WSR 08-04-056

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF

EARLY LEARNING

[ Filed January 31, 2008, 4:39 p.m. ]


Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda under RCW 34.05.314

January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2008



The department of early learning (DEL) prepares a semi-annual rule-making agenda in January and July of each year to let the public know about DEL rules underway or planned during the report period. DEL rules are part of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), and permanent DEL rules can be found online at TITLE 170 WAC. This agenda includes links to rule-making notices that DEL has filed with the office of the code reviser for publication in the Washington state register.

Subject Matter WAC Chapter or Sections Description Emergency Rule

(CR-103)

Preproposal

Notice

(CR-101)

Proposed Rule (CR-102 or CR-105 Expedited) and Public Hearing Permanent Rule

(CR-103)

Child care centers 170-295 Correcting obsolete references to the department of social and health services, DSHS-related laws and rules, and other clarifying corrections.

Contact Andy Fernando,

(360) 725-4397.

None. Not required for corrections and clarifying changes, RCW 34.05.310(4). To be filed by February 2008; public hearing in March 2008. Adoption estimated in March 2008.
Family home child care 170-296 Revising the family home child care rule chapter using a negotiated rule-making team involving parents, child care providers, the Service Employees International Union and DEL.

Contact Andy Fernando,

(360) 725-4397.

None. Filed 12/01/06, as WSR

06-24-051.

Rules are being developed by the NRM team - proposal estimated in late 2008. To be determined.
Family home child care 170-296 Correcting obsolete references to the department of social and health services, DSHS-related laws and rules, and other clarifying corrections.

Contact Andy Fernando,

(360) 725-4397.

None. Not required for corrections and clarifying changes, RCW 34.05.310(4). To be filed by February 2008; public hearing in March 2008. Adoption estimated in March 2008.
Early childhood education and assistance program (ECEAP) 170-100 No current rule-making activity.
Head start coordination 170-12 No current rule-making activity.

School-age child care 170-151 Correcting obsolete references to the department of social and health services, DSHS-related laws and rules, and other clarifying corrections.

Contact Andy Fernando,

(360) 725-4397.

None. Not required for corrections and clarifying changes. RCW 34.05.310(4). To be filed by February 2008; public hearing in March 2008. Adoption estimated in March 2008.
Seasonal child care 170-292 Updating internal references in this chapter to be consistent with DEL rules. Clarifying other existing sections for consistent application of the rules.

Contact Jenny Lemstrom,

(360) 725-4673.

None. Filed 02/16/07 as WSR

07-05-048.

Proposal estimated by April 2008. Adoption estimated in June 2008.
Working connections child care Currently in DSHS chapter 388-290 WAC. Moving child care subsidy rules currently in DSHS TITLE 388 WAC to the DEL TITLE 170 WAC, and making clarifying changes.

Contact Jacob White,

(360) 725-4389.

None. Filed 11-02-07 as WSR

07-22-065.

Proposal estimated by April 2008. Adoption estimated by July 2008.
Background checks New 170-06 Adopting a new WAC chapter to replace obsolete DSHS background check requirements and process for all child care staff volunteers, and other[s] who may have unsupervised access to children in licensed care.

Contact Marge Johnson,

(360) 725-4683.

Filed 10/05/07

as WSR

07-21-011.

Filed 10/24/06 as WSR

06-22-020.

Proposal estimated by March 2008; public hearing April 2008. Adoption estimated by May 2008.
Hearings rules New 170-03 Adopting a new WAC chapter describing the process to appeal an adverse decision by DEL on a child care license or program, or an overpayment of child care subsidies.

Contact Laura Dallison,

(360) 725-4678.

Filed 10/05/07

as WSR

07-21-011.

Filed 10/24/06 as WSR

06-22-020.

Filed 12/5/07 as WSR

07-24-091;

public hearing January 8, 2008.

Adoption estimated in March 2008.

This agenda is prepared for information purposes, and dates of anticipated rule-making actions in this agenda are estimates only. Any errors in this agenda do not affect the actual DEL rules or DEL rule-making notices filed with the office of the code reviser and published in the Washington state register. There may be additional DEL rule making that cannot be forecasted as the department initiates rule proceedings to implement new state laws, to meet federal requirements, or to meet unforeseen circumstances. Emergency rules noted are those in effect at the time this agenda was filed with the code reviser. For more information about DEL rule making, please contact Andy Fernando, DEL Negotiated Rules Coordinator, (360) 725-4397, or by e-mail at andres.fernando@del.wa.gov.

CR-101 is a preproposal statement of inquiry notice under RCW 34.05.310.

CR-102 is a proposed rule-making notice under RCW 34.05.320 and 34.05.340.

CR-103 is a rule-making order filed under RCW 34.05.360 for permanent rules, or under RCW 34.05.350 for emergency rules.

CR-105 is an expedited rule-making notice under RCW 34.05.353.

WSR number is the official filing number assigned by the office of the code reviser for materials submitted for publication in the Washington state register.

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