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HHS/OS RIN: 0991-AC05 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: Privacy Act Regulations 

This rulemaking will update regulations at 45 CFR part 5b, which detail how the Department implements requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a).

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 5 CFR 5b     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(f)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  12/00/2019 
Additional Information: This is an administrative, no-cost rule. This rule will update a rule that was last published in 1975 and, therefore, is significantly outdated. Updated regulations are needed to include not only significant changes to the HHS organization but also changes in the law that have been implemented since the HHS regulations were last updated in 1975. The updated rule will aid the general public in its ability to understand and use the Privacy Act of 1974. Since the Privacy Act provides U.S. citizens the right of access to records the Federal government keeps on them, it is essential that the HHS Privacy Act Regulations are up-to-date and accurate.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael Marquis
FOIA Director
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Secretary
200 Independence Avenue SW, Suite 729H,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:202 260-7100

Beth Kramer
Privacy Act Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Suite 729H,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:202 690-6941
Fax:202 690-8320