Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program

CourtChildren And Families Administration
Citation86 FR 73788
Publication Date28 December 2021
Record Number2021-28211
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use of automated collection techniques
or other forms of information
technology. Consideration will be given
to comments and suggestions submitted
within 60 days of this publication.
Authority: Sec. 469B(e)(3), Public Law
104–193.
Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and
Families
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
AGENCY
: Office of Child Support
Enforcement, Administration for
Children and Families, HHS.
ACTION
: Notice of a new matching
program.
SUMMARY
: The Department of Health and
Human Services (HHS), Administration
for Children and Families (ACF), Office
of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is
providing notice of a re-established
matching program between HHS/ACF/
OCSE and state agencies administering
the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP). The matching program
compares state SNAP agency records
with new hire, quarterly wage, and
unemployment insurance information
maintained in the National Directory of
New Hires (NDNH). The outcomes of
the comparisons help state agencies
with establishing or verifying eligibility
for applicants and recipients of SNAP
benefits, reducing SNAP benefit errors,
and maintaining program integrity.
DATES
: The deadline for comments on
this notice is January 27, 2022. The re-
established matching program will
commence no sooner than 30 days after
publication of this notice, provided no
comments are received that warrant a
change to this notice. The matching
program will be conducted for an initial
term of 18 months (from approximately
February 16, 2022, through August 15,
2023), and within 3 months of
expiration, may be renewed for one
additional year if the parties make no
change to the matching program and
certify that the program has been
conducted in compliance with the
agreement.
ADDRESSES
: Interested parties may
submit written comments on this notice
to Venkata Kondapolu, Acting Director,
Division of Federal Systems, Office of
Child Support Enforcement,
Administration for Children and
Families, by email at
venkata.kondapolu@acf.hhs.gov, or by
mail at Mary E. Switzer Building, 330 C
St. SW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC
20201. Comments received will be
available for public inspection at this
address from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET,
Monday through Friday.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
General questions about the matching
program may be submitted to Venkata
Kondapolu, Acting Director, Division of
Federal Systems, Office of Child
Support Enforcement, Administration
for Children and Families, by email at
venkata.kondapolu@acf.hhs.gov, or by
mail at Mary E. Switzer Building, 330 C
St. SW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC
20201, or by telephone at 202–260–
4712.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The
Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5
U.S.C. 552a), provides certain
protections for individuals applying for
and receiving federal benefits. The law
governs the use of computer matching
by federal agencies when records in a
system of records, which contains
information about individuals that are
retrieved by name or other personal
identifier, are matched with records of
other federal, state, or local government
records. The Privacy Act requires
agencies involved in a matching
program to:
1. Obtain approval of a Computer
Matching Agreement, prepared in
accordance with the Privacy Act, by the
Data Integrity Board of any federal
agency participating in a matching
program.
2. Enter into a written Computer
Matching Agreement.
3. Provide a report of the matching
program to Congress and the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB), and
make it available to the public, as
required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(o), (u)(3)(A),
and (u)(4).
4. Publish a notice of the matching
program in the Federal Register as
required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(12) after
OMB and Congress complete their
review of the report, as provided by
OMB Circular A–108.
5. Notify the individuals whose
information will be used in the
matching program that the information
they provide is subject to verification
through matching, as required by 5
U.S.C. 552a(o)(1)(D).
6. Verify match findings before
suspending, terminating, reducing, or
making a final denial of an individual’s
benefits or payments or taking other
adverse action against the individual, as
required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(p).
This matching program complies with
these requirements.
Linda Boyer,
Deputy Commissioner, OCSE.
Participating Agencies
The Office of Child Support
Enforcement (OCSE) is the source
agency, and state agencies administering
the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP) are non-federal
(recipient) agencies.
Authority for Conducting the Matching
Program
The authority for conducting the
matching program is contained in
section 453(j)(10) of the Social Security
Act (42 U.S.C. 653(j)(10)). The
Agriculture Act of 2014, Public Law
113–079, amended section 11(e) of the
Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7
U.S.C. 2020(e)(24)) by adding the
requirement that the state agency shall
request wage data directly from the
NDNH, established under section 453(i)
of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.
653(i)), relevant to determining
eligibility to receive supplemental
nutrition assistance program benefits
and determining the correct amount of
those benefits at the time of
certification.
Purpose(s)
The purpose of the matching program
is to provide each participating state
agency administering SNAP with new
hire, quarterly wage, and
unemployment insurance information
from OCSE’s NDNH system of records to
assist them in establishing or verifying
SNAP applicants’ and recipients’
eligibility for assistance, reducing
payment errors, and maintaining
program integrity, including
determining whether duplicate
participation exists or if the applicant or
recipient resides in another state. The
state SNAP agencies may also use the
NDNH information for the secondary
purpose of updating the recipients’
reported participation in work activities
and updating recipients’ and their
employers’ contact information
maintained by the state SNAP agencies.
Categories of Individuals
The categories of individuals involved
in the matching program are adult
members of households who have
applied for or receive SNAP benefits.
Categories of Records
The categories of records involved in
the matching program, which may
include personal identifiers, are new
hire, quarterly wage, and
unemployment insurance information.
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The specific data elements that will be
provided to HHS/ACF/OCSE in a state
agency input file are:
Submitting state code (two-digit
Federal Information Processing
Standard code);
Date stamp (input file transmission
date);
Adult SNAP caseload month and
year of adult SNAP applicants and
recipients;
Adult SNAP applicant/recipient
Social Security number;
Adult SNAP applicant/recipient’s
first, middle, and last name; and
Name/Social Security number
verification request.
