WSR 00-08-052

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed March 31, 2000, 10:53 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-408-0035 Assistance units for food assistance.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The revision will simplify the language and make it easier to understand WAC 388-408-0035. It will also give additional information about who can be considered a live-in attendant.

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 rule. Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. After the rule is drafted, DSHS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making and send a copy to everyone currently on the mailing list and to anyone else who requests a copy. DSHS will consider all comments. The Economic Services Administrations regulatory improvement team (RIT) will also review these rules before adoption.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Wendy Forslin, Division of Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 413-3083, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail forslwc@dshs.wa.gov.

March 28, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer

Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office