University Policy and Rules Office

Governing Access to Public Records, Chapter 478-276

University Personnel Responsible for the Proposed Rule:


Eliza A. Saunders, Director for Public Records and Open Public Meetings
Brian McCartan, Vice President for UW Finance

4311 11th Ave NE Suite 360
Box 354997, Seattle, WA 98105

Subject of Proposed Rule:

Chapter 478-276 WAC, Governing Access to Public Records.

Washington State Register Citations:

Filing WSR #
CR-101: WSR 22-16-016

Written Submissions Regarding the Proposed Rule:

Person Accepting Submissions:
Barbara Lechtanski
Director, University Policy & Rules Office and UW Rules Coordinator
University of Washington
Box 351210
Seattle, WA 98195-1210

Submissions Accepted Until:

Timetable for Proposed Rule:

Action Date
CR-101, Preproposal Statement of Inquiry Filed July 22, 2022
Published August 17, 2022
CR-102 Filed, Proposed Rule Making
Public Rule-Making Hearing Information: For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s ongoing restrictions, public rule-making hearings will be conducted via video and phone conference through zoom.
Commenters who are not able to attend may submit comments via email at the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your preferred method of contact and your contact information
  • Or if not attending the hearing, email your comment to to be read at the hearing and included in the record
Zoom information for April 27, 2021 Public Hearing Meeting Topics: 
Regents Meeting for Rules Action
CR–103 Filed
Effective Date