Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program, 11321-11323 [2019-05763]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 26, 2019 / Notices address, or by telephone at (571) 227– 5425. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The NSTS addresses the security of ‘‘transportation assets in the United States that . . . must be protected from attack or disruption by terrorist or other hostile forces. . . .’’ 49 U.S.C. 114(s)(3). The NSTS presents a forward-looking, risk-based plan to provide for the security and freedom of movement of people and goods while preserving civil rights, civil liberties, and privacy. It identifies objectives to enhance the security of transportation infrastructure, conveyances, workers, travelers, cargo, and operations. Consistent with its authorities, TSA’s mission is to protect the nation’s transportation systems from acts of terrorism, while its vision is an agile security agency, embodied by a professional workforce, that engages its partners and the American people to outmatch a dynamic threat. The NSTS is an important part of fulfilling this mission. TSA leads the development of the NSTS through joint participation with the Department of Transportation and in consultation with government partners and industry owners and operators. The 2018 NSTS includes three objectives: (1) Manage risks to transportation systems from terrorist attacks and enhance system resilience, (2) enhance effective domain awareness of transportation systems and threats, and (3) safeguard privacy, civil liberties, and civil rights, and the freedom of movement of people and commerce. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Comments Invited TSA is soliciting comments through this notice to enhance the scope of consultation on the 2020 NSTS. Under the statutory requirement to develop the NSTS, TSA is also required to consult with ‘‘Federal, State, and local agencies, tribal governments, private sector entities (including nonprofit employee labor organizations), institutions of higher learning, and other entities). See 49 U.S.C. 114(s)(7). TSA has consistently met that requirement through its regular stakeholder outreach efforts. For the 2020 NSTS, TSA is publishing this notice requesting comments to enhance input and ensure there are no untapped sources of information from governments, agencies, transportation-related associations, private sector entities, labor organizations, institutions of higher learning, and other entities beyond the scope of our normal interaction with stakeholders. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Mar 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 TSA is specifically requesting comments on issues that have the potential for significant impacts on the security and resilience of the transportation systems. Because the 2018 NSTS was delivered to Congress on April 4, 2018, the 2020 update will only require revisions to reflect recent changes in the risk environment. Respondents are asked to provide substantive revisions for any changes. We also request that with your comment submissions, you include your name, contact information, affiliation, and the mode or sector you are representing (if applicable). TSA will consider all comments received on or before the closing date for comments. Late-filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable. Please consider the following in your review. • The NSTS is a counterterrorism strategy, not an all-hazards plan. • The NSTS addresses risk-based priorities to protect vital transportation assets from terrorist attack. Consistent with 49 U.S.C. 114(s)(3)(A), the scope of vital transportation assets relevant to the NSTS is defined by whether, in the interests of national security and commerce, the asset must be protected from attack or disruption by terrorists or other hostile forces. • The strategic environment considers the risks (threats, vulnerabilities, and potential consequences) of a terrorist attack. TSA is specifically interested in comments on the following issues: • Does the 2018 NSTS adequately and accurately capture risk-based priorities that identify the types of activities modal security officials in Government and industry should pursue to manage terrorism risks? • Do the goals aggregate the major elements of the vision into basic, allencompassing buckets (e.g., ‘‘Manage Risks to Transportation Systems from Terrorist Attack and Enhance System Resilience’’ underneath the Vision of ‘‘A secure and resilient transportation system’’)? • Does the Path Forward address programmatic commitments needed to advance security of transportation assets and systems? The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the 2018 NSTS, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data, information, or authority that supports such a recommended change. A copy of the 2018 Biennial NSTS can be found by accessing the TSA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Reading Room via the following weblink: https:// PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11321 www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/foiareadingroom/tsa_biennial_national_ strategy_for_transportation_security_ cleared_and_final_4.4.18_base_plan_ pdf.pdf. Dated: March 15, 2019. David P. Pekoske, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–05693 Filed 3–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No: FR–6146–N–01] Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program Office of Administration, HUD. Notice of a new matching program. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, as amended, HUD is providing notice of its intent to execute a new computer matching agreement with Social Security Administration for a recurring matching program with HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) and Office of Housing, involving comparisons of SSN’s and benefit information provided by participants in any authorized HUD rental housing assistance program. HUD will obtain SSA data and make the results available to: (1) Program administrators such as public housing agencies (PHAs) and private owners and management agents (O/As) (collectively referred to as POAs) to enable them to verify the accuracy of income reported by the tenants (participants) of HUD rental assistance programs and (2) contract administrators (CAs) overseeing and monitoring O/A operations as well as independent public auditors (IPAs) that audit both PHAs and O/As. The most recent renewal of the current matching agreement will expire on May 7, 2019. DATES: The computer matching agreement (CMA) will become applicable at the later of the following two dates: May 8, 2019 or 30 days after the publication of this notice, unless comments have been received from interested members of the public requiring modification and republication of the notice. The matching program will continue for 18 months after the applicable date and may be extended for an additional 12 months, if the respective agency Data Integrity Boards (DIBs) determine that the conditions specified in 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(D) have been met. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 11322 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 26, 2019 / Notices Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this notice at www.regulations.gov or to the Rules Docket Clerk, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, Room 10110, SW, Washington, DC 20410. Communications should refer to the above docket number. A copy of each communication submitted will be available for public inspection and copying between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays at the above address. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay service at (800) 877–8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Bravacos, Departmental Privacy Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 10226, Washington, DC 20410, telephone number (202) 402–6064. This is not a toll-free number. A telecommunication device for hearingand speech-impaired individuals (TTY) is available at (800) 877–8339 (Federal Relay Service). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice supersedes a similar notice published in the Federal Register on October 3, 2016, at 81 FR 68026. Administrators of HUD rental assistance programs rely upon the accuracy of tenant-reported income to determine participant eligibility for and level of, rental assistance. The computer matching program may provide indicators of potential tenant unreported or under-reported income, which will require additional verification to identify inappropriate or inaccurate rental assistance and may provide indicators for potential administrative or legal actions. The matching program will be carried out to detect inappropriate or inaccurate rental assistance under sections 221(d)(3), 221(d)(5), and 236 of the National Housing Act, the United States Housing Act of 1937, section 101 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1965, section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959, section 811 of the CranstonGonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, and the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA) of 1998. On March 11, 2009, Section 239 of HUD’s 2009 Appropriations Act modified Section 904 of the Stewart B. McKinney Act of 1988, as amended, to include the Disaster Housing Assistance program (DHAP) as a covered HUD rental assistance program in HUD computer matching activities. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Mar 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 Specifically, the computer matching program will match HUD’s tenant data to SSA’s death data, Social Security (SS) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits data. Participating Agencies: Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Social Security Administration. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program: This matching program is being conducted pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C 552a); 542(b) of the 1998 Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 105–65); section 904 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1988 (42 U.S.C. 3544); section 165 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987 (42 U.S.C. 3543); the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1701–1750g); the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437–1437z); section 101 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1965 (12 U.S.C. 1701s); the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.); and the QHWRA Act of 1998 (42 U.S.C. 1437a(f)). The Housing and Community Development Act of 1987 authorizes HUD to require participants of HUD rental housing assistance programs to disclose their social security numbers (SSNs) to HUD as a condition of continuing (or initial) eligibility for participation in the programs. The QHWRA of 1998, section 508(d), 42 U.S.C. 1437a(f) authorizes the Secretary of HUD to require disclosure by the tenant to the PHA of income information received by the tenant from HUD as part of the income verification procedures of HUD. The QHWRA was amended by Public Law 106–74, which extended the disclosure requirements to participants in section 8, section 202, and section 811 assistance programs. The participants are required to disclose the HUD-provided income information to owners responsible for determining the participant’s eligibility or level of benefits. The Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in Public and Assisted Housing Programs: Implementation of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System— Amendments; Final Rule published at 74 FR 68924 on December 29, 2009, requires program administrators to use HUD’s EIV system to verify tenant income information during mandatory reexaminations or recertifications of family composition and income; and reduce administrative and subsidy payment errors in accordance with HUD administrative guidance (24 CFR 5.233). This computer matching program also assists HUD in complying with the PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 following federal laws, requirements, and guidance related to identifying and reducing improper payments: 1. Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA) (Pub. L. 111–204); 2. Presidential Memorandum on Enhancing Payment Accuracy Through a ‘‘Do Not Pay List’’ (June 18, 2010); 3. Office of Management and Budget M–10–13, Issuance of Part III to OMB Circular A–123, Appendix C; 4. Presidential Memorandum on Finding and Recapturing Improper Payments (March 10, 2010); 5. Reducing Improper Payments and Eliminating Waste in Federal Programs (Executive Order 13520, November 2009); 6. Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–300); and 7. Office of Management and Budget M–03–13, Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 Implementation Guide. Purpose(s): HUD’s primary objective of the computer matching program is to verify the income of participants in certain rental assistance programs to determine the appropriate level of rental assistance, and to detect, deter and correct fraud, waste, and abuse in rental housing assistance programs. In meeting these objectives, HUD also is carrying out a responsibility under 42 U.S.C. 1437f(K) to ensure that income data provided to PHAs, and O/As, by household members is complete and accurate. HUD’s various rental housing assistance programs require that participants meet certain income and other criteria to be eligible for rental assistance. In addition, tenants generally are required to report and recertify the amounts and sources of their income at least annually. However, under the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA) of 1998, PHAs operating Public Housing programs may offer tenants the option to pay a flat rent, or an income-based rent. Those tenants who select a flat rent will be required to recertify income at least every three years. In addition, the changes to the Admissions and Occupancy final rule (March 29, 2000 (65 FR 16692)) specified that household composition must be recertified annually for tenants who select a flat rent or income-based rent. Other objectives of this computer matching program include: (1) Increasing the availability of rental assistance to individuals who meet the requirements of the rental assistance programs; (2) after removal of personal identifiers, conducting analyses of the Social Security death data and benefit information, and income reporting of E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 26, 2019 / Notices program participants; and (3) measure improper payments due to underreporting of income and/or overpayment of subsidy on behalf of deceased program participants. Categories of Individuals Covered Programs This notice of computer matching program applies to individuals receiving assistance from the following rental assistance programs: A. Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) B. Public Housing C. Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) D. Project-Based Vouchers E. Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation F. Project-Based Section 8 1. New Construction 2. State Agency Financed 3. Substantial Rehabilitation 4. Sections 202/8 5. Rural Housing Services Section 515/8 6. Loan Management Set-Aside (LMSA) 7. Property Disposition Set-Aside (PDSA) G. Section 101 Rent Supplement H. Section 202/162 Project Assistance Contract (PAC) I. Section 202 Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) J. Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) K. Section 236 Rental Assistance Program L. Section 221(d)(3) Below Market Interest Rate (BMIR) jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Note: This notice does not apply to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) or the Rural Housing Services Section 515 without Section 8 programs. Categories of Records: The following are the categories of record in this matching agreement: HUD will provide SSA with the following information for each individual for whom HUD requests information: • First name • Last name • SSN • DOB SSA will provide HUD with the following information for each individual for whom HUD requests information: • The amount of monthly benefits for each recipient of Title II, Title XVI, and Title VIII benefits • SSN match/no match response • In the case of a ‘‘no match’’, the reason for the no match response in the form of an error code. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Mar 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 System(s) of Records: SSA will conduct the matching of tenant SSNs and additional identifiers (surnames and dates of birth) to tenant data that HUD supplies from its systems of records known as the Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS), a component of HUD’s Tenant Housing Assistance and Contract Verification Data System (HUD/H–11), and the Inventory Management System (IMS), formerly known as the Public and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC) (HUD/PIH.01). The notice for these systems was published at 81 FR 56684 on August 22, 2016, and 77 FR 22337 on April 13, 2012, respectively. Program administrators utilize the form HUD– 50058 module within the PIC system and the form HUD–50059 module within the TRACS to provide HUD with the tenant data. SSA will match the tenant records included in HUD/H–11 and HUD/PIH– 4 to their systems of records known as SSA’s Master Files of Social Security Number Holders, and SSN Applications (60–0058), published at 75 FR 82121 on December 29, 2010; Master Beneficiary Record (60–0090), published at 71 FR 1826 on January 11, 2006; and Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits (60– 0103), published at 71 FR 1830 on January 11, 2006. HUD will place the resulting matched data into its Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system (HUD/PIH–5). The notice for this system was initially published at 70 FR 41780 on July 20, 2005, and last amended on September 1, 2009 (74 FR 45235). The tenant records (one record for each family member) include these data elements: Full name, SSN, and date of birth. HUD data will also be matched to the SSA’s Master Files of Social Security Number Holders, and SSN Applications (60–0058) for the purpose of validating SSNs of participants of HUD rental assistance programs to identify noncompliance with program eligibility requirements. HUD will compare tenant SSNs provided by POAs to reveal duplicate SSNs and potential duplicate rental assistance. Dated: March 21, 2019. John Bravacos, Senior Agency Official for Privacy. [FR Doc. 2019–05763 Filed 3–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11323 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Female Fashion Dresses, Jumpsuits, Maxi Skirts and Accountrements, DN 3375; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing pursuant to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov, and will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission has received a complaint and a submission pursuant to § 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of Style Pantry LLC on March 20, 2019. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain female fashion dresses, jumpsuits, maxi skirts and accoutrements. The complaint names as respondents: Amazon.com Inc. of Seattle, WA; Xunyun of China and Jianzhang Liao of China. The E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No: FR-6146-N-01]


Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program

AGENCY: Office of Administration, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of a new matching program.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act 
of 1988, as amended, HUD is providing notice of its intent to execute a 
new computer matching agreement with Social Security Administration for 
a recurring matching program with HUD's Office of Public and Indian 
Housing (PIH) and Office of Housing, involving comparisons of SSN's and 
benefit information provided by participants in any authorized HUD 
rental housing assistance program. HUD will obtain SSA data and make 
the results available to: (1) Program administrators such as public 
housing agencies (PHAs) and private owners and management agents (O/As) 
(collectively referred to as POAs) to enable them to verify the 
accuracy of income reported by the tenants (participants) of HUD rental 
assistance programs and (2) contract administrators (CAs) overseeing 
and monitoring O/A operations as well as independent public auditors 
(IPAs) that audit both PHAs and O/As.
    The most recent renewal of the current matching agreement will 
expire on May 7, 2019.

DATES: The computer matching agreement (CMA) will become applicable at 
the later of the following two dates: May 8, 2019 or 30 days after the 
publication of this notice, unless comments have been received from 
interested members of the public requiring modification and 
republication of the notice. The matching program will continue for 18 
months after the applicable date and may be extended for an additional 
12 months, if the respective agency Data Integrity Boards (DIBs) 
determine that the conditions specified in 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(D) have 
been met.

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ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this notice at www.regulations.gov or to the Rules Docket Clerk, Office 
of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 
Seventh Street, Room 10110, SW, Washington, DC 20410. Communications 
should refer to the above docket number. A copy of each communication 
submitted will be available for public inspection and copying between 
8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays at the above address. Persons with 
hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by 
calling the toll-free Federal Relay service at (800) 877-8339.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Bravacos, Departmental Privacy 
Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 
Street SW, Room 10226, Washington, DC 20410, telephone number (202) 
402-6064. This is not a toll-free number. A telecommunication device 
for hearing- and speech-impaired individuals (TTY) is available at 
(800) 877-8339 (Federal Relay Service).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice supersedes a similar notice 
published in the Federal Register on October 3, 2016, at 81 FR 68026. 
Administrators of HUD rental assistance programs rely upon the accuracy 
of tenant-reported income to determine participant eligibility for and 
level of, rental assistance. The computer matching program may provide 
indicators of potential tenant unreported or under-reported income, 
which will require additional verification to identify inappropriate or 
inaccurate rental assistance and may provide indicators for potential 
administrative or legal actions. The matching program will be carried 
out to detect inappropriate or inaccurate rental assistance under 
sections 221(d)(3), 221(d)(5), and 236 of the National Housing Act, the 
United States Housing Act of 1937, section 101 of the Housing and 
Community Development Act of 1965, section 202 of the Housing Act of 
1959, section 811 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing 
Act, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act 
of 1996, and the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA) of 
1998. On March 11, 2009, Section 239 of HUD's 2009 Appropriations Act 
modified Section 904 of the Stewart B. McKinney Act of 1988, as 
amended, to include the Disaster Housing Assistance program (DHAP) as a 
covered HUD rental assistance program in HUD computer matching 
activities. Specifically, the computer matching program will match 
HUD's tenant data to SSA's death data, Social Security (SS) and 
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits data.
    Participating Agencies: Department of Housing and Urban Development 
and the Social Security Administration.
    Authority for Conducting the Matching Program: This matching 
program is being conducted pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C 
552a); 542(b) of the 1998 Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 105-65); section 
904 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 
1988 (42 U.S.C. 3544); section 165 of the Housing and Community 
Development Act of 1987 (42 U.S.C. 3543); the National Housing Act (12 
U.S.C. 1701-1750g); the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 
1437-1437z); section 101 of the Housing and Community Development Act 
of 1965 (12 U.S.C. 1701s); the Native American Housing Assistance and 
Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.); and the QHWRA 
Act of 1998 (42 U.S.C. 1437a(f)). The Housing and Community Development 
Act of 1987 authorizes HUD to require participants of HUD rental 
housing assistance programs to disclose their social security numbers 
(SSNs) to HUD as a condition of continuing (or initial) eligibility for 
participation in the programs. The QHWRA of 1998, section 508(d), 42 
U.S.C. 1437a(f) authorizes the Secretary of HUD to require disclosure 
by the tenant to the PHA of income information received by the tenant 
from HUD as part of the income verification procedures of HUD. The 
QHWRA was amended by Public Law 106-74, which extended the disclosure 
requirements to participants in section 8, section 202, and section 811 
assistance programs. The participants are required to disclose the HUD-
provided income information to owners responsible for determining the 
participant's eligibility or level of benefits.
    The Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in 
Public and Assisted Housing Programs: Implementation of the Enterprise 
Income Verification (EIV) System--Amendments; Final Rule published at 
74 FR 68924 on December 29, 2009, requires program administrators to 
use HUD's EIV system to verify tenant income information during 
mandatory reexaminations or recertifications of family composition and 
income; and reduce administrative and subsidy payment errors in 
accordance with HUD administrative guidance (24 CFR 5.233).
    This computer matching program also assists HUD in complying with 
the following federal laws, requirements, and guidance related to 
identifying and reducing improper payments:
    1. Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA) 
(Pub. L. 111-204);
    2. Presidential Memorandum on Enhancing Payment Accuracy Through a 
``Do Not Pay List'' (June 18, 2010);
    3. Office of Management and Budget M-10-13, Issuance of Part III to 
OMB Circular A-123, Appendix C;
    4. Presidential Memorandum on Finding and Recapturing Improper 
Payments (March 10, 2010);
    5. Reducing Improper Payments and Eliminating Waste in Federal 
Programs (Executive Order 13520, November 2009);
    6. Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-300); and
    7. Office of Management and Budget M-03-13, Improper Payments 
Information Act of 2002 Implementation Guide.
    Purpose(s): HUD's primary objective of the computer matching 
program is to verify the income of participants in certain rental 
assistance programs to determine the appropriate level of rental 
assistance, and to detect, deter and correct fraud, waste, and abuse in 
rental housing assistance programs. In meeting these objectives, HUD 
also is carrying out a responsibility under 42 U.S.C. 1437f(K) to 
ensure that income data provided to PHAs, and O/As, by household 
members is complete and accurate. HUD's various rental housing 
assistance programs require that participants meet certain income and 
other criteria to be eligible for rental assistance. In addition, 
tenants generally are required to report and recertify the amounts and 
sources of their income at least annually. However, under the Quality 
Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA) of 1998, PHAs operating 
Public Housing programs may offer tenants the option to pay a flat 
rent, or an income-based rent. Those tenants who select a flat rent 
will be required to recertify income at least every three years. In 
addition, the changes to the Admissions and Occupancy final rule (March 
29, 2000 (65 FR 16692)) specified that household composition must be 
recertified annually for tenants who select a flat rent or income-based 
rent.
    Other objectives of this computer matching program include: (1) 
Increasing the availability of rental assistance to individuals who 
meet the requirements of the rental assistance programs; (2) after 
removal of personal identifiers, conducting analyses of the Social 
Security death data and benefit information, and income reporting of

