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Information and data on a user obtained from reports, surveys, wastewater discharge permit applications, wastewater discharge permits, monitoring programs, and from the Control Authority's inspection and sampling activities, shall be made available to the public without restriction, unless the user specifically requests, and is able to demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Control Authority, that the release of such information would divulge information, processes or methods of production entitled to protection as trade secrets under applicable state law. Any such request must be asserted at the time of submission of the information or data. When requested and demonstrated by the user furnishing a report that such information should be held confidential, the portions of the report that might disclose trade secrets or secret processes shall not be made available for inspection by the public, but shall be made available immediately upon request to governmental agencies for uses related to the NPDES program or pretreatment program, and in enforcement proceedings involving the person furnishing the report. 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 made be available to the public without restriction.
(Ord. 2005-8-226, passed 8-2-05; Am. Ord. 2007-06-291, passed 6-5-07)