14 CFR 1212.501 - Record systems determined to be exempt.

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§ 1212.501 Record systems determined to be exempt.
The Administrator has determined that the following systems of records are exempt to the extent provided hereinafter.
(a) Inspector General Investigations Case Files—
(1) Sections of the Act from which exempted.
(i) The Inspector General Investigations Case Files system of records is exempt from all sections of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) except the following sections: (b) relating to conditions of disclosure; (c) (1) and (2) relating to keeping and maintaining a disclosure accounting; (e)(4) (A) through (F) relating to publishing a system notice setting forth name, location, categories of individuals and records, routine uses, and policies regarding storage, retrievability, access controls, retention and disposal of the records; (e) (6), (7), (9), (10), and (11) relating to dissemination and maintenance of records, and (i) relating to criminal penalties. This exemption applies to those records and information contained in the system of records pertaining to the enforcement of criminal laws.
(ii) To the extent that noncriminal investigative files may exist within this system of records, the Inspector General Investigations Case Files system of records is exempt from the following sections of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a): (c)(3) relating to access to the disclosure accounting, (d) relating to access to records, (e)(1) relating to the type of information maintained in the records; (e)(4) (G), (H), and (I) relating to publishing the system notice information as to agency procedures for access and amendment and information as to the categories of sources or records, and (f) relating to developing agency rules for gaining access and making corrections.
(2) Reason for exemptions.
(i) The Office of Inspector General is an office of NASA, a component of which performs as its principal function activity pertaining to the enforcement of criminal laws, within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2). This exemption applies only to those records and information contained in the system of records pertaining to criminal investigations. This system of records is exempt for one or more of the following reasons:
(A) To prevent interference with law enforcement proceedings.
(B) To avoid unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, by disclosure of information about third parties, including other subjects of investigation, investigators, and witnesses.
(C) To protect the identity of Federal employees who furnish a complaint or information to the OIG, consistent with section 7(b) of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
(D) To protect the confidentiality of non-Federal employee sources of information.
(E) To assure access to sources of confidential information, including that contained in Federal, State, and local criminal law enforcement information systems.
(F) To prevent disclosure of law enforcement techniques and procedures.
(G) To avoid endangering the life or physical safety of confidential sources and law enforcement personnel.
(ii) Investigative records within this system of records which are compiled for law enforcement purposes, other than material within the scope of subsection (j)(2), are exempt under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2): Provided, however, That if any individual is denied any right, privilege, or benefit that they would otherwise be entitled by Federal law, or for which they would otherwise be eligible, as a result of the maintenance of such material, such material shall be provided to such individual, except to the extent that the disclosure of such material would reveal the identity of a source who furnished information to the Government under an express promise that the identity of the source would be held in confidence, or, prior to January 1, 1975, under an implied promise that the identity of the sources would be held in confidence. This system of records is exempt for one or more of the following reasons:
(A) To prevent interference with law enforcement proceedings.
(B) To protect investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes.
(C) To avoid unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, by disclosure of information about third parties, including other subjects of investigation, law enforcement personnel, and sources of information.
(D) To fulfill commitments made to protect the confidentiality of sources.
(E) To protect the identity of Federal employees who furnish a complaint or information to the OIG, consistent with section 7(b) of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.
(F) To assure access to sources of confidential information, including that contained in Federal, State, and local criminal law enforcement information systems.
(G) To prevent disclosure of law enforcement techniques and procedures.
(H) To avoid endangering the life or physical safety of confidential sources and law enforcement personnel.
(iii) Records within this system of records comprised of investigatory material compiled solely for the purpose of determining suitability or eligibility for Federal civilian employment or access to classified information, are exempt under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(5), but only to the extent that disclosure would reveal the identity of a source who furnished information to the Government under an express promise that the identity of the source would be held in confidence, or prior to January 1, 1975, under an implied promise that the identity of the source would be held in confidence. This system of records is exempt for one or more of the following reasons:
(A) To fulfill commitments made to protect the confidentiality of sources.
(B) To assure access to sources of confidential information, including that contained in Federal, State, and local criminal law enforcement information systems.
(b) Security Records System—
(1) Sections of the Act from which exempted. The Security Records System is exempted from the following sections of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a): (c)(3) relating to access to the disclosure accounting; (d) relating to access to the records; (e)(1) relating to the type of information maintained in the records; (e)(4) (G), (H), and (I) relating to publishing the system notice information as to agency procedures for access and amendment, and information as to the categories of sources of records; and (f) relating to developing Agency rules for gaining access and making corrections.
(2) Reason for exemption.
(i) Personnel Security Records contained in the system of records which are compiled solely for the purpose of determining suitability, eligibility, or qualifications for Federal civilian employment, Federal contracts, or access to classified information are exempt under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(5), but only to the extent that the disclosure of such material would reveal the identity of the source who furnished information to the Government under an express promise that the identity of the source would be held in confidence, or, prior to January 1, 1975, under an implied promise that the identity of the sources would be held in confidence. This system of records is exempt for one or more of the following reasons:
(A) To fulfill commitments made to protect the confidentiality of sources.
(B) To assure access to sources of confidential information, including that contained in Federal, State, and local criminal law enforcement information systems.
(ii) Criminal Matter Records are contained in the system of records and are exempt under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2): Provided, however, That if any individual is denied any right, privilege, or benefit that they would otherwise be entitled by Federal law, or for which they would otherwise be eligible, as a result of the maintenance of such material, such material shall be provided to such individual, except to the extent that the disclosure of such material would reveal the identity of a source who furnished information to the Government under an express promise that the identity of the source would be held in confidence, or, prior to January 1, 1975, under an implied promise that the identity of the sources would be held in confidence. This system of records is exempt for one or more of the following reasons:
(A) To prevent interference with law enforcement proceedings.
(B) To protect investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes.
(C) To avoid unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, by disclosure of information about third parties, including other subjects of investigation, law enforcement personnel, and sources of information.
(D) To fulfill commitments made to protect the confidentiality of sources.
(E) To assure access to sources of confidential information, including that contained in Federal, State, and local criminal law enforcement information systems.
(F) To prevent disclosure of law enforcement techniques and procedures.
(G) To avoid endangering the life or physical safety of confidential sources and law enforcement personnel.
(iii) The system of records includes records subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(1) (required by Executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy), and such records are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(1).
[57 FR 4928, Feb. 11, 1992, as amended at 77 FR 60621, Oct. 4, 2012]

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