East West Highway, Room 13130, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (Atlantic HMS Tuna vessel permits, HMS Angling Permit, HMS Charter/headboat permits database). CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Owners or holders of a permit or registration as recognized by NMFS, owner agents, vessel owners and/or operators. Individuals who apply for any permit, permit exception, permit exemption or regulation exemption, registration, dedicated access privilege or fishing quota share either initially, annually, or by transfer. 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. Permit qualifiers (persons whose incomes are used for permit E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

[Docket No. 080404526-8528-01]


Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

AGENCY: Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of a new Privacy Act System of Records: COMMERCE/NOAA 
System-20, Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) 406 MHz 
Emergency Beacon Registration Database.

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SUMMARY: The Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) is 
responsible for keeping and maintaining a registration database for 406 
MHz emergency beacons as directed by the Federal Communication 
Commission (FCC). This database contains personally identifiable 
information that is required to be protected by the Privacy Act. The 
purpose for this system of records is to provide search and rescue 
(SAR) authorities with information about the user of the beacon such as 
the name, phone number, and emergency contact information. This 
information allows SAR authorities to shorten response times, and it 
provides a way to cancel false alerts quickly and safely; thereby, 
increasing safety for SAR authorities and decreasing costs to the 
government and the SAR system.

DATES: Comment Date: To be considered, written comments on the proposed 
new system of records must be submitted on or before May 19, 2008.
    Effective Date: 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 should be sent to: LT. Jeffrey Shoup, SARSAT 
Operations Support Officer, 4231 Suitland Road, Suitland, MD 20746-
4304.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LT. Jeffrey Shoup, SARSAT Operations 
Support Officer, 4231 Suitland Road, Suitland, MD 20746-4304.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SARSAT is required by the FCC under 47 CFR 
parts 80, 87, and 95 to maintain a registration for emergency beacons 
that operate on the 406 MHz frequency. SARSAT has not found any 
probable or potential adverse effects of the proposal on the privacy of 
individuals. To minimize the risk of unauthorized access to the system 
of records, electronic data will be stored securely with access 
password protected and limited to those SARSAT program employees whose 
official duties require access.
COMMERCE/NOAA-20

System Name:
    Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) 406 MHz 
Emergency Beacon Registration Database.

Security Classification:
    None.

System Location:
    NOAA/SARSAT, E/SP3, NSOF, 4231 Suitland Road, Suitland, MD 20746.

Categories of Individuals Covered by the System:
    Owners of 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons 
(EPIRBs), 406 MHz Emergency Location Transmitters (ELTs), 406 MHz 
Personnel Locator Beacons (PLBs), and 406 MHz Ship Security Alerting 
System (SSAS) Beacons.

Categories of Records in the System:
    Beacon Unique Identifier Number (Beacon ID), beacon category, 
beacon manufacturer, beacon model; owner name, owner address, owner e-
mail address, owner telephone number by home, work, cellular, and fax; 
and name and telephone number of primary/alternate 24-hour emergency 
contact. Additional categories specifically for:
    EPIRBs and SSAS beacon registrations--vessel information including 
usage, type, name, color, survival and radio equipment, vessel 
telephone numbers with call sign, Inmarsat number, cellular and MMSI 
number, federal/state registration number, length, capacity, and 
homeport; ELT registrations--aircraft information including 
registration (tail) number, type, manufacturer, model, color, seating 
capacity, radio equipment, survival equipment, principal airport; and
    PLB registrations--general use data including usage, specific 
usage, and type.

Authority for Maintenance of the System:
    47 CFR parts 80, 87, and 95. The system is also authorized by the 
U.S. Office of Management & Budget (OMB) Control Number: OMB 0648-0295.

Purpose(s):
    This information will assist search and rescue forces in carrying 
out their mission of rescue assistance and false alert abatement.

Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories 
of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses:
    These records may be disclosed as follows:
    1. A record in this system of records is used when a beacon alert 
is received at the United States Mission Control Center (USMCC) from a 
registered beacon. The information kept in the database is 
automatically forwarded to rescue coordination centers operated by the 
United States Air Force, United States Coast Guard, State Police/State 
SAR authority, or another foreign SARSAT Mission Control Center, should 
it be requested for use in a SAR case in a foreign search and rescue 
region. The information is used by search and rescue (SAR) controllers 
as

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a tool to coordinate and resolve the SAR event.
    2. Every two years, NOAA uses the information in the database to 
alert beacon owners to update and renew their registration in the 
database.
    3. In the event that a system of records maintained by the 
Department to carry out its function 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 investigating 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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).
    7. 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.
    8. A record in this system of records may be disclosed to the 
appropriate manufacturer, medical authority, or law enforcement 
authority if the Department finds that it is in the best interest of 
the individual's safety.

