Judicial Redress Act of 2015; Attorney General Designations, 7860-7861 [2017-01381]

Download as PDF 7860 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 13 / Monday, January 23, 2017 / Notices facility. The Consent Decree also provides that Innophos will pay a $1,398,000 civil penalty, half of which will be payable to the United States and half to LDEQ. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States of America and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality vs. Innophos, Inc.., D.J. Ref. No. 90–7– 1–08688. All comments must be submitted no later than forty-five (45) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By e-mail ................... pubcommentees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044– 7611. By mail ...................... During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: https:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ— ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $11.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) for the Consent Decree, payable to the United States Treasury. Thomas P. Carroll, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2017–01348 Filed 1–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES [Attorney General Order No. 3824–2017] Judicial Redress Act of 2015; Attorney General Designations Office of the Attorney General; United States Department of Justice. ACTION: Notice of designation by the Attorney General of ‘‘covered countries’’ and ‘‘designated Federal agencies or components’’. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Jan 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 In accordance with the Judicial Redress Act of 2015, relating to the extension of certain Privacy Act remedies to citizens of designated countries, notice is given that the Attorney General has designated 26 countries and 1 regional economic integration organization, as set forth below, as ‘‘covered countries.’’ Notice is also given that the United States anticipates designating additional EU member countries as soon as practicable. In addition, notice is given that the Attorney General has designated four Federal agencies and nine components of other Federal agencies, as set forth below, as ‘‘designated Federal agencies or components.’’ DATES: The designations herein are effective on February 1, 2017, the date of entry into force of the U.S.-EU Data Protection and Privacy Agreement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Harris, Acting Deputy Director, Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice, 1301 New York Avenue, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005, 202–514– 0080. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 2, 2016, the European Union (the ‘‘EU’’) undertook the final steps necessary under EU law to approve an executive agreement between the United States (the ‘‘U.S.’’) and the EU (the ‘‘Parties’’) relating to privacy protections for personal information transferred between the U.S., the EU, and the EU Member States for the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of criminal offenses. The Agreement, commonly known in the United States as the Data Protection and Privacy Agreement (the ‘‘DPPA’’), establishes a set of protections that the Parties are to apply to personal information exchanged for the purpose of preventing, detecting, investigating, or prosecuting criminal offenses. Article 19 of the DPPA establishes an obligation for the Parties to provide, in their domestic law, specific judicial redress rights to each other’s citizens. The Judicial Redress Act, Public Law 114– 126, 130 Stat. 282 (5 U.S.C. 552a note), is implementing legislation for Article 19. SUMMARY: Determinations and Designations Pursuant to Section 2(d)(1) For purposes of implementing section 2(d)(1) of the Judicial Redress Act: (1) The Attorney General has determined that the countries and the regional economic integration organization listed below have entered into an agreement with the United PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 States that provides for appropriate privacy protections for information shared for the purpose of preventing, investigating, detecting, or prosecuting criminal offenses; to wit, the DPPA; (2) The Attorney General has determined that the country or regional economic integration organization, or member country of such organization, permits the transfer of personal data for commercial purposes between the territory of that country or regional economic organization and the territory of the United States, through an agreement with the United States or otherwise; (3) The Attorney General has certified that the policies regarding the transfer of personal data for commercial purposes and related actions of the countries and the regional economic integration organization, or member countries of such organization, listed below, do not materially impede the national security interests of the United States; and (4) The Attorney General has obtained the concurrence of the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Secretary of Homeland Security to designate the following regional economic integration organization and countries as a ‘‘covered country’’: (a) Designation as a ‘‘covered country.’’ The following regional economic integration organization and countries have each been designated as a ‘‘covered country,’’ effective on February 1, 2017, the date of the DPPA’s entry into force: 1. European Union; 2. Austria; 3. Belgium; 4. Bulgaria; 5. Croatia; 6. Republic of Cyprus; 7. Czech Republic; 8. Estonia; 9. Finland; 10. France; 11. Germany; 12. Greece; 13. Hungary; 14. Ireland; 15. Italy; 16. Latvia; 17. Lithuania; 18. Luxembourg; 19. Malta; 20. Netherlands; 21. Poland; 22. Portugal; 23. Romania; 24. Slovakia; 25. Slovenia; 26. Spain; and 27. Sweden. (b) Anticipated designation as a ‘‘covered country’’ as soon as practicable. With respect to three E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 13 / Monday, January 23, 2017 / Notices countries, Denmark, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, Article 27 of the DPPA excludes them from coverage unless the European Commission notifies the United States that Denmark, Ireland, or the United Kingdom has decided that the DPPA applies to its State. The EU has notified the United States that Ireland has agreed that the DPPA applies to it, and Ireland has been designated as a ‘‘covered country’’ above. With respect to Denmark and the United Kingdom, the Department of Justice intends to move promptly to designate each of those countries as a ‘‘covered country’’ on receiving notice, in accordance with the provisions of Article 27 of the DPPA, that the country has decided that the DPPA applies to it. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Determinations and Designations Pursuant to Section 2(e)(1) Scope of EU Designation For purposes of implementing section 2(e) of the Judicial Redress Act: (1) The Attorney General has determined that information exchanged by the Federal agencies or components listed below with the above-designated countries and regional economic integration organization is within the scope of the DPPA; (2) The Attorney General has obtained the concurrence of the head of the relevant agency, or of the head of the agency to which the component belongs, as needed, for the following ‘‘designated Federal agency or component’’ designations: (a) Designation of Federal agencies as a ‘‘designated Federal agency or component.’’ The following Federal agencies, and all of their respective components, have each been designated as a ‘‘designated Federal agency or component,’’ effective on February 1, 2017, the date of the DPPA’s entry into force: 1. United States Department of Justice; 2. United States Department of Homeland Security; 3. United States Securities and Exchange Commission; and 4. United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission. (b) Designation of individual components of Federal agencies as a ‘‘designated Federal agency or component.’’ The following components of a Federal agency have each been designated as a ‘‘designated Federal agency or component,’’ effective on February 1, 2017, the date of the DPPA’s entry into force: 1. Bureau of Diplomatic Security, United States Department of State; 2. Office of the Inspector General, United States Department of State; VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Jan 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 3. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, United States Department of the Treasury; 4. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Department of the Treasury; 5. Internal Revenue Service, Division of Criminal Investigation, Department of the Treasury; 6. Office of Foreign Assets Control, United States Department of the Treasury; 7. Office of the Inspector General, United States Department of the Treasury; 8. Office of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, United States Department of the Treasury; and 9. Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, United States Department of the Treasury. Designation of the European Union as a ‘‘covered country’’ is intended to ensure that records transferred by European Union institutional components, such as Europol, Eurojust, and OLAF (the European Antifraud Office), are treated as ‘‘covered records’’ pursuant to section 2(h)(4) of the Judicial Redress Act. Designation of the European Union as a ‘‘covered country’’ is not intended to, and does not, constitute designation of its member states as covered countries. Non-Retroactivity It is intended that no cause of action shall be afforded by the Judicial Redress Act retroactively with respect to any record transferred prior to the date of the DPPA’s entry into force on February 1, 2017. Non-Reviewable Determination In accordance with section 2(f) of the Judicial Redress Act, the determinations by the Attorney General described in this notice shall not be subject to judicial or administrative review. Dated: January 17, 2017. Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General. [FR Doc. 2017–01381 Filed 1–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–14–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On January 13, 2017, the Department of Justice lodged a Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to resolve a claim under Section 309(b) and (d) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1319(b) and PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7861 (d) filed against Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) in United States et al. v. Pepco, Civil Action No. 1:15-cv01845, in which the United States alleged violations of the effluent limitations for metals and total suspended solids in Pepco’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (‘‘NPDES’’) permit for Pepco’s Benning Street facility. The proposed consent decree obligates Pepco to put into place best management practices to address its stormwater discharges, including stormwater control devices to be inserted into drains and inlets; regular inspections and housekeeping; maintenance; training, and similar measures. Pepco also will design and install in-pipe treatment systems in targeted areas, to be put into place no later than December 31, 2017. Under the consent decree, Pepco also will pay a civil penalty of $1.6 million, and design and perform a mitigation project to eliminate discharges from Outfall 101. If Pepco fails to implement the mitigation project, it must pay a stipulated penalty of $500,000. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States et al. v. Pepco, Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-01845, DOJ number 90–5–1–1–11336. All comments must be submitted no later than 30 days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By email ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, D.C. 20044–7611. By mail ......... During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department Web site: https:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ— ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $ 16.00 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. For a paper copy E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

[Attorney General Order No. 3824-2017]


Judicial Redress Act of 2015; Attorney General Designations

AGENCY: Office of the Attorney General; United States Department of 
Justice.

ACTION: Notice of designation by the Attorney General of ``covered 
countries'' and ``designated Federal agencies or components''.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Judicial Redress Act of 2015, relating 
to the extension of certain Privacy Act remedies to citizens of 
designated countries, notice is given that the Attorney General has 
designated 26 countries and 1 regional economic integration 
organization, as set forth below, as ``covered countries.'' Notice is 
also given that the United States anticipates designating additional EU 
member countries as soon as practicable. In addition, notice is given 
that the Attorney General has designated four Federal agencies and nine 
components of other Federal agencies, as set forth below, as 
``designated Federal agencies or components.''

DATES: The designations herein are effective on February 1, 2017, the 
date of entry into force of the U.S.-EU Data Protection and Privacy 
Agreement.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Harris, Acting Deputy 
Director, Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, United 
States Department of Justice, 1301 New York Avenue, Suite 900, 
Washington, DC 20005, 202-514-0080.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 2, 2016, the European Union (the 
``EU'') undertook the final steps necessary under EU law to approve an 
executive agreement between the United States (the ``U.S.'') and the EU 
(the ``Parties'') relating to privacy protections for personal 
information transferred between the U.S., the EU, and the EU Member 
States for the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of 
criminal offenses. The Agreement, commonly known in the United States 
as the Data Protection and Privacy Agreement (the ``DPPA''), 
establishes a set of protections that the Parties are to apply to 
personal information exchanged for the purpose of preventing, 
detecting, investigating, or prosecuting criminal offenses. Article 19 
of the DPPA establishes an obligation for the Parties to provide, in 
their domestic law, specific judicial redress rights to each other's 
citizens. The Judicial Redress Act, Public Law 114-126, 130 Stat. 282 
(5 U.S.C. 552a note), is implementing legislation for Article 19.

Determinations and Designations Pursuant to Section 2(d)(1)

    For purposes of implementing section 2(d)(1) of the Judicial 
Redress Act:
    (1) The Attorney General has determined that the countries and the 
regional economic integration organization listed below have entered 
into an agreement with the United States that provides for appropriate 
privacy protections for information shared for the purpose of 
preventing, investigating, detecting, or prosecuting criminal offenses; 
to wit, the DPPA;
    (2) The Attorney General has determined that the country or 
regional economic integration organization, or member country of such 
organization, permits the transfer of personal data for commercial 
purposes between the territory of that country or regional economic 
organization and the territory of the United States, through an 
agreement with the United States or otherwise;
    (3) The Attorney General has certified that the policies regarding 
the transfer of personal data for commercial purposes and related 
actions of the countries and the regional economic integration 
organization, or member countries of such organization, listed below, 
do not materially impede the national security interests of the United 
States; and
    (4) The Attorney General has obtained the concurrence of the 
Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Secretary of 
Homeland Security to designate the following regional economic 
integration organization and countries as a ``covered country'':
    (a) Designation as a ``covered country.'' The following regional 
economic integration organization and countries have each been 
designated as a ``covered country,'' effective on February 1, 2017, the 
date of the DPPA's entry into force:
    1. European Union;
    2. Austria;
    3. Belgium;
    4. Bulgaria;
    5. Croatia;
    6. Republic of Cyprus;
    7. Czech Republic;
    8. Estonia;
    9. Finland;
    10. France;
    11. Germany;
    12. Greece;
    13. Hungary;
    14. Ireland;
    15. Italy;
    16. Latvia;
    17. Lithuania;
    18. Luxembourg;
    19. Malta;
    20. Netherlands;
    21. Poland;
    22. Portugal;
    23. Romania;
    24. Slovakia;
    25. Slovenia;
    26. Spain; and
    27. Sweden.
    (b) Anticipated designation as a ``covered country'' as soon as 
practicable. With respect to three

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countries, Denmark, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, Article 27 of the 
DPPA excludes them from coverage unless the European Commission 
notifies the United States that Denmark, Ireland, or the United Kingdom 
has decided that the DPPA applies to its State. The EU has notified the 
United States that Ireland has agreed that the DPPA applies to it, and 
Ireland has been designated as a ``covered country'' above. With 
respect to Denmark and the United Kingdom, the Department of Justice 
intends to move promptly to designate each of those countries as a 
``covered country'' on receiving notice, in accordance with the 
provisions of Article 27 of the DPPA, that the country has decided that 
the DPPA applies to it.

Determinations and Designations Pursuant to Section 2(e)(1)

    For purposes of implementing section 2(e) of the Judicial Redress 
Act:
    (1) The Attorney General has determined that information exchanged 
by the Federal agencies or components listed below with the above-
designated countries and regional economic integration organization is 
within the scope of the DPPA;
    (2) The Attorney General has obtained the concurrence of the head 
of the relevant agency, or of the head of the agency to which the 
component belongs, as needed, for the following ``designated Federal 
agency or component'' designations:
    (a) Designation of Federal agencies as a ``designated Federal 
agency or component.'' The following Federal agencies, and all of their 
respective components, have each been designated as a ``designated 
Federal agency or component,'' effective on February 1, 2017, the date 
of the DPPA's entry into force:
    1. United States Department of Justice;
    2. United States Department of Homeland Security;
    3. United States Securities and Exchange Commission; and
    4. United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
    (b) Designation of individual components of Federal agencies as a 
``designated Federal agency or component.'' The following components of 
a Federal agency have each been designated as a ``designated Federal 
agency or component,'' effective on February 1, 2017, the date of the 
DPPA's entry into force:
    1. Bureau of Diplomatic Security, United States Department of 
State;
    2. Office of the Inspector General, United States Department of 
State;
    3. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, United States 
Department of the Treasury;
    4. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Department of the 
Treasury;
    5. Internal Revenue Service, Division of Criminal Investigation, 
Department of the Treasury;
    6. Office of Foreign Assets Control, United States Department of 
the Treasury;
    7. Office of the Inspector General, United States Department of the 
Treasury;
    8. Office of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, 
United States Department of the Treasury; and
    9. Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, 
United States Department of the Treasury.

Scope of EU Designation

    Designation of the European Union as a ``covered country'' is 
intended to ensure that records transferred by European Union 
institutional components, such as Europol, Eurojust, and OLAF (the 
European Antifraud Office), are treated as ``covered records'' pursuant 
to section 2(h)(4) of the Judicial Redress Act. Designation of the 
European Union as a ``covered country'' is not intended to, and does 
not, constitute designation of its member states as covered countries.

Non-Retroactivity

    It is intended that no cause of action shall be afforded by the 
Judicial Redress Act retroactively with respect to any record 
transferred prior to the date of the DPPA's entry into force on 
February 1, 2017.

Non-Reviewable Determination

    In accordance with section 2(f) of the Judicial Redress Act, the 
determinations by the Attorney General described in this notice shall 
not be subject to judicial or administrative review.

    Dated: January 17, 2017.
Loretta E. Lynch,
Attorney General.
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