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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. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the technical person listed under
EPA has established a docket for this action under docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2003-0004. All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available at
Under EPA Contract Number EP-W-12-001, contractor Abt of 55 Wheeler Street, Cambridge, MA is assisting the EPA in developing public information products for the 2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) data. These products shall include individual fact sheets; a natural report with various descriptions of the data resulting from data queries and associated program analyses; trend analysis and other items.
In accordance with 40 CFR 2.306(j), EPA has determined that under EPA Contract Number EP-W-12-001, Abt requires access to CBI submitted to EPA under section 8 of TSCA to perform successfully the duties specified under the contract. Abt's personnel were given access to information submitted to EPA under section 8 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 section 8 of TSCA that EPA is providing Abt 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 Abt's Bethesda, MD and Cambridge, MA sites, in accordance with EPA's
Access to TSCA data, including CBI, will continue until November 30, 2016. If the contract is extended, this access will also continue for the duration of the extended contract without further notice.
Abt's personnel were required to sign nondisclosure agreements and were briefed on appropriate security procedures before they were permitted access to TSCA CBI.
Environmental protection, Confidential business information.