Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Rules of Procedure

Version of section 12 from 2006-03-22 to 2007-09-17:

  •  (1) Subject to subrule (2), in any proceeding, the Commission or a designated officer, as the case may be, may take measures under subrule (3) to protect information if

    • (a) the information involves national or nuclear security;

    • (b) the information is confidential information of a financial, commercial, scientific, technical, personal or other nature that is treated consistently as confidential and the person affected has not consented to the disclosure; or

    • (c) disclosure of the information is likely to endanger the life, liberty or security of a person.

  • (2) The Commission or the designated officer may take the measures referred to in subrule (3) if

    • (a) protection of the information outweighs in importance the public interest in public hearings and disclosure of evidence; and

    • (b) the measures are designed so as not to affect the public nature of the proceeding except to the extent necessary to adequately protect the information.

  • (3) The measures that the Commission or designated officer may take include requiring that

    • (a) the proceeding or part of the proceeding take place in private, to the exclusion of members of the public, other than the parties and their counsel or agent;

    • (b) the publication of information given to the Commission or designated officer be restricted or prohibited; and

    • (c) the disclosure of information given or received by the Commission or designated officer be prohibited or restricted to some or all of the parties and intervenors, or their counsel or agent, if any.

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