SEA Privacy Act Statement

You may decline to provide all, some, or none of the non-work contact information. Read the SEA Privacy Act Statement for complete information.

Privacy Act Statement – SEA (Send Word Now) Emergency Alert Messaging System

This statement provides the notice required by the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(3)). 

Authority: BOEM is authorized to collect this information under 5 U.S.C. 301; 44 U.S.C. 3101; 6 U.S.C. 101 et seq., Homeland Security Act of 2002; 50 U.S.C. App. 2062, The Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended; 31 U.S.C. §§ 1535-1536, Economy Act; 50 U.S.C. §§ 1601-1651; 42 U.S.C. 247d and 300hh, The Public Health Security and Bio-terrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002; Pub. L. 106-390, Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act; Executive Order 12656, Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities; Presidential Decision Directive 67, Enduring Constitutional Government and Continuity of Operations; Federal Continuity Directive - 1, Federal Executive Branch National Continuity Program and Requirements; Federal Property Management Regulation 101-20.103-4, Occupant Emergency Program; Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20, National Continuity Policy; 900 Departmental Manual Chapters 1-5, Emergency Management (EM) Program; and Department of the Interior Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). 

Purpose: SEA allows BOEM's EM Coordinators to send alerts to staff via communications methods such as email, texts, and phone calls. SEA will be used to distribute weather alerts, facilitate evacuations, close facilities, perform employee accountability, or the like.

Routine Uses:Your contact information is provided to the Bureau/Office COOP Team members or EM Coordinators to verify members on the contact lists. Employee lists may be shared with authorized personnel for the purposes of employee accountability, recall, and other contingency operations. 

Disclosure: SEA pulls your work-related contact information from Active Directory.  However, you may decline to provide all, some, or none of the non-work contact information, including but not limited to your personal email address, home phone number, and cell phone number.

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Act Statement, you may email BOEM Privacy, BOEM Associate Privacy Officer, or contact by phone at (202) 208-7160