WSR 16-15-051
[Filed July 15, 2016, 10:49 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revising Title 170 WAC; revising chapter 170-297 WAC and possibly other WAC chapters deemed necessary.
Revising rules to comply with the revised definition of "agency."
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.215.070, chapter 43.215 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The 2016 legislature passed SB 6371 revising the definition of "agency" in RCW 43.215.010. Rule making is required for consistency between the passed legislation and agency rules and will ensure that, within the agency exemption, all rules reflect the modified definition of "schools" and any other necessary changes required by SB 6371.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: As appropriate, the department of early learning (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 the 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, fax (360) 725-4925, or by writing to the DEL Rules Coordinator, Department of Early Learning, P.O. Box 40970, Olympia, WA 98504-0970.
July 15, 2016
Saul Olivarez
Rules Coordinator