Amendment to Organization and Delegation of Powers and Duties of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, 36455-36456 [2019-15951]

Download as PDF 36455 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 145 Monday, July 29, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. PRIVACY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES OVERSIGHT BOARD 6 CFR Part 1000 [PCLOB Case 2019–001; Docket No. 2019– 0001; Sequence No. 1] RIN 0311–AA05 Amendment to Organization and Delegation of Powers and Duties of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (the Board) revises its Organization and Delegation of powers to reflect the current structure of the agency and set forth greater authority for agency delegations. This revision also reflects the structural flexibility envisioned by our enabling statute. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective: August 28, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Eric Broxmeyer, General Counsel, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, at 202–296–4617 or eric.broxmeyer@pclob.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES I. Background The changes to the organization and delegation of powers and duties reflect changes to the agency’s organization and powers of certain agency officials. Specifically, section 1000.2 provides more detailed definitions for the roles and responsibilities of the Board’s Executive Director and General Counsel. Section 1000.3 presents the Board’s revised organizational structure, which has changed from the time the organizational structure was originally published. Finally, Section 1000.5 provides greater specificity regarding how the Board handles delegations and designations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:51 Jul 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 II. Regulatory Analysis and Notices Administrative Procedure Act This rule is a rule of agency organization, procedure, or practice. The Board publishes it as a final rule in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A). Regulatory Flexibility Act/Executive Order 13272: Small Business The Board certifies that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA), Public Law 104–4, requires each agency to assess the effects of its regulatory actions on state, local, and tribal governments, and the private sector. Agencies must prepare a written statement of economic and regulatory alternatives any time a proposed or final rule imposes a new or additional enforceable duty on any state, local, or tribal government or the private sector that causes those entities to spend, in aggregate, $100 million or more (adjusted for inflation) in any one year (defined in UMRA as a ‘‘federal mandate’’). This rule will not result in any such expenditure, nor will it significantly or uniquely affect small governments. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 This rule is not a major rule as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804. The Board is aware of no monetary effect on the economy that would result from this rulemaking, nor will there be any increase in costs or prices; or any effect on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of United States-based companies to compete with foreignbased companies in domestic and import markets. Executive Order 12866 The Board does not consider this rule to be a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, section 3(f), Regulatory Planning and Review. The Board has reviewed this rule to ensure its consistency with the regulatory philosophy and principles set forth in Executive Order 12866. This rule deals with the structure of the Board and sets forth greater authority for agency delegations and will not impose PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 any costs on the public. The Board has determined that the benefits of this regulation, i.e., providing transparency to the public regarding its current structure and its authority for agency delegations, outweigh any costs. Executive Orders 12372 and 13132: Federalism This regulation will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. The rule will not have federalism implications warranting the application of Executive Orders 12372 and 13132. Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform The Board has reviewed the regulation in light of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988 to eliminate ambiguity, minimize litigation, establish clear legal standards, and reduce burden. Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review The Board has considered this rule in light of Executive Order 13563, dated January 18, 2011, and affirms that this regulation is consistent with the guidance therein. Executive Order 13771: Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs This rule is not expected to be a regulatory action under Executive Order 13771 because this rule is not significant under Executive Order 12866. Paperwork Reduction Act Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget for each collection of information they conduct, sponsor, or require through regulations. This rule does not impose new or revised information collection requirements under the provisions of the PRA. List of Subjects in 6 CFR Part 1000 Administrative practice and procedure; Organization; Functions; Delegations of Authority. E:\FR\FM\29JYR1.SGM 29JYR1 36456 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 145 / Monday, July 29, 2019 / Rules and Regulations Dated: July 23, 2019. Eric Broxmeyer, General Counsel, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Board amends 6 CFR part 1000 as set forth below: PART 1000—ORGANIZATION AND DELEGATION OF POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE PRIVACY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES OVERSIGHT BOARD 1. The authority citation for 6 CFR part 1000 through 1000 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended. 2. Amend § 1000.2 by adding in alphabetical order a definition for ‘‘Executive Director’’ and revising the definition of ‘‘General Counsel’’ to read as follows: ■ § 1000.2 § 1000.5 Definitions. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES * * * * * Executive Director means the individual appointed by the Chairman to act as the Executive Director (or, in the event the Chairman position is vacant, by the Board) to discharge the responsibilities assigned to the Executive Director. General Counsel means the individual appointed by the Chairman to act as the chief legal officer of the Board or, if the General Counsel is absent or unavailable, the Deputy General Counsel, or in the event both positions are vacant, the individual(s) designated by the Chairman (or, in the event the Chairman position is vacant, by the Board) to discharge the responsibilities assigned to the General Counsel. If both the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel are absent and unavailable for a prolonged period of time, the Chairman (or the Board in the event the Chairman position is vacant) may designate any Staff Member who is an active member of the bar of any state, territory, or the District of Columbia to temporarily discharge the responsibilities assigned to the General Counsel until the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel is again available or a successor has been duly appointed. * * * * * ■ 3. Amend § 1000.3 by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows: § 1000.3 Organization. * * * * * (b) The Board’s staff is comprised of the following: (1) Mission staff who assist the Board with its advice, oversight, and other VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:51 Jul 26, 2019 mission functions, as described in 42 U.S.C. 2000ee(d) and 6 CFR 1000.4; and (2) Administrative staff who support the Board’s operations on a variety of administrative matters, such as budget, contracts, information technology and information assurance, and security; and (3) Legal staff who provide the Board and agency employees with legal advice and ethical guidance. ■ 4. Amend § 1000.5 by— ■ a. Revising paragraph (a)(5); ■ b. Adding paragraph (a)(6); ■ c. Revising paragraphs (b)(5) and (6); ■ d. Removing paragraphs (b)(7) through (10); and ■ e. Revising paragraph (c) and paragraphs (d) introductory text and (d)(2). The revisions and addition read as follows: Jkt 247001 Delegations of authority. (a) * * * (5) Formulation and implementation of policies designed to assure the effective administration of the Board’s operations and the efficient operations of the staff. (6) Any authority that is not delegated by the Board in this part, or otherwise vested in officials other than the Board, is reserved to the Board. The Board may reverse delegations at any time, and all delegated authority reverts to the Board upon the termination or expiration of the delegation. (b) * * * (5) Redelegate to one or more Board staff persons those responsibilities to the Executive Director or General Counsel under this part, in the event that either position is unfilled. (6) Authorize any officer or employee of the Board to perform a function vested in, delegated, or otherwise designated to the Chairman. (c) Executive Director. The Executive Director manages the staff and assists with the day-to-day operation of the agency. The Executive Director is delegated authority to— (1) Manage the Board’s missionrelated projects in accordance with the priorities set by the Board; (2) Supervise the Board’s mission staff; and (3) Authorize any officer or employee of the Board to perform a function vested in, delegated, or otherwise designated to the Executive Director. (d) General Counsel. The General Counsel is the Board’s chief legal officer, and serves as the Board’s legal advisor. The General Counsel is delegated authority to— * * * * * PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (2) Certify Board votes and conduct other necessary corporate secretary functions consistent with Board policies and procedures; and * * * * * [FR Doc. 2019–15951 Filed 7–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–B3–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation 7 CFR Part 1409 RIN 0560–AI51 Trade Mitigation Program Commodity Credit Corporation, Agricultural Marketing Service, Food and Nutrition Service, and Farm Service Agency, USDA. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is revising the regulations to implement a Trade Mitigation Program (TMP) for producers of 2019 agricultural commodities that have been significantly impacted by trade actions of foreign governments resulting in the loss of exports. As part of TMP, the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) regulation specifies the eligibility requirements, payment calculations, and application procedures. The details for specific commodities and the relevant application start dates will be announced in applicable notices of funds availability (NOFAs). As part of TMP, the Expanded Domestic Commodity Donation Program (EDCDP) regulation specifies disposition of surplus commodities through outlets not currently used in existing Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) programs, the application process, eligibility, and use of grants or cooperative agreements. The details for specific commodities and conditions will be announced in applicable notices of commodity availability (NOCAs). This rule adds new subparts to the TMP regulation to address the 2019 agricultural commodities. DATES: Effective: July 29, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information related to FSA, contact William L. Beam; telephone: (202) 720– 3175; email: Bill.Beam@usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice). For information related to FNS, contact: Laura Castro; telephone: (703) 305– 2680; email: Laura.Castro@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JYR1.SGM 29JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 145 (Monday, July 29, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-15951]



