[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 220 (Friday, November 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68292-68295]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27033]



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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Notice To Amend an Existing 
System of Records

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of amendment to an existing system of records.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as 
amended, the Department of the Interior is issuing a public notice of 
its intent to amend the Bureau of Indian Affairs Privacy Act system of 
records titled, Trust Asset and Accounting Management System--Interior, 
BIA-04. The amendment would update the system location, categories of 
individuals covered, categories of records, authority for maintenance, 
storage, safeguards, retention and disposal, system manager and 
address, notification procedures, records access and contesting 
procedures, records source categories. It would also update the routine 
uses to include activities related to land consolidation of 
fractionated lands. The system provides the Bureau of Indian Affairs 
and tribal users access to trust asset data and trust asset management 
tools to create, modify, and maintain records relating to land 
ownership, contracts and leases, and beneficial owners.

DATES: Comments must be received by December 24, 2014. The amendments 
to the system will be effective December 24, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Any person interested in commenting on this notice may do so 
by: Submitting comments in writing to Scott Christenson, Indian Affairs 
Acting Privacy Act Officer, 5600 American Boulevard West, Ste. 500, 
Bloomington, Minnesota 55437; hand-delivering comments to Scott 
Christenson, Indian Affairs Acting Privacy Act Officer, 5600 American 
Boulevard West, Ste. 500, Bloomington, Minnesota 55437; or emailing 
comments to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deputy Bureau Director, Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, 1849 C Street NW., MS-4620-MIB, Washington, DC 20240, or by 
telephone at 202-208-5831.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Indian Affairs 
(BIA), maintains the ``Trust Asset and Accounting Management System--
Interior, BIA-04,'' system of records. The purpose of this system is to 
provide BIA and Tribal users access to trust asset data and trust asset 
management tools to create, modify, and maintain records relating to 
land ownership, contracts and leases, and beneficial owners. The 
amendments to the system will include updating the system location, 
categories of individuals covered by the system, categories of records 
in the system, authority for maintenance of the system, storage, 
safeguards, retention and disposal, system manager and address, 
notification procedures, records access and contesting procedures, 
records source categories, and updating the routine uses to include 
activities related to land consolidation of fractionated lands. This 
system notice was last published in the Federal Register on February 
27, 2007, 72 FR 8772-8776.
    The amendments to the system will be effective as proposed at the 
end of the comment period (the comment period will end 40 days after 
the publication of this notice in the Federal Register), unless 
comments are received which would require a contrary determination. DOI 
will publish a revised notice if changes are made based upon a review 
of the comments received.

II. Privacy Act

    The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), embodies fair 
information practice principles in a statutory framework governing the 
means by which Federal Agencies collect, maintain, use, and disseminate 
individuals' personal information. The Privacy Act applies to records 
about individuals that are maintained in a ``system of records.'' A 
``system of records'' is a group of any records under the control of an 
agency for which information is retrieved by the name of an individual 
or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular 
assigned to the individual. In the Privacy Act, an individual is 
defined as a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. As a matter of 
policy, DOI extends administrative Privacy Act protections to all 
individuals. Individuals may request access to their own records that 
are maintained in a system of records in the possession or under the 
control of DOI by complying with DOI Privacy Act regulations, 43 CFR 
part 2.
    The Privacy Act requires each agency to publish in the Federal 
Register a description denoting the type and character of each system 
of records that the agency maintains, the routine uses that are 
contained in each system in order to make agency record keeping 
practices transparent, to notify individuals regarding the uses of 
their records, and to assist individuals to more easily find such 
records within the agency. Below is the description of the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, Trust Asset and Accounting Management System--Interior, 
BIA-04, system of records.
    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), DOI has provided a report of 
this system of records to the Office of Management and Budget and to 
Congress.

III. Public Disclosure

    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Dated: November 10, 2014.
Teri Barnett,
DOI Privacy Act Officer.
SYSTEM NAME:
    Trust Asset and Accounting Management System--Interior, BIA-04.

