WSR 99-08-121



(Economic Services Administration)

(WorkFirst Division)

[ Filed April 7, 1999, 10:09 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 98-20-096.

Title of Rule: Amends WAC 388-290-010; repeals existing chapter 388-290 WAC; and proposes new rules WAC 388-290-015, 388-290-075, 388-290-125, 388-290-150, 388-290-200, 388-290-250, 388-290-260, 388-290-300, 388-290-350, 388-290-400, 388-290-450, 388-290-475, 388-290-500, 388-290-525, 388-290-550, 388-290-600, 388-290-650, 388-290-700, 388-290-750, 388-290-800, 388-290-850, 388-290-900, 388-290-1000, 388-290-1050, 388-290-1100, 388-290-1150, 388-290-1200, 388-290-1250, 388-290-1300, 388-290-1350, 388-290-1375, and 388-290-1400.

Purpose: To clarify the rules for the working connections child care (WCCC) program, with the goal of making them easier for clients to understand, and for field staff to apply consistently.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.13.0903, and Public Law 104-193, Sections 407 and 605.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.04.050, 74.13.0903, and Public Law 104-193, Sections 407 and 605.

Summary: This new version of chapter 388-290 WAC is necessary to clarify and improve the WCCC program rules in accordance with Executive Order 97-02.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Roger Long, P.O. Box 45480, Olympia, WA 98504-5480, (360) 413-3259.

Name of Proponent: Department of Social and Health Services, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: This WAC chapter will clarify and streamline eligibility rules for the WCCC program to be more consistent with: (1) The recommendations of the child care quality improvement team; (2) best practices in the field; and (3) the principles of clear rules laid out in Executive Order 97-02.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Amends WAC 388-290-010; and repealed existing chapter 388-290 WAC. See also Explanation of Rule, Purpose and Summary above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules do not impact small business.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. These changes are editorial in nature and do not meet the definition of a significant legislative rule.

Hearing Location: Lacey Government Center (behind Tokyo O'Bento Restaurant), 1009 College Street S.E., Room 104-B, Lacey WA 98503, on May 25, 1999, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Paige Wall by May 14, 1999, phone (360) 902-7540, TTY (360) 902-8324, e-mail

Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, Paige Wall, Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, fax (360) 902-8292, by May 25, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 26, 1999.

April 6, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policy Assistance Unit

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 99-09 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office