Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Notice of a New System of Records, 34033-34035 [E9-16595]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 14, 2009 / Notices Forsyth County Winston-Salem Tobacco Historic District, Bounded by Chestnut St. on the W., 5th and 7th Sts. on the N., Linden St. on the E., and 4th and Fogle Sts. on the S., Winston-Salem, 09000602 [FR Doc. E9–16574 Filed 7–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Notice of a New System of Records U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of creation of a new system of records. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Department of the Interior (DOI) is issuing a public notice of its intent to create the U.S. Geological Survey ‘‘Earthquake Hazards Program Earthquake Information’’ system of records. The system includes individuals’ e-mail addresses, and in some cases their name and address, for Program staff to reply to inquiries from those individuals for dissemination of requested earthquake-related information in real time, and for creating Web-accessible maps of earthquake-shaking by Zip code in real time. DATES: Comments must be received by August 24, 2009. ADDRESSES: Any person interested in commenting on this new notice may do so by: Submitting comments in writing to USGS Privacy Act Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS807, Reston, Virginia 20192; hand-delivering comments to 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192; or e-mailing comments to dkimball@usgs.gov. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: U.S. Geological Survey Privacy Act Officer, Deborah Kimball, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192 by e-mail to dkimball@usgs.gov, or by phone at (703) 648–7158. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:50 Jul 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 U.S. Geological Survey maintains the Earthquake Hazards Program Earthquake Information system of records. The purpose of this system is to make earthquake information available to members of the public who request to participate in exchanges of earthquake information by e-mail notification, Web site publications, and real-time data pushes/pulls to clients. The new system will be effective as proposed at the end of the comment period (the comment period will end 40 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register), unless comments are received which would require a contrary determination. DOI will publish a revised notice if changes are made based upon a review of the comments received. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Deborah Kimball, USGS Privacy Act Officer. USGS–2 SYSTEM NAME: ‘‘Earthquake Hazards Program Earthquake Information’’, USGS–2. SYSTEM LOCATION(S): USGS Geologic Hazards Team, 1711 Illinois St, Golden, CO 80401. Denver Federal Center, Building 53, Lakewood, CO 80225. USGS Earthquake Hazards Team, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025. USGS Pasadena Field Office, 525 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106. EROS Data Center, 47914 252nd St., Sioux Falls, SD 57198. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: (1) Individuals who have requested information from the Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP) or have reported a Web site problem to the EHP Web Team. (2) Individuals who have signed up to receive e-mail announcements from various projects within the EHP. (3) Individuals who have subscribed to the Earthquake Notification Service. (4) Individuals who have entered data in the citizen science system(s). CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: The information retained in the system contains the following information from the individuals covered by the system: e-mail address, in some cases login id, login password, username, and non-mandatory data that may include the name, affiliation, phone number, and postal address. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: This system of records is maintained under the authority of NEHRP (National Earthquake Hazards Reduction PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34033 Program), established by Congress in 1977 (Pub. L. 95–124) and the Advanced National Seismic System (Pub. L. 106– 503 and Pub. L. 108–360). ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: The primary purposes of the records is: To make earthquake information available to members of the public who request to participate in exchanges of earthquake information by e-mail notification, Web site publications, and real-time data pushes/pulls to clients. DISCLOSURES OUTSIDE DOI MAY BE MADE WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL TO WHOM THE RECORD PERTAINS UNDER THE ROUTINE USES LISTED BELOW: (1)(a) To any of the following entities or individuals, when the circumstances set forth in paragraph (b) are met: (i) The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); (ii) A court or an adjudicative or other administrative body; (iii) A part in litigation before a court or an adjudicative or other administrative body; or (iv) Any DOI employee acting in his or her individual capacity if DOI or DOJ has agreed to represent that employee or pay for private representation of the employee; (b) When: (i) One of the following is a party to the proceeding or has an interest in the proceeding: (A) DOI or any component of DOI; (B) Any other Federal agency appearing before the Office of Hearings and Appeals; (C) Any DOI employee acting in his or her official capacity; (D) Any DOI employee acting in his or her individual capacity if DOI or DOJ has agreed to represent that employee or pay for private representation of the employee; (E) The United States, when DOJ determines that DOI is likely to be affected by the proceeding; and (ii) DOI deems the disclosure to be: (A) Relevant and necessary to the proceeding; and (B) Compatible with the purpose for which the records were compiled. (2) To a congressional office in response to a written inquiry that an individual covered by the system, or the heir of such individual if the covered individual is deceased, has made to the office. (3) To any criminal, civil, or regulatory law enforcement authority (whether Federal, State, territorial, local, Tribal or foreign) when a record, either alone or in conjunction with other information, indicates a violation or E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 34034 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 14, 2009 / Notices potential violation of law—criminal, civil, or regulatory in nature, and the disclosure is compatible with the purpose for which the records were