Chapter 14.35


14.35.010    Confidential information.

14.35.010 Confidential information.

A. Information and data on a user obtained from reports, surveys, wastewater discharge permit applications, wastewater discharge permits, and monitoring programs, and from City inspection and sampling activities, shall be available to the public without restriction, unless the user specifically requests confidentiality and demonstrates to the City’s satisfaction that the release would divulge information, processes or methods of production entitled to confidentiality under applicable state law.

B. When requested and demonstrated by the user furnishing a report that such information should be held confidential, the City shall make reasonable efforts to protect the portions of a report which might disclose trade secrets or secret processes from 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.

C. Wastewater constituents and characteristics and other “effluent data” as defined by 40 CFR 2.302 will not be recognized as confidential information and will be available to the public without restriction. (Ord. 2381 § 7, 2005).