Federal Register: August 4, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 150)
DOCID: fr04au08-63 FR Doc E8-17793
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
DOCUMENT ACTION: Proposed amendment of existing Privacy Act systems of records.
Privacy Act of 1974; Amendments to Existing Systems of Records
DATES: Comments must be received by September 15, 2008.
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Department of the Interior, is issuing public notice of its intent to amend 2 existing Privacy Act system of records notices to add a new routine use to authorize the disclosure of records to individuals involved in responding to a breach of Federal data.
Privacy Act; Systems of Records,
On May 22, 2007, in a memorandum for the
heads of Executive Departments and Agencies entitled ``Safeguarding
Against and Responding to the Breach of Personally Identifiable
Information,'' the Office of Management and Budget directed agencies to
develop and publish a routine use for disclosure of information in
connection with response and remedial efforts in the event of a data
breach. This routine use will serve to protect the interest of the
individuals whose information is at issue by allowing agencies to take
appropriate steps to facilitate a timely and effective response to the
breach, thereby improving its ability to prevent, minimize or remedy
any harm resulting from a compromise of data maintained in its systems
of records. Accordingly, the Director, Office of Surface Mining, is
proposing to add a new routine use to authorize disclosure to
appropriate agencies, entities, and persons, of information maintained
in the following systems in the event of a data breach. These
amendments will be effective as proposed at the end of the comment
period unless comments are received which would require a contrary
determination. The Department will publish a revised notice if changes are made based upon a review of comments received.
Dated: July 29, 2008.
Acting Chief Information Officer, Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation.
OSM8, ``Employment and Financial Interest StatementsStates and
Other Federal Agencies.'' (Published April 9, 1999, 64 FR 1741217413)
``Blaster CertificationInterior/OSMRE12''. (Published April 9, 1999, 64 FR 17413)
New Routine Use:
Disclosures outside the Department of the Interior may be made:
To appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when: (a) It is suspected or confirmed that the security or
confidentiality of information in the system of records has been compromised; and
(b) The Department has determined that as a result of the suspected or confirmed compromise there is a risk of harm to economic or property interest, identity theft or fraud, or harm to the security or integrity of this system or other systems or programs (whether maintained by the Department or another agency or entity) that rely upon the compromised information; and
(c) The disclosure is made to such agencies, entities and persons who are reasonably necessary to assist in connection with the Department's efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Surface Mining, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20240.