[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 51 (Tuesday, March 17, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 13764-13765]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-06021]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Secretary

31 CFR Part 1

RIN 1505-AC37


Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service, Treasury.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the 
Department of the Treasury (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 
Internal Revenue Service Return Preparer Office.

DATES: Effective date: March 17, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Silverman, Management and 
Program Analyst, Privacy, Governmental Liaison and Disclosure, 1111 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20224. Phone: (202) 317-6452 (not 
a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On behalf of the Internal Revenue Service 
Treasury published a system of records notice at 76 FR 70813, November 
15, 2011, establishing a new system of records entitled ``Treasury/IRS 
37.111--Preparer Tax Identification Number Records.''
    Treasury also published a proposed rule at 76 FR 71293, on November 
17, 2011, that would amend 31 CFR 1.36(g)(1)(vii).

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    The proposed rule would exempt the new system of records (Treasury/
IRS 37.111) from certain provisions of the Privacy Act pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 552a(k)(2).
    The proposed rule requested that the public submit comments to the 
Internal Revenue Service, Return Preparer Office, and no comments were 
received. Accordingly, Treasury is hereby giving notice that the system 
of records entitled ``Treasury/IRS 37.111--Preparer Tax Identification 
Number Records'' 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 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), Treasury 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 Treasury from notification, access, and amendment of a 
record. In order to protect the confidentiality of such investigatory 
records Treasury finds that it is in the public interest to make these 
regulations effective upon publication. In addition, interested persons 
have had advance notice of and an opportunity to comment on the 
proposed rule and no comments were received.

List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 1

    Privacy.

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

PART 1--[AMENDED]

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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. 
552a.


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2. In Sec.  1.36, paragraph (g)(1)(vii) is amended by adding an entry 
for ``IRS 37.111'' to the table in numerical order 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) * * *
    (vii) * * *

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                Number                           Name of system
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IRS 37.111...........................  Preparer Tax Identification
                                        Number Records.
 
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    Dated: February 23, 2015.
Helen Goff Foster,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Privacy, Transparency, and Records.
[FR Doc. 2015-06021 Filed 3-16-15; 8:45 am]
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