(1) Consistent with RCW 69.48.170
, chapter 42.56
RCW, and other applicable laws, proprietary information submitted to the department under chapter 69.48
RCW is exempt from public disclosure. The manufacturer or drug take-back organization must identify in writing the information it considers proprietary when submitting information to the department. Information automatically disclosable under law may not be marked proprietary. Information not deemed automatically disclosable cannot be marked as proprietary in their entirety.
(2) If the department receives a request for disclosure under chapter 42.56
RCW which includes information identified by the manufacturer or drug take-back organization as proprietary, the department will notify the manufacturer or drug take-back organization of the status of such documents prior to their release. The manufacturer or drug take-back organization may seek to enjoin the release of the information as provided under RCW 42.56.540