WSR 07-05-048

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

EARLY LEARNING

[ Filed February 16, 2007, 10:35 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Update the internal reference in chapter 170-292 WAC to be consistent with the new department number. Clarify several existing rules under chapter 170-292 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.215.060.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: DEL began a new numbering system on [in] July 2006. This resulted in internal WAC references needing to be updated. Several WACs are confusing which means they have been applied inconsistently to the client program. The clarification is needed for consistent application of the rules.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties are invited to review and provide input on the draft language. Obtain draft material by contacting the individual below. This rule will also be posted on the policy proposal comment internet site at http://www.del.wa.gov/policy/rules.shtml.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. All interested parties are invited to review and provide input on proposed draft language. Obtain draft material by contacting the identified representative by e-mail at jenny.baxter@del.wa.gov or Jenny Baxter, Department of Early Learning, P.O. Box 40970, Olympia, WA 98504-0970, fax (360) 413-3482.

February 9, 2007

Jone M. Bosworth

Agency Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office