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A. If the government entity denies the request in whole or in part, it shall provide a notice of denial to the requester either in person or by sending the notice via first-class U.S. mail to the requester’s address.

B. The notice of denial shall contain the following information:

1. A description of the record or portions of the record to which access was denied; provided, that the description does not disclose protected information;

2. Citations to the provisions of this section, court rule or order, Osage Nation or federal statute or regulation that exempt the record or portions of the record from disclosure; provided, that the citations do not disclose protected information;

a. Any member of the public receiving a notice of denial of a record request may challenge the denial by making a claim for record access in the Trial Court of the Osage Nation.

3. A statement that the requester has the right to file a petition in the Osage Nation Trial Court for an order releasing the record within one hundred eighty (180) days from the date of the request denial.

C. Unless otherwise required by a court of competent jurisdiction, a government entity may not destroy or give up custody of any record to which access was denied until the period for an appeal has expired. ONCA 10-05, eff. Dec. 26, 2009.