(1) No fee shall be charged for the inspection of public records.
(2) Pursuant to RCW 42.56.120
(2), as amended by section 3, chapter 304, Laws of 2017, the commission declares for the following reasons that it would be unduly burdensome for it to calculate the actual costs it charges for providing copies of public records: Funds were not allocated for performing a study to calculate actual costs and the commission lacks the necessary funds to perform a study and calculations; staff resources are insufficient to perform a study and to calculate such actual costs; and a study would interfere with and disrupt other essential agency functions.
(3) The commission may charge fees for production of copies of public records consistent with the fee schedule established in RCW 42.56.120
, as amended by section 3, chapter 304, Laws of 2017. For all copying or duplicating service charges incurred, an invoice will be sent to the requestor. Reimbursement is payable within fifteen days of receipt of invoice payable to the Washington state beef commission. The commission may require that all charges be paid in advance of release of the copies of the records.
(4) The commission or its designee may waive any of the foregoing copying costs.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 42.56
RCW and RCW 16.67.090
. WSR 17-23-183, § 60-12-070, filed 11/22/17, effective 12/23/17.]