WSR 12-17-136



(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed August 21, 2012, 3:20 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: The community services division is proposing to amend WAC 388-310-0800 WorkFirst -- Support services and other related rules.

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

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department may propose amendments to WAC 388-310-0800 and other related rules to modify support services limits and clarify the support service options available for WorkFirst participants. The proposed amendments are necessary to adjust the maximum limits of certain services to meet WorkFirst participants' needs, and better to facilitate participation in WorkFirst activities.

     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 Kerry Judge-Kemp, Program Manager, Economic Services Administration, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4630, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail

August 21, 2012

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator