CONSOLIDATED TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
[Filed February 15, 2022, 2:53 p.m., effective March 18, 2022]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Chapter 143-06 WAC, Fee waivers. Updating this rule to comply and conform with EHB 1595 and agency policies.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 143-06-180.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 21-24-024 on November 19, 2021.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: January 10, 2022.
Records Management Manager
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 19-06-020, filed 2/27/19, effective 3/30/19)
WAC 143-06-180Fee waivers.
(1) Requestors are required to pay for copies in advance of receiving records. ((Fee waivers are an exception and are available for some small requests under the following conditions.
(1) It is within the discretion of))(2) The public records officer ((to))may waive copying fees when:
(a) All of the records responsive to an entire request are paper copies only and are ((twenty-five))25 or fewer pages; ((or))
(b) 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 100 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((.
(2) Fee waivers are not applicable to records provided in installments.)); or
(c) The public records officer determines, based upon the circumstances of the records request, that fee waiver is in the public interest.