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150 / Friday, August 5, 2005 / Notices

Proposed Project: Notification of Intent needed to determine whether certification of qualifying criteria for
To Use Schedule III, IV, or V Opioid practitioners are eligible for a waiver. treatment and management of opiate
Drugs for the Maintenance and However, there is no prohibition on dependent patients; certification of
Detoxification Treatment of Opiate use of other means to provide requisite capacity to refer patients for appropriate
Addiction Under 21 U.S.C. 823(g)(2) information. The Secretary will convey counseling and other appropriate
(OMB No. 0930–0234)—Revision notification information and ancillary services; certification of
determinations to the Drug Enforcement maximum patient load, certification to
The Drug Addiction Treatment Act of Administration (DEA), which will use only those drug products that meet
2000 (‘‘DATA,’’ Pub. L. 106–310) assign an identification number to the criteria in the law. The form also
amended the Controlled Substances Act qualifying practitioners; this number notifies practitioners of Privacy Act
(21 U.S.C. 823(g)(2)) to permit will be included in the practitioner’s considerations, and permits
practitioners (physicians) to seek and registration under 21 U.S.C. 823(f). practitioners to expressly consent to
obtain waivers to prescribe certain Practitioners may use the form for two disclose limited information to the
approved narcotic treatment drugs for types of notification: (a) New, and (b) SAMHSA Buprenorphine Physician
the treatment of opiate addiction. The immediate. Under ‘‘new’’ notifications, Locator.
legislation sets eligibility requirements practitioners may make their initial
and certification requirements as well as Since July 2002, SAMHSA has
waiver requests to SAMHSA.
an interagency notification review received just over 6,000 notifications
‘‘Immediate’’ notifications inform
process for physicians who seek and has certified over 5,500 physicians.
SAMHSA and the Attorney General of a
waivers. Eighty-one percent of the notifications
practitioner’s intent to prescribe
To implement these new provisions, were submitted by mail or by facsimile,
immediately to facilitate the treatment
SAMHSA developed a notification form with approximately twenty percent
of an individual (one) patient under 21
(SMA–167) that facilitates the submitted through the Web based online
U.S.C. 823(g)(2)(E)(ii).
submission and review of notifications. The form collects data on the system. Approximately 60 percent of the
The form provides the information following items: Practitioner name; state certified physicians have consented to
necessary to determine whether medical license number and DEA disclosure on the SAMHSA
practitioners (i.e., independent registration number; address of primary Buprenorphine Physician Locator.
physicians and physicians in group location, telephone and fax numbers; e- Respondents may submit the form
practices (as defined under section mail address; name and address of electronically, through a dedicated Web
1877(h)(4) of the Social Security Act) group practice; group practice employer page that SAMHSA will establish for the
meet the qualifications for waivers set identification number; names and DEA purpose, as well as via U.S. mail.
forth under the new law. Use of this registration numbers of group The following table summarizes the
form will enable physicians to know practitioners; purpose of notification estimated annual burden for the use of
they have provided all information new, immediate, or renewal; this form.

Responses Burden per

Number of Total burden
Purpose of submission per response
respondents (hrs)
respondent (hr)

Initial Application for Waiver ............................................................................ 2,000 1 .083 166

Notification to Prescribe Immediately .............................................................. 50 1 .083 4

Total .......................................................................................................... 2,050 ........................ ........................ 170

Send comments to Summer King, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND DATES: The workshop will be held on
SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, SECURITY September 8, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 4:30
Room 7–1044, One Choke Cherry Road, p.m. and on September 9, 2005, from
Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments Office of the Secretary 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
should be received within 60 days of ADDRESSES: The Privacy and
Public Workshop: Privacy and
this notice. Technology Workshop will be held in
Technology: Government Use of
Dated: July 29, 2005.
the auditorium at the DHS Offices at the
Commercial Data for Homeland
GSA Regional Headquarters Building
Anna Marsh, Security
located at 7th and D Streets, SW.,
Executive Officer, SAMHSA. Washington, DC 20024.
AGENCY: Privacy Office, Department of
[FR Doc. 05–15500 Filed 8–4–05; 8:45 am] Homeland Security. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
ACTION: Notice announcing public
Toby Milgrom Levin, Robyn Kaplan,
workshop. Kenneth Mortensen, or Peter Sand at
Privacy Workshop, Privacy Office,
SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Department of Homeland Security,
Security Privacy Office will host a Arlington, VA 22202, by telephone 571–
public workshop, ‘‘Privacy and 227–3813, by facsimile 571–227–4171,
Technology: Government Use of or by e-mail at
Commercial Data for Homeland
Security,’’ to explore the policy, legal, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
and technology issues associated with
the government’s use of personally Workshop Goals
identifiable commercial data in The Department of Homeland
protecting the homeland. Security (DHS) Privacy Office is holding

