MINES AND MINING
OIL AND GAS WELLS — GEOLOGIC INFORMATION, AND PREVENTION OF WASTE
47-307. Use of information. The Idaho geological survey is hereby authorized to utilize in its study of regional geology, mineral deposits, industrial minerals and aggregates, oil and gas resources, and groundwater resources, in its dissemination of geological and mineral data, and in its publication of reports and maps on the geology and mineral resources of the state, any information derived from samples and records deposited with it. The Idaho geological survey shall not disclose any record, or any information contained therein, if the record or information is exempt from disclosure under the Idaho public records act, chapter 1, title 74, Idaho Code, or is subject to a confidentiality agreement between the Idaho geological survey and the owner or owners of the records or information. Should a confidentiality or data-sharing agreement exist, the terms of that agreement shall control any disclosure by the Idaho geological survey. For information that becomes publicly available or that is not exempt from disclosure under the Idaho public records act, the existence of a confidentiality or data-sharing agreement will not extend the period of confidentiality beyond that available under the Idaho public records act. Subject to any confidentiality or data-sharing agreement, the Idaho geological survey is authorized to share such records or information obtained under section 47-306, Idaho Code, or information derived therefrom, with the Idaho oil and gas conservation commission and the Idaho department of lands, in furtherance of the respective authorized functions of the commission and the Idaho department of lands. The sharing of information between the Idaho geological survey, the oil and gas conservation commission and the Idaho department of lands shall not render the shared information subject to disclosure to other persons under the Idaho public records act.
[(47-307) 1931, ch. 115, sec. 7, p. 196; I.C.A., sec. 46-307; am. 2009, ch. 11, sec. 16, p. 26; am. 2016, ch. 194, sec. 2, p. 542.]
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