(A) If the Coun­ty denies the request, the Coun­ty shall noti­fy the per­son mak­ing the request in writ­ing of:

  1. the deci­sion to deny the request;
  2. the rea­sons for the denial, includ­ing a detailed fac­tu­al basis for the appli­ca­tion of any exemp­tion claim;
  3. the names and titles or posi­tions of each per­son respon­si­ble for the denial;
  4. the right to review by the Pub­lic Access Coun­selor and the address and phone num­ber for the Pub­lic Access Coun­selor; and
  5. he right to judi­cial review.

If an exemp­tion is claimed, then the denial must include the spe­cif­ic rea­sons for the denial, includ­ing a detailed fac­tu­al basis and a cita­tion to sup­port a legal authority.

(B) If the Coun­ty asserts an exemp­tion under Sub­sec­tion (1)(c) or (1)(f) of Sec­tion 7 of the Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Act, it shall, with­in the time peri­ods pro­vid­ed for Respon­dent to request, pro­vide writ­ten notice to the per­son mak­ing the request and the Pub­lic Access Coun­selor of its intent to deny the request in whole or in part.  The notice shall include:

  1. a copy of the request for access to records;
  2. the pro­posed response from the County;
  3. a detailed sum­ma­ry of the County’s basis for assert­ing its exemption.

If the Pub­lic Access Coun­selor deter­mines that fur­ther inquiry is war­rant­ed, the pro­ce­dures set forth in the Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion Act, as amend­ed from time to time, regard­ing the review of denials shall be applic­a­ble.  Times for response com­pli­ance by the Coun­ty to the request shall be tolled until the Pub­lic Access Coun­selor con­cludes his or her inquiry.