Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program, 6666-6667 [2018-02956]

Download as PDF 6666 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 14, 2018 / Notices United States Small Business Administration. Dated: December 15, 2017. A. Joseph Shepard, Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation. elapsed, whichever is later. The matching program will expire on September 30, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either telefaxing to (410) 966–0869, writing to Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration, 617 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401, or email at Mary.Ann.Zimmerman@ssa.gov. All comments received will be available for public inspection at this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Interested parties may submit general questions about the matching program to Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, by any of the means shown above. [FR Doc. 2018–03088 Filed 2–13–18; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Surrender of License of Small Business Investment Company Pursuant to the authority granted to the United States Small Business Administration under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended, under Section 309 of the Act and Section 107.1900 of the Small Business Administration Rules and Regulations (13 CFR 107.1900) to function as a small business investment company under the Small Business Investment Company License No. 07/ 07–0102 issued to Eagle Fund I, L.P., said license is hereby declared null and void. BILLING CODE P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA—2017–0054] Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). ACTION: Notice a new matching program. In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new matching program that we are currently conducting with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This matching agreement sets forth the terms, conditions, and safeguards under which IRS will disclose to SSA certain return information for the purpose of establishing the correct amount of Medicare Part B premium subsidy adjustments and Medicare Part D premium increases under sections 1839(i) and 1860D–13(a)(7) of the Social Security Act (Act). (42 U.S.C. 1395r(i) and 1395w–113(a)(7) (42 U.S.C. 1395r(i) and 1395w–113(a)(7)), as enacted by section 811 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA; Pub. L. 108–173) and section 3308 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–148). DATES: The deadline to submit comments on the proposed matching program is 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. The matching program will be applicable on April 1, 2018, or once a minimum of 30 days after publication of this notice has daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:07 Feb 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Public Law (Pub. L.) 100–503), amended the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) by describing the conditions under which computer matching involving the Federal government could be performed and adding certain protections for persons applying for, and receiving, Federal benefits. Section 7201 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101–508) further amended the Privacy Act regarding protections for such persons. The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates the use of computer matching by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched with other Federal, State, or local government records. It requires Federal agencies involved in matching programs to: (1) Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies participating in the matching programs; (2) Obtain approval of the matching agreement by the Data Integrity Boards of the participating Federal agencies; (3) Publish notice of the matching program in the Federal Register; (4) Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress and OMB; (5) Notify applicants and beneficiaries that their records are subject to matching; and (6) Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, or denying a person’s benefits or payments. SSA has taken action to ensure that all of SSA’s matching programs comply PO 00000 Frm 00160 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended. Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel. PARTICIPATING AGENCIES SSA and IRS AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCHING PROGRAM: Section 6103(1)(20) of the Internal Revenue Code authorizes IRS to disclose specified return information to SSA with respect to taxpayers whose Part B and/or Part D prescription drug coverage insurance premium(s) may (according to IRS records) be subject to premium subsidy adjustment pursuant to section 1839(i) or premium increase pursuant to section 1860D–13(a)(7) of the Social Security Act (Act) for the purpose of establishing the amount of any such adjustment or increase. The return information IRS will disclose includes adjusted gross income and specified tax-exempt income, collectively referred to in this agreement as modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). This return information will be used by officers, employees, and contractors of SSA to establish the appropriate amount of any such adjustment or increase. Sections 1839(i) and 1860D–13(a)(7) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1395r(i) and 1395w–113(a)(7)) require SSA to determine the amount of a beneficiary’s premium subsidy adjustment, or premium increase, if the MAGI is above the applicable threshold as established in section 1839(i) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1395r(i)). PURPOSE(S): The purpose of this matching program is to set forth the terms, conditions, and safeguards under which IRS will disclose to SSA certain return information for the purpose of establishing the correct amount of Medicare Part B premium subsidy adjustments and Medicare Part D premium increases under sections 1839(i) and 1860D–13(a)(7) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1395r(i) and 1395w– 113(a)(7)), as enacted by section 811 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA; Pub. L. 108–173) and section 3308 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–148). CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS: SSA will disclose to IRS the name and Social Security number (SSN) of beneficiaries who are either enrolled in, or have become entitled to, Medicare Part B and Part D. IRS will extract and E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 14, 2018 / Notices transmit MAGI data for such beneficiaries pertaining to the tax year beginning in the second calendar year preceding the year for which the premium adjustment is being calculated. 1826 (January 11, 2006), and amended at 72 FR 69723 (December 10, 2007) and at 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 2013). [FR Doc. 2018–02956 Filed 2–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES CATEGORIES OF RECORDS: When individuals enroll for the Medicare Part B or Medicare prescription drug coverage, or both, they are entitled to both under 1839(i) and 1860D–13(a)(7) section of the Act. On a weekly basis, SSA will provide IRS with this information with respect to Medicare Part B and Part D beneficiaries. When there is a match of enrollee identifier, and the MAGI data shows income above the applicable threshold establish pursuant to section 1839(i) of the Act, IRS will disclose to SSA information about the Part B and Part D enrollee’s who: a. Are enrolled in Medicare under the rules in section 1837 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1395p) and have not disenrolled from Medicare Part B; b. have filed applications specifically for Medicare Part B; c. have been determined to have retroactive Medicare Part B entitlement; or d. have been provided to SSA as enrolled in Medicare Part D by CMS. Hereinafter, the beneficiaries described above will be referred to as ‘‘enrollees.’’ As part of the weekly transmission, SSA will include the name, SSN, premium year, and income threshold amounts for new enrollees. Once each year, on a date in October agreed to at the time between IRS and SSA, SSA will provide the name, SSN, premium year, and income threshold amounts for all enrollees. SSA will use information obtained in this annual request to determine Part B and Part D adjustments for the coming premium year. At the time of the agreed upon annual exchange, SSA will include the name, SSN, premium year, income threshold amounts, and requested tax year with respect to all enrollees who asked SSA to use a more recent tax year or for enrollees for whom IRS provided three year old return information on the initial request. SSA will use the information obtained to correct Part B and Part D adjustment amounts for the requested premium year. SYSTEM(S) OF RECORDS: SSA will provide IRS with identifying information with respect to enrollees from the Master Beneficiary Record system of records, 60–0090, last fully published at 71 Federal Register (FR) VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:07 Feb 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10313] Meeting on United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Environment Chapter Implementation, Working Group on Environmental Cooperation, and Public Session Department of State. Announcement of meetings; solicitation of suggestions; invitation to public session. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that the governments of the United States and Kingdom of Morocco (the governments) intend to hold a meeting to review implementation of the Environment Chapter of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA), a meeting of the United StatesMorocco Working Group on Environmental Cooperation (Working Group), and a public session in Rabat, Morocco, on March 13, 2018, at the Ministry of Environment, to discuss implementation of the Environment Chapter and Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation. DATES: The public session will be held on March 13, 2018, in Rabat, Morocco at the Ministry of Environment. Suggestions on the meeting agenda and/ or the 2018–2021 Plan of Action should be provided no later than March 8, 2018, to facilitate consideration. ADDRESSES: Those interested in attending the public session should email Eloise Canfield at CanfieldME@ state.gov to find out the time of the session. Suggestions on the meeting agenda and/or the 2018–2021 Plan of Action should be emailed to CanfieldME@state.gov or faxed to Eloise Canfield at (202) 647–5947, with the subject line ‘‘United States-Morocco Environmental Cooperation.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eloise Canfield, (202) 647–4750 or at CanfieldME@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: During the meetings, the governments will review and discuss implementation of the Environment Chapter of the FTA. The governments will also discuss how the United States and Morocco can work together to protect and conserve the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00161 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6667 environment, highlight past bilateral environmental cooperation, review activities under the 2014–2017 Plan of Action, and develop a 2018–2021 Plan of Action. The Department of State and USTR invite the members of the public to submit written suggestions on items to include on the meeting agenda and in the 2018–2021 Plan of Action. The Department of State and USTR also invite interested persons to attend a public session where the public will have the opportunity to ask about implementation of both the Joint Statement and the Environment Chapter of the United States-Morocco FTA. The Environment Chapter of the FTA includes obligations on each Party to ensure that its environmental laws and policies provide for and encourage high levels of environmental protection, effectively enforce its environmental laws, and provide opportunities for public participation on matters related to the implementation of the chapter. In the Joint Statement, the governments of the United States and Morocco (1) recognize ‘‘the importance of protecting the environment while promoting sustainable development in concert with the expanded bilateral trade and investment ties accompanying the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (‘FTA’)’’ and (2) indicate their intent ‘‘to pursue efforts to enhance bilateral environmental cooperation. . . .’’ In paragraph 5 of the Joint Statement, the governments establish the Working Group to coordinate and review environmental cooperation activities. As envisioned in the Joint Statement, the Working Group develops Plans of Action, reviews and assesses cooperative environmental activities pursuant to the Plan of Action, recommends ways to improve such cooperation, and undertakes such other activities as may seem appropriate to the governments. Through this notice, the United States is soliciting the views of the public with respect to the 2018–2021 Plan of Action. Members of the public, including NGOs, educational institutions, private sector enterprises, and all other interested persons are invited to submit written suggestions regarding items for inclusion in the meeting agendas or in the 2018–2021 Plan of Action. Please include your full name and identify any organization or group you represent. We encourage submitters to refer to: • United States-Morocco Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation; • 2014–2017 Plan of Action Pursuant to the United States-Morocco Joint Statement on Environmental Cooperation; E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02956]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA--2017-0054]


Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program

AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice a new matching program.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as 
amended, this notice announces a new matching program that we are 
currently conducting with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
    This matching agreement sets forth the terms, conditions, and 
safeguards under which IRS will disclose to SSA certain return 
information for the purpose of establishing the correct amount of 
Medicare Part B premium subsidy adjustments and Medicare Part D premium 
increases under sections 1839(i) and 1860D-13(a)(7) of the Social 
Security Act (Act). (42 U.S.C. 1395r(i) and 1395w-113(a)(7) (42 U.S.C. 
1395r(i) and 1395w-113(a)(7)), as enacted by section 811 of the 
Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 
(MMA; Pub. L. 108-173) and section 3308 of the Affordable Care Act of 
2010 (Pub. L. 111-148).

DATES: The deadline to submit comments on the proposed matching program 
is 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. The 
matching program will be applicable on April 1, 2018, or once a minimum 
of 30 days after publication of this notice has elapsed, whichever is 
later. The matching program will expire on September 30, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may comment on this notice by either 
telefaxing to (410) 966-0869, writing to Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting 
Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the 
General Counsel, Social Security Administration, 617 Altmeyer Building, 
6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235-6401, or email at 
[email protected]. All comments received will be available for 
public inspection at this address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Interested parties may submit general 
questions about the matching program to Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting 
Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the 
General Counsel, by any of the means shown above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Computer Matching and Privacy Protection 
Act of 1988 (Public Law (Pub. L.) 100-503), amended the Privacy Act (5 
U.S.C. 552a) by describing the conditions under which computer matching 
involving the Federal government could be performed and adding certain 
protections for persons applying for, and receiving, Federal benefits. 
Section 7201 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 
101-508) further amended the Privacy Act regarding protections for such 
persons.
    The Privacy Act, as amended, regulates the use of computer matching 
by Federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched 
with other Federal, State, or local government records. It requires 
Federal agencies involved in matching programs to:
    (1) Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies 
participating in the matching programs;
    (2) Obtain approval of the matching agreement by the Data Integrity 
Boards of the participating Federal agencies;
    (3) Publish notice of the matching program in the Federal Register;
    (4) Furnish detailed reports about matching programs to Congress 
and OMB;
    (5) Notify applicants and beneficiaries that their records are 
subject to matching; and
    (6) Verify match findings before reducing, suspending, terminating, 
or denying a person's benefits or payments.
    SSA has taken action to ensure that all of SSA's matching programs 
comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended.

Mary Ann Zimmerman,
Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of 
the General Counsel.
PARTICIPATING AGENCIES
    SSA and IRS

AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCHING PROGRAM:
    Section 6103(1)(20) of the Internal Revenue Code authorizes IRS to 
disclose specified return information to SSA with respect to taxpayers 
whose Part B and/or Part D prescription drug coverage insurance 
premium(s) may (according to IRS records) be subject to premium subsidy 
adjustment pursuant to section 1839(i) or premium increase pursuant to 
section 1860D-13(a)(7) of the Social Security Act (Act) for the purpose 
of establishing the amount of any such adjustment or increase. The 
return information IRS will disclose includes adjusted gross income and 
specified tax-exempt income, collectively referred to in this agreement 
as modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). This return information will 
be used by officers, employees, and contractors of SSA to establish the 
appropriate amount of any such adjustment or increase.
    Sections 1839(i) and 1860D-13(a)(7) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1395r(i) 
and 1395w-113(a)(7)) require SSA to determine the amount of a 
beneficiary's premium subsidy adjustment, or premium increase, if the 
MAGI is above the applicable threshold as established in section 
1839(i) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1395r(i)).

PURPOSE(S):
    The purpose of this matching program is to set forth the terms, 
conditions, and safeguards under which IRS will disclose to SSA certain 
return information for the purpose of establishing the correct amount 
of Medicare Part B premium subsidy adjustments and Medicare Part D 
premium increases under sections 1839(i) and 1860D-13(a)(7) of the Act 
(42 U.S.C. 1395r(i) and 1395w-113(a)(7)), as enacted by section 811 of 
the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 
2003 (MMA; Pub. L. 108-173) and section 3308 of the Affordable Care Act 
of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-148).

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS:
    SSA will disclose to IRS the name and Social Security number (SSN) 
of beneficiaries who are either enrolled in, or have become entitled 
to, Medicare Part B and Part D. IRS will extract and

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transmit MAGI data for such beneficiaries pertaining to the tax year 
beginning in the second calendar year preceding the year for which the 
premium adjustment is being calculated.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS:
    When individuals enroll for the Medicare Part B or Medicare 
prescription drug coverage, or both, they are entitled to both under 
1839(i) and 1860D-13(a)(7) section of the Act. On a weekly basis, SSA 
will provide IRS with this information with respect to Medicare Part B 
and Part D beneficiaries.
    When there is a match of enrollee identifier, and the MAGI data 
shows income above the applicable threshold establish pursuant to 
section 1839(i) of the Act, IRS will disclose to SSA information about 
the Part B and Part D enrollee's who:
    a. Are enrolled in Medicare under the rules in section 1837 of the 
Act (42 U.S.C. 1395p) and have not disenrolled from Medicare Part B;
    b. have filed applications specifically for Medicare Part B;
    c. have been determined to have retroactive Medicare Part B 
entitlement; or
    d. have been provided to SSA as enrolled in Medicare Part D by CMS.
    Hereinafter, the beneficiaries described above will be referred to 
as ``enrollees.''
    As part of the weekly transmission, SSA will include the name, SSN, 
premium year, and income threshold amounts for new enrollees. Once each 
year, on a date in October agreed to at the time between IRS and SSA, 
SSA will provide the name, SSN, premium year, and income threshold 
amounts for all enrollees. SSA will use information obtained in this 
annual request to determine Part B and Part D adjustments for the 
coming premium year. At the time of the agreed upon annual exchange, 
SSA will include the name, SSN, premium year, income threshold amounts, 
and requested tax year with respect to all enrollees who asked SSA to 
use a more recent tax year or for enrollees for whom IRS provided three 
year old return information on the initial request. SSA will use the 
information obtained to correct Part B and Part D adjustment amounts 
for the requested premium year.

SYSTEM(S) OF RECORDS:
    SSA will provide IRS with identifying information with respect to 
enrollees from the Master Beneficiary Record system of records, 60-
0090, last fully published at 71 Federal Register (FR) 1826 (January 
11, 2006), and amended at 72 FR 69723 (December 10, 2007) and at 78 FR 
40542 (July 5, 2013).

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