Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records, 22639 [2016-08836]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 74 / Monday, April 18, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [CPCLO Order No. 001–2016] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Federal Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice. ACTION: Notice of a modified system of records. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A–130, notice is hereby given that the Federal Bureau of Prisons (Bureau, or BOP), Department of Justice (Department or DOJ) proposes to amend an existing Bureau system of records notice titled, ‘‘Inmate Central Records System, JUSTICE/BOP–005’’, last modified at 77 FR 24982, on April 26 2012. The Bureau is amending routine use (i) to notify the public that the Bureau will be sharing federal inmate records with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for matching purposes broader than are covered specifically under 38 U.S.C. 5106, Public Law 94–432. DATES: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11), the public is given a 30-day period in which to comment. Therefore, please submit any comments by May 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: The public, OMB, and Congress are invited to submit any comments to the Department of Justice, ATTN: Privacy Analyst, Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties, National Place Building, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20530, or by facsimile at (202) 307– 0693. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wanda Hunt, Privacy Officer, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW., Washington, DC 20534, telephone (202) 514–6655. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bureau last published a modified Bureau of Prisons Privacy Act system of records notice on April 26, 2012, titled ‘‘Inmate Central Records System,’’ JUSTICE/BOP–005, to reflect a number of changes to the notice, including changes reflecting the overall modernization and technological changes of the Bureau’s electronic information systems. This system of records is maintained by the Bureau to cover records relating to the care, classification, subsistence, protection, discipline, and programs of federal inmates. In this modification, the Bureau proposes to modify an existing routine use, paragraph ‘‘(i)’’, which was also mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Apr 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 modified pursuant to the April 26, 2012, system of records notice modification, to allow records from the Inmate Central Records System to be disclosed to any United States Veterans Administration entity or official for the purpose of matching those Bureau records against VA records to determine the eligibility or potential eligibility of Bureau inmates to receive benefits and/or services. The modification will enable BOP to more efficiently: (1) Identify inmates who may potentially be eligible for VA services upon release, (2) assist those inmates while in custody by providing to them information useful for seeking VA services upon release, and (3) evaluate which inmates may be in greater need than the general BOP population for certain BOP-provided inmate services while in custody. The modification will also remove the requirement stating ‘‘the VA is to erase the Bureau data after the match has been made’’ for two reasons. First, this erasure clause may unnecessarily force the VA to immediately erase data, creating difficulty for validation, auditing, and other legitimate purposes. Second, the VA is required to protect the records under the Privacy Act, and erase the data as required by the applicable disposition schedule approved by the National Archives. This system of records notice modification will not affect the existing Privacy Act exemption regulations claimed by the Attorney General. In accordance with 5 U.S.C.552a(r), the Department has provided a report to OMB and Congress on this modified system of records. Dated: April 8, 2016. Erika Brown Lee, Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, United States Department of Justice. * * * * * ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: (i) To the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), for the purpose of matching the records against VA records to determine the eligibility or potential eligibility of Bureau inmates to receive veterans’ benefits and/or services. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2016–08836 Filed 4–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22639 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [Docket No. ODAG 160] National Commission on Forensic Science Solicitation of Applications for Additional Commission Membership To Support Digital Evidence Department of Justice. Notice of solicitation of applications for additional commission membership for the National Commission on Forensic Science specifically to fill a current vacancy to support digital evidence. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, this notice announces the solicitation of applications for additional Commission membership to fill a current vacancy to support digital evidence. DATES: Applications must be received on or before May 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: All applications should be submitted to: Jonathan McGrath, Designated Federal Official, 810 Seventh St. NW., Washington, DC 20531, or by email at Jonathan.McGrath@usdoj.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan McGrath, Designated Federal Official, 810 Seventh St. NW., Washington, DC 20531, by email at Jonathan.McGrath@usdoj.gov, or by phone at (202) 514–6277. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), this notice announces the solicitation of applications for additional Commission membership on the National Commission on Forensic Science to fill current vacancies. The National Commission on Forensic Science was chartered on April 23, 2013 and the charter was renewed on April 23, 2015. There is currently a Commissioner vacancy to support digital evidence. This notice announces the solicitation of applications for Commission membership to fill the digital evidence vacancy. The Commission is co-chaired by the Department of Justice and National Institute of Standards and Technology. The Commission provides recommendations and advice to the Department of Justice concerning national methods and strategies for: Strengthening the validity and reliability of the forensic sciences (including medico-legal death investigation); enhancing quality assurance and quality control in forensic science laboratories and units; identifying and recommending scientific guidance and protocols for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[CPCLO Order No. 001-2016]


Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

AGENCY: Federal Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice.

ACTION: Notice of a modified system of records.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, and Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-130, notice is hereby 
given that the Federal Bureau of Prisons (Bureau, or BOP), Department 
of Justice (Department or DOJ) proposes to amend an existing Bureau 
system of records notice titled, ``Inmate Central Records System, 
JUSTICE/BOP-005'', last modified at 77 FR 24982, on April 26 2012. The 
Bureau is amending routine use (i) to notify the public that the Bureau 
will be sharing federal inmate records with the U.S. Department of 
Veterans Affairs (VA) for matching purposes broader than are covered 
specifically under 38 U.S.C. 5106, Public Law 94-432.

DATES: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11), the public is 
given a 30-day period in which to comment. Therefore, please submit any 
comments by May 18, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The public, OMB, and Congress are invited to submit any 
comments to the Department of Justice, ATTN: Privacy Analyst, Office of 
Privacy and Civil Liberties, National Place Building, 1331 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20530, or by facsimile at (202) 
307-0693.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wanda Hunt, Privacy Officer, Bureau of 
Prisons, 320 First Street NW., Washington, DC 20534, telephone (202) 
514-6655.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bureau last published a modified Bureau 
of Prisons Privacy Act system of records notice on April 26, 2012, 
titled ``Inmate Central Records System,'' JUSTICE/BOP-005, to reflect a 
number of changes to the notice, including changes reflecting the 
overall modernization and technological changes of the Bureau's 
electronic information systems. This system of records is maintained by 
the Bureau to cover records relating to the care, classification, 
subsistence, protection, discipline, and programs of federal inmates.
    In this modification, the Bureau proposes to modify an existing 
routine use, paragraph ``(i)'', which was also modified pursuant to the 
April 26, 2012, system of records notice modification, to allow records 
from the Inmate Central Records System to be disclosed to any United 
States Veterans Administration entity or official for the purpose of 
matching those Bureau records against VA records to determine the 
eligibility or potential eligibility of Bureau inmates to receive 
benefits and/or services. The modification will enable BOP to more 
efficiently: (1) Identify inmates who may potentially be eligible for 
VA services upon release, (2) assist those inmates while in custody by 
providing to them information useful for seeking VA services upon 
release, and (3) evaluate which inmates may be in greater need than the 
general BOP population for certain BOP-provided inmate services while 
in custody. The modification will also remove the requirement stating 
``the VA is to erase the Bureau data after the match has been made'' 
for two reasons. First, this erasure clause may unnecessarily force the 
VA to immediately erase data, creating difficulty for validation, 
auditing, and other legitimate purposes. Second, the VA is required to 
protect the records under the Privacy Act, and erase the data as 
required by the applicable disposition schedule approved by the 
National Archives. This system of records notice modification will not 
affect the existing Privacy Act exemption regulations claimed by the 
Attorney General.
    In accordance with 5 U.S.C.552a(r), the Department has provided a 
report to OMB and Congress on this modified system of records.

    Dated: April 8, 2016.
Erika Brown Lee,
 Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, United States Department of 
Justice.
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ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES 
OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
    (i) To the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), for 
the purpose of matching the records against VA records to determine the 
eligibility or potential eligibility of Bureau inmates to receive 
veterans' benefits and/or services.
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[FR Doc. 2016-08836 Filed 4-15-16; 8:45 am]
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