WSR 19-18-029
[Filed August 28, 2019, 12:49 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The purpose of this possible rule making is to update chapter 44-06 WAC, the rules governing access to records of the office of the attorney general pursuant to requests made under the Public Records Act (PRA).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.56.100, 42.56.040, 42.56.070(1), 43.10.110, and 34.05.310 - [34.05].395.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: PRA is at chapter 42.56 RCW. The office's rules implementing PRA are in chapter 44-06 WAC. Many sections of chapter 44-06 WAC need updating to reflect PRA recodifications and other PRA amendments, and to describe updated office procedures relating to PRA requests.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The office anticipates proposing amendments to and repeals of rules. The office will provide public notice of this rule making through filings in the Washington State Register and through posting information on the office web site at During a public comment period, the office will also seek comment: (1) As to be described in the anticipated rule-making proposal form (CR-102); (2) from persons who have requested notice of office rule making; and (3) from persons who attend the public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Christina Beusch, 1125 Washington Street S.E., P.O. Box 40100, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-664-3801, fax 360-664-0228, email, web site
August 28, 2019
Bob Ferguson
Attorney General