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EPA Part 2 Section 212

TITLE 40--PROTECTION OF ENVIRONMENT
 
CHAPTER I--ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
 
PART 2--PUBLIC INFORMATION--Table of Contents
 
Subpart B--Confidentiality of Business Information

 
Sec. 2.212  Establishment of control offices for categories of business
information.

    (a) The Administrator, by order, may establish one or more mutually 
exclusive categories of business information, and may designate for each
such category an EPA office (hereinafter referred to as a control office)
which shall have responsibility for taking actions (other than actions
required to be taken by an EPA legal office) with respect to all information
within such category.
    (b) If a control office has been assigned responsibility for a 
category of business information, no other EPA office, officer, or 
employee may make available to the public (or otherwise disclose to 
persons other than EPA officers and employees) any information in that 
category without first obtaining the concurrence of the control office. 
Requests under 5 U.S.C. 552 for release of such information shall be 
referred to the control office.
    (c) A control office shall take the actions and make the 
determinations required by Sec. 2.204 with respect to all information in 
any category for which the control office has been assigned 
responsibility.
    (d) A control office shall maintain a record of the following, with 
respect to items of business information in categories for which it has 
been assigned responsibility:
    (1) Business confidentiality claims;
    (2) Comments submitted in support of claims;
    (3) Waivers and withdrawals of claims;
    (4) Actions and determinations by EPA under this subpart;
    (5) Actions by Federal courts; and
    (6) Related information concerning business confidentiality.

 


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