NOAA 5023 Privacy Act Statement

Authority:  The collection of this information is authorized under 5 U.S.C. ยง 301, Departmental regulations, which authorizes the operations of an executive agency, including the creation, custodianship, maintenance and distribution of records.

Purpose:  U.S. beacon owners are required by 47 CFR to register all U.S.-coded 406 MHz beacons with NOAA before installation and/or use. The registration information allows activation of search and rescue operations for the beacon owner.

Routine Uses:  NOAA will use this information for responding to registrants' beacon distress calls. Disclosure of this information is permitted under the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. Section 552a) to be shared among NOAA staff for work-related purposes. Disclosure of this information is also subject to all of the published routine uses as identified in the Privacy Act System of Records Notice Commerce/NOAA-20, Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) 406 MHz Emergency Beacon Registration Database.

Disclosure:  Furnishing this information is required by 47 CFR. If not provided, tracking for search and rescue purposes will not be possible.