WSR 22-20-113
[Filed October 5, 2022, 11:19 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Public disclosure WAC updates, chapter 308-10 WAC and WAC 308-93-087.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 42.56 and 46.10 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this chapter is to establish rules for the department of licensing (department) to implement the requirements of the Public Records Act, chapter 42.56 RCW. The department adopts these rules to provide full access to public records concerning the conduct of government, mindful of individuals' privacy rights. RCW 42.56.120 was updated in 2017 to clarify and expand what agencies may charge for creating copies of records. This WAC update will align the department's fee schedule with RCW. This update also clarifies the department's implementation of RCW 46.12.635. In addition, these WAC were last updated in 2006, whereas RCW have been updated four times since then. During this review, we also clarified, reorganized, and updated sections.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ellis Starrett, 1125 Washington Street S.E., phone 360-902-3846, email, website
October 5, 2022
Ellis Starrett
Rules and Policy Manager