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DOE/ERA RIN: 1903-AA13 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act 

In compliance with the Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 (the Act) (Public Law 115-59; 42 U.S.C. 405 note), enacted on September 15, 2017, the Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to create a regulation that specifies the circumstances under which, pursuant to a Secretarial waiver, DOE elements may transmit through physical mail documents containing full (nine digit) Social Security numbers. The Act prohibits Federal agencies from including individuals’ Social Security number on documents sent by mail unless the head of the agency determines that the inclusion of the full Social Security number on the document is necessary (section 2(a), Public Law 115-59). This proposed rulemaking implements the waiver requirements of the Act for the Department of Energy. There are no anticipated costs or burdens created through this regulation with an impact outside of the Department of Energy. This Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) seeks comment on this proposal. 

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 1008.22   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 405 (note)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory  Regulation to be issued within five years of the Act’s enactment  09/17/2022 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2023 
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:
Kyle E. David
Management and Program Analyst
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:240 686-9485