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EPA/OMS RIN: 2025-AA43 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Revisions to the EPA's Privacy Act Regulations for Systems of Records Notices 

EPA proposes revisions to 40 CFR part 16 to clarify procedures related to how it safeguards personally identifiable information and to provide transparency to the public about what data the agency collects and under what circumstances it is authorized to share that data. Following the EPA's January 4, 2006, publication of a final rule that revised 40 CFR part 16 to comply with federal mandates associated with the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Agency proposes to revise its Privacy Act Rules to (1) add four new Systems of Records exempted from the Privacy Act; (2) include an appendix that lists General Routine Uses applicable to data collected from more than one system; (3) revise the process for submitting Privacy Act requests to the Agency in compliance with OMB Memorandum M-21-04 (Modernizing Access to and Consent for Disclosure of Records Subject to the Privacy Act); (4) provide clarity on how a user can provide proof of identification in order to access or change personal records in compliance with OMB Memorandum 23-04; and (6) add new provisions that place restrictions on the use of social security numbers as identifiers in compliance with the Social Security Fraud Prevention Act of 2017.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 16   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2023 
Final Rule  05/00/2024 
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:
Chigozie Achebe
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Mission Support
Mail Code 3903R, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:443 377-4450