Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Agreement, 44778-44779 [2014-18245]

Download as PDF 44778 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 148 / Friday, August 1, 2014 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Title Amendments ............................................................................................ State TANF plan .............................................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 594. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed 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 proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. 18 18 In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 522a), as amended, OCSE is publishing notice of a computer matching program between OCSE and state agencies administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SUMMARY: On July 15, 2014, HHS sent a report of the Computer Matching Program to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act. HHS invites interested parties to review and submit written data, comments, or arguments to the agency about the matching program until September 2, 2014. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments on this notice to Linda Deimeke, Director, Division of Federal Systems, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., 4th Floor East, Washington, DC 20447. Comments received will be available for public inspection at this address from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2014–18054 Filed 7–31–14; 8:45 am] Linda Deimeke, Director, Division of Federal Systems, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., 4th Floor East, Washington, DC 20447, 202–401–5439. BILLING CODE 4184–01–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Administration for Children and Families Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Agreement Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice of a Computer Matching Program. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:09 Jul 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, provides for certain protections for individuals applying for and receiving federal benefits. The law governs the use of computer matching by federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched with other federal, state, or local government records. The Privacy Act requires agencies involved in computer matching programs to: 1. Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies participating in the matching programs. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 3 30 54 540 2. Provide notification to applicants and beneficiaries that their records are subject to matching. 3. Verify information produced by such matching program before reducing, making a final denial of, suspending, or terminating an individual’s benefits or payments. 4. Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal Register. 5. Furnish reports about the matching program to Congress and the OMB. 6. Obtain the approval of the matching agreement by the Data Integrity Board of any federal agency participating in a matching program. This matching program meets these requirements. Dated: July 28, 2014. Yvette Hilderson Riddick, Director, Division of Policy and Training, Office of Child Support Enforcement. Notice of New Computer Matching Program A. Participating Agencies The participating agencies are the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), which is the ‘‘source agency,’’ and state agencies administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which are the ‘‘nonfederal agencies.’’ B. Purpose of the Matching Program The purpose of the matching program is to provide new hire, quarterly wage, and unemployment insurance information from OCSE’s National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) to state agencies administering SNAP to assist in establishing or verifying the eligibility for assistance, reducing payment errors, and maintaining program integrity, including determining whether duplicate participation exists or if the client resides in another state. The state agencies administering SNAP may also use the NDNH information for the secondary purpose of updating the recipients’ reported participation in work activities and updating recipients’ and their employers’ contact information maintained by the state agencies. E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 148 / Friday, August 1, 2014 / Notices C. Authority for Conducting the Match The authority for conducting the matching program is contained in section 453(j)(10) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 653(j)(10)). The Agriculture Act of 2014, Pub. L. 113– 079, amended section 11(e) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2020(e)(24)) by adding the requirement that the State agency shall request wage data directly from the National Directory of New Hires established under section 453(i) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 653(i)) relevant to determining eligibility to receive supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits and determining the correct amount of those benefits at the time of certification; tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES D. Categories of Individuals Involved and Identification of Records Used in the Matching Program The categories of individuals involved in the matching program are adult members of households that receive or have applied for SNAP benefits. The system of records maintained by OCSE from which records will be disclosed for the purpose of this matching program is the ‘‘OCSE National Directory of New Hires’’ (NDNH), No. 09–80–0381, last published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 560, January 5, 2011. The NDNH contains new hire, quarterly wage, and unemployment insurance information. The disclosure of NDNH information by OCSE to the state agencies administering SNAP is a ‘‘routine use’’ under this system of records. Records resulting from the matching program and which are disclosed to state agencies administering SNAP include names, Social Security numbers, home addresses, and employment information. E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program The computer matching agreement will be effective and matching activity may commence the later of the following: (1) 30 days after this notice is published in the Federal Register or (2) 40 days after OCSE sends a report of the matching program to the Congressional committees of jurisdiction under 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(A), and to OMB, unless OMB disapproves the agreement within the 40-day review period or grants a waiver of 10 days of the 40-day review period. The matching agreement will remain in effect for 18 months from its effective date, unless one of the parties to the agreement advises the other by written request to terminate or modify the agreement. The agreement is subject to renewal by the HHS Data Integrity Board for 12 additional months if the matching program will be VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:09 Jul 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 conducted without any change and OCSE and the state agency certify to the Data Integrity Board in writing that the program has been conducted in compliance with the agreement. [FR Doc. 2014–18245 Filed 7–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–42–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2014–N–0005] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Data on Tobacco Products and Communications AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Data on Tobacco Products and Communications. DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection of information by September 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments on the collection of information to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. All comments should be identified with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FDA PRA Staff, Office of Operations, Food and Drug Administration, 8455 Colesville Rd., COLE–14526, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, PRAStaff@ fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal Agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44779 ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes Agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal Agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, FDA is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. With respect to the following collection of information, FDA invites comments on these topics: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FDA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FDA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Data on Tobacco Products and Communications (OMB Control Number 0910—NEW) Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 393(d)(2)(D)), FDA is authorized to conduct educational and public information programs. In conducting studies relating to the regulation and communications related to tobacco products, FDA will need to employ formative qualitative research including focus groups and/or in-depth interviews (IDIs) to assess knowledge and perceptions about tobacco-related topics with specific target audiences. The information collected will serve two major purposes. First, formative research will provide critical knowledge about target audiences. FDA must first understand people’s knowledge and perceptions about tobacco related topics prior to developing survey/research questions as well as stimuli for experimental studies. Second, initial testing will allow FDA to assess consumer understanding of survey/ research questions and study stimuli. Focus groups and/or IDIs with a sample of the target audience will allow FDA to refine the survey/research questions and E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Agreement

AGENCY: Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), ACF, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of a Computer Matching Program.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 522a), as 
amended, OCSE is publishing notice of a computer matching program 
between OCSE and state agencies administering the Supplemental 
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

DATES: On July 15, 2014, HHS sent a report of the Computer Matching 
Program to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 
of the Senate, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the 
House of Representatives, and the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as required by 5 
U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act. HHS invites interested parties to 
review and submit written data, comments, or arguments to the agency 
about the matching program until September 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit written comments on this 
notice to Linda Deimeke, Director, Division of Federal Systems, Office 
of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, 
370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 4th Floor East, Washington, DC 20447. 
Comments received will be available for public inspection at this 
address from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Deimeke, Director, Division of 
Federal Systems, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration 
for Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 4th Floor East, 
Washington, DC 20447, 202-401-5439.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as 
amended, provides for certain protections for individuals applying for 
and receiving federal benefits. The law governs the use of computer 
matching by federal agencies when records in a system of records are 
matched with other federal, state, or local government records. The 
Privacy Act requires agencies involved in computer matching programs 
to:
    1. Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies 
participating in the matching programs.
    2. Provide notification to applicants and beneficiaries that their 
records are subject to matching.
    3. Verify information produced by such matching program before 
reducing, making a final denial of, suspending, or terminating an 
individual's benefits or payments.
    4. Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal 
Register.
    5. Furnish reports about the matching program to Congress and the 
OMB.
    6. Obtain the approval of the matching agreement by the Data 
Integrity Board of any federal agency participating in a matching 
program.
    This matching program meets these requirements.

    Dated: July 28, 2014.
Yvette Hilderson Riddick,
Director, Division of Policy and Training, Office of Child Support 
Enforcement.

Notice of New Computer Matching Program

A. Participating Agencies

    The participating agencies are the Office of Child Support 
Enforcement (OCSE), which is the ``source agency,'' and state agencies 
administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), 
which are the ``non-federal agencies.''

B. Purpose of the Matching Program

    The purpose of the matching program is to provide new hire, 
quarterly wage, and unemployment insurance information from OCSE's 
National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) to state agencies administering 
SNAP to assist in establishing or verifying the eligibility for 
assistance, reducing payment errors, and maintaining program integrity, 
including determining whether duplicate participation exists or if the 
client resides in another state. The state agencies administering SNAP 
may also use the NDNH information for the secondary purpose of updating 
the recipients' reported participation in work activities and updating 
recipients' and their employers' contact information maintained by the 
state agencies.

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C. Authority for Conducting the Match

    The authority for conducting the matching program is contained in 
section 453(j)(10) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 653(j)(10)). 
The Agriculture Act of 2014, Pub. L. 113-079, amended section 11(e) of 
the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2020(e)(24)) by adding the 
requirement

that the State agency shall request wage data directly from the 
National Directory of New Hires established under section 453(i) of 
the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 653(i)) relevant to determining 
eligibility to receive supplemental nutrition assistance program 
benefits and determining the correct amount of those benefits at the 
time of certification;

D. Categories of Individuals Involved and Identification of Records 
Used in the Matching Program

    The categories of individuals involved in the matching program are 
adult members of households that receive or have applied for SNAP 
benefits. The system of records maintained by OCSE from which records 
will be disclosed for the purpose of this matching program is the 
``OCSE National Directory of New Hires'' (NDNH), No. 09-80-0381, last 
published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 560, January 5, 2011. The 
NDNH contains new hire, quarterly wage, and unemployment insurance 
information. The disclosure of NDNH information by OCSE to the state 
agencies administering SNAP is a ``routine use'' under this system of 
records. Records resulting from the matching program and which are 
disclosed to state agencies administering SNAP include names, Social 
Security numbers, home addresses, and employment information.

E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program

    The computer matching agreement will be effective and matching 
activity may commence the later of the following:
    (1) 30 days after this notice is published in the Federal Register 
or (2) 40 days after OCSE sends a report of the matching program to the 
Congressional committees of jurisdiction under 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(A), 
and to OMB, unless OMB disapproves the agreement within the 40-day 
review period or grants a waiver of 10 days of the 40-day review 
period. The matching agreement will remain in effect for 18 months from 
its effective date, unless one of the parties to the agreement advises 
the other by written request to terminate or modify the agreement. The 
agreement is subject to renewal by the HHS Data Integrity Board for 12 
additional months if the matching program will be conducted without any 
change and OCSE and the state agency certify to the Data Integrity 
Board in writing that the program has been conducted in compliance with 
the agreement.

[FR Doc. 2014-18245 Filed 7-31-14; 8:45 am]
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