Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 459.3866
Receipt of records and documents; subpoena; informal inquiries; confidentiality of trade secret or information; inspection of facility; Attorney General is counsel for committee; authorization to make recommendations to reviewing authority.


1.

After giving reasonable notice to the facility it oversees and after making arrangements to ensure that the normal operations of the facility will not be disrupted, a committee is entitled to receive from the facility such records and documents as the committee demonstrates are required to carry out its duties. The committee is entitled to receive only those records and documents which cannot be obtained from the Division.

2.

A committee is entitled to receive from any governmental entity or agency records, documents and other materials relevant to the committees review and evaluation of the facility to carry out its duties.

3.

In carrying out its duties, a committee and the Attorney General may, by subpoena, require the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of reports, papers, documents and other evidence which they deem necessary. Before obtaining such a subpoena, the committee or the Attorney General shall request the attendance of the witness or the production of the reports, papers, documents or other evidence. If the person to whom the request is made fails or refuses to attend or produce the reports, documents or other evidence, the committee and the Attorney General may obtain the subpoena requiring the person to do so.

4.

In carrying out its duties, a committee may make informal inquiry of persons or entities with knowledge relevant to the committees review and evaluation of the facility it oversees. Any committee which makes such informal inquiries shall advise the facility of those inquiries and of the results of the inquiries.

5.

If the owner or operator of a facility claims that the disclosure of information to a committee will reveal a trade secret or confidential information, the owner or operator must specifically identify such information as confidential. When such an identification has been made, the committee shall protect the confidentiality of the trade secret or information if the trade secret or information would be entitled to protection pursuant to NRS 459.3822.

6.

A committee or its authorized representative may, to carry out its duties, enter and inspect the facility overseen, its records and other relevant materials. Before such an inspection is made, the committee shall provide reasonable notice to the facility. The inspection must be conducted in such a manner as to ensure that the operations of the facility will not be disrupted.

7.

The Attorney General is counsel and attorney to each committee for the purposes of carrying out its duties and powers.

8.

The members of a committee may make public comment with regard to their review and evaluation of the facility it oversees. At least 24 hours before making any formal comment, the committee shall advise the facility of its intention to do so and provide the facility with a summary of the comments that will be made.

9.

A committee may review and make recommendations to the reviewing authority as to any applications for permits to construct, substantially alter or operate submitted by a facility which has been the subject of the committees review and evaluation.
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