DFAS Privacy Act Program, 64022-64023 [2019-25079]

Download as PDF 64022 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2019 / Rules and Regulations information and report it to a Federal agency. As this rule does not contain information collection requirements, a submission to the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) is not required. Regulatory Flexibility Act This rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). The Texas submittal, which is the subject of this rule, is based upon corresponding Federal regulations for which an economic analysis was prepared and certification made that such regulations would not have a significant economic effect upon a substantial number of small entities. In making the determination as to whether this rule would have a significant economic impact, the Department relied upon the data and assumptions for the corresponding Federal regulations. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804(2), the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. Original amendment submission date BILLING CODE 4310–05–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary 32 CFR Part 324 [Docket ID: DOD–2019–OS–0054] RIN 0790–AK70 DFAS Privacy Act Program Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DoD. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule removes DoD’s regulation concerning the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Privacy Program. On April 11, 2019, the Department of Defense published a revised DoD-level Privacy Program rule, which contains the necessary information for an agency-wide privacy program regulation under the Privacy 16:02 Nov 19, 2019 Jkt 250001 This rule does not impose an unfunded mandate on State, local, or Tribal governments, or the private sector of more than $100 million per year. The rule does not have a significant or unique effect on State, local, or Tribal governments or the private sector. This determination is based on an analysis of the corresponding Federal regulations, which were determined not to impose an unfunded mandate. Therefore, a statement containing the information required by the Unfunded Mandates * 11/20/2019 [FR Doc. 2019–25186 Filed 11–19–19; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Date of final publication * * February 7, 2018 ....................................... SUMMARY: This rule: (a) Does not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million; (b) will not cause a major increase in costs or prices for consumers, individual industries, Federal, State, or local government agencies, or geographic regions; and (c) does not have significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of U.S.-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based enterprises. This determination is based on an analysis of the corresponding Federal regulations, which were determined not to constitute a major rule. List of Subjects in 30 CFR Part 943 Intergovernmental relations, Surface mining, Underground mining. Dated: September 9, 2019. Alfred L. Clayborne, Regional Director, Mid-Continent Region. For the reasons set out in the preamble, 30 CFR part 943 is amended as set forth below: PART 943—TEXAS 1. The authority citation for part 943 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq. 2. Section 943.15 is amended in the table by adding an entry for ‘‘16 Texas Administrative Code—Section 12.108, related to permit fees; and Section 12.309, related to self-bonding applications’’ in chronological order by ‘‘Date of final publication’’ to read as follows: ■ § 943.15 Approval of Texas regulatory program amendments. * * * * * Citation/description * * * * 16 Texas Administrative Code—Section 12.108, related to permit fees; and Section 12.309, related to self-bonding applications. Act and now serves as the single Privacy Program rule for the Department. That revised Privacy Program rule also includes all DoD component exemption rules. Therefore, the part concerning the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Privacy Program is now unnecessary and may be removed from the CFR. DATES: This rule is effective on November 20, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Outlaw at 317–212–4591. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DoD now has a single DoD-level Privacy Program rule at 32 CFR part 310 (84 FR 14728) that contains all the codified information required for the Department. The DFAS Privacy Act Program regulation at 32 CFR part 324, last updated on May 22, 1996 (61 FR 25561), is no longer required and can be removed. It has been determined that publication of this CFR part removal for public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public PO 00000 Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) is not required. Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 interest since it is based on the removal of policies and procedures that are now reflected in another CFR part, 32 CFR part 310. This rule is one of 20 separate component Privacy rules. With the finalization of the DoD-level Privacy rule at 32 CFR part 310, the Department eliminated the need for this component Privacy rule, thereby reducing costs to the public as explained in the preamble of the DoD-level Privacy rule published on April 11, 2019, at 84 FR 14728– 14811. This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review.’’ Therefore, E.O. 13771, ‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs’’ does not apply. List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 324 Privacy. PART 324—[REMOVED] Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 32 CFR part 324 is removed. E:\FR\FM\20NOR1.SGM 20NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2019 / Rules and Regulations Dated: November 14, 2019. Shelly E. Finke, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. Authority for Action BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Parts 300 and 679 [Docket No. 191114–0081] RIN 0648–BH94 Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Revisions To Catch Sharing Plan and Domestic Management Measures in Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule implements regulations that require Charter Halibut Permits (CHPs) to be registered annually with NMFS before use. In 2010, NMFS implemented the Charter Halibut Limited Access Program that issued a limited number of CHPs to persons who operate in the guided sport (charter) halibut fishery on the waters of International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Areas 2C and 3A. The annual registration of CHPs is intended to improve the enforcement of CHP transfer limitations and ownership caps, as well as provide additional information to NMFS and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council on any changes in CHP ownership, leasing, and participation. DATES: Effective December 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the Categorical Exclusion and the Regulatory Impact Review (RIR) prepared for this action are available from http://www.regulations.gov or from the NMFS Alaska Region website at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/region/ alaska. Written comments regarding the burden-hour estimates or other aspects of the collection-of-information requirements contained in this rule may be submitted by mail to NMFS Alaska Region, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668, Attn: Glenn Merrill; in person at NMFS Alaska Region, 709 West 9th Street, Room 401, Juneau, AK; by email to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov; or by fax to 202–395– 5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Duncan, 907–586–7228. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Nov 19, 2019 Jkt 250001 Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2019–25079 Filed 11–19–19; 8:45 am] The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) and NMFS manage fishing for Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) through regulations established under authority of the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982 (Halibut Act). The IPHC adopts regulations governing the Pacific halibut fishery under the Convention between the United States and Canada for the Preservation of the Halibut Fishery of the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea (Convention), signed at Ottawa, Ontario, on March 2, 1953, as amended by a Protocol Amending the Convention (signed at Washington, DC, on March 29, 1979). For the United States, regulations developed by the IPHC are subject to acceptance by the Secretary of State with concurrence from the Secretary of Commerce. After acceptance by the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Commerce, NMFS publishes the IPHC regulations in the Federal Register as annual management measures pursuant to 50 CFR 300.62. The Halibut Act, at sections 773c(a) and (b), provides the Secretary of Commerce with general responsibility to carry out the Convention and the Halibut Act. In adopting regulations that may be necessary to carry out the purposes and objectives of the Convention and the Halibut Act, the Secretary of Commerce is directed to consult with the Secretary of the department in which the U.S. Coast Guard is operating, currently the Department of Homeland Security. The Halibut Act, at section 773c(c), also provides the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) with authority to develop regulations, including limited access regulations, that are in addition to, and not in conflict with, approved IPHC regulations. Regulations developed by the Council may be implemented by NMFS only after approval by the Secretary of Commerce. The Council has exercised this authority in the development of subsistence halibut fishery management measures, the Charter Halibut Limited Access Program (CHLAP), and a catch sharing plan and domestic management measures in waters in and off Alaska, codified at 50 CFR 300.61, 300.65, 300.66, and 300.67. The Council also developed the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program for the commercial halibut and sablefish fisheries, codified at 50 CFR part 679, under the authority of section 773 of the Halibut Act and section 303(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 64023 Management of the Halibut Fishery Description of the Action Area This final rule implements regulations for the management of the guided sport halibut fishery in IPHC Regulatory Areas 2C (Southeast Alaska) and 3A (Southcentral Alaska). This preamble uses the term ‘‘Area 2C’’ and ‘‘Area 3A’’ to refer to IPHC Regulatory Areas 2C and 3A, respectively. Summary Background on Management of the Charter Halibut Fishery In addition to this summary, the preamble to the proposed rule for this action (84 FR 38912; August 8, 2019) and Section 3.2 of the RIR provides detail on charter halibut management programs that have been implemented in Areas 2C and 3A. Guided sport fishing in Areas 2C and 3A is currently managed under the CHLAP, which limits the number of operators in the charter fishery. The CHLAP established Federal charter halibut permits (‘‘CHP’’ or ‘‘permit’’) for operators in the charter halibut fisheries in Areas 2C and 3A (75 FR 554, January 5, 2010). Since 2011, all vessel operators in Areas 2C and 3A with charter anglers on board must have an original, valid permit on board during every charter vessel fishing trip on which Pacific halibut are caught and retained. CHPs are endorsed for the appropriate regulatory area and the number of charter anglers that may catch and retain halibut on a trip. NMFS issued both transferable and nontransferable CHPs depending on specific qualifying criteria detailed in the final rule implementing the CHLAP (75 FR 554, January 5, 2010). Transferable CHPs were issued to participants with more extensive participation in the charter halibut fishery during the qualifying period and used to establish a market-based system of access to the halibut charter fishery after the initial allocation of permits. Nontransferable CHPs were authorized as a means to allow a business with relatively low participation during the qualifying period to continue to operate, while reducing the size of the charter fleet over time. Nontransferable CHPs may not be transferred to another individual or business entity, and the permits are invalidated when a permit holder dies, or the business entity that holds the permit dissolves or adds new owners. 50 CFR 300.67(j) describes CHP limitations, including ownership changes. E:\FR\FM\20NOR1.SGM 20NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 20, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 64022-64023]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-25079]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

