North Carolina Trade Secrets regulations & environmental compliance analysis

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

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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 ...


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North Carolina Trade Secrets Resources

Type Title
Forms Trade Secret Disclosure Reporting Form
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