Nevada Public Health and Safety
Disclosure of public and confidential information.
Except as otherwise provided in this section, information which the Department obtains in the course of the performance of its duties relating to hazardous waste is public information.
Except as otherwise provided in NRS 239.0115, any information which specifically relates to the trade secrets of any person, including any processes, operations, style of work or apparatus, is confidential whenever it is established to the satisfaction of the Director that the information is entitled to protection as a trade secret. In determining whether the information is entitled to protection, the Director shall consider, among other things, whether the disclosure of that information would tend to affect adversely the competitive position of the informations owner.
Any information which is confidential under subsection 2 may be disclosed to any officer, employee or authorized representative of this State or the United States if:
He or she is engaged in carrying out the provisions of NRS 459.400 to 459.600, inclusive, or the provisions of federal law relating to hazardous waste; or
The information is relevant in any judicial proceeding or adversary administrative proceeding under NRS 459.400 to 459.600, inclusive, or under the provisions of federal law relating to hazardous waste, and is admissible under the rules of evidence.
The Commission shall adopt regulations concerning the availability of information which satisfy the criteria established by the Federal Government for delegation to the state of federal programs concerning the management of, and the enforcement of laws relating to, hazardous waste.