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program participants; and (3) measure improper payments due to under-
reporting of income and/or overpayment of subsidy on behalf of deceased 
program participants.

Categories of Individuals

Covered Programs

    This notice of computer matching program applies to individuals 
receiving assistance from the following rental assistance programs:
A. Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP)
B. Public Housing
C. Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)
D. Project-Based Vouchers
E. Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation
F. Project-Based Section 8
    1. New Construction
    2. State Agency Financed
    3. Substantial Rehabilitation
    4. Sections 202/8
    5. Rural Housing Services Section 515/8
    6. Loan Management Set-Aside (LMSA)
    7. Property Disposition Set-Aside (PDSA)
G. Section 101 Rent Supplement
H. Section 202/162 Project Assistance Contract (PAC)
I. Section 202 Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC)
J. Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC)
K. Section 236 Rental Assistance Program
L. Section 221(d)(3) Below Market Interest Rate (BMIR)

    Note: This notice does not apply to the Low-Income Housing Tax 
Credit (LIHTC) or the Rural Housing Services Section 515 without 
Section 8 programs.

    Categories of Records: The following are the categories of record 
in this matching agreement:
    HUD will provide SSA with the following information for each 
individual for whom HUD requests information:

 First name
 Last name
 SSN
 DOB

    SSA will provide HUD with the following information for each 
individual for whom HUD requests information:

 The amount of monthly benefits for each recipient of Title II, 
Title XVI, and Title VIII benefits
 SSN match/no match response
 In the case of a ``no match'', the reason for the no match 
response in the form of an error code.

    System(s) of Records: SSA will conduct the matching of tenant SSNs 
and additional identifiers (surnames and dates of birth) to tenant data 
that HUD supplies from its systems of records known as the Tenant 
Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS), a component of HUD's 
Tenant Housing Assistance and Contract Verification Data System (HUD/H-
11), and the Inventory Management System (IMS), formerly known as the 
Public and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC) (HUD/PIH.01). The 
notice for these systems was published at 81 FR 56684 on August 22, 
2016, and 77 FR 22337 on April 13, 2012, respectively. Program 
administrators utilize the form HUD-50058 module within the PIC system 
and the form HUD-50059 module within the TRACS to provide HUD with the 
tenant data.
    SSA will match the tenant records included in HUD/H-11 and HUD/PIH-
4 to their systems of records known as SSA's Master Files of Social 
Security Number Holders, and SSN Applications (60-0058), published at 
75 FR 82121 on December 29, 2010; Master Beneficiary Record (60-0090), 
published at 71 FR 1826 on January 11, 2006; and Supplemental Security 
Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits (60-0103), published at 71 
FR 1830 on January 11, 2006. HUD will place the resulting matched data 
into its Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system (HUD/PIH-5). The 
notice for this system was initially published at 70 FR 41780 on July 
20, 2005, and last amended on September 1, 2009 (74 FR 45235). The 
tenant records (one record for each family member) include these data 
elements: Full name, SSN, and date of birth.
    HUD data will also be matched to the SSA's Master Files of Social 
Security Number Holders, and SSN Applications (60-0058) for the purpose 
of validating SSNs of participants of HUD rental assistance programs to 
identify noncompliance with program eligibility requirements. HUD will 
compare tenant SSNs provided by POAs to reveal duplicate SSNs and 
potential duplicate rental assistance.

    Dated: March 21, 2019.
John Bravacos,
Senior Agency Official for Privacy.
[FR Doc. 2019-05763 Filed 3-25-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4210-67-P