Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service))-Match Number 1304, 9921-9922 [2016-04123]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 38 / Friday, February 26, 2016 / Notices Notice is hereby given that as a result of the Administrator’s disaster declaration, applications for disaster loans may be filed at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Pickens. Contiguous Counties: Alabama: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa. Mississippi: Lowndes: Noxubee. The Interest Rates are: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Percent mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES For Physical Damage: Homeowners With Credit Available Elsewhere .......... Homeowners Without Credit Available Elsewhere .......... Businesses With Credit Available Elsewhere .................. Businesses Without Credit Available Elsewhere .......... Non-Profit Organizations With Credit Available Elsewhere Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere .......................... For Economic Injury: Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives Without Credit Available Elsewhere Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere .......................... 3.625 1.813 6.250 4.000 2.625 2.625 4.000 amended, this notice announces a renewal of an existing computer matching program that we are currently conducting with Fiscal Service. DATES: We will file a report of the subject matching program with 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, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The matching program will be effective as indicated below. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either telefaxing to (410) 966–0869 or writing to the Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration, 617 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401. All comments received will be available for public inspection at this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, as shown above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. General The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Public Law 2.625 (Pub. L.) 100–503), amended the Privacy The number assigned to this disaster for Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by describing the physical damage is 14633 C and for economic conditions under which computer injury is 14634 0. matching involving the Federal The States which received an EIDL government could be performed and Declaration # are Alabama, Mississippi. adding certain protections for persons (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance applying for, and receiving, Federal Numbers 59008) benefits. Section 7201 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Pub. Dated: February 18, 2016. L. 101–508) further amended the Maria Contreras-Sweet, Privacy Act regarding protections for Administrator. such persons. [FR Doc. 2016–04119 Filed 2–25–16; 8:45 am] The Privacy Act, as amended, BILLING CODE 8025–01–P regulates the use of computer matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched with SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION other Federal, State, or local government [Docket No. SSA 2015–0051] records. It requires Federal agencies involved in computer matching Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; programs to: Computer Matching Program (SSA/ (1) Negotiate written agreements with Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the other agency or agencies the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service))— participating in the matching programs; Match Number 1304 (2) Obtain approval of the matching agreement by the Data Integrity Boards AGENCY: Social Security Administration of the participating Federal agencies; (SSA). (3) Publish notice of the computer ACTION: Notice of a renewal of an matching program in the Federal existing computer matching program Register; that will expire on March 31, 2016. (4) Furnish detailed reports about SUMMARY: In accordance with the matching programs to Congress and provisions of the Privacy Act, as OMB; VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:41 Feb 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9921 (5) Notify applicants and beneficiaries that their records are subject to matching; and (6) Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, or denying a person’s benefits or payments. B. SSA Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act We have taken action to ensure that all of our computer matching programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended. Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel. Notice of Computer Matching Program, SSA With the Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service A. PARTICIPATING AGENCIES SSA and the Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service. B. PURPOSE OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM The purpose of this matching program is to allow Fiscal Service to disclose ownership of Savings Securities to us. This disclosure will provide us with information necessary to verify an individual’s self-certification of his or her financial status to determine eligibility for low-income subsidy assistance (Extra Help) in the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit program established under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108– 173). C. AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCHING PROGRAM The legal authority for this agreement is 1860D–4 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395W–114), which requires us to verify the eligibility of an individual who seeks to be considered as an Extra Help eligible individual under the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit program and who selfcertifies his or her income, resources, and family size. Fiscal Service and we will execute this agreement in compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, and the regulations and guidance promulgated thereunder. D. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS AND PERSONS COVERED BY THE MATCHING PROGRAM The individuals covered under this agreement will be those who self-certify financial status for low-income subsidy assistance (Extra Help) in the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit program established under the Medicare E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 9922 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 38 / Friday, February 26, 2016 / Notices Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. We will provide Fiscal Service with a finder file consisting of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) extracted from our Medicare Database (MDB) File System. The MDB File System is a repository of Medicare applicant and beneficiary information related to Medicare Part A, Part B, Medicare Advantage Part C, and Medicare Part D. We may disclose file data from the MDB System pursuant to the ‘‘Medicare Part D and Part D Subsidy File’’ (60–0321), fully published at 71 Federal Register 42159 on July 25, 2006 and amended at 72 Federal Register 69723 on December 10, 2007. Fiscal Service will match the SSNs in our finder file with the SSNs in Fiscal Service Savings Securities Registration Systems and return the formatted comparison file. These records reside in the systems of records Treasury/ BPD.002, ‘‘United States Savings-Type Securities Treasury/BPD’’ and Treasury/ BPD.008, ‘‘Retail Treasury Securities Access Application—Treasury/BPD’’ fully published at 73 Federal Register No. 142, pages 42904–2491 on July 23, 2008. For definitive records (i.e., the actual securities issued in engraved or printed physical form), we will furnish Fiscal Service with the SSN, in a specified format, for each individual for whom we request Savings Securities ownership information. Fiscal Service will disclose the following to us: (a) The denomination of the security; (b) the serial number; (c) the series; (d) the issue date of the security; (e) the current redemption value; and (f) the return date of the finder file. For book entry records (i.e., securities maintained as computer records on the records of a bank or Fiscal Service), we will furnish Fiscal Service with the SSN, in a specified format, for each individual for whom we request Savings Securities registration information. Fiscal Service bases the query on the SSN associated with the account and reports any subsequent account holdings. When a match occurs on an SSN, Fiscal Service will disclose the following: (a) The purchase amount; (b) the account number and confirmation number; (c) the series; (d) the issue date of the security; (e) the current redemption value; and (f) the return date of the finder file. E. INCLUSIVE DATES OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM The effective date of this matching program is April 1, 2016, provided that the following notice periods have lapsed: 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register and 40 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:41 Feb 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 days after notice of the matching program is sent to Congress and OMB. The matching program will continue for 18 months from the effective date and, if both agencies meet certain conditions, it may extend for an additional 12 months thereafter. [FR Doc. 2016–04123 Filed 2–25–16; 8:45 am] The Department’s report was filed with the Office of Management and Budget. The amended system description, ‘‘Protocol Records, State– 33,’’ will read as set forth below. Joyce A. Barr, Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. Department of State. BILLING CODE 4191–02–P STATE–33 SYSTEM NAME: DEPARTMENT OF STATE Protocol Records. [Public Notice 9455] SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION: Privacy Act; System of Records: Protocol Records, State–33. Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to amend an existing system of records, Protocol Records, State–33, pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A–130, Appendix I. DATES: This system of records will be effective on April 6, 2016, unless we receive comments that will result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: Any persons interested in commenting on the amended system of records may do so by writing to the Director; Office of Information Programs and Services, A/GIS/IPS; Department of State, SA–2; 515 22nd Street NW., Washington, DC 20522–8100. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Hackett, Director; Office of Information Programs and Services, A/GIS/IPS; Department of State, SA–2; 515 22nd Street NW., Washington, DC 20522– 8100, or at Privacy@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of State proposes that the current system will retain the name ‘‘Protocol Records’’ (previously published at 78 FR 54945). The information in this system of records is an accounting of those U.S. Government officials receiving gifts and decorations from foreign governments and to record for historical, organizational, and logistical purposes the names of the individuals applying to participate, invited to, supporting, and attending official Department of State functions or other events co-sponsored with the Federal Government or other partners, and to verify individuals nominated as a diplomatic representative on behalf of a foreign government. The proposed system will include modifications to the following sections: System location, Categories of individuals, Categories of records, Purpose, Routine Uses, Safeguards, System managers, and administrative updates. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Unclassified and Classified. SYSTEM LOCATION: Department of State, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520. Abroad at U.S. embassies, U.S. consulates general, and U.S. consulates; U.S. missions; Department of State annexes; various field and regional offices throughout the United States. Within a government cloud, implemented by the Department of State and provided by a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) provider. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Individuals covered by this system include those receiving gifts and decorations from foreign governments; individuals invited to and supporting official Department of State functions or other events co-sponsored with the federal government or other partners; applicants for participation and attendees of Department of State conferences or other events cosponsored with the federal government or other partners; individuals who are part of foreign delegations; individuals working at foreign embassies, missions and organizations; and nominees for foreign ambassadorships to the United States. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Records in this system include descriptions of gifts and decorations received from foreign governments; donors; guest lists; type of function; sample invitations; contact information, address and occupation; biographical information (this includes, but is not limited to: Names, nationalities and ´ ´ citizenship, resumes, curricula vitae, copies of passports, copies of visas, dates of birth, and photographs), special needs, requests and accommodations, travel arrangements and related information, security information, and application and registration information. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: 22 U.S.C. 2621, 22 U.S.C. 2625, 22 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 38 (Friday, February 26, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9921-9922]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04123]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA 2015-0051]


Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/
Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal 
Service))--Match Number 1304

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice of a renewal of an existing computer matching program 
that will expire on March 31, 2016.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as 
amended, this notice announces a renewal of an existing computer 
matching program that we are currently conducting with Fiscal Service.

DATES: We will file a report of the subject matching program with 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, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The matching program will be 
effective as indicated below.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either 
telefaxing to (410) 966-0869 or writing to the Executive Director, 
Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, Social 
Security Administration, 617 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security 
Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235-6401. All comments received will be 
available for public inspection at this address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Executive Director, Office of 
Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, as shown above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. General

    The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Public 
Law (Pub. L.) 100-503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by 
describing the conditions under which computer matching involving the 
Federal government could be performed and adding certain protections 
for persons applying for, and receiving, Federal benefits. Section 7201 
of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-508) 
further amended the Privacy Act regarding protections for such persons.
    The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates 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. It requires 
Federal agencies involved in computer matching programs to:
    (1) Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies 
participating in the matching programs;
    (2) Obtain approval of the matching agreement by the Data Integrity 
Boards of the participating Federal agencies;
    (3) Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal 
Register;
    (4) Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress 
and OMB;
    (5) Notify applicants and beneficiaries that their records are 
subject to matching; and
    (6) Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, 
or denying a person's benefits or payments.

B. SSA Computer Matches Subject to the Privacy Act

    We have taken action to ensure that all of our computer matching 
programs comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended.

Mary Ann Zimmerman,
Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of 
the General Counsel.
Notice of Computer Matching Program, SSA With the Department of the 
Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service

A. Participating Agencies
    SSA and the Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal 
Service.

B. Purpose of the Matching Program
    The purpose of this matching program is to allow Fiscal Service to 
disclose ownership of Savings Securities to us. This disclosure will 
provide us with information necessary to verify an individual's self-
certification of his or her financial status to determine eligibility 
for low-income subsidy assistance (Extra Help) in the Medicare Part D 
prescription drug benefit program established under the Medicare 
Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 
108-173).

C. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program
    The legal authority for this agreement is 1860D-4 of the Social 
Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395W-114), which requires us to verify the 
eligibility of an individual who seeks to be considered as an Extra 
Help eligible individual under the Medicare Part D prescription drug 
benefit program and who self-certifies his or her income, resources, 
and family size.
    Fiscal Service and we will execute this agreement in compliance 
with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the 
Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, and the 
regulations and guidance promulgated thereunder.

D. Categories of Records and Persons Covered by the Matching Program
    The individuals covered under this agreement will be those who 
self-certify financial status for low-income subsidy assistance (Extra 
Help) in the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit program 
established under the Medicare

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Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003.
    We will provide Fiscal Service with a finder file consisting of 
Social Security Numbers (SSNs) extracted from our Medicare Database 
(MDB) File System. The MDB File System is a repository of Medicare 
applicant and beneficiary information related to Medicare Part A, Part 
B, Medicare Advantage Part C, and Medicare Part D. We may disclose file 
data from the MDB System pursuant to the ``Medicare Part D and Part D 
Subsidy File'' (60-0321), fully published at 71 Federal Register 42159 
on July 25, 2006 and amended at 72 Federal Register 69723 on December 
10, 2007.
    Fiscal Service will match the SSNs in our finder file with the SSNs 
in Fiscal Service Savings Securities Registration Systems and return 
the formatted comparison file. These records reside in the systems of 
records Treasury/BPD.002, ``United States Savings-Type Securities 
Treasury/BPD'' and Treasury/BPD.008, ``Retail Treasury Securities 
Access Application--Treasury/BPD'' fully published at 73 Federal 
Register No. 142, pages 42904-2491 on July 23, 2008.
    For definitive records (i.e., the actual securities issued in 
engraved or printed physical form), we will furnish Fiscal Service with 
the SSN, in a specified format, for each individual for whom we request 
Savings Securities ownership information. Fiscal Service will disclose 
the following to us: (a) The denomination of the security; (b) the 
serial number; (c) the series; (d) the issue date of the security; (e) 
the current redemption value; and (f) the return date of the finder 
file.
    For book entry records (i.e., securities maintained as computer 
records on the records of a bank or Fiscal Service), we will furnish 
Fiscal Service with the SSN, in a specified format, for each individual 
for whom we request Savings Securities registration information. Fiscal 
Service bases the query on the SSN associated with the account and 
reports any subsequent account holdings. When a match occurs on an SSN, 
Fiscal Service will disclose the following: (a) The purchase amount; 
(b) the account number and confirmation number; (c) the series; (d) the 
issue date of the security; (e) the current redemption value; and (f) 
the return date of the finder file.

E. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program
    The effective date of this matching program is April 1, 2016, 
provided that the following notice periods have lapsed: 30 days after 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register and 40 days after 
notice of the matching program is sent to Congress and OMB. The 
matching program will continue for 18 months from the effective date 
and, if both agencies meet certain conditions, it may extend for an 
additional 12 months thereafter.

[FR Doc. 2016-04123 Filed 2-25-16; 8:45 am]
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