36 CFR 1008.12 - Requests for notification of existence of records: Action on.

§ 1008.12 Requests for notification of existence of records: Action on.
(a) Decisions on request.
(1) Individuals inquiring to determine whether a system of records contains records pertaining to them shall be promptly advised whether the system contains records pertaining to them unless:
(i) The records were compiled in reasonable anticipation of a civil action or proceeding; or
(ii) The system of records is one which has been excepted from the notification provisions of the Privacy Act by rulemaking.
(2) If the records were compiled in reasonable anticipation of a civil action or proceeding or the system of records is one which has been excepted from the notification provisions of the Privacy Act by rulemaking, the individuals will be promptly notified that they are not entitled to notification of whether the system contains records pertaining to them.
(b) Authority to deny requests. A decision to deny a request for notification of the existence of records shall be made by the Privacy Act officer in consultation with the General Counsel.
(c) Form of decision.
(1) No particular form is required for a decision informing individuals whether a system of records contains records pertaining to them.
(2) A decision declining to inform an individual whether or not a system of records contains records pertaining to him or her shall be in writing and shall:
(i) State the basis for denial of the request;
(ii) Advise the individual that an appeal of the declination may be made to the Executive Director pursuant to § 1008.16 by writing to the Executive Director, The Presidio Trust, P.O. Box 29052, San Francisco, CA 94129-0052; and
(iii) State that the appeal must be received by the foregoing official within 20 working days of the date of the decision.
(3) If the decision declining a request for notification of the existence of records involves records which fall under the jurisdiction of another agency, the individual shall be informed in a written response which shall:
(i) State the reasons for the denial;
(ii) Include the name, position title, and address of the official responsible for the denial; and (iii) Advise the individual that an appeal of the declination may be made only to the appropriate official of the relevant agency, and include that official's name, position title, and address.
(4) Copies of decisions declining a request for notification of the existence of records made pursuant to paragraphs (c)(2) and (c)(3) of this section shall be provided to the Privacy Act Officer.

Title 36 published on 2014-07-01

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