Date of Adoption: May 25, 1999.
Purpose: The amendment specifies that public records requests may be submitted in person or by letter, telephone or electronic means.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 390-14-025 Requests for public records.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 42.17.370(1).
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-09-065 on April 19, 1999.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
May 26, 1999
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 85-03, filed 7/9/85)
Requests for public records.
(1) In accordance with requirements of
chapter 42.17 RCW that agencies ((
[present] [prevent] unreasonable invasions of privacy))
provide full public access to public records, protect public records from damage or
disorganization, and prevent excessive interference with essential functions of the agency,
requests to inspect or copy public records may be (( inspected or copied by requesting)) made in
person, by letter, (( or)) by telephone (( the desired record(s))) or by electronic means.
The commission office is located at 711 Capitol Way, Suite 403, Olympia, Washington. The mailing address is: Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908. Telephone number: (360) 753-1111. Facsimile number: (360) 753-1112. Electronic mail: email@example.com.
In all cases in which)) Whenever a member of the public (( is making a request, it
shall be the obligation of the public records officer or)) requests assistance, the staff member to
whom the request is made (( to)) shall assist the member of the public in (( appropriately))
identifying the appropriate public record (( requested)).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.370(1). 85-15-020 (Order 85-03), § 390-14-025, filed 7/9/85; Order 64, § 390-14-025, filed 11/25/75; Order 62, § 390-14-025, filed 8/26/75.]