(1) If the commission does not disclose a public record that you have requested and you disagree with the denial, you may ask the public records officer, in writing, for a review of the denial. Your written request for review must describe or enclose the public records officer's written statement that explains the reasons for the denial, as provided in WAC 480-04-095
(2) You may hand deliver, or have a courier deliver, your written request for review in person at the commission's administrative office or you may send it by mail or electronic mail.
(3) The public records officer will promptly review your written request. The public records officer may personally reconsider the denial decision, or may refer the request to the commission for review.
(4) The public records officer's initial denial becomes final unless the commission modifies the decision within two days after the commission receives your request for review. The commission, however, still may modify a denial decision at a later time. Once the public records officer's initial denial decision becomes final or is modified by the commission, you may seek judicial review under RCW 42.17.340
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040 and 80.04.160. 03-24-028 (General Order R-510, Docket No. A-010648), § 480-04-120, filed 11/24/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.160 and 81.04.160. 98-02-011 (Order R-446, Docket No. A-970591), § 480-04-120, filed 12/29/97, effective 1/29/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040. 92-07-006 (Order R-368, Docket No. A-910530), § 480-04-120, filed 3/5/92, effective 4/5/92; Order R-43, § 480-04-120, filed 4/5/73.]