Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program, 15734-15735 [2013-05641]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 15734 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 12, 2013 / Notices in making these eligibility determinations. NJ–LWD seeks access to the information contained in the DHS/ USCIS VIS database for the purpose of confirming the immigration status of alien applicants for, or recipients of, the benefits it administers, in order to discharge its obligation to conduct such verifications pursuant to Section 1137 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1320b–7, and to New Jersey Statute 43:2. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered: DHS/USCIS will provide the following to NJ–LWD: Records in the DHS/USCIS VIS database containing information related to the status of aliens and other persons on whom DHS/ USCIS has a record as an applicant, petitioner, or beneficiary. See DHS/ USCIS–004 Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements Program System of Records Notice, 76 FR 58525 (September 21, 2011). NJ–LWD will provide the following to DHS/USCIS: NJ–LWD records pertaining to alien applicants for, or recipients of, entitlement benefit programs administered by the State. NJ–LWD will match the following records with DHS/USCIS records: • Alien Registration Number • I–94 Number • Last Name • First Name • Middle Name • Date of Birth • Nationality • Social Security Number DHS/USCIS will match the following records with NJ–LWD records: • Alien Registration Number • Last Name • First Name • Middle Name • Date of Birth • Country of Birth (not nationality) • Social Security Number (if available) • Date of Entry • Immigration Status Data • Employment Eligibility Data Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program: The inclusive dates of the matching program are from December 29, 2011, and continuing for 18 months through June 28, 2013. The matching program may be extended for an additional 12 months thereafter, if certain conditions are met. Address for Receipt of Public Comments or Inquires: Individuals wishing to comment on this matching program or obtain additional information about the program, including requesting a copy of the Computer Matching Agreement between DHS–USCIS and NJ–LWD, may contact: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Mar 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 For general questions please contact: Janice Jackson (202–443–0109), Acting Privacy Branch Chief, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 131 M Street NE., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20529. For privacy questions please contact: Jonathan R. Cantor (202–343–1717), Acting Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528. Dated: February 13, 2013. Jonathan R. Cantor, Acting Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–05638 Filed 3–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9L–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DHS–2013–0010] Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Overview Information: Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program between the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance. SUMMARY: This document provides notice of the existence of a computer matching program between the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides this notice in accordance with The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100–503) and the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Amendments of 1990 (Pub. L. 101–508) (Privacy Act); Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Final Guidance Interpreting the Provisions of Public Law 100–503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, 54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989); and OMB Circular A– 130, Appendix I, 65 FR 77677 (December 12, 2000). Participating Agencies: The Department of Homeland Security/U.S. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS/USCIS) is the source agency and the Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance (MA–DUA) is the recipient agency. Purpose of the Match: This Computer Matching agreement allows DHS/USCIS to provide MA–DUA with electronic access to immigration status information contained within the DHS/USCIS Verification Information System (VIS). The immigration status information will enable MA–DUA to determine whether an applicant is eligible for benefits under the Unemployment Compensation (UC) program administered by MA–DUA. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program: Section 121 of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, Public Law 99–603, as amended by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), requires DHS to establish a system for the verification of immigration status of alien applicants for, or recipients of, certain types of benefits and to make this system available to state agencies that administer such benefits. Section 121(c) of IRCA amends Section 1137 of the Social Security Act and certain other sections of law that pertain to Federal entitlement benefit programs to require state agencies administering these programs to use the DHS/USCIS verification system to make eligibility determinations in order to prevent the issuance of benefits to alien applicants who are not entitled to program benefits because of their immigration status. The VIS database is the DHS/USCIS system established and made available to MA– DUA and other covered agencies for use in making these eligibility determinations. MA–DUA seeks access to the information contained in DHS/USCIS VIS database for the purpose of confirming the immigration status of alien applicants for, or recipients of, the benefits it administers, in order to discharge its obligation to conduct such verifications pursuant to Section 1137 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1320b–7, and to Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 151A, § 25(h). Categories of Records and Individuals Covered: DHS/USCIS will provide the following to MA–DUA: Records in the DHS/USCIS VIS database containing information related to the status of aliens and other persons on whom DHS/ USCIS has a record as an applicant, petitioner, or beneficiary. See DHS/ USCIS–004 Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements Program System of Records Notice, 76 FR 58525 (September 21, 2011). E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 12, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES MA–DUA will provide the following to DHS/USCIS: MA–DUA records pertaining to alien applicants for, or recipients of entitlement benefit programs administered by the State. MA–DUA will match the following records with DHS–USCIS records: • Alien Registration Number • 1–94 Number • Last Name • First Name • Middle Name • Date of Birth • Nationality • Social Security Number DHS–USCIS will match the following records with MA–DUA records: • Alien Registration Number • Last Name • First Name • Middle Name • Date of Birth • Country of Birth (not nationality) • Social Security Number (if available) • Date of Entry • Immigration Status Data • Employment Eligibility Data Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program: The inclusive dates of the matching program are from December 14, 2011, and continuing for 18 months through to June 13, 2013. The matching program may be extended for an additional 12 months thereafter, if certain conditions are met. Address for Receipt of Public Comments or Inquires: Individuals wishing to comment on this matching program or obtain additional information about the program, including requesting a copy of the computer matching agreement between DHS–USCIS and MA–DUA, may contact: For general questions please contact: Janice Jackson (202–443–0109), Acting Privacy Branch Chief, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 131 M Street NE., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20529. For privacy questions please contact: Jonathan R. Cantor (202–343–1717), Acting Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528. Dated: February 13, 2013. Jonathan R. Cantor, Acting Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–05641 Filed 3–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9L–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Mar 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2013–0007; OMB No. 1660–0076] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program application and reporting requirements. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before May 13, 2013. ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use only one of the following means to submit comments: (1) Online. Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA–2013–0007. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Docket Manager, Office of Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room 835, Washington, DC 20472– 3100. (3) Facsimile. Submit comments to (703) 483–2999. All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of www.regulations.gov. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cecelia Rosenberg, Chief, Grants Policy Branch, Mitigation Division, (202) 646– 3321. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at facsimile number (202) 646–3347 or PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15735 email address: FEMA-InformationCollections-Management@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5170c, established the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Grant requirements and grants management procedures of the program are outlined in 44 C.F.R. Part 13 and 206 Subpart N. Grantees administer the HMGP, which is a post-disaster program that contributes funds toward the cost of hazard mitigation activities in order to reduce the risk of future damage, hardship, loss or suffering in any area affected by a major disaster. Grantees are defined as any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or an Indian tribal government that chooses to act as a grantee. Collection of Information Title: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Application and Reporting. Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. FEMA Form(s): None. Abstract: Grantees administer the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which is a post-disaster program that contributes funds toward the cost of hazard mitigation activities in order to reduce the risk of future damage, hardship, loss or suffering in any area affected by a major disaster. FEMA uses applications to collect information for determining whether to provide financial assistance in the form of grant awards and monitors grantee project activities and expenditure of funds through grantee quarterly reporting. Affected Public: State, local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 56. Number of Responses: 3,024. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,696. Estimated Cost: There is no annual operation or maintenance cost associated with this collection. Comments Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption above. Comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of the Secretary

