(1) Yes, a request can be denied if it is for records that are exempt from disclosure under the provisions of the Public Records Act, chapter 42.56
RCW. State parks may also deny access to records, or parts of records, that are exempt from disclosure by RCW 79A.60.210
(4) and 13.50.050
(2) Whenever possible, the agency will make requested records available after exempt information has been deleted or redacted.
(3) Under the provisions of RCW 42.56.070
(9), public records requests will also be denied if the purpose of the request is to sell or use the information for commercial purposes.
If a request is denied, the agency will specify in writing the reason for the denial, including a statement of the specific exemption authorizing the withholding of the record and a brief explanation of how the exemption applies to the record withheld.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, chapter 42.56 RCW, RCW 42.56.040 and 42.56.070. 08-24-005, § 352-40-100, filed 11/20/08, effective 12/21/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and chapter 42.17 RCW. 03-11-068, § 352-40-100, filed 5/19/03, effective 6/19/03; Order 15, § 352-40-100, filed 7/25/73.]