(1) The public records officer will determine whether a requested record is exempt from disclosure under chapter 42.56
(2) If a requested record is determined to be exempt in part, the public records officer will delete the exempt portions of the record before making it available for inspection or copying. The public records officer will fully justify any deletion in writing.
(3) Whenever the public records officer denies a public records request, a written statement specifying the reason for the denial shall be provided.
(4) The Public Disclosure Act requires agencies to respond promptly to requests for public records. Within five business days after receiving a public records request, the public records officer must respond by either:
(a) Providing the record;
(b) Acknowledging the request and stating a reasonable estimate of the time the board will need to respond; or
(c) Denying the request.
The board may require additional time to respond for reasons consistent with RCW 42.56.520
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.155.040(4). 07-05-029, § 399-20-090, filed 2/13/07, effective 3/16/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.155.040 (4) and (5). 98-24-010, § 399-20-090, filed 11/19/98, effective 12/20/98. Statutory Authority: 1985 c 446 § 10. 85-24-072 (Order 85-17), § 399-20-090, filed 12/4/85.]