Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records, 12476-12477 [2016-05256]

Download as PDF Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 12476 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 9, 2016 / Notices announces two webinars to provide additional information on the Community Connectivity Initiative. DATES: The Community Connectivity Initiative Workshop will be held on March 22, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Pacific Daylight Time. The first webinar will be held on March 24, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. The second webinar will be held on April 12, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The Workshop will be held in the Chief Seattle Conference Room of the Federal Office Building (FOB), 909 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98174. Individuals are subject to security screening in order to enter the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Brown, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4889, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 280–8260; email: bbrown@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002; email: press@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NTIA’s BroadbandUSA program provides expert advice and field-proven tools for assessing broadband adoption, planning new infrastructure and engaging a wide range of partners in broadband projects. BroadbandUSA convenes workshops on a regular basis to bring stakeholders together to discuss ways to improve broadband policies, share best practices, and connect communities to other federal agencies and funding sources for the purpose of expanding broadband infrastructure and adoption throughout America’s communities. The Community Connectivity Initiative is a recommendation of the Broadband Opportunity Council, an inter-agency working group established by the White House in 2015 ‘‘to use all available and appropriate authorities to: Identify and address regulatory barriers that may unduly impede either wired broadband deployment or the infrastructure to augment wireless broadband deployment; encourage further public and private investment in broadband networks and services; promote the adoption and meaningful use of broadband technology; and otherwise encourage or support broadband deployment, competition, and adoption in ways that promote the public interest.’’ The workshop and webinars will be open to the public and press. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Online registration is VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Mar 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 available for both the in-person workshop on March 22, 2016, and the webinars on March 24, 2016, and April 12, 2016, at https://www.eventbrite.com/ e/community-connectivity-workshoptickets-22458391654. NTIA asks registrants to provide their first and last names and email addresses for both registration purposes and to receive any updates on the Community Connectivity Initiative. If capacity for the workshop is reached, NTIA will maintain a waiting list and will inform those on the waiting list if space becomes available. Additional information about these events as well as meeting updates, changes in the agenda, if any, and relevant documents will be available on NTIA’s Web site at https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/ 2016/nwcommunityinitiativeworkshop. The workshop and webinars are accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Barbara Brown at the contact information listed above at least five (5) business days before the meeting. Dated: March 4, 2016. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–05261 Filed 3–8–16; 8:45 am] Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Notice of revised Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses. ACTION: In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (‘‘USPTO’’ or ‘‘the Agency’’) seeks to revise the Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses (‘‘prefatory statement’’) published in the Federal Register on December 31, 1981 (46 FR 63501–63502). This action is being taken to update the language in several existing uses as well as to integrate new uses. SUMMARY: Written comments on the proposed prefatory statement revisions should be sent on or before April 18, 2016. The prefatory statement as revised below will become effective as of the above date unless the USPTO receives comments that would result in a contrary determination. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Written comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘USPTO Prefatory Statement—Comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: Marcie Lovett, Director, Records Management Division, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USPTO is giving notice of proposed revisions to the Agency’s Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses. The revisions update the language in multiple uses to remove outdated references and terms, restructure existing uses for clarity and brevity, and add routine uses designed to cover new technological uses (e.g. disclosures following system data breaches) and relevant uses not present in the previous prefatory statement (e.g. disclosures to state bar organizations). The following routine uses apply to, and are incorporated by reference into, each system of records utilized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office that is created or revised following the publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: Sfmt 4703 A record from the referencing system of records may be disclosed, as a routine use, to: 1. A Federal, state, local, or foreign agency in the event that the system of records indicates a violation or potential violation of law, whether civil, criminal, or regulatory in nature, and whether arising by (1) general statute or particular program statute or contract, (2) rule, regulation, or order issued pursuant thereto, or (3) the necessity to protect an interest of the Agency. The agency receiving the record(s) must be charged with the responsibility of investigating or prosecuting such violations or with enforcing or implementing the statute, rule, regulation, or order issued pursuant thereto, or protecting the interest of the Agency. 2. A Federal, state or local agency maintaining civil, criminal, or other relevant enforcement information or other pertinent information, such as current licenses, if necessary to obtain information relevant to an Agency decision concerning (1) the assignment, hiring, or retention of an individual, (2) the issuance of a security clearance, (3) the letting of a contract, or (4) the E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 46 / Wednesday, March 9, 2016 / Notices issuance of a license, grant, or other benefit. 3. A court, magistrate, or administrative tribunal during the course of presenting evidence, including disclosures to opposing counsel or witnesses in the course of civil discovery, litigation, or settlement negotiations. 4. A Member of Congress or staff acting upon the Member’s behalf when the Member or staff requests the information on behalf of, and at the request of, the individual who is the subject of the record. 5. The medical advisor of any individual who submits a request for access to a record which contains medical information under the Act and 37 CFR part 102 Subpart B if, in the sole judgment of the Agency, disclosure would not have an adverse effect upon the individual, under the provision of 5 U.S.C. 552a(f)(3) and implementing regulations at 37 CFR part 102 Subpart B. 6. Professional organizations or associations with which individuals covered by this system of records may be affiliated, such as state bar disciplinary authorities, to meet their responsibilities in connection with the administration and maintenance of standards of conduct and discipline. 7. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in connection with the review of private relief legislation as set forth in OMB Circular No. A–19 at any stage of the legislative coordination and clearance process. 8. The Department of Justice (DOJ), in connection with determining whether disclosure thereof is required by the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). 9. Contractors, agents, grantees, experts, consultants, and others performing or working on a contract, service, grant, cooperative agreement, or other work assignment for the Agency who have need for information from the system of records: a. In the course of operating or administrating the system of records; b. In the course of fulfilling an agency function, but only to the extent necessary to fulfill that function; or c. In order to fulfill their contract(s), but who do not operate the system of records within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 552a(m). 10. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for personnel research purposes, as a data source for management information, for the production of summary descriptive statistics and analytical studies in support of the function for which the VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Mar 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 records are collected and maintained, or for related manpower studies. 11. The Administrator of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), or said administrator’s designee, during an inspection of records conducted by NARA as part of that agency’s responsibility to recommend improvements in records management practices and programs, under authority of 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906. Such disclosure shall be made in accordance with NARA regulations governing inspection of records for this purpose, and any other relevant directive. Such disclosure shall not be used to make determinations about individuals. 12. Appropriate agencies, entities, or persons when (1) the Agency suspects or has confirmed that the security or confidentiality of the information in the system of records has been compromised; (2) 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, identity theft or fraud, or 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 (3) such disclosure 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. 13. Any component of the Department of Justice for the purpose of representing the Agency, or any employee of the Agency, in pending or potential litigation to which the record is pertinent. Dated: March 3, 2016. Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, OCIO, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2016–05256 Filed 3–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION Credit Union Advisory Council Meeting Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the announcement of a public meeting of the Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC or Council) of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau). The notice also describes the functions SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12477 of the Council. Notice of the meeting is permitted by Section 9 of the CUAC Charter and is intended to notify the public of this meeting. Specifically, Section 9(d) of the CUAC Charter states: (1) Each meeting of the Council shall be open to public observation, to the extent that a facility is available to accommodate the public, unless the Bureau, in accordance with paragraph (4) of this section, determines that the meeting shall be closed. The Bureau also will make reasonable efforts to make the meetings available to the public through live recording. (2) Notice of the time, place and purpose of each meeting, as well as a summary of the proposed agenda, shall be published in the Federal Register not more than 45 or less than 15 days prior to the scheduled meeting date. Shorter notice may be given when the Bureau determines that the Council’s business so requires; in such event, the public will be given notice at the earliest practicable time. (3) Minutes of meetings, records, reports, studies, and agenda of the Council shall be posted on the Bureau’s Web site (www.consumerfinance.gov). (4) The Bureau may close to the public a portion of any meeting, for confidential discussion. If the Bureau closes a meeting or any portion of a meeting, the Bureau will issue, at least annually, a summary of the Council’s activities during such closed meetings or portions of meetings. The meeting date is Thursday, March 24, 2016, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. eastern daylight time. ADDRESSES: The meeting location is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Dully, Outreach and Engagement Associate, 202–435–9588, CFPB_ CABandCouncilsEvents@cfpb.gov, Consumer Advisory Board and Councils Office, External Affairs, 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20002. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 2 of the CUAC Charter provides: ‘‘Pursuant to the executive and administrative powers conferred on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) by Section 1012 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), the Director established the Credit Union Advisory Council to consult with the Bureau in the exercise of its functions under the federal consumer financial laws as they pertain to credit unions with total assets of $10 billion or less.’’ Section 3 of the CUAC Charter states: ‘‘(a) The CFPB supervises depository institutions and credit unions with total assets of more than $10 billion and their respective affiliates, but other than the E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2016)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 Patent and Trademark Office


Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

ACTION: Notice of revised Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 
1974, as amended, the United States Patent and Trademark Office 
(``USPTO'' or ``the Agency'') seeks to revise the Prefatory Statement 
of General Routine Uses (``prefatory statement'') published in the 
Federal Register on December 31, 1981 (46 FR 63501-63502). This action 
is being taken to update the language in several existing uses as well 
as to integrate new uses.

DATES: Written comments on the proposed prefatory statement revisions 
should be sent on or before April 18, 2016. The prefatory statement as 
revised below will become effective as of the above date unless the 
USPTO receives comments that would result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by any of the following 
methods:
     Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``USPTO 
Prefatory Statement--Comment'' in the subject line of the message.
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Director, Records Management 
Division, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USPTO is giving notice of proposed 
revisions to the Agency's Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses. 
The revisions update the language in multiple uses to remove outdated 
references and terms, restructure existing uses for clarity and 
brevity, and add routine uses designed to cover new technological uses 
(e.g. disclosures following system data breaches) and relevant uses not 
present in the previous prefatory statement (e.g. disclosures to state 
bar organizations). The following routine uses apply to, and are 
incorporated by reference into, each system of records utilized by the 
United States Patent and Trademark Office that is created or revised 
following the publication of this notice.

Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses

    A record from the referencing system of records may be disclosed, 
as a routine use, to:
    1. A Federal, state, local, or foreign agency in the event that the 
system of records indicates a violation or potential violation of law, 
whether civil, criminal, or regulatory in nature, and whether arising 
by (1) general statute or particular program statute or contract, (2) 
rule, regulation, or order issued pursuant thereto, or (3) the 
necessity to protect an interest of the Agency. The agency receiving 
the record(s) must be charged with the responsibility of investigating 
or prosecuting such violations or with enforcing or implementing the 
statute, rule, regulation, or order issued pursuant thereto, or 
protecting the interest of the Agency.
    2. A Federal, state or local agency maintaining civil, criminal, or 
other relevant enforcement information or other pertinent information, 
such as current licenses, if necessary to obtain information relevant 
to an Agency decision concerning (1) the assignment, hiring, or 
retention of an individual, (2) the issuance of a security clearance, 
(3) the letting of a contract, or (4) the

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issuance of a license, grant, or other benefit.
    3. A court, magistrate, or administrative tribunal during the 
course of presenting evidence, including disclosures to opposing 
counsel or witnesses in the course of civil discovery, litigation, or 
settlement negotiations.
    4. A Member of Congress or staff acting upon the Member's behalf 
when the Member or staff requests the information on behalf of, and at 
the request of, the individual who is the subject of the record.
    5. The medical advisor of any individual who submits a request for 
access to a record which contains medical information under the Act and 
37 CFR part 102 Subpart B if, in the sole judgment of the Agency, 
disclosure would not have an adverse effect upon the individual, under 
the provision of 5 U.S.C. 552a(f)(3) and implementing regulations at 37 
CFR part 102 Subpart B.
    6. Professional organizations or associations with which 
individuals covered by this system of records may be affiliated, such 
as state bar disciplinary authorities, to meet their responsibilities 
in connection with the administration and maintenance of standards of 
conduct and discipline.
    7. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in connection with 
the review of private relief legislation as set forth in OMB Circular 
No. A-19 at any stage of the legislative coordination and clearance 
process.
    8. The Department of Justice (DOJ), in connection with determining 
whether disclosure thereof is required by the Freedom of Information 
Act (5 U.S.C. 552).
    9. Contractors, agents, grantees, experts, consultants, and others 
performing or working on a contract, service, grant, cooperative 
agreement, or other work assignment for the Agency who have need for 
information from the system of records:
    a. In the course of operating or administrating the system of 
records;
    b. In the course of fulfilling an agency function, but only to the 
extent necessary to fulfill that function; or
    c. In order to fulfill their contract(s), but who do not operate 
the system of records within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 552a(m).
    10. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for personnel 
research purposes, as a data source for management information, for the 
production of summary descriptive statistics and analytical studies in 
support of the function for which the records are collected and 
maintained, or for related manpower studies.
    11. The Administrator of the National Archives and Records 
Administration (NARA), or said administrator's designee, during an 
inspection of records conducted by NARA as part of that agency's 
responsibility to recommend improvements in records management 
practices and programs, under authority of 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906. 
Such disclosure shall be made in accordance with NARA regulations 
governing inspection of records for this purpose, and any other 
relevant directive. Such disclosure shall not be used to make 
determinations about individuals.
    12. Appropriate agencies, entities, or persons when (1) the Agency 
suspects or has confirmed that the security or confidentiality of the 
information in the system of records has been compromised; (2) 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, 
identity theft or fraud, or 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 (3) such disclosure 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.
    13. Any component of the Department of Justice for the purpose of 
representing the Agency, or any employee of the Agency, in pending or 
potential litigation to which the record is pertinent.

    Dated: March 3, 2016.
Marcie Lovett,
Records Management Division Director, OCIO, United States Patent and 
Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2016-05256 Filed 3-8-16; 8:45 am]
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