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Pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, Public Law 100-503, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given of the computer matching program between the De

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Summary: Pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, Public Law 100-503, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given of the computer matching program between the Department of Education (ED) (the recipient agency), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Treasury (the source agency).
Notice of the matching program was originally published in the Federal Register on June 3, 1993 (58 FR 31587); the program became effective on May 8,1995. Duration was 18 months plus a one-year extension permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(D)). The one-year extension expired on August 31, 1997. This document notifies the public of the approval of a new agreement between the Department of Treasury and Department of Education to continue the matching program. The Data Integrity Boards of both agencies have approved this new agreement.
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[Federal Register: November 17, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 221)]
[Notices]
[Page 61306-61307]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice--computer matching between the Department of Education
and the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act
of 1988, Public Law 100-503, and the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby
given of the computer matching program between the Department of
Education (ED) (the recipient agency), and the Internal Revenue Service
(IRS), Department of Treasury (the source agency).
Notice of the matching program was originally published in the
Federal Register on June 3, 1993 (58 FR 31587); the program became
effective on May 8,1995. Duration was 18 months plus a one-year
extension permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by the
Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (5 U.S.C.
552a(o)(2)(D)). The one-year extension expired on August 31, 1997. This
document notifies the public of the approval of a new agreement between
the Department of Treasury and Department of Education to continue the
matching program. The Data Integrity Boards of both agencies have
approved this new agreement.
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as
amended, and OMB guidance on the computer matching provision of the
Privacy Act, the following is provided:

1. Name of Participating Agencies

The U. S. Department of Education (ED) and the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) of the U. S. Department of Treasury.

2. Purpose of the Match

This matching program, entitled Taxpayer Address Request , permits
ED to have access to any taxpayer's mailing address who has defaulted
on certain loans extended under the Higher Education Act for the
purposes of locating the taxpayer to collect the loan. This Agreement
further provides for redisclosure by the Secretary of Education of a
taxpayer's mailing address to any lender, or State or nonprofit
guarantee agency, also participating under the Higher Education Act, or
any educational institution with which the Secretary of Education has
an agreement under that Act.

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3. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program

The information contained in the IRS data base is referred to TAR,
and is authorized under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 6103 (m) (4),
Public Law 99-603. ED seeks access to this data base under the Higher
Education Act of 1965, as amended under section 3 (a) (1) of the
Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962.

4. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered

The records to be used in the match and the roles of the matching
participants are described as follows:
ED will provide the Social Security Number (ssn) and first four
letters of the last name of each student who has defaulted under a loan
program authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
This information will be extracted from the Title IV Program File
system of records (18-40-0024). The ED data will be matched against
IRS'' system of records to collect the most recent address of each
taxpayer who matches the SSN and first four letters provided by ED.

5. Effective Dates of the Matching Program

The matching program will become effective 40-days after a copy of
the agreement, as approved by the Data Integrity Board of each agency,
is sent to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget, or 30-days
after publication of this notice in the Federal Register, unless OMB
disapproves the Matching Program within the 40-day review period. If
OMB takes no action within the 40-days, this Matching Program becomes
effective after both the 40-day OMB period and the 30-day Federal
Register period have passed. The matching program will continue for 18
months after the effective date and may be extended for an additional
12 months, if the conditions specified in 5 U. S. C. 552a (o) (2) (D)
have been met.

6. Address for Receipt of Public Comments or Inquiries

The person to contact if there are any questions or inquiries is:
Cynthia D.B. Mills, Management Analyst, Federal Family Student Loan
Systems Division, Office of Postsecondary Education, Development
Division, US Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW,
(Room 4613, ROB-3), Washington, DC 20202, Telephone: 202-708-9768.
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTD) may
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding
paragraph.

Electronic Access to This Document

Anyone may view this document, as well as all other Department of
Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or
portable document format (pdf) on the World Wide Web at either of the
following sites:

http://ocfo.ed.gov/fedreg.htm
http://www.ed.gov/news.html

To use the pdf you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader Program with
Search, which is available free at either of the previous sites. If you
have questions about using the pdf, call the U. S. Government Printing
Office toll free at 1-888-293-6498.
Anyone may also view these documents in text copy only on an
electronic bulletin board of the Department . Telephone: (202) 219-1511
or toll free, 1-800-222-4922. The documents are located under Option
G--Files/Announcement, Bulletins and Press Releases.

Note: The official version of this document is the document
published in the Federal Register.

Dated: November 7, 1997.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
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