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WAC 132W-277-100

Determination regarding exempt records.

(1) The district reserves the right to determine that a public record requested in accordance with the procedures outlined in WAC 132W-277-080 is exempt pursuant to the provisions set forth in RCW 42.56.210 or other statute. Such determination may be made in consultation with the public records officer, president of the college district, or an assistant attorney general assigned to the district.
(2) Pursuant to RCW 42.56.070, the district reserves the right to delete identifying details when it makes available or publishes any public record when there is reason to believe that disclosure of such details would be an unreasonable invasion of personal privacy or impair a vital governmental interest: Provided, however, In each case, the justification for the deletion shall be explained fully in writing.
(3) Response to requests for a public record must be made promptly. For the purposes of this section, a prompt response occurs if the college, within five business days, either:
(a) Provides the record;
(b) Acknowledges receipt of the request and provides a reasonable estimate of the time the college will require to respond to the request; or
(c) Denies the request.
(4) All denials of request for public records must be accompanied by a written statement, signed by the public records officer or designee, specifying the reason for the denial, a statement of the specific exemption authorizing the withholding of the record and a brief explanation of how the exemption applies to the public record withheld.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13). WSR 14-08-013, § 132W-277-100, filed 3/20/14, effective 4/20/14. Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.50 RCW. WSR 01-12-015, § 132W-277-100, filed 5/25/01, effective 6/25/01.]
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