144.5 Confidentiality of information.§ 144.5 Confidentiality of information.
(a) In accordance with 40 CFR part 2, any information submitted to EPA pursuant to these regulations may be claimed as confidential by the submitter. Any such claim must be asserted at the time of submission in the manner prescribed on the application form or instructions or, in the case of other submissions, by stamping the words “confidential business information” on each page containing such information. If no claim is made at the time of submission, EPA may make the information available to the public without further notice. If a claim is asserted, the information will be treated in accordance with the procedures in 40 CFR part 2 (Public Information).
(b) Claims of confidentiality for the following information will be denied:
(1) The name and address of any permit applicant or permittee;
(2) Information which deals with the existence, absence, or level of contaminants in drinking water.