PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The division of employment and assistance programs will amend chapter 388-406 WAC, Applications.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.500, 74.04.510, 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revisions to the chapter are needed to clarify delayed application processing and actions on applications that are thirty days old for the Basic Food program consistent with provisions under Title 7 C.F.R. 273.2. Other amendments for the purposes of clarifying the rule text may be incorporated with this revision.
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, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4615, fax (360) 493-3493, e-mail email@example.com.
June 27, 2006
Andy Fernando, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit