Privacy Act of 1974; Notification of a New Privacy Act System of Records, Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families Data Files, 59735-59738 [2010-24346]

Download as PDF 59735 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 187 / Tuesday, September 28, 2010 / Notices information is collected to indicate to the mortgagee amounts approved for advance and mortgage insurance. Frequency of Submission: On Occasion. Number of respondents Annual responses 458 13,740 Reporting Burden .............................................................................. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT administer and enforce Federal labor standards provisions, especially to monitor contractor compliance and to act upon allegations of labor standards violations. DATES: Comments Due Date: October 28, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2503–0033) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. E-mail: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. [Docket No. FR–5376–N–96] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Total Estimated Burden Hours: 27,480. Status: Extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: September 22, 2010. Leroy McKinney, Jr., Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–24197 Filed 9–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Record of Employee Interview Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. This information is collected and used by HUD to fulfill its obligation to SUMMARY: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov or telephone (202) 402–3400. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the Information collection described below. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting agencies 20,000 20,000 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Dated: September 22, 2010. Leroy McKinney, Jr., Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–24205 Filed 9–27–10; 8:45 am] 15:22 Sep 27, 2010 [FR–5386–N–09] Privacy Act of 1974; Notification of a New Privacy Act System of Records, Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families Data Files Office of the Chief Information Officer. ACTION: Notification of a new SORN. AGENCY: Housing Urban Development (HUD) proposes to establish a new SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 = Burden hours 27,480 concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Record of Employee Interview. OMB Approval Number: 2501–0009. Form Numbers: HUD–11, HUD–11–SP (Spanish). Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: This information is collected and used by HUD to fulfill its obligation to administer and enforce Federal labor standards provisions, especially to monitor contractor compliance and to act upon allegations of labor standards violations. Frequency of Submission: On Occasion. Annual responses Reporting Burden .............................................................................. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Hours per response 2.0 Number of respondents Total Estimated Burden Hours: 8,200. Status: Extension of a currently approved collection. × × Hours per response .41 = Burden hours 8,200 Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), SORN. The proposed new system of record is the Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families Data (RRHFD) Files. The records system will be used by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) to evaluate the effectiveness of the RRHFD Program, which is a demonstration program that was authorized by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (Pub. L. 110–161). Refer to the ‘‘Objective’’ caption to obtain detailed E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 59736 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 187 / Tuesday, September 28, 2010 / Notices information about the purpose of this study. Comments Due Date: October 28, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this notice to the Rules Docket Clerk, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410–0500. Communications should refer to the above docket number and title. A copy of each communication submitted will be available for public inspection and copying between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Robinson-Staton, Departmental Privacy Act Officer, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 2256, Washington, DC 20410, Telephone Number (202) 402– 8047. (This is not a toll-free number.) A telecommunication device for hearingand speech-impaired individuals (TTY) is available at (800) 877–8339 (Federal Information Relay Service). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended notice is given that HUD proposes to establish a new SORN as identified as RRHFD. Title 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11) provide that the public be afforded a 30day period in which to comment on the new system of records. The new system report was submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and the House Committee on Government Reform pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix 1 to OMB Circular No. A–130, ‘‘Federal Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,’’ July 25, 1994 (59 FR 37914). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a 88 Stat. 1896; 42 U.S.C. 3535(d). Dated: September 22, 2010. Jerry E. Williams, Chief Information Officer. SYSTEM NAME: Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families Data Files. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SYSTEM LOCATION: Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families Data Files are to be located at Abt Associates Inc., 55 Wheeler Street, Cambridge, MA; Abt Associates Inc., 4550 Montgomery Avenue, Bethesda, MD; and the AT&T Datacenter, 15 Enterprise Ave., Secaucus, NJ 07094. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Families enrolled in RRHFD. