WSR 07-08-025

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed March 27, 2007, 12:12 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-825-534 What are the annual federal poverty levels?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.040, section 205 (1)(e), chapter 518, Laws of 2005.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this amendment is to increase the federal poverty level effective April 1, 2007, to conform to the federal poverty level issued by the federal Office of Management and Budget.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department welcomes the public to participate in the development of these rules. At a later date, the department will publish proposed rules for public comment, and a public hearing will be held before the rules are adopted as permanent.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Steve Brink, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3416, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail brinksc@dshs.wa.gov.

March 27, 2007

Jim Schnellman, Chief

Office of Administrative Resources

Washington State Code Reviser's Office