WSR 00-21-106

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed October 18, 2000, 10:35 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-412-0025 Issuing food assistance benefits, 388-412-0040 Replacing lost, stolen or destroyed food assistance allotments, 388-412-0045 General information about cash and food assistance issued by electronic benefit transfer and any related WACs.

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 include additional information about electronic benefit transfer and clarify policy.

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.

October 18, 2000

Edith M. Rice, Chief

Office of Legal Affairs

Washington State Code Reviser's Office