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[88 STAT. 264]
[88 STAT. 264]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1975


Confidential information.

IS u s e 751 note.


Information, availability.

Expiration date.

15 USC 797.


PUBLIC LAW 93-319-JUNE 22, 1974

[88 STAT.

(iii) of anticipated monthly supply of refined petroleum products, amount of set-aside for assignment by the State, anticipated State requirements, excess or shortfall of supply, and allocation fraction of base year; and (iv) of L P G by State and owner: quantities stored, and existing capacities, and previous priorities on types, inventories of suppliers, and changes in supplier inventories. (d) Upon a showing satisfactory to the Federal Energy Administrator by any person that any energy information obtained under this section from such person would, if made public, divulge methods or processes entitled to protection as trade secrets or other proprietary information of such person, such information, or portion thereof, shall be confidential in accordance with the provisions of section 1905 of title 18, United States Code; except that such information, or part thereof, shall not be deemed confidential for purposes of disclosure, upon request, to (1) any delegate of the Federal Energy Administrator for the purpose of carrying out this Act and the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973, (2) the Attorney General, the Secretary of the Interior, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Power Commission, or the General Accounting Office, when necessary to carry out those agencies' duties and responsibilities under this and other statutes, and (3) the Congress, or any committee of Congress upon request of the Chairman. (e) As used in this section: (1) The term "energy information" includes (A) all information in whatever form on (i) fuel reserves, exploration, extraction, and energy resources (including petrochemical feedstocks) wherever located; (ii) production, distribution, and consumption of energy and fuels wherever carried on; and (B) matters relating to energy and fuels, such as corporate structure and proprietary relationships, costs, prices, capital investment, and assets, and other matters directly related thereto, wherever they exist. (2) The term "person" means any natural person, corporation, partnership, association, consortium, or any entity organized for a common business purpose, wherever situated, domiciled, or doing business, who directly or through other persons subject to their control does business in any part of the United States. (3) The term "United States" Avhen used in the geographical sense means the States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the territories and possessions of the United States. (f) Information obtained by the Administration under authority of this Act shall be available to the public in accordance with the provisions of section 552 of title 5, United States Code. (g)(1) The authority contained in this section is in addition to, independent of, not limited by, and not in limitation of, any other authority of the Federal Energy Administrator. (2) The provisions of this section expire at midnight, June 30, 1975, but such expiration shall not affect any administrative or judicial proceeding which relates to any act or failure to act if such act or failure to act was not in compliance with the requirements and authorities of this section and occurred prior to midnight, June 30, 1975. SEC. 12. ENFORCEMENT.

(a) I t shall be unlawful for any person to violate any provision of section 2 (relating to coal conversion and allocation) or section 11 (relating to energy information) or to violate any rule, regulation, or order issued pursuant to any such provision. (b)(1) Whoever violates any provision of subsection (a) shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than $2,500 for each violation.