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 Systems Integration Group, Inc. in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Systems Integration Group, Inc. has been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Systems Integration Group, Inc. to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
Systems Integration Group, Inc. will be given access to this information on or before March 12, 2001.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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.Start Printed Page 13726
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 http://www.epa.gov/. 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 http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/.
II. Contractor Requirements
Under contract number 01-35-4713/172, the contractor will perform the following:
The Contractor shall create digitized multi-page tiff images from approximately 2.9 million microfiche frames of scientific reviews on pesticides. Preparing such images will allow the Health Effects Division (HED), Records Reference Center the ability to retrieve previously microfiched scientific reviews from CDs. Electronic accessibility of old scientific reviews will allow EPA the necessary capability to quickly obtain reviews of studies performed, and enabling efficient regulatory decisions. The Contractor shall have access to CBI, and will treat all scientific documents as confidential business information per EPA directives.
This contract involves no subcontractors.
OPP has determined that the contract described in this document involves work that is being conducted in connection 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 Systems Integration Group, Inc., 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, Systems Integration Group, Inc. 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 Systems Integration Group, Inc. until the requirements in this document have been fully satisfied. Records of information provided to Systems Integration Group, Inc. will be maintained by EPA Project Officers for the contract. All information supplied to Systems Integration Group, Inc. by EPA for use in connection with the contract will be returned to EPA when Systems Integration Group, Inc. has completed its work.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects
- Environmental protection
- Business and industry
- Government contracts
- Government property
- Security measures
Dated: February 14, 2001.
Richard D. Schmitt,
Acting Director, Information Resources and Services Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.
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