WSR 02-11-065

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed May 10, 2002, 4:45 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-450 WAC, Income.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This revision is necessary to incorporate federal requirements on income budgeting into rule.

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. At a later date, DSHS will file proposed rules with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, accept written comments and conduct a public hearing. A copy of the proposed rules will be sent to everyone currently on the mailing list and anyone else 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 Steve Pargman at (360) 413-3073, by e-mail at pargmse@dshs.wa.gov, or by mail at DSHS-ESA, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-4570.

May 8, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office