compiled. (4) To an official of another Federal agency to provide information needed in the performance of official duties related to reconciling or reconstructing data files or to enable that agency to respond to an inquiry by the individual to whom the record pertains. (5) To Federal, State, territorial, local, Tribal, or foreign agencies that have requested information relevant or necessary to the hiring, firing or retention of an employee or contractor, or the issuance of a security clearance, license, contract, grant or other benefit, when the disclosure is compatible with the purpose for which the records were compiled. (6) To representatives of the National Archives and Records Administration to conduct records management inspections under the authority of 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906. (7) To State and local governments and Tribal organizations to provide information needed in response to court order and/or discovery purposes related to litigation, when the disclosure is compatible with the purpose for which the records were compiled. (8) To an expert, consultant, or contractor (including employees of the contractor) of DOI that performs services requiring access to these records on DOI’s behalf to carry out the purposes of the system. (9) To appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when: (a) It is suspected or confirmed that the security or confidentiality of information in the system of records has been compromised; and (b) The Department has determined that as a result of the suspected or confirmed compromise there is a risk of harm to economic or property interest, identity theft or fraud, or harm to the security or integrity of this system or other systems or programs (whether maintained by the Department or another agency or entity) that rely upon the compromised information; and (c) The disclosure is made to such agencies, entities and persons who are reasonably necessary to assist in connection with the Department’s efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm. (10) To the Office of Management and Budget during the coordination and clearance process in connection with legislative affairs as mandated by OMB Circular A–19. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:50 Jul 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 (11) To the Department of the Treasury to recover debts owed to the United States. (12) To the news media when the disclosure is compatible with the purpose for which the records were compiled. (13) To a consumer reporting agency if the disclosure requirements of the Debt Collection Act, as outlined at 31 U.S.C. 3711(e)(1), have been met. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: STORAGE: All records are maintained in a relational MySQL database stored on hard disk on each of the Web servers in Golden, CO; Denver, CO; Menlo Park, CA; Pasadena, CA; Sioux Falls, SD, and backed up on magnetic tape. Electronic requests sent to the ‘‘Web Team’’ e-mail contact designated in the footer of every Web page on the Earthquake Hazards Program Web site, which contains the return e-mail address of the inquirer, are deleted as soon as a response to the inquiry is sent to the inquirer. RETRIEVABILITY: All data in the database can be accessed by the database administrators by any mandatory field, which includes e-mail address or account name. SAFEGUARDS: (1) Physical Security: The systems are physically housed in Government offices consisting of locked rooms with floor to ceiling walls. Access is granted through a proximity card system. Backup tapes are stored at the Denver Federal Center in Building 25 in Room 1860, with access granted through a proximity card system, and in Menlo Park Building 11 and 3, with access granted through a proximity card system. (2) Technical Security: Electronic records are maintained in conformity with Office of Management and Budget, National Institute of Standards Technology and Departmental requirements reflecting the implementation of the Federal Information Security Management Act. Electronic data is protected through user identification, passwords, database permissions, a Privacy Act Warning, and software controls. These security measures establish different degrees of access for different types of users. The security controls protecting these databases are implemented in a hierarchical manner. The top layer is the Department of the Interior’s Enterprise Services Network (ESN) security infrastructure which includes PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 firewalls maintained in accordance with Department of Interior standards, Active-Scout Intrusion Detection, and a Juniper Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) system. Additional security methods are implemented at each site: Firewalls, SSH, TCPwrappers, and Microsoft Active Directory. In addition to the layers of security described above, database access is controlled by restricted access to http://usgs.gov domains and by IP address, system user authentication, database access (table and row level) via grants, and specific database-table access by user account restrictions. Privacy information sent via the Internet is encrypted by SSL. The Security Plan addresses the Department’s Privacy Act safeguard requirements for Privacy Act systems at 43 CFR 2.51. A Privacy Impact Assessment was completed to ensure that Privacy Act requirements and safeguards are sufficient and in place. Its provisions will be updated as needed to ensure that Privacy Act requirements continue to be met. (3) Administrative Security: Access is strictly limited to authorized personnel whose official duties require such access. All Departmental and contractor employees with access to the records are required to complete Privacy Act, Federal Records Act, and Information Technology Security Awareness training prior to being given access to the system, and on an annual basis, thereafter. All users sign security forms stating they will neither misuse government computers nor the information contained therein. In addition, managers and supervisors of users monitor the use of the database and ensure that the information is used in accordance with certified and accredited business practices. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: The records in the system are retained and disposed of in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration procedures and General Records Schedule 308–01 and 310–01. SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS: ANSS Manager, USGS-GD–GHT, DFC P.O. Box 25046 MS–966, Denver, CO 80225. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES: An individual requesting notification of the existence of records on himself or herself should send a signed, written inquiry to the Systems Manager identified above. The request envelope and letter should both be clearly marked ‘‘PRIVACY ACT INQUIRY.’’ A request for notification must meet the requirements of 43 CFR 2.60. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 14, 2009 / Notices RECORDS ACCESS PROCEDURES: If a protest of this dependent resurvey is received prior to the date of the official filing, the official filing will be stayed pending consideration of the merits of the protest. Pursuant to the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Hearings and Appeals, Interior Board of Land Appeals order dated June 15, 2009, concerning IBLA 2009–112 and 2009–113, McCollum Family Limited Partnership Number One, L.L.L.P. et al., the BLM, Colorado State Office’s December 31, 2008 (74 FR 2090), the official filing of the dependent resurvey of the east boundary and a portion of the subdivisional lines in Township 42 North, Range 13 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, is set aside. This particular plat will not be officially filed until after all protests have been accepted or dismissed and become final. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An individual requesting records on himself or herself should send a signed, written inquiry to the System Manager identified above. The request should describe the records sought as specifically as possible. The request envelopes and letter should both be clearly marked ‘‘PRIVACY ACT REQUEST FOR ACCESS.’’ A request for access must meet the requirements of 43 CFR 2.63. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: An individual requesting corrections or the removal of material from his or her records should send a signed, written request to the System Manager identified above. A request for corrections or removal must meet the requirements of 43 CFR 2.71. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Information in this system is obtained from the individuals who access the Earthquake Hazards Program Web site and fill out one of the forms either to provide information or to request information. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: Paul Lukacovic, Acting, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado. [FR Doc. E9–16652 Filed 7–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P None. [FR Doc. E9–16595 Filed 7–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–09–020] DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Bureau of Land Management Notice of Stay of Filing of Plat [LLCO956000–L14200000 BJ0000] mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Stay of Filing of Plat. SUMMARY: On Wednesday, January 14, 2009, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Filing of Plats of Survey notice in the Federal Register (74 FR 2090). This notice provided the public notification that the plat was officially filed in the Colorado State Office, effective 10 a.m., December 31, 2008. The BLM is publishing this notice to inform the public of the setting aside of the plat filing and to afford all affected parties a proper period of time to protest this action, prior to the plat filing. DATES: The filing of this plat is set aside until August 28, 2009. ADDRESSES: Colorado State Office (CO– 956), Bureau of Land Management, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215–7093. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Lukacovic, Acting Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado, (303) 239–3818. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:50 Jul 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 United States International Trade Commission. TIME AND DATE: July 15, 2009 at 11 a.m. PLACE: Room 101, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, Telephone: (202) 205–2000. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Agenda for future meetings: None. 2. Minutes. 3. Ratification List. 4. Inv. Nos. 701–TA–457 and 731– TA–1153 (Final) (Certain Tow-Behind Lawn Groomers and Parts Thereof from China)—briefing and vote. (The Commission is currently scheduled to transmit its determinations and Commissioners’ opinions to the Secretary of Commerce on or before July 27, 2009.) 5. Outstanding action jackets: None. In accordance with Commission policy, subject matter listed above, not disposed of at the scheduled meeting, may be carried over to the agenda of the following meeting. Earlier announcement of this meeting was not possible. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: PO 00000 By order of the Commission: Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34035 Issued: July 9, 2009. William R. Bishop, Hearings and Meetings Coordinator. [FR Doc. E9–16732 Filed 7–10–09; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE United States Parole Commission [8P04091] Public Announcement Pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act (Pub. L. 94–409) [5 U.S.C. Section 552b] AGENCY HOLDING MEETING: Department of Justice, United States Parole Commission. DATE AND TIME: 11 a.m., Thursday, July 16, 2009. PLACE: U.S. Parole Commission, 5550 Friendship Boulevard, 4th Floor, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS CONSIDERED: The following matters will be considered during the closed portion of the Commission’s Business Meeting: Petition for reconsideration involving one original jurisdiction case pursuant to 28 CFR 2.27. Approval or disapproval of a hearing examiner appointment. AGENCY CONTACT: Thomas W. Hutchison, Chief of Staff, United States Parole Commission, (301) 492–5990. Dated: July 7, 2009. Rockne J. Chickinell, General Counsel, U.S. Parole Commission. [FR Doc. E9–16471 Filed 7–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–31–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE United States Parole Commission [9P04091] Public Announcement Pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act (Pub. L. 94–409) [5 U.S.C. Section 552b] AGENCY HOLDING MEETING: Department of Justice, United States Parole Commission. TIME AND DATE: 10 a.m., Thursday, July 16, 2009. PLACE: 5550 Friendship Blvd., Fourth Floor, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. STATUS: Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The following matters have been placed on the agenda for the open Parole Commission meeting: 1. Approval of Minutes of May 14, 2009 Quarterly Business Meeting. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 133 (Tuesday, July 14, 2009)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E9-16595]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey


Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Notice of a New System of 
Records

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of creation of a new system of records.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as 
amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Department of the Interior (DOI) is 
issuing a public notice of its intent to create the U.S. Geological 
Survey ``Earthquake Hazards Program Earthquake Information'' system of 
records. The system includes individuals' e-mail addresses, and in some 
cases their name and address, for Program staff to reply to inquiries 
from those individuals for dissemination of requested earthquake-
related information in real time, and for creating Web-accessible maps 
of earthquake-shaking by Zip code in real time.

DATES: Comments must be received by August 24, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Any person interested in commenting on this new notice may 
do so by: Submitting comments in writing to USGS Privacy Act Officer, 
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS807, Reston, Virginia 20192; hand-
delivering comments to 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 
20192; or e-mailing comments to dkimball@usgs.gov. Before including 
your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal 
identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your 
entire comment--including your personal identifying information--may be 
made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your 
comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public 
review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: U.S. Geological Survey Privacy Act 
Officer, Deborah Kimball, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 
20192 by e-mail to dkimball@usgs.gov, or by phone at (703) 648-7158.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S. Geological Survey maintains the 
Earthquake Hazards Program Earthquake Information system of records. 
The purpose of this system is to make earthquake information available 
to members of the public who request to participate in exchanges of 
earthquake information by e-mail notification, Web site publications, 
and real-time data pushes/pulls to clients. The new system will be 
effective as proposed at the end of the comment period (the comment 
period will end 40 days after the publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register), unless comments are received which would require a 
contrary determination. DOI will publish a revised notice if changes 
are made based upon a review of the comments received.

Deborah Kimball,
USGS Privacy Act Officer.
USGS-2

SYSTEM NAME:
    ``Earthquake Hazards Program Earthquake Information'', USGS-2.

SYSTEM LOCATION(S):
    USGS Geologic Hazards Team, 1711 Illinois St, Golden, CO 80401.
    Denver Federal Center, Building 53, Lakewood, CO 80225.
    USGS Earthquake Hazards Team, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park, CA 
94025.
    USGS Pasadena Field Office, 525 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106.
    EROS Data Center, 47914 252nd St., Sioux Falls, SD 57198.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
    (1) Individuals who have requested information from the Earthquake 
Hazards Program (EHP) or have reported a Web site problem to the EHP 
Web Team. (2) Individuals who have signed up to receive e-mail 
announcements from various projects within the EHP. (3) Individuals who 
have subscribed to the Earthquake Notification Service. (4) Individuals 
who have entered data in the citizen science system(s).

