|(a) The executive director may submit requests for information and requests for production of documents as authorized by the Act, §361.182 to any person who has information or documents which in the executive director's opinion are necessary for the adequate investigation or remediation of a facility listed on the Registry or that the executive director has reason to believe should be listed on the State Registry. The requested information or documents shall be produced within 45 days from the date of request. If the requested information or documents are not produced within 45 days, the executive director may petition the commission to issue an order directing compliance with the requests for information or production of documents. The executive director shall serve a copy of the petition on the person to whom the request for information or production of documents was directed at least 20 days prior to the scheduled date of commission action on the petition.
The person to whom the request for information or production of documents was directed may appear before the commission and present evidence and argument on the petition or in support of a claim asserted under subsection (b) of this section, or the commission may refer the matter to the office of hearings examiners for the taking of evidence. (b) Information or documents provided to the executive director in accordance with this section are subject to the Public Information Act and its exceptions.