WSR 05-02-053




[ Filed January 4, 2005, 9:28 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The practice and procedure by which the Department of Information Services and the Information Services Board organize their public records and make those public records available to the public for inspection and copying.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.250, 42.17.260(7), 42.17.290, 42.17.320.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules on this subject are currently codified at chapter 143-06 WAC. Those rules are out-of-date. The Department of Information Services intends to amend these rules to make them easier to understand and provide clear instructions as to how the public may view and/or obtain copies of public records of the Department of Information Services or the Information Services Board.

Process for Developing New Rule: The Department of Information Services welcomes the public's input prior to publication of the proposed rule.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Interested parties may participate in the formulation of the amended rules by submitting written comments or proposed language by fax, electronic mail or United States mail to Brian Jensen, Public Disclosure Officer, Washington State Department of Information Services, 1110 Jefferson Street S.E., P.O. Box 42445, Olympia, WA 98504-2445, phone (360) 902-2299, fax (360) 586-5885, e-mail Interested parties may telephone the individual listed above to discuss the amended rules and may request to set up an in-person meeting.

January 4, 2005

Brian Jensen

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office