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Rulemaking

Chapter 173-03 WAC
Public Records

Overview

Introduction

The Department of Ecology is beginning a rulemaking to amend Chapter 173-03 WAC Public Records. The purpose of this chapter is to implement the requirements of the Public Records Act including the process the agency uses for disclosing records. This update will modernize the rule to reflect current law, technology, and processes.

Why it matters

The rule has not been updated since 1998 and needs to reflect current law, technology, and processes. The rule also contains outdated information about Ecology programs and staff, which will be made current.

Scope of rule development

Ecology is proposing to amend Chapter 173-03 WAC. This update will modernize the rule to reflect current law, technology, and processes.

Process of development

Please refer to the Timeline and Public Involvement information to stay informed about the rulemaking.

ADDITIONAL RULE INFORMATION

CONTACT

Linda Anderson
360-407-6040
linda.anderson@ecy.wa.gov