Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/States, SVES Files)-Match 6010
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a renewal of an existing computer matching program that SSA is currently conducting with the States.
Applicability of Amendment-Additional Instances Where Civil Monetary Penalties and/or Assessments Can Be Imposed
This document announces that on November 27, 2006, the Commissioner of Social Security (Commissioner) implemented the centralized computer file described in section 202 of the Social Security Protection Act of 2004 (SSPA). Until this centralized computer file was implemented, the portion of the final rules published on May 17, 2006, at 71 FR 28574, relating to the imposition of civil monetary penalties and/or assessments for withholding of information from, or failure to disclose information to, SSA, was not in effect.
Applicability of Amendments-Additional Instances Where Administrative Sanctions Can Be Imposed-Title II and Title XVI
On October 18, 2006, we published final rules in the Federal Register at 71 FR 61403 that made some revisions to 20 CFR 404.459 and 416.1340 to reflect section 201(a) of the Social Security Protection Act of 2004 (SSPA) providing for the imposition of administrative sanctions based on the failure to disclose information to us. Consistent with the effective date provisions enacted by Congress for section 201 of the SSPA, we stated in the preamble to those final rules that those sections of the regulations reflecting section 201 of the SSPA would not be applicable until implementation of the centralized computer file described in section 202 of the SSPA. That centralized computer file has now been fully implemented. Therefore, we are publishing this notice to announce the applicability date of the revisions to 20 CFR 404.459 and 416.1340.