WSR 17-17-124
[Filed August 22, 2017, 8:00 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 458-276-030 Availability of public recordsCentralized administrationPublic records requests and processingContact information and hoursIndexCosts.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 42.56 RCW (Public Records Act) and RCW 82.01.060(2)(department of revenue's rule-making authority).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing to amend WAC 458-276-030 to reflect new legislation, EHB 1595, passed in 2017. This legislation reflects the costs associated with responding to public records requests. Updating WAC 458-276-030 will provide clarity on the fee schedule and the procedures used by the department when providing access to public records.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The attorney general has adopted model public records disclosure rules that provide information about the Public Records Act and its interpretation (chapter 44-14 WAC).
Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in this rule making may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by providing written comments throughout this rule making or giving oral testimony at the public meeting or public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Leslie Mullin, ITA Division, P.O. Box 47453, Olympia, WA 98504-7453, phone 360-534-1589, fax 360-534-1606, TTY 800-833-6384, email
Additional comments: A preliminary draft of the proposed rule will be made available prior to the public meeting via the department's online Rulemaking Agenda.
Written comments may be submitted by mail or email and should be directed to Leslie Mullin using one of her contact methods above.
Written and oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting.
Public Meeting Date: September 20, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
Public Meeting Location: Conference Room 252, 6400 Linderson Way S.W., Tumwater, WA 98501.
August 22, 2017
Kevin Dixon
Rules Coordinator