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Chapter 44-14 WAC

Last Update: 6/15/07

PUBLIC RECORDS ACT—MODEL RULES

WAC Sections

INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS
Statutory authority and purpose.
Format of model rules.
Model rules and comments are nonbinding.
Recodification of the act.
Training is critical.
Additional resources.
AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE
Authority and purpose.
Comments to WAC 44-14-010
Scope of coverage of Public Records Act.
Requirement that agencies adopt reasonable regulations for public records requests.
Construction and application of act.
AGENCY DESCRIPTION—CONTACT INFORMATION—PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICER
Agency description—Contact information—Public records officer.
Comments to WAC 44-14-020
Agency must publish its procedures.
Public records officers.
AVAILABILITY OF PUBLIC RECORDS
Availability of public records.
Comments to WAC 44-14-030
"Public record" defined.
Times for inspection and copying of records.
Index of records.
Organization of records.
Retention of records.
Form of requests.
PROCESSING OF PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS—GENERAL
Processing of public records requests—General.
Comments on WAC 44-14-040
Introduction.
Obligations of requestors.
Responsibilities of agencies in processing requests.
Responsibilities of agency in providing records.
Inspection of records.
Closing request and documenting compliance.
Later-discovered records.
PROCESSING OF PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS—ELECTRONIC RECORDS
Processing of public records requests—Electronic records.
Comments to WAC 44-14-050
Access to electronic records.
"Reasonably locatable" and "reasonably translatable" electronic records.
Parties should confer on technical issues.
Customized access.
Relationship of Public Records Act to court rules on discovery of "electronically stored information."
EXEMPTIONS
Exemptions.
Comments to WAC 44-14-060
Agency must publish list of applicable exemptions.
Summary of exemptions.
COSTS OF PROVIDING COPIES OF PUBLIC RECORDS
Costs of providing copies of public records.
Comments to WAC 44-14-070
General rules for charging for copies.
Charges for electronic records.
Other statutes govern copying of particular records.
Waiver of copying charges.
Requiring partial payment.
REVIEW OF DENIALS OF PUBLIC RECORDS
Review of denials of public records.
Comments to WAC 44-14-080
Agency internal procedure for review of denials of requests.
Attorney general's office review of denials by state agencies.
Alternative dispute resolution.
Judicial review.