Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records, 27483-27485 [2017-12452]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 114 / Thursday, June 15, 2017 / Notices subsections (c)(2), (c)(4), (c)(6), (c)(8), (c)(9)(A)(ii), (c)(9)(B), and (c)(10) of the ‘‘Government in the Sunshine Act’’ (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2), (c)(4), (c)(6), (c)(8), (c)(9)(A)(ii), (c)(9)(B), and (c)(10). Dated: June 13, 2017. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–12520 Filed 6–13–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Notice of Termination; 10394 Patriot Bank of Georgia; Cumming, Georgia The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), as Receiver for 10394 Patriot Bank of Georgia, Cumming, Georgia (Receiver) has been authorized to take all actions necessary to terminate the receivership estate of Patriot Bank of Georgia (Receivership Estate); the Receiver has made all dividend distributions required by law. The Receiver has further irrevocably authorized and appointed FDICCorporate as its attorney-in-fact to execute and file any and all documents that may be required to be executed by the Receiver which FDIC-Corporate, in its sole discretion, deems necessary; including but not limited to releases, discharges, satisfactions, endorsements, assignments and deeds. Effective June 1, 2017, the Receivership Estate has been terminated, the Receiver discharged, and the Receivership Estate has ceased to exist as a legal entity. Dated: June 12, 2017. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–12403 Filed 6–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire shares of a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Jun 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than June 30, 2017. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacquelyn K. Brunmeier, Assistant Vice President) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480–0291: 1. Thomas M. Beck, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, as trustee of the Walter C. Rasmussen Marital Trust Created Under Trust Agreement dated December 26, 1985, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and as trustee of the Walter C. Rasmussen Family Trust Created Under Trust Agreement dated December 26, 1985, Minneapolis, Minnesota; to acquire voting shares of Northeast Securities Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and thereby indirectly acquire shares of Northeast Bank, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 12, 2017. Yao-Chin Chao, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2017–12405 Filed 6–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than July 10, 2017. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Chapelle Davis, Assistant Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30309. Comments can also be sent electronically to Applications.Comments@atl.frb.org: 1. Axiom Bancshares, Inc., Maitland, Florida; to become a bank holding company upon the conversion of Axiom Bank, FSB, Maitland, Florida, from a federal savings bank to a national bank. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 9, 2017. Yao-Chin Chao, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2017–12343 Filed 6–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records AGENCY: ACTION: Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications will also be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Federal Trade Commission (FTC). FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM PO 00000 27483 Sfmt 4703 Notice of routine use. The FTC is adopting in final form a new routine use that permits disclosure of the agency’s Freedom of Information Act (‘‘FOIA’’) request and appeal records to the Office of Government Information Services (‘‘OGIS’’), in order for OGIS to assist FOIA requesters in the processing and resolution of their requests and appeals. In addition to revising the applicable Privacy Act system of records notice to include this new routine use, the FTC is also separately making a technical revision to update the records disposition section of the notice. DATES: These amendments are effective June 15, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: G. Richard Gold and Alex Tang, Attorneys, Office of the General Counsel, FTC, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326–2424. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a document previously published in the Federal Register, 82 FR 10012 (Feb. 9, 2017), the Federal Trade Commission, as required by the Privacy Act, sought comments on a proposal to adopt a new routine use. See 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11). As the FTC explained, the new routine use, the text of which is set forth SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES 27484 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 114 / Thursday, June 15, 2017 / Notices at the end of this document, authorizes the FTC to disclose FOIA request and appeal records covered by FTC–V–1 to the Office of Government Information Services (‘‘OGIS’’), in order for OGIS to assist requesters in the processing and resolution of their requests and appeals. The OPEN Government Act of 2007 amended the Freedom of Information Act and created OGIS within the National Archives and Records Administration (‘‘NARA’’). The 2007 FOIA amendments require OGIS to review agency FOIA policies, procedures, and compliance, and to offer mediation services to resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and agencies. See 5 U.S.C. 552(h). In order for OGIS to fulfill its statutory responsibilities, it requires access to FOIA request files originated and maintained by federal agencies including the FTC. However, because the FOIA request and appeal records covered by FTC–V–1 are governed by the Privacy Act of 1974, their disclosure normally requires the prior written consent of the individual to whom the records pertain (including, for example, an individual filing a FOIA request), unless the agency has published a routine use authorizing disclosure. The Privacy Act authorizes the agency to adopt routine uses that are consistent with the purpose for which information is collected. 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3); see also 5 U.S.C. 552a(a)(7). The FTC believes that it is consistent with the purposes for which the FOIA request and appeal records covered by FTC–V–1 are collected to disclose such records routinely to OGIS to help OGIS mediate between individual FOIA requesters and agencies and ensure compliance with the FOIA statute. If agencies do not establish a ‘‘routine use’’ to provide for this proposed disclosure, OGIS would have to obtain the written consent of the individual FOIA requesters in order to obtain the access it requires to assist that requester. Simplifying the procedure for exchanging information would increase the efficiency of the FOIA administrative process. FTC staff understands that obtaining such consent has proven more complicated in some circumstances, e.g., when an agency, rather than the individual FOIA requester, seeks OGIS’s assistance to mediate between the agency and the individual FOIA requester. Accordingly, the Commission concludes that it is authorized under the Privacy Act to adopt a routine use permitting disclosure of Privacy Act records for such purposes. In seeking public comments on the proposed routine use, the FTC explained that it would take into VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Jun 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 account any such comments and make appropriate or necessary revisions, if any, before publishing the proposed routine use as final. In response to the one comment received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the FTC is republishing an updated notice to clarify that the text of Appendices I– III, cited in this system of records notice (SORN), is publicly available on the privacy program page of the FTC’s Web site and previously published in the Federal Register. The FTC is also separately making a technical revision that updates the records disposition section of FTC–V–1. During January 2017, NARA issued General Records Schedule 4.2, Records of Information Access and Protection, which in part superseded and rescinded General Records Schedule 14, which previously covered FOIA-related records across the federal government. FTC–V–1’s records disposition section has been updated accordingly. This change does not require prior public comment or notice to the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) and Congress. See U.S.C. 552a(e)(11) and 552a(r); OMB Circular A–108 (2016). In light of the updated SORN template set forth in the newly revised OMB Circular A–108, the FTC is reprinting the text of the entire SORN, including the new routine use, for the public’s benefit, to read as follows: * * * * * PURPOSE(S) OF THE SYSTEM: V. FTC Access Requests ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: SYSTEM NAME AND NUMBER: Freedom of Information Act Requests and Appeals–FTC (FTC–V–1). SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: Not applicable. SYSTEM LOCATION: Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. For other locations where records may be maintained or accessed, see Appendix III (Locations of FTC Buildings and Regional Offices), available on the FTC’s privacy program page at www.ftc.gov/privacy and at 80 FR 9460, 9465 (Feb. 23, 2015). SYSTEM MANAGER(S): FOIA/PA Supervisor, Office of General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. 41 et seq.; Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 To consider requests and appeals for access to records under the Freedom of Information Act; to determine the status of requested records; to respond to the requests and appeals; to make copies of FOIA requests and frequently requested records available publicly, under the FTC’s Rules of Practice and FOIA; to maintain records, documenting the consideration and disposition of the requests for reporting, analysis, and recordkeeping purposes. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Individuals filing requests for access to information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); individuals named in the FOIA request; FTC staff assigned to help process, consider, and respond to such requests, including any appeals. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Communications (e.g., letters, emails) to and from the requesting party; agency documents generated or collected during processing and consideration of the request, including scanned copies of materials responsive to the FOIA request. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Individual about whom the record is maintained and agency staff assigned to help process, review, or respond to the access request, including any appeal. (1) Request and appeal letters, and agency letters responding thereto, are placed on the FTC’s public record and available to the public for routine inspection and copying. See FTC–I–6 (Public Records–FTC). (2) As required by the FOIA, records that have been ‘‘frequently requested’’ and disclosed under the FOIA within the meaning of that Act, as determined by the FTC, are made available to the public for routine inspection and copying. See FTC–I–6 (Public Records– FTC). (3) Disclosure to the National Archives and Records Administration, Office of Government Information Services (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 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and to facilitate OGIS’s offering of mediation services to resolve disputes between persons making FOIA requests and administrative agencies. For other ways that the Privacy Act permits the FTC to use or disclose E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 114 / Thursday, June 15, 2017 / Notices system records outside the agency, see Appendix I (Authorized Disclosures and Routine Uses Applicable to All FTC Privacy Act Systems of Records), available on the FTC’s privacy program page at www.ftc.gov/privacy and at 73 FR 33592, 36333–36334 (June 12, 2008). POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORAGE OF RECORDS: POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETRIEVAL OF RECORDS: Indexed by name of requesting party and subject matter of request. Records can also be searched by name, address, phone number, fax number, and email of the requesting party, subject matter of the request, requestor organization, FOIA number, and staff member assigned to the request. Records are retained and disposed of in accordance with General Records Schedule 4.2, issued by the National Archives and Records Administration. ADMINISTRATIVE, TECHNICAL, AND PHYSICAL SAFEGUARDS: Requests, appeals, and responses available to the public, as described above. Access to nonpublic system records is restricted to FTC personnel or contractors whose responsibilities require access. Nonpublic paper records are temporary, maintained in lockable file cabinets or offices, and destroyed once the request is complete. Access to electronic records is controlled by ‘‘user ID’’ and password combination and other electronic access or network controls (e.g., firewalls). FTC buildings are guarded and monitored by security personnel, cameras, ID checks, and other physical security measures. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES See § 4.13 of the FTC’s Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 4.13. For additional guidance, see also Appendix II (How To Make A Privacy Act Request), available on the FTC’s privacy program page at www.ftc.gov/privacy and at 73 FR 33592, 33634 (June 12, 2008). CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: See § 4.13 of the FTC’s Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 4.13. For additional guidance, see also Appendix II (How To Make A Privacy Act Request), available on the FTC’s privacy program page at www.ftc.gov/privacy and at 73 FR 33592, 33634 (June 12, 2008). Jkt 241001 Records contained in this system that have been placed on the FTC public record are available upon request, as discussed above. However, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2), records in this system, which reflect records that are contained in other systems of records that are designated as exempt, are exempt from the requirements of subsections (c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G), (H), (I), and (f) of 5 U.S.C. 552a. See § 4.13(m) of the FTC Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 4.13(m). HISTORY: * POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETENTION AND DISPOSAL OF RECORDS: 14:10 Jun 14, 2017 See § 4.13 of the FTC’s Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 4.13. For additional guidance, see also Appendix II (How To Make A Privacy Act Request), available on the FTC’s privacy program page at www.ftc.gov/privacy and at 73 FR 33592, 33634 (June 12, 2008). EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM: Records are maintained electronically using a commercial software application run on the agency’s internal servers. Temporary paper files are destroyed once the request is complete. VerDate Sep<11>2014 NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES: 73 FR 33592–33634 (June 12, 2008). * * * * David C. Shonka, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–12452 Filed 6–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2014–N–0192] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Establishing and Maintaining Lists of U.S. Milk Product Manufacturers/Processors With Interest in Exporting AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, we, or Agency) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information collection entitled ‘‘Establishing and Maintaining Lists of U.S. Milk Product Manufacturers/Processors With Interest SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27485 in Exporting,’’ which establishes and maintains lists of U.S. milk product manufacturers and processors with interest in exporting to countries that require such lists to be maintained. The notice also solicits comments on an electronic registry that will allow manufacturers and processors of milk products to electronically request inclusion on the export lists. DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection of information by August 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments as follows. Please note that late, untimely filed comments will not be considered. Electronic comments must be submitted on or before August 14, 2017. The https://www.regulations.gov electronic filing system will accept comments until midnight Eastern Time at the end of August 14, 2017. Comments received by mail/hand delivery/courier (for written/paper submissions) will be considered timely if they are postmarked or the delivery service acceptance receipt is on or before that date. Electronic Submissions Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to https:// www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket unchanged. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your comment does not include any confidential information that you or a third party may not wish to be posted, such as medical information, your or anyone else’s Social Security number, or confidential business information, such as a manufacturing process. Please note that if you include your name, contact information, or other information that identifies you in the body of your comments, that information will be posted on https://www.regulations.gov. • If you want to submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, submit the comment as a written/paper submission and in the manner detailed (see ‘‘Written/Paper Submissions’’ and ‘‘Instructions’’). Written/Paper Submissions Submit written/paper submissions as follows: • Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for written/paper submissions): Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 114 (Thursday, June 15, 2017)]
[Notices]
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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION


Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

ACTION: Notice of routine use.

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SUMMARY: The FTC is adopting in final form a new routine use that 
permits disclosure of the agency's Freedom of Information Act 
(``FOIA'') request and appeal records to the Office of Government 
Information Services (``OGIS''), in order for OGIS to assist FOIA 
requesters in the processing and resolution of their requests and 
appeals. In addition to revising the applicable Privacy Act system of 
records notice to include this new routine use, the FTC is also 
separately making a technical revision to update the records 
disposition section of the notice.

DATES: These amendments are effective June 15, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: G. Richard Gold and Alex Tang, 
Attorneys, Office of the General Counsel, FTC, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-2424.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a document previously published in the 
Federal Register, 82 FR 10012 (Feb. 9, 2017), the Federal Trade 
Commission, as required by the Privacy Act, sought comments on a 
proposal to adopt a new routine use. See 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11). 
As the FTC explained, the new routine use, the text of which is set 
forth

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at the end of this document, authorizes the FTC to disclose FOIA 
request and appeal records covered by FTC-V-1 to the Office of 
Government Information Services (``OGIS''), in order for OGIS to assist 
requesters in the processing and resolution of their requests and 
appeals.
    The OPEN Government Act of 2007 amended the Freedom of Information 
Act and created OGIS within the National Archives and Records 
Administration (``NARA''). The 2007 FOIA amendments require OGIS to 
review agency FOIA policies, procedures, and compliance, and to offer 
mediation services to resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and 
agencies. See 5 U.S.C. 552(h).
    In order for OGIS to fulfill its statutory responsibilities, it 
requires access to FOIA request files originated and maintained by 
federal agencies including the FTC. However, because the FOIA request 
and appeal records covered by FTC-V-1 are governed by the Privacy Act 
of 1974, their disclosure normally requires the prior written consent 
of the individual to whom the records pertain (including, for example, 
an individual filing a FOIA request), unless the agency has published a 
routine use authorizing disclosure.
    The Privacy Act authorizes the agency to adopt routine uses that 
are consistent with the purpose for which information is collected. 5 
U.S.C. 552a(b)(3); see also 5 U.S.C. 552a(a)(7). The FTC believes that 
it is consistent with the purposes for which the FOIA request and 
appeal records covered by FTC-V-1 are collected to disclose such 
records routinely to OGIS to help OGIS mediate between individual FOIA 
requesters and agencies and ensure compliance with the FOIA statute. If 
agencies do not establish a ``routine use'' to provide for this 
proposed disclosure, OGIS would have to obtain the written consent of 
the individual FOIA requesters in order to obtain the access it 
requires to assist that requester. Simplifying the procedure for 
exchanging information would increase the efficiency of the FOIA 
administrative process. FTC staff understands that obtaining such 
consent has proven more complicated in some circumstances, e.g., when 
an agency, rather than the individual FOIA requester, seeks OGIS's 
assistance to mediate between the agency and the individual FOIA 
requester. Accordingly, the Commission concludes that it is authorized 
under the Privacy Act to adopt a routine use permitting disclosure of 
Privacy Act records for such purposes.
    In seeking public comments on the proposed routine use, the FTC 
explained that it would take into account any such comments and make 
appropriate or necessary revisions, if any, before publishing the 
proposed routine use as final. In response to the one comment received 
from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the FTC is republishing 
an updated notice to clarify that the text of Appendices I-III, cited 
in this system of records notice (SORN), is publicly available on the 
privacy program page of the FTC's Web site and previously published in 
the Federal Register.
    The FTC is also separately making a technical revision that updates 
the records disposition section of FTC-V-1. During January 2017, NARA 
issued General Records Schedule 4.2, Records of Information Access and 
Protection, which in part superseded and rescinded General Records 
Schedule 14, which previously covered FOIA-related records across the 
federal government. FTC-V-1's records disposition section has been 
updated accordingly. This change does not require prior public comment 
or notice to the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) and Congress. See 
U.S.C. 552a(e)(11) and 552a(r); OMB Circular A-108 (2016).
    In light of the updated SORN template set forth in the newly 
revised OMB Circular A-108, the FTC is reprinting the text of the 
entire SORN, including the new routine use, for the public's benefit, 
to read as follows:
* * * * *

V. FTC Access Requests

SYSTEM NAME AND NUMBER:
    Freedom of Information Act Requests and Appeals-FTC (FTC-V-1).

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION:
    Not applicable.

SYSTEM LOCATION:
    Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20580. For other locations where records may be maintained or 
accessed, see Appendix III (Locations of FTC Buildings and Regional 
Offices), available on the FTC's privacy program page at www.ftc.gov/privacy and at 80 FR 9460, 9465 (Feb. 23, 2015).

SYSTEM MANAGER(S):
    FOIA/PA Supervisor, Office of General Counsel, Federal Trade 
Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
    Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. 41 et seq.; Freedom of 
Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552.

PURPOSE(S) OF THE SYSTEM:
    To consider requests and appeals for access to records under the 
Freedom of Information Act; to determine the status of requested 
records; to respond to the requests and appeals; to make copies of FOIA 
requests and frequently requested records available publicly, under the 
FTC's Rules of Practice and FOIA; to maintain records, documenting the 
consideration and disposition of the requests for reporting, analysis, 
and recordkeeping purposes.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
    Individuals filing requests for access to information under the 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); individuals named in the FOIA 
request; FTC staff assigned to help process, consider, and respond to 
such requests, including any appeals.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
    Communications (e.g., letters, emails) to and from the requesting 
party; agency documents generated or collected during processing and 
consideration of the request, including scanned copies of materials 
responsive to the FOIA request.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
    Individual about whom the record is maintained and agency staff 
assigned to help process, review, or respond to the access request, 
including any appeal.

ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES 
OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
    (1) Request and appeal letters, and agency letters responding 
thereto, are placed on the FTC's public record and available to the 
public for routine inspection and copying. See FTC-I-6 (Public Records-
FTC).
    (2) As required by the FOIA, records that have been ``frequently 
requested'' and disclosed under the FOIA within the meaning of that 
Act, as determined by the FTC, are made available to the public for 
routine inspection and copying. See FTC-I-6 (Public Records-FTC).
    (3) Disclosure to the National Archives and Records Administration, 
Office of Government Information Services (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 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and to facilitate OGIS's offering of 
mediation services to resolve disputes between persons making FOIA 
requests and administrative agencies.
    For other ways that the Privacy Act permits the FTC to use or 
disclose

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system records outside the agency, see Appendix I (Authorized 
Disclosures and Routine Uses Applicable to All FTC Privacy Act Systems 
of Records), available on the FTC's privacy program page at 
www.ftc.gov/privacy and at 73 FR 33592, 36333-36334 (June 12, 2008).

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORAGE OF RECORDS:
    Records are maintained electronically using a commercial software 
application run on the agency's internal servers. Temporary paper files 
are destroyed once the request is complete.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETRIEVAL OF RECORDS:
    Indexed by name of requesting party and subject matter of request. 
Records can also be searched by name, address, phone number, fax 
number, and email of the requesting party, subject matter of the 
request, requestor organization, FOIA number, and staff member assigned 
to the request.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETENTION AND DISPOSAL OF RECORDS:
    Records are retained and disposed of in accordance with General 
Records Schedule 4.2, issued by the National Archives and Records 
Administration.

ADMINISTRATIVE, TECHNICAL, AND PHYSICAL SAFEGUARDS:
    Requests, appeals, and responses available to the public, as 
described above. Access to nonpublic system records is restricted to 
FTC personnel or contractors whose responsibilities require access. 
Nonpublic paper records are temporary, maintained in lockable file 
cabinets or offices, and destroyed once the request is complete. Access 
to electronic records is controlled by ``user ID'' and password 
combination and other electronic access or network controls (e.g., 
firewalls). FTC buildings are guarded and monitored by security 
personnel, cameras, ID checks, and other physical security measures.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
    See Sec.  4.13 of the FTC's Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 4.13. For 
additional guidance, see also Appendix II (How To Make A Privacy Act 
Request), available on the FTC's privacy program page at www.ftc.gov/privacy and at 73 FR 33592, 33634 (June 12, 2008).

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
    See Sec.  4.13 of the FTC's Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 4.13. For 
additional guidance, see also Appendix II (How To Make A Privacy Act 
Request), available on the FTC's privacy program page at www.ftc.gov/privacy and at 73 FR 33592, 33634 (June 12, 2008).

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES:
    See Sec.  4.13 of the FTC's Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 4.13. For 
additional guidance, see also Appendix II (How To Make A Privacy Act 
Request), available on the FTC's privacy program page at www.ftc.gov/privacy and at 73 FR 33592, 33634 (June 12, 2008).

EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM:
    Records contained in this system that have been placed on the FTC 
public record are available upon request, as discussed above. However, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2), records in this system, which reflect 
records that are contained in other systems of records that are 
designated as exempt, are exempt from the requirements of subsections 
(c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G), (H), (I), and (f) of 5 U.S.C. 552a. See 
Sec.  4.13(m) of the FTC Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 4.13(m).

HISTORY:
    73 FR 33592-33634 (June 12, 2008).
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David C. Shonka,
Acting General Counsel.
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