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


DynCorp I & ET and its subcontractor, Geologics, will be given access to this information on or before June 4, 2001.

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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,” “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-W0-1007, DynCorp I & ET and its subcontractor, Geologics, will perform the following based on the statement of work.

OPP develops data requirements and study guidelines that are used to assess the potential impact pesticides may have on human health and the environment. Before using these data for regulatory purposes, OPP must evaluate the studies to determine their adequacy and to guarantee that appropriate quality assurance (QA) procedures were carried out. In evaluating and performing services required under this statement of work, the contractor shall submit all relevant information used in developing conclusions or options to the cognizant Work Assignment Manager (WAM) for all projects for review and approval.

OPP has determined that access by DynCorp I & ET and its subcontractor, Geologics, 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 DynCorp I & ET and its subcontractor, Geologics, 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, DynCorp I & ET and its subcontractor, Geologics, are required to submit for EPA approval a security plan Start Printed Page 29129under which any CBI will be secured and protected against unauthorized release or compromise. No information will be provided to DynCorp I & ET and its subcontractor, Geologics, until the requirements in this document have been fully satisfied. Records of information provided to DynCorp I & ET and its subcontractor, Geologics, will be maintained by EPA Project Officers for this contract. All information supplied to DynCorp I & ET and its subcontractor, Geologics, by EPA for use in connection with this contract will be returned to EPA when DynCorp I & ET and its subcontractor, Geologics, have completed their work.

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  • Environmental protection
  • Business and industry
  • Government contracts
  • Government property
  • Security measures
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Dated: May 15, 2001.

Richard D. Schmitt,

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

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[FR Doc. 01-13421 Filed 5-25-01; 8:45 am]