(a)  All information required to be submitted to the Commission or the Director under this Subchapter or Subchapter 2D of this Title shall be disclosed to the public unless the person submitting the information can demonstrate that the information is entitled to confidential treatment under G.S. 143-215.3C.

(b)  A request that information be treated as confidential shall be made by the person submitting the information at the time that the information is submitted.  The request shall state in writing reasons why the information should be held confidential.  Any request not meeting these requirements shall be invalid.

(c)  The Director shall decide which information is entitled to confidential treatment and shall notify the person requesting confidential treatment of his decision within 180 days of receipt of a request to treat information as confidential.

(d)  Information for which a request has been made under Paragraph (b) of this Rule to treat as confidential shall be treated as confidential until the Director decides that it is not confidential.


History Note:        Filed as a Temporary Adoption Eff. March 8, 1994 for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Authority G.S. 143‑215.3(a)(1); 143-215.3C;

Eff. July 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1999; July 1, 1997.