Disclosure to Consumer Reporting Agencies:
    None.

Policies and Practices for Storing, Retrieving, Accessing, Retaining, 
and Disposing of Records in the System:
Storage:
    Computerized database stored behind open air firewall, electronic 
storage media, and paper records. All three mediums are retained in 
accordance with NOAA Records Disposition Handbook, Chapter 1404-02.

Retrievability:
    Records may be retrieved by unique beacon identification number, 
name of beacon owner, date of submittal, vessel name, aircraft name, or 
aircraft tail number; however, records can be accessed by any file 
element or any combination thereof.

Access:
    Due to the sensitive information stored in the registration 
database, access has been granted only to a limited number of personnel 
in accordance with this system of records routine uses provision. This 
access comes in four different categories; beacon owners, system 
administrators, SAR users, and vessel/aircraft inspectors.
     The beacon owner is granted access to his/her own 
registration information through the use of a user ID and an online 
password. Information can be accessed and updated by the beacon owner 
at any time.
     The system administrator consists of personnel at the 
USMCC who maintains and operates the registration database. Access to 
records is through the use of a user ID and an online password.
     The SAR user is limited to rescue coordination personnel 
responsible for SAR operations within internationally recognized SAR 
regions. Each individual SAR controller is issued a user ID and an 
online password. SAR controllers are given a view-only capability.
     The vessel or aircraft inspector is an approved 
representative of a federal agency charged with inspecting vessels or 
aircraft which includes verifying that the emergency beacons carried 
onboard the vessel or aircraft are properly registered. Each individual 
inspector is issued a user ID and an online password. Inspectors are 
given a view-only capability.
    Exceptions to the above categories can only be approved by the 
SARSAT Program Steering Group. Consideration for access to the database 
by a requesting individual/agency will be based in light of their 
overall contribution to the SAR mission versus balancing the individual 
beacon owner's right to privacy.

Safeguards:
    Operational controls--the SARSAT Beacon Registration Database 
Computer Systems are located at NOAA's USMCC facility in Suitland, 
Maryland. The facility has a uniformed guard service and the USMCC has 
key card controls limiting access to all production servers.
    Technical controls--access controls are implemented on the 
production equipment through the use of system user names and passwords 
as well as database user names and passwords. Access logs are 
maintained and reviewed for any improprieties. The entire database is 
covered by an intrusion detection system that monitors and detects any 
attempt to access or hack any part of the database. Communications with 
web users are by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to ensure safe 
transmission of information. In addition to the SSL, information that 
is sent to the database is transferred through two firewalls prior to 
storage and use in the USMCC. The computerized database is backed up 
daily and the information is housed in a Redundant Array of Independent 
Disks (RAID) shelf to minimize the risk of disk drive failure. Every 
month the data is backed up to tape and stored in a safe at an offsite 
location. The system is also certified and accredited according to 
federal guidelines.
    Hardcopy records are maintained in areas that are accessible only 
to authorized personnel and stored in accordance with NOAA Records 
Disposition Handbook.

Retention and Disposal:
    All records shall be retained and disposed of in accordance with 
NOAA Records Disposition Handbook, Chapter 1404-02, Departmental 
directives, and comprehensive records schedules.

System Manager(s) and Addresses:
    NOAA/SARSAT, E/SP3, NSOF, 4231 Suitland Road, Suitland, MD 20746.

Notification Procedure:
    Beacon owners are notified by letter once registration information 
has been put into the database. Every two years thereafter, beacon 
owners are contacted by e-mail or letter to update their information or 
to confirm that their information is correct.

Record Access Procedure:
    Requests from individuals regarding this system of records should 
be addressed to the system manager. Individuals with information in the 
database have the ability to review and

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update their own individual information on the internet at http://
www.beaconregistration.noaa.gov. User ID and user password are set-up 
with initial Web registration or with a first visit to the Web site.

Contesting Record Procedures:
    Individual beacon owners have access to their database file and 
have the ability to update or correct information. Other issues are 
addressed by the system manager who can be contacted at the above 
address.

Record Source Categories:
    The individual on whom the record is maintained provides 
information to NOAA by either the website or mail. Existing 
registrations can be updated according to the above processes, by a 
phone call from the beacon owner, or by rescue coordination center 
controllers when updated information is collected while processing a 
case.

Exemptions Claimed for the System:
    None.

    Dated: April 11, 2003.
Brenda Dolan,
Department of Commerce, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-8241 Filed 4-16-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-HR-P