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Section: Trade secret, secret process exempt from inquiry; confidentiality of information; exemptions.
5. No trade secret or secret process shall be inquired into by the Interstate Environmental Commission under this act, whether with respect to one or more of the substances or one or more of the processes, operations, techniques or devices used in connection therewith, and whenever a trade secret or secret process is involved, the activity under this act shall be limited to the identification of the device or facility from which the effluent discharged into the outer air derives, and the nature, rate and period of emission of such effluent. All information obtained from any sampling, tracing or other specific inquiry performed under this act shall be kept and maintained as a confidential disclosure and, except as may be essential for the purpose of referring a complaint to an appropriate enforcement agency and of any enforcement proceeding by or before any such agency, shall not be disclosed or published in any way other than such as will not identify a given substance, process, operation, technique or device with the physical location or identity of the source plant or facility, or with the product made or service performed, or with the person or persons using the same. A printed copy of the provisions of this section shall be furnished on request to any person furnishing information to the Interstate Environmental Commission and, in case of an inquiry at a plant or facility, to the person then in charge of the same. L.1961,c.105,s.5; amended 2000, c.6, s.13.
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