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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by Public Law 100–503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, ACF is publishing a notice of a computer matching program. The purpose of this computer match is to identify specific individuals who are receiving benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and also VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:29 May 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 receiving payments pursuant to various benefit programs administered by both the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture. ACF will facilitate this program on behalf of the State Public Assistance Agencies (SPAAs) that participate in the Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS) for verification of continued eligibility for public assistance. The match will utilize VA and SPAA records. DATES: ACF will file a report of the subject matching program with the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The dates for the matching program will be effective as indicated below. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by writing to the Director, Office of Financial Services, Office of Administration, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20047. All comments received will be available for public inspection at this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Office of Financial Services, Office of Administration, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20047. Telephone: (202) 401–7237. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Law 100–503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by adding certain protections for individuals applying for and receiving Federal benefits. The law regulates the use of computer matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched with other Federal, State, and local government records. Federal agencies that provide or receive records in computer matching programs must: 1. Negotiate written agreements with source agencies; 2. Provide notification to applicants and beneficiaries that their records are subject to matching; 3. Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, or terminating an individual’s benefits or payments; 4. Furnish detailed reports to Congress and OMB; and 5. Establish a Data Integrity Board that must approve matching agreements. This computer matching program meets the requirements of Public Law 100–503. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26251 Dated: 05/27/2009. Curtis L. Coy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, ACF. Notice of Computer Matching Program A. PARTICIPATING AGENCIES VA and SPAAs. B. PURPOSE OF THE MATCH To identify specific individuals who are receiving benefits from the VA and also receiving payments pursuant to HHS and Department of Agriculture benefit programs, and to verify their continued eligibility for such benefits. SPAAs will contact affected individuals and seek to verify the information resulting from the match before initiating any adverse actions based on the match results. C. AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCH The authority for conducting the matching program is contained in section 402(a)(6) of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 602(a)(6)]. D. RECORDS TO BE MATCHED VA will disclose records from its Privacy Act system of records titled, ‘‘Compensation, Pension, Education, and Rehabilitation Records—VA (58VA21/22/28)’’ last published at 74 FR 14865 on April 1, 2009. VA’s disclosure of information for use in this computer match is listed as a routine use in this system of records. VA, as the source agency, will prepare electronic files containing the names and other personal identifying data of eligible veterans receiving benefits. These records are matched electronically against SPAA files consisting of data regarding monthly Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, general assistance, and Food Stamp beneficiaries. 1. The electronic files provided by the SPAAs will contain client names and Social Security Numbers (SSNs). 2. The resulting output returned to the SPAAs will contain personal identifiers, including names, SSNs, employers, current work or home addresses, etc. E. INCLUSIVE DATES OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM The effective date of the matching agreement and date when matching may actually begin shall be at the expiration of the 40-day review period for OMB and Congress, or 30 days after publication of the matching notice in the Federal Register, whichever date is later. The matching program will be in effect for 18 months from the effective date, with an option to renew for 12 additional months, unless one of the parties to the agreement advises the E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 26252 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 103 / Monday, June 1, 2009 / Notices others by written request to terminate or modify the agreement. [FR Doc. E9–12676 Filed 5–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2009–D–0224] Small Entity Compliance Guide: Bottled Water: Residual Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Bottled Water: Residual Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts—Small Entity Compliance Guide’’ for a direct final rule published in the Federal Register of March 28, 2001. This small entity compliance guide (SECG) is intended to set forth in plain language the requirements of the regulation and to help small businesses understand the regulation. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the SECG at any time. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the SECG to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Submit electronic comments on the SECG to http://www.regulations.gov. Submit written requests for single copies of the SECG to the Division of Plant and Dairy Food Safety (HFS–317), Office of Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, or fax your request to 301–436–2651. Send one self-addressed adhesive label to assist that office in processing your request. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic access to the SECG. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Posnick Robin, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS– 317), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 301–436–1639. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In the Federal Register of March 28, 2001 (66 FR 16858), FDA issued a direct final rule amending its bottled water VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:29 May 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 quality standard regulations by establishing allowable levels for three residual disinfectants (chloramine, chlorine, and chlorine dioxide) and three types of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) (bromate, chlorite, and haloacetic acids (HAA5)), and by revising the existing allowable level for the DBP total trihalomethanes (TTHM). FDA also revised, for the three residual disinfectants and four types of DBPs only, the monitoring requirement for source water found in the current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations for bottled water. On July 5, 2001 (66 FR 35373), FDA issued a technical amendment to correct an editorial error and confirmed the effective date of January 1, 2002. FDA examined the economic implications of the direct final rule as required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612) and determined that the rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. In compliance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (Public Law 104–121), FDA is making available this SECG stating in plain language the legal requirements of the March 28, 2001, direct final rule set forth in 21 CFR parts 129 and 165 concerning the allowable levels and monitoring requirements for the three residual disinfectants (chloramine, chlorine, and chlorine dioxide) and four types of DBPs (bromate, chlorite, HAA5, and TTHM). FDA is issuing this SECG as level 2 guidance consistent with FDA’s good guidance practices regulation (21 CFR 10.115(c)(2)). The SECG represents the agency’s current thinking on this topic. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person and does not operate to bind FDA or the public. An alternative approach may be used if such approach satisfies the requirements of the applicable statutes and regulations. II. Comments Interested persons may submit to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) written or electronic comments regarding this SECG. Submit a single copy of electronic comments or two paper copies of any mailed comments, except that individuals may submit one paper copy. Comments are to be identified with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. The SECG and received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Electronic Access Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the document at http:// www.cfsan.fda.gov/guidance.html or http://www.regulations.gov. Dated: May 22, 2009. Jeffrey Shuren, Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning. [FR Doc. E9–12671 Filed 5–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2009–0079] The National Infrastructure Advisory Council AGENCY: Directorate for National Protection and Programs, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Council Meeting SUMMARY: The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) will meet on Tuesday July 14, 2009 at the J.W. Marriott’s Salons E and F, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20004. DATES: The National Infrastructure Advisory Council will meet Tuesday July 14, 2009 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. For additional information, please consult the NIAC Web site, http:// www.dhs.gov/niac, or contact Matthew Sickbert by phone at 703–235–2888 or by e-mail at Matthew.Sickbert@associates.dhs.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 103 (Monday, June 1, 2009)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E9-12676]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program

