WSR 13-16-070
[Filed August 5, 2013, 1:43 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 170-297 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 43.215 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rule making in chapter 170-297 WAC is necessary in order to ensure consistency between the chapter and chapter 246-110 WAC as recently amended by the department of health (DOH). Further rule making may be necessary in order to clarify and/or update one or more sections within chapter 170-297 WAC. The department may file more than one proposed rule (CR-102) under this notice, and may, if appropriate, adopt emergency rules on a temporary basis.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: As appropriate, the department of early learning (DEL) plans to coordinate rule making with or seek input on the draft rules with DOH.
Process for Developing New Rule: To the extent practicable, DEL intends to seek public input during the rule drafting and development process. At a later date, DEL will file proposed rules (more than one proposed rule-making notice may be filed), hold a public hearing or hearings, and accept written comments before adopting permanent rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Individuals and organizations wishing to receive draft and proposed materials may join a DEL rules mailing list by contacting the DEL rules coordinator at, by fax (360) 586-0533, or by writing to the DEL Rules Coordinator, Department of Early Learning, P.O. Box 40972, Olympia, WA 98504-0972.
August 5, 2013
Matt Judge
Rules Coordinator