Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records, 31251-31252 [2018-14247]

Download as PDF 31251 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 3, 2018 / Notices obligations and managing the benefits or payments in the best interest of the beneficiary or recipient that he or she is serving. The Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018 (H.R. 4547, Pub. L. 115–165, hereafter referred to as Pub. L. 115–165) directs SSA to make annual grants to the protection and advocacy (P&A) system serving each of the States and the American Indian Consortium, for the purpose of conducting representative payee reviews for SSA. In addition, SSA will make annual grants to an eligible national association for the provision of training and technical assistance, administrative support, and data collection services to those P&A systems. Prior to the enactment of Public Law 115–165, SSA conducted representative payee oversight and monitoring activities with the support of contractors. We are proposing two new routine uses, which will permit SSA to disclose information from the systems of records listed below to additional entities, including the grantees discussed above, for the purpose of conducting representative payee reviews and providing training, administrative oversight, technical assistance, and other support for the representative payee review program. II. Proposed New Routine Uses The Privacy Act requires that agencies publish a notice in the Federal Register of ‘‘each routine use of the records contained in the system, including the categories of users and the purpose of such use.’’ 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)(D). We have developed the following new routine uses that will allow us to disclose information to additional entities in support of our representative payee program: • To agencies or entities who have a written agreement with SSA, to perform representative payee reviews for SSA and to provide training, administrative oversight, technical assistance, and other support for those reviews; and • To state protection and advocacy systems, that have a written agreement with SSA to conduct reviews of representative payees, for the purpose of conducting additional reviews that the protection and advocacy systems have reason to believe are warranted. We will include the new routine uses in the following systems of records: System No. and name New routine use 60–0058—Master Files of Social Security Number Holders and SSN Applications ........................... No. 47 & 48 ... 60–0089—Claims Folders System ....................................................................................................... No. 37 & 38 ... 60–0090—Master Beneficiary Record ................................................................................................. No. 40 & 41 ... 60–0094—Recovery of Overpayments, Accounting and Reporting .................................................... No. 10 & 11 ... 60–0103—Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits ............................ No. 38 & 39 ... 60–0222—Master Representative Payee File ..................................................................................... 60–0318—Representative Payee/Misuse Restitution Control System (RP/MRCS) ............................ No. 21 & 22 ... No. 9 & 10 ..... We are not republishing in their entirety the SORNs to which we are adding the proposed new routine uses. Instead, we are republishing only the identification number, name of the SORN, the numbers of the new routine uses, and the issue of the Federal Register in which the SORN was last published, including the publication date and number. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), we have provided a report to OMB and Congress on these modified systems of records. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Dated: May 23, 2018. Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2018–14246 Filed 7–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Jul 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION [Docket No. SSA–2018–0038] Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, Office of Income Security Programs, Social Security Administration (SSA). ACTION: Notice of a Modified System of Records. AGENCY: In accordance with the Privacy Act and our disclosure regulations, we are issuing public notice of our intent to publish a new routine use applicable to four of our system of records. The routine use will permit disclosures we intend to make to new entities to support the administration of our representative payee program. The system of records notices (SORN) listed below maintain information used in our representative payee program, in addition to a variety of SSA’s core mission operations. This notice publishes details of the proposed PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75 78 79 68 72 71 72 78 70 72 71 72 78 70 72 FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR 82121, 12/29/10. 40542, 07/05/13. 78780, 02/13/14. 15784, 04/01/03. 69723, 12/10/07. 1829, 01/11/06. 69723, 12/10/07. 40542, 07/05/13. 49354, 08/23/05. 69723, 12/10/07. 1830, 01/11/06. 69723, 12/10/07. 23811, 04/22/13. 29547, 05/23/05. 69723, 12/10/07. updates as set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. The routine uses are effective August 2, 2018. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (e)(11), the public is given a 30-day period in which to submit comments. We invite public comment on the new routine uses; therefore, please submit any comments by August 2, 2018. DATES: Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records SUMMARY: Federal Register citation No./publication date The public, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Congress may comment on this publication by writing to the Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration, Room G–401 West High Rise, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235–6401, or through the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, please reference docket number SSA–2018– 0038. All comments we receive will be available for public inspection at the above address and we will post them to http://www.regulations.gov. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 31252 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 3, 2018 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrea Huseth, Government Information Specialist, Disclosure and Data Support Division, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration, Room G–401 West High Rise, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235–6401, telephone: (410) 965–6868, email: andrea.huseth@ssa.gov and Tristin Dorsey, Government Information Specialist, Privacy Implementation Division, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security Administration, Room G–401 West High Rise, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235–6401, telephone: (410) 965–2950, email: tristin.dorsey@ssa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background and Purpose of the Proposed New Routine Use Social Security’s representative payee program provides financial management for Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients (both hereafter referred to as beneficiaries) who are incapable of managing their benefits or payments. The representative payee’s primary responsibility is to use the beneficiary’s benefits or payments for current and foreseeable needs. Historically, representative payees have submitted annual accounting forms to account for the Social Security benefits or SSI payments received. In addition to the annual accounting form, we select some representative payees for additional review. This type of oversight provides a more in depth review to ensure that the representative payee is meeting his or her representative payee obligations and managing the benefits or payments in the best interest of the beneficiary that he or she is serving. When conducting the representative payee reviews, which may include beneficiary, legal guardian, or third party interviews, the reviewer may observe a health or safety issue, or any other issue negatively affecting the beneficiary’s well-being, that requires a referral to an appropriate local, state, or federal agency or entity with responsibility for investigating or addressing these issues. We are proposing a new routine use to permit us to disclose personal information relevant and necessary to make these referrals to such agencies or entities when the reviewer determines that the beneficiary’s safety or well-being may be in jeopardy. II. Proposed New Routine Use The Privacy Act requires that agencies publish a notice in the Federal Register of ‘‘each routine use of the records contained in the system, including the categories of users and the purpose of such use.’’ 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)(D). We have developed the following new routine use that will allow us to disclose information to a local, state, or federal agency, under the circumstances described above. • To agencies or entities with responsibility for investigating or addressing possible financial exploitation of, an immediate health or safety threat to, or other serious risk to the well-being of the beneficiary, for referral, when these issues are identified during a representative payee review. We will include the new routine use in the following systems of records: New routine use 60–0058—Master Files of Social Security Number Holders and SSN Applications ........................... No. 49 ............ 60–0090—Master Beneficiary Record ................................................................................................. No. 42 ............ 60–0103—Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits ............................ No. 40 ............ 60–0222—Master Representative Payee File ..................................................................................... sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES System No. and name No. 23 ............ SSA will disclose only those elements from SSA’s systems of records that are necessary to make the appropriate referral for services to the appropriate agency or entity. We are not republishing in their entirety the SORNs to which we are adding the proposed new routine use. Instead, we are republishing only the identification number, name of the systems of records, the numbers of the new routine use, and the issue of the Federal Register in which the system of records notice was last published, including the publication date and number. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), we have provided a report to OMB and Congress on these modified systems of records. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Jul 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 Dated: May 23, 2018. Mary Ann Zimmerman, Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2018–14247 Filed 7–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10437] Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction; Notice of Public Meeting ACTION: Notice of public meeting. The Department of State will hold an information session regarding issues related to upcoming first United Nations Intergovernmental Conference on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. DATES: The public meeting will be held on July 25, 2018, 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Register citation No./publication date 75 78 79 71 72 78 71 72 78 FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR 82121, 12/29/10. 40542, 07/05/13. 78780, 02/13/14. 1829, 01/11/06. 69723, 12/10/07. 40542, 07/05/13. 1830, 01/11/06. 69723, 12/10/07. 23811, 04/22/13. The meeting will be held at the Harry S. Truman Main State Building, Room 1498, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. ADDRESSES: If you would like to participate in this meeting, please send your (1) name, (2) organization/affiliation, and (3) email address and phone number, as well as any requests for reasonable accommodation, to Elana Mendelson at MendlesonEK@state.gov or call (202) 647–1073. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In September 2018, the United States will participate in the first session of the Intergovernmental Conference established by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to negotiate an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

