PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments to WAC 388-290-400, 388-290-525, 388-290-850, 388-290-920, 388-290-950, and related sections in WAC 388-290, Working connections child care (WCCC), as well as possible new rules in WAC 388-290.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.13.0903, Public Law 104-193, Sections 407 and 605, and 45 C.F.R. Parts 98 and 99 (Child Care and Development Fund Rule).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To modify currently existing rules on WCCC overpayments, family composition, application effective dates and processing time, lump sum payments, and related topics.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Through regular meetings and review drafts, DSHS includes the following stakeholders in the rule-making process: Childcare advocates, CSO staff, and other state providers.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Roger Long, Program Manager, Department of Social and Health Services, WorkFirst Division, P.O. Box 45480, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 413-3259, fax (360) 413-3482, TTY (360) 413-3001, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 10, 1999
Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit