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WAC 30-04-080

Review of denials of public records requests.

(1) Any person who objects to the denial of a request for a public record may petition for prompt review of such decision by rendering a written request for review to the public records officer. The written request shall specifically refer to the written statement by the public records officer or other staff which constituted or accompanied the denial.
(2) Immediately after receiving a written request or review of a decision denying a public record, the public records officer or other staff denying the request shall refer it to the executive director or designee. The executive director shall immediately consider the matter and either affirm or reverse such denial. In any case, the request shall be returned with a final decision, within two business days following the written request for review of the original denial.
(3) Administrative remedies shall not be considered exhausted until the executive director has returned the petition with a decision or until the close of the second business day following the request for review, whichever occurs first.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.46 RCW. WSR 10-23-102, § 30-04-080, filed 11/16/10, effective 12/17/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.46.040. WSR 86-08-072 (Order 1, Resolution No. 86-1), § 30-04-080, filed 4/1/86.]
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