WSR 05-16-004

PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICER

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Filed July 21, 2005, 11:26 a.m. ]

According to section 3, of chapter 42.17 RCW, [(1)] Each state and local agency shall appoint and publicly identify a public records officer whose responsibility is to serve as a point of contact for members of the public in requesting disclosure of public records and to oversee the agency's compliance with the public records disclosure requirements of this chapter. A state or local agency's public records officer may appoint an employee or official of another agency as its public records officer.

(2) For state agencies, the name and contact information of the agency's public records officer to whom members of the public may direct requests for disclosure of public records and who will oversee the agency's compliance with the public records disclosure requirements of this chapter shall be published in the state register at the time of designation and annually every year thereafter.

The Department of Ecology appoints Diane Pratt, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600, phone (360) 407-6046, fax (360) 407-7231, e-mail dpra461@ecy.wa.gov, as the agency's public records officer.

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