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PDFWAC 226-02-070

Protection of public records.

In order to implement the provisions of RCW 42.17.290, requiring agencies to enact reasonable rules to protect public records from damage or disorganization, the following rules have been adopted.
(1) Copying of public documents shall be done by board personnel and under the supervision of said personnel, upon the request of members of the public under the procedures specified in WAC 226-02-040.
(2) No document shall be physically removed by a member of the public from the area designated by the board for the public inspection of documents for any reason whatever.
(3) When a member of the public requests to examine an entire file or group of documents, as distinguished from a request to examine certain individual documents which can be identified and supplied by themselves, the board shall be allowed a reasonable time to inspect the file to determine whether information protected from disclosure by RCW 42.17.310 is contained therein, and the board shall not be deemed in violation of its obligation to reply promptly to requests for public documents by reason of causing such an inspection to be performed.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 47.06A RCW. WSR 99-18-048, ยง 226-02-070, filed 8/27/99, effective 9/27/99.]
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