IDSE submissions will not be considered confidential business information and are subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). IDSE submissions should not contain information that poses a security risk to the public water system (PWS). Chapters 5, 6, and 7 of the Initial Distribution System Evaluation Guidance Manual (EPA815-B-06-002, January 2006) provide guidelines on the kinds of information a PWS owner or operator may want to exclude from the distribution system schematic for security reasons.
Additional information about IDSE submissions is available at http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/stage2/compliance_idse.cfm.
Are Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE) submissions provided to EPA?s Information Processing and Management Center (IPMC) subject to FOIA requests?
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