Ohio Revised Code § 1511.023 - Confidentiality Of Certain Information.

(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, the director of natural resources, an employee of the department of natural resources, the supervisors of a soil and water conservation district, an employee of a district, and a contractor of the department or a district shall not disclose either of the following:

(1) Information, including data from geographic information systems and global positioning systems, provided by a person who owns or operates agricultural land or an animal feeding operation and operates under an operation and management plan;

(2) Information gathered as a result of an inspection of agricultural land or an animal feeding operation to determine whether the person who owns or operates the land or operation is in compliance with an operation and management plan.

(B) The director or the supervisors of a district may release or disclose information specified in division (A)(1) or (2) of this section to a person or a federal, state, or local agency working in cooperation with the chief of the division of soil and water resources or the supervisors in the development of an operation and management plan or an inspection to determine compliance with such a plan if the director or supervisors determine that the person or federal, state, or local agency will not subsequently disclose the information to another person.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 150, ยง1, eff. 8/21/2014.

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