Development Services Agency - General Provisions - Signature; Trade Secrets; Redactions.

Published: 2012-03-29

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(A) The registration, validation of the investment of money, and validation of the allowed expenditures submitted by a eligible investor or small business enterprise pursuant to the rules set forth in Chapter 122:24-1 of the Administrative Code shall include an attestation that the document has been completed by an authorized representative of the entity required to complete the document or form that the information contained in the application or report is true, correct, and complete.

(B) Either an eligible investor or a small business enterprise may apply for the small business investment certificate described in division (B) of section 122.86 of the Revised Code. At that time, the party that does apply will be required to certify that to the best of their knowledge all of the information contained in the request is a truthful and accurate representation of the qualifying investment.

(C) Information that qualifies as a trade secret under Ohio law may be exempt from release as a public record pursuant to section 122.36 of the Revised Code. State law generally requires that documents containing both trade secret information and non-confidential information be disclosed with trade secret information redacted. To assist the director in identifying trade secret information submitted to the director as part of an application for certification or otherwise in connection with the certification of a qualified energy project, the applicant should mark trade secret information by placing an asterisk before and after each line containing trade secret information and underlining the information considered to be a trade secret.