23 CFR 1327.6 - Conditions and procedures for other authorized users of the NDR.

§ 1327.6 Conditions and procedures for other authorized users of the NDR.
(a) NTSB and FHWA. To initiate an NDR file check before a fully electronic Register system has been established, the National Transportation Safety Board or the Federal Highway Administration (Office of Motor Carriers) shall submit a request for such check to the State with which previous arrangements have been made, in accordance with procedures established by that State for this purpose. To initiate an NDR file check once a fully electronic Register system has been established, the NTSB or FHWA shall submit a request for such check to the participating State with which previous arrangements have been made, in accordance with procedures established by that State for this purpose. The NTSB or FHWA may also submit a request for an NDR file check to the NDR directly.
(b) Federal departments or agencies that issue motor vehicle operator's licenses. To initiate an NDR file check, a Federal department or agency that issues motor vehicle operator's licenses shall submit a request for such check to a participating State, in accordance with procedures established by that State for this purpose. The Federal department or agency that issues motor vehicle operator's licenses may also submit a request for an NDR file check to the NDR directly, in accordance with procedures established by the NDR for that purpose.
(c) Employers or prospective employers of motor vehicle operators (including Federal Agencies).
(1) To initiate an NDR file check, the individual who is employed or seeking employment as a motor vehicle operator shall follow the procedures specified in § 1327.7.
(2) Upon receipt of the NDR response, the employer/prospective employer shall make the information available to the employee/prospective employee.
(3) In the case of a match (probable identification), the employer/prospective employer should obtain the substantive data relating to the record from the State of Record and verify that the person named on the probable identification is in fact the employee/prospective employee before using the information as the basis for any action against the individual.
(d) Federal Aviation Administration.
(1) To initiate an NDR file check, the individual who has applied for or received an airman's certificate shall follow the procedures specified in § 1327.7.
(2) Upon receipt of the NDR response, the FAA shall make the information available to the airman for review and written comment.
(3) In the case of a match (probable identification), the FAA should obtain the substantive data relating to the record from the State of Record and verify that the person named on the probable identification is in fact the airman concerned before using the information as the basis of any action against the individual.
(e) Federal Railroad Administration and/or employers or prospective employers of railroad locomotive operators.
(1) To initiate an NDR file check, the individual employed or seeking employment as a locomotive operator shall follow the procedures specified in § 1327.7.
(2) Upon receipt of the NDR response, the FRA or the employer/prospective employer, as applicable, shall make the information available to the individual.
(3) In the case of a match (probable identification), the FRA or the employer/prospective employer, as applicable, should obtain the substantive data relating to the record from the State of Record and verify that the person named on the probable identification is in fact the individual concerned before using the information as the basis of any action against the individual.
(f) U.S. Coast Guard.
(1) To initiate an NDR file check, the individual who holds or who has applied for a license, certificate of registry, or a merchant mariner's document or the officer, chief warrant officer, or enlisted member of the Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserve shall follow the procedures specified in § 1327.7.
(2) Upon receipt of the NDR response, the U.S. Coast Guard shall make the information available to the individual for review and written comment before denying, suspending or revoking the license, certificate of registry, or merchant mariner's document of the individual based on that information and before using that information in any action taken under chapter 77 of title 46, U.S. Code.
(3) In the case of a match (probable identification), the U.S. Coast Guard should obtain the substantive data relating to the record from the State of Record and verify that the person named on the probable identification is in fact the individual concerned before using the information as the basis of any action against the individual.
(g) Air carriers.
(1) To initiate an NDR file check, the individual seeking employment as a pilot with an air carrier shall follow the procedures specified in § 1327.7 and also must specifically state that, pursuant to Section 502 of the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996, Public Law 104-264, 110 Stat. 3259 (49 U.S.C. 30305), the request (or written consent) serves as notice of a request for NDR information concerning the individual's motor vehicle driving record and of the individual's right to receive a copy of such information.
(2) Air carriers that maintain, or request and receive NDR information about an individual must provide the individual a reasonable opportunity to submit written comments to correct any inaccuracies contained in the records before making a final hiring decision with respect to the individual.
(3) In the case of a match (probable identification), the air carrier should obtain the substantive data relating to the record from the State of Record and verify that the person named on the probable identification is in fact the individual concerned before using the information as the basis of any action against the individual.
(h) Federal departments or agencies conducting personnel security investigations.
(1) To initiate an NDR file check, an individual who has or is seeking access to national security information for purposes of Executive Order No. 12968, or any successor Executive order, or an individual who is being investigated for Federal employment under authority of Executive Order No. 10450, or any successor Executive order shall follow the procedures specified in § 1327.7
(2) Upon receipt of the NDR information, the Federal department or agency should make information from the State of Record available to the individual for review and comment.
(3) In the case of a match (probable identification), the Federal department or agency conducting the personnel security investigation should obtain the substantive data relating to the record from the State of Record and verify that the person named on the probable identification is in fact the individual concerned before using the information as the basis for any action against the individual.
(4) A Federal department or agency that receives information about an individual under this section may use such information only for purposes of the authorized investigation and only in accordance with applicable law.
(i) Third parties. If a third party is used by any of the above authorized users to request the NDR check, both the individual concerned and an authorized representative of the authorized user organization shall sign a written consent authorizing the third party to act in this role. The written consent must:
(1) State that NDR records are to be released;
(2) State as specifically as possible who is authorized to request the records, and that such party is not authorized to receive NDR information;
(3) Be signed and dated by the individual (or legal representative as appropriate) and an authorized representative of the authorized user organization;
(4) Specifically state that the request authorization is valid for only one search of the NDR; and
(5) Specifically state that the NDR identifies probable matches that require further inquiry for verification; that it is recommended, but not required, that the authorized recipient of the information verify matches with the State of Record; and that individuals have the right to request records regarding themselves from the NDR to verify their accuracy. The third party may not, however, receive the NDR response to a file search.
(j) Individuals.
(1) When a check of the NDR is desired by any individual in order to determine whether the NDR is disclosing any data regarding him or her or the accuracy of such data, or to obtain a copy of the data regarding him or her, the individual shall submit his or her request to a participating State in accordance with the procedures established by that State for this purpose.
(2) The individual will be asked to provide the following information to the chief driver licensing official in order to establish positive identification:
(i) Full legal name;
(ii) Other names used (nickname, professional name, maiden name, etc.);
(iii) Month, day and year of birth;
(iv) Sex;
(v) Height;
(vi) Weight;
(vii) Color of eyes;
(viii) Driver license number and/or Social Security Number (SSN) (provision of SSN is optional);
(ix) Full address;
(x) Signature;
(xi) Proof of identification (acceptable forms of identification are driver's license, birth certificate, credit card, employee identification card, and other forms of identification normally accepted by the State); and
(xii) Notarization (this is required only if the individual chooses to mail the request directly to the NDR).
(3) Individuals are authorized also, under the Privacy Act of 1974, to request such information directly from the NDR.
(4) Individuals seeking to correct an NDR-maintained record should address their request to the chief of the National Driver Register. When any information contained in the Register is confirmed by the State of Record to be in error, the NDR will correct the record accordingly and advise all previous recipients of the information that a correction has been made.
[56 FR 41403, Aug. 20, 1991; 56 FR 57255, 57374, Nov. 8, 1991; 62 FR 27195, May 19, 1997; 62 FR 63657, Dec. 2, 1997; 63 FR 153, Jan. 5, 1998; 64 FR 19272, Apr. 20, 1999; 70 FR 52299, Sept. 2, 2005]

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