We are about to submit our completed vulnerability assessment but we are concerned about the public having access to the information in the assessment. Who will have access to the assessment?
Only EPA and individuals designated by EPA may have access to the copies of the assessments. No copy of an assessment, or part of an assessment, or information contained in or derived from an assessment shall be available to anyone other than an individual designated by EPA (SDWA 1433(a)(5)). EPA is required to develop protocols to protect the copies of the vulnerability assessments (and the information contained therein) submitted under the requirements of Title IV of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 from unauthorized disclosure. Along with designation of access by EPA, the protocols shall ensure that each assessment, and all information contained in or derived from the assessment, is kept in a secure location.
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