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Title 478 WAC - University of Washington


Chapter 478-276 WAC: Governing Access to Public Records

WAC 478-276-090: Notice of availability.


(1) Notice of availability generally. Once records responsive to a request (or any installment thereof) have been located, assembled, reviewed, and prepared for release, and any affected third persons or agencies notified, the public records office shall promptly notify the requestor that those records are available for inspection or copying.

(2) Statement of copying, mailing, or other costs. The notice of availability will state any costs for obtaining a copy of the records, the costs for having a copy mailed to the requestor, and any other allowable costs under WAC 478-276-100 or the Public Records Act.

(3) Response to notice of availability. Upon receipt of a notice of availability, the requestor may inspect the records by either:

  (a) Scheduling a viewing appointment with the public records office as provided under WAC 478-276-095;

  (b) Requesting that a copy of the requested records be held for pickup at the public records office subject to payment of any copying or other charges as set forth under WAC 478-276-100; or

  (c) Requesting that a copy of the requested records be sent to the requestor (subject to payment of any copying or other charges as set forth under WAC 478-276-100).

(4) Failure to respond to notice of availability. If, within ten business days of issuance of a notice of availability, the requestor fails to claim the records (or any installment thereof) by either scheduling a viewing appointment or requesting copies and making any required payment, the public records office may consider the request closed. In such case, the public records office may cease locating, assembling, reviewing, or otherwise processing any remaining records, and it may dispose of any records made available as provided under WAC 478-276-105.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and chapter 42.56 RCW. 13-05-073, § 478-276-090, filed 2/19/13, effective 3/22/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130(1). 81-20-049 (Order 81-2), § 478-276-090, filed 10/2/81; Order 73-5, § 478-276-090, filed 5/29/73.]