WSR 08-12-069

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed June 3, 2008, 2:26 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The community services division proposes to amend WAC 388-492-0090 How often do my Washington combined application program (WASHCAP) food benefits need to be reviewed?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rule needs to be amended to support having longer certification periods for WASHCAP recipients, eligible under chapter 388-492 WAC. The division has an approved waiver from the food and nutrition service (FNS) allowing the certification periods to be extended from twenty-four to thirty-six months for WASHCAP.

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 Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4615, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail henrira@dshs.wa.gov.

June 3, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office