Privacy Act of 1974, 1997-1998 [2016-00570]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 9 / Thursday, January 14, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal governments, and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,400. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,425. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: January 6, 2016. Allan Hopkins, Tax Analyst. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Project Committee. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of change of meeting date. AGENCY: In the Federal Register notice that was originally published on December 28, 2015, (Volume 80, Number 248, Page 80880), the meeting date is now changed. The new dates for the meeting are, Thursday, March 3, 2016 and Friday, March 4, 2016. DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, March 3, 2016 and Friday, March 4, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Otis Simpson at 1–888–912–1227 or 202– 317–3332. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that an open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel’s Taxpayer Assistance Center Project Committee will be held Thursday, March 3, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time and Friday, March 4, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Central Time at the IRS Office, 55 North Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. Due to limited time and structure of meeting, notification of intent to participate must be made with Otis Simpson. For more information please contact Otis Simpson at 1–888– 912–1227 or 202–317–3332, or write TAP Office, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 1509, Washington, DC 20224 or contact us at the Web site: http://www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include various IRS issues. SUMMARY: Dated: January 7, 2016. Antoinette Ross, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2016–00556 Filed 1–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY [FR Doc. 2016–00580 Filed 1–13–16; 8:45 am] Internal Revenue Service Privacy Act of 1974 BILLING CODE 4830–01–P Internal Revenue Service, Treasury. ACTION: Pursuant to section 552a(e)(12) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:39 Jan 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1997 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) intends to continue matching computerized data within its systems of records for the purpose of detecting and deterring breaches of security policy by IRS personnel and/or contractors. This notice is intended to comply with the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, Public Law 100–503, and the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Amendments of 1990, Public Law 101– 508, as well as OMB guidelines. The IRS is continuing its program of reviewing detections of potential violations of security policies to determine whether there has been an actual violation. This review includes matching data from existing IRS systems of records such as: SUMMARY: I. Treasury Payroll and Personnel System [Treasury/DO.001] II. Subsidiary Accounting Files [Treasury/IRS 22.054] III. Automated Non-Master File (ANMF) [Treasury/IRS 22.060] IV. Information Return Master File (IRMF) [Treasury/IRS 22.061] V. CADE Individual Master File (IMF) [Treasury/IRS 24.030] VI. CADE Business Master File (BMF) [Treasury/IRS 24.046] VII. Audit Trail and Security Records [Treasury/IRS 34.037] VIII. General Personnel and Payroll Records [Treasury/IRS 36.003] This review may include using data elements such as: I. Employee name, Social Security number (SSN), standard employee identification number (SEID), address, email addresses II. Employee spouse’s name, SSN, address III. Taxpayer entity information, including prior and current name, taxpayer identification number, address, tax return/account information IV. Electronic transmission specifics, such as sender’s email address, recipient’s email address, recipient’s internet service provider, transmission date and time, IP address, computer machine name, terminal identification Reporting: A report describing this proposal has been provided to OMB and the Congressional committees responsible for oversight of the Privacy Act in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, OMB Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs (54 FR 25818, June 19, 1989), OMB Bulletin 89–22, ‘‘Instructions on Reporting Computer Matching Programs to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congress and the Public,’’ and OMB Circular No. A–130, (rev. Nov. 28, E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1998 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 9 / Thursday, January 14, 2016 / Notices 2000), ‘‘Management of Federal Information Resources.’’ Notice Procedures: IRS employees, contractors, and other individuals who have been granted access to IRS information, or to IRS equipment and resources, are notified regularly that their computer activity is monitored. This information is also publicized in the System of Records Notice ‘‘Audit Trail and Security Records—Treasury/ IRS 34.037’’ (77 FR 155 (August 10, 2012)). Security: All information obtained and/or generated as part of the IRS computer matching program will be safeguarded in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a, 26 U.S.C. 6103, as well as IRS record safeguarding requirements, which conform to Treasury Directive (TD) 80–05, Records and Information Management, and TD P 71–10, Department of the Treasury Security Manual, and are no less restrictive than the standards prescribed in IRS Publication 1075, Tax Information Security Guidelines for Federal, State and Local Agencies. Matches under this program will comply with the standards of OMB policy M–06–16, Protection of Sensitive Agency Information, requiring that sensitive information, including all Personally Identifiable Information be protected at all times. Records Usage, Duplication And Disclosure: The information generated and/or obtained during these computer matches will be used by IRS employees in the performance of their official responsibilities. Access to this information is limited to those individuals who have a need to know the information in the performance of their official duties. These individuals are subject to criminal and civil penalties for the unauthorized inspection and/or disclosure of this information. During the execution of this program of computer matches and resulting analyses or investigations, IRS employees may duplicate the records used only to perform their official duties. The information collected or generated as part of this program of computer matches may only be disclosed in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a, 26 U.S.C. 6103, and any other applicable federal privacy provisions. Legal And Regulatory Authority: The IRS must safeguard information to comply with the Internal Revenue Code, the Privacy Act of 1974, the Bank Secrecy Act, Title 18 of the United States Code, the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and other applicable laws. Sending confidential information without VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Jan 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 sufficient protection violates IRS security policy. This matching program will assist the IRS in protecting that sensitive information from unauthorized use or disclosure. DATES: Comments must be received no later than February 16, 2016. The matching program became effective May 22, 2015, and the renewal will become effective February 23, 2016 unless the IRS receives comments which cause reconsideration of this action. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the Office of Privacy, Governmental Liaison and Disclosure, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. Comments will be available for inspection and copying in the IRS Freedom of Information Reading Room (Room 1621) at the above address. The telephone number for the Reading Room is (202) 622–5164 (not a toll-free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Silverman, Management and Program Analyst, IRS Office of Privacy, Governmental Liaison and Disclosure, (202) 622–5625 (not a toll-free number). Dated: January 8, 2016. Ryan Law, Director for FOIA and Transparency, U.S. Department of the Treasury. [FR Doc. 2016–00570 Filed 1–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee will be held Monday, February 29, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time and Tuesday, March 1, 2016, from 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Central Time at the IRS Office, 55 North Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. Due to limited time and structure of meeting, notification of intent to participate must be made with Marianne Dominguez. For more information please contact Linda Rivera at 1–888–912–1227 or 202–317– 3337, or write TAP Office, 1111 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 1509, Washington, DC 20224 or contact us at the Web site: http://www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include various IRS issues. Dated: January 7, 2016. Antoinette Ross, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2016–00552 Filed 1–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel’s Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Treasury. ACTION: Notice of change of meeting date. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service In the Federal Register notice that was originally published on December 28, 2015, (Volume 80, Number 248, Page 80880), the meeting date is now changed. The new dates for the meeting are, Monday, February 29, 2016 and Tuesday, March 1, 2016. DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, February 29, 2016 and Tuesday, March 1, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Powers at 1–888–912–1227 or 954–423–7977. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that a meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel’s Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee will be held Monday, February 29, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mountain time and Tuesday, March 1, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time at the 5338 Montgomery Blvd. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109–1338. The public is invited to make oral SUMMARY: Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel’s Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of change of meeting date. AGENCY: In the Federal Register notice that was originally published on December 28, 2015, (Volume 80, Number 248, Page 80879), the meeting date is now changed. The new dates for the meeting are, Monday, February 29, 2016 and Tuesday, March 1, 2016. DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, February 29, 2016 and Tuesday, March 1, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Rivera at 1–888–912–1227 or 202–317–3337. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that an open meeting of the Taxpayer SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 9 (Thursday, January 14, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1997-1998]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-00570]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Privacy Act of 1974

