PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-492-0070 How are my WASHCAP food benefits calculated?
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.500, 74.04.510, 74.08A.020, 74.08.090, Title 7 C.F.R.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department plans to amend WAC 388-492-0070 to reflect changes in the WASHCAP benefit calculation, pending approval from Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture. The potential changes will amend the utility standard included in the WASHCAP standards, and adjust the threshold by which an individual receives either the high or the low WASHCAP shelter standard. Changes will be consistent with the WASHCAP demonstration project state plan.
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 developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone 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 Rebecca Henrie, Project Coordinator, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4615, fax (360) 493-3493, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 2, 2007
Stephanie E. Schiller