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
    The information retained in the system contains the following 
information from the individuals covered by the system: e-mail address, 
in some cases login id, login password, username, and non-mandatory 
data that may include the name, affiliation, phone number, and postal 
address.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
    This system of records is maintained under the authority of NEHRP 
(National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program), established by 
Congress in 1977 (Pub. L. 95-124) and the Advanced National Seismic 
System (Pub. L. 106-503 and Pub. L. 108-360).

ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES 
OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
    The primary purposes of the records is: To make earthquake 
information available to members of the public who request to 
participate in exchanges of earthquake information by e-mail 
notification, Web site publications, and real-time data pushes/pulls to 
clients.

DISCLOSURES OUTSIDE DOI MAY BE MADE WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE 
INDIVIDUAL TO WHOM THE RECORD PERTAINS UNDER THE ROUTINE USES LISTED 
BELOW:
    (1)(a) To any of the following entities or individuals, when the 
circumstances set forth in paragraph (b) are met:
    (i) The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ);
    (ii) A court or an adjudicative or other administrative body;
    (iii) A part in litigation before a court or an adjudicative or 
other administrative body; or
    (iv) Any DOI employee acting in his or her individual capacity if 
DOI or DOJ has agreed to represent that employee or pay for private 
representation of the employee;
    (b) When:
    (i) One of the following is a party to the proceeding or has an 
interest in the proceeding:
    (A) DOI or any component of DOI;
    (B) Any other Federal agency appearing before the Office of 
Hearings and Appeals;
    (C) Any DOI employee acting in his or her official capacity;
    (D) Any DOI employee acting in his or her individual capacity if 
DOI or DOJ has agreed to represent that employee or pay for private 
representation of the employee;
    (E) The United States, when DOJ determines that DOI is likely to be 
affected by the proceeding; and
    (ii) DOI deems the disclosure to be:
    (A) Relevant and necessary to the proceeding; and
    (B) Compatible with the purpose for which the records were 
compiled.
    (2) To a congressional office in response to a written inquiry that 
an individual covered by the system, or the heir of such individual if 
the covered individual is deceased, has made to the office.
    (3) To any criminal, civil, or regulatory law enforcement authority 
(whether Federal, State, territorial, local, Tribal or foreign) when a 
record, either alone or in conjunction with other information, 
indicates a violation or

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potential violation of law--criminal, civil, or regulatory in nature, 
and the disclosure is compatible with the purpose for which the records 
were compiled.
    (4) To an official of another Federal agency to provide information 
needed in the performance of official duties related to reconciling or 
reconstructing data files or to enable that agency to respond to an 
inquiry by the individual to whom the record pertains.
    (5) To Federal, State, territorial, local, Tribal, or foreign 
agencies that have requested information relevant or necessary to the 
hiring, firing or retention of an employee or contractor, or the 
issuance of a security clearance, license, contract, grant or other 
benefit, when the disclosure is compatible with the purpose for which 
the records were compiled.
    (6) To representatives of the National Archives and Records 
Administration to conduct records management inspections under the 
authority of 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906.
    (7) To State and local governments and Tribal organizations to 
provide information needed in response to court order and/or discovery 
purposes related to litigation, when the disclosure is compatible with 
the purpose for which the records were compiled.
    (8) To an expert, consultant, or contractor (including employees of 
the contractor) of DOI that performs services requiring access to these 
records on DOI's behalf to carry out the purposes of the system.
    (9) To appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when:
    (a) It is suspected or confirmed that the security or 
confidentiality of information in the system of records has been 
compromised; and
    (b) The Department has determined that as a result of the suspected 
or confirmed compromise there is a risk of harm to economic or property 
interest, identity theft or fraud, or harm to the security or integrity 
of this system or other systems or programs (whether maintained by the 
Department or another agency or entity) that rely upon the compromised 
information; and
    (c) The disclosure is made to such agencies, entities and persons 
who are reasonably necessary to assist in connection with the 
Department's efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed 
compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm.
    (10) To the Office of Management and Budget during the coordination 
and clearance process in connection with legislative affairs as 
mandated by OMB Circular A-19.
    (11) To the Department of the Treasury to recover debts owed to the 
United States.
    (12) To the news media when the disclosure is compatible with the 
purpose for which the records were compiled.
    (13) To a consumer reporting agency if the disclosure requirements 
of the Debt Collection Act, as outlined at 31 U.S.C. 3711(e)(1), have 
been met.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, 
AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
STORAGE:
    All records are maintained in a relational MySQL database stored on 
hard disk on each of the Web servers in Golden, CO; Denver, CO; Menlo 
Park, CA; Pasadena, CA; Sioux Falls, SD, and backed up on magnetic 
tape. Electronic requests sent to the ``Web Team'' e-mail contact 
designated in the footer of every Web page on the Earthquake Hazards 
Program Web site, which contains the return e-mail address of the 
inquirer, are deleted as soon as a response to the inquiry is sent to 
the inquirer.

RETRIEVABILITY:
    All data in the database can be accessed by the database 
administrators by any mandatory field, which includes e-mail address or 
account name.

SAFEGUARDS:
    (1) Physical Security: The systems are physically housed in 
Government offices consisting of locked rooms with floor to ceiling 
walls. Access is granted through a proximity card system. Backup tapes 
are stored at the Denver Federal Center in Building 25 in Room 1860, 
with access granted through a proximity card system, and in Menlo Park 
Building 11 and 3, with access granted through a proximity card system.
    (2) Technical Security: Electronic records are maintained in 
conformity with Office of Management and Budget, National Institute of 
Standards Technology and Departmental requirements reflecting the 
implementation of the Federal Information Security Management Act. 
Electronic data is protected through user identification, passwords, 
database permissions, a Privacy Act Warning, and software controls. 
These security measures establish different degrees of access for 
different types of users. The security controls protecting these 
databases are implemented in a hierarchical manner. The top layer is 
the Department of the Interior's Enterprise Services Network (ESN) 
security infrastructure which includes firewalls maintained in 
accordance with Department of Interior standards, Active-Scout 
Intrusion Detection, and a Juniper Intrusion Detection and Prevention 
(IDP) system. Additional security methods are implemented at each site: 
Firewalls, SSH, TCPwrappers, and Microsoft Active Directory. In 
addition to the layers of security described above, database access is 
controlled by restricted access to http://usgs.gov domains and by IP 
address, system user authentication, database access (table and row 
level) via grants, and specific database-table access by user account 
restrictions. Privacy information sent via the Internet is encrypted by 
SSL. The Security Plan addresses the Department's Privacy Act safeguard 
requirements for Privacy Act systems at 43 CFR 2.51. A Privacy Impact 
Assessment was completed to ensure that Privacy Act requirements and 
safeguards are sufficient and in place. Its provisions will be updated 
as needed to ensure that Privacy Act requirements continue to be met.
    (3) Administrative Security: Access is strictly limited to 
authorized personnel whose official duties require such access. All 
Departmental and contractor employees with access to the records are 
required to complete Privacy Act, Federal Records Act, and Information 
Technology Security Awareness training prior to being given access to 
the system, and on an annual basis, thereafter. All users sign security 
forms stating they will neither misuse government computers nor the 
information contained therein. In addition, managers and supervisors of 
users monitor the use of the database and ensure that the information 
is used in accordance with certified and accredited business practices.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
    The records in the system are retained and disposed of in 
accordance with National Archives and Records Administration procedures 
and General Records Schedule 308-01 and 310-01.

SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS:
    ANSS Manager, USGS-GD-GHT, DFC P.O. Box 25046 MS-966, Denver, CO 
80225.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES:
    An individual requesting notification of the existence of records 
on himself or herself should send a signed, written inquiry to the 
Systems Manager identified above. The request envelope and letter 
should both be clearly marked ``PRIVACY ACT INQUIRY.'' A request for 
notification must meet the requirements of 43 CFR 2.60.

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RECORDS ACCESS PROCEDURES:
    An individual requesting records on himself or herself should send 
a signed, written inquiry to the System Manager identified above. The 
request should describe the records sought as specifically as possible. 
The request envelopes and letter should both be clearly marked 
``PRIVACY ACT REQUEST FOR ACCESS.'' A request for access must meet the 
requirements of 43 CFR 2.63.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
    An individual requesting corrections or the removal of material 
from his or her records should send a signed, written request to the 
System Manager identified above. A request for corrections or removal 
must meet the requirements of 43 CFR 2.71.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
    Information in this system is obtained from the individuals who 
access the Earthquake Hazards Program Web site and fill out one of the 
forms either to provide information or to request information.

EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
    None.

[FR Doc. E9-16595 Filed 7-13-09; 8:45 am]
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