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PDFWAC 491-20-070

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 tendering a written request for review. The written request shall specifically refer to the written statement by the public records officer or other staff member which constituted or accompanied the denial.
(2) Immediately after receiving a written request for review of a decision denying a public record, the public records officer or other staff member denying the request shall refer it to the board. The board shall call a special meeting of the board as soon as legally possible to review the denial. In any case, the request shall be returned with a final decision, within two business days following the original denial.
(3) Administrative remedies shall not be considered exhausted until the board has returned the petition with a decision or until the close of the second business day following denial of inspection, whichever occurs first.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.260(3). WSR 87-16-013 (Order 89-1, Resolution No. 89-1), § 491-20-070, filed 7/24/87; Order II, § 491-20-070, filed 7/5/77.]
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