WSR 17-15-048
[Filed July 11, 2017, 4:13 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is providing a new rule to address the legal permission to charge the public for requested copies of agency documents.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, 77.12.020, 77.12.047, and 42.56.120.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A new rule is mandated by 2017 legislation which provides the department authority in RCW 42.56.120 to charge the public fees for the cost of producing agency records.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Mandated by 2017 legislation and amendments to RCW 42.56.120.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Scott Bird, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Rules Coordinator, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2403, fax (360) 902-2155, email Contact by August 15, 2017. Expected proposal filing on or after August 28, 2017.
July 11, 2016 [2017]
Scott Bird
Rules Coordinator