Access to Confidential Business Information by Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., Subcontractor of Contractor Arctic Slope Mission Services, LLC, 17592-17594 [2021-06931]

Download as PDF 17592 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 63 / Monday, April 5, 2021 / Notices 3:10 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Discussion and vote on the Five-Year Energy Storage Plan 3:30 p.m.–3:40 p.m. New Charges to EAC on Model Pathways for Grid Modernization 3:40 p.m.–3:55 p.m. Public Comment 3:55 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Adjourn The meeting agenda may change to accommodate EAC business. For EAC agenda updates, see the EAC website at: http://energy.gov/oe/services/electricityadvisory-committee-eac. Public Participation: The EAC welcomes the attendance of the public at its meetings, no advanced registration is required. Individuals who wish to offer public comments at the EAC meeting may do so on during the call but must register in advance with Mr. Christopher Lawrence. Approximately 15 minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to speak but is not expected to exceed three minutes. Anyone who is not able to attend the meeting, or for whom the allotted public comments time is insufficient to address pertinent issues with the EAC, is invited to send a written statement identified by ‘‘Electricity Advisory Committee August ESCG RFI Meeting,’’ to Mr. Christopher Lawrence at Christopher.lawrence@ hq.doe.gov. Minutes: The minutes of the EAC meeting will be posted on the EAC web page at http://energy.gov/oe/services/ electricity-advisory-committee-eac. They can also be obtained by contacting Mr. Christopher Lawrence at the address above. Signed in Washington, DC, on March 30, 2021. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–06934 Filed 4–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2020–0738; FRL–10021– 81] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Chemical Category for OctahydroTetramethyl-Naphthalenyl-Ethanone (OTNE); Manufacturer Request for Risk Evaluation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); Extension of Comment Period Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period. AGENCY: In the Federal Register notice of February 19, 2021, EPA announced SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Apr 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 the availability of and solicited public comment on a manufacturer request for a risk evaluation of ethanone, 1-(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydro-2,3,5,5tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl), ethanone, 1-(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydro-2,3,8,8tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl), ethanone, 1-(1,2,3,4,6,7,8,8a-octahydro-2,3,8,8tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl), and ethanone, 1-(1,2,3,5,6,7,8,8a-octahydro2,3,8,8-tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl) (collectively, ‘‘OTNE’’) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This document extends the comment period for 30 days from April 5, 2021 to May 5, 2021. DATES: The comment period for the notice published February 19, 2021, at 86 FR 10267, is extended. Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2020–0738, must be received on or before May 5, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2020–0738, through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Please note that due to the public health emergency the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) and Reading Room were closed to public visitors on March 31, 2020. Our EPA/DC staff will continue to provide customer service via email, phone, and webform. For further information on EPA/DC services, docket contact information and the current status of the EPA/DC and Reading Room, please visit https:// www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Jeffrey Putt, Existing Chemicals Risk Management Division (Mail Code 7404T), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–3703; email address: putt.jeffrey@epa.gov. For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554– 1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document extends the public comment PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 period established in the Federal Register document of February 19, 2021 (86 FR 10267) (FRL–10019–82), for 30 days, from April 5, 2021 to May 5, 2021. In that document, EPA announced the availability of and solicited public comment on a manufacturer request for a risk evaluation of OTNE under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). More information on the manufacturer request, risk evaluations under TSCA, and EPA’s solicitation of comment can be found in the Federal Register issue of February 19, 2021. An extension of the comment period was requested by stakeholders to allow interested parties additional time to thoroughly review the inclusion of any additional conditions of use and potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations. The Agency is in the process of broadly re-examining how it intends to implement these and other provisions of amended TSCA including determining how new executive orders and other direction provided by the Biden-Harris Administration will be addressed. EPA agrees that an extension of the comment period is warranted. To submit comments, or access the docket, please follow the detailed instructions provided under ADDRESSES. If you have questions, consult the technical persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: March 24, 2021. Michal Freedhoff, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2021–06495 Filed 4–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–R03–OAR–2021–0237; FRL–10022– 17–Region 3] Access to Confidential Business Information by Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., Subcontractor of Contractor Arctic Slope Mission Services, LLC Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of subcontractor access to confidential business information. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is allowing Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. of McLean, VA, subcontractor of contractor Arctic Slope Mission Services, LLC of Beltsville, MD, to access information which has been submitted to EPA under the environmental statutes administered by the Agency at its Region 3 offices. Some of the information may be claimed SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 63 / Monday, April 5, 2021 / Notices or determined to be confidential business information. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 26, 2021. Access to the confidential data began on or about February 15, 2017 and September 29, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments by one of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: klotz.michaelk@epa.gov. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R03–OAR–2021– 0237. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be available online at https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be confidential business information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through https:// www.regulations.gov, or email. The federal website, https:// www.regulations.gov, is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through https:// www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties, and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. EPA encourages electronic submittals, but if you are unable to submit electronically, please reach out to the EPA contact person listed in the notice for assistance. If you need assistance in a language other than English, or you are a person with disabilities who needs a reasonable accommodation at no cost to you, please reach out to the EPA contact person by email or telephone. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Klotz, (215) 814–5382; email VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Apr 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 17593 EPA has permitted, and will continue to permit, BAH personnel to have access to information submitted to EPA under the statutes administered by the Agency. Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be CBI. In accordance with 40 CFR 2.301(h)(2)(i) (Clean Air I. General Information Act (CAA)), and any provisions from 40 CFR 2.302 through2.310 incorporating A. Does this action apply to me? 40 CFR 2.301(h)(2)(i) (Clean Water Act This action is directed to the general (CWA), Safe Drinking Water Act public. This action may, however, be of (SDWA), Resource Conservation and interest to anyone who submitted what Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive may be determined to be confidential Environmental Response, business information to EPA Region 3. Compensation, and Liability Act Since other entities may also be (CERCLA)), 40 CFR 2.306(j) (Toxic interested, the Agency has not Substances Control Act (TSCA)), 40 CFR attempted to describe all the specific 2.307(h)(3) (Federal Insecticide, entities that may be affected by this Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act action. (FIFRA)), 40 CFR 2.308(i) (Federal Food, B. How can I get copies of this document Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA)), 40 CFR 350.23(b) (Emergency Planning and and other related information? All documents in the docket are listed Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)), EPA has determined that in the https://www.regulations.gov under task orders 0037 and 0054, BAH index, under docket identification requires access to CBI submitted to EPA, number EPA–R3–OAR–2021–0237. to perform successfully the duties Although listed in the index, some required under the task orders. information might not be publicly Among the procedures established by available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. EPA’s confidentiality regulations for granting access to CBI is prior Publicly available docket materials are notification to the submitters of CBI that accessible electronically through BAH will have access to this https://www.regulations.gov. information. See 40 CFR 2.301(h)(2)(iii) II. What action is the Agency taking? for information submitted under the CAA, corresponding provisions of 40 EPA Region 3 manages records for all CFR 2.302 through 2.311 for information its divisions using the support of submitted under the CWA, SDWA, contractors and subcontractors. The RCRA, TSCA, FIFRA, FDCA, CERCLA, contractors and subcontractors assist and 40 CFR 350.23 for EPCRA. This with indexing and filing both physical notification is intended to fulfill that and digital records, and with requirement. EPA Region 3 has determining the disposition of records permitted BAH personnel access to this to ensure compliance with the Federal information prior to publishing this Records Act. Under EPA contract EP– document. All access to CBI under the W17–011 (the contract), and EPA contract and task orders has occurred Region 3 task orders 0037 and 0054, and will continue to occur in Arctic Slope Mission Services, LLC accordance with EPA’s polices and (ASMS) of 7000 Muirkirk Meadows regulations for the handling of CBI at Drive, Suite 100, Beltsville, MD 20705, the EPA Region 3 offices located at 1650 is responsible for reviewing, sorting, Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, 410 filing, and indexing records, and Severn Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403– identifying files as closed, active, or 2567, 701 Mapes Road, Ft. Meade, MD inactive, to determine whether they should be disposed of or stored at either 20755–5350, and 1060 Chapline Street, Suite 303, Wheeling, WV 26003–2995. the EPA Region 3 offices or the Federal Records Center. Pursuant to its contract, The contract and task orders include terms that require the proper treatment ASMS entered into a subcontract with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. (BAH) of 8283 and safeguarding of CBI. As BAH is responsible for performing under task Greensboro Drive, Mclean, VA 22102. orders 0037 and 0054, its personnel BAH is responsible for performing under these task orders. Task order 0037 have access to CBI pursuant to those task orders. BAH personnel sign concerns records for the Office of nondisclosure agreements and are Regional Counsel and records for the briefed on appropriate security Hazardous Site Cleanup Division, now procedures before they are permitted called the Superfund and Emergency access to CBI. In addition, they attend Management Division, while task order annual, mandatory training on the 0054 addresses all other regional proper treatment and protection of CBI. records. address: klotz.michaelk@epa.gov; mailing address: EPA Region 3, Mission Support Division (Mail Code 3MD50), 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 17594 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 63 / Monday, April 5, 2021 / Notices BAH access to CBI for task order 0037 began on February 15, 2017 and will expire on February 14, 2022, if all four option years are exercised. BAH access to CBI for task order 0054 began on September 29, 2017 and will expire on September 28, 2022, if all four option years are exercised. If the contract or task orders are further extended, this access will also continue for the duration of the extension without further notice. Catharine McManus, Mission Support Division Director, Region 3. [FR Doc. 2021–06931 Filed 4–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2021–0076; FRL–10020–64– OAR] Alternative Method for Calculating OffCycle Credits Under the Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Program: Application From Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting comment on an application from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) for off-cycle carbon dioxide (CO2) credits under EPA’s light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards. ‘‘Off-cycle’’ emission reductions can be achieved by employing technologies that result in real-world benefits, but where that benefit is not adequately captured on the test procedures used by manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with emission standards. EPA’s light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas program acknowledges these benefits by giving automobile manufacturers several options for generating ‘‘off-cycle’’ CO2 credits. Under the regulations, a manufacturer may apply for CO2 credits for off-cycle technologies that result in off-cycle benefits. In these cases, a manufacturer must provide EPA with a proposed methodology for determining the real-world off-cycle benefit. FCA has submitted an application that describes a methodology for determining off-cycle credits from technologies described in their application. Pursuant to applicable regulations, EPA is making this off-cycle credit calculation methodology available for public comment. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 5, 2021. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Apr 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2021–0076 to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linc Wehrly, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Compliance Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Telephone: (734) 214–4286. Fax: (734) 214–4869. Email address: wehrly.linc@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Background EPA’s light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) program provides three pathways by which a manufacturer may accrue off-cycle carbon dioxide (CO2) credits for those technologies that achieve CO2 reductions in the real world but where those reductions are not adequately captured on the test used to determine compliance with the CO2 standards, and which are not otherwise reflected in the standards’ stringency. The first pathway is a predetermined list of credit values for specific off-cycle technologies that may be used beginning in model year 2014.1 This pathway allows manufacturers to use conservative credit values established by EPA for a wide range of technologies, with minimal data submittal or testing requirements, if the technologies meet EPA regulatory definitions. In cases where the off-cycle technology is not on the menu but additional laboratory testing can demonstrate emission benefits, a second pathway allows manufacturers to use a broader array of emission tests (known as ‘‘5-cycle’’ testing because the methodology uses five different testing procedures) to demonstrate and justify off-cycle CO2 credits.2 The additional emission tests allow emission benefits to be demonstrated over some elements of real-world driving not adequately captured by the GHG compliance tests, including high speeds, hard accelerations, and cold temperatures. These first two methodologies were completely defined through notice and comment rulemaking and therefore no additional process is necessary for manufacturers to use these methods. The third and last pathway allows manufacturers to seek EPA approval to use an alternative methodology for determining the off-cycle CO2 credits.3 This option is only available if the benefit of the technology cannot be adequately demonstrated using the 5-cycle methodology. Manufacturers may also use this option to demonstrate reductions that exceed those available via use of the predetermined list. Under the regulations, a manufacturer seeking to demonstrate off-cycle credits with an alternative methodology (i.e., under the third pathway described above) must describe a methodology that meets the following criteria: • Use modeling, on-road testing, onroad data collection, or other approved analytical or engineering methods; • Be robust, verifiable, and capable of demonstrating the real-world emissions benefit with strong statistical significance; • Result in a demonstration of baseline and controlled emissions over a wide range of driving conditions and number of vehicles such that issues of data uncertainty are minimized; • Result in data on a model type basis unless the manufacturer demonstrates that another basis is appropriate and adequate. In addition, the regulations specify the following requirements regarding an application for off-cycle CO2 credits: • A manufacturer requesting off-cycle credits must develop a methodology for demonstrating and determining the benefit of the off-cycle technology and carry out any necessary testing and analysis required to support that methodology. • A manufacturer requesting off-cycle credits must conduct testing and/or prepare engineering analyses that demonstrate the in-use durability of the 2 See 1 See PO 00000 40 CFR 86.1869–12(b). Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3 See E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 40 CFR 86.1869–12(c). 40 CFR 86.1869–12(d). 05APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 63 (Monday, April 5, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-R03-OAR-2021-0237; FRL-10022-17-Region 3]


Access to Confidential Business Information by Booz Allen 
Hamilton Inc., Subcontractor of Contractor Arctic Slope Mission 
Services, LLC

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of subcontractor access to confidential business 
information.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is 
allowing Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. of McLean, VA, subcontractor of 
contractor Arctic Slope Mission Services, LLC of Beltsville, MD, to 
access information which has been submitted to EPA under the 
environmental statutes administered by the Agency at its Region 3 
offices. Some of the information may be claimed

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or determined to be confidential business information.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 26, 2021. Access to 
the confidential data began on or about February 15, 2017 and September 
29, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments by one of the following 
methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
    2. Email: [email protected].
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-R03-OAR-
2021-0237. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the public docket without change and may be available online at 
https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
confidential business information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through https://www.regulations.gov, or email. The federal website, https://www.regulations.gov, is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA 
will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide 
it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly 
to EPA without going through https://www.regulations.gov, your email 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the 
internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties, 
and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to 
consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special 
characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or 
viruses. EPA encourages electronic submittals, but if you are unable to 
submit electronically, please reach out to the EPA contact person 
listed in the notice for assistance. If you need assistance in a 
language other than English, or you are a person with disabilities who 
needs a reasonable accommodation at no cost to you, please reach out to 
the EPA contact person by email or telephone.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Klotz, (215) 814-5382; email 
address: [email protected]; mailing address: EPA Region 3, Mission 
Support Division (Mail Code 3MD50), 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 
19103.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. General Information

A. Does this action apply to me?

    This action is directed to the general public. This action may, 
however, be of interest to anyone who submitted what may be determined 
to be confidential business information to EPA Region 3. 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?

