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Tetrahedron, Inc. and TERA; 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 tranferred to Tetrahedron, Inc. and its subcontractor, TERA, in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Tetrahedron, Inc. and its subcontractor, TERA, have been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Tetrahedron, Inc. and subcontractor, TERA, to fulfill the obligations of the contract.


Tetrahedron, Inc. and its subcontractor, TERA, will be given access to this information on or before October 2, 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 Start Printed Page 58070action. 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”, “Regulations and Proposed Rules,” 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 No. 68-W0-0067, Tetrahedron, Inc. and its subcontractor, TERA, will perform technical support services on environmental studies to include engineering analysis, data management, data validation, and statistical analysis for the assessment products of the individual divisions of OPP. These products are used by the Director of OPP in making decisions.

The OPP has determined that access by Tetrahedron, Inc. and its subcontractor, TERA, to information on all pesticide chemicals is necessary for the performance of this contract.

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)(2), the contract with Tetrahedron, Inc. and its subcontractor, TERA, 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, Tetrahedron, Inc. and its subcontractor, TERA, are 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 Tetrahedron, Inc. and its subcontractor, TERA, until the requirements in this document have been fully satisfied. Records of information provided to Tetrahedron, Inc. and its subcontractor, TERA, will be maintained by EPA Project Officers for this contract. All information supplied to Tetrahedron, Inc. and its subcontractor, TERA, by EPA for use in connection with this contract will be returned to EPA when Tetrahedron, Inc. and its subcontractor, TERA, have completed their work.

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  • Environmental protection
  • Business and industry
  • Government contracts
  • Government property
  • Security measures
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Dated: September 11, 2000.

Richard D. Schmitt,

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

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[FR Doc. 00-24207 Filed 9-26-00; 8:45 am]