Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Policies and Procedures, 18985-18989 [2017-08364]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 25, 2017 / Rules and Regulations from 1,200 feet above the surface bounded on the north by lat. 47°45′00″ N., on the east by the 45.3-mile radius of Fairchild AFB, on the southeast by V–204, on the south by V–298, and on the west by long. 120°00′04″ W. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on April 18, 2017. Sam S.L. Shrimpton, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–08241 Filed 4–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE 15 CFR Parts 2004 and 2005 [Docket Numbers USTR–2016–0015 and USTR–2016–0027] RIN 0350–AA08 and 0350–AA09 Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Policies and Procedures Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule makes minor technical changes to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation. It also adopts as a final rule without change the proposed rule updating USTR’s Privacy Act implementing regulation. USTR published both the FOIA and Privacy Act rules in December 2016. DATES: The final rule will become effective April 25, 2017. 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, or the USTR FOIA Public Liaison at FOIA@ ustr.eop.gov or 202–395–3419. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES I. FOIA Technical Changes On December 15, 2016, USTR published a final rule revising its existing regulations under the FOIA. See 81 FR 90715. Since that time, we became aware of four comments letters that we did not address in the final rulemaking. Two of the comments simply supported the FOIA’s goal of government transparency. The third comment suggested that USTR periodically release its FOIA log, which we plan to do on a quarterly basis on the FOIA page of the USTR Web site at VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Apr 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 https://ustr.gov/about-us/reading-room/ freedom-information-act-foia/frequentrequested-records. The fourth comment was from the Office of Government Information Services of the National Archives and Records Administration (OGIS). OGIS asked us to refer to the services they offer as dispute resolution services rather than mediation services and to add a description of those services to our definition of the term ‘‘OGIS.’’ In response, we revised the definition of OGIS in Subpart A and updated the references to OGIS elsewhere in the rule. The remainder of the third and fourth comment letters largely concerned changes we already made in response to feedback from the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ). Based on 2017 FOIA training provided by DoJ, we are adding a new paragraph (4) to section 2004.9(g), which concerns payment of advance fees, to clarify that we may collect fees a requester owes before we release responsive records. II. Privacy Act Rule On December 22, 2016, USTR published a proposed rule to update its implementing rule under the Privacy Act of 1974. See 81 FR 93857. The proposed 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. The proposed rule would move the Privacy Act regulation from part 2005 into a new subpart C to part 2004. The 60-day comment period ended on January 23, 2017. We did not receive any comments and are adopting the proposed rule as a final rule without change. III. Regulatory Flexibility Act USTR has considered the impact of the final rule and determined that it is not likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small business entities because it is applicable only to USTR’s internal operations and legal obligations. See 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq. IV. Paperwork Reduction Act The final rule does not contain any information collection requirement that requires the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). List of Subjects 15 CFR Part 2004 Administrative practice and procedure, Courts, Disclosure, Exemptions, Freedom of information, Government employees, Privacy, Records, Subpoenas, Testimony. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 18985 15 CFR Part 2005 Privacy. For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Office of the United States Trade Representative is amending chapter XX of title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: PART 2004—DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS AND INFORMATION Subpart A—Definitions 1. The authority citation for subpart A continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 19 U.S.C. 2171(e)(3). 2. Amend § 2004.0 by revising the definition of the term ‘‘OGIS’’ to read as follows: ■ § 2004.0 Definitions. * * * * * OGIS means the Office of Government Information Services of the National Archives and Records Administration. OGIS offers FOIA dispute resolution services, which is a voluntary process. If USTR agrees to participate in the dispute resolution services provided by OGIS, USTR will actively engage as a partner to the process in an attempt to resolve the dispute. * * * * * Subpart B—Freedom of Information Act Policies and Procedures 3. The authority citation for subpart B continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552; 19 U.S.C. 2171(e)(3); Uniform Freedom of Information Act Fee Schedule and Guidelines, 52 FR 10012, Mar. 27, 1987. 4. Amend § 2004.7 by revising paragraph (d)(2)(iv) to read as follows: ■ § 2004.7 What will our response to your FOIA request include? * * * * * (d) * * * (2) * * * (iv) Information about our FOIA Public Liaison and the dispute resolution services provided by OGIS; and * * * * * ■ 5. Amend § 2004.8 by revising paragraph (c) to read as follows: § 2004.8 What can I do if I am dissatisfied with USTR’s response to my FOIA request? * * * * * (c) Decisions on appeals. The FOIA Appeals Committee will notify you of its appeal decision in writing within twenty days from the date it receives the appeal. A decision that upholds the FOIA Office’s determination in whole or E:\FR\FM\25APR1.SGM 25APR1 18986 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 25, 2017 / Rules and Regulations in part will identify the reasons for the affirmance, including any FOIA exemptions applied, and notify you of your statutory right to seek judicial review. The notice also will inform you of the dispute resolution services offered by OGIS as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation. If the FOIA Appeals Committee remands or modifies the original response, the FOIA Office will further process the request in accordance with the appeal determination and will respond directly to you. * * * * * ■ 6. Amend § 2004.9 by adding paragraph (g)(4) to read as follows: § 2004.9 Fees. * * * * * (g) * * * (4) Before we provide records in response to your request, we may collect payments you owe for work we already have completed. * * * * * ■ 7. Add subpart C, consisting of §§ 2004.20 through 2004.29 to read as follows: Subpart C—Privacy Act Policies and Procedures Sec. 2004.20 Definitions. 2004.21 Purpose and scope. 2004.22 How do I make a Privacy Act request? 2004.23 How will USTR respond to my Privacy Act request? 2004.24 What can I do if I am dissatisfied with USTR’s response to my Privacy Act request? 2004.25 What does it cost to get records under the Privacy Act? 2004.26 Are there any exemptions from the Privacy Act? 2004.27 How are records secured? 2004.28 Use and collection of Social Security numbers. 2004.29 Employee responsibilities under the Privacy Act. Subpart C—Privacy Act Policies and Procedures Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a; 19 U.S.C. 2171(e)(3). asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES § 2004.20 Definitions. For purposes of this subpart: Access means making a record available to a subject individual. Amendment means any correction, addition to or deletion of information in a record. Individual means a natural person who either is a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Apr 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 Maintain means to keep or hold and preserve in an existing state, and includes the terms collect, use, disseminate and control. Privacy Act Office means the USTR officials who are authorized to respond to requests and to process requests for amendment of records USTR maintains under the Privacy Act. Record means any item, collection or grouping of information about an individual that USTR maintains within a system of records and contains the individual’s name or the identifying number, symbol or other identifying particular assigned to the individual, such as a finger or voice print or photograph. System of records means a group of records USTR maintains or controls from which information is retrieved by the name of an individual or by some identifying number, symbol or other identifying particular assigned to the individual. USTR publishes notices in the Federal Register announcing the creation, deletion or amendment of its systems of records. You can find a description of our systems of records on the USTR Web site: www.ustr.gov. § 2004.21 Purpose and scope. (a) This subpart implements the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, a Federal law that requires Federal agencies to protect private information about individuals that the agencies collect or maintain. It establishes USTR’s rules for access to records in systems of records we maintain that are retrieved by an individual’s name or another personal identifier. It describes the procedures by which individuals may request access to records, request amendment or correction of those records, and request an accounting of disclosures of those records by USTR. Whenever it is appropriate to do so, USTR automatically processes a Privacy Act request for access to records under both the Privacy Act and the FOIA, following the rules contained in this subpart and subpart B of part 2004. USTR processes a request under both the Privacy Act and the FOIA so you will receive the maximum amount of information available to you by law. (b) This subpart does not entitle you to any service or to the disclosure of any record to which you are not entitled under the Privacy Act. It also does not, and may not be relied upon to create any substantive or procedural right or benefit enforceable against USTR. § 2004.22 request? How do I make a Privacy Act (a) In general. You can make a Privacy Act request on your own behalf for PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 records or information about you. You also can make a request on behalf of another individual as the parent or guardian of a minor, or as the guardian of someone determined by a court to be incompetent. You may request access to another individual’s record or information if you have that individual’s written consent, unless other conditions of disclosure apply. (b) How do I make a request?—(1) Where do I send my written request? To make a request for access to a record, you should write directly to our Privacy Act Office. Heightened security delays mail delivery. To avoid mail delivery 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. (2) Security concerns. To protect our computer systems, we will not open attachments to emailed requests—you must include your request within the body of the email. We will not process email attachments. (c) What should my request include? You must describe the record that you seek in enough detail to enable the Privacy Act Office to locate the system of records containing the record with a reasonable amount of effort. Include specific information about each record sought, such as the time period in which you believe it was compiled, the name or identifying number of each system of records in which you believe it is kept, and the date, title or name, author, recipient, or subject matter of the record. As a general rule, the more specific you are about the record that you seek, the more likely we will be able to locate it in response to your request. (d) How do I request amendment or correction of a record? If you are requesting an amendment or correction of a USTR record, you must identify each particular record in question and the system of records in which the record is located, describe the amendment or correction that you seek, and state why you believe that the record is not accurate, relevant, timely or complete. You may submit any documentation that you think would be helpful, including an annotated copy of the record. E:\FR\FM\25APR1.SGM 25APR1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 25, 2017 / Rules and Regulations (e) How do I request an accounting of record disclosures? If you are requesting an accounting of disclosures made by USTR to another person, organization or Federal agency, you must identify each particular record in question. An accounting generally includes the date, nature and purpose of each disclosure, as well as the name and address of the person, organization, or Federal agency to which the disclosure was made. (f) Verification of identity. When making a Privacy Act request, you must verify your identity in accordance with these procedures to protect your privacy or the privacy of the individual on whose behalf you are acting. If you make a Privacy Act request and you do not follow these identity verification procedures, USTR cannot process your request. (1) How do I verify my own identity? You must state your full name, current address, and date and place of birth. In order to help identify and locate the records, you also may, at your option, include your Social Security number. To verify your own identity, you must provide an unsworn declaration under 28 U.S.C. 1746, a law that permits statements to be made under penalty of perjury. To fulfill this requirement, you must include the following statement just before the signature on your request: I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on [date]. (2) How do I verify parentage or guardianship? If you make a request as the parent or guardian of a minor, or as the guardian of someone determined by a court to be incompetent, for access records or information about that individual, you must establish: (i) The identity of the individual who is the subject of the record, by stating the individual’s name, current address and date and place of birth, and, at your option, the Social Security number of the individual; (ii) Your own identity, as required in paragraph (f)(1) of this section; (iii) That you are the parent or guardian of the individual, which you may prove by providing a copy of the individual’s birth certificate showing your parentage or a court order establishing your guardianship; and (iv) That you are acting on behalf of the individual in making the request. § 2004.23 How will USTR respond to my Privacy Act request? (a) When will we respond to your request? We will search to determine if the requested records exist in a system of records USTR owns or controls. The Privacy Act Office will respond to you VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Apr 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 18987 long as it clearly identifies the determination (including the request number, if known) that you are appealing. (2) Where do I send my appeal? You should mark both your letter and the envelope, or the subject of your email, ‘‘Privacy Act Appeal’’. To avoid mail delivery delays caused by heightened security, we strongly suggest that you email any appeal to PRIVACY@ ustr.eop.gov. Our mailing address is: Privacy Office, Office of the US Trade Representative, Anacostia Naval Annex, Building 410/Door 123, 250 Murray Lane SW., Washington, DC 20509. (c) Who will decide your appeal? (1) The Privacy Act Appeals Committee or designee will act on all appeals under this section. (2) We ordinarily will not adjudicate an appeal if the request becomes a matter of litigation. (3) On receipt of any appeal involving classified information, the Privacy Act Appeals Committee must take appropriate action to ensure compliance with applicable classification rules. (d) When will we respond to your appeal? The Privacy Act Appeals Committee will notify you of its appeal decision in writing within thirty days from the date it receives an appeal that meets the requirements of paragraph (b) of this section. We may extend the response time in unusual circumstances, such as the need to consult with another agency about a record or to retrieve a record shipped offsite for storage. (e) What will our response include? The written response will include the Committee’s determination whether to grant or deny your appeal in whole or in part, a brief explanation of the reasons for the determination, and information about the Privacy Act provisions for court review of the determination. (1) Appeals concerning access to records. If your appeal concerns a § 2004.24 What can I do if I am dissatisfied request for access to records and the with USTR’s response to my Privacy Act appeal is granted in whole or in part, we request? will make the records, if any, available (a) What can I appeal? You can appeal to you. (2) Appeals concerning amendments any adverse determination in writing to or corrections. If your appeal concerns our Privacy Act Appeals Committee amendment or correction of a record, within thirty calendar days after the the response will describe any date of our response. We provide a list amendment or correction made and of adverse determinations in advise you of your right to obtain a copy § 2004.23(c). of the amended or corrected record. We (b) How do I make an appeal?—(1) What should I include? You may appeal will notify all persons, organizations or by submitting a written statement giving Federal agencies to which we previously disclosed the record, if an the reasons why you believe the accounting of that disclosure was made, Committee should overturn the adverse determination. Your written appeal may that the record has been amended or corrected. Whenever the record is include as much or as little related subsequently disclosed, the record will information as you wish to provide, as in writing within twenty days after we receive your request, if it meets the requirements of this subpart. We may extend the response time in unusual circumstances, such as the need to consult with another agency about a record or to retrieve a record shipped offsite for storage. (b) What will our response include? Our written response will include our determination whether to grant or deny your request in whole or in part, a brief explanation of the reasons for the determination, and the amount of the fee charged, if any, under § 2004.25. If you requested access to records, we will make the records, if any, available to you. If you requested amendment or correction of a record, the response will describe any amendments or corrections made and advise you of your right to obtain a copy of the amended or corrected record. (c) Adverse determinations—(1) What is an adverse determination? An adverse determination is a response to a Privacy Act request that: (i) Withholds any requested record in whole or in part; (ii) Denies a request to amend or correct a record in whole or in part; (iii) Declines to provide an accounting of disclosures; (iv) Advises that a requested record does not exist or cannot be located; (v) Finds that what you requested is not a record subject to the Privacy Act; or (vi) Advises on any disputed fee matter. (2) Responses that include an adverse determination. If the Privacy Act Office makes an adverse determination with respect to your request, our written response will identify the person responsible for the adverse determination, that the adverse determination is not a final agency action, and that you may appeal the adverse determination under § 2004.24. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25APR1.SGM 25APR1 18988 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 25, 2017 / Rules and Regulations be disclosed as amended or corrected. If our response denies your request for an amendment or correction to a record, we will advise you of your right to file a statement of disagreement under paragraph (f) of this section. (f) Statements of disagreement—(1) What is a statement of disagreement? A statement of disagreement is a concise written statement in which you clearly identify each part of any record that you dispute and explain your reason(s) for disagreeing with our denial in whole or in part of your appeal requesting amendment or correction. (2) How do I file a statement of disagreement? We must receive your statement of disagreement within thirty calendar days of our denial in whole or in part of your appeal concerning amendment or correction of a record. (3) What will we do with your statement of disagreement? We will place your statement of disagreement in the system(s) of records in which the disputed record is maintained. We also may append a concise statement of our reason(s) for denying the request to amend or correct the record. Whenever the record is subsequently disclosed, the record will be disclosed along with your statement of disagreement and our explanation, if any. (g) When appeal is required. Before seeking review by a court of an adverse determination or denial of a request, you generally first must submit a timely administrative appeal under this section. § 2004.25 What does it cost to get records under the Privacy Act? (a) Your request is an agreement to pay fees. We consider your Privacy Act request as your agreement to pay all applicable fees unless you specify a limit on the amount of fees you agree to pay. We will not exceed the specified limit without your written agreement. (b) How do we calculate fees? We will charge a fee for duplication of a record under the Privacy Act in the same way we charge for duplication of records under the FOIA in § 2004.9. There are no fees to search for or review records requested under the Privacy Act. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES § 2004.26 Are there any exemptions from the Privacy Act? (a) What is a Privacy Act exemption? The Privacy Act authorizes USTR to exempt records or information in a system of records from some of the Privacy Act requirements, if we determine that the exemption is necessary. With the exception of certain law enforcement records, we will not provide you with an accounting of VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Apr 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 disclosures or make available to you records that are exempt. (b) How do I know if the records or information I want are exempt? Each USTR system of records notice will advise you if we have determined that records or information in records are exempt from Privacy Act requirements. If we have claimed an exemption for a system of records, the system of records notice will identify the exemption and the provisions of the Privacy Act from which the system is exempt. § 2004.27 How are records secured? (a) Controls. USTR must establish administrative and physical controls to prevent unauthorized access to its systems of records, unauthorized or inadvertent disclosure of records, and physical damage to or destruction of records. The stringency of these controls corresponds to the sensitivity of the records that the controls protect. At a minimum, the administrative and physical controls must ensure that: (1) Records are protected from public view; (2) The area in which records are kept is supervised during business hours to prevent unauthorized persons from having access to them; (3) Records are inaccessible to unauthorized persons outside of business hours; and (4) Records are not disclosed to unauthorized persons or under unauthorized circumstances in either oral or written form. (b) Limited access. Access to records is restricted only to individuals who require access in order to perform their official duties. § 2004.28 Use and collection of Social Security numbers. We will collect Social Security numbers only when it is necessary and we are authorized to do so. At least annually, the Privacy Act Office will inform employees who are authorized to collect information that: (a) Individuals may not be denied any right, benefit or privilege as a result of refusing to provide their Social Security numbers, unless the collection is authorized either by a statute or by a regulation issued prior to 1975; and (b) They must inform individuals who are asked to provide their Social Security numbers: (1) If providing a Social Security number is mandatory or voluntary; (2) If any statutory or regulatory authority authorizes collection of a Social Security number; and (3) The uses that will be made of the Social Security number. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 § 2004.29 Employee responsibilities under the Privacy Act. At least annually, the Privacy Act Office will inform employees about the provisions of the Privacy Act, including the Act’s civil liability and criminal penalty provisions. Unless otherwise permitted by law, a USTR employee must: (a) Collect from individuals only information that is relevant and necessary to discharge USTR’s responsibilities. (b) Collect information about an individual directly from that individual whenever practicable. (c) Inform each individual from whom information is collected of: (1) The legal authority to collect the information and whether providing it is mandatory or voluntary; (2) The principal purpose for which USTR intends to use the information; (3) The routine uses, i.e., disclosures of records and information contained in a system of records without the consent of the subject of the record, USTR may make; and (4) The effects on the individual, if any, of not providing the information. (d) Ensure that the employee’s office does not maintain a system of records without public notice and notify appropriate officials of the existence or development of any system of records that is not the subject of a current or planned public notice. (e) Maintain all records that are used in making any determination about an individual with such accuracy, relevance, timeliness and completeness as is reasonably necessary to ensure fairness to the individual in the determination. (f) Except for disclosures made to an agency or under the FOIA, make reasonable efforts, prior to disseminating any record about an individual, to ensure that the record is accurate, relevant, timely and complete. (g) When required by the Privacy Act, maintain an accounting in the specified form of all disclosures of records by USTR to persons, organizations or agencies. (h) Maintain and use records with care to prevent the unauthorized or inadvertent disclosure of a record to anyone. (i) Notify the appropriate official of any record that contains information that the Privacy Act does not permit USTR to maintain. E:\FR\FM\25APR1.SGM 25APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 25, 2017 / Rules and Regulations PART 2005—[REMOVED] 8. Under the authority of 19 U.S.C. 2171(e)(3), remove part 2005. ■ Janice Kaye, Chief Counsel for Administrative Law, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2017–08364 Filed 4–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F7–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0292] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Arthur Kill, Staten Island, NY & Elizabeth, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Arthur Kill (AK) Railroad Bridge across the Arthur Kill, mile 11.6, at Staten Island, New York and Elizabeth, New Jersey. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closedto-navigation position to facilitate structural inspections. DATES: This deviation is effective from 9:45 a.m. on July 8, 2017 to 8:07 p.m. on July 16, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2017–0292] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH’’. Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 514–4330, email judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), the owner of the bridge, requested a temporary deviation from the normal operating schedule to facilitate structural inspections. The Arthur Kill Railroad Bridge across the Arthur Kill, mile 11.6, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 31 feet at mean high water and 35 feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.702. Under this temporary deviation, the Arthur Kill Railroad Bridge shall remain in the closed position as follows: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Apr 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 July 8, 2017: 9:45 a.m. to 1:46 p.m. 3:46 p.m. to 7:53 p.m. July 9, 2017: 10:24 a.m. to 2:27 p.m. 4:27 p.m. to 8:27 p.m. July 15, 2017: 8:17 a.m. to 12:26 p.m. 2:26 p.m. to 6:52 p.m. July 16, 2017: 9:13 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. 3:15 p.m. to 8:07 p.m. The waterway is transited by commercial traffic. The Coast Guard notified various companies of the commercial oil and barge vessels and they have no objections to the temporary deviation. Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterways through our Local Notice and Broadcast to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessel operations can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: April 20, 2017. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–08316 Filed 4–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0161] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Canaveral Barge Canal, Canaveral, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation with request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 401 Drawbridge, mile 5.5 at Port Canaveral, Florida. This deviation is necessary to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 18989 to ensure the safety of the roadways while passengers are transiting to and from Cruise Terminal 10, which is used by Norwegian Cruise Line at Port Canaveral. Since the arrival of the cruise ship Norwegian Epic to the Port of Canaveral, massive traffic back-ups have been caused by the drawbridge openings. This deviation allows the bridge to not open to navigation during prime cruise ship passenger loading and unloading times on Saturdays. DATES: This deviation is effective from April 25, 2017 until October 23, 2017. Submit comments by June 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2017–0161] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH’’. Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact Mr. Michael Lieberum with the Seventh Coast Guard District Bridge Office; telephone 305–415–6744, email Michael.B.Lieberum@uscg.mil, for alternate instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Michael Lieberum with the Seventh Coast Guard District Bridge Office; telephone 305– 415–6744, email Michael.B.Lieberum@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Canaveral Port Authority, with concurrence from the bridge owner, Florida Department of Transportation have requested the Coast Guard consider changing the regulation of the SR401 Bridge across the Canaveral Barge Canal, Port Canaveral, FL to allow the bridge to not open to navigation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The current operating regulation is under 33 CFR 117.273. The bridge logs (insert the time period of the reviewed bridge logs) indicate that, at most, approximately nine vessels may be affected by establishing this three hour bridge closure on Saturdays. The majority of the opening requests were either at the beginning or end of this closure period; therefore, by adjusting their transits slightly there should be a negligible overall effect. This deviation is effective from April 25, 2017 until October 23, 2017. The Coast Guard will continue to evaluate the impact to mariners navigating this area during the closure periods and has requested comments be submitted during the first 60 days of this deviation. E:\FR\FM\25APR1.SGM 25APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 78 (Tuesday, April 25, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-08364]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

15 CFR Parts 2004 and 2005

[Docket Numbers USTR-2016-0015 and USTR-2016-0027]
RIN 0350-AA08 and 0350-AA09


Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Policies and 
Procedures

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule makes minor technical changes to the Office of the 
United States Trade Representative (USTR) Freedom of Information Act 
(FOIA) regulation. It also adopts as a final rule without change the 
proposed rule updating USTR's Privacy Act implementing regulation. USTR 
published both the FOIA and Privacy Act rules in December 2016.

DATES: The final rule will become effective April 25, 2017.

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, or the USTR FOIA Public Liaison at 
FOIA@ustr.eop.gov or 202-395-3419.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. FOIA Technical Changes

    On December 15, 2016, USTR published a final rule revising its 
existing regulations under the FOIA. See 81 FR 90715. Since that time, 
we became aware of four comments letters that we did not address in the 
final rulemaking. Two of the comments simply supported the FOIA's goal 
of government transparency. The third comment suggested that USTR 
periodically release its FOIA log, which we plan to do on a quarterly 
basis on the FOIA page of the USTR Web site at https://ustr.gov/about-us/reading-room/freedom-information-act-foia/frequent-requested-records. The fourth comment was from the Office of Government 
Information Services of the National Archives and Records 
Administration (OGIS). OGIS asked us to refer to the services they 
offer as dispute resolution services rather than mediation services and 
to add a description of those services to our definition of the term 
``OGIS.'' In response, we revised the definition of OGIS in Subpart A 
and updated the references to OGIS elsewhere in the rule. The remainder 
of the third and fourth comment letters largely concerned changes we 
already made in response to feedback from the U.S. Department of 
Justice (DoJ). Based on 2017 FOIA training provided by DoJ, we are 
adding a new paragraph (4) to section 2004.9(g), which concerns payment 
of advance fees, to clarify that we may collect fees a requester owes 
before we release responsive records.

II. Privacy Act Rule

    On December 22, 2016, USTR published a proposed rule to update its 
implementing rule under the Privacy Act of 1974. See 81 FR 93857. The 
proposed 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. The proposed rule would move the Privacy Act regulation 
from part 2005 into a new subpart C to part 2004. The 60-day comment 
period ended on January 23, 2017. We did not receive any comments and 
are adopting the proposed rule as a final rule without change.

III. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    USTR has considered the impact of the final rule and determined 
that it is not likely to have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small business entities because it is applicable 
only to USTR's internal operations and legal obligations. See 5 U.S.C. 
601 et seq.

IV. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The final rule does not contain any information collection 
requirement that requires the approval of the Office of Management and 
Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

List of Subjects

15 CFR Part 2004

    Administrative practice and procedure, Courts, Disclosure, 
Exemptions, Freedom of information, Government employees, Privacy, 
Records, Subpoenas, Testimony.

15 CFR Part 2005

    Privacy.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Office of the United 
States Trade Representative is amending chapter XX of title 15 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

PART 2004--DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS AND INFORMATION

Subpart A--Definitions

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1. The authority citation for subpart A continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 2171(e)(3).


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2. Amend Sec.  2004.0 by revising the definition of the term ``OGIS'' 
to read as follows:


Sec.  2004.0  Definitions.

* * * * *
    OGIS means the Office of Government Information Services of the 
National Archives and Records Administration. OGIS offers FOIA dispute 
resolution services, which is a voluntary process. If USTR agrees to 
participate in the dispute resolution services provided by OGIS, USTR 
will actively engage as a partner to the process in an attempt to 
resolve the dispute.
* * * * *

Subpart B--Freedom of Information Act Policies and Procedures

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3. The authority citation for subpart B continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552; 19 U.S.C. 2171(e)(3); Uniform Freedom 
of Information Act Fee Schedule and Guidelines, 52 FR 10012, Mar. 
27, 1987.

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4. Amend Sec.  2004.7 by revising paragraph (d)(2)(iv) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  2004.7  What will our response to your FOIA request include?

* * * * *
    (d) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (iv) Information about our FOIA Public Liaison and the dispute 
resolution services provided by OGIS; and
* * * * *

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5. Amend Sec.  2004.8 by revising paragraph (c) to read as follows:


Sec.  2004.8  What can I do if I am dissatisfied with USTR's response 
to my FOIA request?

* * * * *
    (c) Decisions on appeals. The FOIA Appeals Committee will notify 
you of its appeal decision in writing within twenty days from the date 
it receives the appeal. A decision that upholds the FOIA Office's 
determination in whole or

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in part will identify the reasons for the affirmance, including any 
FOIA exemptions applied, and notify you of your statutory right to seek 
judicial review. The notice also will inform you of the dispute 
resolution services offered by OGIS as a non-exclusive alternative to 
litigation. If the FOIA Appeals Committee remands or modifies the 
original response, the FOIA Office will further process the request in 
accordance with the appeal determination and will respond directly to 
you.
* * * * *

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6. Amend Sec.  2004.9 by adding paragraph (g)(4) to read as follows:


Sec.  2004.9  Fees.

* * * * *
    (g) * * *
    (4) Before we provide records in response to your request, we may 
collect payments you owe for work we already have completed.
* * * * *

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7. Add subpart C, consisting of Sec. Sec.  2004.20 through 2004.29 to 
read as follows:
Subpart C--Privacy Act Policies and Procedures
Sec.
2004.20 Definitions.
2004.21 Purpose and scope.
2004.22 How do I make a Privacy Act request?
2004.23 How will USTR respond to my Privacy Act request?
2004.24 What can I do if I am dissatisfied with USTR's response to 
my Privacy Act request?
2004.25 What does it cost to get records under the Privacy Act?
2004.26 Are there any exemptions from the Privacy Act?
2004.27 How are records secured?
2004.28 Use and collection of Social Security numbers.
2004.29 Employee responsibilities under the Privacy Act.

Subpart C--Privacy Act Policies and Procedures

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a; 19 U.S.C. 2171(e)(3).


Sec.  2004.20  Definitions.

    For purposes of this subpart:
    Access means making a record available to a subject individual.
    Amendment means any correction, addition to or deletion of 
information in a record.
    Individual means a natural person who either is a citizen of the 
United States or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for 
permanent residence.
    Maintain means to keep or hold and preserve in an existing state, 
and includes the terms collect, use, disseminate and control.
    Privacy Act Office means the USTR officials who are authorized to 
respond to requests and to process requests for amendment of records 
USTR maintains under the Privacy Act.
    Record means any item, collection or grouping of information about 
an individual that USTR maintains within a system of records and 
contains the individual's name or the identifying number, symbol or 
other identifying particular assigned to the individual, such as a 
finger or voice print or photograph.
    System of records means a group of records USTR maintains or 
controls from which information is retrieved by the name of an 
individual or by some identifying number, symbol or other identifying 
particular assigned to the individual. USTR publishes notices in the 
Federal Register announcing the creation, deletion or amendment of its 
systems of records. You can find a description of our systems of 
records on the USTR Web site: www.ustr.gov.


Sec.  2004.21  Purpose and scope.

    (a) This subpart implements the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, a 
Federal law that requires Federal agencies to protect private 
information about individuals that the agencies collect or maintain. It 
establishes USTR's rules for access to records in systems of records we 
maintain that are retrieved by an individual's name or another personal 
identifier. It describes the procedures by which individuals may 
request access to records, request amendment or correction of those 
records, and request an accounting of disclosures of those records by 
USTR. Whenever it is appropriate to do so, USTR automatically processes 
a Privacy Act request for access to records under both the Privacy Act 
and the FOIA, following the rules contained in this subpart and subpart 
B of part 2004. USTR processes a request under both the Privacy Act and 
the FOIA so you will receive the maximum amount of information 
available to you by law.
    (b) This subpart does not entitle you to any service or to the 
disclosure of any record to which you are not entitled under the 
Privacy Act. It also does not, and may not be relied upon to create any 
substantive or procedural right or benefit enforceable against USTR.


Sec.  2004.22  How do I make a Privacy Act request?

    (a) In general. You can make a Privacy Act request on your own 
behalf for records or information about you. You also can make a 
request on behalf of another individual as the parent or guardian of a 
minor, or as the guardian of someone determined by a court to be 
incompetent. You may request access to another individual's record or 
information if you have that individual's written consent, unless other 
conditions of disclosure apply.
    (b) How do I make a request?--(1) Where do I send my written 
request? To make a request for access to a record, you should write 
directly to our Privacy Act Office. Heightened security delays mail 
delivery. To avoid mail delivery 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.
    (2) Security concerns. To protect our computer systems, we will not 
open attachments to emailed requests--you must include your request 
within the body of the email. We will not process email attachments.
    (c) What should my request include? You must describe the record 
that you seek in enough detail to enable the Privacy Act Office to 
locate the system of records containing the record with a reasonable 
amount of effort. Include specific information about each record 
sought, such as the time period in which you believe it was compiled, 
the name or identifying number of each system of records in which you 
believe it is kept, and the date, title or name, author, recipient, or 
subject matter of the record. As a general rule, the more specific you 
are about the record that you seek, the more likely we will be able to 
locate it in response to your request.
    (d) How do I request amendment or correction of a record? If you 
are requesting an amendment or correction of a USTR record, you must 
identify each particular record in question and the system of records 
in which the record is located, describe the amendment or correction 
that you seek, and state why you believe that the record is not 
accurate, relevant, timely or complete. You may submit any 
documentation that you think would be helpful, including an annotated 
copy of the record.

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    (e) How do I request an accounting of record disclosures? If you 
are requesting an accounting of disclosures made by USTR to another 
person, organization or Federal agency, you must identify each 
particular record in question. An accounting generally includes the 
date, nature and purpose of each disclosure, as well as the name and 
address of the person, organization, or Federal agency to which the 
disclosure was made.
    (f) Verification of identity. When making a Privacy Act request, 
you must verify your identity in accordance with these procedures to 
protect your privacy or the privacy of the individual on whose behalf 
you are acting. If you make a Privacy Act request and you do not follow 
these identity verification procedures, USTR cannot process your 
request.
    (1) How do I verify my own identity? You must state your full name, 
current address, and date and place of birth. In order to help identify 
and locate the records, you also may, at your option, include your 
Social Security number. To verify your own identity, you must provide 
an unsworn declaration under 28 U.S.C. 1746, a law that permits 
statements to be made under penalty of perjury. To fulfill this 
requirement, you must include the following statement just before the 
signature on your request:
    I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and 
correct. Executed on [date].
    (2) How do I verify parentage or guardianship? If you make a 
request as the parent or guardian of a minor, or as the guardian of 
someone determined by a court to be incompetent, for access records or 
information about that individual, you must establish:
    (i) The identity of the individual who is the subject of the 
record, by stating the individual's name, current address and date and 
place of birth, and, at your option, the Social Security number of the 
individual;
    (ii) Your own identity, as required in paragraph (f)(1) of this 
section;
    (iii) That you are the parent or guardian of the individual, which 
you may prove by providing a copy of the individual's birth certificate 
showing your parentage or a court order establishing your guardianship; 
and
    (iv) That you are acting on behalf of the individual in making the 
request.


Sec.  2004.23  How will USTR respond to my Privacy Act request?

    (a) When will we respond to your request? We will search to 
determine if the requested records exist in a system of records USTR 
owns or controls. The Privacy Act Office will respond to you in writing 
within twenty days after we receive your request, if it meets the 
requirements of this subpart. We may extend the response time in 
unusual circumstances, such as the need to consult with another agency 
about a record or to retrieve a record shipped offsite for storage.
    (b) What will our response include? Our written response will 
include our determination whether to grant or deny your request in 
whole or in part, a brief explanation of the reasons for the 
determination, and the amount of the fee charged, if any, under Sec.  
2004.25. If you requested access to records, we will make the records, 
if any, available to you. If you requested amendment or correction of a 
record, the response will describe any amendments or corrections made 
and advise you of your right to obtain a copy of the amended or 
corrected record.
    (c) Adverse determinations--(1) What is an adverse determination? 
An adverse determination is a response to a Privacy Act request that:
    (i) Withholds any requested record in whole or in part;
    (ii) Denies a request to amend or correct a record in whole or in 
part;
    (iii) Declines to provide an accounting of disclosures;
    (iv) Advises that a requested record does not exist or cannot be 
located;
    (v) Finds that what you requested is not a record subject to the 
Privacy Act; or
    (vi) Advises on any disputed fee matter.
    (2) Responses that include an adverse determination. If the Privacy 
Act Office makes an adverse determination with respect to your request, 
our written response will identify the person responsible for the 
adverse determination, that the adverse determination is not a final 
agency action, and that you may appeal the adverse determination under 
Sec.  2004.24.


Sec.  2004.24  What can I do if I am dissatisfied with USTR's response 
to my Privacy Act request?

    (a) What can I appeal? You can appeal any adverse determination in 
writing to our Privacy Act Appeals Committee within thirty calendar 
days after the date of our response. We provide a list of adverse 
determinations in Sec.  2004.23(c).
    (b) How do I make an appeal?--(1) What should I include? You may 
appeal by submitting a written statement giving the reasons why you 
believe the Committee should overturn the adverse determination. Your 
written appeal may include as much or as little related information as 
you wish to provide, as long as it clearly identifies the determination 
(including the request number, if known) that you are appealing.
    (2) Where do I send my appeal? You should mark both your letter and 
the envelope, or the subject of your email, ``Privacy Act Appeal''. To 
avoid mail delivery delays caused by heightened security, we strongly 
suggest that you email any appeal to PRIVACY@ustr.eop.gov. Our mailing 
address is: Privacy Office, Office of the US Trade Representative, 
Anacostia Naval Annex, Building 410/Door 123, 250 Murray Lane SW., 
Washington, DC 20509.
    (c) Who will decide your appeal? (1) The Privacy Act Appeals 
Committee or designee will act on all appeals under this section.
    (2) We ordinarily will not adjudicate an appeal if the request 
becomes a matter of litigation.
    (3) On receipt of any appeal involving classified information, the 
Privacy Act Appeals Committee must take appropriate action to ensure 
compliance with applicable classification rules.
    (d) When will we respond to your appeal? The Privacy Act Appeals 
Committee will notify you of its appeal decision in writing within 
thirty days from the date it receives an appeal that meets the 
requirements of paragraph (b) of this section. We may extend the 
response time in unusual circumstances, such as the need to consult 
with another agency about a record or to retrieve a record shipped 
offsite for storage.
    (e) What will our response include? The written response will 
include the Committee's determination whether to grant or deny your 
appeal in whole or in part, a brief explanation of the reasons for the 
determination, and information about the Privacy Act provisions for 
court review of the determination.
    (1) Appeals concerning access to records. If your appeal concerns a 
request for access to records and the appeal is granted in whole or in 
part, we will make the records, if any, available to you.
    (2) Appeals concerning amendments or corrections. If your appeal 
concerns amendment or correction of a record, the response will 
describe any amendment or correction made and advise you of your right 
to obtain a copy of the amended or corrected record. We will notify all 
persons, organizations or Federal agencies to which we previously 
disclosed the record, if an accounting of that disclosure was made, 
that the record has been amended or corrected. Whenever the record is 
subsequently disclosed, the record will

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be disclosed as amended or corrected. If our response denies your 
request for an amendment or correction to a record, we will advise you 
of your right to file a statement of disagreement under paragraph (f) 
of this section.
    (f) Statements of disagreement--(1) What is a statement of 
disagreement? A statement of disagreement is a concise written 
statement in which you clearly identify each part of any record that 
you dispute and explain your reason(s) for disagreeing with our denial 
in whole or in part of your appeal requesting amendment or correction.
    (2) How do I file a statement of disagreement? We must receive your 
statement of disagreement within thirty calendar days of our denial in 
whole or in part of your appeal concerning amendment or correction of a 
record.
    (3) What will we do with your statement of disagreement? We will 
place your statement of disagreement in the system(s) of records in 
which the disputed record is maintained. We also may append a concise 
statement of our reason(s) for denying the request to amend or correct 
the record. Whenever the record is subsequently disclosed, the record 
will be disclosed along with your statement of disagreement and our 
explanation, if any.
    (g) When appeal is required. Before seeking review by a court of an 
adverse determination or denial of a request, you generally first must 
submit a timely administrative appeal under this section.


Sec.  2004.25  What does it cost to get records under the Privacy Act?

    (a) Your request is an agreement to pay fees. We consider your 
Privacy Act request as your agreement to pay all applicable fees unless 
you specify a limit on the amount of fees you agree to pay. We will not 
exceed the specified limit without your written agreement.
    (b) How do we calculate fees? We will charge a fee for duplication 
of a record under the Privacy Act in the same way we charge for 
duplication of records under the FOIA in Sec.  2004.9. There are no 
fees to search for or review records requested under the Privacy Act.


Sec.  2004.26  Are there any exemptions from the Privacy Act?

    (a) What is a Privacy Act exemption? The Privacy Act authorizes 
USTR to exempt records or information in a system of records from some 
of the Privacy Act requirements, if we determine that the exemption is 
necessary. With the exception of certain law enforcement records, we 
will not provide you with an accounting of disclosures or make 
available to you records that are exempt.
    (b) How do I know if the records or information I want are exempt? 
Each USTR system of records notice will advise you if we have 
determined that records or information in records are exempt from 
Privacy Act requirements. If we have claimed an exemption for a system 
of records, the system of records notice will identify the exemption 
and the provisions of the Privacy Act from which the system is exempt.


Sec.  2004.27  How are records secured?

    (a) Controls. USTR must establish administrative and physical 
controls to prevent unauthorized access to its systems of records, 
unauthorized or inadvertent disclosure of records, and physical damage 
to or destruction of records. The stringency of these controls 
corresponds to the sensitivity of the records that the controls 
protect. At a minimum, the administrative and physical controls must 
ensure that:
    (1) Records are protected from public view;
    (2) The area in which records are kept is supervised during 
business hours to prevent unauthorized persons from having access to 
them;
    (3) Records are inaccessible to unauthorized persons outside of 
business hours; and
    (4) Records are not disclosed to unauthorized persons or under 
unauthorized circumstances in either oral or written form.
    (b) Limited access. Access to records is restricted only to 
individuals who require access in order to perform their official 
duties.


Sec.  2004.28  Use and collection of Social Security numbers.

    We will collect Social Security numbers only when it is necessary 
and we are authorized to do so. At least annually, the Privacy Act 
Office will inform employees who are authorized to collect information 
that:
    (a) Individuals may not be denied any right, benefit or privilege 
as a result of refusing to provide their Social Security numbers, 
unless the collection is authorized either by a statute or by a 
regulation issued prior to 1975; and
    (b) They must inform individuals who are asked to provide their 
Social Security numbers:
    (1) If providing a Social Security number is mandatory or 
voluntary;
    (2) If any statutory or regulatory authority authorizes collection 
of a Social Security number; and
    (3) The uses that will be made of the Social Security number.


Sec.  2004.29  Employee responsibilities under the Privacy Act.

    At least annually, the Privacy Act Office will inform employees 
about the provisions of the Privacy Act, including the Act's civil 
liability and criminal penalty provisions. Unless otherwise permitted 
by law, a USTR employee must:
    (a) Collect from individuals only information that is relevant and 
necessary to discharge USTR's responsibilities.
    (b) Collect information about an individual directly from that 
individual whenever practicable.
    (c) Inform each individual from whom information is collected of:
    (1) The legal authority to collect the information and whether 
providing it is mandatory or voluntary;
    (2) The principal purpose for which USTR intends to use the 
information;
    (3) The routine uses, i.e., disclosures of records and information 
contained in a system of records without the consent of the subject of 
the record, USTR may make; and
    (4) The effects on the individual, if any, of not providing the 
information.
    (d) Ensure that the employee's office does not maintain a system of 
records without public notice and notify appropriate officials of the 
existence or development of any system of records that is not the 
subject of a current or planned public notice.
    (e) Maintain all records that are used in making any determination 
about an individual with such accuracy, relevance, timeliness and 
completeness as is reasonably necessary to ensure fairness to the 
individual in the determination.
    (f) Except for disclosures made to an agency or under the FOIA, 
make reasonable efforts, prior to disseminating any record about an 
individual, to ensure that the record is accurate, relevant, timely and 
complete.
    (g) When required by the Privacy Act, maintain an accounting in the 
specified form of all disclosures of records by USTR to persons, 
organizations or agencies.
    (h) Maintain and use records with care to prevent the unauthorized 
or inadvertent disclosure of a record to anyone.
    (i) Notify the appropriate official of any record that contains 
information that the Privacy Act does not permit USTR to maintain.

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PART 2005--[REMOVED]

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8. Under the authority of 19 U.S.C. 2171(e)(3), remove part 2005.

Janice Kaye,
Chief Counsel for Administrative Law, Office of the U.S. Trade 
Representative.
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