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Comment: One commenter agreed with the provisions in

§303.415(a) (regarding the protection of personally

identifiable information at the collection, maintenance, use, storage, disclosure, and destruction stages), (b) (requiring an official to be responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of personally identifiable information), and (c) (training for persons collecting and using personally identifiable information), but suggested that the requirements in these paragraphs may be inconsistent

with §303.415(d).

Discussion: Section 303.415(d) requires that each participating agency maintain a current listing of the names and positions of agency employees who may have access to personally identifiable information and reflects current, long-standing Department policy and regulations. Paragraphs (a) through (c) of this section are consistent with paragraph (d) because paragraph (d) applies to the individuals listed in paragraph (c) of this section. Paragraph (d) of this section further safeguards the confidentiality of these records by preventing access to the records by those individuals not listed.

Changes: None.

Comment: One commenter suggested that §303.415(d) is

unnecessary because records are generally maintained