PDFWAC 430-01-080

Records exemption and court protection.

WSSDA reserves the right to exempt public records from disclosure in accordance with chapter 42.56 RCW or other statutes which exempt or prohibit disclosure of specific information or records.
Whenever WSSDA believes that a record is exempt from disclosure and should be withheld, the public records officer shall specify in writing the exemption explaining how the exemption applies to the record withheld or redacted.
When only a portion of a record is exempt from disclosure, but the remainder is not exempt, the public records officer shall first redact the exempt portions; second, provide the nonexempt portions; and finally, explain in writing why portions of the record are exempt and redacted.
If the requested records contain information that may affect rights of others and the information is exempt from disclosure, the public records officer may, prior to providing the records, notify those affected to enable them to contact the requestor and ask them to revise the request, or, if necessary, seek a court order to prevent or limit the disclosure. The notice to the affected persons may also include a copy of the request.
WSSDA is prohibited by statute from disclosing lists of individuals for commercial purposes.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 42.56 RCW. WSR 23-17-044, § 430-01-080, filed 8/9/23, effective 9/9/23. Statutory Authority: Chapters 28A.345 and 42.56 RCW. WSR 18-09-072, § 430-01-080, filed 4/16/18, effective 5/17/18.]