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Risk Management Programs Under Section 112(r)(7) of the Clean Air Act as Amended; Contractor Access to Confidential Business Information and Address Change for the Submission of Risk Management Plans

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The EPA has authorized the following contractor to access information that has been, or will be, submitted to EPA under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) as amended: Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and its subcontractor, Creative Information Technology Inc. (CITI), (GSA Contract #GSOOT99ALD0203, expiring March 27, 2009). The EPA announces a new address to which Risk Management Plans (RMPs) are to be sent.

Some of the information submitted under section 112(r) may be claimed to be confidential business information (CBI) by the submitter.

DATES:

Access to confidential data submitted to EPA will occur no sooner than October 7, 2002. RMPs may be sent to the new address effective September 25, 2002.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dorothy McManus, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, MC: 5104a, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The EPA is issuing this notice to inform all submitters of information under section 112(r) of the CAA that EPA may provide the above mentioned contractor and its subcontractor access to these materials on a need-to-know basis. This contractor will provide technical support to the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response in the receipt, processing and storage of risk management plans submitted to EPA under the CAA.

In accordance with 40 CFR 2.301(h), EPA has determined that the contractor and its subcontractor require access to CBI submitted to EPA under sections 112(r) and 114 of the CAA in order to perform work satisfactorily under the above noted contract. The contractor's and subcontractor's personnel will be given access to information submitted under section 112(r) of the CAA. Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be CBI. The contractor's and subcontractor's personnel will be required to sign nondisclosure agreements and will be permitted access to CBI. All contractor access to CAA CBI will take place at the contractor's facility. The contractor will have appropriate procedures and facilities in place to safeguard the CAA CBI to which the contractor and its subcontractor have access. Clearance for access to CBI is scheduled to expire on March 27, 2009 or at contract termination.

Risk Management Plans submitted to EPA should be mailed to: Risk Management Plan (RMP) Reporting Center, P.O. Box 1515, Lanham-Seabrook, MD 20703-1515. Courier deliveries and express mail should be addressed to the RMP Reporting Center, c/o CSC, Suite 300, 8400 Corporate Drive, New Carrollton, MD 20785.

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Dated: September 13, 2002.

Deborah Y. Dietrich,

Director, Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.

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[FR Doc. 02-24341 Filed 9-24-02; 8:45 am]

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