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Sep 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Name; Social Security Number; study identifier; birth date; contact information (home address, telephone numbers, e-mail address); demographic characteristics of the family head (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, marital status); number of children and other adults in the household (a roster of adults and children with the family head at baseline and spouse/partner and children not with the family head at baseline, and characteristics of these family members); income sources and total family income; employment and earnings for the family head; current housing conditions, rent and rental assistance received; housing history since program completion; barriers to housing; homeless program participation; contact information for landlord, family and friends; and study tracking information. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: Sec. 501, 502, Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91– 609), 12 U.S.C. 1701z–1, 1701z–2. PURPOSE: The FY 2008 budget for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.R. 2764) included a $25 million set-aside to implement a Rapid Re-housing for Families Demonstration Program ‘‘expressly for the purposes of providing housing and services to homeless families.’’ Also included in the legislation was a requirement that there be an evaluation of the demonstration program ‘‘in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the rapid re-housing approach in addressing the needs of homeless families.’’ The underlying presumption of the rapid re-housing program posits that providers, through the use of an assessment tool they have developed for the program, will be able to predict with considerable confidence which homeless families, with a minimum amount of housing and supportive services, will be able to achieve housing stability and selfsufficiency at the conclusion of the program. In order to measure the efficacy of the program, HUD will seek to enroll approximately 1,200 participating families into the outcomes evaluation. A follow-up survey will be administered to each participating family 12 months after completion of the program. The survey will collect data related to housing stability; selfsufficiency; employment and earnings; family well-being; and health. PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: • Authorized Abt/SRBI staff will use the data files in the Web-based study contact database to track study participants and locate participants for 12-month follow-up interviews. Staff will use the data files to match with other datasets for tracking purposes, such as change of address and credit bureau databases. • A limited number of authorized Abt researchers will access personally identifying information to link data from one phase of data collection to another or to match primary study data with other datasets for data collection purposes (e.g., matching records from primary data collection with local Homeless management Information Systems (HMIS) administrative data). • Authorized Abt researchers will also use the data for statistical analysis and to develop findings for this research study. • Authorized Abt researchers may use the data to create a public use file of non-identifiable data for disclosure to authorized researchers for other purposes. • If the Department suspects or has confirmed that the security or confidentiality of information in the system of records has been compromised; or if the Department has determined that as a result of the suspected or confirmed compromise there is a risk of harm to economic or property interests, identity theft or fraud, or harm to the security or integrity of this system or other systems or programs (whether maintained by the HUD or another agency or entity) that rely upon the compromised information; then the disclosure made to such agencies, entities, and persons is reasonably necessary to assist in connection with the HUD’s efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm. Each data user’s permissions will be defined based on the user’s role on the project. For example, the local site interviewer will be able to review data for study participants only for his or her own specific site. Study data will be aggregated or de-identified at the highest level possible for each required, authorized use. Abt Associates will not use or disclose the data for any purposes other than for the ‘‘The Evaluation of the Rapid Re-Housing for Families Demonstration Program.’’ Abt Associates will not disclose the data to additional parties without the written authority of E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 187 / Tuesday, September 28, 2010 / Notices the providing organization, except where required by law. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SAFEGUARDS: The following safeguards shall be used to secure data in storage, retrieval, during access, and disposal. • All personal data (identifiable and de-identified data analyses files) will be encrypted and maintained on a secure workstation or server that is protected by a firewall, complex passwords, and multi-authentication factors, in a directory that can only be accessed by the network administrators and the analysts actively working on the data. • Data on the secure server will be encrypted using an industry standard algorithm incorporating at least 128-bit encryption. The decryption key will only be known to analysts actively working with the data. • Separate data files will be maintained for each questionnaire and for identifying information. Data files used for analysis will be stored in a separate location from files with identifying information to minimize the risk that an unauthorized user could use the unique identification number to link de-identified files with the identifiers. The unique identification number will be protected through multi-mode authentication, in addition to encryption technologies. • Access rights to the data are granted to limited researchers on a need-toknow basis, and the level of access provided to each researcher is based on the minimal level required by that individual to fulfill his research role. • Abt Associates will backup the data on a regular basis to safeguard against system failures or disasters. Only encrypted versions of the data will be copied to the backup media. Unencrypted data will never