PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Public disclosure of department of early learning (DEL) records, and DEL organizational rules. Adopting a new chapter of TITLE 170 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.56.040 and 42.56.070.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To adopt new public disclosure rules and related rules as they pertain to DEL, describe DEL's organization (as required by RCW 42.56.040) and help give the public information about requesting DEL records.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: DEL will work closely with the office of the attorney general, as appropriate, in the development of this rule regarding records that may pertain to both agencies.
Process for Developing New Rule: DEL will circulate preliminary draft(s) of the rule for informal input from interested groups and individuals before filing a formal proposal. To get future rule notices and drafts, members of the public can join an e-mail or postal mail list by contacting the DEL rules coordinator at Rules@del.wa.gov, or by contacting the person noted below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. To request a copy, or for more information, please contact C. Brandon Chapman, Department of Early Learning, Communications Specialist, P.O. Box 40970, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-4385, firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 25, 2009
Elizabeth M. Hyde