    All documents in the docket are listed in the https://www.regulations.gov index, under docket identification number EPA-R3-
OAR-2021-0237. Although listed in the index, some information might not 
be publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure 
is restricted by statute. Publicly available docket materials are 
accessible electronically through https://www.regulations.gov.

II. What action is the Agency taking?

    EPA Region 3 manages records for all its divisions using the 
support of contractors and subcontractors. The contractors and 
subcontractors assist with indexing and filing both physical and 
digital records, and with determining the disposition of records to 
ensure compliance with the Federal Records Act. Under EPA contract EP-
W17-011 (the contract), and EPA Region 3 task orders 0037 and 0054, 
Arctic Slope Mission Services, LLC (ASMS) of 7000 Muirkirk Meadows 
Drive, Suite 100, Beltsville, MD 20705, is responsible for reviewing, 
sorting, filing, and indexing records, and identifying files as closed, 
active, or inactive, to determine whether they should be disposed of or 
stored at either the EPA Region 3 offices or the Federal Records 
Center. Pursuant to its contract, ASMS entered into a subcontract with 
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. (BAH) of 8283 Greensboro Drive, Mclean, VA 
22102. BAH is responsible for performing under these task orders. Task 
order 0037 concerns records for the Office of Regional Counsel and 
records for the Hazardous Site Cleanup Division, now called the 
Superfund and Emergency Management Division, while task order 0054 
addresses all other regional records.
    EPA has permitted, and will continue to permit, BAH personnel to 
have access to information submitted to EPA under the statutes 
administered by the Agency. Some of the information may be claimed or 
determined to be CBI. In accordance with 40 CFR 2.301(h)(2)(i) (Clean 
Air Act (CAA)), and any provisions from 40 CFR 2.302 through2.310 
incorporating 40 CFR 2.301(h)(2)(i) (Clean Water Act (CWA), Safe 
Drinking Water Act (SDWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 
(RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
Liability Act (CERCLA)), 40 CFR 2.306(j) (Toxic Substances Control Act 
(TSCA)), 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)), 40 CFR 2.308(i) (Federal Food, Drug and 
Cosmetic Act (FDCA)), 40 CFR 350.23(b) (Emergency Planning and 
Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)), EPA has determined that under 
task orders 0037 and 0054, BAH requires access to CBI submitted to EPA, 
to perform successfully the duties required under the task orders.
    Among the procedures established by EPA's confidentiality 
regulations for granting access to CBI is prior notification to the 
submitters of CBI that BAH will have access to this information. See 40 
CFR 2.301(h)(2)(iii) for information submitted under the CAA, 
corresponding provisions of 40 CFR 2.302 through 2.311 for information 
submitted under the CWA, SDWA, RCRA, TSCA, FIFRA, FDCA, CERCLA, and 40 
CFR 350.23 for EPCRA. This notification is intended to fulfill that 
requirement. EPA Region 3 has permitted BAH personnel access to this 
information prior to publishing this document. All access to CBI under 
the contract and task orders has occurred and will continue to occur in 
accordance with EPA's polices and regulations for the handling of CBI 
at the EPA Region 3 offices located at 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, 
PA, 410 Severn Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403-2567, 701 Mapes Road, Ft. 
Meade, MD 20755-5350, and 1060 Chapline Street, Suite 303, Wheeling, WV 
26003-2995. The contract and task orders include terms that require the 
proper treatment and safeguarding of CBI. As BAH is responsible for 
performing under task orders 0037 and 0054, its personnel have access 
to CBI pursuant to those task orders. BAH personnel sign nondisclosure 
agreements and are briefed on appropriate security procedures before 
they are permitted access to CBI. In addition, they attend annual, 
mandatory training on the proper treatment and protection of CBI.

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    BAH access to CBI for task order 0037 began on February 15, 2017 
and will expire on February 14, 2022, if all four option years are 
exercised. BAH access to CBI for task order 0054 began on September 29, 
2017 and will expire on September 28, 2022, if all four option years 
are exercised. If the contract or task orders are further extended, 
this access will also continue for the duration of the extension 
without further notice.

Catharine McManus,
Mission Support Division Director, Region 3.
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