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Cherokee Nation System Solutions LLC; 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 Cherokee Nation System Solutions LLC in accordance with the CBI regulations. Cherokee Nation System Solutions LLC has been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Cherokee Nation System Solutions LLC to fufill the obligations of the contract.


Cherokee Nation System Solutions LLC will be given access to this information on or before November 12, 2019.

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William Northern, Information Technology and Resources Management Division (7502P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 703-305-6478 email 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.

B. How can I get copies of this document and other related information?

The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2019-0188 is available at or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305-5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at​dockets.

II. Contractor Requirements

Under this contract numbers, the contractor will perform the following: Under Contract No. EP-W-18-015/0680/18/801485/01, the Contractor shall prepare and deliver reports, including plans, evaluations, studies, analyses and manuals in accordance with Attachment 1, Performance Work Statement. Each report shall cite the contract number, identify the U.S. EPA as the sponsoring agency, and identify the name of the Contractor preparing the report.

The Contractor shall furnish two (2) copies of the combined monthly technical and financial progress report stating the progress made, including the percentage of the project completed, and a description of the work accomplished to support the cost. If the work is ordered using work assignments or delivery orders, include the estimated percentage of task completed during the reporting period for each work assignment or delivery order.

Specific discussions shall include difficulties encountered and remedial action taken during the reporting period, and anticipated activity with a schedule of deliverables for the subsequent reporting period.

The Contractor shall provide a list of outstanding actions awaiting Contracting Officer authorization, noted with the corresponding work assignment, such as subcontractor consents, overtime approvals, and work plan approvals.

This contract involves no subcontractors.

OPP has determined that the contract 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 FIFRA sections 3, 4, 6, and 7 and under FFDCA sections 408 and 409.

In accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3), the contract with Cherokee Nation System Solutions LLC, prohibits use of the information for any purpose not specified in these 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, Cherokee Nation System Solutions LLC 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 Cherokee Nation System Solutions LLC until the requirements in this document have been fully satisfied. Records of information provided to Cherokee Nation System Solutions LLC will be maintained by EPA Project Officers for this contract. All information supplied to Cherokee Nation System Solutions LLC by EPA for use in connection with this contract will be returned to EPA when Cherokee Nation System Solutions LLC has completed its work.

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Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.; 21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.

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Dated: November 1, 2019.

Delores Barber,

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

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[FR Doc. 2019-24270 Filed 11-6-19; 8:45 am]