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Oracle Corporation; Transfer of Data

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




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 transferred to Oracle Corporation in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Oracle Corporation has been awarded multiple contracts to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Oracle Corporation to fulfill the obligations of the contract.


Oracle Corporation will be given access to this information on or before July 24, 2000.

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By mail: Erik R. Johnson, FIFRA Security Officer, Information Resources and Services Division (7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703-305-7248; e-mail address:

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I. General Information

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 Additional Information, Including Copies of this Document and Other Related Documents?

You may obtain electronic copies of this document, and certain other related documents that might be available electronically, from the EPA Internet Home Page at​. To access this document, on the Home Page select “Laws and Regulations” and then look up the entry for this document under the “Federal Register—Environmental Documents.” You can also go directly to the Federal Register listings at​fedrgstr/​.

II. Contractor Requirements

Under contract number GS-35F-0108J, Blanket Purchase Agreement Number: OD-5038-NBLX, the contractor will perform the following:

Oracle Corporation will provide technical and operational support services to OPP in support of the migration of OPP systems to the Oracle environment in order to make OPP information readily available to OPP personnel via the LAN and external customers via the Internet and electronic bulletin boards. The contractor will provide or acquire the personnel to complete the following tasks:

  • Assistance with general Oracle data base management and administration.
  • Assistance with the development of an enterprise model for OPP systems.
  • Assistance with development of the data model and object design for each module of the OPP system.
  • Applications development for data accessibility by OPP LAN users and by the general public via the Internet and electronic bulletin boards.
  • Systems installations and implementation.

These contracts involves no subcontractors.

EPA has determined that the contracts described in this document involve work that is being conducted in connection with FIFRA, in that pesticide chemicals will be the subject of certain evaluations to be made under the contracts. 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 contracts with Oracle Corporation, prohibits use of the information for any purpose not specified in these contracts; 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, Oracle Corporation is required to submit for EPA approval a security plan under which any CBI will be secured and protected against unauthorized release or compromise. No information will be provided to Oracle Corporation until the requirements in this document have been fully satisfied. Records of information provided to Oracle Corporation will be maintained by EPA Project Officers for these contracts. All information supplied to Oracle Corporation by EPA for use in connection with these contracts will be returned to EPA when Oracle Corporation has completed its work. Start Printed Page 44779

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  • Environmental protection
  • Business and industry
  • Government contracts
  • Government property
  • Security measures
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Dated: July 10, 2000.

Richard D. Schmitt,

Acting Director, Information Resources and Services Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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[FR Doc. 00-18154 Filed 7-18-00; 8:45 am]