U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Dec 06, 2022

§ 1.116 - Request for correction or amendment to record.

(a) Any individual who wishes to request correction or amendment of any record pertaining to him or her contained in a system of records maintained by an agency shall submit that request in writing in accordance with the instructions set forth in the system notice for that system of records. This request shall include:

(1) The name of the individual making the request;

(2) The name of the system of records (as set forth in the system notice to which the request relates);

(3) A description of the nature (e.g., modification, addition or deletion) and substance of the correction or amendment requested; and

(4) Any other information specified in the system notice.

(b) Any individual submitting a request pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section shall include sufficient information in support of that request to allow the agency to which it is addressed to apply the standards set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552a(e) (1) and (5).

(c) Any individual whose request under paragraph (a) of this section is denied may appeal that denial to the head of the agency which maintains the system of records to which the request relates.

(d) In the event that an appeal under paragraph (c) of this section is denied, the requester may bring a civil action in federal district court to seek review of the denial.

[40 FR 39519, Aug. 28, 1975, as amended at 62 FR 33981, June 24, 1997]