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Court Suspends Indefinitely Effective Date of Proposed New Privacy Act Record System in National Animal Identification System (NAIS)

Friday, June 13, 2008

(American Meat Institute)

The  U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ordered the United States Department of Agriculture to transmit a notice to the Federal Register suspending the effective date of June 9, 2008, for the proposed new Privacy Act system of records entitled National Animal Identification System (NAIS) pending further court order.

 A report on this indefinite suspension of the effective date for a proposed new system of records, required by the Administrative Procedure Act was sent to the Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate; the Chairman, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives; and the Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.

 For further information, contact Barbara S. Good, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the General Counsel, General Law Division, Room 3311 South Agriculture Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC  20250-1415. Ms. Good may also be reached at 202-720-8045, or  barbara.good@ogc.usda.gov

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