[Docket No. DHS-2013-0010]


Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program

AGENCY: Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Overview Information: Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching 
Program between the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services and the Massachusetts Division of Unemployment 
Assistance.
SUMMARY: This document provides notice of the existence of a computer 
matching program between the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Massachusetts Division of 
Unemployment Assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Homeland Security/U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services provides this notice in accordance 
with The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the 
Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-503) 
and the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Amendments of 1990 
(Pub. L. 101-508) (Privacy Act); Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
Final Guidance Interpreting the Provisions of Public Law 100-503, the 
Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, 54 FR 25818 (June 
19, 1989); and OMB Circular A-130, Appendix I, 65 FR 77677 (December 
12, 2000).
    Participating Agencies: The Department of Homeland Security/U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS/USCIS) is the source agency 
and the Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance (MA-DUA) is 
the recipient agency.
    Purpose of the Match: This Computer Matching agreement allows DHS/
USCIS to provide MA-DUA with electronic access to immigration status 
information contained within the DHS/USCIS Verification Information 
System (VIS). The immigration status information will enable MA-DUA to 
determine whether an applicant is eligible for benefits under the 
Unemployment Compensation (UC) program administered by MA-DUA.
    Authority for Conducting the Matching Program: Section 121 of the 
Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, Public Law 99-603, 
as amended by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity 
Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), requires DHS to establish a system 
for the verification of immigration status of alien applicants for, or 
recipients of, certain types of benefits and to make this system 
available to state agencies that administer such benefits. Section 
121(c) of IRCA amends Section 1137 of the Social Security Act and 
certain other sections of law that pertain to Federal entitlement 
benefit programs to require state agencies administering these programs 
to use the DHS/USCIS verification system to make eligibility 
determinations in order to prevent the issuance of benefits to alien 
applicants who are not entitled to program benefits because of their 
immigration status. The VIS database is the DHS/USCIS system 
established and made available to MA-DUA and other covered agencies for 
use in making these eligibility determinations.
    MA-DUA seeks access to the information contained in DHS/USCIS VIS 
database for the purpose of confirming the immigration status of alien 
applicants for, or recipients of, the benefits it administers, in order 
to discharge its obligation to conduct such verifications pursuant to 
Section 1137 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1320b-7, and to 
Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 151A, Sec.  25(h).
    Categories of Records and Individuals Covered: DHS/USCIS will 
provide the following to MA-DUA: Records in the DHS/USCIS VIS database 
containing information related to the status of aliens and other 
persons on whom DHS/USCIS has a record as an applicant, petitioner, or 
beneficiary. See DHS/USCIS-004 Systematic Alien Verification for 
Entitlements Program System of Records Notice, 76 FR 58525 (September 
21, 2011).

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    MA-DUA will provide the following to DHS/USCIS: MA-DUA records 
pertaining to alien applicants for, or recipients of entitlement 
benefit programs administered by the State.
    MA-DUA will match the following records with DHS-USCIS records:
     Alien Registration Number
     1-94 Number
     Last Name
     First Name
     Middle Name
     Date of Birth
     Nationality
     Social Security Number
    DHS-USCIS will match the following records with MA-DUA records:
     Alien Registration Number
     Last Name
     First Name
     Middle Name
     Date of Birth
     Country of Birth (not nationality)
     Social Security Number (if available)
     Date of Entry
     Immigration Status Data
     Employment Eligibility Data
    Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program: The inclusive dates of the 
matching program are from December 14, 2011, and continuing for 18 
months through to June 13, 2013. The matching program may be extended 
for an additional 12 months thereafter, if certain conditions are met.
    Address for Receipt of Public Comments or Inquires: Individuals 
wishing to comment on this matching program or obtain additional 
information about the program, including requesting a copy of the 
computer matching agreement between DHS-USCIS and MA-DUA, may contact:

    For general questions please contact:

Janice Jackson (202-443-0109), Acting Privacy Branch Chief, U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 
131 M Street NE., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20529.

    For privacy questions please contact:

Jonathan R. Cantor (202-343-1717), Acting Chief Privacy Officer, 
Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528.

    Dated: February 13, 2013.
Jonathan R. Cantor,
Acting Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security.
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