§ 53.03  CONFIDENTIALITY.
   (A)   Any record, report, or other information obtained as required under this chapter or required sampling information shall be available to the public, except upon a showing satisfactory to the city that all or part of such record, report, or other information, other than effluent data, would divulge methods or processes entitled to protection as trade secrets, in which instance, the city shall consider such record, report, or other information or part thereof as confidential and administer such record, report, or other information pursuant to this section.
   (B)   A request for confidential treatment shall be submitted to the city simultaneously with the submission of the specific record, report, or other information with documentation sufficient to support that the record, report, or other information is confidential.  Failure to make such timely request shall constitute a waiver of the right to prevent public disclosure. 
   (C)   Any record, report, or other information determined to be confidential may be disclosed, without such person's consent:
      (1)   To officers, employees, or authorized representatives of the state or a federal agency;
      (2)   In any judicial proceeding; and
      (3)   In any hearing conducted by the Ohio EPA.
   (D)   Wastewater discharge constituents and characteristics shall not be recognized as confidential information.
(Ord. 07-105, passed 10-16-07)