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Access to Confidential Business Information by Syracuse Research Corporation

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

This document supersedes the January 31, 2007 (72 FR 4501) (FRL-8111-9) Federal Register notice authorizing access to Confidential Business Information (CBI) by EPA's contractor, Syracuse Research Corporation (SRC) of Arlington, VA, and its subcontractor. This action corrects an administrative error in the date of access to CBI by SRC of Arlington, VA, and its subcontractor. EPA by this document authorizes its contractor, SRC of Arlington, VA, and its subcontractor, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under sections 4, 5, 6, and 8 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be CBI.

DATES:

Access to the confidential data will occur no sooner than February 15, 2007.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For general information contact: Colby Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

For technical information contact: Pamela Moseley, Information Management Division (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-8956; fax number: (202) 564-8955; e-mail address: pamela.moseley@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this Notice Apply to Me?

This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, however, be of interest to those persons who are or may be required to conduct testing of chemical substances under TSCA. Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions Start Printed Page 5967regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information?

1. Docket. EPA established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2003-0004. All documents in the docket are listed in the docket's index available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPPT Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at Rm. 3334, EPA West Bldg., 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/DC Public Reading Room hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket is (202) 566-0280. Docket visitors are required to show photographic identification, pass through a metal detector, and sign the EPA visitor log. All visitor bags are processed through an X-ray machine and subject to search. Visitors will be provided an EPA/DC badge that must be visible at all times in the building and returned upon departure.

2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the “Federal Register” listings at http://www.epa.gov/​fedrgstr.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

Under EPA contract number EP-W-07-021, contractor SRC of 2451 Crystal Dr., Suite 804, Arlington, VA, and its subcontractor BeakerTree Corporation of 13402 Birch Bark Court, Fairfax, VA, will assist the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) in reviewing Premanufacture Notices (PMNs). They will also assist in preparing chemical reviews for the TSCA New Chemicals Review Program. This includes preparing documents to be used for Chemical Review Search Strategy and Structure Activity Team meetings. The contractors require access to current and past cases to fulfill these duties.

In accordance with 40 CFR 2.306(j), EPA has determined that under EPA contract number EP-W-07-021, SRC and BeakerTree will require access to CBI submitted to EPA under sections 4, 5, 6, and 8 of TSCA to perform successfully the duties specified under the contract. SRC and BeakerTree personnel will be given access to information submitted to EPA under sections 4, 5, 6, and 8 of TSCA. Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be CBI.

EPA is issuing this notice to inform all submitters of information under sections 4, 5, 6, and 8 of TSCA that EPA may provide SRC and BeakerTree access to these CBI materials on a need-to-know basis only. All access to TSCA CBI under this contract will take place at EPA Headquarters and the SRC site located at 2451 Crystal Dr., Suite 804, Arlington, VA.

SRC and BeakerTree will be authorized access to TSCA CBI at EPA Headquarters under the EPA TSCA CBI Protection Manual.

Clearance for access to TSCA CBI under this contract may continue until September 30, 2010, unless such access is extended.

SRC and BeakerTree personnel will be required to sign nondisclosure agreements and will be briefed on appropriate security procedures before they are permitted access to TSCA CBI.

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Dated: February 5, 2007.

Brion Cook,

Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.

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[FR Doc. 07-588 Filed 2-6-07; 1:10 pm]

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