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CHAPTER IX-NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION
AND PRIVACY COMPACT COUNCIL
Fingerprint submission requirements
PART 901-FINGERPRINT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Sec. 901.1 Purpose and authority. 901.2 Interpretation of fingerprint submis
sion requirements. 901.3 Approval of delayed fingerprint sub
mission request. AUTHORITY: 42 U.S.C. 14616.
SOURCE: 66 FR 27863, May 21, 2001, unless otherwise noted.
check may be made pending the receipt of the delayed submission of the fingerprints. The state repository may authorize terminal access to authorized agencies designated by the state, to enable them to conduct such checks. Such access must be made pursuant to the security policy set forth by the state's Control Terminal Agency.
8 901.1 Purpose and authority.
The Compact Council is established pursuant to the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact (Compact), Title 42, U.S.C., Chapter 140, Subchapter II, Section 14616. The purpose of these provisions is to interpret the Compact, as it applies to the required submission fingerprints, along with requests for Interstate Identification Index (III) records, by agencies authorized to access and receive criminal history records under Public Law 92-544, and to establish protocols and procedures applicable to the III and its use for noncriminal justice purposes. $ 901.2 Interpretation of fingerprint
submission requirements. (a) Article V of the Compact requires the submission of fingerprints or other approved forms of positive identification with requests for criminal history record checks for noncriminal justice purposes. The Compact Council finds that the requirement for the submission of fingerprints may be satisfied in two ways:
(1) The fingerprints should be submitted contemporaneously with the request for criminal history information,
$ 901.3 Approval of delayed fingerprint
submission request. (a) A State may, based upon exigent circumstances, apply for delayed submission of fingerprints supporting requests for III records by agencies authorized to access and receive criminal history records under Public Law 92544. Such applications must be sent to the Compact Council Chairman and include information sufficient to fully describe the emergency nature of the situation in which delayed submission authority is being sought, the risk to health and safety of the individuals involved, and the reasons why the submission of fingerprints contemporaneously with the search request is not feasible.
(b) In evaluating requests for delayed submissions, the Compact Council must utilize the following criteria:
(1) The risk to health and safety; and
(2) The emergency nature of the request. Upon approval of the application by the Compact Council, the authorized agency may conduct a III name check pending submission of the fingerprints. The fingerprints must be submitted within the time frame specified by the Compact Council.
(c) Once a specific proposal has been approved by the Compact Council, another state may apply for delayed fingerprint submission consistent with the approved proposal, provided that the state has a related Public Law 92544 approved state statute, by submitting the application to the FBI's Compact Officer.
(2) For purposes approved by the Compact Council, a delayed submission of fingerprints may be permissible under exigent circumstances.
(b) The Compact Council further finds that a preliminary III name based