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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 556
UNDERGROUND FACILITY DAMAGE PREVENTION AND SAFETY
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F.S. 556.113
556.113 Sunshine State One-Call of Florida, Inc.; public records exemption.
(1) As used in this section, the term “proprietary confidential business information” means information provided by:
(a) A member operator which is a map, plan, facility location diagram, internal damage investigation report or analysis, dispatch methodology, or trade secret as defined in s. 688.002, or which describes the exact location of a utility underground facility or the protection, repair, or restoration thereof, and:
1. Is intended to be and is treated by the member operator as confidential;
2. The disclosure of which would likely be used by a competitor to harm the business interests of the member operator or could be used for the purpose of inflicting damage on underground facilities; and
3. Is not otherwise readily ascertainable or publicly available by proper means by other persons from another source in the same configuration as provided to Sunshine State One-Call of Florida, Inc.
(b) An excavator in an internal damage investigation report or analysis relating to damage to underground utility facilities, and:
1. Is intended to be and is treated by the excavator as confidential;
2. The disclosure of which would be reasonably likely to be used by a competitor to harm the business interests of the excavator or could be used for the purpose of inflicting damage on underground facilities; and
3. Is not otherwise readily ascertainable or publicly available by proper means by other persons from another source in the same configuration as provided to Sunshine State One-Call of Florida, Inc.
(2) Proprietary confidential business information held by Sunshine State One-Call of Florida, Inc., for the purpose of describing the extent and root cause of damage to an underground facility or using the member ticket management software system is exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.
History.s. 1, ch. 2007-101; s. 1, ch. 2012-221.