WSR 09-17-090

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HIGHER EDUCATION

COORDINATING BOARD

[ Filed August 17, 2009, 10:41 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Washington award for vocational excellence (WAVE).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.76.665 Washington award for vocational excellence -- Grants -- Definitions.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The higher education coordinating board (HECB) is charged in statute with the responsibility for establishing procedures, in WAC, to disburse the awards as direct grants to students so selected by the workforce training and education coordinating board (WTECB).

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The WTECB is charged with primary responsibility for the development and administration of the WAVE program as authorized by RCW 28C.04.530. As the primary administrator, the WTECB identifies a new cohort of recipients every year. The HECB is the fiscal agent charged with responsibility for making grant payments to recipients identified to the award by the WTECB after June 30, 1994. As the agency charged with establishing rules for payment of these awards, the HECB will write these rules in close consultation with the WTECB to ensure that program goals are met and applied consistently.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ann Voyles, Program Manager, Student Financial Assistance Division, Higher Education Coordinating Board, 917 Lakeridge Way, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430, (360) 753-7843, fax (360) 753-7808 or (360) 704-6243.

August 17, 2009

Julie Japhet

Assistant Director for

Student Financial Assistance

Washington State Code Reviser's Office