[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70796-70797]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28676]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of the Secretary


Privacy Act of 1974; Retirement of Department of Homeland 
Security Transportation Security Administration System of Records

AGENCY: Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Notice of retirement of one Privacy Act system of records 
notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of 
Homeland Security is giving notice that it will retire the following 
Privacy Act system of records notice, DHS/TSA-017 Secure Flight Test 
Records (June 22, 2005, 70 FR 36320), which was written to cover the 
testing phase of the Secure Flight program, from its inventory of 
record systems. The Department of Homeland Security will rely upon 
Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration-
019, Secure Flight Records (November 9, 2007, 72 FR 63711) to cover the 
operational phase of the Secure Flight program.

DATES: These changes will take effect upon publication in the Federal 
Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions please contact: 
Peter Pietra, Director, Privacy Policy and Compliance, TSA-36, 
Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, 
Arlington, VA 20598-6036; email: TSAPrivacy@dhs.gov. For privacy issues 
please contact: Jonathan Cantor, (202-343-1717), Acting Chief Privacy 
Officer, Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, 
DC 20528.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy 
Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, and as part of its ongoing integration and 
management efforts, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is 
retiring the system of records notice, DHS/Transportation Security 
Administration (TSA)-017 Secure Flight Test Records (June 22, 2005, 70 
FR 36320), from its inventory of record systems. TSA published DHS/TSA-
017, Secure Flight Test Records, to cover the testing phase of the 
Secure Flight program, which was designed to assist TSA in preventing 
individuals known or suspected to be engaged in terrorist activity from 
boarding domestic passenger flights. TSA also conducted a separate test 
of the use of commercial data to determine its effectiveness in 
identifying passenger information that is

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inaccurate or incorrect. All test records within this system have been 
destroyed in accordance with the National Archives and Records 
Administration General Records Schedule 20. DHS/TSA-019 Secure Flight 
Records (November 9, 2007, 72 FR 63711), currently covers the 
operational phase of the Secure Flight program. DHS will continue to 
collect and maintain records regarding the Secure Flight program and 
will rely upon the existing system of records notice, DHS/TSA-019, 
Secure Flight Records.
    Eliminating the system of records notice DHS/TSA-017, Secure Flight 
Test Records, will have no adverse impacts on individuals, but will 
promote the overall streamlining and management of DHS Privacy Act 
record systems.

    Dated: November 6, 2012.
Jonathan R. Cantor,
Acting Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-28676 Filed 11-26-12; 8:45 am]
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