[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 20 (Tuesday, January 31, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 4645-4646]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1968]



12 CFR Part 1204

RIN 2590-AA46

Privacy Act Implementation

AGENCY: Federal Housing Finance Agency.

ACTION: Final regulation.


SUMMARY: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is adopting as a 

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regulation the interim final regulation that revised FHFA's 
implementing regulation under the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act). 
The changes to the existing Privacy Act regulation provide the 
procedures and guidelines under which FHFA and the FHFA Office of 
Inspector General (FHFA-OIG) will implement the Privacy Act of 1974, as 
amended (5 U.S.C. 552a).

DATES: The final regulation is effective January 31, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacy J. Easter, Privacy Act Officer, 
(202) 649-3067, [email protected], or David A. Lee, Senior Agency 
Official for Privacy, (202) 649-3058, [email protected] (not toll-free 
numbers), Federal Housing Finance Agency, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20024. Please note that all mail sent to 
FHFA via the United States Postal Service is routed through a national 
irradiation facility, a process that may delay delivery by 
approximately two weeks. For any time-sensitive correspondence, please 
plan accordingly. The telephone number for the Telecommunications 
Device for the Deaf is (800) 877-8339.


I. Background

    In August 2011, FHFA published an interim final regulation with 
request for comments that revised its Privacy Act regulation. See 76 FR 
51869 (Aug. 19, 2011). The revised Privacy Act regulation (12 CFR part 
1204) provided the procedures and guidelines under which FHFA and FHFA-
OIG will implement the Privacy Act. The 60-day public comment period 
for the interim final regulation closed on October 18, 2011. See 76 FR 

II. Analysis of Public Comments and the Final Regulation

    FHFA received no comments in response to the interim final 
regulation. Thus, for the reasons set forth in detail in the interim 
final regulation, FHFA is adopting the interim final regulation as a 
final regulation without any substantive changes. However, since the 
publication of the interim final regulation, FHFA has relocated its 
headquarters and its mailing address and contact information for the 
Privacy program has changed. As a result, FHFA will be making only 
technical changes to the regulation to include the new mailing address 
and facsimile numbers for the Privacy program.

III. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The final regulation does not contain any information collection 
requirement that requires the approval of OMB under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) requires that 
a regulation that has a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities, small businesses, or small organizations 
include an initial regulatory flexibility analysis describing the 
regulation's impact on small entities. Such an analysis need not be 
undertaken if the agency has certified that the regulation does not 
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. 5 U.S.C. 605(b). FHFA has considered the impact of the final 
regulation under the Regulatory Flexibility Act. FHFA certifies that 
the regulation is not likely to have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small business entities because the regulation is 
applicable to the internal operations and legal obligations of FHFA and 

List of Subjects in 12 CFR Part 1204

    Amendment, Appeals, Correction, Disclosure, Exemptions, Fees, 
Privacy, Privacy Act, Records, Requests, Social Security numbers.

Authority and Issuance

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, the interim final 
regulation amending 12 CFR part 1204 that was published in the Federal 
Register at 76 FR 51869 on August 19, 2011, is adopted as a final 
regulation with the following technical changes:


1. The authority citation for part 1204 continues to read as follows:

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


2. Amend part 1204 as follows:
a. Revise all references to ``1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20552'' to read as ``400 Seventh Street, SW., Eighth Floor, Washington, 
DC 20024''.
b. In Sec.  1204.3(b) remove the facsimile number ``(202) 414-6425'' 
and add in its place ``(202) 649-1073''.
c. In Sec.  1204.5(b)(2) remove the facsimile number ``(202) 414-8917'' 
and add in its place ``(202) 649-1073''.

    Dated: January 24, 2012.
 Edward J. DeMarco,
Acting Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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