PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department's Division of Employment and Assistance Programs plans to amend WAC 388-436-0002 If my family has an emergency, can I get help from DSHS to get or keep our housing or utilities? The amendments will change the payment limit and number of allowable issuances under the additional requirements for emergent needs (AREN) program.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The revisions are needed to ensure that the department serves as many needy families as possible without overspending AREN allotments.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in the development of rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file this proposed rule with the Office of the Code Reviser for public comment. A copy of the proposed rule will be sent to all persons who are on the mailing list or 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 Amber Gillum, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, Lacey Government Center, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-4570, phone (360) 413-3089, fax (360) 413-3483, e-mail email@example.com.
May 20, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit