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Title 478 WAC – University of Washington


Chapter 478–276 WAC: Governing Access to Public Records

WAC 478–276–105: Closing public records requests.


(1) Closing requests generally. Once the requestor has reviewed or been provided with copies of the records made available in response to his or her request, that request shall be deemed closed; provided, however, that with respect to any installment of records other than the final installment, and except as otherwise provided in these rules (including, without limitation subsection (2)(c) of this section), the foregoing shall apply only to that installment, not the entire request.

(2) Other closing events. A request may also be deemed closed:

  (a) If a requestor does not respond to a request for clarification or otherwise fails to clarify within ten business days;

  (b) If the requestor fails to make a required deposit or payment for requested copies as provided under WAC 478–276–100;

  (c) If the requestor fails to respond to a notice of availability as provided under WAC 478–276–090;

  (d) If all records identified in any notice of availability (including a notice with respect to an installment of records) have not been inspected, paid for, or picked up within fifteen business days of issuance of such notice of availability; or

  (e) As otherwise provided under these rules or by law.

(3) Disposition of records upon closing. Upon the closing of a request, originals of any records assembled in response to the request shall be refiled, and any copies of records may be destroyed.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and chapter 42.56 RCW. 13-05-073, § 478-276-105, filed 2/19/13, effective 3/22/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130, 42.17.260, 42.17.290, 42.17.300 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 97-14-004, § 478-276-105, filed 6/19/97, effective 7/20/97.]