72 FR 67956 (December 3, 2007); Modification published 73 FR 17376 (April 1, 2008) and 86 FR 50156 (September 7, 2021)
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended; Notice of Proposed Addition of a New System of Records
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is issuing public notice of its intent to add a new electronic Bureau-wide system of records, the Wild Horse and Burro Program System (WHBPS). This system supports the management of the Wild Horse and Burro (WHB) program and will contain data covered by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552A). The WHBPS is a centrally hosted Web-based application that is only accessible by authorized government users through the BLM intranet for the purpose of administering the WHB program. This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records systems maintained by the agency (5 U.S. C. 552a(e)(4)).
DATES: Effective Date: 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(11) requires that the public be provided a 30-day period in which to comment on the agency's intended use of the information in the system of records. The Office of Management and Budget, in its Circular A-130, requires an additional 10-day period (for a total of 40 days) in which to make these comments. Any persons interested in commenting on this proposed system of records may do so by submitting comments in writing to the Bureau of Land Management Privacy Act Officer, Information Resources Management Governance Division, Department of the Interior, WO560/725 LS, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240. Comments received within 40 days of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register will be considered. The system will be effective as proposed at the end of the comment period unless comments are received which would require a contrary determination.
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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.
ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Bureau of Land Management Privacy Act Officer, Information Resources Management Governance Division, Department of the Interior, WO560/725 LS, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240. Hand deliver comments to the Information Resources Management Policy Group, Room 725, 1620 L Street, NW., Washington, DC. Comments may be submitted by e-mail to Ms. Laura F. Bell, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Glenn, Group Manager, Wild Horse and Burro Program, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 18th and C Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20240.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM is proposing to add a new system of records, the Wild Horse and Burro Program System (WHBPS), to support management of the Wild Horse and Burro (WHB) program. This system will replace the legacy Wild Horse and Burro Information System (WHBIS) as the WHBIS is no longer technologically supported. The WHBPS is a centrally hosted web-based application that is only accessible by authorized government users through the BLM intranet. The new system covers the full range of activities related to management of wild horses and burros. As a part of managing those activities, the WHBPS will contain information on adopters and buyers of wild horses or burros and information on government employees, contractors, volunteers and service providers supporting WHB program activities.
A copy of the system notice for the “Wild Horse and Burro Program System, (WHBPS)” follows:
Laura F. Bell,
Freedom of Information Act Officer.
Wild Horse & Burro Program System (WHBPS)
The WHBPS is a centrally hosted web-based application that is only accessible by authorized government users through the BLM intranet. The hardware and database supporting the system is located at: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Information Resources Management Center (NIRMC), Building 40, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
The Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971, The Federal Land Policy and Management Act,
The Public Rangelands Improvement Act, 43 CFR 4700, 16 U.S.C. 1333.
ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
The WHBPS will include information on applicants for adoption, buyers of animals, adopters and those individuals listed in category 2 above. The primary uses of the records are to:
Disclosures outside the Department of the Interior may be made to:
DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES:
Disclosure pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12): Disclosures may be made 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:
Manually through file folders arranged alphabetically by name and electronically in the computer data base management system.
Indexed by name or other identifying information.
Steps were taken to comply with Department of the Interior Privacy Act regulations on safeguard requirements detailed at 43 CFR 2.51. In accordance with the E-Government Act of 2002, a Privacy Impact Assessment was completed to ensure that privacy risks and safeguard measures were assessed in the creation, development and maintenance of the systems maintaining WHB program information.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Records will be maintained in accordance with BLM Manual 1220, Records and Information Management, Appendix 2--GRS BLM Combined Records Schedules. Individual data elements will be destroyed when superseded or no longer needed for administrative purposes. Computer files are archived periodically and the archive media stored securely.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
Group Manager, Wild Horse and Burro Program, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 18th and C Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20240.
To determine whether records are maintained on you in this system, write to the System Manager at the address above. For additional information see 43 CFR 2.60.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
To see your records, write to the System Manager at to the address above. Describe as specifically as possible the records sought. If copies are desired, indicate the maximum you are willing to pay. For additional information see 43 CFR 2.63.
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
To request corrections or the removal of material from your files, write the System Manager. For additional information see 43 CFR 2.71.
RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: