Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program, 67072-67073 [2021-25685]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 67072 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / Notices Agreement—the Plan of Action to Establish a National Strategy for the Coordination of National Multimodal Healthcare Supply Chains to Respond to COVID–19—was finalized.7 This plan of action established several subcommittees under the Voluntary Agreement, focusing on different transportation categories. The meetings are chaired by the FEMA Administrator’s delegates from the Office of Response and Recovery (ORR) and Office of Policy and Program Analysis (OPPA), attended by the Attorney General’s delegates from the U.S. Department of Justice, and attended by the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission’s delegates. In implementing the Voluntary Agreement, FEMA adheres to all procedural requirements of 50 U.S.C. 4558 and 44 CFR part 332. Meeting Objectives: The objectives of the first, second, and fourth meetings are as follows: 1. Meet the Sub-Committee for Oxygen under the Medical Gases Plan of Action to establish priorities related to the COVID–19 response under the Voluntary Agreement. 2. Gather Sub-Committee Participants and Attendees to ask targeted questions for situational awareness related to the Sub-Committee for Oxygen. 3. Identify potential Objectives and Actions that should be completed under the Sub-Committee for Oxygen. 4. Identify pandemic-related information gaps and areas that merit sharing by holding recurring meetings of the Sub-Committee for Oxygen with key stakeholders. Meeting Objectives: The objectives of the third meeting are as follows: 1. Convene the Sub-Committee to Define Requirements under the previously-established Medical Devices Plan of Action to assess its status related to COVID–19 response under the Voluntary Agreement. 2. Gather Sub-Committee Participants and Attendees to ask targeted questions for situational awareness. 3. Identify pandemic-related supply chain issues, information gaps, and areas for potential additional discussion. 4. Identify potential Objectives and Actions which correspond to SubCommittees. These will be held for further discussion under those SubCommittees. Meetings Closed to the Public: By default, the DPA requires meetings held to implement a voluntary agreement or plan of action be open to the public.8 7 See 8 See 86 FR 57444 (Oct. 15, 2021). 50 U.S.C. 4558(h)(7). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Nov 23, 2021 Jkt 256001 However, attendance may be limited if the Sponsor 9 of the voluntary agreement finds that the matter to be discussed at a meeting falls within the purview of matters described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), such as trade secrets and commercial or financial information. The Sponsor of the Voluntary Agreement, the FEMA Administrator, found that these meetings to implement the Voluntary Agreement involve matters which fall within the purview of matters described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) and the meetings are therefore closed to the public. Specifically, these meetings may require participants to disclose trade secrets or commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential. Disclosure of such information allows for meetings to be closed to the public pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4). The success of the Voluntary Agreement depends wholly on the willing participation of the private sector participants. Failure to close these meetings to the public could reduce active participation by the signatories due to a perceived risk that sensitive company information could be prematurely released to the public. A premature public disclosure of a private sector participant’s information could reduce trust and support for the Voluntary Agreement. A resulting loss of support by the participants for the Voluntary Agreement would significantly frustrate the implementation of the Agency’s objectives. Thus, these meeting closures are permitted pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). Deanne Criswell, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2021–25650 Filed 11–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2021–0036] Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of a re-established matching program. AGENCY: 9 ‘‘[T]he individual designated by the President in subsection (c)(2) [of section 708 of the DPA] to administer the voluntary agreement, or plan of action.’’ 50 U.S.C. 4558(h)(7). PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Act of 1988 and the Computer Matching and 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 re-establishment of a matching program between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). TWC will match against DHS–USCIS data to verify the immigration status of non-U.S. citizens who apply for federal benefits (Benefit Applicants) under Unemployment Compensation (UC) that TWC administers to determine whether Benefit Applicants possess the requisite immigration status to be eligible for the UC it administers. DATES: Please submit comments on or before December 27, 2021. The matching program will be effective on December 27, 2021 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 an additional 12 months if the conditions specified in 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(D) have been met. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS– 2021–0036 by one of the following methods: • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–343–4010. • Mail: Lynn Parker Dupree, Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528–0655. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number DHS–2021–0036. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain additional information about this matching program and the contents of this Computer Matching Agreement between DHS–USCIS and TWC, please view this Computer Matching Agreement at the following website: https://www.dhs.gov/publication/ computer-matching-agreements-andSUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / Notices notices. For general questions about this matching program, contact Jonathan M. Mills, Acting Chief, USCIS SAVE Program at (202) 306–9874. For general privacy questions, please contact Lynn Parker Dupree, (202) 343–1717, Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528–0655. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DHS– USCIS provides this notice in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100–503) and the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Amendments of 1990 (Pub. L. 101–508) (Privacy Act); Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Final Guidance Interpreting the Provisions of Public Law 100–503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, 54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989); and OMB Circular A–108, 81 FR 94424 (December 23, 2016). PARTICIPATING AGENCIES: DHS–USCIS and TWC. AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCHING PROGRAM: Section 121 of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, Public Law 99–603, as amended by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), Public Law 104–193, 110 Stat. 2168 (1996), requires DHS to establish a system for the verification of immigration status of noncitizen applicants for, or recipients of, certain types of benefits as specified within IRCA, and to make this system available to state agencies that administer such benefits. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), Public Law 104–208, 110 Stat. 3009 (1996) grants federal, state or local government agencies seeking to verify or ascertain the citizenship or immigration status of any individual within the jurisdiction of the agency with the authority to request such information from DHS–USCIS for any purpose authorized by law. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES PURPOSE: This Agreement re-stablishes the terms and conditions governing TWC’s access to, and use of, the DHS–USCIS Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program, which provides immigration status information from federal immigration records to authorized users, and to comply with the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (CMPPA). TWC will use SAVE to verify the immigration status of non-U.S. citizens who apply VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Nov 23, 2021 Jkt 256001 for federal benefits (Benefit Applicants) under the Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits program that it administers. TWC will use the information obtained through SAVE to determine whether Benefit Applicants possess the requisite immigration status to be eligible for the UC benefits administered by TWC. This Agreement describes the respective responsibilities of DHS–USCIS and TWC to verify Benefit Applicants’ immigration status while safeguarding against unlawful discrimination and preserving the confidentiality of information received from the other party. The requirements of this Agreement will be carried out by authorized employees and/or contractor personnel of DHS–USCIS and TWC. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS: The individuals about whom DHS– USCIS maintains information, which is contained in its Verification Information System (VIS) database used by the SAVE Program to verify immigration status, that are involved in this matching program include noncitizens (meaning any person as defined in Immigration and Nationality Act section 101(a)(3)), those naturalized, and to the extent those that have applied for Certificates of Citizenship, derived U.S. citizens, on whom DHS–USCIS has a record as an applicant, petitioner, sponsor, or beneficiary. The individuals about whom TWC maintains information that is involved in this matching program include non-citizen Benefit Applicants for, or recipients of, UC administered by TWC. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS: Data elements to be matched between TWC records and DHS–USCIS federal immigration records include the following: Last Name, First Name, Middle Name, Date of Birth, Immigration Numbers (e.g., Alien Registration/USCIS Number, I–94 Number, SEVIS ID Number, Certificate of Naturalization Number, Certificate of Citizenship Number, or Unexpired Foreign Passport Number), and Other Information from Immigration Documentation (for example, Country of Birth, Date of Entry, Employment Authorization Category). Additional Data elements provided to TWC from DHS–USCIS records related to the match may include: Citizenship or Immigration Data (for example, immigration class of admission and/or employment authorization), Sponsorship Data (for example, name, address, and social security number of Form I–864/I–864EZ sponsors and Form I–864A household members, when PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67073 applicable) and Case Verification Number. SYSTEM OF RECORDS: DHS/USCIS–004 Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) System of Records Notice, 85 FR 31798 (May 27, 2020). Lynn Parker Dupree, Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2021–25685 Filed 11–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9L–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0069] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application by Refugee for Waiver of Inadmissibility Grounds U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed extension of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until January 24, 2022. ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0069 in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS– 2006–0042. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal website at https://www.regulations.gov under eDocket ID number USCIS–2006–0042. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, telephone number (240) 721–3000 (This is not a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 24, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket No. DHS-2021-0036]


Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.

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 Act of 1988 and the Computer Matching and 
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 re-establishment of a matching 
program between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Texas Workforce 
Commission (TWC). TWC will match against DHS-USCIS data to verify the 
immigration status of non-U.S. citizens who apply for federal benefits 
(Benefit Applicants) under Unemployment Compensation (UC) that TWC 
administers to determine whether Benefit Applicants possess the 
requisite immigration status to be eligible for the UC it administers.

DATES: Please submit comments on or before December 27, 2021. The 
matching program will be effective on December 27, 2021 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 an 
additional 12 months if the conditions specified in 5 U.S.C. 
552a(o)(2)(D) have been met.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS-
2021-0036 by one of the following methods:
     Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-343-4010.
     Mail: Lynn Parker Dupree, Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy 
Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528-0655.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number DHS-2021-0036. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain additional information about 
this matching program and the contents of this Computer Matching 
Agreement between DHS-USCIS and TWC, please view this Computer Matching 
Agreement at the following website: https://www.dhs.gov/publication/
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notices. For general questions about this matching program, contact 
Jonathan M. Mills, Acting Chief, USCIS SAVE Program at (202) 306-9874. 
For general privacy questions, please contact Lynn Parker Dupree, (202) 
343-1717, Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security, 
Washington, DC 20528-0655.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DHS-USCIS provides this notice in accordance 
with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the 
Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-503) 
and the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Amendments of 1990 
(Pub. L. 101-508) (Privacy Act); Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
Final Guidance Interpreting the Provisions of Public Law 100-503, the 
Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, 54 FR 25818 (June 
19, 1989); and OMB Circular A-108, 81 FR 94424 (December 23, 2016).

PARTICIPATING AGENCIES:
    DHS-USCIS and TWC.

AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCHING PROGRAM:
    Section 121 of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 
1986, Public Law 99-603, as amended by the Personal Responsibility and 
Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), Public Law 104-
193, 110 Stat. 2168 (1996), requires DHS to establish a system for the 
verification of immigration status of noncitizen applicants for, or 
recipients of, certain types of benefits as specified within IRCA, and 
to make this system available to state agencies that administer such 
benefits. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility 
Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), Public Law 104-208, 110 Stat. 3009 (1996) grants 
federal, state or local government agencies seeking to verify or 
ascertain the citizenship or immigration status of any individual 
within the jurisdiction of the agency with the authority to request 
such information from DHS-USCIS for any purpose authorized by law.

PURPOSE:
    This Agreement re-stablishes the terms and conditions governing 
TWC's access to, and use of, the DHS-USCIS Systematic Alien 
Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program, which provides 
immigration status information from federal immigration records to 
authorized users, and to comply with the Computer Matching and Privacy 
Protection Act of 1988 (CMPPA). TWC will use SAVE to verify the 
immigration status of non-U.S. citizens who apply for federal benefits 
(Benefit Applicants) under the Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits 
program that it administers. TWC will use the information obtained 
through SAVE to determine whether Benefit Applicants possess the 
requisite immigration status to be eligible for the UC benefits 
administered by TWC. This Agreement describes the respective 
responsibilities of DHS-USCIS and TWC to verify Benefit Applicants' 
immigration status while safeguarding against unlawful discrimination 
and preserving the confidentiality of information received from the 
other party. The requirements of this Agreement will be carried out by 
authorized employees and/or contractor personnel of DHS-USCIS and TWC.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS:
    The individuals about whom DHS-USCIS maintains information, which 
is contained in its Verification Information System (VIS) database used 
by the SAVE Program to verify immigration status, that are involved in 
this matching program include noncitizens (meaning any person as 
defined in Immigration and Nationality Act section 101(a)(3)), those 
naturalized, and to the extent those that have applied for Certificates 
of Citizenship, derived U.S. citizens, on whom DHS-USCIS has a record 
as an applicant, petitioner, sponsor, or beneficiary. The individuals 
about whom TWC maintains information that is involved in this matching 
program include non-citizen Benefit Applicants for, or recipients of, 
UC administered by TWC.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS:
    Data elements to be matched between TWC records and DHS-USCIS 
federal immigration records include the following: Last Name, First 
Name, Middle Name, Date of Birth, Immigration Numbers (e.g., Alien 
Registration/USCIS Number, I-94 Number, SEVIS ID Number, Certificate of 
Naturalization Number, Certificate of Citizenship Number, or Unexpired 
Foreign Passport Number), and Other Information from Immigration 
Documentation (for example, Country of Birth, Date of Entry, Employment 
Authorization Category). Additional Data elements provided to TWC from 
DHS-USCIS records related to the match may include: Citizenship or 
Immigration Data (for example, immigration class of admission and/or 
employment authorization), Sponsorship Data (for example, name, 
address, and social security number of Form I-864/I-864EZ sponsors and 
Form I-864A household members, when applicable) and Case Verification 
Number.

SYSTEM OF RECORDS:
    DHS/USCIS-004 Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) 
System of Records Notice, 85 FR 31798 (May 27, 2020).

Lynn Parker Dupree,
Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security.
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