For information submitted to or obtained by the EPA during or after an inspection (or other compliance monitoring), regulated entities may assert a confidentiality claim on information that it believes is a trade secret or as privileged or confidential commercial or financial information, which is protected under Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) at 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(4). This type of information is commonly referred to as CBI or proprietary business information (PBI). EPA has developed CBI Notices so that facilities have the opportunity to request confidential treatment of your business information in order to ensure that EPA properly handles the information claimed as CBI. The following documents are being piloted by EPA for this purpose.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- General Notice Regarding Proprietary/Confidential Business Information (CBI) Submitted to or Collected by EPA in Connection with Inspections and Other Compliance Monitoring (PDF)(4 pp, 107 K)
- TSCA Notice Regarding Proprietary/Confidential Business Information (CBI) Submitted to or Collected by EPA in Connection with Inspections and Other Compliance Monitoring (PDF)(5 pp, 113 K)
- CBI Notice Questions and Answers (PDF)(6 pp, 169 K)