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SYSTEM NAME:

Private Relief Legislation File  (February 22, 1993,  58 FR 10227)

SYSTEM LOCATION:

Legislative Reference Service, Defense Legal Services Agency, Department of Defense, 1600 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1600.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:

Individuals for whom private relief legislation has been introduced in Congress.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

Private relief legislation files of the Department of Defense, contain the history of legislation concerns individuals and contains information about them.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

10 U.S.C. 133 and 137.

PURPOSE(S):

These files are used by the attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Secretary of Defense and personnel in the Department of Defense to produce working papers in development of a department position.

ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:

In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, these records or information contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:

The `Blanket Routine Uses' set forth at the beginning of OSD's compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:


STORAGE:

Paper records in file folders.

RETRIEVABILITY:

Filed by name and bill number.

SAFEGUARDS:

Stored in metal filing cabinets where they are kept in a locked room.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:

Files are retained as long as there is an office interest in the legislation after which they are destroyed or retired to the Federal Records Center, Suitland, MD.

SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:

Director, Legislative Reference Service, Defense Legal Services Agency, Department of Defense, Room 3D282, 1600 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1600.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Director, Legislative Reference Service, Defense Legal Services Agency, Department of Defense, Room 3D282, 1600 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1600.

Valid proof of identity is required.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Office of the Assistant General Counsel (Legal Counsel), Room 3E988, 1600 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1600.

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:

The OSD rules for accessing records, for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in OSD Administrative Instruction 81; 32 CFR part 311; or may be obtained from the system manager.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:

Information contained in Private Relief Legislative files is obtained from various sources including correspondence with the Legislative Branch and inputs by the components of the Department of Defense.

EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:

None.

FEDERAL REGISTER HISTORY: