The assessment confidentiality policy was developed to assure everyone in the industry, whether terminal operator or remitter, that all assessment information received by PERC is held in strict confidence by a limited number of management staff.
Because most members of the Council are competitors in the propane industry, assessment information is deemed market sensitive and is not shared with them. Given that safeguard, terminal operators can share their reports with PERC knowing that the information they supply will give no one in the industry any unfair competitive advantage.
Assessment Confidentiality Policy
All terminal operator and remitter assessment information relating to volumes of odorized propane and assessments paid is strictly for use by PERC’s management (namely, the president and chief executive officer; the chief financial officer and vice president in charge of administration; and Apex Integrated Solutions, a PERC contractor) to ensure that all propane assessments are paid. Under no circumstances are Council members given access to such information.
Council members may have access to listings naming terminals, remitters, and importers to help management identify organizations that could potentially be responsible for paying an assessment.