WSR 19-21-077
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed October 14, 2019, 10:49 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-446-0015 What is an intentional program violation (IPV) and administrative disqualification hearing (ADH) for basic food?, 388-446-0020 What penalties will I receive if I break a food assistance rule on purpose?; and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.04.770, 74.08.090, 74.08.580, 74.12.260, 9.91.142; 7 C.F.R. § 271.2, 7 C.F.R. § 273.16.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendments to rule language are needed based on recent findings from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services and will support accurate administration of the basic food program.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department of social and health services (DSHS) welcomes the public to take part in developing 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 Carolyn Horlor, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 360-725-4610, fax 360-725-4904, email
October 14, 2019
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator