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Marine Mammals Management, Marking, Tagging and Reporting Program



INTERIOR/FWS-30

System name: Marine Mammals Management, Marking, Tagging and
      Reporting Program--Interior, FWS-30.

     System location:
       1U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management, 4230
   University Drive, Suite 310, Anchorage, Alaska 99508.
     Categories of individuals covered by the system:
       Alaska Native hunters of polar bear, sea otter, and walrus.
     Categories of records in the system:
       For polar bear certificate: Name and signature of hunter,
   signature of tagger, date, species hide tag number, species skull tag
   number, species skull measurement, tagging location, species age
   class, species sex, species sex identifiers, statistics on other
   bears present, specimens collected, transportation used, days/hours
   hunted, date of kill, location of kill.
       For sea otter certificate: Name and signature of hunter,
   signature of tagger, date, species hide tag number, species skull tag
   number, species skull statistics, tagging location, species age
   class, species sex, species sex identifiers, specimens collected,
   days/hours hunted, date of kill, location of kill.
       For walrus certificate: Name and signature of hunter, signature
   of tagger, tagging location, date, species tag number, species take
   type, date killed or found, location killed or found, species age,
   species sex, species tusk circumference, species tusk length,
   location killed or found.
     Authority for maintenance of the system:
       (1) The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1379).
   (2) 50 CFR part 18, section 109.
   Purpose(s):
       The primary purpose of the records is to monitor the harvest by
   Alaska Natives of polar bear, sea otter, and walrus; to collect
   biological information; and to help control illegal activities in
   take, trade, and transport of marine mammal parts.
     Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including
   categories of users and the purposes of such uses:
       The records are used by wildlife biologists in the U.S. Fish and
   Wildlife Service's Alaska Marine Mammals Management Office and by
   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement agents. The primary
   uses of the records are (1) to determine accountability of individual
   hunters and their actions (i.e. number of animals taken) while
   harvesting marine mammals; (2) to identify hunters that are not
   presenting harvested specified parts for tagging, and (3) to promote
   non-wasteful take. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement
   agents will use the information to identify individuals involved in
   wasteful and illegal commercialization of marine mammal products.
       Disclosures outside the Department of the Interior may be made:
   (1) To the U.S. Department of Justice, or in a proceeding before a
   court or adjudicative body when (a) the United States, the Department
   of the Interior, a component of the Department, or, when represented
   by the government, an employee of the Department is a party to
   litigation or anticipated litigation or has an interest in such
   litigation, and (b) the Department of the Interior determines that
   the disclosure is relevant or necessary to the litigation and is
   compatible with the purpose for which the records were compiled; (2)
   Of information indicating a violation or potential violation of a
   statute, regulation, rule, order or license, to appropriate Federal,
   State, tribal, territorial, local, or foreign agencies responsible
   for investigating or prosecuting the violation or for enforcing or
   implementing the statute, rule, regulation, order or license; (3) To
   a congressional office from the record f an individual in response to
   an inquiry the individual has made to the congressional office.
   Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:
       Disclosure pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12).Disclosures may be
   made from this system to consumer reporting agencies as defined in
   the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. 1681a(f)) or the Federal
   Claims Collection Act of 1966 (31 U.S.C. 3701(a)(3)).
     Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing,
   retaining and disposing of records in the system:
     Storage:
       Maintained in manual and computer database form.
     Retrievability:
       Indexed by name and harvest certificate.
     Safeguards:
       In accordance with 43 CFR 2.51, records are maintained in a
   secured computer database which can be accessed only by those with
   knowledge of the code numbers. Manual forms are maintained in a
   locked file.
     Retention and disposal:
       Retention and disposal of subject records is in accordance with
   the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Records Disposition Schedule and
   standards for electronic records as outlined in 36 CFR part 1228.
     System manager(s) and address:
       Supervisor, Marine Mammals Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
   Service, Marine Mammals Management, 4230 University Drive, Suite 310,
   Anchorage, Alaska 99508.
     Notification procedure:
       A request for notification of the existence of records shall be
   addressed to the System Manager. The request shall be in writing,
   signed by the requester, and comply with the content requirements of
   43 CFR 2.60.
     Record access procedures:
       A request for access to records shall be addressed to the System
   Manager. The request shall be in writing, signed by the requester,
   and comply with the content requirements of 43 CFR 2.63.
     Contesting record procedures:
       A request for amendment of a record shall be addressed to the
   System Manager. The request shall be in writing, signed by the
   requester, and comply with the content requirements of 43 CFR 2.71.
     Record source categories:
       (1) Subject individuals on whom the record is maintained, and (2)
   contractual employees who serve as village taggers.