Federal Register: August 25, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 163)
DOCID: fr25au09-106 FR Doc E9-20423
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Minerals Management Service
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 October 5, 2009.
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Minerals Management Service of the Department of the Interior is issuing public notice of its intent to amend 7 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 Minerals Management Service of the
Department of the Interior 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 Minerals Management Service will publish a
revised notice if changes are made based upon a review of comments received.
Dated: July 29. 2009.
Minerals Management Service.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Minerals Management Service Privacy Act Officer, Deborah Kimball, Minerals Management Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 381 Elden St., MS2200, Herndon, VA 20170, or by email to Deborah.Kimball@mms.gov.