32 CFR Part 324

[Docket ID: DOD-2019-OS-0054]
RIN 0790-AK70


DFAS Privacy Act Program

AGENCY: Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DoD.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the 
Defense Finance and Accounting Service Privacy Program. On April 11, 
2019, the Department of Defense published a revised DoD-level Privacy 
Program rule, which contains the necessary information for an agency-
wide privacy program regulation under the Privacy Act and now serves as 
the single Privacy Program rule for the Department. That revised 
Privacy Program rule also includes all DoD component exemption rules. 
Therefore, the part concerning the Defense Finance and Accounting 
Service Privacy Program is now unnecessary and may be removed from the 
CFR.

DATES: This rule is effective on November 20, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Outlaw at 317-212-4591.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DoD now has a single DoD-level Privacy 
Program rule at 32 CFR part 310 (84 FR 14728) that contains all the 
codified information required for the Department. The DFAS Privacy Act 
Program regulation at 32 CFR part 324, last updated on May 22, 1996 (61 
FR 25561), is no longer required and can be removed.
    It has been determined that publication of this CFR part removal 
for public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to 
public interest since it is based on the removal of policies and 
procedures that are now reflected in another CFR part, 32 CFR part 310.
    This rule is one of 20 separate component Privacy rules. With the 
finalization of the DoD-level Privacy rule at 32 CFR part 310, the 
Department eliminated the need for this component Privacy rule, thereby 
reducing costs to the public as explained in the preamble of the DoD-
level Privacy rule published on April 11, 2019, at 84 FR 14728-14811.
    This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, 
``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' Therefore, E.O. 13771, ``Reducing 
Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs'' does not apply.

List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 324

    Privacy.

PART 324--[REMOVED]

    Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 32 CFR part 324 is 
removed.


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    Dated: November 14, 2019.
Shelly E. Finke,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2019-25079 Filed 11-19-19; 8:45 am]
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