freedom of access to information
LexInter | May 3, 2003 | 0 Comments

FREEDOM OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION

Article L124-1
(Ordinance n ° 2001-321 of April 11, 2001 art. 9 II Official Journal of April 14, 2001) (Ordinance n ° 2001-321 of April 11, 2001 art. 9 III Official Journal of April 14, 2001)
I. – Access to information relating to the environment held by public authorities with environmental responsibilities is exercised under the conditions and according to the procedures defined in Title I of Law No. 78-753 of July 17, 1978 on various measures to improve relations between the administration and the public and various administrative, social and fiscal provisions, subject to the following provisions.
II. – Information relating to the environment, the consultation or communication of which would undermine the protected interests listed in the first seven indents of I of article 6 of the aforementioned law of July 17, 1978, cannot be communicated.
The authority may refuse to communicate information relating to the environment the consultation or communication of which would harm:
1 ° The environment to which it relates;
2 ° To the interests of a third party who has provided the requested information without having been obliged to do so by a legislative or regulatory provision or by an act of an administrative authority, and who does not consent to its disclosure.
III. – When the request for access relates to information relating to the environment which contains data relating to the interests protected in application of II and it is possible to withdraw this data, the part of the information not covered by the secrets protected is communicated to the applicant.

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