FR Doc 04-5673
[Federal Register: March 15, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 50)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
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Part V

Department of Education


34 CFR Part 5b

Privacy Act Regulations; Final Rule

Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records; Notices

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34 CFR Part 5b

Privacy Act Regulations

AGENCY: Office of Management, Department of Education.

ACTION: Final regulations.


SUMMARY: The Secretary amends the Department's regulations implementing 
the Privacy Act of 1974. These regulations make technical changes under 
Sec.  5b.11 exempt systems of the Privacy Act regulations. These final 
regulations change the numbering system for the exempt systems, change 
the system location for Personnel Security and Suitability Purposes, 
and delete the Suitability for Employment Records (18-11-0020) from the 
Department's inventory of systems of records.

DATES: These regulations are effective March 15, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chiquitta Thomas, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, Regulatory Information Management Group, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 4050, ROB3, 
Washington, DC 20202-4651. Telephone: (202) 708-9265.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER 


Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking

    Under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) the 
Department generally offers interested parties the opportunity to 
comment on proposed regulations. However, these amendments make 
procedural changes only to revise the file designation numbers, list of 
systems exempted, and office name and do not establish new substantive 
policy. Therefore, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A), the Secretary has 
determined that proposed rulemaking is not required.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification

    The Secretary certifies that these regulations will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
    These regulations involve procedural rights of individuals under 
the Privacy Act. Individuals are not considered to be ``entities'' 
under the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

    These regulations do not contain any information collection 

Assessment of Educational Impact

    Based on our own review, we have determined that these final 
regulations do not require transmission of information that any other 
agency or authority of the United States gathers or makes available.

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List of Subjects in 34 CFR Part 5b


    Dated: March 9, 2004.
William J. Leidinger,
Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Information Officer.

For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Secretary amends part 5b 
of title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:


1. The authority citation for part 5b continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301, 5 U.S.C. 552a.

Sec.  5b.11  [Amended]

2. Section 5b.11 is amended by:
a. In the introductory text in paragraph (b), removing ``(18-10-0001)'' 
and adding, in its place ``(18-10-01)'' and removing ``(18-10-0004)'' 
and adding, in its place ``(18-10-04)''.
b. In the introductory text in paragraph (c)(1), removing ``(18-10-
0001)'' and adding, in its place ``(18-10-01)'' and removing ``(18-10-
0004)'' and adding, in its place ``(18-10-04)''.
c. In the introductory text in paragraph (c)(2), removing ``(18-08-
0002)'' and adding, in its place ``(18-08-01)''.
d. In the introductory text in paragraph (d)(1), removing ``(18-10-
0002)'' and adding, in its place ``(18-05-17)''; removing the 
designation for paragraph (d)(1); redesignating paragraphs (d)(1)(i), 
(d)(1)(ii), and (d)(1)(iii) as paragraphs (d)(1), (d)(2), and (d)(3), 
respectively; and removing paragraph (d)(2).
e. In the last sentence of paragraph (e), removing ``Information 
Management Branch, Washington, DC 20202-4753'' and adding, in its place 
``Office of the Chief Information Officer, Regulatory Information 
Management Group, Washington, DC 20202-4651.''

[FR Doc. 04-5673 Filed 3-12-04; 8:45 am]