WSR 07-02-067

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Division of Vocational Rehabilitation)

[ Filed December 29, 2006, 8:50 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-19-077.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 388-890 WAC, Rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities (independent living program -- Title VII, Part B); and relevant sections of chapter 388-891 WAC, Vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities. See Reviser's Note below.

Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane. A map or directions are available at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/docket.html or by calling (360) 664-6097), on February 27, 2007, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than February 28, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail schilse@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5:00 p.m. on February 27, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Stephanie Schiller, DSHS Rules Consultant, by February 23, 2007, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6097 or by e-mail at schilse@dshs.wa.gov.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: See Reviser's Note below.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Reviser's Note below.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.29.020, 74.08.090.

Statute Being Implemented: August 1998 Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; 34 C.F.R. Part 361 and 34 C.F.R. Part 363; chapter 74.29 RCW.

Rule is necessary because of federal law, August 1998 Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; 34 C.F.R. Part 361 and 34 C.F.R. Part 363.

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Michael Cunningham, Program Administrator, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, P.O. Box 45340, Olympia, WA 98504-5340, e-mail cunnim@dshs.wa.gov, (360) 725-3621; Implementation and Enforcement: Lynnae Ruttledge, Director, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, P.O. Box 45340, Olympia, WA 98504-5340, (360) 725-3618.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. DSHS/division of vocational rehabilitation has analyzed the proposed rule changes and concludes that they will impose no new or disproportionate costs on small businesses. The preparation of a comprehensive small business economic impact statement is not required.

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Michael Cunningham, Program Administrator, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, P.O. Box 45340, Olympia, WA 98504-4350[5340], phone (360) 725-3621, fax (360) 407-3942, e-mail cunnim@dshs.wa.gov.

December 22, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 07-03 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office