WSR 07-22-065

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

EARLY LEARNING

[ Filed November 2, 2007, 8:41 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Working connections child care.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.215.425, 72.12.340.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 388-290 WAC governs working connections child care. This WAC is currently under DSHS's authority. The department of early learning (DEL) is the designated rule maker for early childhood education and assistance programs under RCW 43.215.425 and 45 C.F.R., Part 98 (Federal rules for the child care and development fund). Therefore, chapter 388-290 WAC must be transferred to DEL. Also, DEL will make technical corrections to this WAC.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: DSHS must repeal chapter 388-290 WAC.

Process for Developing New Rule: All interested parties are invited to review and provide input on proposed draft language. Obtain draft material by contacting the identified representative.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jacob White, WCCC Policy Advisor, Department of Early Learning, 649 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, (360) 725-4387, jacob.white@del.wa.gov.

October 30, 2007

Lynne Shanafelt

Assistant Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office