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Number of burden Annual burden
42 CFR citation per
respondents per response (hrs.)
respondent (Hrs.)

64a.105(b)(2): Annual Payback Activities Certification—SMA 111–2 ............. *57 1 .18 10

* The actual number of trainees is now 83, less the estimated number in 3 years of 30 = 53; 53 divided by 2 = 27; 27 + 30 = 57.

Written comments and • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: Systems (TECS) (66 FR 52984), the
recommendations concerning the Follow the Image Storage and Retrieval System
proposed information collection should instructions for submitting comments. (ISRS) (66 FR 6672), the USCIS Central
be sent by May 9, 2007 to: SAMHSA • Fax: 1–866–466–5370. Index System (CIS) (72 FR 1755), and
Desk Officer, Human Resources and • Mail: Hugo Teufel III, Chief Privacy the USCIS Computer Linked
Housing Branch, Office of Management Officer, Department of Homeland Application Information Management
and Budget, New Executive Office Security, Washington, DC 20528. System (CLAIMS 3) (62 FR 11919).
Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For This System of Records Notice is
20503; due to potential delays in OMB’s system related questions please contact: replacing the following systems of
receipt and processing of mail sent Gerri Ratliff, Verification Division, U.S. records previously published by
through the U.S. Postal Service, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Justice’s Immigration and
respondents are encouraged to submit Department of Homeland Security, 111 Naturalization Service (DOJ/INS): the
comments by fax to: 202–395–6974. Massachusetts Avenue, NW., DOJ/INS 009 Alien Status Verification
Dated: April 2, 2007.
Washington, DC 20529. For privacy Index system (ASVI) (66 FR 46815) and
issues please contact: Hugo Teufel III, the DOJ/INS 035 Verification
Elaine Parry,
Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy Office, Information System (VIS) (67 FR 64134).
Acting Director, Office of Program Services. U.S. Department of Homeland Security,
[FR Doc. E7–6474 Filed 4–6–07; 8:45 am] Washington, DC 20528. A. SAVE Program
supported by VIS, provides government
I. USCIS Verification Information agencies with citizenship and
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND System immigration status information for use
SECURITY In various statutes, Congress in determining an individual’s
mandated that USCIS establish a system eligibility for government benefits.
Office of the Secretary that can be used to verify citizenship Government agencies input biographic
[Docket Number DHS–2007–0010] and immigration status of individuals information into VIS for government
seeking government benefits and benefit eligibility determinations and if
Privacy Act: Verification Information establish a system for use by employers VIS has a record pertaining to the
System Records Notice to determine whether a newly hired individual, the government agency will
employee is authorized to work in the receive limited biographic information
AGENCY: Privacy Office, Department of United States. USCIS implemented this on the citizenship and immigration
Homeland Security. mandate through the Systematic Alien status of the individual applying for a
ACTION: Notice to alter a system of Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) benefit. If VIS does not have a record
records; request for comments. program for government benefits and pertaining to the individual, VIS
the Basic Pilot Program for determining automatically notifies a USCIS
SUMMARY: As part of its ongoing effort to
whether a newly hired employee is Immigration Status Verifier (ISV). The
review and update the legacy system of authorized to work in the United States. ISV then conducts a manual search of
records notices, the Department of The Verification Information System other DHS databases to determine
Homeland Security is altering (VIS) is the technical infrastructure that whether there is any other information
previously established Privacy Act enables USCIS to operate SAVE and pertaining to that individual that would
systems of records published by the Basic Pilot. VIS is a nationally provide citizenship and immigration
former Immigration and Naturalization accessible database of selected status. If the ISV finds additional
Service for the Verification and immigration status information relevant information, citizenship and
Information System (VIS) Justice/INS– containing in excess of 100 million immigration status data is provided to
035 published October 17, 2002 (67 FR records. Government agencies use SAVE the requesting government agency user
64134) and Alien Status Verification information to help determine whether through VIS. The ISV will also update
Index (ASVI) Justice/INS–009 published a non-citizen is eligible for any public the appropriate record in USCIS’ CIS
September 7, 2001 (66 FR 46815). The benefit, license or credential based on database. The REAL ID Act requires that
Department of Homeland Security will citizenship and immigration status. beginning May 2008, with a possible
consolidate information from different Private employers and government users extension for States until December
systems of records notices and is adding use Basic Pilot information to determine 2009, all states routinely utilize the
new sources of data to the VIS to update whether a newly hired employee is USCIS SAVE program to verify the legal
the routine uses that were previously authorized to work in the United States. immigration status of applicants for
published for this system of records. VIS is currently comprised of driver’s licenses and identification
DATES: The established systems of citizenship, immigration and cards.
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records will be effective on May 9, 2007. employment status information from

