Public records maintained by the Alfred E. Alquist Seismic
Safety Commission (CSSC) are
available for public inspection according to the following procedures:
- Records are available for inspection during regular business hours,
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Requests for inspection or copying of public records:
- Should be specific, focused and not interfere with the ordinary
business operations of the CSSC. Where a request is not specific
and focused, CSSC staff will assist the requester to identify
the requested information, describe the technology or physical
location of the record, and provide suggestions on how to overcome
practical barriers to disclosure. The operational functions of
the CSSC will not be suspended to permit inspection of records
during periods in which such records are reasonably required
by CSSC personnel in the performance of their duties. If the
request requires review of numerous records, a mutually agreeable
time should be established for the inspection of the records.
- Should sufficiently describe the records so that they can be
identified, located, and retrieved by CSSC personnel.
- Can be made orally or in writing, but the CSSC encourages written
requests unless the request seeks records that are maintained by
the CSSC for immediate public inspection. Please note,
closed investigative files are placed in storage and are not readily
available, thus requiring the request to be in writing.
- The CSSC may refuse to disclose any records which are exempt from
disclosure under the Public Records Act. (See e.g., Gov. Code § 6254
- Inspection of records will be allowed upon conditions determined
by the CSSC. Upon either the completion of the inspection or the oral
request of CSSC personnel, the person conducting the inspection shall
relinquish physical possession of the records. Persons inspecting CSSC
records shall not destroy, mutilate, deface, alter or remove any such
records from the CSSC. The CSSC reserves the right to have CSSC personnel
present during the inspection of records in order to prevent the loss
or destruction of records.
- Copies of records that are not exempt from disclosure are available
upon pre-payment of the copying costs (.10 cents per page).
- These guidelines shall be posted in a conspicuous public place in
the CSSC, and a free copy shall be provided upon request.
California Public Records
Act Govt. CODE Sec. 6250-6276.48