be stored on a laptop or on a movable media such as CDs, diskettes, or USB flash drives. • If an authorized researcher leaves employment or is no longer working on this project, their user ID and access will be terminated within one day, as will VPN access. These steps will be documented as part of termination process. • The site interviewers will securely store any hard copy documents with personal protected information, such as signed consent forms, tracking letters, or interview appointment schedules. Consent Forms. The participation agreement/informed consent and contact information form will be a paper form. After the family signs the informed consent form, the RRHD VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Sep 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 program staff person will record the participant’s contact information in the secure, Web-based study contact database. After the contact information is recorded, the hard copy form will be placed within a sealed envelope and stored temporarily in a locked cabinet in a secure physical location within the RRHD program’s administrative office. (If the contact information cannot be immediately recorded in the database, the RRHD program staff will store the signed form in the designated locked cabinet until the staff person is able to record the data. Alternatively, the program can submit the signed form to the Abt Director of Analysis, and Abt research staff can enter the contact information into the study contact database.) Tracking documentation. The site interviewer will store any tracking letters, appointment schedules, or other documentation with personal protected information, such as name, in a locked cabinet that can only be accessed by the interviewer. Tracking documentation with personal protected information should not be generated until needed in the tracking process to limit risk of unauthorized disclosures. Site interviewers should use study IDs in lieu of personal protected information on tracking documentation whenever feasible to limit risk of unauthorized disclosures. All hard copy forms with personal identifying data (the participant agreement/informed consent form) will be stored securely in a locked cabinet that can only be accessed by authorized individuals working on the data. The locked cabinet will be stored in a locked office in a limited access building. Hard copy forms that are no longer needed for the study will be shredded. If site interviewers do not have access to a paper shredder, they will submit the paperwork to the Abt Director of Analysis via FedEx with clear instructions to destroy the documents upon receipt. RETRIEVING: The contact database will include personal identifiers that can be used to locate records to update families’ whereabouts during the tracking period. Records within the contact database can be retrieved by name, social security number, study identification number, birthdate, or spouse name. After data collection is complete, researchers will use a dataset that is stripped of identifying information for all analyses, with the exception of a unique study identification number assigned to each participating family. The study identification number will be PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59737 randomly generated at the time of random assignment and will be unrelated to personal information such as SSN, DOB, or name. The study identifier can be linked to the personal identifying information but only by a small number of central research staff at Abt Associates. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: PII will be maintained only as long as required and only under conditions specified in the study protocol. Upon completion of all research for The Evaluation of the Rapid Re-Housing for Families Demonstration Program, Abt Associates will permanently destroy all electronic personally-identifiable information on the working server using one of the methods described by the NIST SP 800–88 ‘‘Guidelines for Media Sanitization’’ (September 2006). Encrypted versions of the data may remain on backup media for a longer period of time, but will be similarly permanently destroyed. At the end of the contract, records that do not need to be retained will be shredded and the remainder of the files will be shredded after the three-year retention period required in the contract. The retention and disposal procedures are in keeping with HUD’s records management policies as described in 44 USC 3101 and 44 USC 3303. SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: Carol Star, Director of the Program Evaluation Division, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, Telephone Number (202) 402–6139. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: For information, assistance, or inquiry about existence or records, contact Donna Robinson-Stanton, Departmental Privacy Act Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC, in accordance with the procedures in 24 CFR part 16. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: The Department’s rules for providing access to records to the individual concerned appear in 24 CFR part 16. If additional information or assistance is required, contact the Privacy Act Officer at the appropriate location. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: The Department’s rules for contesting the contents of records and appealing initial denials, by the individual concerned, appear in 24 CFR part 16. If additional information or assistance is E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 59738 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 187 / Tuesday, September 28, 2010 / Notices needed, it may be obtained by contacting: (i) In relation to contesting contents of records, the Departmental Privacy Act, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 2256, Washington, DC 20410; (ii) In relation to appeals of initial denials, the HUD Departmental Privacy Appeals Officers, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Original data collected directly from participating families, third party data for tracking purposes (e.g., National Change of Address database, credit bureaus), and administrative data on Homeless Management Information Systems. EXEMPTION FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT: None. [FR Doc. 2010–24346 Filed 9–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of renewal of a currently approved collection (OMB No. 1006– 0023). AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Bureau of Reclamation (we, our, or us) intends to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Forms to Determine Compliance by Certain Landholders, 43 CFR part 426, OMB Control Number: 1006–0023. We request your comments on the proposed Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA) forms and specific aspects of the information collection. DATES: Your written comments must be received on or before November 29, 2010. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: You may send written comments to the Bureau of Reclamation, Attention: 84–53000, PO Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225–0007. You may request copies of the proposed forms by writing to the above address or by ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Sep 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 contacting Stephanie McPhee at: (303) 445–2897. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie McPhee at: (303) 445–2897. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Forms to Determine Compliance by Certain Landholders, 43 CFR part 426. Abstract: Identification of limited recipients—Some entities that receive Reclamation irrigation water may believe that they are under the RRA forms submittal threshold and, consequently, may not submit the appropriate RRA form(s). However, some of these entities may in fact have a different RRA forms submittal threshold than what they believe it to be due to the number of natural persons benefiting from each entity and the location of the land held by each entity. In addition, some entities that are exempt from the requirement to submit RRA forms due to the size of their landholdings (directly and indirectly owned and leased land) may in fact be receiving Reclamation irrigation water for which the full-cost rate must be paid because the start of Reclamation irrigation water deliveries occurred after October 1, 1981 [43 CFR 426.6(b)(2)]. The information obtained through completion of the Limited Recipient Identification Sheet (Form 7–2536) allows us to establish entities’ compliance with Federal reclamation law. The Limited Recipient Identification Sheet is disbursed at our discretion. There are no proposed revisions to the Limited Recipient Identification Sheet. Trust review—In order to administer section 214 of the RRA and 43 CFR 426.7, we are required to review and approve all trusts. Land held in trust generally will be attributed to the beneficiaries of the trust rather than the trustee if the criteria specified in the RRA and 43 CFR 426.7 are met. When we become aware of trusts with a relatively small landholding (40 acres or less), we may extend to those trusts the option to complete and submit for our review the Trust Information Sheet (Form 7–2537) instead of actual trust documents. If we find nothing on the completed Trust Information Sheet that would warrant the further investigation of a particular trust, that trustee will not be burdened with submitting trust documents to us for in-depth review. The Trust Information Sheet is disbursed at our discretion. There are no proposed revisions to the Trust Information Sheet. Acreage limitation provisions applicable to public entities—Land farmed by a public entity can be PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 considered exempt from the application of the acreage limitation provisions provided the public entity meets certain criteria pertaining to the revenue generated through the entity’s farming activities (43 CFR 426.10 and the Act of July 7, 1970, Pub. L. 91–310). We are required to ascertain whether or not public entities that receive Reclamation irrigation water meet such revenue criteria regardless of how much land the public entities hold (directly or indirectly own or lease) [43 CFR 426.10(a)]. In order to minimize the burden on public entities, standard RRA forms are submitted by a public entity only when the public entity holds more than 40 acres subject to the acreage limitation provisions westwide, which makes it difficult to apply the revenue criteria as required to those public entities that hold less than 40 acres. When we become aware of such public entities, we request those public entities complete and submit for our review the Public Entity Information Sheet (Form 7–2565), which allows us to establish compliance with Federal reclamation law for those public entities that hold 40 acres or less and, thus, do not submit a standard RRA form because they are below the RRA forms submittal threshold. In addition, for those public entities that do not meet the exemption criteria, we must determine the proper rate to charge for Reclamation irrigation water deliveries. The Public Entity Information Sheet is disbursed at our discretion. There are no proposed revisions to the Public Entity Information Sheet. Acreage limitation provisions applicable to religious or charitable organizations—Some religious or charitable organizations that receive Reclamation irrigation water may believe that they are under the RRA forms submittal threshold and, consequently, may not submit the appropriate RRA form(s). However, some of these organizations may in fact have a different RRA forms submittal threshold than what they believe it to be depending on whether these organizations meet all of the required criteria for full special application of the acreage limitations provisions to religious or charitable organizations [43 CFR 426.9(b)]. In addition, some organizations that (1) do not meet the criteria to be treated as a religious or charitable organization under the acreage limitation provisions, and (2) are exempt from the requirement to submit RRA forms due to the size of their landholdings (directly and indirectly owned and leased land), may in fact be receiving Reclamation E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

