What is an Infrastructure Information Security Policy?
It is City policy to protect the public infrastructure by restricting access to the infrastructure plans and by monitoring and tracking the names of people requesting infrastructure information and how the information will be used.
In response to concerns that arose from the events of September 11, 2001, the North Carolina Public Records Law Chapter 132 was amended in January 2002. Chapter 132-1.7 now states that "Public records, as defined in G.S. 132-1, shall not include information containing specific details of public security plans and arrangements or the detailed plans and drawings of public buildings and infrastructure facilities." This information is therefore no longer considered public and can be restricted.
How does the policy work?
If you request copies of the City's infrastructure, you must first submit one of the following approval forms and proof of identity, such as a valid NC driver's license.
The Tier 1 approval form is for licensed professionals, such as engineers, surveyors and architects, who work with the City on a regular basis and need access to water, sanitary sewer, storm water, and roadway plans. These groups must register annually with the City and once registered, those licensed professionals or associates identified on the document will have access to plans approved for Tier-1.
Tier 2 approval provides business and community groups with limited access to view and copy material "which furthers public policy," such as neighborhood enhancements or individual owner uses.
Tier 3 allows viewing of information on site only and does not require an approval form.