[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 38 (Monday, February 27, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 11383-11384]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4491]


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FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD

5 CFR Parts 1630, 1631, and 1632


Change of Address and Electronic Submission of FOIA Requests

AGENCY: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

ACTION: Direct final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Agency) is 
amending its regulations to reflect its new office address and to 
permit Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests via electronic mail 
and facsimile.

DATES: This rule is effective April 12, 2012 without further action, 
unless adverse comment is received by March 28, 2012. If adverse 
comment is received, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 
will publish a timely withdrawal of the rule in the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Haas at 202-942-1660.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Agency administers the Thrift Savings 
Plan (TSP), which was established by the Federal Employees' Retirement 
System Act of 1986 (FERSA), Public Law 99-335, 100 Stat. 514. The TSP 
provisions of FERSA are codified, as amended, largely at 5 U.S.C. 8351 
and 8401-79. The TSP is a tax-deferred retirement savings plan for 
Federal civilian employees and members of the uniformed services. The 
TSP is similar to cash or deferred arrangements established for 
private-sector employees under section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue 
Code (26 U.S.C. 401(k)).

Address Change

    The Agency has moved its headquarters to a new location in 
Washington, DC. This amendment to the Agency's regulations revises all 
references to the location of the Agency to reflect its new address.

Electronic Submission of Freedom of Information Act Requests

    Section 1631.6(a) currently permits submission of FOIA requests by 
postal mail only. The Agency is amending section 1631.6(a) to permit 
submission of FOIA requests by electronic mail and facsimile.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    I certify that this regulation will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. This regulation will 
primarily affect Federal employees and members of the uniformed 
services who participate in the Thrift Savings Plan, which is a Federal 
defined contribution retirement savings plan created under the Federal 
Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986 (FERSA), Public Law 99-335, 
100 Stat. 514, and which is administered by the Agency.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    I certify that these regulations do not require additional 
reporting under the criteria of the Paperwork Reduction Act.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    Pursuant to the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 2 U.S.C. 602, 
632, 653, 1501-1571, the effects of this regulation on state, local, 
and tribal governments and the private sector have been assessed. This 
regulation will not compel the expenditure in any one year of $100 
million or more by state, local, and tribal governments, in the 
aggregate, or by the private sector. Therefore, a

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statement under section 1532 is not required.

Submission to Congress and the General Accounting Office

    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 810(a)(1)(A), the Agency submitted a report 
containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, 
the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the 
United States before publication of this rule in the Federal Register. 
This rule is not a major rule as defined at 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

List of Subjects

5 CFR Part 1630

    Privacy.

5 CFR Part 1631

    Courts, Freedom of information, Government employees.

5 CFR Part 1632

    Sunshine Act.

Gregory T. Long,
Executive Director, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Agency amends 5 CFR 
chapter VI as follows:

PART 1630--PRIVACY ACT REGULATIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 1630 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a.


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2. Amend Sec.  1630.4(b) by removing ``1250 H Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20005'' and adding in its place ``77 K Street, NE., Suite 1000, 
Washington, DC 20002''.

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3. Amend Sec.  1630.13(a) by removing ``1250 H Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20005'' and adding in its place ``77 K Street, NE., Suite 1000, 
Washington, DC 20002''.

PART 1631--AVAILABILITY OF RECORDS

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4. The authority citation for part 1631 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552.


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5. Amend Sec.  1631.3(b) by removing ``1250 H Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20005'' and adding in its place ``77 K Street, NE., Suite 1000, 
Washington, DC 20002''.

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6. Amend Sec.  1631.4(a) by removing ``room 4308 at 1250 H Street, NW., 
Washington, DC'' and adding in its place ``room 11-019 at 77 K Street, 
NE., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20002''.

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7. Amend Sec.  1631.6 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  1631.6  How to request records--form and content.

    (a) A request made under the FOIA may be submitted by one of the 
following methods:
    (1) In writing addressed to FOIA Officer, Federal Retirement Thrift 
Investment Board, 77 K Street NE., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20002. 
The words ``FOIA Request'' must be clearly marked on both the letter 
and the envelope.
    (2) By electronic mail at FOIAREQUEST@tsp.gov. The subject must 
include the words ``FOIA Request.''
    (3) By facsimile, Attn: FOIA Officer, at (202) 942-1776. The 
facsimile must be clearly marked with the words ``FOIA Request.''
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8. Amend Sec.  1631.10(a) by removing ``1250 H Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20005'' and adding in its place ``77 K Street, NE., Suite 1000, 
Washington, DC 20002''.

PART 1632--RULES REGARDING PUBLIC OBSERVATION OF MEETINGS

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9. The authority citation for part 1632 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552b and 5 U.S.C. 8474.


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10. Amend Sec.  1632.4(c) by removing ``1250 H Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20005'' and adding in its place ``77 K Street, NE., Suite 1000, 
Washington, DC 20002''.

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11. Amend Sec.  1632.11(b) by removing ``1250 H Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20005'' and adding in its place ``77 K Street, NE., 
Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20002.''

[FR Doc. 2012-4491 Filed 2-24-12; 8:45 am]
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