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Tetrahedron, Inc., with Subcontractors: Syracuse Research Corporation; Tox Path, Inc; and Pathology Associates; 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 submitter, will be transferred to Tetrahedron, Inc., and its subcontractors: Syracuse Research Corporation, Tox Path, Inc., and Pathology Associates, in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Tetrahedron, Inc., and its subcontractors: Syracuse Research Corporation, Tox Path, Inc., and Pathology Associates, have been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Tetrahedron, Inc., and its subcontractors: Syracuse Research Corporation, Tox Path, Inc., and Pathology Associates, to fulfill the obligations of the contract.

DATES:

Tetrahedron, Inc., and its subcontractors: Syracuse Research Corporation, Tox Path, Inc., and Pathology Associates, will be given access to this information on or before July 28, 2010.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Felicia Croom, Information Technology and Resources Management Division (7502P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-0786; e-mail address: croom.felicia@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.Start Printed Page 43163

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

EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0194. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility's telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

II. Contractor Requirements

Under Contract No. EP-W-10-013, Tetrahedron, Inc., and its subcontractors: Syracuse Research Corporation, Tox Path, Inc., and Pathology Associates, will perform toxicology studies for pesticides as specified by EPA's Health Effects Division's (HED), Data Evaluation Reports (DERs). The contractors will review Subdivision F, Pesticide Assessment Guidelines, and provide revisions as necessary. The contractors shall be regarded, and act as the government's subject matter experts, as necessary in reviewing, reporting, researching, and evaluating DERs, guidelines, and other documentation as directed by the government.

EPA has determined that access by Tetrahedron, Inc., and its subcontractors: Syracuse Research Corporation, Tox Path, Inc., and Pathology Associates, 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 Tetrahedron, Inc., and its subcontractors: Syracuse Research Corporation, Tox Path, Inc., and Pathology Associates, 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, Tetrahedron, Inc., and its subcontractors: Syracuse Research Corporation, Tox Path, Inc., and Pathology Associates, are 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 Tetrahedron, Inc., and its subcontractors: Syracuse Research Corporation, Tox Path, Inc., and Pathology Associates, until the requirements in this document have been fully satisfied. Records of information provided to Tetrahedron, Inc., and its subcontractors: Syracuse Research Corporation, Tox Path, Inc., and Pathology Associates, will be maintained by EPA's project officers for this contract. All information supplied to Tetrahedron, Inc., and its subcontractors: Syracuse Research Corporation, Tox Path, Inc., and Pathology Associates, by EPA for use in connection with this contract will be returned to EPA when Tetrahedron, Inc., and its subcontractors: Syracuse Research Corporation, Tox Path, Inc., and Pathology Associates, have completed their work.

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Dated: July 15, 2010.

Oscar Morales,

Acting Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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[FR Doc. 2010-18095 Filed 7-22-10; 8:45 am]

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