WSR 09-19-124

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed September 22, 2009, 12:41 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The community services division is proposing to amend WAC 388-478-0030 and any other related WACs in order to apply a ratable reduction on the general assistance cash grant payment standard.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.08.090, 74.04.005, and 74.04.770.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The community services division will propose amendments to WAC 388-478-0030 Payment standards for GA-U and ADATSA, and any other related WACs, in order to help the department stay within budget appropriations. In addition, the community services division will propose amendments to clarify the rule language.

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 Melissa Mathson, Program Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4563, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail mathsmc@dshs.wa.gov.

September 22, 2009

Stephanie E. Vaughn

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office