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Eastern Research Group, Inc.; Transfer of Data

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

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 summiteer, will be transferred to Eastern Research Group, Inc. in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Eastern Research Group, Inc. has been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Eastern Research Group, Inc. to fulfill the obligations of the contract.

DATES:

Eastern Research Group, Inc. will be given access to this information on or before May 29, 2001.

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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: johnson.erik@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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.

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 GS-10F-0036F, the contractor will perform the following:

The contractor shall revise the draft Pesticide Fate Database that was prepared under a previous contract. Revisions may include changes in the database relational structure and format for the Fish Accumulation and the Field Start Printed Page 28469Dissipation studies. The Agency shall review the draft database and indicate changes and corrections that must be made. The contractor shall incorporate the changes into the final version.

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 Eastern Research 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, Eastern Research 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 Eastern Research Group, Inc. until the requirements in this document have been fully satisfied. Records of information provided to Eastern Research Group, Inc. will be maintained by EPA Project Officers for the contract. All information supplied to Eastern Research Group, Inc. by EPA for use in connection with the contract will be returned to EPA when Eastern Research Group, Inc. has completed its work.

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Dated: May 7, 2001.

Joanne Martin,

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

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[FR Doc. 01-12968 Filed 5-22-01; 8:45 am]

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