Alaska Statutes.
Title 46. Water, Air, Energy, and Environmental Conservation
Chapter 3. Environmental Conservation
Section 311. Public Records.
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AS 46.03.311. Public Records.

(a) Permits, permit applications, records, reports, and information and documentation obtained under AS 46.03.302 - 46.03.308 are available to the public for inspection and copying. However, upon a showing satisfactory to the commissioner that a record, report, permit, application, or information would, if made public, divulge methods or processes entitled to protection as trade secrets, the commissioner shall treat the record, report, permit, application, or information as confidential.

(b) Information that is confidential may be transmitted under a continuing restriction of confidentiality to other officers, employees, or authorized representatives of the state or of the United States if

(1) the person responsible for furnishing the record, report, permit, application, or information to which the information pertains is informed at least two weeks before the transmittal; and

(2) the information has been acquired by the department under the provisions of AS 46.03.296 - 46.03.311.

(c) This section does not limit the department's authority to release confidential information during emergency situations.

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