WSR 99-03-040

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Economic Services Administration)

[Filed January 14, 1999, 3:41 p.m.]



Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-470-0005 Resource eligibility and limits, 388-470-0010 Resource ownership, 388-470-0015 Resource availability, 388-470-0020 and 388-470-0025 Resource exclusions, 388-470-0050 Countable resources, 388-470-0070 Resource rules regarding vehicles, allocating income, 388-450-0106 and 388-450-0116, and 388-450-0050 Community jobs income, and any related rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Statutory authority for the Economic Services Administration (ESA) to adopt, amend, or repeal rules are found in RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department will make additional editorial changes necessary to help these rules meet the standards for regulatory improvement cited in Executive Order 97-02. Additional program changes will be made as needed to administer this program.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: All rules will be reviewed by ESA regulatory improvement team (RIT) to ensure they comply with Executive Order 97-02. The department invites the interested public to review and provide input on the draft language of this rule. After this review all rules will be developed and adopted by the Department of Social and Health Services policy and the Administrative Procedure Act.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Cindy Anderson, Program Manager, phone (360) 413-3095, fax (360) 413-3482, e-mail ANDERCL@dshs.wa.gov, WorkFirst Division, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45480, Olympia, WA 98504-5480.

January 14, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office