WSR 11-14-037

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

EARLY LEARNING

[ Filed June 28, 2011, 9:08 a.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 11-09-081.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-24-051.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Proposing new chapter 170-296A WAC, Licensed family home child care standards, and repealing all sections of current chapter 170-296 WAC.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Early Learning (DEL), Seattle Office, Downstairs Conference Room, 3600 South Graham Street, Seattle, WA 98118, on Saturday, July 9, 2011, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The public may join the hearing at anytime during the posted times. This hearing supplements public hearings held on June 15, 18, and 25.

Everyone who comments on the proposed rules orally or in writing at the public hearing will receive the department's combined written response, called a concise explanatory statement. This statement is also available to anyone who requests it, by contacting the DEL rules coordinator, or by e-mailing Rules@del.wa.gov.

Date of Intended Adoption: After July 15, 2011.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact DEL rules coordinator by 5:00 p.m, July 5, 2011, (360) 725-4397.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department has scheduled one additional public hearing on July 9, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to take public input on the proposed new family home child care rules. Due to technical difficulties, DEL was unable to obtain an electronic recording of the public hearing held on June 11, 2011. DEL invites all persons who gave oral or written comments at the June 11 hearing to give their input again for the record. This hearing is open to the public.

The written comment period closed on June 26, 2011. However, the department will accept written comments that are submitted in person at the July 9, 2011 public hearing.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See the proposed rules filed as WSR 11-09-081 on April 20, 2011. No change is being made to the proposed rule for the purposes of this additional hearing.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and 43.43.832(6); chapter 43.215 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 43.215 RCW, RCW 43.215.350 and 34.05.330.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: DEL, governmental.

June 28, 2011

Andy Fernando

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office