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Quality Technology Inc. (QuTech); Transfer of Data

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Summary

This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be tranferred to Quality Technology Inc. (QuTech) in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). QuTech has been awarded multiple contracts to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable QuTech to fulfill the obligations of the contracts.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

QuTech will be given access to this information on or before November 23, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Felicia Croom, Acting Information Security Officer, Information Technology and Resources Management Division (7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-786; e-mail address: croom.felicia@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

I. General Information Back to Top

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

This action applies to the public in general. As such, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

1. Docket. EPA has established an official public docket for this action under docket identification (ID) numberOPP-2005-0257. The official public docket consists of the documents specifically referenced in this action, any public comments received, and other information related to this action. Although a part of the official docket, the public docket does not include Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. The official public docket is the collection of materials that is available for public viewing at the Public Information and Records Integrity Branch (PIRIB), Rm. 119, Crystal Mall #2, 1801 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA. This docket facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the “Federal Register” listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.

An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to submit or view public comments, to access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Although not all docket materials may be available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly available docket materials through the docket facility identified in Unit I.B.1. Once in the system, select “search,” then key in the appropriate docket ID number.

II. Contractor Requirements Back to Top

Under this contract, No. EP05W003589, the contractor will perform the following:

1. Analyze OPP's hardware and software operations and develop a plan to support transition to seat management.

2. Establish and manage a help desk; lease hardware including PCs, printers, etc.

3. Provide all user support for provided hardware and software; establish and maintain a hardware and software inventory system.

This contract involves no subcontractors.

OPP has determined that the contract described in this document involves work that is being conducted in accordance with FIFRA, in that pesticide chemicals will be the subject of certain evaluations to be made under this contract. These evaluations may be used in subsequent regulatory decisions under FIFRA.

Some of this information may be entitled to confidential treatment. The information has been submitted to EPA under sections 3, 4, 6, and 7 of FIFRA and under sections 408 and 409 of FFDCA.

In accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3), the contract with QuTech prohibits use of the information for any purpose not specified in the contract; prohibits disclosure of the information to a third party without prior written approval from the Agency; and requires that each official and employee of the contractor sign an agreement to protect the information from unauthorized release and to handle it in accordance with the FIFRA Information Security Manual. In addition, QuTech is required to submit to EPA for approval a security plan under which any CBI will be secured and protected against unauthorized release or compromise. No information will be provided to QuTech until the requirements in this document have been fully satisfied. Records of information provided to QuTech will be maintained by EPA project officers for this contract. All information supplied to QuTech by EPA for use in connection with this contract will be returned to EPA when QuTech has completed its work.

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Dated: November 7, 2005.

Arnold E. Layne,

Director,Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 05-22889 Filed 11-17-05; 8:45 am]

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