SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
Purpose: The department is proposing the amendment of chapter 388-310 WAC, WorkFirst, to comply with the federal law changes under Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), Public Law 109-171.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-310-0400, 388-310-0500, 388-310-0600, 388-310-0900, 388-310-1000, 388-310-1050, 388-310-1100, 388-310-1400, 388-310-1500, and 388-310-1700.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, and 74.08.090.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.
Reasons for this Finding: The extension of the emergency filing of these amendments will allow the department to continue to comply with the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), Public Law 109-171 while completing the regular filing of the CR-102 under WSR 07-24-034 (November 30, 2007). The department is also adding to this emergency rule filing WAC 388-310-0400 in order to update a cross reference in the WAC. This rule filing extends the emergency rule filed as WSR 07-20-070.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 10, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 10, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: January 14, 2008.
Stephanie E. Schiller
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 08-05 issue of the Register.