Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program Between the Office of Personnel Management and Social Security Administration, 10342-10343 [2019-05194]

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Background On July 13, 2018 (83 FR 32690), the NRC published for public comment a proposed revision of BTP 5–3, ‘‘Fracture Toughness Requirements,’’ of NUREG– 0800, ‘‘Standard Review Plan (SRP) for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition.’’ On September 20, 2018 (83 FR 47647), the NRC reopened the public comment period on this document for 30 days to allow more time for members of the public to review additional revisions that the NRC made to BTP 5– 3 since the draft was issued on July 13, 2018, and to assemble and submit their comments. The public comment period closed on October 22, 2018. A summary of comments received and the NRC staff’s disposition of the comments are available in a separate document, ‘‘Response to Public Comments on Draft SRP BTP 5–3, ‘‘Fracture Toughness Requirements,’’ (ADAMS Accession No. ML18338A517). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Mar 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 II. Backfitting and Issue Finality Chapter 5 of the SRP provides guidance to the staff for reviewing reactor coolant and connected systems information included in licensing applications. BTP 5–3 of the SRP provides guidance for the review of information addressing piping systems and components. Issuance of this SRP section revision does not constitute backfitting as defined in section 50.109 (the Backfit Rule) of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) nor is it inconsistent with the issue finality provisions in 10 CFR part 52. The NRC’s position is based upon the following considerations. 1. The SRP positions do not constitute backfitting, inasmuch as the SRP is guidance directed to the NRC staff with respect to its regulatory responsibilities. The SRP provides guidance to the NRC staff on how to review an application for NRC regulatory approval in the form of licensing. Changes in guidance intended for use by only the staff are not matters that constitute backfitting as that term is defined in 10 CFR 50.109(a)(1) or involve the issue finality provisions of 10 CFR part 52. 2. Backfitting and issue finality—with certain exceptions discussed below—do not apply to current or future applicants. Applicants and potential applicants are not, with certain exceptions, the subject of either the Backfit Rule or any issue finality provisions under 10 CFR part 52. This is because neither the Backfit Rule nor the issue finality provisions of 10 CFR part 52 were intended to apply to every NRC action that substantially changes the expectations of current and future applicants. The exceptions to the general principle are applicable whenever a 10 CFR part 50 operating license applicant references a construction permit or a 10 CFR part 52 combined license applicant references a license (e.g., an early site permit) and/or an NRC regulatory approval (e.g., a design certification rule) for which specified issue finality provisions apply. The NRC staff does not currently intend to impose the positions represented in this final SRP section in a manner that constitutes backfitting or is inconsistent with any issue finality provision of 10 CFR part 52. If in the future the NRC staff seeks to impose positions stated in this SRP section in a manner that would constitute backfitting or be inconsistent with these issue finality provisions, the NRC staff must make the showing as set forth in the Backfit Rule or address the PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 regulatory criteria set forth in the applicable issue finality provision, as applicable, that would allow the staff to impose the position. 3. The NRC staff has no intention to impose the SRP positions on existing nuclear power plant licensees either now or in the future (absent a voluntary request for a change from the licensee, holder of a regulatory approval or a design certification applicant). The staff does not intend to impose or apply the positions described in this final SRP section to existing (already issued) licenses (e.g., operating licenses and combined licenses) and regulatory approvals. Hence, the issuance of this SRP guidance—even if considered guidance subject to the Backfit Rule or the issue finality provisions in 10 CFR part 52—would not need to be evaluated as if it were a backfit or as being inconsistent with issue finality provisions. If, in the future, the NRC staff seeks to impose a position in the SRP on holders of already issued licenses in a manner that would constitute backfitting or does not provide issue finality as described in the applicable issue finality provision, then the staff must make a showing as set forth in the Backfit Rule or address the criteria set forth in the applicable issue finality provision, as applicable, that would allow the staff to impose the position. III. Congressional Review Act The Office of Management and Budget makes the determination that the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission action titled ‘‘NUREG–0800, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,’’ Branch Technical Position 5–3, ‘Fracture Toughness Requirements’’’ is non-major under the Congressional Review Act. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 15th day of March, 2019. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jennivine K. Rankin, Chief (Acting), Division of Licensing, Siting, and Environmental Analysis, Licensing Branch 3, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. 2019–05262 Filed 3–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program Between the Office of Personnel Management and Social Security Administration Office of Personnel Management. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 20, 2019 / Notices Notice of a re-established matching program. ACTION: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 and the Computer Matching Privacy Protections Amendment of 1990 (Privacy Act), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance on the conduct of matching programs, notice is hereby given of the reestablishment of a matching program between the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) (Computer Matching Agreement 1045). DATES: Please submit comments on or before April 19, 2019. The matching program will begin on April 19, 2019 unless comments have been received from interested members of the public that require modification and republication of the notice. The matching program will continue for 18 months from the beginning date and may be extended for an additional 12 months if the respective agency Data Integrity Boards determine that the conditions specified in 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(D) have been met. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments via mail to: Deon Mason, Chief, Business Services, Resource Management, Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management, Room 3316–G, 1900 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20415 or via email at Deon.mason@ opm.gov. You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, at the Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov by following the instructions for submitting comments. All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernard A. Wells III, Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management, at (202) 606–2730. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 and the Computer Matching Privacy Protection Amendment of 1990 (Privacy Act), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance on the conduct of matching programs, including OMB Final Guidance Interpreting the Provision of Public Law jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Mar 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 100–53 (published in the Federal Register on June 19, 1989 (54 FR 25818) and OMB Circular A–108, notice is hereby given of a re-established matching program between the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). This matching program, Computer Matching Agreement 1045, is being re established to enable SSA to disclose wage and self-employment income information to OPM. OPM will match SSA’s information with OPM’s records on disability retirees under age 60, disabled adult child survivors, certain retirees in receipt of a supplemental benefit under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), and certain annuitants receiving a discontinued service retirement benefit under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). The law limits the amount these retirees, survivors, and annuitants can earn while retaining benefits paid to them. Retirement benefits cease upon re-employment in Federal service for discontinued service annuitants. OPM will use the earnings and selfemployment information from SSA to determine continued eligibility for benefits under OPM programs. Participating Agencies: OPM and SSA. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program: Legal authorities for the disclosures under this agreement are 5 U.S.C. 8337(d), 8341(a)(4)(B), 8344(a)(4)(b), and 8468, which establish earnings limitations for certain CSRS and FERS annuitants. The authority to terminate benefits may be found in 5 U.S.C. 8341(e)(3)(B) and 8443(b)(3)(B). The Internal Revenue Code (IRC), at 26 U.S.C. 6103 (l)(11), requires SSA to disclose tax return information to OPM upon request for purposes of the administration of chapters 83 and 84 of Title 5 of the United States Code. Purpose: The purpose of this agreement between OPM and SSA is to assist OPM in meeting its legal obligation to offset benefits payable by OPM to annuitants. SSA will disclose income and tax return information to OPM. OPM will use the information obtained from SSA to match against OPM’s records of disability retirees under age 60, disabled adult-child survivors, certain retirees receiving supplemental benefit under the Federal Employees Retirement Systems (FERS), and certain annuitants receiving a discontinued service retirement benefit under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). Because the law limits the amount these individuals can earn and still retain the benefits paid to them by OPM, OPM will use the SSA information to determine and PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10343 individual’s continued eligibility to receive a benefit from OPM. Categories Individuals: The individuals whose information is involved in this matching program are those disability retirees under the age of 60, disabled adult-child survivors, certain retirees in receipt of a supplemental benefit under the FERS, and certain annuitants receiving a discontinued service retirement benefit under the CSRS who receive benefits from OPM. SSA will provide information about these individuals by referencing their master file of all individuals with Social Security numbers (SSN) and their file of earnings and self-employment records. Categories of Records: The categories of records involved in this matching program include the full name, SSN, date of birth, and the tax year for requested earnings for those individuals about who the match is being conducted. In turn, SSA will disclose the following records to OPM: Employer identification number, name, address, wage amount from Form W–2, and earnings amounts form self-employment income. System(s) of Records: OPM’s system of records involved in this matching program is OPM/Central-1, Civil Service Retirement and Insurance Records. 64 FR 54930 (Oct. 8, 1999), as amended at 73 FR 15013 (March 20, 2008). SSA’s systems of records involved in this matching program are the Master Files of Social Security Number Holders and SSN Applications, 60–0058, 75 FR 82121 (Dec. 29, 2010) as amended at 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 2013), 79 FR 8780 (Feb. 13, 2014), and 83 FR 31250 (July 3, 2018); and the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR), 60–0090, 71 FR 1826 (Jan. 11, 2006), as amended at 72 FR 69723 (Dec. 10, 2007) and 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 2013); and the Earnings Recording and Self-Employment Income System, 60–0059, 71 FR 1819 (Jan. 11, 2006) as amended at 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 2013). Office of Personnel Management. Alexys Stanley, Regulatory Affairs Analyst. [FR Doc. 2019–05194 Filed 3–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–38–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. CP2019–103; CP2019–104] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1

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Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program Between the Office 
of Personnel Management and Social Security Administration

AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management.

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ACTION: Notice of a re-established matching program.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by the 
Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 and the Computer 
Matching Privacy Protections Amendment of 1990 (Privacy Act), and 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance on the conduct of 
matching programs, notice is hereby given of the reestablishment of a 
matching program between the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and 
the Social Security Administration (SSA) (Computer Matching Agreement 
1045).

DATES: Please submit comments on or before April 19, 2019. The matching 
program will begin on April 19, 2019 unless comments have been received 
from interested members of the public that require modification and 
republication of the notice. The matching program will continue for 18 
months from the beginning date and may be extended for an additional 12 
months if the respective agency Data Integrity Boards determine that 
the conditions specified in 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(D) have been met.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments via mail to: Deon Mason, Chief, 
Business Services, Resource Management, Retirement Services, Office of 
Personnel Management, Room 3316-G, 1900 E Street NW, Washington, DC 
20415 or via email at Deon.mason@opm.gov. You may also submit comments, 
identified by docket number and title, at the Federal Rulemaking 
Portal: http://www.regulations.gov by following the instructions for 
submitting comments. All submissions received must include the agency 
name and docket number for this document. The general policy for 
comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make 
these submissions available for public viewing at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any 
personal identifiers or contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernard A. Wells III, Retirement 
Services, Office of Personnel Management, at (202) 606-2730.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, 
as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 
and the Computer Matching Privacy Protection Amendment of 1990 (Privacy 
Act), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance on the conduct 
of matching programs, including OMB Final Guidance Interpreting the 
Provision of Public Law 100-53 (published in the Federal Register on 
June 19, 1989 (54 FR 25818) and OMB Circular A-108, notice is hereby 
given of a re-established matching program between the Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) and the Social Security Administration 
(SSA). This matching program, Computer Matching Agreement 1045, is 
being re established to enable SSA to disclose wage and self-employment 
income information to OPM. OPM will match SSA's information with OPM's 
records on disability retirees under age 60, disabled adult child 
survivors, certain retirees in receipt of a supplemental benefit under 
the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), and certain annuitants 
receiving a discontinued service retirement benefit under the Civil 
Service Retirement System (CSRS). The law limits the amount these 
retirees, survivors, and annuitants can earn while retaining benefits 
paid to them. Retirement benefits cease upon re-employment in Federal 
service for discontinued service annuitants. OPM will use the earnings 
and self-employment information from SSA to determine continued 
eligibility for benefits under OPM programs.
    Participating Agencies: OPM and SSA.
    Authority for Conducting the Matching Program: Legal authorities 
for the disclosures under this agreement are 5 U.S.C. 8337(d), 
8341(a)(4)(B), 8344(a)(4)(b), and 8468, which establish earnings 
limitations for certain CSRS and FERS annuitants. The authority to 
terminate benefits may be found in 5 U.S.C. 8341(e)(3)(B) and 
8443(b)(3)(B). The Internal Revenue Code (IRC), at 26 U.S.C. 6103 
(l)(11), requires SSA to disclose tax return information to OPM upon 
request for purposes of the administration of chapters 83 and 84 of 
Title 5 of the United States Code.
    Purpose: The purpose of this agreement between OPM and SSA is to 
assist OPM in meeting its legal obligation to offset benefits payable 
by OPM to annuitants. SSA will disclose income and tax return 
information to OPM. OPM will use the information obtained from SSA to 
match against OPM's records of disability retirees under age 60, 
disabled adult-child survivors, certain retirees receiving supplemental 
benefit under the Federal Employees Retirement Systems (FERS), and 
certain annuitants receiving a discontinued service retirement benefit 
under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). Because the law 
limits the amount these individuals can earn and still retain the 
benefits paid to them by OPM, OPM will use the SSA information to 
determine and individual's continued eligibility to receive a benefit 
from OPM.
    Categories Individuals: The individuals whose information is 
involved in this matching program are those disability retirees under 
the age of 60, disabled adult-child survivors, certain retirees in 
receipt of a supplemental benefit under the FERS, and certain 
annuitants receiving a discontinued service retirement benefit under 
the CSRS who receive benefits from OPM. SSA will provide information 
about these individuals by referencing their master file of all 
individuals with Social Security numbers (SSN) and their file of 
earnings and self-employment records.
    Categories of Records: The categories of records involved in this 
matching program include the full name, SSN, date of birth, and the tax 
year for requested earnings for those individuals about who the match 
is being conducted. In turn, SSA will disclose the following records to 
OPM: Employer identification number, name, address, wage amount from 
Form W-2, and earnings amounts form self-employment income.
    System(s) of Records: OPM's system of records involved in this 
matching program is OPM/Central-1, Civil Service Retirement and 
Insurance Records. 64 FR 54930 (Oct. 8, 1999), as amended at 73 FR 
15013 (March 20, 2008). SSA's systems of records involved in this 
matching program are the Master Files of Social Security Number Holders 
and SSN Applications, 60-0058, 75 FR 82121 (Dec. 29, 2010) as amended 
at 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 2013), 79 FR 8780 (Feb. 13, 2014), and 83 FR 
31250 (July 3, 2018); and the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR), 60-0090, 
71 FR 1826 (Jan. 11, 2006), as amended at 72 FR 69723 (Dec. 10, 2007) 
and 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 2013); and the Earnings Recording and Self-
Employment Income System, 60-0059, 71 FR 1819 (Jan. 11, 2006) as 
amended at 78 FR 40542 (July 5, 2013).

Office of Personnel Management.
Alexys Stanley,
Regulatory Affairs Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2019-05194 Filed 3-19-19; 8:45 am]
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