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, several DHS systems of records, B. Basic Pilot
identified by Docket Number DHS– including records contained in the U.S. VIS also supports the Basic Pilot
2007–0010 by one of the following Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Program, a free and voluntary program
methods: Treasury Enforcement Communication allowing participating employers to

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verify the employment eligibility of C. Updates to VIS assist the individual to more easily find
newly hired employees. The program is VIS previously consolidated such files within the agency.
a collaboration between the Social information from different DHS Systems In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), a
Security Administration (SSA) and of Records, with this update VIS will report on this system has been sent to
USCIS. now add additional data elements from Congress and to the Office of
After an individual is hired by the different DHS Systems of Records in Management and Budget.
employer and completes the Form I–9, order to enhance data completeness SYSTEM OF RECORDS:
employers input information from within VIS. USCIS is currently DHS/USCIS–004.
Sections 1 and 2 of the Form I–9 into enhancing the employment verification
the Basic Pilot portion of VIS. This function of VIS to allow an employer to SYSTEM NAME:
query is first sent from VIS to SSA to query the system by inputting the new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
verify social security information. If hire’s USCIS receipt number, which is Services Verification Information
SSA cannot verify the employee’s social located on the secure Form I–551 System (VIS).
security information, SSA will send a (Permanent Resident Card) or the secure
response to VIS which in turn will SYSTEM LOCATION:
Form I–766 (Employment Authorization
notify the employer of SSA’s inability to Document). The receipt number is a The Verification Information System
verify the information provided by unique number associated with the (VIS) database is housed in a contractor-
employee. The employer is then issuance of the card. In addition, USCIS owned facility in Meriden, CT. The
required to provide information to the is piloting a new functionality that system is accessible via the Internet,
employee about how the employee may allows employers using Basic Pilot to Web services, Secure File Transfer
contact SSA to resolve any issues. If compare the photo contained on secure Protocol (SFTP) batch, and through a
SSA is able to verify the employee issued USCIS cards against the photo on computer via analog telephone line, and
information and verify that the file in ISRS and/or the USCIS Biometric is publicly accessible to participants of
individual is a U.S. Citizen, (‘‘USC’’), Storage System (BSS) (when deployed). the Systematic Alien for Verification
VIS provides a confirmation to the These enhancements will significantly Entitlements (SAVE) program and the
employer. No further action is taken by improve the speed at which USCIS will Basic Pilot Employer Verification
VIS. If SSA is able to verify the be able to verify the employment program, including authorized USCIS
employee information and the eligibility of many non-citizen new personnel, other authorized government
individual is a non-USC, the VIS system hires and reduce the likelihood of users, participating employers, and
continues the process in order to verify identity fraud through forged other authorized users.
employment authorization. Through documents. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE
VIS, USCIS provides the employer with Once deployed, additional data SYSTEM:
a case verification number and the elements from the BSS and ICE’s Individuals covered by provisions of
disposition of whether an employee is Student and Exchange Visitor the Immigration and Nationality Act of
authorized to work. If VIS does not have Information System (SEVIS) will be the United States including but not
a record pertaining to the individual, added to the VIS system. In order to limited to individuals who have been
VIS automatically notifies an ISV. The support programmatic goals, the system lawfully admitted to the United States,
ISV then conducts a manual search of will also have improved audit and individuals who have been granted
other DHS databases to determine reporting capability so that USCIS can citizenship and individuals who have
whether there is any other information better identify misuse of the system and applied for other immigration benefits
pertaining to that individual that would programs supported by the system. pursuant to 8 U.S.C. 1103 et seq.
provide employment eligibility status. If
the ISV cannot determine the person’s II. The Privacy Act CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
work eligibility, VIS notifies the The Privacy Act embodies fair A. Data originating from the USCIS
employer that the employee must information principles in a statutory Central Index System (CIS), including
contact USCIS. If it is determined that framework governing the means by the following information about the
an employee is not authorized to work which the United Stated Government Individual who comes before USCIS:
after the employee is referred to SSA or collects, maintains, uses and Alien Registration Number (A-Number),
USCIS, the employer may terminate the disseminates personally identifiable Name (last, first, middle), Date of birth,
individual’s employment. information. The Privacy Act applies to Date entered United States (entry date),
Performing a verification query information that is maintained in a Country of birth, Class of Admission
through the Basic Pilot system is only ‘‘system of records.’’ A ‘‘system of code, File Control Office code, Social
legally permissible after an offer of records’’ is a group of any records under Security Number, Admission Number
employment has been extended to an the control of an agency from which (I–94 Number), Provision of Law code
employee. The earliest the employer information is retrieved by the name of cited for employment authorization,
may initiate a query is after an an individual or by some identifying office code where the authorization was
individual accepts an offer of number, symbol, or other particular granted, Date employment authorization
employment and after the employee and assigned to an individual. decision issued, Date employment
employer complete the Form I–9. The The Privacy Act requires each agency authorization may begin (start date),
employer must initiate the query no to publish in the Federal Register a Date employment authorization expires
later than the end of three business days description denoting the type and (expiration date), Date employment
after the new hire’s actual start date. character of each system of records that authorization denied (denial date).
Information from the Basic Pilot cannot the agency maintains, and the routine B. Data originating from the U.S.
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be used to pre-screen individuals, re- uses that are contained in each system Customs and Border Protection Treasury
screen individuals after being employed to make agency recordkeeping practices Enforcement Communications System
for longer than three days, or transparent, to notify individuals (TECS), including the following
discriminate against individuals legally reading the uses to which personally information about the individual: A-
authorized to work in the United States. identifiable information is put, and to Number, Name (last, first, middle), Date

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alien’s status was changed (status I. Information collected from the to Federal, State, and local government
change date), Date of birth, Class of benefit-issuing agency about the agencies for immigrants, non-
Admission Code, Date admitted until, Individual Agency User including: immigrants, and naturalized U.S.
Country of citizenship, Port of entry, Name (last, first, middle), Phone citizens applying for Federal, State, and
Date entered United States (entry date), Number, Fax Number, E-mail address, local public benefits. It is also used to
Departure date, I–94 Number, Visa User ID for users within the Agency. provide employment authorization
Number. J. System-generated response, as a information to employers participating
C. Data originating from the USCIS result of the SAVE verification process in the Basic Pilot/Employment
Image Storage and Retrieval System including: Case Verification Number, Eligibility Verification Program. This
and/or the USCIS Biometric Storage Entire record in VIS database as System of Records Notice is replacing
System (when deployed), including: outlined above, including all both the previously published ASVI
Receipt Number, Name (last, first, information from CIS, SEVIS, TECS, and SORN and VIS SORN.
middle), Date of Birth, Country of Birth, CLAIMS 3 and with the exception of the VIS is the technical infrastructure that
Alien number, Form number, for biometric information (photo) from ISRS enables USCIS to operate SAVE and
example Form I–551 (Lawful Permanent and/or BSS (once deployed), and Basic Pilot. In instances when an
Resident card) or Form I–766 Immigration status (e.g. Lawful electronic verification cannot be
(Employment Authorization Document), Permanent Resident). confirmed by the VIS for either the
Expiration Date, and Photo. K. Information collected from the SAVE or the Basic Pilot program, an
D. Data originating from the USCIS employee by the Employer User to electronic transmission of the
Computer Linked Application facilitate employment eligibility verification request is sent through VIS
Information Management System verification may include the following to USCIS’s ISVs for secondary
(CLAIMS 3), including: Receipt number, about the Individual employee: Receipt processing. For Federal, State, and local
Name (last, first, middle), Date of Birth, Number, Visa Number, A-Number, I–94 government agency users of the SAVE
Country of Birth, Class of Admission Number, Name (last, first, middle program, there are a variety of instances
Code, A-number, I–94 number, Date initial, maiden), Social Security in which either a secondary or third-
entered United States (entry date), and Number, Date of birth, Date of hire, step query may need to be completed
Valid To Date. Claimed citizenship status, Acceptable manually through submission of the
E. Data originating from the U.S. Form I–9 document type, and form G–845 Immigration Status/
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acceptable Form I–9 Document Document Verification Request. These
(ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor expiration date. instances occur due to technical
Information System (SEVIS), including: L. Information Collected About the limitations of the interfaces by which
SEVIS Identification Number (SEVIS Employer, including: Company name, the agency users access the SAVE
ID), Name (last, first, middle), Date of Physical Address, Employer program. In these instances, the VIS
Birth, Country of Birth, Class of Identification Number, North American system is not accessed at all, and
Admission Code, I–94 number, Date Industry Classification System code, secondary and third-step verifications
entered United States (entry date), and Number of employees, Number of sites, are conducted through manual searches
Valid To Date. Parent company or Corporate company,
F. Data originating from Social of DHS systems by ISVs. For Basic Pilot
Name of Contact, Phone Number, Fax users, in instances when the verification
Security Administration (SSA),
Number, and E-Mail Address. cannot be confirmed by VIS, an
including: Confirmation of employment M. Information Collected about the
eligibility based on SSA records, electronic transmission is sent by VIS to
Employer User (e.g., Identifying users of USCIS for processing by the Los Angeles
Tentative non-confirmation of the system at the Employers), including:
employment eligibility and the Status Verification Unit.
Name, Phone Number, Fax Number, E- Currently, no other DHS component
underlying justification for this mail address, and User ID. has access to VIS data except for those
decision, and Final non-confirmation of N. System-generated response that have signed MOUs permitting them
employment eligibility. information, resulting from the
G. Information collected from the to use the SAVE and/or Basic Pilot
employment eligibility verification programs. Examples of such use by DHS
benefit applicant by the benefit-issuing
process, including: Case Verification components include TSA, which is
agency to facilitate immigration status
Number; VIS generated response: utilizing the system to ascertain the
verification that may include the
Employment authorized, Tentative non- immigration status of applicants
following about the benefit applicant:
confirmation, Case in continuance, applying for hazardous materials
Receipt Number, A-Number, I–94
Final non-confirmation, Employment driver’s licenses.
Number, Name (last, first, middle), Date
unauthorized, or DHS No Show; The VIS system includes audit and
of birth, User Case Number, DHS
Disposition data from the employer reporting functionality, and will be used
document type, DHS document
includes Resolved Unauthorized/ for monitoring and compliance with
expiration date, SEVIS ID andVisa
Terminated, Self Terminated, Invalid system and program usage requirements
H. Information collected from the Query, Employee not terminated, set forth by USCIS. Audit or use
benefit-issuing agency about users Resolved Authorized, and Request reporting data in the system may be
accessing the system to facilitate additional verification, which includes used to refer potential occurrences of
immigration status verification that may why additional verification is requested fraud and/or egregious violations of
include the following about the Agency: by the employer user. SAVE or the Basic Pilot program to ICE.
Contact, Contact telephone number, Fax SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND
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8 U.S.C. 1255a, 8 U.S.C. 1324a, 8

number, E-mail address, Type of THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
U.S.C. 1360 and 42 U.S.C. 1320b–7.
benefit(s) the agency issues (i.e. In addition to those disclosures
Unemployment Insurance, Educational PURPOSE(S): generally permitted under 5 U.S.C.
Assistance, Driver Licensing, Social This system of records is used to 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, all or a
Security Enumeration, etc.). provide immigration status information portion of the records or information

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contained in this system may be system of records has been RETRIEVABILITY:

disclosed outside DHS as a routine use compromised; (2) it is determined that Agency records are retrieved by name
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as as a result of the suspected or confirmed of applicant or other unique identifier to
follows: compromise there is a risk of harm to include: verification number, A-
A. To a Federal, State, tribal, or local economic or property interests, identity Number, I–94 Number, Visa Number,
government agency, or to a contractor theft or fraud, or harm to the security or SEVIS ID , or by the submitting agency
acting on its behalf, to the extent that integrity of this system or other systems name. Employer records are retrieved by
such disclosure is necessary to enable or programs (whether maintained by verification number, A-Number, I–94
these agencies to make decisions DHS or another agency or entity) that Number, Receipt Number, or Social
concerning: (1) Determination of rely upon the compromised Security Number of the employee, or by
eligibility for a Federal, State, or local information; and (3) the disclosure is the submitting company name.
public benefit; (2) issuance of a license made to such agencies, entities, and
or grant; or (3) government-issued SAFEGUARDS:
persons when reasonably necessary to
credential. assist in connection with efforts to Information in this system is
B. To employers participating in the respond to the suspected or confirmed safeguarded in accordance with
Basic Pilot Employment Verification compromise and prevent, minimize, or applicable laws and policies, including
Program in order to verify the remedy such harm. the DHS information technology
employment eligibility of all newly security policies and the Federal
J. To the United States Department of
hired employees in the United States. Information Security Management Act
Justice (including United States
C. To other Federal, State, tribal, and (FISMA). All records are protected from
Attorney offices) or other federal agency
local government agencies seeking to unauthorized access through
conducting litigation or in proceedings
verify or determine the citizenship or appropriate administrative, physical,
before any court, adjudicative or
immigration status of any individual and technical safeguards. These
administrative body, or to the court or
within the jurisdiction of the DHS as safeguards include restricting access to
administrative body, when it is
authorized or required by law. authorized personnel who have a need-
D. To contractors, grantees, experts, necessary to the litigation and one of the
to-know, using locks, and password
consultants, and others performing or following is a party to the litigation or
protection features. The system is also
working on a contract, service, grant, has an interest in such litigation: (1)
protected through a multi-layer security
cooperative agreement, or other DHS; (2) any employee of DHS in his or
approach. The protective strategies are
assignment for the federal government, her official capacity; (3) any employee
physical, technical, administrative and
when necessary to accomplish a DHS of DHS in his or her individual capacity
environmental in nature, which provide
mission function related to this system where DOJ or DHS has agreed to
access control to sensitive data, physical
of records, in compliance with the represent said employee; or (4) the
access control to DHS facilities,
Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. United States or any agency thereof;
confidentiality of communications,
E. To a Congressional office, from the K. To appropriate Federal, State, authentication of sending parties, and
record of an individual in response to local, tribal, or foreign governmental personnel screening to ensure that all
an inquiry from that Congressional agencies or multilateral governmental personnel with access to data are
office made at the request of the organizations responsible for screened through background
individual to whom the record pertains. investigating or prosecuting the investigations commensurate with the
F. To the National Archives and violations of, or for enforcing or level of access required to perform their
Records Administration or other Federal implementing, a statute, rule, duties.
government agencies pursuant to regulation, order, license, or treaty Information maintained by DHS
records management inspections being where DHS determines that the contractors for this system is also
conducted under the authority of 44 information would assist in the safeguarded in accordance with all
U.S.C. 2904 and 2906. enforcement of civil or criminal laws; applicable laws and regulations,
G. To a former employee of the L. To Federal and foreign government including DHS IT security policies and
Department for purposes of: (1) intelligence or counterterrorism FISMA. . Access is controlled through
Responding to an official inquiry by a agencies when DHS reasonably believes user identification and discrete
Federal, State, or local government there to be a threat or potential threat to password functions to assure that
entity or professional licensing national or international security for accessibility is limited.
authority, in accordance with applicable which the information may be useful in
Department regulations; or (2) RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
countering the threat or potential threat,
facilitating communications with a when DHS reasonably believes such use Completed verifications are archived
former employee that may be necessary is to assist in anti-terrorism efforts, and to a storage disk monthly and are
for personnel-related or other official disclosure is appropriate to the proper archived. The following proposal for
purposes where the Department requires performance of the official duties of the retention and disposal is being prepared
information and/or consultation person making the disclosure; to be sent to the National Archives and
assistance from the former employee Records Administration for approval.
regarding a matter within that person’s DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING Records are stored and retained in the
former area of responsibility. AGENCIES: VIS Repository for twenty (20) years,
H. To the Department of Justice (DOJ), from the date of the completion of the
Civil Rights Division, for the purpose of verification. VIS will retain data
responding to matters within the DOJ’s POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, contained within this system to facility
jurisdiction to include allegations of USCIS’ ability to conduct trend analysis
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fraud and/or nationality discrimination. DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: that may reflect the commission of fraud
I. To appropriate agencies, entities, or other illegal activity related to misuse
and persons when: (1) It is suspected or of either the SAVE or Basic Pilot
confirmed that the security or Data is stored in computer accessible program and to facilitate the
confidentiality of information in the storage media and hardcopy format. reconstruction of an individual’s

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employment eligibility history. Further, Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Morgan City Captain of the Port
retaining the data for this period of time National Records Center, FOIA/PA (COTP)/Federal Maritime Security
will enable USCIS to fight identity fraud Office, P.O. Box 648010, Lee’s Summit, Coordinator (FMSC). The Morgan City
and misappropriation of benefits. MO 64064–8010. COTP/FMSC hereby requests that
qualified individuals interested in
serving on the South Louisiana AMS
Director, Verification Division, U.S. Individuals have an opportunity to Committee submit an application for
Citizenship and Immigration Services, correct their data by submitting a membership.
DDC Building, 4th Floor, 111 redress request directly to the USCIS
DATES: Requests for membership should
Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Privacy Officer who refers the redress
Washington, DC 20529. request to USCIS’s Office of Records. reach the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of
When a redress is made, the change is the Port, Marine Safety Unit Morgan
added directly to the existing records City on or before July 1, 2007.
Please address your inquiries about stored in the underlying DHS system of ADDRESSES: Requests for membership
the VIS system in writing to the system records from which the information was should be submitted to Captain of the
manager identified above. To determine obtained. Once the record is updated in Port, USCG Marine Safety Unit Morgan
whether this system contains records the underlying DHS system of records, City, 800 David Drive, Morgan City,
relating to you, provide a written it is downloaded into VIS. If an Louisiana 70380.
request containing the following applicant believes their file is incorrect FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For
information: but does not know which information is questions concerning either the
1. Identification of the record system; erroneous, the applicant may file a procedure for submitting an application
2. Identification of the category and Privacy Act request as detailed in the or the South Louisiana Area Maritime
types of records sought; and section titled ‘‘Record access Security Committee generally, contact
3. The requesting individual’s procedures’’ above. Mr. Joe Pasqua at 985–380–5313.
signature and verification of identity SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1746, which RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
permits statements to be made under Information contained comes from Authority
penalty of perjury. Alternatively, a several sources: A. Information derived Section 102 of the Maritime
notarized statement may be provided. from the following DHS systems of Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of
Address inquiries to the system records, USCIS’s CIS, CLAIMS3, ISRS, 2002 (Pub. L. 107–295) added section
manager at: Director, Verification and BSS; CBP’s TECS; and ICE’s SEVIS, 70112 to Title 46 of the U.S. Code, and
Division, U.S. Citizenship and B. Information collected from agencies authorized the Secretary of the
Immigration Services, 111 and employers about individuals Department in which the Coast Guard is
Massachusetts Avenue, NW., 4th Floor, seeking government benefits or operating to establish Area Maritime
Washington, DC 20529 or to the employment with an employer using an Security Advisory Committees for any
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act employment verification program, C. port area of the United States. (See 33
Office, USCIS, National Records Center, Information collected from system users U.S.C. 1226; 46 U.S.C. 70112; 33 CFR
P.O. Box 6481010, Lee Summit, MO at either the agency or the employer 103.205; Department of Homeland
64064–8010. used to provide account access to the Security Delegation No. 0170.1.) The
verification program, and D. Information MTSA includes a provision exempting
developed by VIS to identify possible these AMS Committees from the Federal
In order to gain access to one’s issues of misuse or fraud. Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public
information stored in the VIS database, Law 92–436, 86 Stat. 470 (5 U.S.C.
a request for access must be made in EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
writing and addressed to the Freedom of None. The AMS Committee assists the
Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) Issued in Arlington, Virginia. Captain of the Port (COTP)/Federal
officer at USCIS. Individuals who are Hugo Teufel III, Maritime Security Coordinator
seeking information pertaining to (FMSC)in the review and update of the
Chief Privacy Officer.
themselves are directed to clearly mark South Louisiana Area Maritime Security
[FR Doc. E7–6611 Filed 4–6–07; 8:45 am]
the envelope and letter ‘‘Privacy Act Plan for the Marine Safety Unit Morgan
Request.’’ Within the text of the request, City area of responsibility. Such matters
the subject of the record must provide may include, but are not limited to:
his/her account number and/or the full (1) Identifying critical port
name, date and place of birth, and infrastructure and operations;
notarized signature, and any other (2) Identifying risks (threats,
information which may assist in Coast Guard vulnerabilities, and consequences);
identifying and locating the record, and (3) Determining mitigation strategies
a return address. For convenience, [COTP Morgan City, LA 07–002] and implementation methods;
individuals may obtain Form G–639, (4) Developing and describing the
FOIA/PA Request, from the nearest DHS South Louisiana Area Maritime
process to continually evaluate overall
office and used to submit a request for Security Committee
port security by considering
access. The procedures for making a AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. consequences and vulnerabilities, how
request for access to one’s records can ACTION: Solicitation for membership. they may change over time, and what
also be found on the USCIS Web site, additional mitigation strategies can be
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located at SUMMARY: Under the Maritime applied; and

An individual who would like to file Transportation Security Act of 2002, the (5) Providing advice to, and assisting
a FOIA/PA request to view their USCIS Secretary of Homeland Security has the COTP/FMSC in reviewing and
record may do so by sending the request established an Area Maritime Security updating the South Louisiana Area
to the following address: U.S. (AMS) Committee under the direction of Maritime Security Plan.

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