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Title 3 . Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Chapter 48 . Telecommunications
Section 40. Confidential records

3 AAC 48.040. Confidential records

(a) Except as provided in (b) of this section, the records in the possession of the commission, its advisory staff, or the public advocacy section are open to inspection by the public during regular office hours.

(b) The following records are confidential and are not open to inspection by the public unless they are released under 3 AAC 48.049 or court order or their release is authorized by the person with confidentiality interests:

(1) bids for contracted services received in response to an invitation to bid issued by the commission until after the notice of intent to award a contract is given by the commission;

(2) communications relating to personnel matters and medical or other personal information that, under governing personnel practices and the laws of the state, are not public information;

(3) records filed with the commission that are confidential under AS 42.06.445 (c);

(4) records classified as confidential under a protective order of the commission or the court;

(5) records designated as confidential by written agreement among the parties to adjudicatory matters before the commission for the purpose of conducting discovery;

(6) communications, regarding confidential legal advice or assistance, between legal counsel for the commission and the commission, its advisory staff, or its consultants, and between legal counsel for the public advocacy section and that section or its consultants, and documents prepared by or at the direction of legal counsel that contain investigative conclusions or are created for litigation or adjudicatory matters involving the commission;

(7) preliminary records relating to an investigation by the commission until the investigation is complete or formal proceedings have been initiated by the commission;

(8) records of deliberations on adjudicatory matters before the commission;

(9) notes, drafts, and analyses used to aid the commission in the preparation of any order or finding on adjudicatory matters;

(10) records of a regulated public utility, pipeline carrier, or pipeline submitted to or copied by the commission's advisory staff or the public advocacy section during any audit, review, or investigation in connection with any formal or informal proceeding;

(11) records classified as confidential in accordance with 3 AAC 48.045.

History: Eff. 1/13/73, Register 44; am 6/29/84, Register 90; am 7/12/92, Register 123; am 3/21/2003, Register 165

Authority: AS 40.25.110

AS 40.25.120

AS 42.05.141

AS 42.05.151

AS 42.05.671

AS 42.06.140

AS 42.06.445

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