Department of Natural Resources - Control of Pollutants from Areas Used for Agriculture or Silviculture - Confidentiality.


Published: 2019-04-04

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(A) Except as provided in paragraph (B) of this rule, the chief of the division of forestry, an employee of the division of forestry, the supervisors of the soil and water conservation district, an employee of the district, and a contractor of the division or district shall not disclose either of the following:

(1) Information, including data from geographical information systems and global positioning systems, provided by a person who owns or operates a silvicultural operation that is operated under a timber harvest plan;

(2) Information gathered as a result of an inspection to determine whether the person who owns or operates the operation is in compliance with a timber harvest plan;

(B) The chief or the supervisors of a district may release or disclose information specified in paragraph (A)(1) or (A)(2) of this rule to a person of a federal, state, or local agency working in cooperation with the chief or the supervisors in the development of a timber harvest plan or an inspection to determine compliance with such a plan. If the chief or supervisors determine compliance with such a plan, the person of a federal, state, or local agency will not subsequently disclose the information to another person.