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RULE §111.30Public Information Request Procedures

(a) Definitions.

  (1) Public Information--Information that is collected, assembled, or maintained by the State Preservation Board as a result of its operations as defined by the Texas Government Code, Chapter 443.

  (2) Public Information Officer--The person with the responsibility for coordinating the dissemination of information to the public.

  (3) Requester--Person who submits a request to inspect or to receive copies of public information.

(b) Public Information Rules.

  (1) The State Preservation Board will grant access to its public information in a reasonable, expedient manner. The State Preservation Board will follow the rules and procedures as set forth in the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552).

  (2) The State Preservation Board hereby designates the Executive Director as its Public Information Officer. The Public Information Officer is responsible for the dissemination of public information in an acceptable and expedient manner and may charge the requester for fees necessary to recover the cost of assembling and reproducing public information.

  (3) Fees and charges will be made in accordance with the Public Information Act and in accordance with the rules adopted by the General Services Commission as recorded in Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 111, regarding the actual cost of reproduction and the suggested charges for providing public information.

  (4) In accordance with the terms of the Public Information Act, the State Preservation Board does not charge a fee for inspection of public information at designated locations when the State Preservation Board is not required to reproduce or manipulate public information.

  (5) In the event that information requested may be considered confidential or is not considered public information, the Public Information Officer will develop a request of the Attorney General for an opinion regarding the status of information in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Public Information Act.

(c) Procedures. The State Preservation Board will make available to the public information about filing an open records request, fees and charges, and response deadlines.

Source Note: The provisions of this §111.30 adopted to be effective April 4, 1996, 21 TexReg 2644.

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