Rule Rule 125-020-0010

The following definitions shall apply to all Oregon Administrative Rules contained in OAR chapter 125, division 20, unless the context requires otherwise:


“Custodian” refers to a public body mandated, directly or indirectly, to create, maintain, care for or control a public record. “Custodian” does not include a public body that has custody of a public record as an agent of another public body that is the custodian, unless the public record is not otherwise available.


“Department” refers to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services.


“Designee” refers to any officer or employee of the Department, appointed by the Director to respond to requests for public records of the Department of Administrative Services.


“Director” refers to the Director of the Department of Administrative Services.


“Division” refers to an organizational component or operating unit of the Department of Administrative Services.


“Duplication or Duplicating” refers to the process of reproducing a public record or writing in any format.


“Person” includes any natural person, corporation, partnership, firm or association.


“Photocopy(ing)” includes a photograph, microphotograph and any other reproduction on paper or film in any scale, or the process of reproducing, in the form of a photocopy, a public record or writing.


“Public body” includes every state officer, agency, department, division, bureau, board and commission; every county and city governing body, school district, municipal corporation, and any board, department, commission, council, or agency thereof; and any other public agency of this state.


“Public record or writing” includes a document, book, paper, photograph, file, sound recording, machine readable electronic record or other material regardless of physical form or characteristics, made, received, filed or recorded in pursuance of law or in connection with the transaction of public business, whether or not confidential or restricted in use.


“Requestor” refers to the person requesting inspection, copies, or other reproduction of a public record of the Department.
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Sep. 20, 2020