42 U.S. Code § 16453 - State access to books and records
(a) In general
Upon the written request of a State commission having jurisdiction to regulate a public-utility company in a holding company system, the holding company or any associate company or affiliate thereof, other than such public-utility company, wherever located, shall produce for inspection books, accounts, memoranda, and other records that—
(2) the State commission determines are relevant to costs incurred by such public-utility company; and
(c) Confidentiality of information
The production of books, accounts, memoranda, and other records under subsection (a) shall be subject to such terms and conditions as may be necessary and appropriate to safeguard against unwarranted disclosure to the public of any trade secrets or sensitive commercial information.
(d) Effect on State law
Nothing in this section shall preempt applicable State law concerning the provision of books, accounts, memoranda, and other records, or in any way limit the rights of any State to obtain books, accounts, memoranda, and other records under any other Federal law, contract, or otherwise.
Source(Pub. L. 109–58, title XII, § 1265,Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 975.)
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