Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records, 94010-94013 [2016-30496]

Download as PDF 94010 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 246 / Thursday, December 22, 2016 / Notices By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Miller, and Commissioner Begeman. Tammy Lowery, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–30843 Filed 12–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 5) (2017–1)] Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor Surface Transportation Board. Approval of rail cost adjustment AGENCY: ACTION: factor. The Board approves the first quarter 2017 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The first quarter 2017 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.888. The first quarter 2017 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.373. The first quarter 2017 RCAF–5 is 0.353. DATES: Effective Date: January 1, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez, (202) 245–0333. Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision, which is available on our Web site, http://www.stb.gov. Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245– 0238. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at (800) 877–8339. This action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c). SUMMARY: Decided: December 19, 2016. By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Miller, and Commissioner Begeman. Marline Simeon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–30867 Filed 12–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [Docket Number USTR–2016–0028] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of new, modified and rescinded systems of records and request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Dec 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 As part of a comprehensive review of agency practices related to the disclosure of records and information, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is updating both its systems of records and implementing rule under the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act). This notice concerns updates to USTR’s Privacy Act system of records notices (SORNs). Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, USTR is publishing a proposed rule that would update the agency’s Privacy Act regulation. The rule describes how individuals can find out if a USTR system of records contains information about them and, if so, how to access or amend a record. DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before January 23, 2017. Unless USTR makes changes based on comments or otherwise, the changes made by this notice will become final and effective February 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: You should submit written comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. The docket number for this notice is USTR–2016– 0028. USTR invites comments on all aspects of the notice, and will revise the language as appropriate after taking all timely comments into consideration. Copies of all comments will be available for public viewing at www.regulations.gov upon completion of processing. You can view a submission by entering the docket number USTR–2016–0028 in the search field at http://www.regulations.gov. We will post comments without change and will include any personal information you provide, such as your name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janice Kaye, Monique Ricker or Melissa Keppel, Office of General Counsel, United States Trade Representative, Anacostia Naval Annex, Building 410/ Door 123, 250 Murray Lane SW., Washington DC 20509, jkaye@ ustr.eop.gov; mricker@ustr.eop.gov; mkeppel@ustr.eop.gov; 202–395–3150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Pursuant to the requirements of the Privacy Act, USTR is publishing a notice of changes to its systems of records. See 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11). A system of records can be any collection or grouping of paper, electronic or other records an agency controls about individuals. It does not include agency records about businesses or about individuals who are not U.S. PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 citizens or lawfully admitted aliens. To be a Privacy Act system of records, the agency must retrieve records about an individual from the system by that individual’s name or by some other identifier assigned to that individual, such as the individual’s Social Security number or telephone number. The record also must be about that individual. If a record is only about someone or something else (e.g., about a business), it is not a record about that individual. II. Rescinded SORNs USTR is rescinding the following systems of records: System Number and Name: USTR–1 Applicants for Employment. System Number and Name: USTR–2 Correspondence Files. System Number and Name: USTR–3 General Financial Records. System Number and Name: USTR–4 Payroll Records. We are rescinding the following SORNs because the information described in each notice is covered by a Government-wide SORN: • USTR–1 Applicants for Employment • USTR–3 General Financial Records • USTR–4 Payroll Records We are rescinding USTR–2, the SORN that covered correspondence files because USTR no longer maintains these records. III. Modified and New SORNs We are renumbering the SORN covering dispute settlement panelist rosters from USTR–6 to USTR–1. We also are updating the content of this SORN. We are adding two new SORNs, USTR–2 covering information collected from individuals interested in becoming trade advisory committee members, and USTR–3 covering Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act records. SYSTEM NUMBER AND NAME: USTR–1 Dispute Settlement Panelists Roster. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: None. SYSTEM LOCATION/MANAGER: Office of the US Trade Representative, Office of General Counsel, 600 17th Street NW., Washington DC 20508. The mailing address is: Office of the US Trade Representative, Office of General Counsel, Anacostia Naval Annex, Building 410/Door 123, 250 Murray Lane SW., Washington DC 20509. The Office of General Counsel manages the recruitment and selection of individuals who are interested in being selected to E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 246 / Thursday, December 22, 2016 / Notices serve on a dispute settlement panel or other similar entity established under trade agreements to resolve trade disputes. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: Annex 1901.2 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), section 402 of the NAFTA Implementation Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 3432), section 123(b) Uruguay Round Agreement Act (19 U.S.C. 3533(b)). PURPOSE(S) OF THE SYSTEM: To recruit and select appropriately qualified individuals to serve as members of a dispute settlement panel or other similar entity to resolve trade disputes. By applying for a position, an individual is deemed to consent to sharing the application with foreign governments, the World Trade Organization and the NAFTA Secretariat, to the extent the records are relevant and necessary to determining eligibility or assessing qualifications for service on a particular panel. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Individuals who apply for selection to serve on a dispute settlement panel or other similar entity established under trade agreements to resolve trade disputes. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Applications from potential and appointed advisory dispute settlement panelists. The records typically include correspondence with the candidate/ panelist, a resume/CV, United States citizenship status, information regarding registration under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (22 U.S.C. 611), lists of publications and speeches, descriptions of professional affiliations, lists of clients, information regarding substantive qualifications in trade law, and the names of references. Additional records may include disclosure forms with information about financial interests, affiliations, and the identity of clients of the candidate/panelist or his/ her firm necessary to determine if s/he has a potential conflict-of-interest with respect to service on a specific panel. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES The individual applying for or serving as a dispute settlement panelist. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: We may disclose records or information contained in the records, as a routine use to: 1. Any federal agency if the records are relevant and necessary to carry out VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Dec 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 that agency’s authorized functions and to the decision on a matter, including, but not limited to, determining eligibility or assessing qualifications for service on a particular panel. 