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a public workshop to explore the policy, information management that are more technology can be used as a governance
legal, and technology issues privacy protective. tool to ensure that the agency’s privacy
surrounding the government’s use of polices are implemented.
The Workshop
personally identifiable commercial data Registration Information
for homeland security. The program will The program will begin with a
include a broad range of experts and discussion of how government agencies The workshop is open to the public
perspectives, including representatives are using personally identifiable and there is no fee for attendance. For
from academia, business leaders, commercial data in homeland security. general security purposes, all attendees
privacy advocates, legal experts, Among the questions that we may will be required to show a valid form of
technologists, and policy leaders. In examine are: What types of personally photo identification, such as a driver’s
addition to the panel discussions, time identifiable commercial data are being license, to enter the building.
will be allotted during the workshop for used; what are the benefits of using such The Privacy Office will accept
questions and comments from the data; what commercial data is needed to registration for this workshop.
help identify terrorists; can commercial Registration is not necessary to attend,
audience that may be directed to each
data be used to reduce the incidence of but is encouraged so that we may better
false positives, and if so, what data is plan this event. To register, please send
Reason for the Workshop needed to do so; and how accurate is an e-mail to the e-mail box for the
commercial data for such purposes. workshop,,
The government’s use of technology The second topic will address the indicating your intent to attend. The
to access and analyze vast amounts of privacy and legal issues raised by Privacy Office will not retain your e-
personally identifiable data collected by government use of commercial data. mail or e-mail address. For additional
companies and data aggregators raises This panel will explore the adequacy of information, including routine uses
important privacy concerns. The DHS current laws, particularly the Privacy permitted by the Privacy Act, see the
Privacy Office is holding this workshop Act of 1974, to protect against DHS Privacy Policy on the DHS Web
to inform the Privacy Office, DHS, and government abuses when using site at
the public about the policy, legal, and commercial data. The panel will also privacy.jsp.
technology issues surrounding the examine the privacy implications of The Privacy Office will post
government’s access and use of such government’s use of commercial data additional information about the
information for counterterrorism and and whether there should be any workshop, including a detailed agenda,
how to protect privacy given the limitations or protections. The panel on the DHS Privacy Office Web site at
government’s need for better data may also discuss whether there are prior to the
analysis. international laws and standards that event. A transcript of the workshop will
Commercially available personal can provide models for protecting be posted shortly after the workshop.
information ranges from directory privacy in this context. Dated: July 25, 2005.
information, such as individual names, The third panel will focus on current
and developing technologies to aid the Nuala O’Connor Kelly,
addresses, and telephone numbers, to Chief Privacy Officer Department of
records of retail purchases, including government in analyzing data for
Homeland Security.
travel, insurance, and financial data, to homeland security. This panel will
examine the technologies government [FR Doc. 05–15488 Filed 8–4–05; 8:45 am]
public record information obtained from
Federal, state, and local offices, agencies are using to access and process BILLING CODE 4410–10–P

including court documents, professional data and whether such uses raise
licenses, and property records. privacy concerns. The panel may also
discuss how to evaluate the quality of DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
A number of reports have been issued such technologies, the accuracy of the SECURITY
urging that the government adopt underlying data, and whether further
standards for using such information for Coast Guard
research is needed before agencies
intelligence analysis, including the invest in such technologies. [USCG–2000–7833]
Department of Defense, Technology and The fourth panel will examine how
Privacy Advisory Committee (TAPAC) technology can help protect individual Draft Programmatic Environmental
Report and the two reports of the Markle privacy while enabling government Impact Statement for Vessel and
Foundation’s Task Force on National agencies to analyze data. This panel will Facility Response Plans for Oil: 2003
Security in the Information Age.1 This review privacy-enhancing technologies Removal Equipment Requirements and
workshop is intended to provide a (PETs) that enable data analysis without Alternative Technology Revisions;
forum for considering such standards as disclosing the identity of individuals by Reopening Comment Period
well as for examining whether and how using de-identified or anonymized data. AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.
information technology and commercial In addition, the technologists will ACTION: Notice of availability and
data can help improve national security. discuss how matching, linking, and request for comments; reopening the
Finally, the workshop will look at knowledge discovery can be done in a comment period.
technologies to aid in data analysis and more privacy-sensitive manner.
The final panel will build on the SUMMARY: In response to public request,
1 Technology and Privacy Advisory Commission, discussion of the previous panels to the Coast Guard is reopening the public
Safeguarding Privacy in the Fight Against Terrorism develop a recommended roadmap for comment period on the Draft
(2004) available at
finalreport.htm; Markle Foundation, Task Force on
DHS on building privacy protections Programmatic Environmental Impact
National Security in the Information Age, Creating into information programs that use Statement (DPEIS) for the rulemaking on
a Trusted Information Network for Homeland commercial data. This closing panel Vessel and Facility Response Plans for
Security (2003); Markle Foundation, Task Force on will discuss options concerning privacy Oil; 2003 Removal Equipment
National Security in the Information Age, Protecting
American’s Freedom in the Information Age (2002).
protective rules and standards DHS can Requirements and Alternative
The Markle reports are available at http:// adopt without waiting for changes in Technology Revisions published on law. The panel may also consider how June 1, 2005 (70 FR 31487). The DPEIS

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