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DOI/ASPMB RIN: 1090-AB24 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 Implementation 
Abstract:

This direct final rule will amend 43 CFR part 2 to add subpart M to implement the Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017, which directs Federal agencies to issue regulations that prohibit the inclusion of an individual’s Social Security number (SSN) on any document sent through the mail unless the Secretary deems it necessary.  The regulations also include requirements for protecting documents with SSNs sent through postal mail. 

 
Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 43 CFR 2   
Legal Authority: Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017, Pub. L. 115-59, 42 U.S.C. 405 note   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  The Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 directs agencies to issue regulations within five years (September 15, 2022).  09/15/2022 

Overall Description of Deadline: The Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 directs agencies to issue regulations within five years (September 15, 2022) to restrict the inclusion of SSNs in documents sent by mail, provide instructions for the partial redaction of SSNs where feasible, and prohibit the display of SSNs on the outside of any package or envelope sent by mail.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Direct Final Rule  11/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Teri Barnett
Departmental Privacy Officer, Cybersecurity Division
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street NW, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Room 7112,
Washington, DC 20240
Phone:202 208-1943
Email: teri_barnett@ios.doi.gov