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(A) Information and data relating to an industrial user obtained from reports, questionnaires, permit applications, permits, and monitoring programs and from inspections shall be available to the public or other governmental agency without restriction unless the user specifically requests, and is able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the city, that the release of such information would divulge information, processes, or methods of production entitled to protection as trade secrets of the user. When requested by the person furnishing a report, and until such time as the information is determined not to be confidential by agreement between the Board and the user, the portions of a report which might disclose trade secrets or secret processes shall not be made available for inspection by the public, but shall be made available upon written request to governmental agencies for uses related to this chapter, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, and the pretreatment programs; provided, however, that such portions of a report shall be available for use by the state or any state agency in judicial review or enforcement proceedings involving the person furnishing the report. The wastewater constituents and characteristics in amounts or concentrations which will cause a violation of this chapter will not be recognized as confidential information.
(B) Information accepted by the city as confidential shall not be transmitted to any governmental agency or to the general public by the city until and unless a 30-day notification is given to the user.
(Ord. 1984-35, passed 12-18-84)