North Carolina Trade Secrets: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

General: General Statutes of North Carolina (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 132-1.2 and N.C. Gen. Stat. 132-6

For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina, OSHA: N.C. Gen. Stat. 95-152

Definitions: Trade Secrets Protection Act, N.C. Gen. Stat. 66-152(3); Hazardous Chemicals Right to Know Act, N.C. Gen. Stat. 95-174(m)

Community right to know: N.C. Gen. Stat. 95-208

Exceptions: N.C. Gen. Stat. 95-197 and N.C. Gen. Stat. 95-198

Solid and hazardous waste: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-304

Water pollution control: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 2H.0115 and N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-215.19

Effluent and emission data: N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-215.3C

Oil spills: Oil Pollution and Hazardous Substances Control Act, N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-215.80

Regulatory Agencies

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)

North Carolina Department of Labor (DOL)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. North Carolina generally follows federal environmental laws that protect trade secrets and confidential business information. North Carolina considers certain information confidential when submitted to the DENR or the DOL as a condition of a permit or regulation. Contact the specific department to which information is submitted to see if there are specific procedures that have to be followed for maintaining confidentiality. Also see the national sections AUDITS, COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW, HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD, PESTICIDES, and TRADE SECRETS for federal trade secret requirements.

• Administration and enforcement. The DENR is responsible for the administration and ...

>> Read more about Trade Secrets

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin |

North Carolina Trade Secrets Resources

Trade Secrets Products

Trade Secrets Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Trade Secrets: How to Keep Departing Workers from Running Off with Your Valuable Data""
Noncompete Agreements Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Noncompete Agreements: How to Protect Your Company Without Courting a Costly Lawsuit""
Social Media Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Social Media: How to Effectively – and Legally - Monitor Your Employees’ Online Activities ""
Plugged-In Employees Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Plugged-In Employees: How To Effectively – and Legally – Monitor Their Tweets, Facebook Posts, Texts, Emails, Blogs, and More""
Social Media on the Job Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Social Media on the Job: Bulletproof Policies That Reduce Your Legal and Financial Risks""
Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Recordkeeping for EHS Managers

One of the most tedious aspects of an EHS manager’s job is to keep track of a host of records. Laws have been passed in every jurisdiction requiring facilities to produce and retain records of various kinds. Don’t get caught without the necessary records in the event of a surprise EPA or OSHA inspection! This special report shows EHS managers at a glance the records they must keep on hand and for how long.

Download Now!

This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.

Also included are 3 useful tables which provide:
  • A summary listing of federal environmental recordkeeping requirements
  • A list of federal safety recordkeeping requirements.
  • A list of federal recordkeeping requirements for DOT and the Department of Homeland Security as they apply to hazardous material transporters and chemical facilities.
Download Now!