WSR 10-16-146

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed August 4, 2010, 9:25 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department plans to propose amendments to WAC 388-436-0002 If my family has an emergency, can I get help from DSHS to get or keep our housing or utilities?, and possible other related rules.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department may propose amendments modify rules to tighten program requirements and reduce program costs due to a budget shortfall.

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 Olga Walker, Program Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4641, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail olga.walker@dshs.wa.gov.

August 4, 2010

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office