PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 323-10 WAC, Public records.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 38.08.090, 38.52.050(3), 42.56.100.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The law governing disclosure of public records was reorganized and amended, effective July 1, 2006. These rules will provide up-to-date citations to the Public Records Act and will replace the military department's 1973 public records rules (chapter 323-10 WAC).
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The attorney general adopted advisory model rules on public records compliance to provide information to records requestors and state and local agencies about "best practices" for complying with the Public Records Act (chapter 44-14 WAC). The military department's rules will align with and reference the attorney general's rules.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. The military department encourages your active participation in the rule-making process. Contact Jill Bushnell, Rules Coordinator, Military Department, Building 1, Camp Murray, WA 98430-0001, voice (253) 512-8110, fax (253) 512-8497, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 27, 2006