PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed November 3, 2020, 8:37 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-476-0005 Social Security number requirements; and other related rules as appropriate.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Planned amendments to WAC 388-476-0005 will align rule language with federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations regarding good cause for not providing a Social Security number.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, enforces the provisions of SNAP as enacted in the 2008 Food and Nutrition Act and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations. The department amends rules that are consistent with the act, federal regulations, and FNS administrative notices and formal guidance.
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 360-764-0676, fax 360-725-4904, email Carolyn.Horlor@dshs.wa.gov.
November 3, 2020
Katherine I. Vasquez