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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 

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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 145 / Monday, July 29, 2019 / Rules 
and Regulations

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PRIVACY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES OVERSIGHT BOARD

6 CFR Part 1000

[PCLOB Case 2019-001; Docket No. 2019-0001; Sequence No. 1]
RIN 0311-AA05


Amendment to Organization and Delegation of Powers and Duties of 
the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

AGENCY: Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (the Board) 
revises its Organization and Delegation of powers to reflect the 
current structure of the agency and set forth greater authority for 
agency delegations. This revision also reflects the structural 
flexibility envisioned by our enabling statute.

DATES:  Effective: August 28, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Eric Broxmeyer, General Counsel, 
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, at 202-296-4617 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The changes to the organization and delegation of powers and duties 
reflect changes to the agency's organization and powers of certain 
agency officials. Specifically, section 1000.2 provides more detailed 
definitions for the roles and responsibilities of the Board's Executive 
Director and General Counsel. Section 1000.3 presents the Board's 
revised organizational structure, which has changed from the time the 
organizational structure was originally published. Finally, Section 
1000.5 provides greater specificity regarding how the Board handles 
delegations and designations.

II. Regulatory Analysis and Notices

Administrative Procedure Act

    This rule is a rule of agency organization, procedure, or practice. 
The Board publishes it as a final rule in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(A).

Regulatory Flexibility Act/Executive Order 13272: Small Business

    The Board certifies that this rule will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA), Public Law 104-4, 
requires each agency to assess the effects of its regulatory actions on 
state, local, and tribal governments, and the private sector. Agencies 
must prepare a written statement of economic and regulatory 
alternatives any time a proposed or final rule imposes a new or 
additional enforceable duty on any state, local, or tribal government 
or the private sector that causes those entities to spend, in 
aggregate, $100 million or more (adjusted for inflation) in any one 
year (defined in UMRA as a ``federal mandate''). This rule will not 
result in any such expenditure, nor will it significantly or uniquely 
affect small governments.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996

    This rule is not a major rule as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804. The Board 
is aware of no monetary effect on the economy that would result from 
this rulemaking, nor will there be any increase in costs or prices; or 
any effect on competition, employment, investment, productivity, 
innovation, or the ability of United States-based companies to compete 
with foreign-based companies in domestic and import markets.

Executive Order 12866

    The Board does not consider this rule to be a ``significant 
regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866, section 3(f), 
Regulatory Planning and Review. The Board has reviewed this rule to 
ensure its consistency with the regulatory philosophy and principles 
set forth in Executive Order 12866. This rule deals with the structure 
of the Board and sets forth greater authority for agency delegations 
and will not impose any costs on the public. The Board has determined 
that the benefits of this regulation, i.e., providing transparency to 
the public regarding its current structure and its authority for agency 
delegations, outweigh any costs.

Executive Orders 12372 and 13132: Federalism

    This regulation will not have substantial direct effects on the 
States, on the relationship between the national government and the 
States, or the distribution of power and responsibilities among the 
various levels of government. The rule will not have federalism 
implications warranting the application of Executive Orders 12372 and 
13132.

Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform

    The Board has reviewed the regulation in light of sections 3(a) and 
3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988 to eliminate ambiguity, minimize 
litigation, establish clear legal standards, and reduce burden.

Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

    The Board has considered this rule in light of Executive Order 
13563, dated January 18, 2011, and affirms that this regulation is 
consistent with the guidance therein.

Executive Order 13771: Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory 
Costs

    This rule is not expected to be a regulatory action under Executive 
Order 13771 because this rule is not significant under Executive Order 
12866.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq., federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget for each collection of information they conduct, 
sponsor, or require through regulations. This rule does not impose new 
or revised information collection requirements under the provisions of 
the PRA.

List of Subjects in 6 CFR Part 1000

    Administrative practice and procedure; Organization; Functions; 
Delegations of Authority.


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    Dated: July 23, 2019.
Eric Broxmeyer,
General Counsel, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Board amends 6 CFR 
part 1000 as set forth below:

PART 1000--ORGANIZATION AND DELEGATION OF POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE 
PRIVACY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES OVERSIGHT BOARD

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1. The authority citation for 6 CFR part 1000 through 1000 continues to 
read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 552, as amended.


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2. Amend Sec.  1000.2 by adding in alphabetical order a definition for 
``Executive Director'' and revising the definition of ``General 
Counsel'' to read as follows:


Sec.  1000.2  Definitions.

* * * * *
    Executive Director means the individual appointed by the Chairman 
to act as the Executive Director (or, in the event the Chairman 
position is vacant, by the Board) to discharge the responsibilities 
assigned to the Executive Director.
    General Counsel means the individual appointed by the Chairman to 
act as the chief legal officer of the Board or, if the General Counsel 
is absent or unavailable, the Deputy General Counsel, or in the event 
both positions are vacant, the individual(s) designated by the Chairman 
(or, in the event the Chairman position is vacant, by the Board) to 
discharge the responsibilities assigned to the General Counsel. If both 
the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel are absent and 
unavailable for a prolonged period of time, the Chairman (or the Board 
in the event the Chairman position is vacant) may designate any Staff 
Member who is an active member of the bar of any state, territory, or 
the District of Columbia to temporarily discharge the responsibilities 
assigned to the General Counsel until the General Counsel or Deputy 
General Counsel is again available or a successor has been duly 
appointed.
* * * * *

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3. Amend Sec.  1000.3 by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  1000.3  Organization.

* * * * *
    (b) The Board's staff is comprised of the following:
    (1) Mission staff who assist the Board with its advice, oversight, 
and other mission functions, as described in 42 U.S.C. 2000ee(d) and 6 
CFR 1000.4; and
    (2) Administrative staff who support the Board's operations on a 
variety of administrative matters, such as budget, contracts, 
information technology and information assurance, and security; and
    (3) Legal staff who provide the Board and agency employees with 
legal advice and ethical guidance.

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4. Amend Sec.  1000.5 by--
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a. Revising paragraph (a)(5);
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b. Adding paragraph (a)(6);
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c. Revising paragraphs (b)(5) and (6);
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d. Removing paragraphs (b)(7) through (10); and
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e. Revising paragraph (c) and paragraphs (d) introductory text and 
(d)(2).
    The revisions and addition read as follows:


Sec.  1000.5  Delegations of authority.

    (a) * * *
    (5) Formulation and implementation of policies designed to assure 
the effective administration of the Board's operations and the 
efficient operations of the staff.
    (6) Any authority that is not delegated by the Board in this part, 
or otherwise vested in officials other than the Board, is reserved to 
the Board. The Board may reverse delegations at any time, and all 
delegated authority reverts to the Board upon the termination or 
expiration of the delegation.
    (b) * * *
    (5) Redelegate to one or more Board staff persons those 
responsibilities to the Executive Director or General Counsel under 
this part, in the event that either position is unfilled.
    (6) Authorize any officer or employee of the Board to perform a 
function vested in, delegated, or otherwise designated to the Chairman.
    (c) Executive Director. The Executive Director manages the staff 
and assists with the day-to-day operation of the agency. The Executive 
Director is delegated authority to--
    (1) Manage the Board's mission-related projects in accordance with 
the priorities set by the Board;
    (2) Supervise the Board's mission staff; and
    (3) Authorize any officer or employee of the Board to perform a 
function vested in, delegated, or otherwise designated to the Executive 
Director.
    (d) General Counsel. The General Counsel is the Board's chief legal 
officer, and serves as the Board's legal advisor. The General Counsel 
is delegated authority to--
* * * * *
    (2) Certify Board votes and conduct other necessary corporate 
secretary functions consistent with Board policies and procedures; and
* * * * *
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