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION:
    Unclassified.

SYSTEM LOCATION:
    Records are maintained in office systems and databases at the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services, U.S. Department of 
the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240; other DOI 
program offices; BIA regional and field locations; and at DOI 
contractor facilities.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
    Individuals, non-Indians and Indians, and Indian tribal entities 
who are owners of land held in trust or restricted status by the 
Federal Government.
    Individuals, non-Indians and Indian, Indian tribal entities, 
private businesses and financial institutions that have a permit, 
lease, contract, right-of-way, or other legal instrument approved by 
the Secretary of the Interior that allows them to use trust or 
restricted land, or to extract resources from the trust or restricted 
land.

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    This system may also contain information regarding DOI and BIA 
employees and officials who are acting in their official capacity to 
administer program activities, or who are involved in land title and 
resource management functions.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
    Records in this system include: (a) A legal land description, 
current ownership, probate and history of Indian trust lands, including 
title and beneficial ownership, and resources management, 
classification for all land held in trust or restricted status by the 
Federal Government for the benefit of Indian tribes and individual 
Indians; (b) any encumbrances against the title to land; (c) name, 
address, BIA identification number, phone number, information about 
parents of landowners for identification purposes, and Social Security 
number for each Indian or non-Indian land owner; (d) name, address, 
phone number and Federal tax identification number of each person or 
entity who has a permit, lease, contract, right-of-way, or other legal 
instrument approved by the Secretary of the Interior that allows such 
entity to use the trust or restricted land, or to extract renewable or 
non-renewable resources from such land; (e) name, address, phone number 
and Federal taxpayer identification number of any company that has a 
permit, lease, contract, right-of-way or other legal instrument 
approved by the Secretary of the Interior that allows such company to 
use the trust or restricted land or to extract renewable or 
nonrenewable resources from such land; (f) the term of the permit, 
lease, contract, right-of-way or other legal instrument; (g) records 
concerning individuals which have arisen as a result of that 
individual's receipt of overpayment(s) relative to land disposal, 
leases, sales and rentals; (h) the trust income collected and 
distributed for such permit, lease, contract, right-of-way or other 
legal instrument; and (i) official correspondence, appraisals, maps, 
purchase offers, and other documents related to land consolidation 
efforts or other program activities that may include name, address, 
email address, phone number, age, date of birth, Social Security 
number, Tribal enrollment number, BIA identification number, land 
ownership interests in restricted or fractioned lands, and other 
information related to these program activities.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
    25 CFR Part 150, Land records and title documents; 25 CFR Part 151, 
Land Acquisitions; 25 CFR Part 152, Issuance of patents in fee, 
certificates of competency, removal of restrictions, and sale of 
certain Indian lands; 25 U.S.C. 311 (The Act of March 3, 1901), 31 
Stat. 1084, Public Law 56-382; 25 U.S.C. 393 (The Act of March 3, 
1921), 41 Stat. 1232, Public Law. 66-359; 25 U.S.C. 2201 et. seq. 
(Indian Land Consolidation Act), 96 Stat. 2515, Public Law 97-459; 98 
Stat. 3171, Public Law 98-608, Public Law 102-238; 25 U.S.C. 415 as 
amended by P.L. 112-151 (HEARTH Act of 2012); 43 U.S.C. 1601 (The 
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act), 106 Stat. 2112-2125, Public Law 
92-203; 25 U.S.C. 406 and 407 (The Act of June 25, 1910): 36 Stat. 857; 
61-313, 78 Stat. 186-187; 25 U.S.C. 413 (The Act of February 14, 1920), 
41 Stat. 415; 47 Stat. 1417; and 25 U.S.C. 2106 (Indian Mineral 
Development Act of 1982): 86 Stat. 1940, Public Law 97-382.

ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES 
OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
    TAAMS is the system of record for title and land resource 
management of Indian Trust and Restricted Land within the Department of 
the Interior (DOI) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). TAAMS 
provides DOI and Tribal users access to trust asset data and trust 
asset management tools to create, modify and maintain records for land 
ownership, contracts, leases, and beneficial owners. TAAMS 
functionalities include title, leasing, accounting and reporting 
modules to maintain and track land title documents, contracts, right of 
way, revenue distributions, invoicing, collections, acquisitions, legal 
details relating to land transactions, receipt and distribution of 
trust funds, title status, owner inventory, chain of title, and oil and 
gas royalty distributions. TAAMS also supports DOI land consolidation 
activities, and provides an interface to Trust Funds Accounting System 
(TFAS), an accounting system used to meet DOI's fiduciary trust 
responsibilities to manage the receipt, investment, and disbursement of 
monies held in trust for individual Indians, Alaskan Natives, and 
Tribes.
    In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 
552a(b) of the Privacy Act, all or a portion of the records or 
information contained in this system may be disclosed outside DOI as a 
routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:
    (1)(a) To any of the following entities or individuals, when the 
circumstances set forth in paragraph (b) are met:
    (i) The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ);
    (ii) A court or an adjudicative or other administrative body;
    (iii) A party in litigation before a court or an adjudicative or 
other administrative body; or
    (iv) Any DOI employee acting in his or her individual capacity if 
DOI or DOJ has agreed to represent that employee or pay for private 
representation of the employee;
    (b) When:
    (i) One of the following is a party to the proceeding or has an 
interest in the proceeding:
    (A) DOI or any component of DOI;
    (B) Any other Federal agency appearing before the Office of 
Hearings and Appeals;
    (C) Any DOI employee acting in his or her official capacity;
    (D) Any DOI employee acting in his or her individual capacity if 
DOI or DOJ has agreed to represent that employee or pay for private 
representation of the employee;
    (E) The United States, when DOJ determines that DOI is likely to be 
affected by the proceeding; and
    (ii) DOI deems the disclosure to be:
    (A) Relevant and necessary to the proceeding; and
    (B) Compatible with the purpose for which the records were 
compiled.
    (2) To a congressional office in response to a written inquiry that 
an individual covered by the system, or the heir of such individual if 
the covered individual is deceased, has made to the office.
    (3) To any criminal, civil, or regulatory law enforcement authority 
(whether Federal, state, territorial, local, tribal or foreign) when a 
record, either alone or in conjunction with other information, 
indicates a violation or potential violation of law--criminal, civil, 
or regulatory in nature, and the disclosure is compatible with the 
purpose for which the records were compiled.
    (4) To an official of another Federal agency to provide information 
needed in the performance of official duties related to reconciling or 
reconstructing data files or to enable that agency to respond to an 
inquiry by the individual to whom the record pertains.
    (5) To Federal, state, territorial, local, tribal, or foreign 
agencies that have requested information relevant or necessary to the 
hiring, firing or retention of an employee or contractor, or the 
issuance of a security clearance, license, contract, grant or other 
benefit, when the disclosure is compatible with the purpose for which 
the records were compiled.
    (6) To representatives of the National Archives and Records 
Administration to

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conduct records management inspections under the authority of 44 U.S.C. 
2904 and 2906.
    (7) To state, territorial and local governments, and tribal 
organizations to provide information needed in response to court order 
and/or discovery purposes related to litigation, when the disclosure is 
compatible with the purpose for which the records were compiled.
    (8) To an expert, consultant, or contractor (including employees of 
the contractor) of DOI that performs services requiring access to these 
records on DOI's behalf to carry out the purposes of the system.
    (9) 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.
    (10) To the Office of Management and Budget during the coordination 
and clearance process in connection with legislative affairs as 
mandated by OMB Circular A-19.
    (11) To the Department of the Treasury to recover debts owed to the 
United States.
    (12) To the news media and the public, with the approval of the 
Public Affairs Officer in consultation with Counsel and the Senior 
Agency Official for Privacy, where there exists a legitimate public 
interest in the disclosure of the information, except to the extent it 
is determined that release of the specific information in the context 
of a particular case would constitute an unwarranted invasion of 
personal privacy.
    (13) To a consumer reporting agency if the disclosure requirements 
of the Debt Collection Act, as outlined at 31 U.S.C. 3711(e) (1), have 
been met.
    (14) To any of the following entities or individuals, when the 
entity or individual makes a written request for names or mailing 
addresses of owners of any interest in trust or restricted lands, and 
information on the location of the parcel and the percentage of 
undivided interest owned by each individual:
    (i) Other owners of interests in trust or restricted lands within 
the same reservation;
    (ii) The tribe that exercises jurisdiction over the land where the 
parcel is located or any person who is eligible for membership in that 
tribe; and
    (iii) Any person that is leasing, using, or consolidating, or is 
applying to lease, use, or consolidate, such trust or restricted land 
or the interest in trust or restricted lands.
    (15) To Indian tribes entering into a contract or compacts of real 
estate or title functions under the Indian Self-Determination and 
Education Assistance Act, as amended.
    (16) To Indian tribes (including tribal employees) that (1) 
operate, or are eligible to operate, land consolidation activities on 
behalf of the Department of the Interior (DOI), (2) agree to non-
disclosure, and (3) submit a request in writing, upon a determination 
by the Department that such activities shall occur on the tribe's 
reservation and when the information relates to owners of fractionated 
land. Information disclosed may include but not be limited to the 
following:
    (a) Contact information;
    (b) Relevant personal characteristics of the owner, including age, 
tribal membership, and whether alive or deceased;
    (c) Details regarding the type of ownership, such as the type of 
interest and whether the interest is purchasable; and
    (d) Status information on or about transactions, such as whether an 
offer has been sent, accepted or rejected, and whether the owner is a 
willing seller.

DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES:
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12), disclosures may be made to a 
consumer reporting agency as defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act 
(15 U.S.C. 1681a(f)) or the Federal Claims Collection Act of 1996 (31 
U.S.C. 3701(a)(3)).

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING 
AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
STORAGE:
    Paper records are maintained in file folders stored in file 
cabinets, and electronic records are maintained in password-protected 
systems, removable drives, computer servers, email and databases, and 
on media such as magnetic disk, diskette, compact discs and computer 
tapes.

RETRIEVABILITY:
    Records are retrieved using either: (a) An identifier linked to a 
parcel; (b) an identifier for a property interest owner, such as name, 
Social Security number, tribe, tribal enrollment number, or census 
number; or (c) identifiers linked to encumbrances on ownership such as 
mortgages and rights-of-way.

SAFEGUARDS:
    Records are maintained in accordance with 43 CFR 2.226 and other 
applicable security and privacy policies and standards. Access to 
records is provided on a need-to-know basis only. During working hours, 
paper records are maintained in locked file cabinets under the control 
of authorized personnel.
    Electronic records are safeguarded by permissions set to 
``Authenticated Users'' which requires password login. The computer 
servers in which records are stored are located at a secured Department 
of the Interior and contractor facilities. Access to servers is granted 
to authorized personnel with the requisite security clearance and is 
based on business necessity in the performance of official duties. The 
Security Plan addresses the Department's Privacy Act safeguard 
requirements for Privacy Act systems at 43 CFR 2.226. A Privacy Impact 
Assessment was conducted to ensure that Privacy Act safeguard 
requirements are met. The assessment verified that appropriate controls 
and safeguards are in place. Personnel authorized to access the system 
must complete all Security, Privacy, and Records Management training 
and sign the Rules of Behavior.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
    Paper records are covered by Indian Affairs Records Schedule 
records series, 4600, and have been scheduled as permanent records 
under National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Job No. N1-
075-06-7, approved March 23, 2006 and NARA Job No. N1-075-04-4, 
approved November 21, 2003. Records are maintained for a maximum of 5 
years or when no longer needed for current business operations and then 
retired to the American Indian Records Repository, which is a Federal 
Records Center. In accordance with the Indian Affairs Records Schedule, 
the subsequent legal transfer of records to the National Archives of 
the United States will be as jointly agreed to between the United 
States Department of the Interior and the NARA.
    Electronic records in this system are covered by Indian Affairs 
Records Schedules records series 2200-TAAMS, and have been scheduled as 
permanent

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records under NARA Job No. N1-075-09-8, approved on February 13, 2013. 
Records are maintained for a maximum of 2 years or when no longer 
needed for current business operations and then retired to the American 
Indian Records Repository.

SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS:
    Deputy Bureau Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust 
Services, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., MS 4620-
MIB, Washington, DC 20240.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES:
    An individual requesting notification of the existence of records 
on himself or herself should send a signed, written inquiry to the 
System Manager at the address identified above. To ensure proper 
handling of your request, the request envelope and letter should both 
be clearly marked ``PRIVACY ACT INQUIRY.'' A request for notification 
must meet the requirements of 43 CFR 2.235 and include the following 
information:
    (a) Proof of your identity;
    (b) List of all of the names by which you have been known, such as 
maiden name or alias;
    (c) Your Social Security number;
    (d) Mailing address;
    (e) Tribe, tribal enrollment or census number;
    (f) BIA home agency; and
    (g) Time period(s) that records belonging to you may have been 
created or maintained, to the extent known by you.

RECORDS ACCESS PROCEDURES:
    An individual requesting records on himself or herself should send 
a signed, written inquiry to the System Manager at the address 
identified above. To ensure proper handling of your request, the 
request envelope and letter should both be clearly marked ``PRIVACY ACT 
REQUEST FOR ACCESS.'' A request for access must meet the requirements 
of 43 CFR 2.238 and include the following information:
    (a) Proof of your identity;
    (b) List of all of the names by which you have been known, such as 
maiden name or alias;
    (c) Your Social Security number;
    (d) Mailing address;
    (e) Tribe, tribal enrollment or census number;
    (f) BIA home agency; and
    (g) Time period(s) that records belonging to you may have been 
created or maintained, to the extent known by you.
    Your request should specify whether you are seeking all of the 
records about you that may be maintained by the system, or only a 
specific portion of them. If you are only seeking a portion of them, 
you should describe those records you are seeking with sufficient 
detail to enable the records to be located with a reasonable amount of 
effort.

CONTESTING RECORDS PROCEDURES:
    An individual requesting corrections or the removal of material 
from his or her records should send a signed, written inquiry to the 
System Manager at the address identified above. To ensure proper 
handling of your request, the request envelope and letter should both 
be clearly marked ``PRIVACY ACT REQUEST FOR AMENDMENT.'' A request for 
access must meet the requirements of 43 CFR 2.246 and include the 
following information:
    (a) Proof of your identity;
    (b) List of all of the names by which you have been known, such as 
maiden name or alias;
    (c) Your Social Security number;
    (d) Mailing address;
    (e) Tribe, tribal enrollment or census number;
    (f) BIA home agency; and
    (g) Time period(s) that records belonging to you may have been 
created or maintained, to the extent known by you.
    Before you make such a request, you must have requested access to 
your records and have either inspected them or obtained copies of them 
as described above. You must also identify which record or portion 
thereof you are contesting, indicate why you believe that it is not 
accurate, relevant, timely, or complete, and provide a copy of any 
documents in your possession that support your claim with your letter. 
You may also propose specific language to implement the changes sought.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
    Records in the system are obtained from: (a) DOI Bureaus and 
Offices including Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of the Special 
Trustee for American Indians, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, 
Bureau of Land Management, Office of Hearings and Appeals, and other 
Bureaus and Office programs; (b) other Federal, state and local 
agencies; (c) Tribal offices if the title or realty function is 
contracted or compacted under the Indian Self Determination and 
Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638; (d) Courts of competent 
jurisdiction, including tribal courts; (e) private, financial and 
business institutions, and entities; and (f) correspondents, 
participants, beneficiaries, land owners, and members of the public.

EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
    None.

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