24.0109 Confidentiality of records-Exceptions-in Government usage.

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(a) Any records, reports or information obtained by the Commission shall be government information available to the public for inspection, except that upon a showing satisfactory to the Commission by any person that records, reports, information or a particular part thereof, other than emission or discharge data, to which the Commission has access would, if made public, divulge production or sales figures, or methods, processes, or production unique to such person, or would otherwise tend to affect adversely the competitive position of such person by revealing trade secrets, the Commission shall consider such record, report, information, or particular portion thereof confidential. The contents of a permit issued pursuant to this chapter shall not be entitled to confidentiality protection.

(b) Nothing in this section may be construed to prevent the use of such records or information by the Commission in compiling or publishing analyses or summaries relating to the general condition of the outdoor atmosphere; provided, that such analyses or summaries do not identify any owner or operator or reveal any information otherwise confidential under this section.

(c) Nothing in this section may be construed to prevent disclosure of such report, record, or information to federal, territory, or local representatives as necessary for purposes of administration of any Federal, Territory, or local pollution control laws, or when relevant in any proceeding under this chapter.

History: 1972, PL 12-45 § 1, 2000, PL 26-22.