Access to Confidential Business Information by Guident Technologies Inc. and Science Applications International Corporation
Federal Register: December 24, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 248)
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Access to Confidential Business Information by Guident
Technologies Inc. and Science Applications International Corporation
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SUMMARY: EPA has authorized its contractor Guident of Herndon, VA and subcontractor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of
McLean, VA, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business
DATES: Access to the confidential data will occur no sooner than
December 31, 2008.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information contact: Colby
Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division
(7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460- 0001; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; e-mail address: TSCA-
For technical information contact: Scott M. Sherlock, Environmental
Assistance Division (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics,
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-8257; fax number: (202) 564-8251; e-mail address: [email@example.com.
Does this Notice Apply to Me?
This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, however, be of interest to you if are conducting, or may be required to conduct testing of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances
Control Act (TSCA). 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.
How Can I Get Copies of this Document and Other Related Information? 1. Docket. 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's index available at http:// www.regulations.gov. 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 http:// www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPPT
Docket. The OPPT Docket is located in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) at
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 Federal holidays. The telephone number of the EPA/DC Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the OPPT Docket Facility 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. 2. Electronic access. You may access this Federal Register document electronically through the EPA Internet under the ``Federal Register'' listings at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr.
What Action is the Agency Taking?
Under Contract Number (GS-35F-0799M, Order Number EP09D000005), contractor Guident of 198 Van Buren Street, Suite 120, Herndon, VA and its subcontractor SAIC of 8301 Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA will assist the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) in designing and developing graphical user interface screens, which will be transferred from the developmental environment to EPA's Confidential Business environment. This will enable users to input data into tables/databases in the Confidential Business area via the input screens.
In accordance with 40 CFR 2.306(j), EPA has determined that under
Contract Number (GS-35F-0799M, Order Number EP09D000005), Guident and its subcontractor will require access to CBI submitted to EPA under all sections of TSCA to perform successfully the duties specified under the contract. Guident and its subcontractor 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 sections of TSCA that EPA may provide Guident and its subcontractor 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
Guident and its subcontractor will be authorized access to TSCA CBI at EPA Headquarters provided they comply with the provisions of the EPA
TSCA CBI Protection Manual.
Access to TSCA data, including CBI, will continue until October 30, 2009. If the contract is extended, this access will also continue for the duration of the extended contract without further notice.
Guident and its subcontractor 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.
Dated: December 15, 2008.
Todd S. Holderman,
Acting Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution
Prevention and Toxics.
FR Doc. E8-30203 Filed 12-23-08; 8:45 am
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