Privacy Act Systems of Records; LabWare Laboratory Information Management System, 60245-60248 [2013-23868]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2013 / Notices Total Burden Hours: 312. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–23870 Filed 9–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES September 25, 2013. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food Safety and Inspection Service Title: Egg Product Industry Survey. OMB Control Number: 0583–New. Summary of Collection: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Sep 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary as provided in the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) (21 U.S.C. 1031–1056). This statue mandates that FSIS protect the public by ensuring that egg products are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. To assist FSIS in meeting its strategic goal to protect public health by significantly reducing the prevalence of foodborne hazards from egg products, the agency requires accurate and up-to-date information about industry’s use of food safety practices and technologies. FSIS will use a survey to track trends and adoption rates of practices and technologies. In addition, FSIS will address issues currently facing FSIS and the egg products processing industry. Need and Use of the Information: The results of the egg products industry survey will provide reliable and valid information regarding food safety practices in FSIS-regulated plants that can be used to address a broad variety of the agency’s analyses needs. The survey will also provide information needed for analyses of public health risks that are not available from FSIS inspectors and other data sources. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 80. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 62. Food Safety and Inspection Service Title: Accredited Laboratory Program Annual Contact Update Form. OMB Control Number: 0583–New. Summary of Collection: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary as provided in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601 et. seq.), the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 U.S.C. 451, et. seq.), and the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) (21 U.S.C. 1031). These statues mandate that FSIS protect the public by verifying that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, not adulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. Need and Use of the Information: FSIS will collect information using the Annual Contact Update form to maintain necessary information for responsible connected personnel at the laboratories. The form will also inform the Agency if a laboratory, or responsibly connected person or entity, has been charged, indicted, or convicted or any crime. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 60. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60245 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 15. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–23869 Filed 9–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of the Secretary [Docket No. APHIS–2012–0039] Privacy Act Systems of Records; LabWare Laboratory Information Management System Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of a proposed new system of records. AGENCY: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. The system of records is the LabWare Laboratory Information Management System, USDA–APHIS–19. This notice is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of record systems maintained by the agency. DATES: Effective Date: This system will be adopted without further notice on November 12, 2013 unless modified to respond to comments received from the public and published in a subsequent notice. Comment Date: Comments must be received in writing on or before October 31, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2012-00390001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2012–0039, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at https:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2012-0039 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 60246 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2013 / Notices Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Elizabeth A. Lautner, NVSL LabWare LIMS Owner, NVSL, APHIS, 1920 Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA 50010; (515) 337–7301. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), requires agencies to publish in the Federal Register notice of new or revised systems of records maintained by the agency. A system of records is a group of any records under the control of any agency, from which information is retrieved by the name of an individual or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to an individual. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to add a new system of records, entitled LabWare Laboratory Information Management System (LabWare LIMS), to maintain a record of activities conducted by the agency pursuant to its mission and responsibilities authorized by the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.). LabWare LIMS is used to track and save results of diagnostic testing performed by or under the auspices of APHIS’ National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL). Diagnostic testing provides official test results for animal imports, exports, and interstate movements, and for certifying the disease status of herds and States or zones. Diagnostic testing is also done in connection with suspected foreign animal disease investigations and domestic control and eradication programs. Records in the system provide current and historical data used for detecting animal diseases, conducting emergency responses, conducting and evaluating animal disease control measures, performing epidemiological investigations, and forecasting possible animal disease occurrences and outbreaks. The LabWare LIMS holds information related