23.1. A person or municipality that applies to the Minister for an authorization must, in the application, identify the information and documents that are not public under section 23 and that the person or municipality considers to be a confidential industrial or trade secret, and justify that claim.
If the Minister does not agree with the applicant’s claim as to the confidentiality of the information and documents identified under the first paragraph and decides to make them public, the Minister must notify the applicant in writing of the decision. The Minister’s decision becomes enforceable on the expiry of 15 days after the notice is sent.
This section does not have the effect of restricting the scope of section 118.4.