WSR 12-08-045

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

EARLY LEARNING

[ Filed March 30, 2012, 6:08 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 170-296A WAC, Minimum licensing requirements for family home child care standards, and related chapters and other subjects as appropriate.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.200, chapter 43.215 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department of early learning (DEL) is considering possible revisions based upon review of related statutes and agency regulations.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: As appropriate, DEL plans to coordinate rule making with or seek input on the draft rules from the following agencies: Washington state fire marshal, Washington state building code council, Washington state department of health, and other agencies as appropriate.

Process for Developing New Rule: As time permits and as appropriate DEL plans to circulate draft materials for input, including requirements in chapter 43.215 RCW. At a future date, DEL will file proposed rules (more than one proposed rule-making notice may be filed), schedule a public hearing or hearings, and accept written comments before adopting final rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Anyone interested in these rules may send comments or join a mailing list to receive notices, draft and proposed materials by contacting the DEL rules coordinator by e-mail at Rules@del.wa.gov, by fax to (360) 725-3482, or by mail to P.O. Box 40970, Olympia, WA 98504-0970.

March 30, 2012

Robert McLellan

Senior Assistant Director

(for the Rules Coordinator)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office