Connecticut Trade Secrets: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

General: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-179

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State Uniform Trade Secrets Act, CGS 35-50 to 35-58

Air pollution control: CGS 22a-305

Water pollution control: 22a-430-3(b)(5) Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

Hazardous materials: CGS 25-39d and CGS 29-307a

Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Act (CT OSH Act), CGS 31-381

Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)

Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL) Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Connecticut's rules relating to trade secret protection are similar to the federal rules. The state's hazardous waste permit program adopts federal rule 40 CFR 270.12 as it relates to confidentiality of information. See the national section TRADE SECRETS and contact the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) for guidance. The state Uniform Trade Secrets Act provides for enforcement against parties that acquire trade secrets through improper means. The state Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) also protects confidential information acquired as a result of an inspection or other proceeding. See the state section PENALTIES/LIABILITIES for trade secret violation penalties.

All or part of an environmental audit may be protected under attorney-client privilege laws. The attorney-client privilege applies to the confidential communication made by a client to his or her attorney acting as a legal advisor and made for the purpose ...

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