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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations
Chapter 388-444 WAC

Rule changes will help reduce Basic Food payment errors and compliance with federal regulations is required to continue to receive federal funding.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-10-074
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-19-137
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
Earliest adoption date: October 27, 2010
WAC 388-530-8000

Reimbursement method--Estimated acquisition cost (EAC).
Wendy Boedigheimer
(360) 725-1306
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-15-037
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-19-133
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
Earliest adoption date: October 27, 2010
WAC 388-436-0015 and 0030

These amendments modify rules to clarify that TANF/SFA families who have their cash grant terminated may qualify for CEAP even when case closure hasn't occurred within the last six months.
Stephanie Nielsen
(360) 725-4699
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-16-149
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-19-132
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
Earliest adoption date: October 27, 2010
WAC 388-450-0185 and 0190

The amendments update Basic Food standards for federal fiscal year 2011 to comply with requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, SNAP Administrative Notice 10-33.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-08-009
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-19-131
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
Earliest adoption date: October 27, 2010
WAC 388-310-0200, 0400, 1300, 2100

The changes are proposed to reduce program costs in response to budget reductions and are necessary for the program to stay within budget.
Stephanie Nielsen
(360) 725-4699
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-16-147
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-19-130
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
Earliest adoption date: October 27, 2010
WAC 388-489-0010

How is my transitional food assistance benefit calculated?
Kimberly Chea
(360) 725-4653
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-06-061
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-19-128
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
Earliest adoption date: October 27, 2010
Chapter 388-492 WAC

The department is proposing amendments to make changes necessary to clarify when WASHCAP benefits can begin, update and clarify rules to current procedures and to reduce payment errors caused by failure to follow correct procedures.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-15-114
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-19-127
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
Earliest adoption date: October 27, 2010
WAC 388-310-0100, 0800, 1800

The proposed amendments are necessary for the program to contain costs and ensure the program's fiscal stability.
Stephanie Nielsen
(360) 725-4699
Preproposal notices filed as WSR 10-16-144 and 145
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-19-126
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
Earliest adoption date: October 27, 2010
Chapter 388-816 WAC

Certification requirements for problem and pathological gambling treatment program.
Deb Cummins
(360) 725-3716
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-08-079
Proposed rule filed as WSR 10-18-102
Hearing date: October 26, 2010
Earliest adoption date: October 27, 2010

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Rules Coordinator  
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit Phone: (360) 664-6097
PO Box 45850 TTY: (360) 664-6178
Olympia, WA 98504 FAX: (360) 664-6185