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SB 1291 Well permit applications; disclosure of trade secrets.

Introduced by: A. Benton "Ben" Chafin | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Well permit applications; disclosure of trade secrets. Authorizes the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (the Department) to require disclosure of chemical ingredient names, chemical abstracts numbers, or the amount or concentration of chemicals or ingredients used to stimulate a well notwithstanding exclusion from mandatory disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act as a trade secret. The bill authorizes the Director of the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to disclose such information to additional Department staff or state or local officials to assist the Department in responding to an emergency. The bill prohibits such individuals from disseminating such information further. The bill requires the Director to notify the party that submitted the trade secret of disclosure as soon as practicable. The bill prohibits orders issued pursuant to § 45.1-361.27 from including trade secret information.


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