#.. INTERIOR/SOL-1

   #....System name: Litigation, Appeal and Case Files--Interior Office
      of the Solicitor-1.

     System location: (1) Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of
   the Interior, 18th and C Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20240. (2) All
   Regional and Field Offices of the Office of the Solicitor. (See
   Appendix for addresses.)
     Categories of individuals covered by the system: Individuals
   involved in litigation with the United States, or the Department of
   the Interior, officials or constituent units thereof; individuals
   involved in administrative proceedings before the Department, to
   which the Department is a party or in which it has an interest;
   individuals suspected of violations of criminal and civil statutes or
   regulations or orders the violation of which carries criminal
   penalties; individuals who have applied to the Department for
   permits, grants or loans; individuals who have appealed to the Office
   of the Solicitor from the decisions of other constituent units of the
   Department; individuals involved in negotiations, claims or disputes
   with the Department; individuals for whom the Department has
   performed legal services.
     Categories of records in the system: Investigatory reports,
   opinions and memoranda of law, pleadings, motions, depositions,
   rulings, and other records necessary to the provisions of legal
   services.
     Authority for maintenance of the system: 43 U.S.C. 1455.
     Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including
   categories of users and the purposes of such uses: The primary uses
   of the records are to provide legal services to the Department of the
   Interior. Disclosures outside the Department of the Interior may be
   made (1) to another Federal agency or a State or local government
   having a subject matter interest in the records; (2) to an individual
   or entity aligned with the United States or the Department of the
   Interior or any official or constituent unit thereof as a plaintiff,
   petitioner, defendant or respondent in any judicial or administrative
   proceedings; (3) to a court, magistrate or administrative tribunal in
   the course of presenting evidence thereto, or to opposing counsel in
   the course of settlement negotiations; (4) to the U.S. Department of
   Justice when related to litigation or anticipated litigation; (5) of
   information indicating a violation or potential violation of a
   statute, regulation, rule, order or license, to appropriate Federal,
   State, local or foreign agencies responsible for investigating or
   prosecuting the violation or for enforcing or implementing the
   statute, rule, regulation, order or license.
     Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing,
   retaining, and disposing of records in the system:
     Storage: Maintained in manual form in file folders.
     Retrievability: By case or individual name.
     Safeguards: Maintained with safeguards meeting the requirement of
   43 CFR 2.51 for manual records.
     Retention and disposal: Subject to approved disposal schedule.
     System manager(s) and address: Director of Administration, Office
   of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior, 18th and C
   Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20240.
     Notification procedure: Inquiries regarding the existence of
   records shall be addressed to the System Manager or, with respect to
   the office for which he is responsible, a Regional or Field
   Solicitor. A written, signed request stating that the requester seeks
   information concerning records pertaining to him is required. See 43
   CFR 2.60.
     Record access procedures: A request for access shall be addressed
   to the System Manager or, with respect to the office for which he is
   responsible, a Regional or Field Solicitor. The request must be in
   writing and be signed by the requester. The request must meet the
   content requirements of 43 CFR 2.63.
     Contesting record procedures: A petition for amendment shall be
   addressed to the System Manager and must meet the content
   requirements of 43 CFR 2.71.
     Record source categories: Individuals listed above under
   ``Categories of individuals covered by the system'', bureaus and
   offices of the Department, other Federal agencies, courts,
   administrative tribunals.
     Systems exempted from certain provisions of the act: (1) The
   Privacy Act does not entitle an individual to access to information
   compiled in anticipation of a civil action or proceeding. (2) Under
   the specific exemption authority provided by 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2), the
   Department of the Interior has adopted a regulation, 43 CFR 2.79(b),
   which exempts this system (to the extent that it consists of
   investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes) from
   the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a(c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4) (G), (H)
   and (I) and (f) and portions of 43 CFR, part 2, subpart C which
   implement these provisions. The reasons for adoption of this
   regulation are set out at 40 FR 37217 (August 26, 1975).