Privacy Act Program

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 173 (Friday, September 6, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 173 (Friday, September 6, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 46882]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-19311]
Department of the Air Force
32 CFR Part 806b
[Docket ID: USAF-2019-HQ-0006]
RIN 0701-AA89
Privacy Act Program
AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DoD.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: This final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the
Department of the Air Force Privacy Program. On April 11, 2019, the
Department of Defense published a revised DoD-level Privacy Program
rule, which contains the necessary information for an agency-wide
privacy program regulation under the Privacy Act and now serves as the
single Privacy Program rule for the Department. That revised Privacy
Program rule also includes all DoD component exemption rules.
Therefore, part 806b is now unnecessary and may be removed from the
DATES: This rule is effective on September 6, 2019.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DoD now has a single DoD-level Privacy
Program rule at 32 CFR part 310 (84 FR 14728) that contains all the
codified information required for the Department. The Department of the
Air Force program regulation at 32 CFR part 806b, ``Privacy Act
Program,'' last updated on January 7, 2004 (69 FR 954), is no longer
required and can be removed.
    It has been determined that publication of this CFR part removal
for public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to
public interest since it is based on the removal of policies and
procedures that are either now reflected in another CFR part, 32 CFR
310, or are publicly available on the Department's website. To the
extent that the Department of the Air Force internal guidance
concerning the implementation of the Privacy Act within the Department
of the Air Force is necessary, it will continue to be published in
``Air Force Privacy and Civil Liberties Program (AFI33-332),''
available at (14 Feb 2019).
    This rule is one of 20 separate component Privacy rules. With the
finalization of the DoD-level Privacy rule at 32 CFR part 310, the
Department is eliminating the need for this component Privacy rule,
thereby reducing costs to the public as explained in the preamble of
the DoD-level Privacy rule published on April 11, 2019, at 84 FR 14728-
    This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866,
``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' Therefore, E.O. 13771, ``Reducing
Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs'' does not apply.
List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 806b
Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 32 CFR part 806b is
Bao-Anh Trinh,
Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-19311 Filed 9-5-19; 8:45 am]