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Privacy Act of 1974; Notification of a New Privacy Act System of 
Records, Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families Data Files

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer.

ACTION: Notification of a new SORN.

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SUMMARY: Housing Urban Development (HUD) proposes to establish a new 
Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), SORN. The proposed new system of 
record is the Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families Data (RRHFD) 
Files. The records system will be used by HUD's Office of Policy 
Development and Research (PD&R) to evaluate the effectiveness of the 
RRHFD Program, which is a demonstration program that was authorized by 
Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (Pub. L. 110-
161). Refer to the ``Objective'' caption to obtain detailed

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information about the purpose of this study.
    Comments Due Date: October 28, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this notice to the Rules Docket Clerk, Office of General Counsel, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., 
Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410-0500. Communications should refer to 
the above docket number and title. A copy of each communication 
submitted will be available for public inspection and copying between 8 
a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Robinson-Staton, Departmental 
Privacy Act Officer, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 2256, Washington, DC 
20410, Telephone Number (202) 402-8047. (This is not a toll-free 
number.) A telecommunication device for hearing-and speech-impaired 
individuals (TTY) is available at (800) 877-8339 (Federal Information 
Relay Service).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 
U.S.C. 552a), as amended notice is given that HUD proposes to establish 
a new SORN as identified as RRHFD.
    Title 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11) provide that the public be 
afforded a 30-day period in which to comment on the new system of 
records.
    The new system report was submitted to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB), the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and the 
House Committee on Government Reform pursuant to paragraph 4c of 
Appendix 1 to OMB Circular No. A-130, ``Federal Responsibilities for 
Maintaining Records About Individuals,'' July 25, 1994 (59 FR 37914).

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 552a 88 Stat. 1896; 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).

    Dated: September 22, 2010.
Jerry E. Williams,
Chief Information Officer.

System name:
    Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families Data Files.

System location:
    Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families Data Files are to be located 
at Abt Associates Inc., 55 Wheeler Street, Cambridge, MA; Abt 
Associates Inc., 4550 Montgomery Avenue, Bethesda, MD; and the AT&T 
Datacenter, 15 Enterprise Ave., Secaucus, NJ 07094.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Families enrolled in RRHFD.

Categories of records in the system:
    Name; Social Security Number; study identifier; birth date; contact 
information (home address, telephone numbers, e-mail address); 
demographic characteristics of the family head (e.g., race/ethnicity, 
gender, marital status); number of children and other adults in the 
household (a roster of adults and children with the family head at 
baseline and spouse/partner and children not with the family head at 
baseline, and characteristics of these family members); income sources 
and total family income; employment and earnings for the family head; 
current housing conditions, rent and rental assistance received; 
housing history since program completion; barriers to housing; homeless 
program participation; contact information for landlord, family and 
friends; and study tracking information.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    Sec. 501, 502, Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 
91-609), 12 U.S.C. 1701z-1, 1701z-2.

Purpose:
    The FY 2008 budget for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development (H.R. 2764) included a $25 million set-aside to implement a 
Rapid Re-housing for Families Demonstration Program ``expressly for the 
purposes of providing housing and services to homeless families.'' Also 
included in the legislation was a requirement that there be an 
evaluation of the demonstration program ``in order to evaluate the 
effectiveness of the rapid re-housing approach in addressing the needs 
of homeless families.'' The underlying presumption of the rapid re-
housing program posits that providers, through the use of an assessment 
tool they have developed for the program, will be able to predict with 
considerable confidence which homeless families, with a minimum amount 
of housing and supportive services, will be able to achieve housing 
stability and self-sufficiency at the conclusion of the program. In 
order to measure the efficacy of the program, HUD will seek to enroll 
approximately 1,200 participating families into the outcomes 
evaluation. A follow-up survey will be administered to each 
participating family 12 months after completion of the program. The 
survey will collect data related to housing stability; self-
sufficiency; employment and earnings; family well-being; and health.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
     Authorized Abt/SRBI staff will use the data files in the 
Web-based study contact database to track study participants and locate 
participants for 12-month follow-up interviews. Staff will use the data 
files to match with other datasets for tracking purposes, such as 
change of address and credit bureau databases.
     A limited number of authorized Abt researchers will access 
personally identifying information to link data from one phase of data 
collection to another or to match primary study data with other 
datasets for data collection purposes (e.g., matching records from 
primary data collection with local Homeless management Information 
Systems (HMIS) administrative data).
     Authorized Abt researchers will also use the data for 
statistical analysis and to develop findings for this research study.
     Authorized Abt researchers may use the data to create a 
public use file of non-identifiable data for disclosure to authorized 
researchers for other purposes.
     If the Department suspects or has confirmed that the 
security or confidentiality of information in the system of records has 
been compromised; or if the Department has determined that as a result 
of the suspected or confirmed compromise there is a risk of harm to 
economic or property interests, identity theft or fraud, or harm to the 
security or integrity of this system or other systems or programs 
(whether maintained by the HUD or another agency or entity) that rely 
upon the compromised information; then the disclosure made to such 
agencies, entities, and persons is reasonably necessary to assist in 
connection with the HUD's efforts to respond to the suspected or 
confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm.
    Each data user's permissions will be defined based on the user's 
role on the project. For example, the local site interviewer will be 
able to review data for study participants only for his or her own 
specific site. Study data will be aggregated or de-identified at the 
highest level possible for each required, authorized use.
    Abt Associates will not use or disclose the data for any purposes 
other than for the ``The Evaluation of the Rapid Re-Housing for 
Families Demonstration Program.'' Abt Associates will not disclose the 
data to additional parties without the written authority of

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the providing organization, except where required by law.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Safeguards:
    The following safeguards shall be used to secure data in storage, 
retrieval, during access, and disposal.
     All personal data (identifiable and de-identified data 
analyses files) will be encrypted and maintained on a secure 
workstation or server that is protected by a firewall, complex 
passwords, and multi-authentication factors, in a directory that can 
only be accessed by the network administrators and the analysts 
actively working on the data.
     Data on the secure server will be encrypted using an 
industry standard algorithm incorporating at least 128-bit encryption. 
The decryption key will only be known to analysts actively working with 
the data.
     Separate data files will be maintained for each 
questionnaire and for identifying information. Data files used for 
analysis will be stored in a separate location from files with 
identifying information to minimize the risk that an unauthorized user 
could use the unique identification number to link de-identified files 
with the identifiers. The unique identification number will be 
protected through multi-mode authentication, in addition to encryption 
technologies.
     Access rights to the data are granted to limited 
researchers on a need-to-know basis, and the level of access provided 
to each researcher is based on the minimal level required by that 
individual to fulfill his research role.
     Abt Associates will backup the data on a regular basis to 
safeguard against system failures or disasters. Only encrypted versions 
of the data will be copied to the backup media. Unencrypted data will 
never be stored on a laptop or on a movable media such as CDs, 
diskettes, or USB flash drives.
     If an authorized researcher leaves employment or is no 
longer working on this project, their user ID and access will be 
terminated within one day, as will VPN access. These steps will be 
documented as part of termination process.
     The site interviewers will securely store any hard copy 
documents with personal protected information, such as signed consent 
forms, tracking letters, or interview appointment schedules.
    Consent Forms. The participation agreement/informed consent and 
contact information form will be a paper form. After the family signs 
the informed consent form, the RRHD program staff person will record 
the participant's contact information in the secure, Web-based study 
contact database. After the contact information is recorded, the hard 
copy form will be placed within a sealed envelope and stored 
temporarily in a locked cabinet in a secure physical location within 
the RRHD program's administrative office. (If the contact information 
cannot be immediately recorded in the database, the RRHD program staff 
will store the signed form in the designated locked cabinet until the 
staff person is able to record the data. Alternatively, the program can 
submit the signed form to the Abt Director of Analysis, and Abt 
research staff can enter the contact information into the study contact 
database.)
    Tracking documentation. The site interviewer will store any 
tracking letters, appointment schedules, or other documentation with 
personal protected information, such as name, in a locked cabinet that 
can only be accessed by the interviewer. Tracking documentation with 
personal protected information should not be generated until needed in 
the tracking process to limit risk of unauthorized disclosures. Site 
interviewers should use study IDs in lieu of personal protected 
information on tracking documentation whenever feasible to limit risk 
of unauthorized disclosures.
    All hard copy forms with personal identifying data (the participant 
agreement/informed consent form) will be stored securely in a locked 
cabinet that can only be accessed by authorized individuals working on 
the data. The locked cabinet will be stored in a locked office in a 
limited access building.
    Hard copy forms that are no longer needed for the study will be 
shredded. If site interviewers do not have access to a paper shredder, 
they will submit the paperwork to the Abt Director of Analysis via 
FedEx with clear instructions to destroy the documents upon receipt.

