Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program; (SSA/Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Match Number 1076), 53922-53923 [E8-21632]

Download as PDF 53922 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 17, 2008 / Notices and Title XVI disability payment recipients. Type of Request: Extension of an OMB-approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 880,000. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 220,000 hours. Dated: September 10, 2008. Elizabeth A. Davidson, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. E8–21591 Filed 9–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA 2008–0046] Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program; (SSA/ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Match Number 1076) AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). Notice of the renewal of an existing computer matching program which is scheduled to expire on October 15, 2008. ACTION: 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 CMS. 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. Interested parties may comment on this notice by either telefax to (410) 965–0201 or writing to the Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management, 800 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 Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management as shown above. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:38 Sep 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended. Dated: August 27, 2008. Mary Glenn-Croft, Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management. Notice of Computer Matching Program, Social Security Administration (SSA) With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) A. PARTICIPATING AGENCIES SSA and CMS. B. PURPOSE OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM The purpose of this agreement is to establish the conditions, terms and safeguards under which CMS agrees to the ongoing disclosure of certain skilled nursing facility admission data by CMS PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to SSA. CMS will disclose the data through a computer matching operation for SSA’s use in identifying Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who did not report their admission to a facility as required under applicable provisions of the Social Security Act (the Act). Such admission would subject the amount of SSI which an individual could receive for any month throughout which the individual is in such a facility to a reduced benefit rate. The SSI program provides payments to aged, blind and disabled recipients with income and resources below levels established by law and regulations. SSA will use other benefit information for the Title VIII, Special Veterans’ Benefits (SVB) determinations of entitlement and benefit amount. Other benefit information is defined as any recurring payment received as an annuity, pension, retirement or disability benefit. The match will be used to identify those SVB beneficiaries who are no longer residing outside the United States. C. AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCHING PROGRAM This Matching Agreement between SSA and CMS is executed pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended (Pub. L. 100–503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act (CMPPA) of 1988), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A–130, titled ‘‘Management of Federal Information Resources’’ at 61 FR 6428–6435 (February 20, 1996), and OMB guidelines pertaining to computer matching at 54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989). Legal authority for the SSI portion of the matching program described above is contained in sections 1611(e)(1)(A) and (B) and 1631(f) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1382(e)(1)(A) and (B) and 1383(f)); see also 20 CFR 416.211. Legal authority for the SVB portion of the matching program is contained in sections 801 and 806(a) and (b) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1001 and 1006(a) and (b)). D. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS AND INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE MATCHING PROGRAM SSA will provide CMS with a finder file on a monthly basis extracted from SSA’s Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits (SSR/SVB), SSA/ODSSIS 60–0103, with identifying information with respect to recipients of SSI benefits. CMS will match the SSA finder file against the system of records for individuals on the Long-Term Care Minimum Data Set E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 17, 2008 / Notices (LTC/MDS 09–70–1517), and submit their reply file to SSA no later than 21 days after receipt of the SSA finder file. The Title VIII benefit information is included in the SSI system of records and is paid using SSA’s SSI automated system. The indicator identifying Title VIII claims resides on the SSR, SSA/ ODSSIS 60–0103, though it is not an SSI payment. Routine Use Number 19, effective January 11, 2006, allows disclosure to Federal, State or local agencies for administering cash or noncash income maintenance or health maintenance programs. The Finder File that SSA will furnish to CMS will contain approximately 61⁄2 million records of recipients of SSI and SVB. CMS’s Reply File will contain the matched records. Each matched record will include a certain number of relevant MDS CMS appended records. CMS will provide SSA with the Provider of Service Information on the facilities involved in the match (e.g., provider name, address, telephone number, date of admission, date of discharge, projected length of stay, and payment source). The number of records for individuals returned to SSA will approximate 25,000 monthly. SSA will provide the Finder File to CMS as often as monthly. CMS will submit its Reply File to SSA no later than 21 days after receipt of the SSA Finder File. This matching program employs systems which contain Protected Health Information (PHI) as defined by HHS regulation ‘‘Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information’’ (45 CFR 160 and 164, Subparts A and E) (65 FR 82462 (Dec. 28, 2000)). Disclosures of PHI authorized by these routine uses may only be made if, and as permitted, or required by the ‘‘Standard for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information’’. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES E. INCLUSIVE DATES OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM The matching program will become effective 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. E8–21632 Filed 9–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:38 Sep 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6292] U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law: Notice of Meeting The Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL) will hold its annual meeting on the ‘‘state of the world’’ concerning private international law on Monday, October 6th and Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be held at the Michael K. Young Faculty Conference Center, George Washington University Law School, 2000 H Street, NW., Washington, DC 20052 and will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday and at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The meeting will conclude at 5 p.m. on both days. Subject to time limitations, we expect to provide updates on trends and developments in a number of areas: International Family Law (including the 2007 Child Support Convention); the recently concluded UNCITRAL Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea; Commercial Law Treaties (Securities Conventions, Geneva conference and the EU, intellectual property, e-commerce, rail and space satellite finance, the UNIDRIT model leasing law); International/ Comparative Government Procurement; the OAS and the CIDIP VII process (consumer protection and secured transactions registry); and issues related to ratification and implementation of PIL treaties in our federal system. Ample time will be provided for open discussion, so we hope to have broad and active participation from a wide range of interested parties. Documents on these subjects are obtainable at http://www.uncitral.org; http://www.hcch.net; http:// www.unidroit.org; and http:// www.oas.org. Additional documents will be provided by e-mail wherever possible. Comments on any topic within the agenda mentioned above will be welcomed from those unable to attend. Please advise us as early as possible if you plan to attend. The meeting is open to the public up to the capacity of the meeting room. Interested persons are invited to attend and to express their views. Persons who wish to have their view considered are encouraged, but not required, to submit written comments in advance. Comments should be sent electronically to SmeltzerTK@State.gov. Anyone planning to attend this meeting is requested to provide his or her name, affiliation and contact information in advance to Trish Smeltzer or Niesha PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53923 Toms at (202) 776–8420 or by e-mail to TomsNN@State.gov. To register or obtain further information, please contact Niesha Toms at TomsNN@State.gov. The direct number for the office is (202) 776–8420, fax (202) 776–8482. For updates pertaining to this meeting as well as future notices, please provide our office with current e-mail and fax numbers when you reply. If you do not plan to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to provide your contact information to be kept abreast of PIL developments. Dated: September 11, 2008. Niesha Toms, Office of Private International Law, Department of State. [FR Doc. E8–21755 Filed 9–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 19, 2008, vol. 73, no. 119, page 36869. Certain organizations may apply to perform certification functions on behalf of the FAA. These functions may include approving data, issuing various kinds of aircraft and organization certificates, and other functions. DATES: Please submit comments by October 17, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Mauney at Carla.Mauney@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Title: Organization Designation Authorization—Part 183, Subpart D. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–0704. Forms(s) 8100–11, 8100–12, 8100–13. Affected Public: An estimated 83 Respondents. Frequency: This information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 30 hours per response. E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA 2008-0046]


Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program; (SSA/
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Match Number 1076)

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice of the renewal of an existing computer matching program 
which is scheduled to expire on October 15, 2008.

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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 CMS.

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 
telefax to (410) 965-0201 or writing to the Deputy Commissioner for 
Budget, Finance and Management, 800 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 Deputy Commissioner for Budget, 
Finance and Management 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 
programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended.

    Dated: August 27, 2008.
Mary Glenn-Croft,
Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management.
Notice of Computer Matching Program, Social Security Administration 
(SSA) With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)

A. Participating Agencies
    SSA and CMS.

B. Purpose of the Matching Program
    The purpose of this agreement is to establish the conditions, terms 
and safeguards under which CMS agrees to the ongoing disclosure of 
certain skilled nursing facility admission data by CMS to SSA. CMS will 
disclose the data through a computer matching operation for SSA's use 
in identifying Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who did 
not report their admission to a facility as required under applicable 
provisions of the Social Security Act (the Act). Such admission would 
subject the amount of SSI which an individual could receive for any 
month throughout which the individual is in such a facility to a 
reduced benefit rate. The SSI program provides payments to aged, blind 
and disabled recipients with income and resources below levels 
established by law and regulations.
    SSA will use other benefit information for the Title VIII, Special 
Veterans' Benefits (SVB) determinations of entitlement and benefit 
amount. Other benefit information is defined as any recurring payment 
received as an annuity, pension, retirement or disability benefit. The 
match will be used to identify those SVB beneficiaries who are no 
longer residing outside the United States.

C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program
    This Matching Agreement between SSA and CMS is executed pursuant to 
the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended (Pub. L. 100-503, 
the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act (CMPPA) of 1988), the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-130, titled 
``Management of Federal Information Resources'' at 61 FR 6428-6435 
(February 20, 1996), and OMB guidelines pertaining to computer matching 
at 54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989).
    Legal authority for the SSI portion of the matching program 
described above is contained in sections 1611(e)(1)(A) and (B) and 
1631(f) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1382(e)(1)(A) and (B) and 1383(f)); see 
also 20 CFR 416.211.
    Legal authority for the SVB portion of the matching program is 
contained in sections 801 and 806(a) and (b) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1001 
and 1006(a) and (b)).

D. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered by the Matching 
Program
    SSA will provide CMS with a finder file on a monthly basis 
extracted from SSA's Supplemental Security Income Record and Special 
Veterans Benefits (SSR/SVB), SSA/ODSSIS 60-0103, with identifying 
information with respect to recipients of SSI benefits. CMS will match 
the SSA finder file against the system of records for individuals on 
the Long-Term Care Minimum Data Set

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(LTC/MDS 09-70-1517), and submit their reply file to SSA no later than 
21 days after receipt of the SSA finder file. The Title VIII benefit 
information is included in the SSI system of records and is paid using 
SSA's SSI automated system. The indicator identifying Title VIII claims 
resides on the SSR, SSA/ODSSIS 60-0103, though it is not an SSI 
payment. Routine Use Number 19, effective January 11, 2006, allows 
disclosure to Federal, State or local agencies for administering cash 
or non-cash income maintenance or health maintenance programs.
    The Finder File that SSA will furnish to CMS will contain 
approximately 6\1/2\ million records of recipients of SSI and SVB. 
CMS's Reply File will contain the matched records. Each matched record 
will include a certain number of relevant MDS CMS appended records. CMS 
will provide SSA with the Provider of Service Information on the 
facilities involved in the match (e.g., provider name, address, 
telephone number, date of admission, date of discharge, projected 
length of stay, and payment source). The number of records for 
individuals returned to SSA will approximate 25,000 monthly.
    SSA will provide the Finder File to CMS as often as monthly. CMS 
will submit its Reply File to SSA no later than 21 days after receipt 
of the SSA Finder File.
    This matching program employs systems which contain Protected 
Health Information (PHI) as defined by HHS regulation ``Standards for 
Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information'' (45 CFR 160 
and 164, Subparts A and E) (65 FR 82462 (Dec. 28, 2000)). Disclosures 
of PHI authorized by these routine uses may only be made if, and as 
permitted, or required by the ``Standard for Privacy of Individually 
Identifiable Health Information''.

E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program
    The matching program will become effective 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. E8-21632 Filed 9-16-08; 8:45 am]
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