.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) "Applicant" means an individual or governmental unit that requests the inspection and reproduction of a public record.

(2) "Custodian" means the official custodian who is an officer or employee of the Department, or of a political subdivision, who is responsible for keeping the public record, whether the officer or employee has physical custody and control of a public record.

(3) "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources.

(4) "Public record" means the original or a copy of any documentary material that is made by a unit or instrumental to the Department or received in connection with the transaction of public business, and is in any form, including:

(a) A card;

(b) A computerized record;

(c) Correspondence;

(d) A drawing;

(e) Film or microfilm;

(f) A form;

(g) A map;

(h) A photograph or photostat;

(i) A recording; or

(j) A tape.

(5) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Natural Resources.