[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 7 (Wednesday, January 11, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 1632-1633]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-338]



Office of the Secretary

31 CFR Part 1

RIN 1505-AC31

Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation

AGENCY: Departmental Offices, Treasury.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of 
the Treasury gives notice of an amendment to update its Privacy Act 
regulations to add an exemption from certain provisions of the Privacy 
Act for a system of records related to the Office of Civil Rights and 

DATES: Effective date: January 11, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mariam G. Harvey, Department of the 
Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20220, at (202) 
622-0316, (202) 622-0367 (fax), or via electronic mail at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Departmental Offices published a system 
of records notice on September 8, 2011, at 76 FR 55737, establishing a 
new system of records entitled ``Treasury .013--Department of the 
Treasury Civil Rights Complaints and Compliance Review Files.''
    On September 9, 2011, the Department also published, at 76 FR 
55839, a proposed rule that would amend 31 CFR 1.36(g)(1)(i). The 
proposed rule would exempt the new system of records (Treasury .013) 
from certain provisions of the Privacy Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
    The proposed rule requested that the public submit comments to the 
Department of the Treasury, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity and no 
comments were received. Accordingly, the Department is hereby giving 
notice that the system of records entitled ``Treasury .013--Department 
of the Treasury Civil Rights Complaints and Compliance Review Files'' 
is exempt from certain provisions of the Privacy Act, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 552a(k)(2) as set forth in the proposed rule.
    This final rule is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under 
Executive Order 12866.
    Pursuant to the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act 
(RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, it is hereby certified that this rule will not 
have significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. This certification is based on the fact that the final rule 
affects individuals and not

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small entities. The term ``small entity'' is defined to have the same 
meaning as the terms ``small business,'' ``small organization,'' and 
``small governmental jurisdiction,'' as defined in the RFA.
    As authorized by 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Department finds that good 
cause exists for dispensing with the 30-day delay in the effective date 
of this rule. These regulations exempt certain investigative records 
maintained by the Department from notification, access, and amendment 
of a record. In order to protect the confidentiality of such 
investigatory records the Department finds that it is in the public 
interest to make these regulations effective upon publication.

List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 1


    Part 1, Subpart C of title 31 of the Code of Federal Regulations is 
amended as follows:


1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 31 U.S.C. 321. Subpart A also issued 
under 5 U.S.C. 552 as amended. Subpart C also issued under 5 U.S.C. 

2. In Sec.  1.36, redesignate paragraphs (g)(1)(i) through (xiii) as 
(g)(1)(ii) through (xiv), respectively, and add new paragraph (g)(1)(i) 
to read as follows:

Sec.  1.36  Systems exempt in whole or in part from provisions of 5 
U.S.C. 552a and this part.

* * * * *
    (g) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (i) Treasury:

                  Number                             System name
Treasury .013.............................  Department of the Treasury
                                             Civil Rights Complaints and
                                             Compliance Review Files.

* * * * *

    Dated: December 22, 2011.
Melissa Hartman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Privacy, Transparency, and Records.
[FR Doc. 2012-338 Filed 1-10-12; 8:45 am]