Retrieving:
    The contact database will include personal identifiers that can be 
used to locate records to update families' whereabouts during the 
tracking period. Records within the contact database can be retrieved 
by name, social security number, study identification number, 
birthdate, or spouse name.
    After data collection is complete, researchers will use a dataset 
that is stripped of identifying information for all analyses, with the 
exception of a unique study identification number assigned to each 
participating family. The study identification number will be randomly 
generated at the time of random assignment and will be unrelated to 
personal information such as SSN, DOB, or name. The study identifier 
can be linked to the personal identifying information but only by a 
small number of central research staff at Abt Associates.

Retention and disposal:
    PII will be maintained only as long as required and only under 
conditions specified in the study protocol. Upon completion of all 
research for The Evaluation of the Rapid Re-Housing for Families 
Demonstration Program, Abt Associates will permanently destroy all 
electronic personally-identifiable information on the working server 
using one of the methods described by the NIST SP 800-88 ``Guidelines 
for Media Sanitization'' (September 2006). Encrypted versions of the 
data may remain on backup media for a longer period of time, but will 
be similarly permanently destroyed.
    At the end of the contract, records that do not need to be retained 
will be shredded and the remainder of the files will be shredded after 
the three-year retention period required in the contract. The retention 
and disposal procedures are in keeping with HUD's records management 
policies as described in 44 USC 3101 and 44 USC 3303.

System manager(s) and address:
    Carol Star, Director of the Program Evaluation Division, Office of 
Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, Telephone 
Number (202) 402-6139.

Notification procedure:
    For information, assistance, or inquiry about existence or records, 
contact Donna Robinson-Stanton, Departmental Privacy Act Officer, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC, in accordance with the procedures in 24 CFR part 16.

Record access procedures:
    The Department's rules for providing access to records to the 
individual concerned appear in 24 CFR part 16. If additional 
information or assistance is required, contact the Privacy Act Officer 
at the appropriate location.

Contesting record procedures:
    The Department's rules for contesting the contents of records and 
appealing initial denials, by the individual concerned, appear in 24 
CFR part 16. If additional information or assistance is

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needed, it may be obtained by contacting:
    (i) In relation to contesting contents of records, the Departmental 
Privacy Act, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 
Street SW., Room 2256, Washington, DC 20410;
    (ii) In relation to appeals of initial denials, the HUD 
Departmental Privacy Appeals Officers, Office of General Counsel, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20410.

Record source categories:
    Original data collected directly from participating families, third 
party data for tracking purposes (e.g., National Change of Address 
database, credit bureaus), and administrative data on Homeless 
Management Information Systems.

Exemption from certain provisions of the Act:
    None.

[FR Doc. 2010-24346 Filed 9-27-10; 8:45 am]
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