FR Doc E6-12131
[Federal Register: July 28, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 145)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program; Notice

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of Renewal of the Computer Matching Program between the 
U.S. Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. 
Department of The Treasury.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as 
amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 
(Pub. L. 100-503), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Final 
Guidance Interpreting the Provisions of Public Law 100-503, the 
Computer Matching Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (54 FR 25818, June 16, 
1989), this document provides notice of the renewal of the computer 
matching program between the U.S. Department of Education (ED) (the 
recipient agency), and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 
Department of Treasury (the source agency). The computer matching 
program will begin on the effective date as specified in the computer 
matching agreement and in paragraph 5 of this notice.
    Notice of the matching program between ED and IRS was originally 
published in the Federal Register on August 18, 2003 (68 FR 49456). The 
computer matching program became effective for a period of 18 months on 
February 18, 2003. On August 18, 2005, IRS and ED extended the computer 
matching program for an additional 12 months. Unless renewed, the 
computer matching program will expire on August 17, 2006.
    In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 
552a), OMB Final Guidance Interpreting the Provisions of Public Law 
100-503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (54 
FR 25818, June 16, 1989), and OMB Circular No. A-130, Appendix I (65 FR 
77677, December 12, 2000), the following information is provided:

1. Name of Participating Agencies

    The U.S. Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service 
of the U.S. Department of Treasury.

2. Purpose of the Match

    The purpose of this matching program, entitled Taxpayer Address 
Request (TAR), is to permit ED to have access to the mailing address of 
any taxpayer who owes an overpayment of a grant awarded to the taxpayer 
under subpart 1 of part A of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended, (HEA), or who has defaulted on a loan made under part 
B, D, or E of Title IV of the HEA or made pursuant to section 3(a)(1) 
of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 to a student at an 
institution of higher education, for the purposes of locating the 
taxpayer to collect grant overpayment or loan debt.
    In accordance with section 6103(m)(4)(B) of the of Internal Revenue 
Code (IRC) (26 U.S.C. 6103(m)(4)(B)), the computer matching agreement 
between ED and IRS provides for redisclosure by the Secretary of 
Education of a taxpayer's mailing address to any lender, or State or 
nonprofit guarantee agency, which is participating under part B or D of 
Title IV of the HEA, or any educational institution with which the 
Secretary of Education has an agreement under subpart 1 of part A, or 
part D or E, of Title IV of the HEA.

3. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program

    The information contained in the IRS database is referred to as the 
TAR, and the matching program between ED and IRS is authorized under 
section 6103(m)(2) and (m)(4) of the IRC (26 U.S.C. 6103(m)(2) and 
(m)(4)).

4. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered by the Match

    The records to be used in the match 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 part B, D, or E of Title IV of the HEA or made 
pursuant to section 3(a)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act 
of 1962 to a student at an institution of higher education, or who owes 
a grant overpayment authorized under subpart 1 of part A of Title IV of 
the HEA. This information will be extracted from ED's Student Financial 
Assistance Collection system of records (18-11-07) (64 FR 30166 (June 
4, 1999), as amended by 64 FR 72407 (December 27, 1999)).

    Note: On January 23, 2006, ED published a notice of a new system 
of records entitled the Common Services for Borrowers (CSB) system 
(18-11-16) (71 FR 3503), which, once it is fully phased in, will 
replace, and will include the records now maintained in, ED's 
Student Financial Assistance Collection Files system of records.

    The ED data described in the preceding paragraph will be matched 
against the IRS' system of records, CADE Individual Master File (IMF), 
Treasury/IRS 24.030 (66 FR 63783, 63800 (December 10, 2001)) in order 
to collect the most recent address of each taxpayer who matches the SSN 
and first four letters of the last name as provided by ED.

5. Effective Dates of the Matching Program

    The matching program will become effective at the latest of the 
following dates: (1) 40 days after the signing of the transmittal 
letter sending the computer matching program report to Congress and the 
OMB, unless OMB disapproves the matching program within the 40-day 
review period or if OMB waives 10 days of the 40-day review period, 
then 30 days after the signing of the transmittal letter sending the 
computer matching program report to Congress and OMB; (2) 30 days after 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register; or, (3) August 18, 
2006, the day after the expiration of the current computer matching 
agreement. 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

    Individuals wishing to comment on this matching program or obtain 
additional information about the program, including requesting a copy 
of the computer matching agreement between ED and IRS, may contact 
Marian Currie, Management and Program Analyst, Federal Student Aid,

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U.S. Department of Education, 830 First Street, NE., Union Center 
Plaza, room 41B4, Washington, DC 20202-5320. Telephone: 202-
377-3212; and as a secondary contact, Shirley Wheeler, Director, 
Collections Management, Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of 
Education, 830 First Street, NE., Union Center Plaza, room 
41F1, Washington, DC 20202-5320. Telephone: (202) 377-3294. If 
you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTD), you may call 
the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to either contact person listed in the previous 
paragraph.

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    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a; Pub. L. 100-503; 26 U.S.C. 6103(m)(2) 
and (m)(4).

    Dated: July 25, 2006.
Theresa S. Shaw,
Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid.
 [FR Doc. E6-12131 Filed 7-27-06; 8:45 am]

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