2. The legal representative of USTR or another federal agency, including the US Department of Justice, or other retained counsel, when USTR or any of its employees are a party to or have a significant interest in litigation or an administrative proceeding. 3. A court, magistrate, administrative tribunal, or alternative dispute resolution mediator in the course of presenting evidence, including disclosures to counsel or witnesses in the course of civil discovery, litigation or settlement negotiations or in connection with criminal proceedings, when the information is relevant and necessary and USTR or any of its employees are a party to or have a significant interest in the proceeding. 4. The appropriate federal, state, local, territorial, tribal or foreign law enforcement authority or other appropriate entity responsible for investigation, enforcement, implementation or prosecution, where a record, either alone or in conjunction with other information, indicates a violation or potential violation of law whether criminal, civil or regulatory in nature. 5. A congressional office in response to an inquiry made on behalf or at the request of the subject individual. 6. Any source, including a federal, state or local agency maintaining civil, criminal or other relevant enforcement information or other pertinent information, such as current licenses, but only to the extent necessary to obtain information relevant to the appointment or retention of an individual. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORAGE OF RECORDS: Records are maintained in file folders and electronic media. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETRIEVAL OF RECORDS: Records are organized by the name of the panel and the candidate/member name. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETENTION AND DISPOSAL OF RECORDS: Records are maintained for six years and then destroyed. ADMINISTRATIVE, TECHNICAL AND PHYSICAL SAFEGUARDS: File folders are maintained in cabinets in secure facilities and access to the files is restricted to individuals whose role requires use of the records. The PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 94011 computer servers in which records are stored are located in secure, guarded facilities. Individuals accessing the system are authenticated using encrypted certificates and data stored to the database may require digital signatures. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: In accordance with the procedures set forth in 15 CFR part 2004, subpart C, direct inquires in writing to the USTR Privacy Act Office. Heightened security may delay mail delivery. To avoid mail delays, we strongly suggest that you email your request to PRIVACY@ ustr.eop.gov. Our mailing address is: Privacy Act Office, Office of the US Trade Representative, Anacostia Naval Annex, Building 410/Door 123, 250 Murray Lane SW., Washington DC 20509. To make sure that the Privacy Act Office receives your request without delay, you should include the notation ‘‘Privacy Act Request’’ in the subject line of your email or on the front of your envelope and also at the beginning of your request. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: See record access procedures. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES: See record access procedures. EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. HISTORY: 66 FR 59837 (Nov. 30, 2001). SYSTEM NUMBER AND NAME: USTR–2 Trade Advisory Committee Members and Applicants. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: None. SYSTEM LOCATION/MANAGER: Office of the US Trade Representative, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, 600 17th Street NW., Washington DC 20508. The mailing address is: Office of the US Trade Representative, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, Anacostia Naval Annex, Building 410/Door 123, 250 Murray Lane SW., Washington DC 20509. The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement (IAPE) administers the trade advisory committee system for the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR). Among other things, IAPE recruits individuals to serve as committee members and manages the individuals who are appointed to serve on the committees. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: 19 U.S.C. 2155. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 94012 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 246 / Thursday, December 22, 2016 / Notices PURPOSE(S) OF THE SYSTEM: To ensure that individuals who apply to become and who are appointed to serve as a member of a trade advisory committee meet all of the eligibility requirements. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Individuals who apply for selection to serve as a trade advisory committee member. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Applications from potential and appointed advisory committee members. The records typically include correspondence with the applicant/ member, a resume/CV, United States citizenship status, information regarding registration under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (22 U.S.C. 611), and descriptions of professional affiliations. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: The individual applying for or serving as a trade advisory committee member; USTR personnel assigned to review applications; and other agencies or entities that play a role in determining eligibility or assessing qualifications for service on a particular committee. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: We may disclose records or information contained in the records, as a routine use to: 1. Any federal agency if the records are relevant and necessary to carry out that agency’s authorized functions and to the decision on a matter, including, but not limited to, determining eligibility or assessing qualifications for service on a particular committee. 2. The legal representative of USTR or another federal agency, including the US Department of Justice, or other retained counsel, when USTR or any of its employees are a party to or have a significant interest in litigation or an administrative proceeding. 3. A court, magistrate, administrative tribunal, or alternative dispute resolution mediator in the course of presenting evidence, including disclosures to counsel or witnesses in the course of civil discovery, litigation or settlement negotiations or in connection with criminal proceedings, when the information is relevant and necessary and USTR or any of its employees are a party to or have a significant interest in the proceeding. 4. A congressional office in response to an inquiry made at the request of the subject individual. 5. Any source, including a federal, state or local agency maintaining civil, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Dec 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 criminal or other relevant enforcement information or other pertinent information, such as current licenses, but only to the extent necessary to obtain information relevant to the appointment or retention of an individual. 6. The appropriate federal, state, local, territorial, tribal or foreign law enforcement authority or other appropriate entity responsible for investigation, enforcement, implementation or prosecution, where a record, either alone or in conjunction with other information, indicates a violation or potential violation of law whether criminal, civil or regulatory in nature. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORAGE OF RECORDS: Office of the US Trade Representative, FOIA/Privacy Office, 600 17th Street NW., Washington DC 20508. The mailing address is: Office of the US Trade Representative, FOIA/Privacy Office, Anacostia Naval Annex, Building 410/Door 123, 250 Murray Lane SW., Washington DC 20509. Records are maintained in file folders and electronic media. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETRIEVAL OF RECORDS: Records are organized by the name of the committee and the applicant/ member name. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETENTION AND DISPOSAL OF RECORDS: Records are maintained for the duration of the charter of the committee to which the individual has applied and then destroyed. ADMINISTRATIVE, TECHNICAL AND PHYSICAL SAFEGUARDS: File folders are maintained in cabinets in secure facilities and access to the files is restricted to individuals whose role requires use of the records. The computer servers in which records are stored are located in secure, guarded facilities. Individuals accessing the system are authenticated using encrypted certificates and data stored to the database may require digital signatures. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: In accordance with the procedures set forth in 15 CFR part 2004, subpart C, direct inquires in writing to the USTR Privacy Act Office. Heightened security may delay mail delivery. To avoid mail delays, we strongly suggest that you email your request to PRIVACY@ ustr.eop.gov. Our mailing address is: Privacy Act Office, Office of the US Trade Representative, Anacostia Naval Annex, Building 410/Door 123, 250 Murray Lane SW., Washington DC 20509. To make sure that the Privacy Act Office receives your request without delay, you should include the notation ‘‘Privacy Act Request’’ in the subject line of your email or on the front of your envelope and also at the beginning of your request. PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 See record access procedures. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES: See record access procedures. EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. SYSTEM NUMBER AND NAME: USTR–3 Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Records. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: Certain responsive records may be classified as Confidential Foreign Government Information pursuant to section 1.4(b) of Executive Order 13526. SYSTEM LOCATION/MANAGER: AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) established and maintains the system pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 301 and 44 U.S.C. 3101, to implement the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, and the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act), 5 U.S.C. 552a. PURPOSE(S) OF THE SYSTEM: To enable USTR to process requests and administrative appeals under the FOIA and the Privacy Act. To participate in litigation regarding agency action on such requests and appeals. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: The system encompasses all individuals who submit requests and appeals to USTR under the FOIA and the Privacy Act. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Records created or compiled in response to FOIA and Privacy Act requests and administrative appeals, including: the original requests and administrative appeals; responses to such requests and administrative appeals; all related memoranda, correspondence, notes, and other related or supporting documentation; and, in some instances, copies of requested records and records under administrative appeal. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: The individuals who submit initial requests and administrative appeals pursuant to the FOIA and the Privacy E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 246 / Thursday, December 22, 2016 / Notices Act; the USTR records compiled to respond to requests and appeals; USTR personnel assigned to handle requests and appeals; other agencies or entities that have referred requests concerning USTR records, or that have consulted with USTR regarding the handling of particular requests; submitters or subjects of records or information that have provided assistance to USTR in making access or amendment determinations; and The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Office of Government Information Services (OGIS). sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: We may disclose records or information contained in the records, as a routine use to: 1. A federal, state, local or foreign agency or entity for the purpose of consulting with that agency or entity to enable USTR to make a determination as to the propriety of access to or correction of information, or for the purpose of verifying the identity of an individual or the accuracy of information submitted by an individual who has requested access to or amendment of information. 2. A federal agency or entity that furnished the record or information for the purpose of permitting that agency or entity to make a decision as to access to or correction of the record or information, or to a federal agency or entity for purposes of providing guidance or advice regarding the handling of particular requests. 3. A submitter or subject of a record or information in order to assist USTR in making a determination as to access or amendment. 4. OGIS, to the extent necessary to fulfill its responsibilities in 5 U.S.C. 552(h), to review administrative agency policies, procedures and compliance with the FOIA, and to facilitate OGIS’ offering of dispute resolution services to resolve disputes between persons making FOIA requests and administrative agencies. 5. A congressional office in response to an inquiry made on behalf or at the request of the subject individual. 6. The legal representative of USTR or another federal agency, including the US Department of Justice, or other retained counsel, when USTR or any of its employees are a party to or have a significant interest in litigation or an administrative proceeding. 7. A court, magistrate, administrative tribunal, or alternative dispute resolution mediator in the course of presenting evidence, including VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Dec 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 disclosures to counsel or witnesses in the course of civil discovery, litigation or settlement negotiations or in connection with criminal proceedings, when the information is relevant and necessary and USTR or any of its employees are a party to or have a significant interest in the proceeding. 8. The appropriate federal, state, local, territorial, tribal or foreign law enforcement authority or other appropriate entity responsible for investigation, enforcement, implementation or prosecution, where a record, either alone or in conjunction with other information, indicates a violation or potential violation of law whether criminal, civil or regulatory in nature. 9. NARA for purposes of records management inspections conducted under the authority of 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORAGE OF RECORDS: Records are maintained in file folders and electronic media. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETRIEVAL OF RECORDS: Records are organized by the number assigned to the request or appeal. USTR can search the electronic database by the name of the requester or appellant. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETENTION AND DISPOSAL OF RECORDS: Records are retained and disposed of in accordance with NARA’s General Records Schedule 14. ADMINISTRATIVE, TECHNICAL AND PHYSICAL SAFEGUARDS: File folders are maintained in cabinets in secure facilities and access to the files is restricted to individuals whose role requires use of the records. The computer servers in which records are stored are located in secure, guarded facilities. Individuals accessing the system are authenticated using encrypted certificates and data stored to the database may require digital signatures. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: In accordance with the procedures set forth in 15 CFR part 2004, subpart C, direct inquires in writing to the USTR Privacy Act Office. Heightened security may delay mail delivery. To avoid mail delays, we strongly suggest that you email your request to PRIVACY@ ustr.eop.gov. Our mailing address is: Privacy Act Office, Office of the US Trade Representative, Anacostia Naval Annex, Building 410/Door 123, 250 Murray Lane SW., Washington DC 20509. To make sure that the Privacy PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 94013 Act Office receives your request without delay, you should include the notation ‘‘Privacy Act Request’’ in the subject line of your email or on the front of your envelope and also at the beginning of your request. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: See record access procedures. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES: See record access procedures. EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. Janice Kaye, Chief Counsel for Administrative Law, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2016–30496 Filed 12–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F7–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2016–0210] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 22 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers. DATES: The exemptions were granted November 22, 2016. The exemptions expire on November 22, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64– 113, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Docket Number USTR-2016-0028]


Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice of new, modified and rescinded systems of records and 
request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of a comprehensive review of agency practices related 
to the disclosure of records and information, the Office of the United 
States Trade Representative (USTR) is updating both its systems of 
records and implementing rule under the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy 
Act). This notice concerns updates to USTR's Privacy Act system of 
records notices (SORNs). Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal 
Register, USTR is publishing a proposed rule that would update the 
agency's Privacy Act regulation. The rule describes how individuals can 
find out if a USTR system of records contains information about them 
and, if so, how to access or amend a record.

DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before January 23, 
2017. Unless USTR makes changes based on comments or otherwise, the 
changes made by this notice will become final and effective February 6, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: You should submit written comments through the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. The docket number for 
this notice is USTR-2016-0028. USTR invites comments on all aspects of 
the notice, and will revise the language as appropriate after taking 
all timely comments into consideration. Copies of all comments will be 
available for public viewing at www.regulations.gov upon completion of 
processing. You can view a submission by entering the docket number 
USTR-2016-0028 in the search field at http://www.regulations.gov. We 
will post comments without change and will include any personal 
information you provide, such as your name, mailing address, email 
address, and telephone number.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janice Kaye, Monique Ricker or Melissa 
Keppel, Office of General Counsel, United States Trade Representative, 
Anacostia Naval Annex, Building 410/Door 123, 250 Murray Lane SW., 
Washington DC 20509, jkaye@ustr.eop.gov; mricker@ustr.eop.gov; 
mkeppel@ustr.eop.gov; 202-395-3150.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Pursuant to the requirements of the Privacy Act, USTR is publishing 
a notice of changes to its systems of records. See 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) 
and (11). A system of records can be any collection or grouping of 
paper, electronic or other records an agency controls about 
individuals. It does not include agency records about businesses or 
about individuals who are not U.S. citizens or lawfully admitted 
aliens. To be a Privacy Act system of records, the agency must retrieve 
records about an individual from the system by that individual's name 
or by some other identifier assigned to that individual, such as the 
individual's Social Security number or telephone number. The record 
also must be about that individual. If a record is only about someone 
or something else (e.g., about a business), it is not a record about 
that individual.

II. Rescinded SORNs

    USTR is rescinding the following systems of records:
    System Number and Name: USTR-1 Applicants for Employment.
    System Number and Name: USTR-2 Correspondence Files.
    System Number and Name: USTR-3 General Financial Records.
    System Number and Name: USTR-4 Payroll Records.

    We are rescinding the following SORNs because the information 
described in each notice is covered by a Government-wide SORN:

 USTR-1 Applicants for Employment
 USTR-3 General Financial Records
 USTR-4 Payroll Records

    We are rescinding USTR-2, the SORN that covered correspondence 
files because USTR no longer maintains these records.

III. Modified and New SORNs

    We are renumbering the SORN covering dispute settlement panelist 
rosters from USTR-6 to USTR-1. We also are updating the content of this 
SORN. We are adding two new SORNs, USTR-2 covering information 
collected from individuals interested in becoming trade advisory 
committee members, and USTR-3 covering Freedom of Information Act 
(FOIA) and Privacy Act records.

SYSTEM NUMBER AND NAME:
    USTR-1 Dispute Settlement Panelists Roster.

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION:
    None.

SYSTEM LOCATION/MANAGER:
    Office of the US Trade Representative, Office of General Counsel, 
600 17th Street NW., Washington DC 20508. The mailing address is: 
Office of the US Trade Representative, Office of General Counsel, 
Anacostia Naval Annex, Building 410/Door 123, 250 Murray Lane SW., 
Washington DC 20509. The Office of General Counsel manages the 
recruitment and selection of individuals who are interested in being 
selected to

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serve on a dispute settlement panel or other similar entity established 
under trade agreements to resolve trade disputes.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
    Annex 1901.2 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 
section 402 of the NAFTA Implementation Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 
3432), section 123(b) Uruguay Round Agreement Act (19 U.S.C. 3533(b)).

PURPOSE(S) OF THE SYSTEM:
    To recruit and select appropriately qualified individuals to serve 
as members of a dispute settlement panel or other similar entity to 
resolve trade disputes. By applying for a position, an individual is 
deemed to consent to sharing the application with foreign governments, 
the World Trade Organization and the NAFTA Secretariat, to the extent 
the records are relevant and necessary to determining eligibility or 
assessing qualifications for service on a particular panel.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
    Individuals who apply for selection to serve on a dispute 
settlement panel or other similar entity established under trade 
agreements to resolve trade disputes.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
    Applications from potential and appointed advisory dispute 
settlement panelists. The records typically include correspondence with 
the candidate/panelist, a resume/CV, United States citizenship status, 
information regarding registration under the Foreign Agents 
Registration Act (22 U.S.C. 611), lists of publications and speeches, 
descriptions of professional affiliations, lists of clients, 
information regarding substantive qualifications in trade law, and the 
names of references. Additional records may include disclosure forms 
with information about financial interests, affiliations, and the 
identity of clients of the candidate/panelist or his/her firm necessary 
to determine if s/he has a potential conflict-of-interest with respect 
to service on a specific panel.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
    The individual applying for or serving as a dispute settlement 
panelist.

ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES 
OF USERS AND PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
    We may disclose records or information contained in the records, as 
a routine use to:
    1. Any federal agency if the records are relevant and necessary to 
carry out that agency's authorized functions and to the decision on a 
matter, including, but not limited to, determining eligibility or 
assessing qualifications for service on a particular panel.
    2. The legal representative of USTR or another federal agency, 
including the US Department of Justice, or other retained counsel, when 
USTR or any of its employees are a party to or have a significant 
interest in litigation or an administrative proceeding.
    3. A court, magistrate, administrative tribunal, or alternative 
dispute resolution mediator in the course of presenting evidence, 
including disclosures to counsel or witnesses in the course of civil 
discovery, litigation or settlement negotiations or in connection with 
criminal proceedings, when the information is relevant and necessary 
and USTR or any of its employees are a party to or have a significant 
interest in the proceeding.
    4. The appropriate federal, state, local, territorial, tribal or 
foreign law enforcement authority or other appropriate entity 
responsible for investigation, enforcement, implementation or 
prosecution, where a record, either alone or in conjunction with other 
information, indicates a violation or potential violation of law 
whether criminal, civil or regulatory in nature.
    5. A congressional office in response to an inquiry made on behalf 
or at the request of the subject individual.
    6. Any source, including a federal, state or local agency 
maintaining civil, criminal or other relevant enforcement information 
or other pertinent information, such as current licenses, but only to 
the extent necessary to obtain information relevant to the appointment 
or retention of an individual.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORAGE OF RECORDS:
    Records are maintained in file folders and electronic media.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETRIEVAL OF RECORDS:
    Records are organized by the name of the panel and the candidate/
member name.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETENTION AND DISPOSAL OF RECORDS:
    Records are maintained for six years and then destroyed.

ADMINISTRATIVE, TECHNICAL AND PHYSICAL SAFEGUARDS:
    File folders are maintained in cabinets in secure facilities and 
access to the files is restricted to individuals whose role requires 
use of the records. The computer servers in which records are stored 
are located in secure, guarded facilities. Individuals accessing the 
system are authenticated using encrypted certificates and data stored 
to the database may require digital signatures.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
    In accordance with the procedures set forth in 15 CFR part 2004, 
subpart C, direct inquires in writing to the USTR Privacy Act Office. 
Heightened security may delay mail delivery. To avoid mail delays, we 
strongly suggest that you email your request to PRIVACY@ustr.eop.gov. 
Our mailing address is: Privacy Act Office, Office of the US Trade 
Representative, Anacostia Naval Annex, Building 410/Door 123, 250 
Murray Lane SW., Washington DC 20509. To make sure that the Privacy Act 
Office receives your request without delay, you should include the 
notation ``Privacy Act Request'' in the subject line of your email or 
on the front of your envelope and also at the beginning of your 
request.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
    See record access procedures.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES:
    See record access procedures.

EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM:
    None.

HISTORY:
    66 FR 59837 (Nov. 30, 2001).

SYSTEM NUMBER AND NAME:
    USTR-2 Trade Advisory Committee Members and Applicants.

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION:
    None.

SYSTEM LOCATION/MANAGER:
    Office of the US Trade Representative, Office of Intergovernmental 
Affairs and Public Engagement, 600 17th Street NW., Washington DC 
20508. The mailing address is: Office of the US Trade Representative, 
Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, Anacostia 
Naval Annex, Building 410/Door 123, 250 Murray Lane SW., Washington DC 
20509. The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement 
(IAPE) administers the trade advisory committee system for the Office 
of the US Trade Representative (USTR). Among other things, IAPE 
recruits individuals to serve as committee members and manages the 
individuals who are appointed to serve on the committees.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
    19 U.S.C. 2155.

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PURPOSE(S) OF THE SYSTEM:
    To ensure that individuals who apply to become and who are 
appointed to serve as a member of a trade advisory committee meet all 
of the eligibility requirements.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
    Individuals who apply for selection to serve as a trade advisory 
committee member.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
    Applications from potential and appointed advisory committee 
members. The records typically include correspondence with the 
applicant/member, a resume/CV, United States citizenship status, 
information regarding registration under the Foreign Agents 
Registration Act (22 U.S.C. 611), and descriptions of professional 
affiliations.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
    The individual applying for or serving as a trade advisory 
committee member; USTR personnel assigned to review applications; and 
other agencies or entities that play a role in determining eligibility 
or assessing qualifications for service on a particular committee.

ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES 
OF USERS AND PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
    We may disclose records or information contained in the records, as 
a routine use to:
    1. Any federal agency if the records are relevant and necessary to 
carry out that agency's authorized functions and to the decision on a 
matter, including, but not limited to, determining eligibility or 
assessing qualifications for service on a particular committee.
    2. The legal representative of USTR or another federal agency, 
including the US Department of Justice, or other retained counsel, when 
USTR or any of its employees are a party to or have a significant 
interest in litigation or an administrative proceeding.
    3. A court, magistrate, administrative tribunal, or alternative 
dispute resolution mediator in the course of presenting evidence, 
including disclosures to counsel or witnesses in the course of civil 
discovery, litigation or settlement negotiations or in connection with 
criminal proceedings, when the information is relevant and necessary 
and USTR or any of its employees are a party to or have a significant 
interest in the proceeding.
    4. A congressional office in response to an inquiry made at the 
request of the subject individual.
    5. Any source, including a federal, state or local agency 
maintaining civil, criminal or other relevant enforcement information 
or other pertinent information, such as current licenses, but only to 
the extent necessary to obtain information relevant to the appointment 
or retention of an individual.
    6. The appropriate federal, state, local, territorial, tribal or 
foreign law enforcement authority or other appropriate entity 
responsible for investigation, enforcement, implementation or 
prosecution, where a record, either alone or in conjunction with other 
information, indicates a violation or potential violation of law 
whether criminal, civil or regulatory in nature.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORAGE OF RECORDS:
    Records are maintained in file folders and electronic media.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETRIEVAL OF RECORDS:
    Records are organized by the name of the committee and the 
applicant/member name.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETENTION AND DISPOSAL OF RECORDS:
    Records are maintained for the duration of the charter of the 
committee to which the individual has applied and then destroyed.

ADMINISTRATIVE, TECHNICAL AND PHYSICAL SAFEGUARDS:
    File folders are maintained in cabinets in secure facilities and 
access to the files is restricted to individuals whose role requires 
use of the records. The computer servers in which records are stored 
are located in secure, guarded facilities. Individuals accessing the 
system are authenticated using encrypted certificates and data stored 
to the database may require digital signatures.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
    In accordance with the procedures set forth in 15 CFR part 2004, 
subpart C, direct inquires in writing to the USTR Privacy Act Office. 
Heightened security may delay mail delivery. To avoid mail delays, we 
strongly suggest that you email your request to PRIVACY@ustr.eop.gov. 
Our mailing address is: Privacy Act Office, Office of the US Trade 
Representative, Anacostia Naval Annex, Building 410/Door 123, 250 
Murray Lane SW., Washington DC 20509. To make sure that the Privacy Act 
Office receives your request without delay, you should include the 
notation ``Privacy Act Request'' in the subject line of your email or 
on the front of your envelope and also at the beginning of your 
request.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
    See record access procedures.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES:
    See record access procedures.

EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM:
    None.

SYSTEM NUMBER AND NAME:
    USTR-3 Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Records.

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION:
    Certain responsive records may be classified as Confidential 
Foreign Government Information pursuant to section 1.4(b) of Executive 
Order 13526.

SYSTEM LOCATION/MANAGER:
    Office of the US Trade Representative, FOIA/Privacy Office, 600 
17th Street NW., Washington DC 20508. The mailing address is: Office of 
the US Trade Representative, FOIA/Privacy Office, Anacostia Naval 
Annex, Building 410/Door 123, 250 Murray Lane SW., Washington DC 20509.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
    The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) established and 
maintains the system pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 301 and 44 U.S.C. 3101, to 
implement the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 
U.S.C. 552, and the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act), 5 U.S.C. 552a.

