[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 159 (Monday, August 18, 1997)]
[Page 44008]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-21806]



[OPPTS-140260; FRL-5729-1]

Access to Confidential Business Information by Armstrong Data 
Services and Subcontractor

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA has authorized its contractor, Armstrong Data Services 
(ADS), Incorporated of Vienna, Virginia and ADS's subcontractor, 
Premier Incorporated, 6551 Loisdale Court, Springfield, Virginia, for 
access to 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 submitted to EPA occurred as a 
result of an approved waiver dated May 16, 1997, which requested 
granting Premier Incorporated, Sub-contractor to Armstrong Data 
Services, Inc. immediate access to TSCA CBI. This waiver was necessary 
to allow Premier Inc. to assist with the Confidential Business 
Information Center's document processing activities; perform a complete 
system analysis; and provide maintenance to sustain its performance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Hazen, Director, Environmental 
Assistance Division (7408), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. E-545, 401 M St., SW., Washington, 
DC 20460, (202) 554-1404, TDD: (202) 554-0551; e-mail: TSCA-
H[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under contract number 68-W5-0024, 
subcontractor Premier Incorporated, of 6551 Loisdale Court, 
Springfield, VA, will assist the Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxic (OPPTS) in conducting a system analysis and provide data base 
maintenance support to the OPPT CBIC document tracking system.
    In accordance with 40 CFR 2.306(j), EPA has determined that under 
EPA contract number 68-W5-0024, Premier will require access to CBI 
submitted to EPA under all sections of TSCA to perform successfully the 
duties specified under the contract. Premier 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 Premier 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.
    Premier will be authorized access to TSCA CBI at EPA Headquarters 
under the EPA TSCA Confidential Business Information Security Manual.
    Clearance for access to TSCA CBI under this contract may continue 
until September 30, 2000.
    Premier 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, Access to confidential business 

    Dated: July 8, 1997.

Allan S. Abramson,

Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution and 
Prevention and Toxics.

[FR Doc. 97-21806 Filed 8-15-97; 8:45 am]