Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended by Public Law 100-503; Computer Matching Program, 44133-44134 [2015-18148]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 142 / Friday, July 24, 2015 / Notices (2) provide actionable information that the QHPs can use to improve performance, (3) provide information that regulatory and accreditation organizations can use to regulate and accredit plans, and (4) provide a longitudinal database for consumer research. We are completing two rounds of developmental testing for the surveys. The 2014 survey psychometric tests helped determine psychometric properties and provided an initial measure of performance for Marketplaces and QHPs to use for quality improvement. Based on psychometric test results, CMS further refined the questionnaires and sampling designs to conduct the 2015 beta test of each survey. We are requesting clearance for the national implementation of the QHP Enrollee Survey, beginning in 2016. Form Number: CMS–10488 (OMB control number: 0938–1221); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Private sector (Business or other for-profits and Not-for-profit institutions), Public sector (Individuals and Households); Number of Respondents: 120,015; Total Annual Responses: 120,015; Total Annual Hours: 29,623. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Nidhi Singh-Shah at 301–492–5110.) Dated: July 21, 2015. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–18198 Filed 7–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended by Public Law 100–503; Computer Matching Program Notice of a computer matching program. AGENCY: Office of Financial Services (OFS), Office of Administration (OA), ACF, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment on the Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS) notice of a computer matching program between the Department of Veterans Affairs and State Public Assistance Agencies (SPAAs). asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUBJECT: C.F.D.A. Number: 93.647. Statutory Authority: Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by Pub. L. 100–503. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Jul 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 In compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by Public Law 100–503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, ACF is publishing a notice of a computer matching program. The purpose of this computer match is to identify specific individuals who receive benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and also receive payments pursuant to various benefit programs administered by both the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture. ACF will facilitate this program on behalf of SPAAs that participate in PARIS for verification of continued eligibility for public assistance. The match will utilize VA and SPAA records. DATES: Submit written comments on or before August 24, 2015. ACF will file a report of the subject matching program with the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The dates for the matching program will be effective as indicated in ‘‘E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program’’ in this notice. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by writing to the Director, Office of Financial Services, Office of Administration, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20047. All comments received will be available for public inspection at this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Office of Financial Services, Office of Administration, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20047. Telephone: (202) 401–7237. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by Public Law 100–503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, (5 U.S.C. 552a), adds certain protections for individuals applying for and receiving Federal benefits. The law regulates the use of computer matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched with other Federal, State, and local government records. Federal agencies that provide or receive records in computer matching programs must: 1. Negotiate written agreements with source agencies; 2. Provide notification to applicants and beneficiaries that their records are subject to matching; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44133 3. Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, or terminating an individual’s benefits or payments; 4. Furnish detailed reports to Congress and OMB; and 5. Establish a Data Integrity Board that must approve matching agreements. This computer matching program meets the requirements of Public Law 100–503. Robert Noonan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, ACF. Notice of Computer Matching Program A. Participating Agencies VA and SPAAs. B. Purpose of the Match To identify specific individuals who receive benefits from the VA and also receive payments pursuant to HHS and Department of Agriculture benefit programs, and to verify their continued eligibility for such benefits. SPAAs will contact affected individuals and seek to verify the information resulting from the match before initiating any adverse actions based on the match results. C. Authority for Conducting the Match The authority for conducting the matching program is contained in section 402(a)(6) of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 602(a)(6)]. D. Records To Be Matched VA will disclose information from the system of records identified as Compensation, Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Records–VA (58VA21/22/ 28) published at 74 FR 29275, (June 19, 2009), last amended at 77 FR 42593, (July 19, 2012). VA’s disclosure of information for use in this computer match is listed as a routine use in this system of records. VA, as the source agency, will prepare electronic files containing the names and other personal identifying data of eligible veterans receiving benefits. These records are matched electronically against SPAA files consisting of data regarding monthly Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, general assistance, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program beneficiaries. 1. The electronic files provided by the SPAAs will contain client names and Social Security numbers (SSNs). 2. The resulting output returned to SPAAs will contain personal identifiers, including names, SSNs, employers, current work or home addresses, etc. E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 44134 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 142 / Friday, July 24, 2015 / Notices E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES The effective date of the matching agreement and date when matching may actually begin shall be at the expiration of the 40-day review period for OMB and Congress, or 30 days after publication of the matching notice in the Federal Register, whichever date is later. The matching program will be in effect for 18 months from the effective date, with an option to renew for 12 additional months, unless one of the parties to the agreement advises the others by written request to terminate or modify the agreement. Administration for Children and Families [FR Doc. 2015–18148 Filed 7–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Carryover and Reallotment Report. OMB No.: 0970–0106. Description: The LIHEAP statute and regulations require LIHEAP grantees to report certain information to HHS concerning funds forwarded and funds subject to reallotment. The 1994 reauthorization of the LIHEAP statute, the Human Service Amendments of 1994 (Pub. L. 103–252), requires that the Carryover and Reallotment Report for one fiscal year be submitted to HHS via the On-Line Data Collection (OLDC) system by the grantee before the allotment for the next fiscal year may be awarded. The Administration for Children and Families is requesting no changes in the electronic collection of data with the Carryover and Reallotment Report, and the Simplified Instructions for Timely Obligations of LIHEAP Funds and Reporting Funds for Carryover and Reallotment. The form clarifies the information being requested and ensures the submission of all the required information. The form facilitates our response to numerous queries each year concerning the amounts of obligated funds. Use of the form is voluntary. Grantees have the option to use another format. Respondents: State Governments, Tribal Governments, Insular Areas, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Carryover and Reallotment Report .................................................................. 216 1 3 648 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 648. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained 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. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–18185 Filed 7–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families OMB No.: 0970–0416. Description: Collection of these data will assist legislators and policymakers in determining how effective their policymaking efforts have been over time in applying the various child support legislation to the overall child support enforcement picture. This information will help policymakers determine to what extent individuals on welfare would be removed from the welfare rolls as a result of more stringent child support enforcement efforts. Respondents: Individuals and households. Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: April 2016 Current Population Survey Supplement on Child Support. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Child Support Survey ....................................................................................... 41,300 1 0.03 1,239 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,239. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Jul 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 142 (Friday, July 24, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44133-44134]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-18148]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended by Public Law 100-503; Computer 
Matching Program

