WSR 07-09-028

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY


[ Filed April 9, 2007, 3:28 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 516-11 WAC, Public records.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.35.120(12).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Due to legislative amendments in 2005 of the state's public records law, it is desirable for Western Washington University to amend its public records rules. Amended rules would streamline compliance and provide clearer guidelines for the public.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Western Washington University will utilize the public disclosure model rules filed by the state's attorney general's office (chapter 44-14 WAC) in developing and amending public records WAC.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Bela Foltin, Public Records Officer, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Mailstop 9103, Bellingham, WA 98225-9103, phone (360) 650-3051, fax (360) 650-3044; or Tony Kurtz, Manager, Archives and Records Center, 516 High Street, Mailstop 9123, Bellingham, WA 98225-9123, phone (360) 650-3124, fax (360) 650-3323.

April 9, 2007

Suzanne M. Baker

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office