EPA Part 2 Section 212
TITLE 40--PROTECTION OF ENVIRONMENT
CHAPTER I--ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
PART 2--PUBLIC INFORMATION--Table of Contents
Subpart B--Confidentiality of Business Information
Sec. 2.212 Establishment of control offices for categories of business
(a) The Administrator, by order, may establish one or more mutually
exclusive categories of business information, and may designate for each
such category an EPA office (hereinafter referred to as a control office)
which shall have responsibility for taking actions (other than actions
required to be taken by an EPA legal office) with respect to all information
within such category.
(b) If a control office has been assigned responsibility for a
category of business information, no other EPA office, officer, or
employee may make available to the public (or otherwise disclose to
persons other than EPA officers and employees) any information in that
category without first obtaining the concurrence of the control office.
Requests under 5 U.S.C. 552 for release of such information shall be
referred to the control office.
(c) A control office shall take the actions and make the
determinations required by Sec. 2.204 with respect to all information in
any category for which the control office has been assigned
(d) A control office shall maintain a record of the following, with
respect to items of business information in categories for which it has
been assigned responsibility:
(1) Business confidentiality claims;
(2) Comments submitted in support of claims;
(3) Waivers and withdrawals of claims;
(4) Actions and determinations by EPA under this subpart;
(5) Actions by Federal courts; and
(6) Related information concerning business confidentiality.