(1) The Public Records Act (chapter 42.56
RCW) provides that a number of types of documents are exempt from public inspection and copying. In addition, documents are exempt from disclosure if any "other statute" exempts or prohibits disclosure. Requestors should be aware of the following exemptions, outside the Public Records Act, that restrict the availability of some documents held by WSLCB for inspection and copying:
(a) Autopsy, post mortem or medical examiner reports.
Requests for these records should be referred to the agency which originated the record(s): Coroner's office, medical examiner's office, etc. (RCW 68.50.105
(b) Claim file information.
On any industrial insurance claim. (RCW 51.28.070
(c) Criminal history reports.
Concerning nonconviction data. Law enforcement agency reports should be referred to the agency that originated the report. (RCW 10.97.080
(d) Crime victims.
Files and information. (RCW 7.68.140
(e) Individual purchases.
All records whatsoever of the board showing purchases of liquor by any individual or establishment. (RCW 66.16.090
(f) Medical records and data.
Medical records, drug records, accident victims and other persons to which LCB has access. (RCW 42.56.360
(2) and chapter 70.02
(g) Social Security numbers.
(3) and 42 U.S.C. Section 405 (c)(2)(C)(vii)(1))
(h) Trade secrets.
As defined in RCW 19.108.010
, including blueprints, diagrams, drawings, formulas, photos, etc., requested to be held confidential by the affected person. Should be labeled "RESTRICTED TRADE INFORMATION."
(2) and 49.17.200
(i) Special order requests and records of purchases by any person or persons, including spirits, beer, and wine restaurant licensees. (See RCW 66.16.090
(j) Financial or proprietary information supplied to the board by a domestic winery, brewery, or microbrewery, acting as its own distributor, or certificate of approval holder with a direct shipping to Washington retailer endorsement, containing the identity and amount of beer or wine sold directly to licensed Washington retailers. (See RCW 66.24.206
(2)(a), and 42.56.270
(k) Financial or proprietary information supplied to the board by a licensed Washington liquor retailer containing the identity and amount of beer or wine purchased directly from a domestic winery, brewery, microbrewery, or a certificate of approval holder with a direct shipping to Washington retailer endorsement. (See RCW 66.24.210
, and 42.56.270
(2) The WSLCB is prohibited by statute from disclosing lists of individuals for commercial purposes. (See RCW 42.56.070
(3) Before beginning to make the copies, the public records officer may require a deposit of up to ten percent of the estimated costs of copying all the records selected by the requestor. The public records officer may also require the payment of the remainder of the copying costs before providing all the records, or the payment of the costs of copying an installment before providing that installment. The LCB will not charge sales tax when it makes copies of public records.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 34.05.220, and 42.56.40 [42.56.040]. 09-07-070, § 314-60-100, filed 3/13/09, effective 4/13/09; Order 56, § 314-60-100, filed 5/31/77, effective 7/1/77; Order 22, § 314-60-100, filed 4/17/73, effective 5/18/73.]