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and retaining a gift from a foreign government that is of minimal value and offered as a souvenir or mark of courtesy, unless otherwise prohibited by bureau regulation (5 U.S.C. 7342). Minimal value is prescribed in 41 CFR part 101-49 and was set at $225.00 on the date that the Rules became effective.
(b) All gifts exceeding minimal value, the refusal of which would likely cause offense or embarrassment or otherwise adversely affect the foreign relations of the United States, shall be accepted and deposited with the Department within sixty days of acceptance. If the gift is travel or expenses for travel taking place entirely outside the United States, it shall be reported within thirty days (see 5 U.S.C. 7342(c)(1)(B)(ii)).
(c) As used in paragraph (b) of this section, Deposit with the Department means delivery to the Department Gift Unit or other depository as authorized by the Treasury Directive on Foreign Gifts (Treasury Directive 61-04).
(d) All foreign gifts must be reported as prescribed in the Treasury Directive on Foreign Gifts (Treasury Directive 61-04).
$ 0.204 Use of controlled substances and intoxicants.
Employees shall not sell, use or possess controlled substances or intoxicants in violation of the law while on Department property or official duty, or use a controlled substance or intoxicant in a manner that adversely affects their work performance.
§ 0.205 Care of documents and data.
(a) Employees shall not conceal, remove, alter, destroy, mutilate or access documents or data in the custody of the Federal Government without proper authority.
(b) Employees are required to care for documents according to Federal law and regulation, and Department procedure (18 U.S.C. 2071, 5 U.S.C. 552, 552a).
(c) The term documents includes, but is not limited to, any writing, recording, computer tape or disk, blueprint, photograph, or other physical object on which information is recorded.
§ 0.206 Disclosure of information.
Employees shall not disclose official information without proper authority,
pursuant to Department or bureau regulation. Employees authorized to make disclosures should respond promptly and courteously to requests from the public for information when permitted to do so by law (31 CFR 1.9, 1.10, and 1.28(b)).
$ 0.207 Cooperation with official inquiries.
Employees shall respond to questions truthfully and under oath when required, whether orally or in writing, and must provide documents and other materials concerning matters of official interest when directed to do so by competent Treasury authority.
§ 0.208 Falsification of official records.
Employees shall not intentionally make false, misleading or ambiguous statements, orally or in writing, in connection with any matter of official interest. Matters of official interest include among other things: Transactions with the public, government agencies or fellow employees; application forms and other forms that serve as a basis for appointment, reassignment, promotion or other personnel action; vouchers; leave records and time and attendance records; work reports of any nature or accounts of any kind; affidavits; entry or record of any matter relating to or connected with an employee's duties; and reports of any moneys or securities received, held or paid to, for or on behalf of the United States.
$ 0.209 Use of Government vehicles.
Employees shall not use Government vehicles for unofficial purposes, including to transport unauthorized passengers. The use of Government vehicles for transporting employees between their domiciles and places of employment must be authorized by statute (See, e.g., 31 U.S.C. 1344).
$0.210 Conduct while on official duty or on Government property. Employees must adhere to the regulations controlling conduct when they are on official duty or in or on Government property, including the Treasury Building, Treasury Annex Building and grounds; the Bureau of Engraving and Printing buildings and grounds; the
APPENDIX B TO SUBPART C-INTERNAL REV-
APPENDIX C TO SUBPART C-UNITED STATES
APPENDIX E TO SUBPART C-BUREAU OF ALCO-
APPENDIX F TO SUBPART C-BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING
APPENDIX G TO SUBPART C-FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE
APPENDIX H TO SUBPART C-UNITED STATES MINT
APPENDIX I TO SUBPART C-BUREAU OF THE PUBLIC DEBT
APPENDIX J TO SUBPART C-OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY
APPENDIX K TO SUBPART C-FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER
APPENDIX L TO SUBPART C-OFFICE OF THRIFT SUPERVISION
AUTHORITY: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 31 U.S.C. 321. Subpart A also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended. Subpart C also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552a.
SOURCE: 52 FR 26305, July 14, 1987, unless otherwise noted.
Subpart A-Freedom of Information Act
SOURCE: 65 FR 40504, June 30, 2000, unless otherwise noted.
(a) Purpose and scope. (1) This subpart contains the regulations of the Department of the Treasury implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended by the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996. The regulations set forth procedures for requesting access to records maintained by the Department of the Treasury. These regulations apply to all bureaus of the Department of the Treasury. Any reference in this subpart to the Department or its officials, employees, or records shall be deemed to refer also to the bureaus or their officials, employees, or records. Persons interested in the records of a particular bureau should also consult the appendix to this subpart that pertains to that bureau. The head of each bureau is hereby authorized to substitute the officials designated and change the addresses specified in the appendix to this subpart applicable to the bureau. The bu
reaus of the Department of the Treasury for the purposes of this subpart
(i) The Departmental Offices, which include the offices of:
(A) The Secretary of the Treasury, including immediate staff;
(B) The Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, including immediate staff;
(C) The Chief of Staff, including immediate staff;
(D) The Executive Secretary and all offices reporting to such official, including immediate staff;
(E) The Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs and all offices reporting to such official, including immediate staff;
(F) The Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance and all offices reporting to such official, including immediate staff;
(G) The Under Secretary for Enforcement and all offices reporting to such official, including immediate staff;
(H) The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions and all offices reporting to such official, including immediate staff;
(I) The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and all offices reporting to such official, including immediate staff;
(J) The Fiscal Assistant Secretary and all offices reporting to such official, including immediate staff;
(K) The General Counsel and all offices reporting to such official, including immediate staff; except legal counsel to the components listed in paragraphs (a)(1)(i)(L), and (a)(1)(i)(S), and (a)((1)(ii) through (xii) of this section;
(L) The Inspector General and all offices reporting to such official, including immediate staff;
(M) The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs and all offices reporting to such official, including immediate staff;
(N) The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Legislative Affairs and Public Liaison and all offices reporting to such official, including immediate staff;
(0) The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Management and Chief Financial Officer and all offices reporting to such official, including immediate staff;
(P) The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Public Affairs and all offices reporting to such official, including immediate staff;
(Q) The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy and all offices reporting to such official, including immediate staff;
(R) The Treasurer of the United States, including immediate staff;
(S) The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and all offices reporting to such official, including immediate staff.
(ii) The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
(iii) The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
(iv) The United States Customs Service.
(v) The Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
(vi) The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
(vii) The Financial
(viii) The Internal Revenue Service. (ix) The United States Mint.
(x) The Bureau of the Public Debt. (xi) The United States Secret Service.
(xii) The Office of Thrift Supervision. (2) For purposes of this subpart, the office of the legal counsel for the components listed in paragraphs (a)(1)(ii) through (xii) of this section are to be considered a part of their respective bureaus. Any office which is now in existence or may hereafter be established, which is not specifically listed or known to be a component of any of those listed in paragraphs (a)(1)(i) through (xii) of this section, shall be deemed a part of the Departmental Offices for the purpose of making requests for records under this subpart.
(b) Definitions. As used in this subpart, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(1) Agency has the meaning given in 5 U.S.C. 551(1) and 5 U.S.C. 552(f).
(2) Appeal means a request for a review of an agency's determination with regard to a fee waiver, category of requester, expedited processing, or denial in whole or in part of a request for access to a record or records.
(3) Bureau means an entity of the Department of the Treasury that is au
thorized to act independently in disclosure matters.
(4) Business information means trade secrets or other commercial or financial information.
(5) Business submitter means any entity which provides business information to the Department of the Treasury or its bureaus and which has a proprietary interest in the information. ≤(6) Computer software means tools by which records are created, stored, and retrieved. Normally, computer software, including source code, object code, and listings of source and object codes, regardless of medium, are not agency records. However, when data are embedded within the software and cannot be extracted without the software, the software may have to be treated as an agency record. Proprietary (or copyrighted) software is not an agency record.
(7) Confidential commercial information means records provided to the government by a submitter that arguably contain material exempt from release under Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4), because disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause substantial competitive harm.
(8) Duplication refers to the process of making a copy of a record in order to respond to a FOIA request. Such copies can take the form of paper copy, microform, audio-visual materials, or machine readable documentation (e.g., magnetic tape or disk), among others.
(9) Electronic records means those records and information which are created, stored, and retrievable by electronic means. This ordinarily does not include computer software, which is a tool by which to create, store, or retrieve electronic records.
(10) Request means any request for records made pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(3).
(11) Requester means any person who makes a request for access to records.
(12) Responsible official means a disclosure officer or the head of the organizational unit having immediate custody of the records requested, or an official designated by the head of the organizational unit.