WSR 07-21-098

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS


[ Filed October 18, 2007, 5:00 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 137-08 WAC, Public records -- Disclosure.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 72.01.090, 42.56.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Clarify the process to be followed to request disclosure of public records from the agency.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: The department invites interested parties to review and provide input on the proposed rules. Comments may be sent to John Nispel, rules coordinator at the address shown below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting John Nispel, Rules Coordinator, Department of Corrections, Contracts and Legal Affairs, P.O. Box 41114, Olympia, WA 98504-1114, phone (360) 725-8365, fax (360) 664-2009.

October 16, 2007

H. W. Clarke

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office