[Docket No. SSA-2018-0038]


Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

AGENCY: Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, Office of Income 
Security Programs, Social Security Administration (SSA).

ACTION: Notice of a Modified System of Records.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act and our disclosure 
regulations, we are issuing public notice of our intent to publish a 
new routine use applicable to four of our system of records. The 
routine use will permit disclosures we intend to make to new entities 
to support the administration of our representative payee program. The 
system of records notices (SORN) listed below maintain information used 
in our representative payee program, in addition to a variety of SSA's 
core mission operations. This notice publishes details of the proposed 
updates as set forth below under the caption SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The routine uses are effective August 2, 2018. In accordance 
with 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (e)(11), the public is given a 30-day 
period in which to submit comments. We invite public comment on the new 
routine uses; therefore, please submit any comments by August 2, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The public, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and 
Congress may comment on this publication by writing to the Executive 
Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of the General 
Counsel, Social Security Administration, Room G-401 West High Rise, 
6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235-6401, or through the 
Federal e-Rulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, please 
reference docket number SSA-2018-0038. All comments we receive will be 
available for public inspection at the above address and we will post 
them to http://www.regulations.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrea Huseth, Government Information 
Specialist, Disclosure and Data Support Division, Office of Privacy and 
Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security 
Administration, Room G-401 West High Rise, 6401 Security Boulevard, 
Baltimore, Maryland 21235-6401, telephone: (410) 965-6868, email: 
[email protected] and Tristin Dorsey, Government Information 
Specialist, Privacy Implementation Division, Office of Privacy and 
Disclosure, Office of the General Counsel, Social Security 
Administration, Room G-401 West High Rise, 6401 Security Boulevard, 
Baltimore, Maryland 21235-6401, telephone: (410) 965-2950, email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background and Purpose of the Proposed New Routine Use

    Social Security's representative payee program provides financial 
management for Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security 
Income (SSI) recipients (both hereafter referred to as beneficiaries) 
who are incapable of managing their benefits or payments. The 
representative payee's primary responsibility is to use the 
beneficiary's benefits or payments for current and foreseeable needs. 
Historically, representative payees have submitted annual accounting 
forms to account for the Social Security benefits or SSI payments 
received. In addition to the annual accounting form, we select some 
representative payees for additional review. This type of oversight 
provides a more in depth review to ensure that the representative payee 
is meeting his or her representative payee obligations and managing the 
benefits or payments in the best interest of the beneficiary that he or 
she is serving.
    When conducting the representative payee reviews, which may include 
beneficiary, legal guardian, or third party interviews, the reviewer 
may observe a health or safety issue, or any other issue negatively 
affecting the beneficiary's well-being, that requires a referral to an 
appropriate local, state, or federal agency or entity with 
responsibility for investigating or addressing these issues. We are 
proposing a new routine use to permit us to disclose personal 
information relevant and necessary to make these referrals to such 
agencies or entities when the reviewer determines that the 
beneficiary's safety or well-being may be in jeopardy.

II. Proposed New Routine Use

    The Privacy Act requires that agencies publish a notice in the 
Federal Register of ``each routine use of the records contained in the 
system, including the categories of users and the purpose of such 
use.'' 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)(D). We have developed the following new 
routine use that will allow us to disclose information to a local, 
state, or federal agency, under the circumstances described above.
     To agencies or entities with responsibility for 
investigating or addressing possible financial exploitation of, an 
immediate health or safety threat to, or other serious risk to the 
well-being of the beneficiary, for referral, when these issues are 
identified during a representative payee review.
    We will include the new routine use in the following systems of 
records:

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                                                                       Federal Register citation No./publication
          System No. and name                  New routine use                           date
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60-0058--Master Files of Social         No. 49......................  75 FR 82121, 12/29/10.
 Security Number Holders and SSN                                      78 FR 40542, 07/05/13.
 Applications.                                                        79 FR 78780, 02/13/14.
60-0090--Master Beneficiary Record....  No. 42......................  71 FR 1829, 01/11/06.
                                                                      72 FR 69723, 12/10/07.
                                                                      78 FR 40542, 07/05/13.
60-0103--Supplemental Security Income   No. 40......................  71 FR 1830, 01/11/06.
 Record and Special Veterans Benefits.                                72 FR 69723, 12/10/07.
60-0222--Master Representative Payee    No. 23......................  78 FR 23811, 04/22/13.
 File.
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    SSA will disclose only those elements from SSA's systems of records 
that are necessary to make the appropriate referral for services to the 
appropriate agency or entity.
    We are not republishing in their entirety the SORNs to which we are 
adding the proposed new routine use. Instead, we are republishing only 
the identification number, name of the systems of records, the numbers 
of the new routine use, and the issue of the Federal Register in which 
the system of records notice was last published, including the 
publication date and number.
    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), we have provided a report to 
OMB and Congress on these modified systems of records.

    Dated: May 23, 2018.
Mary Ann Zimmerman,
Acting Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure, Office of 
the General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2018-14247 Filed 7-2-18; 8:45 am]
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