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PDFWAC 136-03-090

Review of denial of public records request.

(1) Any person who objects to the denial of a request for a public record may petition the public records officer 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) If the public records officer decides to affirm the denial, then the written request for review shall immediately be referred to the assistant attorney general assigned to the county road administration board. The assistant attorney general shall promptly 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 original denial.
(3) Administrative remedies shall not be considered exhausted until the public records officer 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: Chapter 36.79 RCW. WSR 99-01-021, ยง 136-03-090, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 42.17.250 through [42.17].340. WSR 92-13-037 (Order 87), ยง 136-03-090, filed 6/10/92, effective 7/11/92.]
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