Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended, 15407-15408 [2013-05513]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 47 / Monday, March 11, 2013 / Notices or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: March 5, 2013. Yvette Lawrence, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–05515 Filed 3–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning health insurance premium tax credit. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 10, 2013 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Allan Hopkins, (202) 622–6665, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov. SUMMARY: Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 60. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: March 5, 2013. Yvette Lawrence, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–05519 Filed 3–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit. OMB Number: 1545–2232. Form Number: REG–131491–10. Abstract: This document contains regulations relating to the health insurance premium assistance credit enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The regulations provide guidance to individuals who claim the premium assistance credit and exchanges that make qualified health plans available to individuals and. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Mar 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended Internal Revenue Service, Treasury. ACTION: Notice of proposed alteration of a Privacy Act system of records. AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), gives notice of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15407 proposed alteration of the system of records entitled Treasury/IRS 34.037, Audit Trail and Security Records. DATES: Comments must be received no later than April 10, 2013. The proposed altered system will become effective April 22, 2013, unless the IRS receives comments which cause reconsideration of this action. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Office of Privacy, Governmental Liaison and Disclosure, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. Comments will be available for inspection and copying in the IRS Freedom of Information Reading Room (Room 1621) at the above address. The telephone number for the Reading Room is (202) 622–5164 (not a toll-free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Silverman, Management and Program Analyst, IRS Office of Privacy, Governmental Liaison and Disclosure, (202) 622–5625 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The IRS is proposing to alter the Privacy Act system of records entitled Treasury/ IRS34.037, Audit Trail and Security Records, to add records for the monitoring of electronic communications exiting IRS computer networks to detect sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information that is being transmitted in violation of IRS security policy (e.g., to ensure the information is secured by an adequate level of encryption). The monitoring will allow the IRS to comply with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mandates 6–16, 6–19 and 7–16, Treasury Mandate TCIO–M–09–04/S– SDP 6 & S–SDP 7, and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) audit findings recommending such action. The IRS will review detections of potential violations to determine whether there has been an actual violation of security policy. The records will include items such as suspected and actual policy violations, violation match count (volume), sender, recipient, computer network protocol, and the date and time of the suspected or actual violation. Corrective action may be taken in accordance with established processes including but not limited to: notification of potential violation to employee and/ or supervisor; retention of violation data for statistics and further evaluation; and corrective action according to established labor relations processes and policies. A notice describing Treasury/IRS 34.037 was most recently published at E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 15408 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 47 / Monday, March 11, 2013 / Notices Volume 77, Number 155 (Friday, August 10, 2(12). The IRS proposes to alter the system of records to include these monitoring records. TREASURY/IRS 34.037 SYSTEM NAME: Audit Trail and Security Records— Treasury/IRS 34.037. * * * * * CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Description of changes: The categories of individuals will be altered to include IRS employees, contractors, and other individuals whose communications are monitored to detect violations of IRS security policies with electronic mail and to include individuals whose records were accessed. When altered as proposed, the Categories of individuals covered by the system section will read as follows: Individuals who have accessed, by any means, information contained within IRS electronic or paper records or who have otherwise used any IRS computing equipment/resources, including access to Internet sites; individuals whose information is accessed using IRS computing equipment/resources; and IRS employees and contractors who use IRS equipment to send electronic communications. * * * * * CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Description of changes: The Categories of records will be altered to VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Mar 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 include information about individuals who send electronic communications using IRS systems and other individuals who have or may have knowledge of such incidents, and to include records about individuals whose records were accessed. When altered as proposed, the Categories of records in the system section will read as follows: Records concerning the use of IRS computing equipment or other resources by employees, contractors, or other individuals to access IRS information; records concerning individuals whose information was accessed using IRS computing equipment/resources; records identifying what information was accessed; records concerning the use of IRS computing equipment and other resources to send electronic communications; and records concerning the investigation of such incidents. * * * * * PURPOSE: Description of changes: The purpose of the system will be altered to include monitoring for security violations in addition to the current purpose of detecting unauthorized access. When altered as proposed, the Purpose section will read as follows: To identify and track any unauthorized accesses to SBU and potential breaches or unauthorized disclosures of such information or inappropriate use of government computers to access Internet sites for any purpose forbidden by IRS policy PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 (e.g., gambling, playing computer games, or engaging in illegal activity), or to detect electronic communications sent using IRS systems in violation of IRS security policy. * * * * * RETRIEVABILITY: Description of changes: The retrievability will be altered to add new identifiers used to retrieve information in the system. When altered as proposed the retrievability section will read as follows: By name, Social Security Number (SSN), or the employee identification number (SEID) of employee, contractor, or other individual who has been granted access to IRS information, or to IRS equipment and resources, and by incident number. Also by name, SSN or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) of entities whose records were accessed. The report of the altered system of records, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act, has been submitted to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Office of Management and Budget. Dated: February 22, 2013. Veronica Marco, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Privacy, Transparency, and Records. [FR Doc. 2013–05513 Filed 3–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 47 (Monday, March 11, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15407-15408]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05513]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of proposed alteration of a Privacy Act system of 
records.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 
1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Department of the Treasury, 
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), gives notice of proposed alteration of 
the system of records entitled Treasury/IRS 34.037, Audit Trail and 
Security Records.

