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PDFWAC 332-10-020


The following definitions shall apply in this chapter:
(1) "Public record" includes any writing containing information relating to the conduct of governmental or the performance of any governmental or proprietary function prepared, owned, used or retained by the department regardless of physical form or characteristics. See RCW 42.56.010(3).
(2) "Writing" means handwriting, typewriting, printing, photostating, photographing, and every other means of recording any form of communication or representation, including letters, words, pictures, sounds, or symbols, or combination thereof, and all papers, maps, magnetic or paper tapes, photographic films and prints, magnetic or punched cards, discs, drums and other documents. See RCW 42.56.010(4).
(3) "Board" means the board of natural resources, a policy setting board whose six members serve in an ex officio capacity. The duties of the board are described in RCW 43.30.215.
(4) "Department" means the department of natural resources which is:
(a) A regulatory agency with regard to geology activities on state and privately owned land, and outdoor burning on state and privately owned forest land;
(b) A proprietary land management agency for state-owned land under the jurisdiction of the department;
(c) A service and information repository agency regarding surveys and maps of the state, farm forestry advice and general geology information;
(d) An agency that administers and enforces state forest protection laws and the forest practices regulations of the forest practices board and the department of ecology on state and privately owned forest land.
(5) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of public lands who is an elected official and serves as the administrator of the department. The commissioner, in accordance with RCW 43.30.430, has delegated to the supervisor of the department the direct supervision of the department activities.
(6) "Supervisor" means the supervisor of natural resources. RCW 43.30.020(6).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.56.040, 42.56.070, 42.56.100, 42.56.120, 42.56.520, and 2017 c 304. WSR 18-03-001, § 332-10-020, filed 1/3/18, effective 2/3/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.30.020, 43.30.170, 42.17.250, 34.05.220. WSR 01-07-049 (Order 705), § 332-10-020, filed 3/16/01, effective 4/16/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.220, 34.05.230 and 42.17.250. WSR 91-14-014 (Order 574), § 332-10-020, filed 6/24/91, effective 7/25/91; Order 262, § 332-10-020, filed 6/16/76.]
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