WSR 98-15-048

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SERVICES FOR THE BLIND

[Filed July 9, 1998, 10:53 a.m.]



Subject of Possible Rule Making: Modifying current vocational rehabilitation WACs.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 74.18 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revisions to existing vocational rehabilitation WACs to make them consistent with recently adopted federal regulations.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Copies of the changes will be mailed and comments encouraged: Diana Koreski, United States Department of Education, 915 2nd Avenue, Room 2848, MC: 10-90-50 S.E., Seattle, WA 98170-1099; Jerry Johnson, Client Assistant Program, 2531 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144; Jeanne Munro, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, 4408 7th Avenue S.E., P.O. Box 45340, Olympia, WA 98504-5340.

DSB Advisory Council met and approved these changes on June 13, 1998.

Formal hearing to be announced to the Friends of the Department mailing list.

Community meetings held May-June 1998 in Seattle, Olympia, Tacoma, Spokane, Kennewick, and Longview.

July 8, 1998

Bonnie Jindra

Assistant Director

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office