64 FR 17413 (April 9, 1999); Modification published 73 FR 45244 (August 4, 2008) and 86 FR 50156 (September 7, 2021)
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
Privacy Act of 1974; As Amended; Revisions to the Existing System of Records
AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining, Interior.
ACTION: Proposed revisions to an existing system of records.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) is issuing public notice of its intent to modify an existing Privacy Act system of records notice, OSM-12, “Application for Blaster Certification in Federal Program States and on Indian Lands-Computer Tracking System.” The revisions will update the System Name, System Location addresses, System Manager(s), further define the Authority for Maintenance of the System, and clarify the Notification Procedure and Record Access Procedures.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 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 revised system of records may do so by submitting comments in writing to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining, Privacy Officer, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW, Mail Stop 262-SIB, Washington, DC 20240. Comments received within 40 days of publication 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.
ADDRESSES: Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20240. You may also hand deliver comments to the same address.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Blaster Certification Program Coordinator, Office of Surface Mining, 530 Gay Street, SW, Suite 500, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Earlier Privacy Act Compilations list the systems of records with the prefix “OSMRE” (e.g., OSMRE-12) as originally published in the Federal Register. The prefix was changed to “OSM” in subsequent records systems for convenience. The OSM is proposing to update and amend the system notice for OSM-12 “Application for Blaster Certification in Federal Program States and on Indian Lands-Computer Tracking System,” which was previously published in the Federal Register on August 27, 1986 (51 FR 30554), to more accurately and clearly describe the System Name, System Location, System manager(s) and addresses. In addition, this revision further defines the Authority for Maintenance of the System by adding one citation, and clarifies the Notification Procedure and Record Access Procedures.
Accordingly, the OSM proposes to amend the “Application for Blaster Certification in Federal Program States and on Indian Lands-Computer Tracking System,” OSM-12 in its entirety to read as follows:
Chief Information Officer, Office of Surface Mining.
Blaster Certification, OSM-12.
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240 and Field Offices in Knoxville, Tennessee; Casper, Wyoming; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Tacoma, Washington. For specific addresses of Field Offices contact the program coordinator at the address given below.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
The system contains applicants for certification as blasters in Federal Program States and on Indian Lands. Each application will be for one type of blaster certificate or purpose, from the following categories; issuance, renewal, reissuance, reexamination, replacement, or reciprocity. The application form will contain information on; personal data, examination dates, employment history, blasting experience, education, blaster training, blaster certification history, law violation history, and personal affirmation of all of the above information.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, 30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq., and 30 CFR 750.19, 816.61, 900, 910, 912, 921, 922, 933, 937, 939, 941, 942, 947, and 955.
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:
Disclosure outside the Department of the Interior may be made to:
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Maintained in manual form in secured file cabinets; and recorded on computer magnetic media.
For each Field Office, information is filed and retrievable by social security number and last name alphabetically, or date of entry. For each Field Office, information is filed alphabetically by applicant, candidate, or blasters, and consolidated in summary format at the Knoxville Field Office.
Maintained in locked file cabinets for manual files, standard password files on computer and software, and accessible only by those authorized persons. Manual records are maintained in OSM areas occupied by OSM personnel during working hours with buildings locked off hours.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Data stored on magnetic media will be retained until it is determined that the information is no longer needed or required. Manual records will be retained for a minimum of 6 years to serve as verification and backup material. ADP printout records will be updated and disposed of periodically, when superseded or recertification of a certified blaster occurs. Records are disposed of in accordance with items 25 through 30 of General Records Schedule 14.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
Federal Blaster Certification Program Coordinator, Office of Surface Mining, 530 Gay Street, SW, Suite 500, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902.
To determine whether information is maintained on you in this system, write to the appropriate State designated OSM Field Office Director. See 43 CFR 2.60.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
To see your records, write to the State designated OSM Field Office Director. Describe as specifically as possible the records sought and mark the request “Privacy Act Request for Access.” See 43 CFR 2.63.
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
A petition for amendment shall be addressed to the designated OSM Field Office Director and meet the content requirements of 43 CFR 2.71.
RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: