[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 221 (Wednesday, November 17, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70235-70236]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-28965]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9227-9 ]


Access to Confidential Business Information by Industrial 
Economics, Incorporated

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Access to Data and Request for Comments.

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SUMMARY: EPA will authorize its contractor, Industrial Economics, 
Incorporated (IEc) to access Confidential Business Information (CBI) 
which has been submitted to EPA under the authority of all sections of 
the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976, as amended. 
EPA has issued regulations that outline business confidentiality 
provisions for the Agency and require all EPA Offices that receive 
information designated by the submitter as CBI to abide by these 
provisions.

DATES: Access to confidential data submitted to EPA will occur no 
sooner than November 29, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaShan Haynes, Document Control 
Officer, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, (5305P), U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20460, 703-605-0516.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

1. Access to Confidential Business Information

    Under EPA Contracts Nos. GS-10F-0061N (EP10H000898) and EP-W-06-
065/0013, Industrial Economics, Incorporated (IEc) will assist the 
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Civil 
Enforcement, Special Litigation and Projects Division with performing 
financial analyses on respondents in EPA civil and criminal enforcement 
cases to delineate the ability to pay penalties. The analyses may 
extend to the level of expert testimony in support of EPA's enforcement 
actions. OECA is involved directly and indirectly in bringing 
enforcement actions against violators of environmental regulations. 
These cases typically, involve one or more of the following statutes: 
CAA, CWA, RCRA, TSCA, FIFRA, EPCRA and the SDWA. Some of the data 
collected from industry are claimed by industry to contain trade 
secrets or CBI. In accordance with the provisions of 40 CFR Part 2, 
Subpart B, ORCR has established policies and procedures for handling 
information collected from industry, under the authority of RCRA, 
including RCRA Confidential Business Information Security Manuals.
    Industrial Economics, Incorporated (IEc), shall protect from 
unauthorized disclosure all information designated as confidential and 
shall abide by all RCRA CBI requirements, including procedures outlined 
in the RCRA CBI Security Manual.
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued regulations (40 
CFR Part 2, Subpart B) that outline business confidentiality provisions 
for the Agency and require all EPA Offices that receive information 
designated by the submitter as CBI to abide by these provisions. 
Industrial Economics, Incorporated (IEc) will be authorized to have 
access to RCRA CBI under the EPA ``Contractor Requirements for the 
Control and Security of RCRA Confidential Business Information Security 
Manual.''
    EPA is issuing this notice to inform all submitters of information 
under all sections of RCRA that EPA will provide Industrial Economics, 
Incorporated access to the CBI records located in the RCRA Confidential 
Business Information Center. Access to RCRA CBI under this contract 
will take place at EPA Headquarters only. Contractor personnel will be 
required to sign non-disclosure agreements and will be briefed on 
appropriate security procedures before they are permitted access to 
confidential information.


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     Dated: November 4, 2010.
Suzanne Rudzinski,
Acting Director, Office of Resource Conservation & Recovery.
[FR Doc. 2010-28965 Filed 11-16-10; 8:45 am]
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