PURPOSE(S) OF THE SYSTEM:
    To enable USTR to process requests and administrative appeals under 
the FOIA and the Privacy Act. To participate in litigation regarding 
agency action on such requests and appeals.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
    The system encompasses all individuals who submit requests and 
appeals to USTR under the FOIA and the Privacy Act.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
    Records created or compiled in response to FOIA and Privacy Act 
requests and administrative appeals, including: the original requests 
and administrative appeals; responses to such requests and 
administrative appeals; all related memoranda, correspondence, notes, 
and other related or supporting documentation; and, in some instances, 
copies of requested records and records under administrative appeal.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
    The individuals who submit initial requests and administrative 
appeals pursuant to the FOIA and the Privacy

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Act; the USTR records compiled to respond to requests and appeals; USTR 
personnel assigned to handle requests and appeals; other agencies or 
entities that have referred requests concerning USTR records, or that 
have consulted with USTR regarding the handling of particular requests; 
submitters or subjects of records or information that have provided 
assistance to USTR in making access or amendment determinations; and 
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Office of 
Government Information Services (OGIS).

ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES 
OF USERS AND PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
    We may disclose records or information contained in the records, as 
a routine use to:
    1. A federal, state, local or foreign agency or entity for the 
purpose of consulting with that agency or entity to enable USTR to make 
a determination as to the propriety of access to or correction of 
information, or for the purpose of verifying the identity of an 
individual or the accuracy of information submitted by an individual 
who has requested access to or amendment of information.
    2. A federal agency or entity that furnished the record or 
information for the purpose of permitting that agency or entity to make 
a decision as to access to or correction of the record or information, 
or to a federal agency or entity for purposes of providing guidance or 
advice regarding the handling of particular requests.
    3. A submitter or subject of a record or information in order to 
assist USTR in making a determination as to access or amendment.
    4. OGIS, to the extent necessary to fulfill its responsibilities in 
5 U.S.C. 552(h), to review administrative agency policies, procedures 
and compliance with the FOIA, and to facilitate OGIS' offering of 
dispute resolution services to resolve disputes between persons making 
FOIA requests and administrative agencies.
    5. A congressional office in response to an inquiry made on behalf 
or at the request of the subject individual.
    6. The legal representative of USTR or another federal agency, 
including the US Department of Justice, or other retained counsel, when 
USTR or any of its employees are a party to or have a significant 
interest in litigation or an administrative proceeding.
    7. A court, magistrate, administrative tribunal, or alternative 
dispute resolution mediator in the course of presenting evidence, 
including disclosures to counsel or witnesses in the course of civil 
discovery, litigation or settlement negotiations or in connection with 
criminal proceedings, when the information is relevant and necessary 
and USTR or any of its employees are a party to or have a significant 
interest in the proceeding.
    8. The appropriate federal, state, local, territorial, tribal or 
foreign law enforcement authority or other appropriate entity 
responsible for investigation, enforcement, implementation or 
prosecution, where a record, either alone or in conjunction with other 
information, indicates a violation or potential violation of law 
whether criminal, civil or regulatory in nature.
    9. NARA for purposes of records management inspections conducted 
under the authority of 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORAGE OF RECORDS:
    Records are maintained in file folders and electronic media.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETRIEVAL OF RECORDS:
    Records are organized by the number assigned to the request or 
appeal. USTR can search the electronic database by the name of the 
requester or appellant.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETENTION AND DISPOSAL OF RECORDS:
    Records are retained and disposed of in accordance with NARA's 
General Records Schedule 14.

ADMINISTRATIVE, TECHNICAL AND PHYSICAL SAFEGUARDS:
    File folders are maintained in cabinets in secure facilities and 
access to the files is restricted to individuals whose role requires 
use of the records. The computer servers in which records are stored 
are located in secure, guarded facilities. Individuals accessing the 
system are authenticated using encrypted certificates and data stored 
to the database may require digital signatures.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
    In accordance with the procedures set forth in 15 CFR part 2004, 
subpart C, direct inquires in writing to the USTR Privacy Act Office. 
Heightened security may delay mail delivery. To avoid mail delays, we 
strongly suggest that you email your request to PRIVACY@ustr.eop.gov. 
Our mailing address is: Privacy Act Office, Office of the US Trade 
Representative, Anacostia Naval Annex, Building 410/Door 123, 250 
Murray Lane SW., Washington DC 20509. To make sure that the Privacy Act 
Office receives your request without delay, you should include the 
notation ``Privacy Act Request'' in the subject line of your email or 
on the front of your envelope and also at the beginning of your 
request.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
    See record access procedures.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES:
    See record access procedures.

EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM:
    None.

Janice Kaye,
Chief Counsel for Administrative Law, Office of the U.S. Trade 
Representative.
[FR Doc. 2016-30496 Filed 12-21-16; 8:45 am]
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