DATES: Comments must be received no later than April 10, 2013. The 
proposed altered system will become effective April 22, 2013, unless 
the IRS receives comments which cause reconsideration of this action.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Office of Privacy, 
Governmental Liaison and Disclosure, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. Comments will be 
available for inspection and copying in the IRS Freedom of Information 
Reading Room (Room 1621) at the above address. The telephone number for 
the Reading Room is (202) 622-5164 (not a toll-free number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Silverman, Management and 
Program Analyst, IRS Office of Privacy, Governmental Liaison and 
Disclosure, (202) 622-5625 (not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The IRS is proposing to alter the Privacy 
Act system of records entitled Treasury/IRS34.037, Audit Trail and 
Security Records, to add records for the monitoring of electronic 
communications exiting IRS computer networks to detect sensitive but 
unclassified (SBU) information that is being transmitted in violation 
of IRS security policy (e.g., to ensure the information is secured by 
an adequate level of encryption). The monitoring will allow the IRS to 
comply with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mandates 6-16, 6-19 
and 7-16, Treasury Mandate TCIO-M-09-04/S-SDP 6 & S-SDP 7, and Treasury 
Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) audit findings 
recommending such action.
    The IRS will review detections of potential violations to determine 
whether there has been an actual violation of security policy. The 
records will include items such as suspected and actual policy 
violations, violation match count (volume), sender, recipient, computer 
network protocol, and the date and time of the suspected or actual 
violation.
    Corrective action may be taken in accordance with established 
processes including but not limited to: notification of potential 
violation to employee and/or supervisor; retention of violation data 
for statistics and further evaluation; and corrective action according 
to established labor relations processes and policies.
    A notice describing Treasury/IRS 34.037 was most recently published 
at

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Volume 77, Number 155 (Friday, August 10, 2(12). The IRS proposes to 
alter the system of records to include these monitoring records.
TREASURY/IRS 34.037

System name:
    Audit Trail and Security Records--Treasury/IRS 34.037.
* * * * *

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Description of changes: The categories of individuals will be 
altered to include IRS employees, contractors, and other individuals 
whose communications are monitored to detect violations of IRS security 
policies with electronic mail and to include individuals whose records 
were accessed.
    When altered as proposed, the Categories of individuals covered by 
the system section will read as follows:
    Individuals who have accessed, by any means, information contained 
within IRS electronic or paper records or who have otherwise used any 
IRS computing equipment/resources, including access to Internet sites; 
individuals whose information is accessed using IRS computing 
equipment/resources; and IRS employees and contractors who use IRS 
equipment to send electronic communications.
* * * * *

Categories of records in the system:
    Description of changes: The Categories of records will be altered 
to include information about individuals who send electronic 
communications using IRS systems and other individuals who have or may 
have knowledge of such incidents, and to include records about 
individuals whose records were accessed.
    When altered as proposed, the Categories of records in the system 
section will read as follows:
    Records concerning the use of IRS computing equipment or other 
resources by employees, contractors, or other individuals to access IRS 
information; records concerning individuals whose information was 
accessed using IRS computing equipment/resources; records identifying 
what information was accessed; records concerning the use of IRS 
computing equipment and other resources to send electronic 
communications; and records concerning the investigation of such 
incidents.
* * * * *

Purpose:
    Description of changes: The purpose of the system will be altered 
to include monitoring for security violations in addition to the 
current purpose of detecting unauthorized access.
    When altered as proposed, the Purpose section will read as follows:
    To identify and track any unauthorized accesses to SBU and 
potential breaches or unauthorized disclosures of such information or 
inappropriate use of government computers to access Internet sites for 
any purpose forbidden by IRS policy (e.g., gambling, playing computer 
games, or engaging in illegal activity), or to detect electronic 
communications sent using IRS systems in violation of IRS security 
policy.
* * * * *

Retrievability:
    Description of changes: The retrievability will be altered to add 
new identifiers used to retrieve information in the system.
    When altered as proposed the retrievability section will read as 
follows:
    By name, Social Security Number (SSN), or the employee 
identification number (SEID) of employee, contractor, or other 
individual who has been granted access to IRS information, or to IRS 
equipment and resources, and by incident number. Also by name, SSN or 
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) of entities whose records were 
accessed.
    The report of the altered system of records, as required by 5 
U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act, has been submitted to the Committee 
on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate 
and the Office of Management and Budget.

    Dated: February 22, 2013.
Veronica Marco,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Privacy, Transparency, and 
Records.
[FR Doc. 2013-05513 Filed 3-8-13; 8:45 am]
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