WSR 19-10-018
[Filed April 22, 2019, 4:33 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 17-17-047.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Access to public records, chapter 106-276 WAC.
Hearing Location(s): On June 4, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at Central Washington University, 400 East University Way, Student Union Recreation Center, Room 301, Ellensburg, WA.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 26, 2019.
Submit Written Comments to: Kimberly J. Dawson, Rules Coordinator, Office of the President, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501, email, fax 509-963-3206, by June 4, 2019.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kimberly J. Dawson, phone 509-963-2111, email, by May 30, 2019.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Rule changes are needed to update, clarify, and streamline procedures governing access to public records of the university, as well as to incorporate recent amendments to the Public Records Act, chapter 42.56 RCW.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.35.120 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 42.56 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Central Washington University, public and governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Linda Schactler, Barge Hall 314, 509-963-2111; Implementation: Toni Burvee, Kamola Hall 128, 509-963-2310; and Enforcement: Not applicable.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The proposed rules are not "significant legislative rules" as defined under RCW 34.05.328(5).
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(3) as the rules relate only to internal governmental operations that are not subject to violation by a nongovernment party; rules only correct typographical errors, make address or name changes, or clarify language of a rule without changing its effect; and rule content is explicitly and specifically dictated by statute; and rules set or adjust fees under the authority of RCW 19.02.075 or that set or adjust fees or rates pursuant to legislative standards, including fees set or adjusted under the authority of RCW 19.80.045.
April 22, 2019
Kimberly J. Dawson
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 78-08-011, filed 7/11/78)
WAC 106-276-001((Public records policy.))Purpose.
The ((provisions of WAC 106-276-001 through 106-276-199 shall constitute the public records policy))purpose of this chapter is to provide for public access to existing, identifiable, nonexempt public records of Central Washington University((, adopted in compliance with chapter 42.17 RCW enacted by the voters of the state of Washington on November 7, 1972))in accordance with the Public Records Act, chapter 42.56 RCW.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 94-20-075, filed 10/3/94, effective 11/3/94)
WAC 106-276-010Definitions((of public record)).
(((1) A public record includes any writing containing information relating to the conduct of government or the performance of any governmental or proprietary function prepared, owned, used, or retained by Central Washington University, regardless of the physical form or characteristics: Provided, however, That in accordance with RCW 42.17.310, the following personal and other records are exempt from the definition of public record:
(a) Personal information in any files maintained for students in public schools and the information, data, and records subject to the student records policy, WAC 106-172-700 through 106-172-799.
(b) Personal information in any files maintained for patients or clients of public institutions or public health agencies, welfare recipients, prisoners, probationers, or parolees.
(c) Personal information in files maintained for employees, appointees, or elected officials of any public agency to the extent that disclosure would violate their right to privacy.
(d) Information required of any taxpayer in connection with the assessment or collection of any tax if the disclosure of the information to other persons would violate the taxpayer's right to privacy or would result in unfair competitive disadvantage to such taxpayer.
(e) Specific intelligence information and specific investigative records compiled by investigative, law enforcement, and penology agencies, and state agencies vested with the responsibility to discipline members of any profession, the nondisclosure of which is essential to effective law enforcement or for the protection of any person's right to privacy.
(f) Information revealing the identity of persons who file complaints with investigative, law enforcement, or penology agencies, other than the public disclosure commission, if disclosure would endanger any person's life, physical safety, or property: Provided, That if at the time the complaint is filed the complainant indicates a desire for disclosure or nondisclosure, such desire shall govern: Provided further, That all complaints filed with the public disclosure commission about any elected official or candidate for public office must be made in writing and signed by the complainant under oath.
(g) Test questions, scoring keys, and other examination data used to administer a license, employment, or academic examination.
(h) Except as provided by chapter 8.26 RCW, the contents of real estate appraisals, made for or by any agency relative to the acquisition of property, until the project or prospective sale is abandoned or until such time as all of the property has been acquired or the property to which the sale appraisal relates is sold, but in no event shall disclosure be denied for more than three years after the appraisal.
(i) Valuable formulae, designs, drawings, and research data obtained by any agency within five years of the request for disclosure when disclosure would produce private gain and public loss.
(j) Preliminary drafts, notes, recommendations, and intra-agency memorandums in which opinions are expressed or policies formulated or recommended except that a specific record shall not be exempt when publicly cited by an agency in connection with any agency action.
(k) Records which are relevant to a controversy to which an agency is a party but which records would not be available to another party under the rules of pretrial discovery for causes pending in the superior courts.
(l) Records, maps, or other information identifying the location of archaeological sites in order to avoid the looting or depredation of such sites.
(m) Any library record, the primary purpose of which is to maintain control of library materials, or to gain access to information, which discloses or could be used to disclose the identity of a library user.
(2) The exemptions of this section shall be inapplicable to the extent that information, the disclosure of which would violate personal privacy or vital governmental interest, can be deleted from the specific records sought. No exemption shall be construed to permit the nondisclosure of statistical information not descriptive of any readily identifiable person or persons.
(3) Inspection or copying of any specific records exempt under the provisions of this section may be permitted if the superior court in the county in which the record is maintained finds, after a proceeding with notice thereof to every person in interest and the agency, that the exemption of such records is clearly unnecessary to protect any individual's right of privacy or any vital governmental function.
(4) Any response refusing, in whole or in part, inspection of any public record shall include a statement of the specific exemption authorizing the withholding of the record (or part) and a brief explanation of how the exemption applies to the record withheld.))(1) Public record. The term "public record" and other terms defined in the Public Records Act shall have the same meaning in this chapter that they have under the Public Records Act.
(2) Public Records Act. References in this chapter to the "Public Records Act" are to chapter 42.56 RCW.
(3) Requestor. A "requestor" is any person or entity requesting public records of the university pursuant to the Public Records Act.
(4) University. The term "university" means Central Washington University.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 94-20-075, filed 10/3/94, effective 11/3/94)
WAC 106-276-030Description of ((central and field organization at Central Washington))the university.
(1) Mission - Governance. Central Washington University is ((located on a campus in the city of Ellensburg, Washington. This campus comprises the central headquarters for all operations of the university; any "field" activities of the university are administered by personnel located on the campus at Ellensburg. The university is governed by a board of trustees appointed by the governor; such board meets at regular intervals, as provided in WAC 106-08-001. The board employs a president, the president's assistants, members of the faculty and other employees. It establishes such organizational units as are necessary to carry out the purposes of the university, provides the necessary property, facilities, and equipment and promulgates such rules, regulations, and policies as are necessary to the administration of the university.
(2) The board of trustees, either directly or by delegation, has caused to be created various administrative, academic, and support divisions to enable the university to discharge its obligations. Academic matters are the concern of the provost and vice president for academic affairs; business and physical planning functions are the concern of the vice president for business and financial affairs; matters related to student services are the concern of the vice president for student affairs; the vice president for university advancement oversees matters related to the internal and external affairs of the university and fund raising from private sources. These offices report to the president of the university))a public institution of higher education established under chapter 28B.35 RCW as a regional university offering academic and professional degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The university is governed by a board of trustees appointed by the governor. The board appoints a president who serves as the chief executive officer responsible for the administration of the university.
(2) Main campus - University centers. The main campus of the university is located at 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926. The university also offers educational programs online and at university centers located throughout the state, including Des Moines, Everett, Kent, Lakewood/Pierce County, Lynnwood, Moses Lake, Sammamish, Wenatchee, and Yakima.
(3) Policies and procedures. University policies meeting the definition of a "rule" under the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW, are adopted by the board of trustees and published in Title 106 WAC. Other university policies approved by the administration are published in policies and procedures manuals available on the university web site.
(4) Documents index. As an institution of higher education, the university generally does not have occasion to issue nonexempt "final orders," "declaratory orders," "interpretive statements," or "policy statements" as those terms are defined and used in the Public Records Act. The secretary of the university's board of trustees does maintain and publish on the university web site a documents index of the board's approved meeting minutes, motions, and resolutions. Inquiries may be directed to the secretary of the board in the office of the president.
(5) University web site. The university's official web site, available at, provides general information about the university and its governing board, administration, educational programs, and policies and procedures. Persons seeking public records of the university are encouraged to view the records available on the web site prior to submitting a records request.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 94-20-075, filed 10/3/94, effective 11/3/94)
WAC 106-276-040((General course and method of decision making.))Public records officer.
(1) ((The formal procedures for decision making at the university are governed by the board of trustees through rules promulgated by it in accordance with the requirements of chapter 34.05 RCW, the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Accordingly, all rules, orders or directives, or regulations of the university which affect the relationship of the general public with the institution, or the relationship of particular segments of the university, such as students, faculty, or other employees, with the university or with each other,
(a) The violation of which subjects the person to a penalty or administrative sanction; or
(b) Which establishes, alters, or revokes any procedures, practice, or requirement relating to institutional proceedings; or
(c) Which establishes, alters, or revokes any qualification or requirement relating to the enjoyment of benefits or privileges conferred by law; are implemented through the procedures of the APA and appear in Title 106 WAC, provided, however, that in accordance with RCW 34.05.220, the university reserves the right to promulgate as internal rules not created or implemented in accordance with the APA, the following: Rules, regulations, orders, statements, or policies relating primarily to the following: Standards for admission; academic advancement, academic credits, graduation, and the granting of degrees; tuition and fees, scholarships, financial aid, and similar academic matters; employment relationships; fiscal processes; or matters concerning only the internal management of an institution and not affecting private rights or procedures available to the general public; and such matters need not be established by rule adopted under APA unless otherwise required by law. Internal rules and regulations to the extent not already set forth in the university's published catalogs and handbooks shall be collected in a general university policies manual, a copy of which shall be maintained on file in the university library and be available to the public.))Designation. A public records officer designated by the university shall be responsible for responding to public records requests in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and applicable provisions of the Public Records Act, chapter 42.56 RCW. The duties of the public records officer under this chapter may be delegated to one or more public records assistants designated by the university.
(2) Duties. The public records officer shall oversee the university's compliance with the Public Records Act. The records officer (or designee) and the university are responsible for providing the fullest assistance to requestors of public records, for ensuring that public records are protected from damage or disorganization, and for preventing records requests from excessively interfering with essential institutional functions or unreasonably disrupting the operations of the university. The university may take reasonable precautions to prevent a requestor from being unreasonably disruptive or disrespectful to university staff.
(3) Records office. Inquiries regarding public records of the university may be addressed to the public records officer at the following office address:
Public Records Officer
Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7474
Phone: 509-963-2310
(4) Office hours. The regular office hours of the public records office are from 8:00 a.m. to noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 78-08-011, filed 7/11/78)
WAC 106-276-050((Informal procedures regarding the general course and methods of decision.))Requests for public records.
((Informal procedures regarding the methods and general course of operations at the university are, for the purposes of these rules, either:
(1) Decisions made by persons authorized by board resolution, the president, or any designee to make a decision within the scope of responsibility assigned to such person; or
(2) Methods of human persuasion utilized by any member of the university's constituencies or of the public to attempt to influence one in power to make decisions within that person's scope of responsibility.))(1) Written requests preferred. Requests for public records of the university may be addressed to the public records officer at the address given in WAC 106-276-040. The university encourages, but does not require, requestors to use the public records request form made available by the public records office on the university web site ( Requests made orally, whether by phone or in person, may be confirmed in writing by the public records officer.
(2) Contents of records requests. A request for public records must include the following information:
(a) The name and contact information of the person requesting the records;
(b) The requestor's mailing address, which may be an electronic mail address;
(c) The date and time of the request;
(d) A description of the requested records that is sufficiently detailed to enable the public records officer to identify and locate the records; and
(e) A statement indicating whether the requestor wishes to inspect the records or to receive copies of the records in paper or electronic form.
(3) Lists of individuals for commercial purposes. State agencies and institutions are not permitted to provide lists of individuals for commercial purposes. A request for lists of individuals must be accompanied by the requestor's signed declaration that the list will not be used for commercial purposes. The public records officer may inquire as to the requestor's intended use of the list and may deny the request if it is evident from the request that the list will be used for a commercial purpose.
