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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that EPA has recently learned of a corporate merger/acquisition involving a contractor cleared for access to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) confidential business information and to provide notice that this contract has been extended until December 31, 2011. Protection Strategies Incorporated (PSI) has been the owner of Eagle Technologies Incorporated (Eagle) since March 2010. Eagle's previous contract (EP-W-06-029) expired September 30, 2011. A bridge contract, signed on September 30, 2011, with Eagle's successor PSI, is currently in place and will expire December 31, 2011. EPA has authorized its contractor, PSI of Arlington, VA, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of TSCA. Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI).


Access to the confidential data will occur no sooner than November 16, 2011.

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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; email address:

For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave. Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; email address:

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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 all who manufacture, process, or distribute industrial chemicals. 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 regarding 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?

EPA has 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 index available at 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, or, if only available in hard copy, at the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), 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 legal 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.

II. What action is the agency taking?

Under EPA contract number EP-11-H-000885, contractor PSI of 2300 Ninth Street South, Suite 501, Arlington, VA, will assist OPPT in providing support for work on alarms, card readers, doors, locks, and keys. The contractor will also escort workers or maintenance personnel during security hours.

In accordance with 40 CFR 2.306(j), EPA has determined that under EPA contract number EP-11-H-000885, PSI will require access to CBI under all sections of TSCA to perform successfully the duties specified under the contract. PSI personnel will be given access to information submitted to EPA under all sections 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 all Start Printed Page 69723sections of TSCA that EPA may provide PSI 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 in accordance with EPA's TSCA CBI Protection Manual.

Access to TSCA data, including CBI, will continue until December 31, 2011. If the contract is extended, this access will also continue for the duration of the extended contract without further notice.

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

List of Subjects

Environmental protection, Confidential business information.

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Dated: October 17, 2011.

Mario Caraballo,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-29074 Filed 11-8-11; 8:45 am]