SUBJECT:  Notice of a computer matching program.
AGENCY: Office of Financial Services (OFS), Office of Administration 
(OA), ACF, HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment on the Public Assistance Reporting 
Information System (PARIS) notice of a computer matching program 
between the Department of Veterans Affairs and State Public Assistance 
Agencies (SPAAs).

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    C.F.D.A. Number: 93.647.
    Statutory Authority: Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by Pub. L. 
100-503.
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by 
Public Law 100-503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 
1988, ACF is publishing a notice of a computer matching program. The 
purpose of this computer match is to identify specific individuals who 
receive benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and also 
receive payments pursuant to various benefit programs administered by 
both the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the 
Department of Agriculture. ACF will facilitate this program on behalf 
of SPAAs that participate in PARIS for verification of continued 
eligibility for public assistance. The match will utilize VA and SPAA 
records.

DATES: Submit written comments on or before August 24, 2015.
    ACF will file a report of the subject matching program with the 
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate 
and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of 
Representatives and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The dates for the 
matching program will be effective as indicated in ``E. Inclusive Dates 
of the Matching Program'' in this notice.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by writing to 
the Director, Office of Financial Services, Office of Administration, 
370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20047. All comments received 
will be available for public inspection at this address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Office of Financial 
Services, Office of Administration, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 
Washington, DC 20047. Telephone: (202) 401-7237.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by 
Public Law 100-503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 
1988, (5 U.S.C. 552a), adds certain protections for individuals 
applying for and receiving Federal benefits. The law regulates the use 
of computer matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of 
records are matched with other Federal, State, and local government 
records.
    Federal agencies that provide or receive records in computer 
matching programs must:
    1. Negotiate written agreements with source agencies;
    2. Provide notification to applicants and beneficiaries that their 
records are subject to matching;
    3. Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, or 
terminating an individual's benefits or payments;
    4. Furnish detailed reports to Congress and OMB; and
    5. Establish a Data Integrity Board that must approve matching 
agreements.
    This computer matching program meets the requirements of Public Law 
100-503.

Robert Noonan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, ACF.

Notice of Computer Matching Program

A. Participating Agencies

    VA and SPAAs.

B. Purpose of the Match

    To identify specific individuals who receive benefits from the VA 
and also receive payments pursuant to HHS and Department of Agriculture 
benefit programs, and to verify their continued eligibility for such 
benefits. SPAAs will contact affected individuals and seek to verify 
the information resulting from the match before initiating any adverse 
actions based on the match results.

C. Authority for Conducting the Match

    The authority for conducting the matching program is contained in 
section 402(a)(6) of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 602(a)(6)].

D. Records To Be Matched

    VA will disclose information from the system of records identified 
as Compensation, Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and 
Employment Records-VA (58VA21/22/28) published at 74 FR 29275, (June 
19, 2009), last amended at 77 FR 42593, (July 19, 2012). VA's 
disclosure of information for use in this computer match is listed as a 
routine use in this system of records.
    VA, as the source agency, will prepare electronic files containing 
the names and other personal identifying data of eligible veterans 
receiving benefits. These records are matched electronically against 
SPAA files consisting of data regarding monthly Medicaid, Temporary 
Assistance for Needy Families, general assistance, and Supplemental 
Nutrition Assistance Program beneficiaries.
    1. The electronic files provided by the SPAAs will contain client 
names and Social Security numbers (SSNs).
    2. The resulting output returned to SPAAs will contain personal 
identifiers, including names, SSNs, employers, current work or home 
addresses, etc.

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E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program

    The effective date of the matching agreement and date when matching 
may actually begin shall be at the expiration of the 40-day review 
period for OMB and Congress, or 30 days after publication of the 
matching notice in the Federal Register, whichever date is later. The 
matching program will be in effect for 18 months from the effective 
date, with an option to renew for 12 additional months, unless one of 
the parties to the agreement advises the others by written request to 
terminate or modify the agreement.
[FR Doc. 2015-18148 Filed 7-23-15; 8:45 am]
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