to submitters and owners of samples submitted for diagnostic testing, as well as sample specific information, testing data, and information on reagents used for tests. Information about submitters and owners of diagnostic samples includes some or all of the following: Name, shipping address, invoice address, telephone number, email address, and VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Sep 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 National Finance Center account number or credit card number (last four digits only). This information is required in order to identify diagnostic samples and track and save test results, report test results, and bill for services. Information about submitters and owners of diagnostic samples is from submission forms that accompany laboratory specimens sent to the NVSL for diagnostic testing. The NVSL receives approximately 50,000 submissions annually from State and private veterinary diagnostic laboratories, as well as private veterinary practitioners, Federal meat inspectors, Federal field veterinarians, and others. In addition, the NVSL receives laboratory samples from other countries related to imports and for cases where other countries request diagnostic assistance. Additionally, the system contains information about APHIS employees who enter data into the system, including some or all of the following: Name, job title, business telephone number, business email address, supervisor’s name, organizational group to which employee belongs within the NVSL and APHIS’ Center for Veterinary Biologics, and training and proficiency records related to diagnostic testing. Employee information contained in the system creates data for APHIS’ User Fees System application. APHIS routinely shares records concerning diagnostic test results with the submitting veterinarian and State veterinarians of the submitter’s State, animal owner’s State, and animal’s location State. They receive a test report with the data submitted and the results of the testing. The original submission form may also be included with the test report. Other routine uses of records include releases related to litigation or investigations of violations of law. A complete listing of the routine uses of records maintained in this system is included in the document published with this notice. Report on a New System of Records A report on the new system of records, required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), as implemented by OMB Circular A–130, was sent to the Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate; the Chairman, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives; and the Administrator, PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB. Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary. SYSTEM NAME: LabWare Laboratory Information Management System (LabWare LIMS), USDA–APHIS–19. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: None. SYSTEM LOCATION: The master data for the LabWare LIMS is stored and maintained on USDA-owned servers physically located in the secure USDA-owned facility, National Centers for Animal Health in Ames, IA. A backup site for the data is located in USDA offices in Ft. Collins, CO. Paper files are maintained by USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) at Ames, IA, and Plum Island, NY. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Submitters and owners of animal diagnostic samples received by the NVSL, and USDA employees who enter data into the LabWare LIMS from laboratory records or other paperwork provided by sample submitters. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: The LabWare LIMS will collect some or all of the following information about submitters and owners of diagnostic samples: Name, shipping address, invoice address, telephone number, email address, and National Finance Center account number or credit card number (last four digits only). The LabWare LIMS will collect some or all of the following information about USDA employees who enter data into the system: Name, job title, business telephone number, business email address, supervisor’s name, organizational group to which employee belongs within the NVSL and APHIS’ Center for Veterinary Biologics, and diagnostic testing related training and proficiency records. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: The Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.) PURPOSE(S): The LabWare LIMS is a laboratory information system that tracks and saves test results on animal diagnostic samples received at the NVSL. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2013 / Notices 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, records maintained in the system may be disclosed outside USDA as follows: (1) To the submitting veterinarian and State veterinarians of the submitter State, owner State, and animal location State to provide test results; (2) To the appropriate agency, whether Federal, State, local, or foreign, charged with responsibility of investigating or prosecuting a violation of law or of enforcing, implementing, or complying with a statute, rule, regulation, or order issued pursuant thereto, of any record within this system when information available indicates a violation or potential violation of law, whether civil, criminal, or regulatory in nature, and either arising by general statute or particular program statute, or by rule, regulation, or court order issued pursuant thereto; (3) To the Department of Justice when: (a) The agency, or any component thereof; or (b) any employee of the agency in his or her official capacity; or (c) any employee of the agency in his or her individual capacity where the Department of Justice has agreed to represent the employee; or (d) the United States, is a party to litigation or has an interest in such litigation, and the use of such records by the Department of Justice is deemed by the agency to be relevant and necessary to the litigation; provided, however, that