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.
(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.
(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]