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Title 32 Part 99

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Title 32 Part 99

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Title 32: National Defense


PART 99—PROCEDURES FOR STATES AND LOCALITIES TO REQUEST INDEMNIFICATION


Contents
§99.1   Scope and purpose.
§99.3   General definitions.
§99.5   Eligibility for indemnification.
§99.7   Procedures for requesting an indemnification agreement.
§99.9   Terms of indemnification.
Appendix to Part 99—Addresses of Relevant U.S. Government Agencies

Authority: Access to Criminal History Records for National Security Purposes, of The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1986, Pub. L. No. 99-169, secs. 801-803, 99 Stat. 1002, 1008-1011 (1985) (codified in part at 5 U.S.C. 9101).

Source: 51 FR 42555, Nov. 25, 1986, unless otherwise noted.

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§99.1   Scope and purpose.

(a) The Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), or Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has the right to criminal history information of States and local criminal justice agencies in order to determine whether a person may:

(1) Be eligible for access to classified information;

(2) Be assigned to sensitive national security duties; or

(3) Continue to be assigned to national security duties.

(b) This part sets out the conditions under which the DoD, OPM, or CIA may sign an agreement to indemnify and hold harmless a State or locality against claims for damages, costs, and other monetary loss caused by disclosure or use of criminal history record information by one of these agencies.

(c) The procedures set forth in this part do not apply to situations where a Federal agency seeks access to the criminal history records of another Federal agency.

(d) By law these provisions implementing 5 U.S.C. 9101 (b)(3) shall expire December 4, 1988, unless the duration of said section is extended or limited by Congress.

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§99.3   General definitions.

For the purposes of §§99.1 through 99.9 of this part:

Criminal history record information: information collected by criminal justice agencies on individuals consisting of identifiable descriptions and notations of arrests, indictments, information, or other formal criminal charges and any disposition arising therefrom, sentencing, correction supervision, and release. The term does not include identification information such as fingerprint records to the extent that such information does not indicate involvement of the individual in the criminal justice system. The term does not include those records of a State or locality sealed pursuant to law from access by State and local criminal justice agencies of that State or locality.

Criminal justice agency: Federal, State, and local agencies including (a) courts, or (b) a government agency or any subunit thereof which performs the administration of criminal justice pursuant to a statute or executive order, and which allocates a substantial part of its annual budget to the administration of criminal justice.

Department of Defense: the Defense Investigative Service, National Security Agency, Naval Investigative Service, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and Army Intelligence and Security Command.

Federal agency: the Department of Defense, the Office of Personnel Management, or the Central Intelligence Agency, or any other Federal agency subsequently authorized by Congress to obtain access to criminal history records information.

Locality: any local government authority or agency or component thereof within a State having jurisdiction over matters at a county, municipal or other local government level.

State: any of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Trust Territory of Pacific Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States.

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§99.5   Eligibility for indemnification.

As provided for under 5 U.S.C. 9101(b)(3), a State or locality may request an indemnification agreement.

(a) To be eligible for an indemnification agreement a State or locality must have had a law in effect on December 4, 1985 that prohibited or had the effect of prohibiting the disclosure of criminal history record information to the DoD, OPM, or CIA.

(b) A State or locality is also eligible for an indemnification agreement if it meets the conditions of paragraph (a) of this section, but nevertheless provided criminal history record information to the DoD, OPM, or CIA on or before December 4, 1985.

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§99.7   Procedures for requesting an indemnification agreement.

When requesting an indemnification agreement, the State or locality must notify each Federal agency as appropriate, at the address listed in the appendix to this part, of its eligibility of an indemnification agreement. It must also:

(a) Certify that on December 4, 1985, the State or locality had in effect a law which prohibited or had the effect of prohibiting the disclosure of criminal history record information to the DoD, OPM, or CIA; and

(b) Append to the request for an indemnification agreement a copy of such law.

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§99.9   Terms of indemnification.

The terms of the Uniform Federal Agency Indemnification Agreement (UFAIA), must conform to the following provisions:

(a) Eligibility: The State or locality must certify that its law prohibits or has the effect of prohibiting the disclosure of criminal history record information to the DoD, OPM, or CIA for the purposes described in section 910.101(a) and that such law was in effect on December 4, 1985.

(b) Liability: (1) The Federal agency agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the State or locality from any claim for damages, costs and other monetary loss arising from the disclosure or negligent use by the DoD, OPM, or CIA of criminal history record information obtained from that State or locality pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 9101(b). The indemnification will include the officers, employees, and agents of the State or locality.

(2) The indemnification agreement will not extend to any act or omission prior to the transmittal of the criminal history record information to the Federal agency.

(3) The indemnification agreement will not extend to any negligent acts on the part of the State or locality in compiling, transcribing or failing to delete or purge any of the information transmitted.

(c) Consent and access requirements: (1) The Federal agency when requesting criminal history record information from the State or locality for the release of such information will attest that it has obtained the written consent of the individual under investigation after advising him or her of the purposes for which that information is intended to be used.

(2) The Federal agency will attest that it has advised that individual of the right to access that information.

(d) Purpose requirements: The Federal agency will use the criminal history record information only for the purposes stated in §910.101(a).

(e) Notice, litigation and settlement procedures: (1) The State or locality must give notice of any claim against it on or before the 10th day after the day on which claim against it is received, or it has notice of such a claim.

(2) The notice must be given to the Attorney General and to the U.S. Attorney of the district embracing the place wherein the claim is made.

(3) The Attorney General shall make all determinations regarding the settlement or defense of such claims.

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Appendix to Part 99—Addresses of Relevant U.S. Government Agencies

Department of Defense, Office of the General Counsel, Room 3E988, Washington, DC 20301-1600

Office of Personnel Management, Office of Federal Investigations, P.O. Box 886, Washington, DC 20044

Central Intelligence Agency, Attention: Office of General Counsel, Washington, DC 20505

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