N.J. Admin. Code § 7:1E-9.8 - Hearing before disclosure of information for which a confidentiality claim has been made

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) A claimant may request an adjudicatory hearing to contest disclosure of any information for which a confidentiality claim has been made, at any time before disclosure. The request shall be in accordance with the requirements of 7:1E-6.4(b), and shall be delivered to the Department at the following address:

Department of Environmental Protection

Office of Legal Affairs

Attention: Adjudicatory Hearing Requests--DPCC Confidentiality

401 East State Street, 7th floor

P.O. Box 402, Mail Code 401-04L

Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0402

(b) The Department may deny a request for an adjudicatory hearing under (a) above if:
1. The claimant fails to provide all information required under 7:1E-6.4(b);
2. The Department receives the request after disclosure of the assertedly confidential information occurs;
3. The Department has been ordered to disclose the information by a court of competent jurisdiction, or by any other person or entity with the power and authority to compel disclosure; or
4. The Department determines that disclosure is necessary to alleviate an imminent danger to the environment or to public health or safety, as provided in 7:1E-9.3.
(c) All adjudicatory hearings shall be conducted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, 52:14B-1 et seq., and the Uniform Administrative Procedure Rules, N.J.A.C. 1:1.
(d) At the adjudicatory hearing, the respondent shall have the burden of showing that the proposed disclosure is not in accordance with this chapter.
(e) Pending the completion of the adjudicatory hearing, the Department will refrain from disclosing the assertedly confidential information, unless:
1. The Department has been ordered to disclose the information by a court of competent jurisdiction, or by any other person or entity with the power and authority to compel disclosure; or
2. The Department determines that disclosure is necessary to alleviate an imminent danger to the environment or to public health or safety.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 7:1E-9.8
Amended by R.2000 d.352, effective 8/21/2000.
See: 31 N.J.R. 3561(a), 32 N.J.R. 3091(a).
Recodified (d) through (f) as (c) through (e).
Administrative correction and change.
See: 46 N.J.R. 438(a).

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