.07 Response to Request.

A. Within 10 working days of the receipt of the written request, the Office custodian shall respond to the written request for a record. This time period period may be extended for a period not to exceed an additional 20 working days if the custodian notifies the applicant in writing that the additional time is needed to respond to the request.

B. If the custodian denies the person access to a requested record or any portion of it, the custodian shall provide the applicant, within 10 working days of the denial, with a written statement of the grounds for the denial, which shall cite the statute or regulation under which access is denied, and remedies available for review of the denial under the Act or this chapter.

C. Any reasonably severable portion of a record shall be provided to the applicant after deletion of those portions which may be withheld from disclosure.