Optional:
Passback data (state agency
information used to identify individuals
within the input file to be returned on
the output file); and
Same state data indicator (indicates
whether the state agency requests
NDNH new hire, quarterly wage, or
unemployment insurance even if the
information was provided by that same
state).
HHS/ACF/OCSE will compare the
Social Security numbers in the state
agency input file to the Social Security
numbers in the NDNH, and will provide
the state agency with any available new
hire, quarterly wage, and available
unemployment insurance information
in NDNH pertaining to the individuals
whose records are contained in the state
agency input file. The NDNH data
elements that HHS/ACF/OCSE will
return to the state agency are as follows:
a. New Hire File
New hire processed date
Employee name and address
Employee date and state of hire
Federal and state employer
identification numbers
Department of Defense code
Employer name and address
Transmitter agency code
Transmitter state code
Transmitter state or agency name
b. Quarterly Wage File
Quarterly wage processed date
Employee name
Federal and state employer
identification numbers
Department of Defense code
Employer name and address
Employee wage amount
Quarterly wage reporting period
Transmitter agency code
Transmitter state code
Transmitter state or agency name
c. Unemployment Insurance File
Unemployment insurance processed
date
Claimant name and address
Claimant benefit amount
Unemployment insurance reporting
period
Transmitter state code
Transmitter state or agency name
System(s) of Records
The NDNH data used in this matching
program will be disclosed from the
following OCSE system of records, as
authorized by routine use 15: ‘‘OCSE
National Directory of New Hires,’’
System No. 09–80–0381; 80 FR 17906
(Apr. 2, 2015), updated at 83 FR 6591
(Feb. 14, 2018).
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BILLING CODE 4184–42–P
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
HUMAN SERVICES
Food and Drug Administration
[Docket No. FDA–2012–P–1189]
Canned Tuna Deviating From the
Standard of Identity; Amendment of
Temporary Marketing Permits
AGENCY
: Food and Drug Administration,
HHS.
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA or we) is
amending the temporary permits issued
to Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, and StarKist
Seafood Co. to market test canned tuna.
The Bumble Bee Foods, LLC’s
temporary permit is amended to add
one additional manufacturing location.
The StarKist Seafood Co.’s temporary
permit is amended to increase the
amount of test product and to add one
additional manufacturing location.
These amendments will allow the
applicants to continue to test market the
test product and collect data on
consumer acceptance.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Marjan Morravej, Center for Food Safety
and Applied Nutrition (HFS–820), Food
and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus
Dr., College Park, MD 20740, 240–402–
2371.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: In the
Federal Register of June 20, 2014 (79 FR
35362), we issued a notice announcing
that we had issued temporary permits to
Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, 9655 Granite
Ridge Dr., San Diego, CA 92123;
Chicken of the Sea International, 9330
Scranton Rd., Suite 500, San Diego, CA
92121; and StarKist Seafood Co., 225
North Shore Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15212,
to market test products identified as
canned tuna products. We issued the
permits to facilitate market testing of
products that deviate from the
requirements of the standard of identity
for canned tuna in 21 CFR 161.190,
which were issued under section 401 of
the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic
Act (21 U.S.C. 341).
In the Federal Register of March 7,
2016 (81 FR 11813), we issued a notice
announcing that we were extending the
temporary market permits issued to
Bumble Bee Foods, LLC; Chicken of the
Sea International; and StarKist Seafood
Co. The extension allows the applicants
to continue to measure consumer
acceptance of the products and assess
the commercial feasibility of the
products, in support of a petition to
amend the standard of identity for
canned tuna. The new expiration date of
the permits will be either the effective
date of a final rule amending the
standard of identity for canned tuna that
may result from the petition or 30 days
after denial of the petition.
In the Federal Register of March 5,
2021 (86 FR 12954), we issued a notice
announcing that we were amending the
temporary permit issued to StarKist
Seafood Co. to allow the test product to
be manufactured at three additional
plants: Tropical Canning (Thailand)
Public Co., Ltd., 1/1 M.2 T. Thungyai,
Hatyai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand;
I.S.A. Value Co., Ltd., 44/4 Moo1,
Petchkasem Road, Yaicha, Sampran,
Nakornpathom 73110, Thailand; and
Tri-Marine (Solomon Islands), Soltuna
Ltd., 1 Tuna Dr., Noro, Western
Province, Solomon Islands, and to
increase the amount of test product to
213,500,000 pounds (96,841,971
kilograms).
Under our regulations at 21 CFR
130.17(f), we are amending the
temporary permits issued to Bumble Bee
Foods, LLC, and StarKist Seafood Co.
We are amending the temporary permit
issued to Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, to
allow the test product to be
manufactured at one additional plant:
Marindustrias, S.A. de C.V. Calle
Central Oriente No. 5, Parque Industrial
Fondeport, Manzanillo Colima, CL
28219 Mexico. We are amending the
temporary permit issued to StarKist
Seafood Co. to increase the amount of
test product to be market tested to
217,900,000 pounds (98,837,777
kilograms) in retail cans of various sizes
and to allow the test product to be
manufactured at one additional plant:
Socie
´te
´De Conserverie en Afrique (SCA
S.A.), Nouveau Quai de Peche-Mole 10–
BP 782, Dakar, Senegal. All other
conditions and terms of the permits
remain the same.
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