Privacy Act Exemption for AssuranceNet
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to exempt certain records maintained by its AssuranceNet (ANet) system of records from the notification and access provisions of Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act). FSIS is proposing these exemptions because the information in the SORN is directly associated with investigations conducted by FSIS for law enforcement purposes. A notice of system of records for USDA/FSIS-0005, AssuranceNet (ANet) is also published in this issue of the Federal Register .
Comments must be received on or before May 23, 2022.
FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on the proposed rule. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods:
- Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments.
- Mail: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 3758, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
- Hand- or Courier-Delivered Submittals: Deliver to 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 350-E, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS-2019-0012. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to https://www.regulations.gov.
Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, call (202) 720-5627 to schedule a time to visit the FSIS Docket Room at 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
For Further Information Contact
Scott Safian, AssuranceNet System Owner/Manager, Enforcement and Litigation Division, Office of Investigation, Enforcement and Audit, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 355 E Street SW, Room 8-205, Washington, DC 20024, (202) 418-8872.
For Privacy Questions: Privacy Office, Office of the Chief Information Officer, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 0055, Washington, DC 20250; Telephone 202-619-8503.