WSR 07-14-099

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed June 30, 2007, 11:01 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-450-0162 The department uses countable income to determine if you are eligible and the amount of your cash and food assistance benefits.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.04.510.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These amendments are necessary to include references to WAC 388-478-0040 and 388-478-0045.

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 Logan MacGregor, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4605, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail MacgrLD@dshs.wa.gov.

June 30, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office