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EPA Part 2 Section 303

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


Sec. 2.303  Special rules governing certain information obtained
under the Noise Control Act of 1972.

    (a) Definitions. For the purposes of this section:
    (1) Act means the Noise Control Act of 1972, 42 U.S.C. 4901 et seq.
    (2) Manufacturer has the meaning given it in 42 U.S.C. 4902(6).
    (3) Product has the meaning given it in 42 U.S.C. 4902(3).
    (4) Proceeding means any rulemaking, adjudication, or licensing 
conducted by EPA under the Act or under regulations which implement the 
Act, except for determinations under this subpart.
    (b) Applicability. This section applies only to information provided 
to or obtained by EPA under section 13 of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 4912, by or 
from any manufacturer of any product to which regulations under section 
6 or 8 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 4905, 4907) apply. Information will be 
deemed to have been provided or obtained under section 13 of the Act, if 
it was provided in response to a request by EPA made for the purpose of 
enabling EPA to determine whether the manufacturer has acted or is 
acting in compliance with the Act, or if its submission could have been 
required under section 13 of the Act, regardless of whether section 13 
was cited as authority for the request, whether an order to provide such 
information was issued under section 11(d) of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 
4910(d), and whether the information was provided directly to EPA by the 
manufacturer or through some third person.
    (c) Basic rules which apply without change. Sections 2.201 through 
2.207 and 2.209 through 2.215 apply without change to information to 
which this section applies.
    (d) [Reserved]
    (e) Substantive criteria for use in confidentiality determinations. 
Section 2.208 applies without change to information to which this 
section applies; however, no information to which this section applies 
is voluntarily submitted information.
    (f) [Reserved]
    (g) Disclosure of information relevant to a proceeding. (1) Under 
section 13 of the Act, any information to which this section applies may 
be released by EPA because of its relevance to a matter in controversy 
in a proceeding, notwithstanding the fact that the information otherwise 
might be entitled to confidential treatment under this subpart. Release 
of information because of its relevance to a proceeding shall be made 
only in accordance with this paragraph (g).
    (2)-(4) The provisions of Sec. 2.301(g) (2), (3), and (4) are 
incorporated by reference as paragraphs (g) (2), (3), and (4), 
respectively, of this section.
[41 FR 36902, Sept. 1, 1976, as amended at 43 FR 40003, Sept. 8, 1978]

 


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