WSR 14-09-119
[Filed April 23, 2014, 10:01 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Public records requests.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.19.011 and chapter 42.56 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are needed to clearly identify public records requests so that the department of enterprise services (DES) can meet the statutory response timeframes under RCW 42.56.520. Additional rules may be needed to align with recent legislation.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: DES staff will discuss proposed rules with affected stakeholders. Anyone interested will also have an opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed rules during the public comment period and will be able to present oral testimony at the public hearing. The public is encouraged to participate, as described below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jack Zeigler, policy and rules manager, phone (360) 407-9209, e-mail Online at Information will be posted on the agency web site ( and interested parties can participate in the development of the proposed rule before publication. You can identify yourself as an interested party by sending an e-mail to with your contact information and typing "Interested party - print management rule making" in the subject line.
April 23, 2014
Jack Zeigler
Policy and Rules Manager