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service, Treasury.

ACTION: Pursuant to section 552a(e)(12) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as 
amended, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the 
conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given that the Internal 
Revenue Service (IRS) intends to continue matching computerized data 
within its systems of records for the purpose of detecting and 
deterring breaches of security policy by IRS personnel and/or 
contractors. This notice is intended to comply with the Privacy Act of 
1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy 
Protection Act of 1988, Public Law 100-503, and the Computer Matching 
and Privacy Protection Amendments of 1990, Public Law 101-508, as well 
as OMB guidelines.

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SUMMARY: The IRS is continuing its program of reviewing detections of 
potential violations of security policies to determine whether there 
has been an actual violation. This review includes matching data from 
existing IRS systems of records such as:

I. Treasury Payroll and Personnel System [Treasury/DO.001]
II. Subsidiary Accounting Files [Treasury/IRS 22.054]
III. Automated Non-Master File (ANMF) [Treasury/IRS 22.060]
IV. Information Return Master File (IRMF) [Treasury/IRS 22.061]
V. CADE Individual Master File (IMF) [Treasury/IRS 24.030]
VI. CADE Business Master File (BMF) [Treasury/IRS 24.046]
VII. Audit Trail and Security Records [Treasury/IRS 34.037]
VIII. General Personnel and Payroll Records [Treasury/IRS 36.003]

    This review may include using data elements such as:

I. Employee name, Social Security number (SSN), standard employee 
identification number (SEID), address, email addresses
II. Employee spouse's name, SSN, address
III. Taxpayer entity information, including prior and current name, 
taxpayer identification number, address, tax return/account 
information
IV. Electronic transmission specifics, such as sender's email 
address, recipient's email address, recipient's internet service 
provider, transmission date and time, IP address, computer machine 
name, terminal identification

    Reporting: A report describing this proposal has been provided to 
OMB and the Congressional committees responsible for oversight of the 
Privacy Act in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, OMB Guidelines 
on the Conduct of Matching Programs (54 FR 25818, June 19, 1989), OMB 
Bulletin 89-22, ``Instructions on Reporting Computer Matching Programs 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congress and the 
Public,'' and OMB Circular No. A-130, (rev. Nov. 28,

[[Page 1998]]

2000), ``Management of Federal Information Resources.''
    Notice Procedures: IRS employees, contractors, and other 
individuals who have been granted access to IRS information, or to IRS 
equipment and resources, are notified regularly that their computer 
activity is monitored. This information is also publicized in the 
System of Records Notice ``Audit Trail and Security Records--Treasury/
IRS 34.037'' (77 FR 155 (August 10, 2012)).
    Security: All information obtained and/or generated as part of the 
IRS computer matching program will be safeguarded in accordance with 
the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a, 26 U.S.C. 6103, as well as IRS record 
safeguarding requirements, which conform to Treasury Directive (TD) 80-
05, Records and Information Management, and TD P 71-10, Department of 
the Treasury Security Manual, and are no less restrictive than the 
standards prescribed in IRS Publication 1075, Tax Information Security 
Guidelines for Federal, State and Local Agencies. Matches under this 
program will comply with the standards of OMB policy M-06-16, 
Protection of Sensitive Agency Information, requiring that sensitive 
information, including all Personally Identifiable Information be 
protected at all times.
    Records Usage, Duplication And Disclosure: The information 
generated and/or obtained during these computer matches will be used by 
IRS employees in the performance of their official responsibilities. 
Access to this information is limited to those individuals who have a 
need to know the information in the performance of their official 
duties. These individuals are subject to criminal and civil penalties 
for the unauthorized inspection and/or disclosure of this information. 
During the execution of this program of computer matches and resulting 
analyses or investigations, IRS employees may duplicate the records 
used only to perform their official duties. The information collected 
or generated as part of this program of computer matches may only be 
disclosed in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a, 26 U.S.C. 
6103, and any other applicable federal privacy provisions.
    Legal And Regulatory Authority: The IRS must safeguard information 
to comply with the Internal Revenue Code, the Privacy Act of 1974, the 
Bank Secrecy Act, Title 18 of the United States Code, the Federal 
Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and other applicable laws. 
Sending confidential information without sufficient protection violates 
IRS security policy. This matching program will assist the IRS in 
protecting that sensitive information from unauthorized use or 
disclosure.

DATES: Comments must be received no later than February 16, 2016. The 
matching program became effective May 22, 2015, and the renewal will 
become effective February 23, 2016 unless the IRS receives comments 
which cause reconsideration of this action.

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

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

    Dated: January 8, 2016.
Ryan Law,
Director for FOIA and Transparency, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
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