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PDFWAC 250-82-062

Charges for public records.

Calculation of actual costs of producing copies of public records declared to be unduly burdensome - Adoption of statutory fee schedule.
(1) Pursuant to RCW 42.56.120(2), as amended by section 3, chapter 304, Laws of 2017, the Washington student achievement council declares for the following reasons that it would be unduly burdensome for it to calculate the actual costs it charges for providing copies of public records: Funds were not allocated for performing a study to calculate such actual costs; it would consume scarce agency resources to conduct a study of actual costs; it is difficult to accurately calculate all costs directly incident to copying records, including equipment and paper costs, data storage costs, electronic production costs, and staff time for copying and sending requested records; agency resources are insufficient to perform a study and the accurate calculation of all costs as described in this subsection; and a study would interfere with and disrupt other essential agency functions.  
(2) The Washington student achievement council may charge fees for production of copies of public records consistent with the fee schedule established in RCW 42.56.120, as amended by section 3, chapter 304, Laws of 2017.
(3) The agency may also use any other method authorized by the Public Records Act for imposing charges for public records including, but not limited to, charging a flat fee, charging a customized service charge, or charging based on a contract, memorandum of understanding, or other agreement with a requestor.
(4) The agency may waive charges assessed for records when the public records officer determines collecting a fee is not cost effective.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.56.100. WSR 17-22-106, § 250-82-062, filed 10/31/17, effective 12/1/17.]
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