WSR 08-09-109

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration )

[ Filed April 21, 2008, 2:44 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The community services division is proposing to add sections to chapter 388-436 WAC, Emergency cash assistance.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.08A.340.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing to add sections to chapter 388-436 WAC in order to provide the rules for administering the disaster consolidated emergency assistance program (CEAP). Section 301(6), chapter 181, Laws of 2008 (SB 6950), authorized that during a state of emergency and pursuant to an order from the governor, CEAP benefits be extended to individuals and families without children.

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 Ian Horlor, Program Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4634, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail Horloit@DSHS.WA.GOV.

April 21, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office