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Information and data on a user obtained from reports, site surveys, sewer use survey form, special agreement, and monitoring programs, and from City inspection and sampling activities, shall be available to the public without restriction, unless the user specifically requests, and is able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the City that the release of such information would divulge information, processes or methods of production that are exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Act – Chapter 42.56 RCW, or as hereafter amended.

When requested and demonstrated by the user furnishing a report that such information should be held confidential, the City shall make reasonable efforts to protect the portions of a report which might disclose trade secrets or secret processes from inspection by the public. Such information, however, shall be made available immediately upon request to governmental agencies for uses related to the NPDES program or pretreatment program, and in enforcement proceedings involving the person furnishing the report.

Wastewater constituents and characteristics and other “effluent data” as defined by 40 CFR 2.302 will not be recognized as confidential information and will be available to the public without restriction. (Ord. 2351, 2018)