(a)  All information required to be submitted to the Commission or the Director pursuant to 15A NCAC 02Q or 02D shall be disclosed to the public unless the person submitting the information demonstrates that the information is entitled to confidential treatment pursuant to 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 the reasons why the information should be treated as confidential.

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

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


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

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

Eff. July 1, 1994;

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

Readopted Eff. April 1, 2018.