(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this section, all information submitted to the Alabama Surface Mining Commission under this chapter shall be made immediately available for public inspection and copying at the local offices of the Alabama Surface Mining Commission having jurisdiction over the mining operations claiming exemption until at least three years after expiration of the period during which the subject mining area is active.
(2) The Alabama Surface Mining Commission may keep Information submitted to the Alabama Surface Mining Commission under this chapter confidential if the person submitting it requests in writing, at the time of submission, that it be kept confidential and the information concerns trade secrets or is privileged commercial or financial information of the persons intending to conduct operations under this chapter.
Information requested to be held as confidential under paragraph (2) of this section shall not be made publicly available until after notice and opportunity to be heard is afforded persons both seeking and opposing disclosure of the information.
Author: Randall C. Johnson
Ala. Admin. Code r. 880-X-2E-.06
Original Filed September 18, 1990; effective: March 30, 1991.
Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 9-16-71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 80, 99.