WSR 06-13-010

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed June 9, 2006, 9:44 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-448-0100 Progressive evaluation process (PEP) step VI - How we evaluate capacity to perform relevant past work.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule change would replace the reference to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles with O*Net; according to the Department of Labor, the Dictionary of Occupational Titles has not been updated since 1991, will not be updated in the future, and has been replaced by O*Net.

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

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. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal 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 Logan MacGregor, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4605, fax (360) 493-3493, e-mail macgrld@dshs.wa.gov.

June 8, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office