Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2011
Hazardous Substances Tax Law
CHAPTER 9. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION*
(b) The department and the board may utilize any information obtained pursuant to this part to develop data on the generation or disposal of hazardous or extremely hazardous waste within the state. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the department may make waste generation and disposal data available to the public.
(c) It shall be unlawful for the board, the department, or any person having an administrative duty under this part to make known, in any manner whatever, the business affairs, operations, or any other information pertaining to a taxpayer which was submitted to the board in a report or return required by this part, or to permit any return or copy thereof or any book containing any abstract or particulars thereof to be seen or examined by any person not expressly authorized by subdivision (a) and this subdivision. However, the Governor may, by general or special order, authorize examination of the records maintained by the board under this part by other state officers, by tax officers of another state, by the federal government, if a reciprocal arrangement exists, or by any other person. The information so obtained pursuant to the order of the Governor shall not be made public except to the extent and in the manner that the order may authorize that it be made public.
(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (c), the successors, receivers, trustees, executors, administrators, assignees, and guarantors, if directly interested, may be given information regarding the determination of any unpaid tax or the amount of taxes, interest, or penalties required to be collected or assessed.
(e) Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting or increasing the public's access to information on any aspect of hazardous or extremely hazardous waste generation or disposal collected pursuant to other state or local laws, regulations, or ordinances.
* Chapter 9 was added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 496, in effect July 12, 1982. Stats. 1992, Ch. 852, in effect September 21, 1992, substituted "this part" for "Part 9 (commencing with Section 15600) of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code" after "duty under" in subsection (c).