WASHINGTON STATE PATROL
[Filed October 20, 2020, 8:06 a.m., effective November 20, 2020]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: To update the address of the location of the Washington state patrol headquarters and to update methods of requesting a public disclosure request to the Washington state patrol.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 446-10-030 and 446-10-050.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 20-15-133 on July 21, 2020.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: October 20, 2020.
John R. Batiste
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-20-074, filed 9/26/08, effective 10/27/08)
WAC 446-10-030Description of central and field organizations of the Washington state patrol.
(1) The Washington state patrol is a law enforcement agency. The Washington state patrol is headquartered in the ((General Administration))Helen Sommers Building, ((210))106 - 11th Avenue S.W., Olympia, Washington 98504. The department has eight district headquarters with working addresses as follows:
2502 112th Street East, Tacoma 98445-5104
2803 - 156th Avenue S. E., Bellevue 98007
2715 Rudkin Road, Union Gap 98903
West 6403 Rowand Road, Spokane 99204-5300
11018 N.E. 51st Circle, Vancouver 98682-3812
2822 Euclid Avenue, Wenatchee 98801-5916
2700 116th Street N.E., Marysville 98271-9425
4811 Werner Road, Bremerton 98312-3333
(2) Any person wishing to request access to public records of the Washington state patrol, or seeking assistance in making such a request, shall contact the public records officer of the Washington state patrol:
Public Records Officer
Washington State Patrol
P.O. Box 42631
Olympia, WA 98504
Information is also available at the Washington state patrol's website at http://www.wsp.wa.gov/.
(3) The public records officer shall oversee compliance with the act, but another Washington state patrol staff member may process the request. Therefore, these rules shall refer to the public records officer "or designee." The public records officer or designee and the Washington state patrol shall provide the "fullest assistance" to requestors; create and maintain for use by the public and Washington state patrol officials an index to public records of the Washington state patrol; ensure that public records are protected from damage or disorganization; and prevent fulfilling public records requests from causing excessive interference with essential functions of the Washington state patrol.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-04-039, filed 1/30/07, effective 3/2/07)
WAC 446-10-050Availability of public records.
(1) Hours for inspection of records. Public records are available for inspection and copying during normal business hours of the Washington state patrol; 8:00 a.m. to noon, and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Records must be inspected at the offices of the Washington state patrol.
(2) Records index.
An index of public records is available for use by members of the public. The index includes a list of current manuals of the Washington state patrol, a current list of laws, other than those listed in chapter 42.56
RCW, that exempts or prohibits disclosure of specific information or records, and current Washington Administrative Code
agency rules. The index may be accessed online at www.wsp.wa.gov/
, or at any public Washington state patrol office.
(3) Organization of records. The Washington state patrol shall maintain its records in a reasonably organized manner. The Washington state patrol shall take reasonable actions to protect records from damage and disorganization. A requestor shall not take Washington state patrol records from Washington state patrol offices without the permission of the public records officer or designee. Records may be available on the Washington state patrol website at www.wsp.wa.gov/. Requestors are encouraged to view the documents available on the web site prior to submitting a records request.
(4) Making a request for public records.
(a) Any person wishing to inspect or obtain copies of public records of the Washington state patrol ((shall))can make ((the))their request ((in writing using the Washington state patrol request form, or by letter, fax, or email addressed to the public records officer))by:
• Using the Washington state patrol online portal at www.wsp.wa.gov; or
• Submitting a request form (www.wsp.wa.gov); or
• A letter; or
• Email to email@example.com.
(b) Each request should include the following information:
• Name of requestor;
• Address of requestor;
• Other contact information, including telephone number and/or any email address; and
• Identification of the public records adequate for the public records officer or designee to locate the records.
(((b)))(c) If the requestor wishes to inspect rather than obtain copies of records, they shall indicate this preference in their request. Pursuant to WAC 446-10-090, standard photocopies shall be provided at fifteen cents per page, plus postage.
(((c) A form is available for use by requestors online at www.wsp.wa.gov/.))