AGENCY: Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

ACTION: Notice of a computer matching program.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by 
Public Law 100-503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 
1988, ACF is publishing a notice of a computer matching program. The 
purpose of this computer match is to identify specific individuals who 
are receiving benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and 
also receiving payments pursuant to various benefit programs 
administered by both the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 
and the Department of Agriculture. ACF will facilitate this program on 
behalf of the State Public Assistance Agencies (SPAAs) that participate 
in the Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS) for 
verification of continued eligibility for public assistance. The match 
will utilize VA and SPAA records.

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

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by writing to 
the Director, Office of Financial Services, Office of Administration, 
370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20047. All comments 
received will be available for public inspection at this address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Office of Financial 
Services, Office of Administration, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., 
Washington, DC 20047. Telephone: (202) 401-7237.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Law 100-503, the Computer Matching 
and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 
552a) by adding certain protections for individuals applying for and 
receiving Federal benefits. The law regulates the use of computer 
matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are 
matched with other Federal, State, and local government records.
    Federal agencies that provide or receive records in computer 
matching programs must:
    1. Negotiate written agreements with source agencies;
    2. Provide notification to applicants and beneficiaries that their 
records are subject to matching;
    3. Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, or 
terminating an individual's benefits or payments;
    4. Furnish detailed reports to Congress and OMB; and
    5. Establish a Data Integrity Board that must approve matching 
agreements.
    This computer matching program meets the requirements of Public Law 
100-503.

    Dated: 05/27/2009.
Curtis L. Coy,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, ACF.
Notice of Computer Matching Program

A. Participating Agencies
    VA and SPAAs.

B. Purpose of the Match
    To identify specific individuals who are receiving benefits from 
the VA and also receiving payments pursuant to HHS and Department of 
Agriculture benefit programs, and to verify their continued eligibility 
for such benefits. SPAAs will contact affected individuals and seek to 
verify the information resulting from the match before initiating any 
adverse actions based on the match results.

C. Authority for Conducting the Match
    The authority for conducting the matching program is contained in 
section 402(a)(6) of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 602(a)(6)].

D. Records to Be Matched
    VA will disclose records from its Privacy Act system of records 
titled, ``Compensation, Pension, Education, and Rehabilitation 
Records--VA (58VA21/22/28)'' last published at 74 FR 14865 on April 1, 
2009. VA's disclosure of information for use in this computer match is 
listed as a routine use in this system of records.
    VA, as the source agency, will prepare electronic files containing 
the names and other personal identifying data of eligible veterans 
receiving benefits. These records are matched electronically against 
SPAA files consisting of data regarding monthly Medicaid, Temporary 
Assistance for Needy Families, general assistance, and Food Stamp 
beneficiaries.
    1. The electronic files provided by the SPAAs will contain client 
names and Social Security Numbers (SSNs).
    2. The resulting output returned to the SPAAs will contain personal 
identifiers, including names, SSNs, employers, current work or home 
addresses, etc.

E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program
    The effective date of the matching agreement and date when matching 
may actually begin shall be at the expiration of the 40-day review 
period for OMB and Congress, or 30 days after publication of the 
matching notice in the Federal Register, whichever date is later. The 
matching program will be in effect for 18 months from the effective 
date, with an option to renew for 12 additional months, unless one of 
the parties to the agreement advises the

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