WSR 05-08-087

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed April 1, 2005, 3:36 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Division of Child Support (DCS) is amending WAC 388-14A-2160 to bring it into conformance with current federal law. DCS seeks to update and clarify its procedures re reporting to consumer reporting agencies. This will entail amendment to this section, to other sections as required, and may require the adoption of new sections in chapter 388-14A WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 26.23.120, 74.08.090, 74.20A.310.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DCS seeks to clarify its procedures regarding consumer reporting agencies and to bring its regulations in line with federal law.

Process for Developing New Rule: DCS engages in modified collaborative rule making. Those persons wishing to participate in developing the new rules are encouraged to contact Nancy Koptur at the DSHS Division of Child Support (DCS) headquarters as soon as possible. DCS will post information regarding this rule development project and others on its website, which can be found at www.wa.gov/dshs/dcs, or on the DSHS Economic Services Administration's policy review website, which can be found at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/esa/extpolicy/. DSHS/DCS encourages the public to take part in developing the rules. After the rules are drafted, DSHS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule-making, and will send a copy to everyone currently on the mailing list and to anyone else 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 Nancy Koptur, DCS Rules Coordinator, Division of Child Support, P.O. Box 9162, Mailstop 45860, Olympia, WA 98507-9162, phone (360) 664-5065, e-mail nkoptur@dshs.wa.gov, toll-free 1-800-457-6202, fax (360) 664-5055, TTY/TDD (360) 664-5011.

March 31, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office