(4) Assistance in identifying records. The public records officer may assist requestors in identifying the specific records sought by the requestor. With limited exceptions, a requestor may not be required to state the purpose of the request. However, the records officer may ask the purpose of the request if such inquiry will assist in identifying the records requested.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 94-20-075, filed 10/3/94, effective 11/3/94)
WAC 106-276-060((Designation))Processing of ((public)) records ((officers))requests.
(1) ((In accordance with the requirements of chapter 42.17 RCW, insofar as such initiative requires state agencies to adopt and enforce reasonable rules and regulations to provide full public access to official divisions while yet protecting the same from damage and to prevent excessive interference with essentials of the agency, all public records at the university shall be in the charge of persons holding positions as records officers.
(2) Overall responsibility for coordinating responses to requests for examination of public records shall be the responsibility of the person known as the "public records officer." The person holding such position will be headquartered in Mitchell Hall at the university. The exact location and name of the public records officer may be determined by inquiry at the office of the president of the university. The public records officer shall also be responsible for compiling and maintaining the index required by chapter 42.17 RCW.
(3) In cases where a question arises as to whether a given public record is the responsibility of one records custodian or another, the determination of such ministerial responsibility shall for the purposes of this chapter be made by the public records officer, or the president of the university.))Applicable law. Requests for public records will be processed in accordance with these rules and applicable provisions of the Public Records Act, chapter 42.56 RCW. Guidance concerning the application of these rules may be found in the advisory model rules adopted by the attorney general under chapter 44-14 WAC.
(2) Prioritizing of requests. Public records generally will be processed in the order in which they are received by the records office and within the staffing limitations of the office. However, the records office may expedite requests for a single record or for only a few records, if such records are easily identifiable and can be readily retrieved. The records office may ask, but not require, a requestor to prioritize the records the requestor is seeking.
(3) Clarification of requests. The public records office may request clarification of a records request in accordance with applicable provisions of the Public Records Act. The requestor must respond to the request for clarification within thirty days of the request.
(4) Providing records by installment. If a requestor submits multiple records requests, or if a request seeks a large number of records or many different types of records, the public records officer may provide access to the records in installments in accordance with applicable provisions of the Public Records Act.
(5) Denial of bot requests. The public records officer may deny a bot request as defined under the Public Records Act, RCW 42.56.080(3), if responding to the multiple requests would cause excessive interference with other essential functions of the university and the records officer reasonably believes the request was automatically generated by a computer program or script.
(6) Closure of requests. When the requestor either withdraws the request, or fails to clarify an entirely unclear request, or fails to fulfill the requestor's obligations to inspect records, pay the deposit, pay the required fees for an installment, or make final payment for the requested copies, the public records officer will close the request and notify the requestor that the request has been closed.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 94-20-075, filed 10/3/94, effective 11/3/94)
WAC 106-276-070((Availability for public inspection and copying or reproduction of public))Records exempt from inspection or copying.
(1) Public Records((shall be available for inspection, copying, and reproduction during the customary office hours of the university. For the purposes of this chapter, the customary office hours shall be from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, unless the person making the request and the university, acting through the public records officer, agree on a different time))Act exemptions. The Public Records Act, chapter 42.56 RCW, exempts from inspection or copying certain categories of records as set forth in the Public Records Act or under other statutes. The public records office will disclose the existence of exempt records as required by law, but will deny the inspection or copying of such records to the extent that the records are exempt from inspection or copying under the Public Records Act or other applicable law.
(2) Commonly applied exemptions. The public records office maintains a list explaining the exemptions most commonly applied by the university in processing requests for public records. A copy of the list can be requested from the public records officer and will typically be provided by the records officer in responding to a request for records that are determined in whole or in part to be exempt from inspection or copying.
(3) Determining applicable exemptions. The public records officer may seek information from the requestor sufficient to determine whether another statute prohibits disclosure of the requested records. For example, student education records generally may not be disclosed to third parties without the student's written consent.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 94-20-075, filed 10/3/94, effective 11/3/94)
WAC 106-276-080((Requests for))Public records available for inspection.
((In accordance with chapter 42.17 RCW the requirements that agencies prevent unreasonable invasions of privacy, protect public records from damage or disorganization, and prevent excessive interference with essential functions of the agency, public records are only obtainable by members of the public when those members of the public comply with the following procedures:
(1) A request shall be made in writing upon a form which shall be available at the office of the public records officer and shall be presented to the public records officer, per WAC 106-276-060. Such request shall include the following:
(a) The name of the person requesting the record;
(b) The time of day and calendar date on which the request was made; and
(c) If the matter requested is referenced within the current index maintained by the university records officer, a reference to the requested record as it is described in such current index;
(d) If the requested matter is not identifiable by reference to the university records current index, a statement that succinctly describes the record requested;
(e) A verification that the records requested shall not be used to compile a commercial sales list.
(2) In all cases in which a member of the public is making a request, it shall be the obligation of the university "public records officer" or that individual's designee, to assist the member of the public in succinctly identifying the public record requested.))(1) Scheduling of appointments. Public records identified as responsive to a public records request may be made available for inspection and copying during regular office hours by scheduling an appointment with the public records officer. The requestor must review the assembled records, or installment of records, within thirty days of being notified that the records are available for review. The records officer will notify the requestor in writing of this requirement and will ask the requestor or a representative of the requestor to make arrangements to claim or review the records. If the requestor or a representative of the requestor fails to claim or review the records within the thirty-day period or make other arrangements, the university may close the request.
(2) Protection of records. The public records officer will be responsible for providing full access to public records made available for inspection, for protecting the records from damage or disorganization, and for preventing excessive interference with essential university functions. Public records made available for inspection may not be removed from the office without the permission of the records officer.
(3) Copying of records. The public records officer will arrange for copying of any records designated by the requestor and will charge such copying fees as may apply under WAC 106-276-090.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 94-20-075, filed 10/3/94, effective 11/3/94)
WAC 106-276-090((Charges for))Copying ((or reproduction))feesPayments.
(1) ((No fee shall be charged for inspection of public records. The university may impose a reasonable charge for providing copies or reproductions of public records for use by any person of agency equipment to copy or reproduce public records and for any excessive time expended by a state employee in researching the requested records, as determined by the public records officer. Such charges shall not exceed the amount necessary to reimburse the university for its actual costs incident to such copying or reproduction.
(2) No record shall be copied by photostatic process or otherwise reproduced until and unless the person requesting the copying or reproduction of the public record has tendered payment for such copying or reproduction to the records official from whom the public record was obtained, or to any person designated by such records official.))Fees and payment procedures. The following copying fees and payment procedures apply to requests to the university under chapter 42.56 RCW received on or after the effective date of this section.
(2) Inspection of records. There is no fee for inspecting public records made available for inspection by the public records officer under WAC 106-276-080.
(3) Actual costs not calculated. Pursuant to RCW 42.56.120 (2)(b), the university is not calculating all actual costs for copying records because to do so would be unduly burdensome for the following reasons:
(a) The institution does not have the resources to conduct a study to determine all its actual copying costs;
(b) To conduct such a study would interfere with other essential university functions; and
(c) Through the 2017 legislative process, the public and requestors have commented on and been informed of authorized fees and costs, including for electronic records, provided in RCW 42.56.120 (2)(b) and (c), (3), and (4).
(4) Default fees adopted. The university will charge for copies of records pursuant to the default fees in RCW 42.56.120 (2)(b) and (c). The university will charge for customized services pursuant to RCW 42.56.120(3). Under RCW 42.56.130, the university may charge other copy fees authorized by statutes outside of chapter 42.56 RCW. The university may enter into an alternative fee agreement with a requestor under RCW 42.56.120(4). The charges for copying methods used by the university are summarized in the fee schedule available on the university's web site at
(5) Advanced payment required - Fee waivers. Requestors are required to pay for copies in advance of receiving records or an installment of records. The records officer will notify the requestor when payment is due. Fee waivers are an exception and are available for some small requests under the following conditions:
(a) It is within the discretion of the public records officer to waive copying fees when:
(i) All of the records responsive to an entire request are paper copies only and consist of twenty-five or fewer pages; or
(ii) All of the records responsive to an entire request are electronic and can be provided in a single email with attachments of a size totaling no more than the equivalent of one hundred printed pages. If that email for any reason is not deliverable, records will be provided through another means of delivery, and the requestor will be charged in accordance with this rule.
(b) Fee waivers are not applicable to records provided in installments.
(6) Copying fee deposits. The public records officer may require an advance deposit of ten percent of the estimated fees when the copying fees for an installment or an entire request, or customized service charge, exceed twenty-five dollars.
(7) Payment method. Payment should be made by credit or debit card or by check or money order payable to Central Washington University. The university prefers not to receive cash. Cash payments will be accepted if made in the exact amount.
(8) Closure of request for nonpayment. The university will close a request when a requestor fails by the payment date to pay in the manner prescribed for records, an installment of records, or a required deposit.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 94-20-075, filed 10/3/94, effective 11/3/94)
WAC 106-276-110Review of denials of public records requests.
(1) ((Any person))Petition for internal administrative review. A requestor who objects to the denial, or partial denial, of a records request ((for a public record shall))may petition ((for prompt review of such decision by tendering to the president's office a written request for a review of such denial. Such written request by a person demanding prompt review shall specifically reference the written statement by the university denying that person's request for a public record.
(2) Within two business days after receiving the written request by a person petitioning for prompt review of a decision denying a public record, the president of the university or any designee, which for the purposes of this section may include the public records officer, shall consider such petition.
(3) During the course of the two business days in which the president or designee reviews the decision of the public records officer denying the request for a public record, the president or designee may conduct a brief adjudicative proceeding. During the course of such brief adjudicative proceeding, the president or designee may require that the person requesting the public record appear at a reasonable time and place located on the campus and further explain and identify the exact nature of the public record the person is seeking. Failure by the person requesting the review proceeding to appear at such brief adjudicative proceeding shall be deemed a waiver of that person's right to insist upon completion of the review of the request within two business days. If the petitioner requesting review does appear at such brief adjudicative proceeding, then the period for review by the university shall be extended to a period not exceeding twenty-four hours after such person requesting review has appeared before the president or designee.
(4) During the course of the brief adjudicative proceeding conducted by the president or designee under this section, the presiding officer shall consider the obligations of the university to comply fully with the intent of chapter 42.17 RCW insofar as it requires providing public access to official records, but shall also consider the exemptions provided in RCW 42.17.310 and the requirement of RCW 42.17.290 insofar as it requires the university to protect public records from damage or disorganization, prevent excessive interference with essential functions of the agency, and to prevent any unreasonable invasion of personal privacy by deleting identifying details))in writing to the public records officer for a review of that decision. The public records officer will promptly refer the petition to the office of the president. A senior administrator designated by the president will consider the petition and will render a decision within two business days following the initial receipt of the petition by the public records officer. The time for considering the petition may be extended by mutual agreement of the university and the requestor.
(2) Review by attorney general's office. A requestor who objects to the denial or partial denial of a records request may request the office of the attorney general to review the matter as provided in RCW 42.56.530 and WAC 44-06-160. Requests for attorney general review must be directed to Public Records Review, Office of the Attorney General, P.O. Box 40100, Olympia, Washington 98504-0100.
(3) Judicial review. A requestor may obtain judicial review of denials of public records requests pursuant to RCW 42.56.550 at the conclusion of two business days after the initial denial regardless of any internal administrative review.
WAC 106-276-120Court protection of public records.
(1) Notifying interested persons. The university, as required or permitted by law or contract, including any collective bargaining agreement, and in other appropriate circumstances, may notify persons named in a public record, or to whom the record specifically pertains, that release of the record has been requested and that such persons may apply to the superior court for a protective order under RCW 42.56.540.
(2) Applying for court protection. The university in appropriate circumstances may apply to the superior court for a protective order enjoining the examination of any specific public record in accordance with the procedures under RCW 42.56.540. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as either requiring or prohibiting the university's application to the court for such an order.
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 106-276-005
WAC 106-276-100
Determination regarding exempt records.
WAC 106-276-230
Document index.