WSR 98-21-073




(Economic Services Administration)

[Filed October 21, 1998, 10:19 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-444-0005 the FS E&T general requirements, 388-444-0020 Clients who must register for work but are not required to participate in FS E&T, 388-444-0035 Clients who are exempt from ABAWD provisions, 388-444-0040 Workfare, and 388-444-0045 Regaining eligibility for food assistance, and any related sections.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.510.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: When the manual rewrite took place, there were areas that needed clarification or corrections.

WAC 388-444-0005 General requirements, need the numbers to begin with (1) instead of (4).

WAC 388-444-0020 Clients register for work but not required to participate, needs to show that 4-6 are for non-ABAWD clients only.

WAC 388-444-0035 Clients exempt from ABAWD provisions, adds the 15% exemption criteria. The WAC requires that the number of 15% exemptions be tracked monthly.

WAC 388-444-0040 Workfare, has been changed to work programs and list the work programs with their criteria.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Send out on job ticket for review. The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of the WAC. Draft material and information about how to participate are available by contacting the department.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Mary Monahan, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 413-3250, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail monahmf.

October 20, 1998

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit