Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Notice of access to data and request for comments.
EPA will authorize its contractor, ASRC Management Services (ASRCMS) to access Confidential Business Information (CBI) which has been submitted to EPA under the authority of all sections of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976, as amended. EPA has issued regulations (40 CFR part 2, Subpart B) that outline business confidentiality provisions for the Agency and require all EPA Offices that receive information designated by the submitter as CBI to abide by these provisions. ASRCMS will provide support to the Office of Solid Waste (OSW) in operating the RCRA CBI Center (CBIC), a secure storage area that contains all records/documents that are received by OSW with a claim of business confidentiality.
Access to confidential data submitted to EPA will occur no sooner than October 16, 2006.
Comments should be sent to LaShan Haynes, Document Control Officer, Office of Solid Waste (5305P), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. Comments should be Identified as “Access to Confidential Data.”Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
LaShan Haynes, Document Control Officer, Office of Solid Waste (5305P), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, 703-605-0516.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
1. Access to Confidential Business Information
Under EPA Contract No. EP-W-05 052, ASRCMS will assist the Information Management Branch, within the Communications, Information, and Resources Management Division, of the Office of Solid Waste (OSW) in operating the RCRA Confidential Business Information Center (CBIC). OSW collects data from industry to support the RCRA hazardous waste regulatory program. Some of the data collected from industry are claimed by industry to contain trade secrets or CBI. In accordance with the provisions of 40 CFR part 2, Subpart B, OSW has established policies and procedures for handling information collected from industry, under the authority of RCRA, including RCRA Confidential Business Information Security Manuals. ASRCMS shall protect from unauthorized disclosure all information designated as confidential and shall abide by all RCRA CBI requirements, including procedures outlines in the RCRA CBI Security Manual. ASRCMS will also provide data base management support to the RCRA CBIC document tracking system.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued regulations (40 CFR part 2, subpart B) that outline business confidentiality provisions for the Agency and requires all EPA Office that receive information designated by the submitter as CBI to abide by these provisions. ASRCMS will be authorized to have access to RCRA CBI under the EPA “Contractor Requirements for the Control and Security of RCRA Confidential Business Information Security Manual.”
EPA is issuing this notice to inform all submitters of information under all sections of RCRA that EPA will provide ASRCMS access to the CBI records located in the RCRA CBIC. Access to RCRA CBI under this contract will take place at EPA Headquarters only. Contractor personnel will be required to sign non-disclosure agreements and will be briefed on appropriate security procedures before they are permitted access to confidential information.Start Signature
Dated: August 18, 2006.
Director, Office of Solid Waste.
[FR Doc. E6-16572 Filed 10-5-06; 8:45 am]
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