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(a) Denial Pending Court Order.

(1) If, in the opinion of the General Manager, disclosure of a public record of the WSSC otherwise subject to disclosure under the Act would do substantial injury to the public interest, the General Manager may temporarily deny the request for disclosure. Upon issuance of this denial, the General Counsel shall seek a court order permitting the continued denial of disclosure.

(2) The temporary denial shall be in writing.

(b) Circuit Court Review of Temporary Denial.

(1) Within 10 working days after the denial, the General Counsel shall file a complaint with the appropriate Circuit Court, requesting an order permitting continued denial or restriction of access.

(2) Notice of the complaint shall be served on the applicant in the manner provided for service of process by the Maryland Rules of Procedure. (L 07-01 § 13)