WSR 06-10-023

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

OFFICE OF THE

CODE REVISER

[ Filed April 25, 2006, 4:35 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 1-06-090, to clarify current copying fees, electronic distribution costs, and faxing policy associated with public records, as defined in WAC 1-06-020.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.300.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To clarify and set fees in regards to the copying and electronic distribution of public records. These public records are defined in WAC 1-06-020. Fees will include the per page charge for providing paper copies of public records maintained either on paper or electronically; the fee for providing a CD ROM of electronically maintained material; and the fee for formatting a 2-column, publication master copy of electronically maintained information. The amendment to WAC 1-06-020 would also set in rule the office of the code reviser's faxing policy, which is a maximum of ten pages.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kerry Radcliff, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 40551, Olympia, WA 98504-0551, (360) 786-6697, e-mail radcliff.kerry@leg.wa.gov.

April 25, 2006

K. Kyle Thiessen

Code Reviser

Washington State Code Reviser's Office