PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Washington state digital archives; collecting and managing records at the digital archives.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 40.14.020.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rules will:
|•||Define terms related to acquiring and archiving public records in electronic formats;|
|•||Describe required procedures and protocols related to acquiring, transferring and archiving public records in electronic formats at the Washington state digital archives;|
|•||Describe agency duties and responsibilities with respect to digital archives and records;|
|•||Address document authentication, chain of custody, and use of encryption for records at the digital archives.|
Process for Developing New Rule:
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Shane Hamlin, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220, phone (360) 902-4141, fax (360) 586-5629, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 5, 2005
Assistant Secretary of State