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Office of Management and Budget Directives about the Privacy Act and Federal Agency Privacy Policies

The Office of Management and Budget's Memorandum M-07-16 (22 pp, 227 K, About PDF), requires agencies to:

"review their current holdings of all personally identifiable information and ensure, to the maximum extent practicable, such holdings are accurate, relevant, timely, and complete, and reduce them to the minimum necessary for the proper performance of a documented agency function. Agency-specific implementation plans and progress updates regarding this review will be incorporated as requirements in agencies' annual report under FISMA."

OMB further directed federal agencies, once they had completed their initial review, to develop and make public a schedule by which they would periodically update that review.

OMB Directives

The Office of Management and Budget's Memorandum M-16-04, requires agencies to identify following:

High Value Assets (HVA)

2016 EPA Compliance with M-16-04 HVA

The Office of Management and Budget's Memorandum M-17-06, requires agencies to post the following:

Matching Agreements

The term "matching agreement" means a written agreement between a recipient agency and a source agency (or a non-Federal agency) that is required by the Privacy Act for parties engaging in a matching program. 5 U.S.C.  § 552 a(o)

EPA does not have any Matching Agreements.

Implementation Rules

Publicly Available Reports

OMB Guidance Documents and Budget Circulars