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§ 8080. Designation of Confidential Information.

4 CA ADC § 8080Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 4. Business Regulations
Division 11. California Pollution Control Financing Authority (Refs & Annos)
Article 8. Designation and Disclosure of Confidential Information
4 CCR § 8080
§ 8080. Designation of Confidential Information.
No confidential information, or information that is the subject of a pending application, shall be disclosed except as provided by Section 8082, unless disclosure is ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
(a) Any Applicant, Participating Financial Institution or Borrower as defined in Section 8070 giving custody or ownership of information to the Authority may request that such information be designated confidential information and not publicly disclosed, but failure to so indicate at the time the information is submitted to the Authority is not a waiver of the right to request confidentiality later. A request for confidential designation shall:
(1) be on a sheet or sheets separate from but attached to the information;
(2) specifically indicate those parts of the information which should be kept confidential;
(3) state the length of time the information should be kept confidential, and provide justification for the length of time;
(4) cite and discuss (i) the provisions of the Public Records Act (California Government Code 6250 et seq.) or other law that allows the Authority to keep the information confidential, and (ii) the public interest in nondisclosure of the information. If it is believed that the record should not be disclosed because it contains trade secrets or its disclosure would otherwise cause loss of a competitive advantage, the request shall also state the specific nature of the advantage and how it would be lost, including the value of the information to the requesting party, and the ease or difficulty with which the information could be legitimately acquired or duplicated by others;
(5) state whether and how the information is kept confidential by the requesting party and whether it has ever been disclosed to a person other than an employee of the requesting party, and if so under what circumstances;
(6) contain the following certification executed by the person primarily responsible for preparing the request: “I certify under penalty of perjury that the information contained in this request for confidential designation is true, correct, and complete to the best of my knowledge, and that I am authorized to make this request and certification on behalf of [name of entity]”; and
(7) specify whether the person submitting the request wishes the information returned or disclosed upon a denial of confidential designation; information returned to requesting party shall not be considered or reviewed as part of any application for bonds, or other financial assistance or participation in the Capital Access Program.
(b) If the information contains information which the requesting party has received from another party who has demanded or requested that the requesting party maintain the confidentiality of the information, the requesting party shall address the items in Section 8080(a) to the greatest extent possible and shall explain the request made by the original party and the reasons expressed by the original party.
(c) An incomplete request shall be returned to the requesting party with a statement of its defects. The information for which confidentiality was requested shall not be disclosed for thirty (30) days after return of the request to the requesting party to allow a new request to be submitted.
(d) If a requesting party's prior request for confidential designation of substantially similar information has been granted, a request for confidential designation shall be deemed granted if the request contains a certification that the information submitted is substantially similar and that all facts and circumstances relevant to the granting or approval of the prior request are unchanged.
(e) The Executive Director shall determine if a request for confidential designation should be granted. A request shall be granted unless the requesting party has failed to make any reasonable claim that the Public Records Act or other provision of law authorizes the Authority to keep the information confidential, and upon a finding by the Executive Director that there is a public interest in nondisclosure of the information. The Executive Director shall be authorized, within thirty (30) days after receipt of a request, to require the requesting party to submit any additional information necessary to rule on the request. If the additional information is not received by the Authority within fourteen (14) days after the date of the request for additional information, the Executive Director shall deny the request. The Executive Director's determination shall be in writing and shall be mailed no later than sixty (60) days after receipt of a request or thirty (30) days after receipt of additional information, whichever is later. There shall be no administrative appeal from the Executive Director's decision. The information sought to be designated confidential shall not be available for inspection or copying for a period of 30 days after the denial of a request, during which time the requesting party may appeal such denial to a court of competent jurisdiction.


Note: Authority cited: Section 44520, Division 27, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 44537.5 and 44548, Division 27, Health and Safety Code.
1. New article 8 (sections 8080-8083) and section filed 12-23-98; operative 12-23-98 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 98, No. 52).
This database is current through 9/15/23 Register 2023, No. 37.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 4, § 8080, 4 CA ADC § 8080
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