[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 141 (Friday, July 22, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44033-44036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18508]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary


Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Notice of a New System of 
Records

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of creation of a new system of records.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as 
amended, the Department of the Interior is issuing a public notice of 
its intent to create the Department of the Interior system of records 
titled, Department of the Interior Social Networks. The system will 
assist the Department of the Interior by providing new ways to connect 
and share information, and solicit and receive feedback freely with the 
public. This newly established system will be included in the 
Department of the Interior's inventory of record systems.

DATES: Comments must be received by August 31, 2011. This new system 
will be effective August 31, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Any person interested in commenting on this new system of 
records may do so by: submitting comments in writing to the OS/NBC 
Privacy Act Officer, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Mail Stop 116 SIB, 
Washington, DC 20240; hand-delivering comments to the OS/NBC Privacy 
Act Officer, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Mail Stop 116 SIB, 
Washington, DC 20240; or e-mailing comments to privacy@nbc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: System Manager, Director of New Media, 
1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 6320 MIB, Washington, DC 20240, 202-208-
7975.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Department of the Interior is creating the DOI Social Networks 
system of records. The purpose of this system is to allow the 
Department of the Interior to interact with the public using third 
party or commercial social media applications. These applications 
facilitate the sharing of information and ideas between the Department 
of the Interior and the public. Many social media applications require 
users to register or provide information to utilize their services. 
While the Department of the Interior may use social media applications 
to connect with the public in an official capacity, information 
provided by an individual to register with the third party site is 
rarely shared with the Department. Information collected and stored by 
the social media applications is subject to the third party privacy 
policies posted on their Web sites. The Department of the Interior may 
receive contact information from the third party site for individuals 
who wish to have further contact with the Department for additional 
communications such as dissemination of information for an upcoming 
event, notification of an emergency or breaking news, or solicitation 
of feedback about a program. The Department may also receive user names 
or e-mails for individuals who have commented or submitted information 
on a Department of the Interior section on a social media Web site. The 
Department may also receive information indirectly from social media 
sites as part of specific programs or initiatives.
    The Department may use social media applications to share 
information with the public, to collect ideas and comments submitted by 
the public, and to promote participation and collaboration with the 
public. A list of the Department of the Interior's Social Media 
presence can be found at: http://www.doi.gov/news/Social-Media.cfm. The 
information provided by the Department on these social media sites is 
also available on Department of the Interior public Web sites. If the 
Department is requesting feedback from the public through the use of a 
social media site, an alternative DOI e-mail address will also be 
provided so that the public may interact with the Department without 
having to use the social media site. When an individual submits an e-
mail directly to the Department, the Department will maintain the 
individual's e-mail, and

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any other personal information provided in their e-mail, in accordance 
with applicable records retention policy. All interactions by the 
public are voluntary. The Department of the Interior's Social Media 
Policy can be found at: http://www.doi.gov/notices/Social-Media-Policy.cfm.
    The system will be effective as proposed at the end of the comment 
period (the comment period will end 40 days after the publication of 
this notice in the Federal Register), unless comments are received that 
would require a contrary determination. DOI will publish a revised 
notice if changes are made based upon a review of the comments 
received.

II. Privacy Act

    The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, embodies fair information 
principles in a statutory framework governing the means by which 
Federal agencies collect, maintain, use, and disseminate individuals' 
personal information. The Privacy Act applies to information that is 
maintained in a ``system of records.'' A ``system of records'' is a 
group of any records under the control of an agency for which 
information is retrieved by the name of an individual or by some 
identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to 
the individual. The Privacy Act defines an individual as a United 
States citizen or lawful permanent resident. As a matter of policy, DOI 
extends administrative Privacy Act protections to all individuals. 
Individuals may request access to their own records that are maintained 
in a system of records in the possession or under the control of DOI by 
complying with DOI Privacy Act Regulations, 43 CFR part 2.
    The Privacy Act requires each agency to publish in the Federal 
Register a description denoting the type and character of each system 
of records that the agency maintains, the routine uses that are 
contained in each system in order to make agency record keeping 
practices transparent, to notify individuals regarding the uses of 
their records, and to assist individuals to more easily find such 
records within the agency. Below is the description of the Department 
of the Interior Social Networks system of records.
    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), DOI has provided a report of 
this system of records to the Office of Management and Budget and to 
Congress.

III. Public Disclosure

    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.

    Dated: July 5, 2011.
Karen Burke,
OS/NBC Privacy Act Officer.

SYSTEM OF RECORDS:

DOI-08

SYSTEM NAME:
    DOI Social Networks.

SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION:
    Unclassified.

SYSTEM LOCATION:
    Records contained in these systems of records are maintained by the 
Bureau or Office conducting the social media outreach.
    (1) Office of the Secretary, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20240.
    (2) Bureau of Land Management, 1120 20th Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20036.
    (3) U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Federal Center, P.O. Box 
25007, Denver, Colorado 80225-0007.
    (4) U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, 
Virginia 20192.
    (5) National Park Service, 1201 I Street, NW., Org Code 2652, 
Washington, DC 20005.
    (6) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4501 N. Fairfax Drive, 
Arlington, Virginia 22203.
    (7) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, 
381 Elden Street, Herndon, Virginia 20170.
    (8) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20240.
    (9) Bureau of Indian Affairs, 625 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA 
20170.
    Social media sites may retain separate records from the Department. 
Please see the Department of the Interior Privacy Policy for more 
information. http://www.doi.gov/privacy.cfm.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
    Individuals who contact the Department of the Interior through a 
social media outlet or other electronic means, including submitting 
feedback to the Department of the Interior, corresponding with the 
Department as a result of the Department's outreach using social 
networks, or requesting to be contacted by the Department.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
    This system may contain information passed through a social media 
site to facilitate interaction with the Department such as, but not 
limited to: first name, last name, username, e-mail address, home or 
work address, contact information, and phone numbers. It may also 
include input and feedback from the public, such as comments, e-mails, 
videos, and images, which may include tags, geotags or geographical 
metadata. Depending on the circumstances of the individual's 
interaction and the social media site being used, it may include data 
provided to the Department such as date of birth, age, security 
questions, IP addresses, passwords, financial data, educational, 
business, or volunteer affiliation.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
    Presidential Memorandum to the Heads of Executive Departments and 
Agencies on Transparency and Open Government, January 21, 2009. OMB M-
10-06, Open Government Directive, Dec. 8, 2009. OMB M-10-22, Guidance 
for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies, June 
25, 2010. OMB M-10-23, Guidance for Agency Use of Third-Party Web sites 
and Applications, June 25, 2010. The Department of the Interior, 
Establishment, 43 U.S.C. 1451.

ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES 
OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
    The purpose of this system is to allow the Department of the 
Interior to interact with the public and provide additional 
transparency to the public through the use of social media. 
Registration information, username, comments, and suggestions made by 
the public on third party social networks where the Department has an 
official presence may be collected by third party social networks for 
registration or use of social media sites. Information and comments 
provided may be utilized by the Department of the Interior to 
facilitate interaction with the public, to disseminate information 
regarding an upcoming event, to notify the public of an emergency or 
breaking news, or solicit feedback about Departmental programs. The 
Department of the Interior may also respond to information received 
directly from individuals who provide feedback from social media 
outreach using alternate methods, such

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as an e-mail directly to the Department, a form on a DOI Web page, or 
comments on a DOI blog.
    A list of the Department of the Interior's Social Media presence 
can be found at: http://www.doi.gov/news/Social-Media.cfm.

Disclosures outside DOI may be made without the consent of the 
individual to whom the record pertains under the routine uses listed 
below:
    (1) (a) To any of the following entities or individuals, when the 
circumstances set forth in paragraph (b) are met:
    (i) The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ);
    (ii) A court or an adjudicative or other administrative body;
    (iii) A party in litigation before a court or an adjudicative or 
other administrative body; or
    (iv) Any DOI employee acting in his or her individual capacity if 
DOI or DOJ has agreed to represent that employee or pay for private 
representation of the employee;
    (b) When:
    (i) One of the following is a party to the proceeding or has an 
interest in the proceeding:
    (A) DOI or any component of DOI;
    (B) Any other Federal agency appearing before the Office of 
Hearings and Appeals;
    (C) Any DOI employee acting in his or her official capacity;
    (D) Any DOI employee acting in his or her individual capacity if 
DOI or DOJ has agreed to represent that employee or pay for private 
representation of the employee;
    (E) The United States, when DOJ determines that DOI is likely to be 
affected by the proceeding; and
    (ii) DOI deems the disclosure to be:
    (A) Relevant and necessary to the proceeding; and
    (B) Compatible with the purpose for which the records were 
compiled.
    (2) To a congressional office in response to a written inquiry that 
an individual covered by the system, or the heir of such individual if 
the covered individual is deceased, has made to the office.
    (3) To the Executive Office of the President in response to an 
inquiry from that office made at the request of the subject of a record 
or a third party on that person's behalf, or for a purpose compatible 
for which the records are collected or maintained.
    (4) To any criminal, civil, or regulatory law enforcement authority 
(whether Federal, state, territorial, local, Tribal or foreign) when a 
record, either alone or in conjunction with other information, 
indicates a violation or potential violation of law--criminal, civil, 
or regulatory in nature, and the disclosure is compatible with the 
purpose for which the records were compiled.
    (5) To an official of another Federal agency to provide information 
needed in the performance of official duties related to reconciling or 
reconstructing data files or to enable that agency to respond to an 
inquiry by the individual to whom the record pertains.
    (6) To Federal, state, territorial, local, Tribal, or foreign 
agencies that have requested information relevant or necessary to the 
hiring, firing or retention of an employee or contractor, or the 
issuance of a security clearance, license, contract, grant or other 
benefit, when the disclosure is compatible with the purpose for which 
the records were compiled.
    (7) To representatives of the National Archives and Records 
Administration to conduct records management inspections under the 
authority of 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906.
    (8) To state and local governments and Tribal organizations to 
provide information needed in response to court order and/or discovery 
purposes related to litigation, when the disclosure is compatible with 
the purpose for which the records were compiled.
    (9) To an expert, consultant, or contractor (including employees of 
the contractor) of DOI that performs services requiring access to these 
records on DOI's behalf to carry out the purposes of the system.
    (10) To appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when:
    (a) It is suspected or confirmed that the security or 
confidentiality of information in the system of records has been 
compromised; and
    (b) The Department has determined that as a result of the suspected 
or confirmed compromise there is a risk of harm to economic or property 
interest, identity theft or fraud, or harm to the security or integrity 
of this system or other systems or programs (whether maintained by the 
Department or another agency or entity) that rely upon the compromised 
information; and
    (c) The disclosure is made to such agencies, entities and persons 
who are reasonably necessary to assist in connection with the 
Department's efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed 
compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm.
    (11) To the Office of Management and Budget during the coordination 
and clearance process in connection with legislative affairs as 
mandated by OMB Circular A-19.
    (12) To the Department of the Treasury to recover debts owed to the 
United States.
    (13) To a consumer reporting agency if the disclosure requirements 
of the Debt Collection Act, as outlined at 31 U.S.C. 3711(e)(1), have 
been met.
    (14) To the news media and the public, with the approval of the 
Public Affairs Officer in consultation with Counsel and the Senior 
Agency Official for Privacy, where there exists a legitimate public 
interest in the disclosure of the information, except to the extent it 
is determined that release of the specific information in the context 
of a particular case would constitute an unwarranted invasion of 
personal privacy.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING 
AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
STORAGE:
    Paper records are contained in file folders stored in file 
cabinets; electronic records are contained in removable drives, 
computers, e-mail and electronic databases.