in each case, the agency determines that disclosure of the records to the Department of Justice is a use of the information contained in the records that is compatible with the purpose for which the records were collected; (4) For use in a proceeding before a court or adjudicative body before which the agency is authorized to appear, when: (a) The agency, or any component thereof; or (b) any employee of the agency in his or her official capacity; or (c) any employee of the agency in his or her individual capacity where the agency has agreed to represent the employee; or (d) the United States, is a party to litigation or has an interest in such litigation, and the agency determines that use of such records is relevant and necessary to the litigation; provided, however, that in each case, the agency determines that disclosure of the records to the court is a use of the information contained in the records that is compatible with the purpose for which the records were collected; (5) To appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when: (a) The agency suspects or has confirmed that the security or confidentiality of information in the system of records has been compromised; (b) the agency has determined that as a result of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Sep 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 suspected or confirmed compromise there is a risk of harm to economic or property interests, a risk of identity theft or fraud, or a risk of harm to the security or integrity of this system or other systems or programs (whether maintained by the agency or another agency or entity) that rely upon the compromised information; and (c) the disclosure made to such agencies, entities, and persons is reasonably necessary to assist in connection with the agency’s efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm; (6) To the National Archives and Records Administration for records management inspections conducted under 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906. DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES: None. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: STORAGE: The system includes a database and paper records. The master electronic data is stored and maintained on USDAowned servers physically located in a secure USDA-owned facility. Paper files, consisting of the submission forms for diagnostic samples, are stored in lockable cabinets in laboratory space or administrative offices. RETRIEVABILITY: Data may be retrieved by an accession number, which is a system generated identification number; or by a sample number assigned by the sample submitter; or by a number assigned by NVSL to a submitter; or by a submitter’s name. SAFEGUARDS: Data are kept in a secure environment at USDA-owned facilities. All access to LabWare LIMS is internal to USDA APHIS staff. All access to the electronic data in the system is controlled by formal authorization. Each employee’s supervisor must identify what functional roles an employee needs in the LabWare LIMS. Once the roles have been identified, the employee must pass a proficiency test and perform tasks associated with that role before he or she is given access to the production system. All access to the system is limited by username/password. Employees must acknowledge a warning banner before logging in. The application limits access to relevant information and prevents access to PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60247 unauthorized information. Users are trained and are required to formally confirm that they understand value and sensitivity of data in the system. Submitting veterinarians and State veterinarians receive test reports by email and/or through a Lotus Notesbased system that is fed by LabWare LIMS, but they have no direct access to LabWare LIMS. Electronic and paper records are further protected by security measures in place at both the Ames and Plum Island facilities related to laboratory work conducted there. In Ames, the entire facility is protected by perimeter fencing and monitored by closed circuit cameras. Access to Plum Island is restricted to contracted and monitored ferry service. At both locations, buildings are locked, guarded, and monitored around the clock, and laboratory spaces have additional security measures. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: Records will be retained indefinitely pending approval of a records retention schedule by the National Archives and Records Administration. Under the schedule submitted for approval, paper records would be retained for a minimum of 3 years, data would be maintained in the system for 25 years, and would be archived at 5-year intervals. SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: Director, National Veterinary Services Laboratories, 1920 Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA 50010. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Any individual may request general information regarding this system of records or information as to whether the system contains records pertaining to him/her from the system manager at the address above. All inquiries pertaining to this system should be in writing, must name the system of records as set forth in the system notice, and must contain the individual’s name, telephone number, address, and email address. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: Any individual may obtain information from a record in the system that pertains to him or her. Requests for hard copies of records should be in writing, and the request must contain the requesting individual’s name, address, name of the system of records, timeframe for the records in question, any other pertinent information to help identify the file, and a copy of his/her photo identification containing a current address for verification of E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 60248 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2013 / Notices identification. All inquiries should be addressed to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Staff, Legislative and Public Affairs, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 50, Riverdale, MD 20737–1232. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: Any individual may contest information contained within a record in the system that pertains to him/her by submitting a written request to the system manager at the address above. Include the reason for contesting the record and the proposed amendment to the information with supporting documentation to show how the record is inaccurate. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: The sources of information in the system are from submission forms that accompany laboratory specimens sent into the laboratory for diagnostic testing. The NVSL receives submissions from State and private veterinary diagnostic laboratories as well as private veterinary practitioners, Federal meat inspectors, Federal field veterinarians, and others. In addition, the NVSL receives laboratory samples from other countries associated with imports and for cases where diagnostic assistance is requested. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. [FR Doc. 2013–23868 Filed 9–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–88–2013] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 183—Austin, Texas; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Flextronics America, LLC (Automatic Data Processing Machines); Austin, Texas Flextronics America, LLC (Flextronics) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Austin, Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on September 20, 2013. A separate application for zone status at the Flextronics facility will be processed under Section 400.38 of the Board’s regulations. The facility is used for the machining, assembly, programming, testing, packaging, final stage processing and repair of automatic data processing machines. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Sep 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Flextronics from customs duty payments on the foreign status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, Flextronics would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to automatic data processing machines (duty-free) for the foreign status inputs noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include: gaskets; input/output assemblies; electromagnetic interference support walls; bumpers; adhesives; sleeves; rubber bushings; screws; alignment and connector pins; spacers; locking pin screws; springs; clips; shields; standoffs; lock clamps; fans; input/output structural wall subassemblies; spring latch buttons; exhaust rub rail adhesives; AC inlet, busbar, button, cover, mechanism, shielding, CPU stiffener, inlet, roof and shroud assemblies; mechanism bases; storage; busbars; button dim links; electromagnetic interference fans and fan tops; exhaust finishes; heat sinks; upper ring housing gaskets; WiFi flex holder finishes; connector brackets; frames; holders; insulators; link torsion; manifold exhausts; stiffeners; subassemblies; thermal pads; insert mold torsion bars; torsion springs; vapor chambers; power supplies; housing magnets; speakers; antenna assemblies; printed circuit boards; flexible printed circuit board assemblies; backer, switch and button subassemblies; connectors; printed circuit board assemblies; WiFi interposers; and, cables (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 8.6%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is November 12, 2013. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Whiteman at PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: September 25, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–23779 Filed 9–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Order Denying Export Privileges In the Matter of: Volha Dubouskaya, Inmate #–67621–066–30, U.S.P. Hazelton, U.S. Penitentiary, P.O. Box 2000, Bruceton Mills, WV 26525. On February 6, 2013, in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Volha Dubouskaya (‘‘Dubouskaya’’), was convicted of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. (2006 & Supp. IV 2010)) (‘‘IEEPA’’). Specifically, Dubouskaya was convicted of conspiring and agreeing, together with others known and unknown to the grand jury, to commit an offense against the United States, that is, to willfully export from the United States to Belarus exportcontrolled items, including but not limited to L–3 x200xp Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras, without first obtaining from the United States Department of Commerce a license or written authorization. Dubouskaya was sentenced to six months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, a $3,000 criminal fine and an assessment of $100.00. Section 766.25 of the Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’ or ‘‘Regulations’’) 1 provides, in pertinent part, that ‘‘[t]he Director of the Office of Exporter Services, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Export Enforcement, may deny the export privileges of any person who has been convicted of a violation of the Export Administration Act (‘‘EAA’’), the EAR, or any order, license or authorization issued thereunder; any regulation, license, or order issued under the International Emergency Economic 1 The Regulations are currently codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 15 CFR Parts 730– 774 (2013). The Regulations issued pursuant to the Export Administration Act (50 U.S.C. app. 2401– 2420 (2000)) (‘‘EAA’’). Since August 21, 2001, the EAA has been in lapse and the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), which has been extended by successive Presidential Notices, the most recent being that of August 8, 2013 (78 FR 49107 (August 12, 2013)), has continued the Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. (2006 & Supp. IV 2010)). E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary

[Docket No. APHIS-2012-0039]


Privacy Act Systems of Records; LabWare Laboratory Information 
Management System

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of a proposed new system of records.

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SUMMARY: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service proposes to add 
a system of records to its inventory of records systems subject to the 
Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. The system of records is the LabWare 
Laboratory Information Management System, USDA-APHIS-19. This notice is 
necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the 
Federal Register notice of the existence and character of record 
systems maintained by the agency.

DATES: Effective Date: This system will be adopted without further 
notice on November 12, 2013 unless modified to respond to comments 
received from the public and published in a subsequent notice.
    Comment Date: Comments must be received in writing on or before 
October 31, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2012-0039-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2012-0039, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, 
APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-
1238.
    Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may 
be viewed at https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2012-
0039 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA 
South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, 
DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,

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Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to 
help you, please call (202) 799-7039 before coming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Elizabeth A. Lautner, NVSL LabWare 
LIMS Owner, NVSL, APHIS, 1920 Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA 50010; (515) 337-
7301.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), requires 
agencies to publish in the Federal Register notice of new or revised 
systems of records maintained by the agency. A system of records is a 
group of any records under the control of any agency, from which 
information is retrieved by the name of an individual or by some 
identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to 
an individual.
    The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to add a new system of 
records, entitled LabWare Laboratory Information Management System 
(LabWare LIMS), to maintain a record of activities conducted by the 
agency pursuant to its mission and responsibilities authorized by the 
Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.).
    LabWare LIMS is used to track and save results of diagnostic 
testing performed by or under the auspices of APHIS' National 
Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL).
    Diagnostic testing provides official test results for animal 
imports, exports, and interstate movements, and for certifying the 
disease status of herds and States or zones. Diagnostic testing is also 
done in connection with suspected foreign animal disease investigations 
and domestic control and eradication programs. Records in the system 
provide current and historical data used for detecting animal diseases, 
conducting emergency responses, conducting and evaluating animal 
disease control measures, performing epidemiological investigations, 
and forecasting possible animal disease occurrences and outbreaks.
    The LabWare LIMS holds information related to submitters and owners 
of samples submitted for diagnostic testing, as well as sample specific 
information, testing data, and information on reagents used for tests.
    Information about submitters and owners of diagnostic samples 
includes some or all of the following: Name, shipping address, invoice 
address, telephone number, email address, and National Finance Center 
account number or credit card number (last four digits only). This 
information is required in order to identify diagnostic samples and 
track and save test results, report test results, and bill for 
services.
    Information about submitters and owners of diagnostic samples is 
from submission forms that accompany laboratory specimens sent to the 
NVSL for diagnostic testing. The NVSL receives approximately 50,000 
submissions annually from State and private veterinary diagnostic 
laboratories, as well as private veterinary practitioners, Federal meat 
inspectors, Federal field veterinarians, and others. In addition, the 
NVSL receives laboratory samples from other countries related to 
imports and for cases where other countries request diagnostic 
assistance.
    Additionally, the system contains information about APHIS employees 
who enter data into the system, including some or all of the following: 
Name, job title, business telephone number, business email address, 
supervisor's name, organizational group to which employee belongs 
within the NVSL and APHIS' Center for Veterinary Biologics, and 
training and proficiency records related to diagnostic testing. 
Employee information contained in the system creates data for APHIS' 
User Fees System application.
    APHIS routinely shares records concerning diagnostic test results 
with the submitting veterinarian and State veterinarians of the 
submitter's State, animal owner's State, and animal's location State. 
They receive a test report with the data submitted and the results of 
the testing. The original submission form may also be included with the 
test report.
    Other routine uses of records include releases related to 
litigation or investigations of violations of law. A complete listing 
of the routine uses of records maintained in this system is included in 
the document published with this notice.

Report on a New System of Records

    A report on the new system of records, required by 5 U.S.C. 
552a(r), as implemented by OMB Circular A-130, was sent to the 
Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 
United States Senate; the Chairman, Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform, House of Representatives; and the Administrator, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB.

Thomas J. Vilsack,
Secretary.
SYSTEM NAME:
    LabWare Laboratory Information Management System (LabWare LIMS), 
USDA-APHIS-19.

Security classification:
    None.

System location:
    The master data for the LabWare LIMS is stored and maintained on 
USDA-owned servers physically located in the secure USDA-owned 
facility, National Centers for Animal Health in Ames, IA. A backup site 
for the data is located in USDA offices in Ft. Collins, CO. Paper files 
are maintained by USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories 
(NVSL) at Ames, IA, and Plum Island, NY.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Submitters and owners of animal diagnostic samples received by the 
NVSL, and USDA employees who enter data into the LabWare LIMS from 
laboratory records or other paperwork provided by sample submitters.

Categories of records in the system:
    The LabWare LIMS will collect some or all of the following 
information about submitters and owners of diagnostic samples: Name, 
shipping address, invoice address, telephone number, email address, and 
National Finance Center account number or credit card number (last four 
digits only). The LabWare LIMS will collect some or all of the 
following information about USDA employees who enter data into the 
system: Name, job title, business telephone number, business email 
address, supervisor's name, organizational group to which employee 
belongs within the NVSL and APHIS' Center for Veterinary Biologics, and 
diagnostic testing related training and proficiency records.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    The Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.)

Purpose(s):
    The LabWare LIMS is a laboratory information system that tracks and 
saves test results on animal diagnostic samples received at the NVSL.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C.

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552a(b) of the Privacy Act, records maintained in the system may be 
disclosed outside USDA as follows:
    (1) To the submitting veterinarian and State veterinarians of the 
submitter State, owner State, and animal location State to provide test 
results;
    (2) To the appropriate agency, whether Federal, State, local, or 
foreign, charged with responsibility of investigating or prosecuting a 
violation of law or of enforcing, implementing, or complying with a 
statute, rule, regulation, or order issued pursuant thereto, of any 
record within this system when information available indicates a 
violation or potential violation of law, whether civil, criminal, or 
regulatory in nature, and either arising by general statute or 
particular program statute, or by rule, regulation, or court order 
issued pursuant thereto;
    (3) To the Department of Justice when: (a) The agency, or any 
component thereof; or (b) any employee of the agency in his or her 
official capacity; or (c) any employee of the agency in his or her 
individual capacity where the Department of Justice has agreed to 
represent the employee; or (d) the United States, is a party to 
litigation or has an interest in such litigation, and the use of such 
records by the Department of Justice is deemed by the agency to be 
relevant and necessary to the litigation; provided, however, that in 
each case, the agency determines that disclosure of the records to the 
Department of Justice is a use of the information contained in the 
records that is compatible with the purpose for which the records were 
collected;
    (4) For use in a proceeding before a court or adjudicative body 
before which the agency is authorized to appear, when: (a) The agency, 
or any component thereof; or (b) any employee of the agency in his or 
her official capacity; or (c) any employee of the agency in his or her 
individual capacity where the agency has agreed to represent the 
employee; or (d) the United States, is a party to litigation or has an 
interest in such litigation, and the agency determines that use of such 
records is relevant and necessary to the litigation; provided, however, 
that in each case, the agency determines that disclosure of the records 
to the court is a use of the information contained in the records that 
is compatible with the purpose for which the records were collected;
    (5) To appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when: (a) The 
agency suspects or has confirmed that the security or confidentiality 
of information in the system of records has been compromised; (b) the 
agency has determined that as a result of the suspected or confirmed 
compromise there is a risk of harm to economic or property interests, a 
risk of identity theft or fraud, or a risk of harm to the security or 
integrity of this system or other systems or programs (whether 
maintained by the agency or another agency or entity) that rely upon 
the compromised information; and (c) the disclosure made to such 
agencies, entities, and persons is reasonably necessary to assist in 
connection with the agency's efforts to respond to the suspected or 
confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm;
    (6) To the National Archives and Records Administration for records 
management inspections conducted under 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
    None.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    The system includes a database and paper records. The master 
electronic data is stored and maintained on USDA-owned servers 
physically located in a secure USDA-owned facility. Paper files, 
consisting of the submission forms for diagnostic samples, are stored 
in lockable cabinets in laboratory space or administrative offices.

Retrievability:
    Data may be retrieved by an accession number, which is a system 
generated identification number; or by a sample number assigned by the 
sample submitter; or by a number assigned by NVSL to a submitter; or by 
a submitter's name.

Safeguards:
    Data are kept in a secure environment at USDA-owned facilities. All 
access to LabWare LIMS is internal to USDA APHIS staff.
    All access to the electronic data in the system is controlled by 
formal authorization. Each employee's supervisor must identify what 
functional roles an employee needs in the LabWare LIMS. Once the roles 
have been identified, the employee must pass a proficiency test and 
perform tasks associated with that role before he or she is given 
access to the production system. All access to the system is limited by 
username/password. Employees must acknowledge a warning banner before 
logging in. The application limits access to relevant information and 
prevents access to unauthorized information. Users are trained and are 
required to formally confirm that they understand value and sensitivity 
of data in the system. Submitting veterinarians and State veterinarians 
receive test reports by email and/or through a Lotus Notes-based system 
that is fed by LabWare LIMS, but they have no direct access to LabWare 
LIMS.
    Electronic and paper records are further protected by security 
measures in place at both the Ames and Plum Island facilities related 
to laboratory work conducted there. In Ames, the entire facility is 
protected by perimeter fencing and monitored by closed circuit cameras. 
Access to Plum Island is restricted to contracted and monitored ferry 
service. At both locations, buildings are locked, guarded, and 
monitored around the clock, and laboratory spaces have additional 
security measures.

Retention and disposal:
    Records will be retained indefinitely pending approval of a records 
retention schedule by the National Archives and Records Administration. 
Under the schedule submitted for approval, paper records would be 
retained for a minimum of 3 years, data would be maintained in the 
system for 25 years, and would be archived at 5-year intervals.

System manager(s) and address:
    Director, National Veterinary Services Laboratories, 1920 Dayton 
Avenue, Ames, IA 50010.

Notification procedure:
    Any individual may request general information regarding this 
system of records or information as to whether the system contains 
records pertaining to him/her from the system manager at the address 
above. All inquiries pertaining to this system should be in writing, 
must name the system of records as set forth in the system notice, and 
must contain the individual's name, telephone number, address, and 
email address.

Record access procedures:
    Any individual may obtain information from a record in the system 
that pertains to him or her. Requests for hard copies of records should 
be in writing, and the request must contain the requesting individual's 
name, address, name of the system of records, timeframe for the records 
in question, any other pertinent information to help identify the file, 
and a copy of his/her photo identification containing a current address 
for verification of

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identification. All inquiries should be addressed to the Freedom of 
Information and Privacy Act Staff, Legislative and Public Affairs, 
APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 50, Riverdale, MD 20737-1232.

Contesting record procedures:
    Any individual may contest information contained within a record in 
the system that pertains to him/her by submitting a written request to 
the system manager at the address above. Include the reason for 
contesting the record and the proposed amendment to the information 
with supporting documentation to show how the record is inaccurate.

Record source categories:
    The sources of information in the system are from submission forms 
that accompany laboratory specimens sent into the laboratory for 
diagnostic testing. The NVSL receives submissions from State and 
private veterinary diagnostic laboratories as well as private 
veterinary practitioners, Federal meat inspectors, Federal field 
veterinarians, and others. In addition, the NVSL receives laboratory 
samples from other countries associated with imports and for cases 
where diagnostic assistance is requested.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.

[FR Doc. 2013-23868 Filed 9-30-13; 8:45 am]
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