WSR 09-05-058

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed February 12, 2009, 2:58 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The community services division is proposing to amend WAC 388-436-0050 Determining financial need and benefit amount for consolidated emergency assistance program (CEAP).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule change is needed to add child transportation to the payment chart as allowed in WAC 388-436-0015 Consolidated emergency assistance program (CEAP).

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 Ian Horlor, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistant Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4634, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail Horloit@dshs.wa.gov.

February 12, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office