New Hampshire Trade Secrets: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air Pollution Control

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Claim of confidentiality: New Hampshire Regulations (NH Regs.) Environmental-Air Resources (Env-A) 103.01 to 103.03

Nonconfidential information: NH Regs. Env-A 103.04

Release of information: NH Regs. Env-A 103.05

Hazardous Waste Management

Definition: NH Regs. Environmental-Waste Management (Env-Wm) 110.01

Claim of confidentiality: NH Regs. Env-Wm 213.02

Office of the Commissioner:

Confidential business information (CBI): NH Regs. Environmental-Commissioner (Env-C) 208.01

Applicability: NH Regs. Env-C 208.02

Definition: NH Regs. Env-C 208.03

Claim of confidentiality: NH Regs. Env-C 208.04

Nonconfidential information: NH Regs. Env-C 208.05

Release of information: NH Regs. Env-C 208.06

Oil Fund Disbursement Board (Odb)

Claim of confidentiality: NH Regs. Odb 401.03(f), NH Regs. Odb 401.13, and NH Regs. Odb 401.39

Regulatory Agencies

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES)

DES Oil Fund Disbursement Board

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. New Hampshire, like the federal government, can require companies to disclose confidential information on submissions to DES.

During an inspection of a facility by any duly authorized representative of DES, any analytical data collected by DES that might reveal trade secrets must be treated as confidential by the Department when requested by the owner.

As with the federal confidentiality guidelines, it is important in New Hampshire to claim confidentiality at the time the information is submitted. Contact the DES official who is responsible for the ...

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