WSR 99-07-105

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

(Division of Assistance Programs)

[ Filed March 23, 1999, 1:40 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Correct inadvertent errors and omissions in chapter 388-400 WAC and related rules. Amend chapter 388-400 WAC to reflect changes in program policy. This may require addition of new rules and a new chapter.

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: Changes in rules are necessary to be in compliance with Executive Order 97-02. Errors and omissions exist in the current WAC and must be resolved to allow for correct administration of programs. Changes need to be made in the WAC in order to reflect changes in the program policy.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services.

Process for Developing New Rule: The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) welcomes the public to take part in developing rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. After the rule is drafted, DSHS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the draft will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting John Camp, Program Manager, Division of Assistance Programs, Lacey Government Center, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-4570, phone (360) 413-3232, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail CAMPJX@DSHS.WA.GOV.

March 15, 1999

Edith M. Rice

for Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office