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PDFWAC 256-20-030

Availability of public records.

(1) Hours for inspection of records. Public records are available for inspection and copying during normal business hours of the eastern Washington state historical society, Tuesdays through Fridays during normal business hours, excluding legal holidays. The eastern Washington state historical society and requestor can also make mutually agreeable arrangements for the times of inspection and copying. Records must be inspected at the offices of the eastern Washington state historical society.
(2) Records index. An index of public records, which includes eastern Washington state historical society's policies, is available for use by members of the public. The index may be accessed online at http://www.northwestmuseum.org/.
(3) Organization of records. The eastern Washington state historical society will maintain its records in a reasonably organized manner. The eastern Washington state historical society will take reasonable actions to protect records from damage and disorganization. A requestor shall not take eastern Washington state historical society records from eastern Washington state historical society offices without the permission of the public records officer or designee. A variety of records are available on the eastern Washington state historical society web site at http://www.northwestmuseum.org/.
Requestors are encouraged to view the documents available on the web site prior to submitting a records request.
(4) Making a request for public records.
(a) Any person wishing to inspect or copy public records of the eastern Washington state historical society should make the request in writing on the eastern Washington state historical society's public records request form and address it to the public records officer and include the following information:
(i) The requestor's name, mailing address, telephone number, and any email address;
(ii) Identification of the public records adequate for the public records officer or designee to locate the records; and
(iii) The date of the request.
(b) The requestor should indicate whether he/she wishes to inspect the records, obtain copies of the records, or both. If the request is for copies, the requestor will make arrangements to pay for copies of the records. Pursuant to WAC 256-10-070, standard photocopies will be provided at fifteen cents per page.
(c) The requestor should indicate whether the request is for printed or digital copies of the public records.
(d) If the request is for a list of individuals, the requestor will provide confirmation as to whether the list will be used for any commercial purposes or confirmation that the requestor is authorized or directed by law to obtain the list of individuals for commercial purposes, with a specific reference to that law.
(e) A form is available for use by requestors at the office of the public records officer and online at http://www.northwestmuseum.org/.
(f) The public records officer or designee may accept requests for public records by telephone or in person. If the public records officer or designee accepts such a request, he or she will confirm receipt of the information and the substance of the request in writing.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 27.34 RCW, RCW 42.56.040, 27.34.070, and 43.21C.120. WSR 17-07-057, ยง 256-20-030, filed 3/11/17, effective 4/11/17.]
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