WSR 17-19-091
[Filed September 19, 2017, 10:36 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 296-06-120 Copying fees.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.56.070, 42.56.120, and 42.56.130.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing rule making to amend the current public records fee schedule in WAC 296-06-120. Legislation passed in 2017 to amend RCW 42.56.120, which governs agency charges to requestors for providing copies of public records.
The purpose of this rule making is to implement an agency fee schedule for reimbursement of the costs associated with fulfilling public records requests. An agency study will be conducted to determine the actual costs associated with copying, scanning, and delivering records and the guidelines to appropriately assess the fees.
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; and parties interested in the formulation of this rule for proposal may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by commenting after amendments are proposed by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jessica Ward, P.O. Box 44632, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-902-5232, fax 360-902-5529, email
September 19, 2017
Joel Sacks