WSR 13-21-128
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed October 22, 2013, 2:25 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The community services division is proposing to amend WAC 388-273-0020 Who may receive WTAP? and possible other related WACs.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090 and 2ESSHB [2E2SHB] 1971, Laws of 2013.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department may propose to modify rules to comply with requirements of 2ESSHB [2E2SHB] 1971. 2ESSHB [2E2SHB] 1971 requires enrollment in the Washington telephone assistance program not result in expenditures that exceed the total amount of funds made available by the legislature. If necessary, the department must close program enrollment to eliminate the danger of over-expenditure of appropriated funds.
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 Olga Walker, Program Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4641, fax (360) 725-4904, e-mail
October 14, 2013
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator