WSR 01-03-024

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

(Division of Assistance Programs)

[ Filed January 5, 2001, 3:23 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Correct inadvertent omissions in rules chapter 388-488 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.04.510.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The changes are needed to reflect current program policy and correct inadvertent errors that were created when the eligibility A-Z manual was written.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services. The department will be using the Code of Federal Regulations, policy memos, and administrative notices from USDA, Food and Nutrition Services to ensure the rules meet federal requirements.

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. After the rules are drafted, DSHS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the draft 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 Lisa Yanagida, Program Manager, Division of Assistance Programs, Lacey Government Center, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-4570, phone (360) 413-3104, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail YANAGLN@DSHS.WA.GOV.

January 3, 2001

Bonita H. Jacques, Chief

Office of Legal Affairs

Washington State Code Reviser's Office