[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 126 (Wednesday, July 1, 2015)]
[Page 37618]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16229]



[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2003-0004; FRL-9929-67]

Access to Confidential Business Information by Eastern Research 
Group, Inc.

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA has authorized its contractor, Eastern Research Group, 
Inc. (ERG) of Lexington, MA, 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 Information (CBI).

DATES: Access to the confidential data will occur no sooner than July 
8, 2015.

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


I. General Information

A. Does this action 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.

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-OPPT-2003-0004 is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics 
Docket (OPPT Docket), Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center 
(EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. 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 OPPT Docket is (202) 566-
0280. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information 
about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

II. What action is the agency taking?

    Under EPA contract number EP-D-11-006, contractor ERG of 110 
Hartwell Ave., Suite 1, Lexington, MA, will assist the Office of 
Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) in the performance of work 
related to source characterization. The contractor will also assist in 
identifying information to characterize lifecycle inventory unit 
process flows associated with certain chemical categories.
    In accordance with 40 CFR 2.306(j), EPA has determined that under 
EPA contract number EP-D-11-006, ERG will require access to CBI 
submitted to EPA under all sections of TSCA to perform successfully the 
duties specified under the contract. ERG's 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 ERG 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 and ERG's site 
located at 14555 Avion Parkway, Suite 200, Chantilly, VA, in accordance 
with EPA's TSCA CBI Protection Manual.
    Access to TSCA data, including CBI, will continue until March 31, 
2016. If the contract is extended, this access will also continue for 
the duration of the extended contract without further notice.
    ERG personnel will be required to sign nondisclosure agreements and 
will be briefed on appropriate security procedures before they are 
permitted access to TSCA CBI.

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.

    Dated: June 24, 2015.
Pamela S. Myrick,
Acting Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics.
[FR Doc. 2015-16229 Filed 6-30-15; 8:45 am]