[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 20, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 69552-69553]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27460]



Department of the Navy

32 CFR Part 701

[Docket ID: USN-2013-0039]

Privacy Act; Implementation

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Direct final rule with request for comments.


SUMMARY: Department of the Navy is updating the Navy Privacy Act 
Program by adding the (k)(5) exemption to accurately describe the basis 
for exempting the records in the system of records notice NM03800-1, 
Naval Global Maritime, Foreign, Counterterrorism and Counter 
Intelligence Operation Records. This direct final rule makes non-
substantive changes to the Department of the Navy's Program rules. 
These changes will allow the Department to add exemption rules to the 
Department of the Navy Privacy Program rules that will exempt 
applicable Department records and/or material from certain portions of 
the Privacy Act. This will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of 
DoD's program by ensuring the integrity of the security and 
investigative material complied for law enforcement purposes by the 
Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense.
    This rule is being published as a direct final rule as the 
Department of Defense does not expect to receive any adverse comments, 
and so a proposed rule is unnecessary.

DATES: The rule will be effective on January 29, 2014 unless adverse 
comment is received by January 21, 2014. If adverse comment is 
received, Department of the Navy will publish a timely withdrawal of 
the rule in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and 
title, by any of the following methods:
    * Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    * Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center 
Drive; East Tower, 2nd Floor, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number for this Federal Register document. The general 
policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is 
to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet 
at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, 
including any personal identifiers or contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Robin Patterson at 202-685-6546.


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Direct Final Rule and Significant Adverse Comments

    DoD has determined this rulemaking meets the criteria for a direct 
final rule because it involves nonsubstantive changes dealing with 
DoD's management of its Privacy Programs. DoD expects no opposition to 
the changes and no significant adverse comments. However, if DoD 
receives a significant adverse comment, the Department will withdraw 
this direct final rule by publishing a notice in the Federal Register. 
A significant adverse comment is one that explains: (1) Why the direct 
final rule is inappropriate, including challenges to the rule's 
underlying premise or approach; or (2) why the direct final rule will 
be ineffective or unacceptable without a change. In determining whether 
a comment necessitates withdrawal of this direct final rule, DoD will 
consider whether it warrants a substantive response in a notice and 
comment process.

Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' and Executive 
Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review''

    It has been determined that this rule is not a significant rule. 
This rule does not (1) Have an annual effect on the economy of $100 
million or more or adversely affect in a material way the economy; a 
sector of the economy; productivity; competition; jobs; the 
environment; public health or safety; or State, local, or tribal 
governments or communities; (2) Create a serious inconsistency or 
otherwise interfere with an action taken or planned by another Agency; 
(3) Materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, user 
fees, or loan programs, or the rights and obligations of recipients 
thereof; or (4) Raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal 
mandates, the President's priorities, or the principles set forth in 
these Executive orders.

Public Law 96-354, ``Regulatory Flexibility Act'' (5 U.S.C. Chapter 6)

    This rule will not have significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities because it is concerned only with 
the administration of Privacy Act systems of records within the 
Department of Defense. A Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is not 

Public Law 96-511, ``Paperwork Reduction Act'' (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35)

    This rule does not contain any information collection requirements 
subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et 

Section 202, Public Law 104-4, ``Unfunded Mandates Reform Act''

    These amendments do not involve a Federal mandate that may result 
in the expenditure by State, local and tribal governments, in the 
aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 million or more and that 
such rulemaking will not significantly or uniquely affect small 

Executive Order 13132, ``Federalism''

    These amendments do not have substantial direct effects on the 
States, on the relationship between the National Government and the 
States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the 
various levels of government. Therefore, no Federalism assessment is 

List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 701


    Accordingly, 32 CFR part 701 is amended as follows:


1. The authority citation for 32 CFR part 701 continues to read as 

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 552.

2. In Sec.  701.128, add paragraph (y) to read as follows:

Sec.  701.128  Exemptions for specific Navy record systems.

* * * * *
    (y) System identifier and name: NM03800-1, Naval Global Maritime, 
Foreign, Counterterrorism and Counter Intelligence Operation Records.
    (1) Exemptions: Investigatory material compiled solely for the 
purpose of determining suitability, eligibility, or qualifications for 
federal civilian employment, military service, federal contracts, or 
access to classified information may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
552a(k)(5) but only to the extent that such material would reveal the 
identity of a confidential source. An exemption rule for this system 
has been promulgated in accordance with the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(1), (2) and (3)(c) and (e) and is published at 32 CFR part 701.
    (2) Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(5).
    (3) The reason for asserting this exemption is ensure the integrity 
of the security and investigative material complied for law enforcement 
purposes by the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense.

    Dated: November 12, 2013.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2013-27460 Filed 11-19-13; 8:45 am]