RETRIEVABILITY:
    Information may be retrieved by full-text search, name, image, 
video, e-mail address, user name, or date received.

SAFEGUARDS:
    The records contained in this system are safeguarded in accordance 
with applicable security rules and policies. Access to the servers 
containing the records in this system is limited to DOI personnel who 
have a need to know the information for the performance of their 
official duties. The DOI servers storing this information are located 
in secured DOI facilities with access codes, security codes, and 
security guards. Personnel authorized to access systems must complete 
all Security, Privacy, and Records training and sign the DOI rules of 
behavior. Access to DOI networks and data requires a valid username and 
password. Manual records are maintained in file cabinets located in 
secure DOI facilities under the control of authorized personnel.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
    Records are retained and disposed of in accordance with DOI social 
media records schedule. The disposition is temporary, and records will 
be destroyed when no longer needed for agency business.

SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS:
    Policy official is the Director of New Media, 1849 C Street, NW., 
Washington,

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DC 20240. Records holders are organizational elements of the Department 
of the Interior Bureaus and Offices who utilize social networks:
    (1) Director of New Media, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20240.
    (2) Office of the Secretary, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20240.
    (3) Bureau of Land Management, 1120 20th Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20036.
    (4) U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Federal Center, P.O. Box 
25007, Denver, Colorado 80225-0007.
    (5) U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, 
Virginia 20192.
    (6) National Park Service, 1201 I Street, NW., Org Code 2652, 
Washington, DC 20005.
    (7) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4501 N. Fairfax Drive, 
Arlington, Virginia 22203.
    (8) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, 
381 Elden Street, Herndon, Virginia 20170.
    (9) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20240.
    (10) Bureau of Indian Affairs, 625 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA 
20170.
    A list of the Department of the Interior's Social Media presence 
can be found at: http://www.doi.gov/news/Social-Media.cfm.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES:
    An individual requesting notification of the existence of records 
on himself or herself should send a signed, written inquiry to the 
Bureau FOIA Officer. A list of the FOIA Officers and their contact 
information can be found at http://www.doi.gov/foia/contacts.html. The 
request letter should be clearly marked ``PRIVACY ACT INQUIRY''. The 
written inquiry should be signed and include as much of the following 
information as possible: Name, address, the social media site used, 
identifier used (username, e-mail address, pseudonym), and date range 
if known. A request for notification must meet the requirements of 43 
CFR 2.60.

RECORDS ACCESS PROCEDURES:
    An individual requesting access to records on himself or herself 
should send a signed, written inquiry to the Bureau FOIA Officer. A 
list of the FOIA Officers and their contact information can be found at 
http://www.doi.gov/foia/contacts.html. The request letter should be 
clearly marked ``PRIVACY ACT REQUEST FOR ACCESS''. The written inquiry 
should be signed and include as much of the following information as 
possible: Name, address, the social media site used, identifier used 
(username, e-mail address, pseudonym), and date range if known. A 
request for notification must meet the requirements of 43 CFR 2.63.

CONTESTING RECORDS PROCEDURES:
    An individual requesting corrections or contesting information 
contained in his or her records must send a signed, written request to 
the Bureau Privacy Act Officer. A list of the Privacy Act Officers and 
their contact information can be found at: http://www.doi.gov/ocio/privacy/doi_privacy_act_officers.htm. A request for corrections or 
removal must meet the requirements of 43 CFR 2.71.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
    Individuals who interact with the Department of the Interior 
through social media networks or who communicate electronically with 
the Department in response to public outreach.

EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
    None.

[FR Doc. 2011-18508 Filed 7-21-11; 8:45 am]
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