WSR 02-01-008

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed December 7, 2001, 7:58 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-310 WAC, WorkFirst, and any or all related WACs.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08A.340, 74.08.090, and 74.04.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: We will be proposing changes to the participation requirements for WorkFirst participants.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. After the rule is drafted, DSHS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making and send a copy to everyone currently on the mailing list and to anyone else who requests a copy. DSHS will consider all comments. The Economic Services Administration's Regulatory Improvement Team (RIT) will also review these rules before adoption.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Brent Low, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 413-3015, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail lowbd@dshs.wa.gov.

December 4, 2001

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office