§ 51.007  CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.
   Information and data pertaining to an industrial user or other person subject to this chapter obtained from reports, surveys, wastewater discharges, permit applications, wastewater discharge permits, monitoring programs and from city inspection, sampling and enforcement activities shall be available to the public in accordance with the laws of the state subject to the following.
   (A)   The information shall be withheld from disclosure if the industrial user or the person subject to this chapter makes a specific and timely request in writing and demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Director that the release of the information would divulge information, processes or methods of production entitled to protection as trade secrets under applicable law.
   (B)   When timely requested and demonstrated that the information should be held confidential, the portions of the information that might disclose trade secrets or secret processes shall not be made available for inspection by the public, but shall be made available upon request to governmental agencies for uses related to the NPDES or pretreatment and monitoring program and in enforcement proceedings involving the person furnishing the information.
   (C)   Wastewater constituents and characteristics and other “effluent data”, as defined by 40 C.F.R. § 2.302, will not be recognized as confidential information and will be made available to the public without restriction.
(Ord. 970318A, passed 3-18-1997)