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(a) Any person may request information regarding hazardous materials at an establishment from the Director of Health in accordance with this Section. Upon any request for a copy of records, the Director of Health shall, within 10 working days after receipt of such request, take either of the following actions:
(1) Provide the information requested to said person; or
(2) Notify said person that the Director of Health has determined:
(A) That the provision of the requested information will take longer than 10 working days because of the extensive amount or complicated nature of the information requested, or
(B) That said request for information is denied, and the reasons therefor.
In the event of a medical emergency, the Director of Health and/or the Chief of Department shall take all measures necessary to obtain the information immediately.
(b) The Director of Health shall maintain, for a reasonable period of time, a record of all persons who request access to the application forms and supporting materials. The record shall include:
(1) The person's name, address and telephone number;
(2) The name and address of the person, business or governmental agency such person represents; and
(3) The identity of the specific file(s) examined or requested to be copied.
(c) The provisions of this Article are not intended to impair the power of the Director of Health to refuse to disclose information where the Director determines, pursuant to the California Public Records Act, that the public interest served by nondisclosure outweighs the public interest served by disclosure.
(Added by Ord. 164- 92, App. 6/10/92; amended by Ord. 399-97, App. 10/17/97)