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Versar, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact; 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 Versar and its subcontractors, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact, in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Versar and its subcontractors, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact, have been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Versar and its subcontractors, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact, to fulfill the obligations of the contract.

DATES:

Versar and its subcontractors, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact, will be given access to this information on or before January 18, 2011.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mario Steadman, 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) 305-8338; e-mail address: steadman.mario@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.

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-2011-0038. 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 telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

II. Contractor Requirements

Under Contract No. EP-W-11-007, Versar and its subcontractors, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact, will perform technical reviews of studies containing pesticide exposure and related data in support of registration, re-registration, and special review activities of HED. The contractor shall provide technical support in developing or revising occupational and residential exposure and risk assessments for registration (new chemicals, new uses, etc) and registration review (REDs, TREDs, Low Risk Chemicals) actions, as directed by the EPA COR. The contractor shall provide technical support in developing or revising Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs), such as SOPs for Residential Exposure Assessments, as directed by the EPA COR.

OPP has determined that access by Versar and its subcontractors, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact, 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 Versar and its subcontractors, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact, 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, Versar and its subcontractors, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact, 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 Versar and its subcontractors, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact, until the requirements in this document have been fully satisfied. Start Printed Page 6469Records of information provided to Versar and its subcontractors, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact, will be maintained by EPA Project Officers for this contract. All information supplied to Versar and its subcontractors, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact, by EPA for use in connection with this contract will be returned to EPA when Versar and its subcontractors, Tetrahedron, Inc. and Info Impact, have completed their work.

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Dated: January 26, 2011.

Oscar Morales,

Acting Director, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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[FR Doc. 2011-2401 Filed 2-3-11; 8:45 am]

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