[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 233 (Friday, December 4, 2015)]
[Page 75862]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30722]



[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2003-0004; FRL-9937-06]

Access to Confidential Business Information by Avanti Corporation

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA has authorized its contractor, Avanti Corporation of 
Alexandria, 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 Information (CBI).

DATES: Access to the confidential data occurred on or about November 6, 

    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 GS-10F-0308P order number EP-G16H-00318, 
contractor Avanti of 5520 Cherokee Avenue, Suite 205, Alexandria, VA, 
will assist EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) in 
providing technical and administrative support for meetings related to 
investigation of chemicals and biotechnology products for possible 
regulatory or other control actions. They will also provide computer 
database support related to providing information on chemical 
regulatory actions and related policy decisions.
    In accordance with 40 CFR 2.306(j), EPA has determined that under 
EPA contract number GS-10F-0308P, order number EP-G16H-00318, Avanti 
will require access to CBI submitted to EPA under all sections of TSCA 
to perform successfully the duties specified under the contract. Avanti 
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 Avanti 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 in accordance 
with EPA's TSCA CBI Protection Manual.
    Access to TSCA data, including CBI, will continue until October 31, 
2020. If the contract is extended, this access will also continue for 
the duration of the extended contract without further notice.
    Avanti 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: November 20, 2105.
Pamela S. Myrick,
Acting Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics.
[FR Doc. 2015-30722 Filed 12-3-15; 8:45 am]