WSR 14-05-046
[Filed February 14, 2014, 8:43 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Title 170 WAC, including but not limited to, chapters 170-01, 170-03, 170-06, 170-12, 170-100, 170-290, 170-295, 170-296A, and 170-297 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 43.215 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department of early learning (DEL) seeks to update, streamline, and improve efficiencies across all programs it administers, and to implement legislation as required by the 2014 legislature.
The department may file more than one proposed rule (CR-102) under this notice and may if appropriate adopt emergency rules on a temporary basis. To the extent practicable, DEL will circulate draft materials for informal public input during the rule development process. Draft materials, if available, and proposed rules will be posted for review and comment on the DEL web site "Rules Comment Page" at
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: As appropriate, DEL will coordinate development of these rules with the state department of social and health services, the state department of health, Washington state patrol, the office of superintendent of public instruction, state department of education, state fire marshal’s office, and the United States Administration for Children and Families.
Process for Developing New Rule: To the extent practicable, DEL intends to seek public input during the rule drafting and development process. At a later date, DEL will file proposed rules (more than one proposed rule-making notice may be filed), hold a public hearing or hearings, and accept written comments before adopting permanent rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Individuals and organizations wishing to receive draft and proposed materials may join a DEL rules mailing list by contacting the DEL rules coordinator at, by fax (360) 586-0533, or by writing to the DEL Rules Coordinator, Department of Early Learning, P.O. Box 40970, Olympia, WA 98504-0970.
February 14, 2014
Matt Judge
Rules Coordinator