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Student Services Contract EP-11-D-000403 Yin Gu; Transfer of Data

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




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 Student Services Contract EP-11-D-000403 Yin Gu in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Student Services Contract EP-11-D-000403 Yin Gu has been awarded multiple contracts to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Student Services Contract EP-11-D-000403 Yin Gu to fulfill the obligations of the contract.


Student Services Contract EP-11-D-000403 Yin Gu will be given access to this information on or before August 29, 2011.

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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:

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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, 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 this contract number, the contractor will perform the following: Under Contract No. Student Services Contract EP-11-D-000403 Yin Gu will analyze chemical form and concentration in sub-cellular samples, tissues, and exposure media, and prepare solutions for chemical dosing and concentration analyses as requested. The student will process and Start Printed Page 52953analyze samples using a variety of analytical instrumentation which may include LC and GC using a variety of detectors. The student will assist in general laboratory activities which may include one or more of the following: Conducting routine chemical and biochemical analyses, preparation of common reagents, and cleaning of laboratory glassware. The student shall maintain careful and accurate records in a laboratory notebook, record results in summary spreadsheets, write-up summary reports of sample analyses following provided guidance, and participate in research group meetings. The student will assist in the review and entry of chemical structural information in databases as required. The notebook and all other data produced under this order will be the property of the Environmental Protection Agency. This contract involves no subcontractors.

OPP has determined that the contracts described in this document involve work that is being conducted in connection with FIFRA, in that pesticide chemicals will be the subject of certain evaluations to be made under this contract. These evaluations may be used in subsequent regulatory decisions under FIFRA.

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)(3), the contracts with Student Services Contract EP-11-D-000403 Yin Gu, prohibits use of the information for any purpose not specified in these contracts; 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, Student Services Contract EP-11-D-000403 Yin Gu is 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 Student Services Contract EP-11-D-000403 Yin Gu until the requirements in this document have been fully satisfied. Records of information provided to Student Services Contract EP-11-D-000403 Yin Gu will be maintained by EPA Project Officers for these contracts. All information supplied to Student Services Contract EP-11-D-000403 Yin Gu by EPA for use in connection with these contracts will be returned to EPA when Student Services Contract EP-11-D-000403 Yin Gu has completed its work.

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Dated: August 16, 2011.

Michael Hardy,

Acting Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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[FR Doc. 2011-21525 Filed 8-23-11; 8:45 am]