[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 186 (Friday, September 25, 1998)]
[Page 51348]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-25630]



[OPP-100141; FRL-6031-3]

STG, Inc.; Transfer of Data

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This is a notice to certain persons who have submitted 
information to EPA in connection with pesticide information 
requirements imposed under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 
(FFDCA). STG, Inc. has been awarded a contract to perform work for the 
EPA Region III Office, and will be provided access to certain 
information submitted to EPA under FIFRA and the FFDCA. Some of this 
information may have been claimed to be confidential business 
information (CBI) by submitters. This information will be transferred 
to STG, Inc. consistent with the requirements of 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 
2.308(i)(2), and will enable STG, Inc. to fulfill the obligations of 
the contract.

DATES: STG, Inc. will be given access to this information no sooner 
than September 30, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: By mail: C. Jean Sadlowe Information 
Resources Services Division (7502C), Office of Pesticide Programs, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., Washington, DC 20460. 
Office location, telephone number, and e-mail address: Rm. 230, Crystal 
Mall 2, 1921 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, (703) 305-5362; e-
mail: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under contract No. GS03T98-DSD-0003, Order 
No. EPD688768, STG, Inc. will provide computer operations support to 
the EPA computer center. STG, Inc. will be responsible for the 
operation and support of a minicomputer and multiple file servers with 
varied operation system platforms; support the LAN and Internet 
functions; provide data entry and retrieval; and support 
telecommunications equipment. This contract involves no subcontractors.
    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 the FFDCA.
    In accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3), the 
contract with STG, Inc. 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, STG, Inc. 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 
this contractor until the above requirements have been fully satisfied. 
Records of information provided to this contractor will be maintained 
by the Project Officers for this contract in the EPA Region III Office.
    All information supplied to STG, Inc. by EPA for use in connection 
with this contract will be returned to EPA when STG, Inc. has completed 
its work.

 List of Subjects

    Environmental protection, Transfer of data.

    Dated: September 15, 1998.

Richard D. Schmitt,

Acting Director, Information Resource and Services Division, Office of 
Pesticide Programs.

[FR Doc. 98-25630 Filed 9-24-98; 8:45 am]