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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy

[Docket ID: USN-2012-0012]

Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.
ACTION: Notice to alter a system of records.
SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy proposes to alter a system of records in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The blanket (k)(1) exemption applies to this systems of records to accurately describe the basis for exempting disclosure of classified information that is or may be contained in the records.
DATES: This proposed action will be effective on October 15, 2012 unless comments are received, which result in a contrary determination. Comments will be accepted on or before October 15, 2012.
ADDRESSES: *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 thisFederal Registerdocument. 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 athttp://www.regulations.govas they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Robin Patterson, Department of the Navy, DNS-36, 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350-2000 or call at (202) 685-6545.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department of the Navy notices for systems of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in theFederal Registerand are available from the address inFOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The proposed system report, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, was submitted on August 8, 2012, to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix I to OMB Circular No. A-130, “Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,” dated February 8, 1996 (February 20, 1996, 61 FR 6427).

Dated: September 10, 2012. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
NM01730-1 System name:

Navy Chaplain Privileged Counseling Files (February 21, 2008, 73 FR 9549).

Changes: System location:

Delete entry and replace with “Organizational elements of the Department of the Navy. Official mailing addresses are published in the Standard Navy Distribution List.”

Categories of records in the system:

Delete entry and replace with “Name, date and nature of service provided, and Chaplain's notes.

PII that is mentioned by an individual during the course of a counseling interview, even if that PII was not solicited, may become part of a counseling file.”

Authority for maintenance of the system:

Delete entry and replace with “10 U.S.C. 5013, Secretary of the Navy; 10 U.S.C. 5041, Headquarters, Marine Corps; and SECNAVINST 1730.9, Confidential Communications to Chaplains.”

Notification procedure:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the chaplain who provided the service. Official mailing addresses are published in the Standard Navy Distribution List.

The request should include full name, date of service, and address of the individual concerned and should be signed.

The system manager may require an original signature or a notarized signature as a means of proving the identity of the individual requesting access to the records.”

Record access procedures:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the chaplain who provided the service. Official mailing addresses are published in the Standard Navy Distribution List.

The request should include full name, date of service, and address of the individual concerned and should be signed.

The system manager may require an original signature or a notarized signature as a means of proving the identity of the individual requesting access to the records.”